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Russia European (Northern) / Novgorod Veliky (the Great)

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Route: - St. Petersburg - Novgorod Veliky (the Great)
Duration:Full Day
Difficulty:Light activity
Cost:297 USD
[ option 1 ]
no guide, 7 hrs
sedan vehicle
1-3 passengers
price per tour

353 USD
[ option 1 ]
no guide, 7 hrs
minivan vehicle
1-10 passengers
price per tour

337 USD
[ option 2 ]
no guide, 14 hrs
sedan vehicle
1-3 passengers
price per tour

435 USD
[ option 2 ]
no guide, 14 hrs
minivan vehicle
1-7 passengers
price per tour

195 USD
Book a guide
your language
per day~14 hrs

Museum of Wooden Architecture

Evening on Volhov River

  Novgorod Veliky Getaway

 Novgorod's Kremlin

If you are in St. Petersburg, make sure to visit ancient Novgorod Veliky city. The trip to Novgorod can be done in one day. It is a perfect getaway by all means. Along with countryside and rural Russia sightseeing, tourists are also awarded with the wealth of culture, history and architecture. Small town today, Novgorod Veliky laid the foundation for the Russian State in the 11th century. The city is located on Volkhov River about 300km south of St. Petersburg. It is believed that Novgorod was founded by Vikings.


  • Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) - opened daily
  • St. Sophia Cathedral - opened daily
  • Our Lady of the Sign Icon at St. Sophia Cathedral
  • St. George's (Yuriev) Monastery - opened daily
  • Antoniev Monastery - opened daily
  • Transfiguration Church - opened daily
  • Znamensky Cathedral - closed on Wednsdays
  • Museum of Wooden Architecture - opened daily
  • Museum of History and Arts - closed on Tuesdays
  • Golden Chamber - closed on Tuesdays


    Destinations: St. Petersburg - Novgorod Veliky (300km~186mi)

    [Option 1] - pickup/drop off transfer, 7 hours
    Book a transfer to/from Novgorod Veliky if you are planning to spend few nights in Novgorod. There is no need to keep the car and pay for the whole entire day. The transfer particularly comes handy when Novgorod is just a medium stop, and your next trip is going to be a train to Moscow for example. Local drivers require 7 hours for a round trip transfer plus time for a pickup from your hotel/airport/train. Please note that this option does not include car/driver time for sightseeing stops.

    [Option 2] - driving day trip, 14 hours
    Day tour to Novgorod is very popular. The drive to / from Novgorod is ~ 3.5 hours (one way). In Novgorod, you will have ~6-7 hours for sightseeing and lunch. We recommend to visit: Novgorod's Kremlin, St. Sophia Cathedral, Yaroslav's Court Yard, St. George (Yuriev) Monastery, and the Museum of wooden architecture. For museum/site admission, you can either pay at the gate or pre-book in advance with Sokol Tours. The drive back to St. Petersburg takes ~3.5 hours. Due to heavy traffic in/around St. Petersburg, plan on late arrival. NOTE that your car/driver are booked for 12 hours. If you decide to extend your stay in Novgorod (over 5 hours), please check with the driver/or guide. Extra fees might apply. To get the most out of your tour, we recommend to book a personal guide (optional - see prices).


  • Private vehicle with personal driver (see options);
  • Bilingual personal guide (optional - see prices);
  • Food and Board for driver/guide;

    Not included:

  • Accommodations;
  • Meals/Snacks/Drinks;
  • Entrance Tickets to Museums/Sites;
  • Travel/Health Insurance;

    Special tour-related note:

  • In the summer, bring rain, sun & mosquito protection gear.
  • Bring light snacks, sandwiches & water;

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    Dostoevsky's Petersburg
    Golden Ring of Russia Getaway
    Hermitage highlights
    Royal Estate - Catherine's Palace
    Royal Estate - Peterhof Palace
    The Czar of Russian Poetry
    Welcome to St. Petersburg - day tours

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