The Fairy Tale
of the Volga River

3 days / 2 nights
Welcome to your best journey
On this journey
a lot of locations
professional guide
modern coach
main landmarks of Old Russia
hotel 3* or 4*
Main impressions
A lot of interesting facts from Russian history
The most remarkable sights of Old Russia
Traditional tea-party with Gorodets gingerbread
A lot of photos of the main city landmarks
Tour program
Day 1
Welcome to Nizny Novgorod!
Upon arrival, meeting with your private guide.
City sightseeing tour
Rozhdestvenskaya Street - the business center of the city of the 19th century. The most powerful merchants’ clans of Russian Empire did their business here. The appearance of the street has remained unchanged since 1896. We will also see the Stroganovs’ Church - the masterpiece of Russian Baroque.
The Kremlin - a mighty medieval fortress, the heart of Nizhny Novgorod. The Kremlin hill offers the most beautiful view of the confluence of the Volga and the Oka
Verkhnevolzhskaya embankment - a favorite walking place for the citizens since 1830s. On the one hand there is the beautiful Volga, on the other hand there are magnificent old mansions
Free time for lunch – 1,5 hours
Excursion to the History Museum in Roukavishnikovs’ Manor – the most fashionable house of Nizhny in the 19th century
Free time along the main pedestrian street of the city - Bolshaya Pokrovskaya (1 hour) - people come here to listen to street musicians, to admire the old buildings, to make a wish at the bronze Merry Goat and to buy souvenirs, of course
Transfer to the hotel
Overnight at hotel
Day 2
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with guide at the lobby.
City sightseeing tour (2 hours)
Nizhny Novgorod Fair used to be the largest trading place of Europe. Thanks to the Fair Nizhny was known as the "Pocket of Russia"
Historical district over St. Ilya’s hill - the narrow streets and shadowy yards of the Old City, a bizarre mix of all architectural styles from the 17th century to the present day and most breathtaking river views you can only imagine
Excursion to the Museum of Maxim Gorky – an outstanding Russian writer, born in Nizhny
Free time for lunch – 1,5 hours
Walk along the cable car over the Volga (1 hour)
The cable car of Nizhny is the longest and highest air crossing in Europe. Sailing through the air 3.6 km above the river surface in a transparent trailer is pleasant and almost not scary
Tour, 1 hour (transport + walking)
The Pechersky Monastery - a unique monument of Russian church architecture of the 17th century. It miraculously survived the antireligious campaign of 1920s. If there are places where time has stopped, then the Pechersky Monastery is one of them
Transfer to the hotel
Overnight at hotel
Day 3
Breakfast at the hotel.
Meeting with guide at the lobby
Transfer to Gorodets - 1,5 hours
Traditional tea-party with Gorodets gingerbread – 1 hour
Tour, 3 hours (transport + walking)
Tour over Gorodets, a charming small town, at least half a century older than Nizhny.
Samovar Museum, the only one in Russia - a collection of 453 samovars of all shapes and volumes.
City of Craftsmen - an exhibition center located in a spacious wooden house, built according to old Russian origins. You will see Gorodets painting, wood carving, clay toys, gold embroidery and people who make it.
Free time for lunch – 1,5 hours
Free time in Gorodets – 1,5 hours
Transfer to Nizhny Novgorod

Transfers upon arrival and departure
Transportation to/from the excursions by a modern AC coach during the whole roundtrip with all modern facilities on board (CD player, video, microphone & bar).
Hotel accommodation with breakfast
Meals according program
Local English-speaking guides for all arrival dates
Mentioned visits and entrance fees
Not included:
International flights
Additional excursions or transfers
Accommodation in a single room
Extra night stay at hotel
Tips and porterage at the airport and
railway stations
Personal expenses
The cost starts from
310 $
pp ½ DBL
Views of Nizhny Novgorod
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