From Russia to Russia. A 3-day tour for schoolchildren

Are you ready to embark on an exciting and informative journey through the Novgorod region? And also take a walk around the princely court, listen to what the Novgorod assembly once roared about, see the Ancient Kremlin and St. Sophia Cathedral, touch the traditions of the Russian village, get acquainted with the life of the Novgorod peasants and learn how huts were built without a single nail. And also to visit one of the oldest cities in Russia – Staraya Russa.

Don't miss the opportunity to spend an unforgettable time with friends and learn more about the amazing Novgorod region.

Arrivals are possible on any day from March 1 to May 31, 2024, except for public holidays. A group of 10 people + 1 escort (free of charge).

Location

Veliky Novgorod
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 31 May – 2 Jun
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Accommodation
  • or
    Hotel, Guest House
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 40 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Veliky Novgorod
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

The quest "Secrets and riddles of the Kremlin"
Let's take a walk through the courtyard where Yaroslav the Wise lived, St. George's Monastery, the Kremlin complex and go in search of "treasures"
Master class "Novgorod souvenir"
A souvenir made with your own hands can be a wonderful gift for your friends and family!
Let's touch the traditions of the Russian village
We will find out how huts were built without nails and how the life of the Novgorod peasants was built

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival. Excursion: sightseeing tour "The past and present of Novgorod". Country tour: "To the source of the gray Volkhov". Theatrical excursion program "Chronicles of the ancient city with the Novgorod posadnik"

    The group arrives by train. 

    Meeting at the railway station with a sign on the platform or at the main entrance from the platform. 

    Check-in at the hostel/hotel.

    Breakfast. 

    Excursion: sightseeing "The past and present of Novgorod" – the commercial and Sofia side of the city. Yaroslav's Courtyard and ancient Torg – a complex of the most valuable architectural monuments of the XII-XVIII centuries, the "White Arcade of Gostiny Dvor".

    Country tour: "To the source of the gray Volkhov". St. George Monastery of the XI century, located in a picturesque place on the banks of the Volkhov River. 

    The World of the Russian Village is the ethnographic museum of Vitoslavlitsy of the XVI – XIX centuries. – the splendor of the buildings of the architects of the Middle Ages. There are unique authentic wooden buildings – churches, huts, outbuildings.

    Lunch at a cafe or restaurant in the city (complex). 

    Theatrical excursion program "Chronicles of the ancient city with the Novgorod posadnik" (posadnitsa), animated tour of the old city with the Novgorod posadnik (posadnitsa) in historical costume: you will visit the Ancient Torg, the Kremlin, inspect the monument of the Millennium of Russia, learn many legends and tales about the city of Novgorod, about the Kremlin, St. Sophia, about the Novgorod squad.

    Master class "Novgorod souvenir".

    A souvenir made with your own hands can be a wonderful gift for your friends and family!

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  • Day 2 - Interactive quest program "Secrets and riddles of the Kremlin". Excursion to the Museum of Writing
  • Day 3 - Staraya Russa
Difficulty
For any person
Tour organizer's comments

Sightseeing bus trips and walking tours are waiting for you.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • or
    Hotel, Guest House
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale

The tour provides accommodation in a hotel of your choice in Veliky Novgorod.

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the accommodation, RUB.:

The hotel /

number of people

3 days/2 nights

Dinner Package

(3 dinners)

Additional payment for SGL
 per day (RUB/day)
Additional payment for
 R.check-in/P.exit
10 people. + 1 maintainer (free of charge)

15 people .

+1 (used)

20 people.

+ 2 (used)

30 people .

+ 3 (used)

40 people .

+ 4 (used)

Hostel (from 13.01 to 30.04.2024) breakfast complex1155394629751853079201350-350 rubles/person
Hostel (from 11.05 to 06.01.2024) breakfast complex122131010210411919085801350-500 rubles/person
Gost. Sadko ***/Intourist*** 2x, 3-bed accommodation, buffet breakfast129731074211071985092401500450 rubles/person650 rubles/person
Guest. "AMAKS hotel Russia" *** 2x,3-bed accommodation, buffet breakfast1297310742110719850924015001500 rubles/person750 rubles/person
Guest. "Welcome Inn" *** 2x, 3-bed accommodation, buffet breakfast1308310849111819960935015001000 rubles/person500 rubles/person
Gost. Volkhov **** 2x, 3-bed accommodation (from 10.01 to 06.03.2024), buffet breakfast14018117561211610895102851500950 rubles/person1025 rubles/person

Additional payment for an excursion program for an adult in a group of schoolchildren:  1,330 rubles/person.

Additional payment for the excursion program for a student over 14 years old as part of a group of schoolchildren:  470 rubles/person.

Surcharge for an adult (NOT accompanying) as part of a group of schoolchildren at the Welcome Inn hotel: 1100 RUB/person

Check-out time at the hotel is 12.00 (accommodation until 12.00 if possible at the hotel).

Volkhov Hotel or Sadko Hotel or 2 nights
Volkhov Hotel

The Volkhov Hotel is the oldest operating hotel in Veliky Novgorod. The housewarming party in the historical center of the city on Predtechenskaya Street took place back in 1959, on August 8 and was timed to coincide with the celebrations dedicated to the 1,100-year anniversary of the ancient Russian city.

Initially, the hotel had 108 rooms, its main decoration was a marble staircase.
The complete reconstruction of the building, carried out in 1998-1999, turned the hotel into a modern, comfortable hotel that meets all standards. Moreover, without violating the original architectural plan, while preserving all the positive features of a good-quality building.

In 2013-2014, a large-scale renovation of the halls and rooms was carried out, and the hotel was transformed again. The hotel's room stock and appearance are updated every year.

