As in the time of old, a tour itinerary leads across
the Kremlin to a pedestrian bridge that connects the St. Sophia Side of
the city to the Trade Side (Merchant Quarter). The origanal center of the
quarter was Yaroslav Court - it is know that public meetings were held
here. Walking tour of Yaroslav's Court and sightseeing from the outside
including the oldest building on its territory St. Nicholas Cathedral (1113
). Journey through the ancient Russian land continues sightseeing St. George's
Monastery ( 1119 ) - is one of Russia's oldest religions centers. The
monastery was built as a fortress - an outpost on the southern borders
of the city. The journey there takes about 15-20 minutes by vehicle. Visit
at the magnificent Cathedral of St. George which is one of the greatest
treasures of the Russian medieval architecture.
The next remarkable object sightseeing tour is the Open-air Museum of Wooden
Architecture "Vitoslavlitsy" which is located 5 minutes walk from St.
George's Monastery. The ancient wooden structures have been relocated here from
all over the Novgorod region. Here in the picturesque area of 30 hectares located
peasant houses, mills, church buildings. The most ancient monument of architecture
is the Church of the Nativity which more than 400 years. Here, after the
end of sightseeing Novgorod a lunch in a traditional Russian restaurant "Yurievskoe
Approximate duration - 12 hours
RUSSIAN VERSAILLES / FDT2
Travel to Peterhof
or capital of fountains, founded by Russian Tsar Peter the Great,
begins with a road running along the Southern coast of the Gulf of
Finland. Then visit to the Grand Palace and a walking tour by the Lower
Park with its unique fountain structures operating without pumping stations,
but on the principle of communicating vessels and
MAGNIFICENT St. PETERSBURG / HDT4
The tour lasts 5 hours (morning
or afternoon) and includes - sights of St. Petersburg /
Peter-and-Paul Fortress with a visit to
the Cathedral of St. Peter-and-St. Paul / Hermitage Museum / the
Kazan Cathedral and
the Cathedral of Our Savior on Spilled Blood.
St. Petersburg was founded
by Russian emperor Peter The Great on May, 27th, 1703 as the new capital
of Russia and its sea gate.
In the autumn of the same year the first trade ship arrived in the city, and
in 2009 it was already visited by 340 cruise ships from different countries.
Since then the number of cruise ships was growing every year.
Cruise ship passengers can currently visit Russia on visa-free
provided the stop in the port of call doesn't exceed 72 hours and tourists
stay overnight on board the cruise ship.
RUSSIAN TOURIST VISA - FREE FOR NIKA TOUR PARTICIPANTS
Russian tourist visa is not required for guests of any nationality participating in tours organized by NIKA TOUR.
All guests going ashore (even guests on shore excursions) must provide a photocopy of their passport details