St. Petersburg and Veliky Novgorod 7 days in the winter

This combined tour will let you see different aspects of Russia. You will experience our most European city, the gorgeous St. Petersburg with its splendid palaces, stately cathedrals and dynamic rhythm of life. In addition to that, there is Veliky Novgorod, a place where you will immerse in an absolutely different atmosphere, catch a glimpse of Ancient Rus, medieval churches, lovely streets and wooden chapels. The advantages of this trip in the winter are that you will visit landmarks and palaces without scores of people, enjoy views of snowy streets and the ice-glazed Neva River.

Day 1

Transfer. Accommodation: homestay with a local, in a hotel or in an apartment.

Day 2

Unusual walking tour, during this walk your guide will teach you to read Russian. You’ll get to know the basics of the Russian language whilst also having a chance to explore the most important sights of the city such as Nevsky Prospect.

  • The Nevsky Prospect
  • The Church of the Savior on Blood
  • Kazan Cathedral
  • The Winter Palace - the Hermitage
  • St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral
  • The Admiralty

You will visit the local market at the center of the city. This kind of place will help you to understand Russian culture and traditions.

Day 3

St. Petersburg Metro tour, one of the most attractive and deepest metros in the world.

Our guide will introduce you to the Hermitage, one of the largest museums in the world.

Day 4

You will go to Pavlovsk, 30 km from St. Petersburg.

Pavlovsk is full of romantic landscapes and Russian summerhouses (datcha). The town developed around the Pavlovsk Palace (XIX c.), a major residence of the Russian imperial family. You will also see the park with numerous temples, colonnades, bridges and statues. The Park covers over 600 hectares.

Day 5

Departure from St. Petersburg to V. Novgorod. A guided city tour including a visit to the ‘Vitoslavlitsi’, the museum of wooden architecture and The St. George's (Yuriev) Monastery

Checking into the hotel.

A guided tour of the Novgorod Kremlin. You will see:

  • The Cathedral of St. Sophia, the first Russian stone construction
  • The monument to the thousand years of Russia
  • The State Novgorod Museum-Reservation and a few of remarkable churches
Day 6

You will visit the Varlaamo-Khutynsk Convent, located within 11 kilometers from the city in a picturesque place. Surrounded by nature’s beauty, the convent ensemble is a gorgeous monument of architecture of 16th century.

The dinner

You will visit the displays of iconography. You will admire the masterpieces of different centuries such as the two meters high icon of St. Peter and Paul of 11th century.

You will visit the palace that has been storing the arts and crafts collection of 11-19th centuries. Many historic events took place in the palace, there were many noble guests and ambassadors.

Day 7

06:20 Departure to Saint Petersburg by train.

09:50 Arrival in Saint Petersburg.

You will have some spare time.

We will provide airport transfer service.

Price per person from:

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Appartamento in affitto

All our stays are individual and tailor-made, you are free to modify them. The price of the program will vary depending on the changes you make to it.

* The quotes indicated below are relevant in the winter period from mid-September to the end of April, except for the New Year holidays (December, 25 – January, 10).

The price includes:

  • Tourist voucher
  • Transfer service
  • Train tickets: St. Petersburg - Veliky Novgorod- St. Petersburg
  • Accommodation
  • Tickets to museums/tours
  • English speaking experienced guide
  • Breakfasts (exception is the apartment accommodation)
  • Customer support team

The price does not include:

  • International flights
  • Processing fee
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers and tours, which are not specified in the program


Dinner in the Russian house with a guide

Would you like to feel like Russian? The best way is to be invited to the friendly dinner. Take part in a small ritual of Russian art of hospitality and take the opportunity to taste local delicacies. You will be invited together with you guide, and you will have a chance to get interesting experience and meet local Russians.

  • 1 person: 130 €
  • 2 people: 170 €
  • 4 people: 254 €
  • 6 people: 301€
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