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3 days in Veliky Novgorod
Address:
Veliky Novgorod

Telephone:
+7 905 290 86 86

WWW:
http://visitnovgorod.ru

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круглосуточно/ 24-hours

Entrance Fee:
бесплатно/ free

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In every country there is a city that occupies a special place in its history and you would not learn about the country’s history unless you visit this city. In Russia, it is the city of Veliky Novgorod, a spiritual symbol of our country with its own history that is so closely and inseparably linked with Russian history.

In the Novgorod Land, like nowhere else, you have a truly unique opportunity to experience the history of the Russian nation and feel the breadth of the Russian soul ‒ thanks to the outstanding monuments, included into the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites, a great number of holy relics and memorable places, inseparably connected with lives of many eminent Russian geniuses.

The 3 days programme will be your indispensable guide in rich history and immense cultural heritage of Veliky Novgorod, one of the most beautiful cities in Russia.

We are certain that your visit to the Birthplace of Russia will be an unforgettable experience for you and you'll be sure to come to our city once again!

Day one

What? Where?

When?

How much?
(price per person)

Why?

Buffet Breakfast

Hotels

Daily from 7 a.m.

400 roubles

If you arrive in Veliky Novgorod on the train № 042 from Moscow you can have a tasty breakfast in one of the hotels in the center of Veliky Novgorod: Volkhov Hotel, Inturist Hotel, Park Inn Hotel and Sadko Hotel.

Morning Church Service

Churches of Veliky Novgorod

Daily from 9 a.m.

Free

Daily service takes place in the St. Sophia Cathedral, Pokrovsky Cathedral of the Zverin Monastery, Сhurch of St. Philip the Apostle and St. Nicolas the Wonderworker and Church of St. Theodore Stratilates on Schirkova Street.

Monument to the Millenium of Russia

Kremlin

Daily 6 a.m. – 12 a.m

Entrance is free, guided tours on request

The only monument in the world which doesn’t tell you a story of one man of event, but of the whole millennium in the history of the state. 

Saint Sophia Cathedral

Kremlin

Daily 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Free

The most ancient orthodox temple in Russia where you can see the wonder-making icon of Our Lady of the Sign and the fresco Constantine and Elena.

The Saint Sophia Bell Tower

Kremlin

During the warm season, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

150 roubles

The most ancient of the bell towers that is left keeps a unique collection of the Novgorod bells, and its sightseeing platform provides visitors with the magnificent view to the city. 

The Battle Course

Kremlin

During the warm season; Mon – Thu: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri – Sun: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

150 roubles

The route of the city’s guardians. You can enjoy the picturesque view of Novgorod and the river Volkhov from the Kremlin walls.

The Victory Monument

Bank of the Volkhov river

Daily

Free

Erected on the “Catherine’s hill” in remembrance of the victory of the Soviet Union over the fascist invaders. The 70th anniversary of this victory is celebrated in 2015. 

Hanseatic Fountain

Yaroslav’s Courtyard

During the warm season

Free

According to the legend, for every rouble thrown in the fountain, the waters of the Volkhov river will bring back 1000 roubles. 

St. Nicholas Cathedral

Yaroslav’s Courtyard

11 a.m. – noon, 1 p.m.– 6 p.m.

150 roubles

One of the most ancient temples of Veliky Novgorod. The unique multimedia exhibition The Great Market and the Prince’s Court with the 360° panoramic view is opened here.    

Merchant’s Dinner in the Berg’s House Restaurant

24 Bolshaya Moskovskaya Str.

Daily 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Soups from 250 roubles, hot dishes from 480 roubles

Boyarskiy Borscht, home-made pickles, hot pies, Hansa salmon, Russian honey drink, bread and honey drink… 
Church of the Transfiguration of Our Savior on Ilyina Street

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

150 roubles

Fresco art of Theophanes the Greek, the eminent Byzantine artist: Christ Pantocrator, Trinity. 

St. Varlaam Convent of the Transfiguration of Our Savior in the village of Khoutyn

Khoutyn Village

7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Free

In the Cathedral of the Transfiguration you will see the miracle-working hallows of Varlaam of Khoutyn. In the chantry of Apostle John the Theologian you will find the remains of a prominent Russian poet and political figure Gavriil Derzhavin.   

Dinner in the Derzhavny Café Bar

5/2 Gazon Str.

Noon – 11 p.m.

Hot dishes from 300 roubles, desserts from 150 roubles

A cosy café in the very center of the city, traditional Russian cuisine. The main hall represents pictures from life of the Novgorod people in ancient times – emblems of princedoms, old weapons and images of important historical events on the walls. 


Day two

What? Where?

When?

How much?
(price per person)

Why?

Buying souvenirs from Veliky Novgorod

5 Sennaya Square

9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Ginger Bread and honey (140 roubles and more), mittens (140 roubles and more). 

Handmade gingerbreads “Veliky Novgorod”, Novgorod bio-honey, warm mittens, gloves and scarves, Valdai bells, Novgorod bread drinks, fruit-drinks, juices, mineral water, lemonades.  

Panoramic view on lake Ilmen

Yuryevskoe Avenue

In the light time of the day

Free

On the way to the Museum "Vitoslavlitsy», you can enjoy one of the most impressive views on the unique natural landscapes of the Slovenian sea – lake Ilmen. 

