Pearls of the Novgorod region. May weekend

To walk through modern and medieval Novgorod and see the most ancient exhibits, to hear what the Novgorod assembly was talking about, and to learn the traditions of the Russian village — that's what you can say about this trip.

And you will also visit the imperial resort city of Staraya Russa.

Location

Veliky Novgorod
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 28 – 30 Apr, 2025
    • 29 Apr – 1 May, 2025
    • 9 – 11 May, 2025
    • 10 – 12 May, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 40 people
Minimum age
5 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

We will see the princely court and the old village
We will visit Yaroslav's Courtyard, hear what the Veche was talking about and how the life of the peasants was built
Let's get acquainted with medieval art
We will see masterpieces of world importance, the most interesting exhibits and antiquities
Staraya Russa
Salt City on the Great Waterway, admire its unique architecture and hear the legends and legends

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - The Kremlin complex. Yaroslav's Courtyard. Vitoslavlitsy

    Arrival in Novgorod (we meet the train from Moscow and St. Petersburg).

    Meeting with the guide at the railway station at the main entrance from the platform.

    Guaranteed hotel accommodation at 14.00. 

    Morning check-in if possible. You can leave your belongings free of charge in the luggage room of the hotel.

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    The interactive program "The Great Guest".

    In the glorious city of Veliky Novgorod, guests are welcome. And every guest is an honor for the host. Fun is fun, but Agafyushka is a witch doctor or a merchant's daughter Ulyanka, ready to meet and treat, and greet every dear guest., yes, they will play a little with the guests (treats gingerbread, honey, sweets).

    A tour of the Kremlin complex "Walls and Towers of the Ancient Detinets" in 1044. Yaroslav the Wise laid the walls and towers of the Ancient Kremlin, a Veche took place here, the election of the Mayor, the chronicle was conducted - Likhudov building; St. Sophia Cathedral (XI century.) - an outstanding monument of ancient Russian architecture; St. Sophia Belfry of the XYI century. and a unique collection of ancient bells of the Great Novgorod (XVI – XVII centuries); the monument "The Millennium of Russia" - the encyclopedia of the Russian state, imprinted in bronze – is a chronicle of the thousand-year history of the Russian state.

    Free time for souvenirs.

    Country tour: We invite you to an exciting and informative excursion "To the origins of Russia!".

    We will visit an amazing place - Yaroslav's Courtyard, where you will hear what the Novgorod assembly was noisy about, why there are so many temples on the territory of the auction and where the princely court of the famous Russian Prince Yaroslav the Wise was located. The acquaintance with the history of the ancient city will continue in the picturesque southern surroundings, where the men's monastery, one of the oldest in Russia – St. George Monastery, is hidden from the outside eye. The monastery is located at the source of the Volkhov River, flowing from the legendary Lake Ilmen

    And the route will end with a walk through the Novgorod village in the Museum of Wooden Architecture "Vitoslavlitsy".  You will touch the traditions of the Russian village and learn a lot of interesting things: how huts were built without a single nail, get acquainted with the life of the Novgorod peasants. The fabulous beauty of the interiors will not leave anyone indifferent! 

    (Attention! It is possible to replace it with the Hutynsky Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery).

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  • Day 2 - Excursion to the residence of the Novgorod lords. The Faceted Chamber. Visit to the exposition of the Russian Icon Museum
  • Day 3 - Staraya Russa. Completion of the program
Difficulty
For any person
Tour organizer's comments

You will have walking tours and sightseeing trips.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • 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.:

HotelRoom category

Place in

2-bed room

Place in

1-bed room

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"Bianchi" 4*

The buffet 

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Beresta Park Hotel 4*

(swimming pool + sauna) 
 The buffet

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Volkhov 4*

The buffet

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Improved213502430013508

Sadko 3*

The buffet

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Intourist 3*

The buffet

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«Welcome inn» 3*
 The buffet
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For any accommodation option, the discount for a child under 14 years old is 400 rubles.

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 th 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 — 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: A cozy homely atmosphere has been created for guests in the restaurant of the Sadko Hotel. 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, 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 away, 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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Beresta Park Hotel 4*

Beresta Park Hotel is located in Veliky Novgorod, 2 km from the center.

All conditions for a comfortable stay are created here — there is a refrigerator, TV, hairdryer, iron, safe, heating, terrace, mini-bar.

The hotel has a restaurant, a bar, a sauna, and a conference room. And you'll probably want to relax by the pool — it's here too. And indoor. Each guest will have Internet access, you can upload photos, send a file or call your family by video.

If you have a car, you can leave it in the parking lot. If you get there on your own, use the transfer service.

At your service: dry cleaning, laundry, room service, luggage storage, express check-in/check-out.

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Bianchi 4*

The Bianchi Hotel is located in Veliky Novgorod. It offers parking and free Wi-Fi.

The hotel can accommodate from one to four people. The rooms have all the necessary furniture, bed linen, towels. The bathroom has toiletries and cosmetics. Dry cleaning and laundry services are available for an additional fee. The room is cleaned daily.

There is a coffee shop and a bar on site. Breakfast can be ordered in the room.

Public transport stops, chain stores, and some local attractions are within walking distance. Cafes and restaurants are 100 m away. The river is 200 meters away. The distance to the railway station is 4 km.

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Tour conditions

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

Included in price

  • accommodation in a hotel of the selected category, meals;
  • 3 breakfasts;
  • excursion 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;
  • package dinners - to pay for when buying a tour, package lunches - on-site payment is possible;
  • visit to the interactive museum "Manor of the medieval Rushanin" (for an additional fee of 300 rubles);
  • 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.

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