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  • Petrozavodsk and Kizhi Island: Private Sightseeing Tour

    1. Petrozavodsk and Kizhi Island: Private Sightseeing Tour

    Join an expert, private guide for a full-day tour of Petrozavodsk, the capital of the Republic of Karelia. Roam the beautiful city and admire its neoclassical architecture while learning about its past and present.  Next, hop on the "Comet" and cross Lake Onega to visit Kizhi Island, a site known since the 15th century for its churches, which are fine examples of northern wooden architecture. Journey to the pogost, a fenced area which includes two large wooden churches (the 22-dome Transfiguration Church and the 9-dome Intercession Church) and a bell-tower. According to local legend, the huge Transfiguration Church was built without a single nail.  The entire area forms part of an open-air museum, which gained UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1990. Often compared to St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow in appearance, the wooden domes, gables, and ingenious decorations were carefully des...

  • From St. Petersburg: Private Tour of Veliky Novgorod

    2. From St. Petersburg: Private Tour of Veliky Novgorod

    Take a day trip from St. Petersburg to Veliky Novgorod, the first capital of Russia in the 9th century. After enjoying the approximately 3-hour drive or train journey from St Petersburg (depending on the option you select), you'll meet your guide and set out to explore the city. You'll begin with a walking tour of the of Novgorod Detinets, the Novgorod Kremlin, and a visit St. Sophia's Cathedral, which was built in the 11th century. Next, you'll visit the Vitoslavlitsy Open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture with more than 20 original wooden buildings dating from the 16th through 19th century. Churches, chapels, and residential houses collected from around the Novgorod region were moved to this site in the 1960s and provide an in-depth look at the traditional architecture of the region. Finally you'll visit Yuriev Monastery and learn about it's nearly 1000 year history. At the end of y...

  • Kizhi: Full-Day Island Walking Tour

    3. Kizhi: Full-Day Island Walking Tour

    Spend the day exploring the island of Kizhi on this full-day guided walking tour. As an open-air museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the island offers numerous historic sights to see. Visit the Church of the Transfiguration and discover architectural masterpieces. Follow your local guide through Kizhi and see examples of northern wooden architecture. Spot characteristic wooden domes, gables, and ingenious decorations. Some of the architectural structures you’ll see were designed with specific purposes in mind, like keeping water off the walls. Discover the legends and secrets of this beautiful place as you become immersed in the old Russian style of living that’s characteristic to the area. Hear about the festivals and folklore performances that are organized on the island.

  • From St Petersburg: Full-Day Trip to Novgorod

    4. From St Petersburg: Full-Day Trip to Novgorod

    Discover the city of Veliky Novgorod, where the Russian state was declared in the 8th century. Meet your guide at your hotel in St Petersburg in the morning and begin the 2-hour journey to Velikiy Novgorod, during which you will hear lots of stories and historical information about the early Russian state.  Upon arrival in the city, visit Russia's oldest Kremlin. Admire the beauty of the  St. Sophia Cathedral and other UNESCO world heritage sights such as Yaroslav’s Courtyard and the Monument of the Millenium before breaking for lunch. After lunch, pay a visit to St. George Monastery before heading to your final destination, the Museum of Traditional Russian Wooden Architecture. Here, admire traditional chapels and churches form streets like those in old Russian villages. Get dropped off back at your hotel in St. Petersburg at the end of the day.

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What people are saying about Northwestern Federal District

Very interesting trip to a beautiful historic city with an excellent and friendly guide and a great driver. An absolute must!