Peryn Hill

Yuryevskoe Avenue

Daily 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Free

Before adopting Christianity there was a temple of a pagan god Peryn.

St. George Monastery

Yuryevskoe Avenue

Daily  8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Free

According to the legend the belfry of the Novgorod oldest monastery upon the project of a famous architect Carlo Rossi was planned to be higher than the belfry of Ivan the Great in Moscow, but Emperor Nicholas I personally crossed out one tier from the project. 

Open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture Vitoslavlitsy

Yuryevskoe Avenue

Daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., 10 a.m. – 8 a.m. in summer

200 roubles

In 2014 Museum of Wooden Architecture "Vitoslavlitsy" celebrated its 50 anniversary. The church of the Nativity of our Lady impresses not only with its splendid architecture but also with its age. It was erected in 1530-s.

Museum of Iron in Vitoslavlitsy

Yuryevskoe Avenue, near the museum “Vitoslavlitsy”

Daily 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

50 roubles

A unique collection of irons consists of 250 exhibits (18-20 centuries) from Russia, Germany, France, Italy, USA, Thailand, England, Czech Republic, Spain, Poland and Scandinavia.

Porcelain Museum

3 Desyatinny monastery

10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m

Guided tours – 170 roubles, master class - 250 roubles

The most modern museum of the city. The glorious historical past of Kyznetsovsky porcelain and the trademark of Novgorod masters - the cobalt dinnerware. Master classes are held in the museum.

Aleksandr Varentsov’s workshop-museum of realistic painting

22 Kaberova-Vlasevskaya Str., office 19

Noon – 8 p.m

Master class – from 600 roubles 

The art world where you can observe the creation of a painting, talk to artists, enjoy the art collection of the museum and even try hand in painting yourself. 

Dinner in the restaurant Galereya

2 Studencheskaya Str. 

Daily  noon – 12 p.m.

Soups from 250 roubles, hot dishes from 450 roubles

A premium class restaurant in Veliky Novgorod. At your disposal three separate halls different in interiors and inside atmosphere. The dishes suit any taste: soups, rolls, starters and hot appetizers, paste, fish and meat, various desserts.


Day three

What? Where?

When?

How much?
(price per person)

Why?

Exhibitions in the Historical Museum

Kremlin

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

200 roubles

Ancient birch papers which belonged to Onfim the Boy, Peter and Paul icon of the 12th century, Nikola Lipnyi of 1294, The Novgorodians and the People of Suzdal Battle of 1460, Byzantine pyxes from the first half of the 11th century.  

Ship tours

The Kremlin Queue

During the warm season, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

400 roubles

Unique landscapes of the lake Ilmen region, a guided tour (in Russian) to the Rurik’s Fort, an opportunity to take the best shots of the city and to have a good time.

Lunch in Caffe Perfetto

13 Pskovskaya Str.

Daily 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Soup from 99 roubles,
hot dishes from 159 roubles

“Vivacity, business, romance” is a motto of the modern coffeehouse Caffe Perfetto. Excellent coffee, high-quality service, pleasant atmosphere, pizza, rich menu and desserts.

Church of St. Simeon the God-Receiver At Zverin Convent

20 Bredova-Zverinaya str.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

150 roubles

The arches, pillars, and walls of the church are covered with small paintings of saints united in a church calendar according to which one can pray for all the people died of plague

Cathedral of the Nativity of our Lady in St. Anthony Monastery

Antonovo

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

150 roubles

On the altar wall of the Cathedral of the Nativity of our Lady fragments of the original 12th century frescoes have been preserved. The only institution for restoration of monumental painting in Russia is located in the territory of the St. Anthony Monastery.

Modern monuments of Veliky Novgorod

Around the city  

Any time

Free

 

Take a walk along the streets of Veliky Novgorod and you will meet Peter the Great, enjoy the music at the monument to Sergei Rakhmaninov and get acquainted with the “Tired tourist”.

34 modern monuments enrich the streets of our city. And they multiply every year! Make sure to download the city guide here

Kazinaki-City Children Entertainment Center

2 Studencheskaya Str.

10 a.m. – 9 p.m

Free entrance

We invite children and their parents to have a fascinating journey to the city of the children dream!

The Hall of Military Glory

11/62 Chudintseva Str.

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

70 roubles

Wax figures of warriors from 4 eras – Novgorod warrior, Archer, Company Officer, Commander of the Workers and Peasants Red Army. Findings from the battlefields of the Second Attack Army. 

Dinner in Nice People Restaurant

1/1 Meretskogo-Volosova Str.

Noon – 12 a.m.

Soup from 220 roubles, hot dishes from 250 roubles

A pleasant restaurant in the heart of the city. It offers you cozy rooms, stylish bar and exquisite European menu.

Traditional Novgorodian Drinks by Alkon

2, Germana Str.

10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

 250 roubles and more

In the factory store you will find the wide range of drinks produced by Alkon, the Novgorod company with 115 year old historyDo you want to find out more about sightseeing and unique places in Veliky Novgorod? Visit us in the Red Izba Tourist Information center (5 Sennaya Square), dial +7 905 290 86 86 and explore our website – visitnovgorod.ru.

Do you want to find out more about sightseeing and unique places in Veliky Novgorod? Visit us in the Red Izba Tourist Information center (5 Sennaya Square), dial +7 905 290 86 86 and explore our website – visitnovgorod.com. 

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