The highlights of the North West

St.Petersburg /Novgorod / Petrozavodsk / St.Petersburg) 

8 Days / 7 Nights

The tour combines the three most interesting regions of the Russian North-West: St.Petersburg – the Northern capital of Russia, the most beautiful and one of the most cosmopolitan and vibrant of her cities, Novgorod – the ancient capital of Novgorod Republic, the cradle of the Russian democracy and statehood, one of the leading cultural and economical centres of Medeival Russia and Karelia – in the past frontier land of Russia, country of freemen, fugitives and spiritual soul seekers, nowadays a wild nature paradise, place as well as active sports attraction. The marvel of the royal palaces of St.Petersburg, reach ancient cultural traditions of Novgorod and austere beauty of Karelian wooden churches in their symbiosis with the surrounding nature, all make this trip diverse and unforgettable.

The program of the tour:


Arrival to Saint Petersburg. Transfer to the hotel. Check in. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 2

Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of the city. Visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress. Lunch at a city restaurant followed by a stroll along the Nevsky prospect, the main thoroughfare of the city. Dinner.


Day 3

Breakfast. Tour of the world famous Hermitage museum. Lunch at a city restaurant. Tour of St.Isaac’s Cathedral. Dinner.


Day 4

Breakfast. Leaving the hotel by bus for Novgorod. Sightseeing tour of the city including visits to the Kremlin and St.Sophia’s Cathedral. Lunch.Tours of the Yuriev Monastery and museum of wooden architecture. Return to St. Petersburg. Dinner at the hotel.


Day 5

Breakfast. Trip to Pushkin, for the tour of the Catherine’s Palace. Home to the famous Amber Room, the palace and surrounding park are among the best masterpieces of the Russian landscape design and architecture. Lunch. Proceed to Pavlovsk for the tour of the Emperor Paul’s Palace. Return to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel.


Day 6

Breakfast. Trip to Petrodvorets for the tour of the marvellous Grand Palace and the Lower park with fountains. Return to St.Petersburg. Lunch in a city restaurant. Tour of the Alexander Nevsky Monastery. Dinner. Transfer to the railway station. Departure by the overnight train to Petrozavodsk.


Day 7

Arrival to Petrozavodsk. Transfer to the hotel. Breakfast at the hotel (a day-room is provided to the group for the whole day), trip to Kizhi island inthe Onega Lake by hydrofoil. Walking tour of the island and wooden architecture museum with UNESCO listed Transfiguration Catherdal. Lunch. Return to Petrozavodsk. City tour. Dinner. Transfer to the train station. Departure to St.Petersburg by overnight train.


Day 8

 Arrival to St.Petersburg. Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Departure.


The price of the tour is quoted by request.