For business people, the hotel provides technically equipped conference rooms and a meeting room, for tourists - a travel agency and a souvenir shop. And for everyone there are cozy rooms and a lobby bar with fresh press, a European—level restaurant and a library.

The Volkhov Hotel is located in the very center of the city, a two-minute walk from the Kremlin.

Modern technical equipment, service, proximity to the center of urban business life and convenient transport links create comfortable conditions for guests, both for active work and for recreation.

At your service:

  • 123 cozy rooms;
  • Free Wi-Fi;
  • Marusya Restaurant;
  • lobby bar;
  • two conference rooms with 50 seats;
  • parking lot;
  • billiard;
  • organization of sightseeing and transport services, tours, master classes;
  • laundry service;
  • safe deposit box (at the reception), luggage storage.
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Sadko Hotel

The best hotel of its class in Veliky Novgorod. The hotel is named after the hero of Russian epics. The Sadko Hotel complex is located in the historical part of Veliky Novgorod near the city center – the Kremlin.

Monuments of medieval architecture, unique museum collections, preserved picturesque landscape, convenient geographical location create excellent conditions for productive work and good rest at the Sadko hotel. 

The hotel was renovated in 2006 and is currently undergoing partial renovation of rooms (20203). 
Number of rooms: 171 rooms – consists of 77 single rooms (this is the largest hotel of its class in terms of single rooms in the city), 75 double rooms, 5 junior suites and 14 suites.

The rooms are equipped with a TV and a telephone, a bath/ shower, a toilet, a necessary set of furniture: a bed, a desk, a chair, a bedside table, a lounge chair (in all except double rooms), a mirror, a wardrobe. A city telephone directory is provided free of charge, and a hairdryer and iron are provided upon request.

We are glad to inform you that all rooms of the hotel are provided with WI-FI access to Restaurants and bars: The restaurant of the Sadko Hotel has a cozy homely atmosphere for guests. Friendly staff, legendary richness of the Russian table, healthy products and reasonable prices are waiting for you. 

The menu will delight guests with an abundance and variety of dishes, half of which are branded. Express cafe (winter and summer version) It offers: On the ground floor there is a conference hall with 50 seats, a souvenir kiosk, a hairdresser. Foreign languages of service: English, German.

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Intourist Hotel

Intourist is a convenient hotel for tourists and business people in the center of Veliky Novgorod.

The Novgorod Kremlin, St. Sophia Cathedral, regional and city administrations, important sports facilities of the city, concert venues, and a drama theater are within walking distance from the hotel.

The Intourist Hotel offers its guests 118 comfortable rooms of various categories and prices. There are rooms for people with reduced mobility.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, including in the rooms.

Additional services: restaurant services, conference room, business center services.
Round-the-clock security, video surveillance in public areas, safes and luggage storage are the key to the safety of your stay at the Intourist Hotel.

There is no smoking in the rooms of the Intourist Hotel.

Check-out time at the hotel is 12.00, check-in time is 14:00. If there are available rooms, it is possible to check in before the check-in time without additional payment

We accept cash / non-cash rubles, Visa, MasterCard, Maestro bank cards.

Intourist – reliability, quality, affordable prices!

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Welcome inn 3*

The comfortable Welcome inn hotel is located in Veliky Novgorod, near the interchange of public transport and the main streets of the city.

Guests can stay in spacious and bright rooms, each of which is decorated in a pleasant color scheme and includes comfortable wooden furniture, modern appliances and wireless Wi-Fi access. The rooms have private bathrooms.

Everyone can have a tasty and satisfying snack in cafes, restaurants or bars that are located within walking distance from the hotel itself.

The nearest airport is Pulkovo Airport, 153 km from the property, and the train station is 2.6 km away. The main attractions of the city, cultural centers and shopping and entertainment complexes are located within a 15-minute walk from the building.

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Amaks Hotel Russia

The Amaks Russia Hotel is located on the coast of the Volkhov River in Veliky Novgorod. This is a three-storey building, which has a fairly convenient location. Among the services provided to guests are the following: free Wi-Fi, which is available throughout the territory, a parking area for cars, luggage storage, cooler, laundry, ironing service, shuttle service, wake-up service and a safe. In addition, registration of foreign citizens is possible here. There is also a small library where various volumes of works by great writers are collected. Those who wish can pre-book a city tour.

On the ground floor there is a wonderful restaurant, designed for 250 seats, from the windows of which there is a beautiful view. It serves delicious a la carte dishes and a variety of drinks. 

Due to its convenient location, the main infrastructure facilities can be reached in a short period of time. A five-minute walk from the Amaks Rossiya Hotel is the Novgorod Kremlin and the beach area. The train station is just a 10-minute drive away. In addition, the picturesque Ilmen Lake is 5 km away, where you can take a walk in the fresh air. In the immediate vicinity you can see the Travel Palace, the church of Praskeva-Friday at the Auction, as well as Yaroslav's Courtyard — which is an architectural monument of the X-XI centuries.

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The hostel

Tour conditions

Group
up to 40 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at
Veliky Novgorod

Included in price

  • accommodation in a hotel of the selected category;
  • meals (breakfast + lunch);
  • tour service;
  • transport support according to the tour program;
  • group meeting and departure at the railway station;
  • guide services.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Veliky Novgorod and back;
  • dinners (to be paid for when buying a tour);
  • additional excursions (the cost must be specified with the guide):

It's important to know

Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?

Air and railway tickets are not included in the price of the tour. You can purchase them yourself or contact us for help.

Is insurance included in the price of the tour?
Are there any possible changes in the program?
Cancellation of booking

Dates and Prices

  • Individual dates available on request
    1 Mar – 31 May
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    31 May – 2 Jun 3 days 2 nights
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