Visit ancient defensive castles. Walk in the Novgorod Kremlin. Go on fascinating excursions to various museums.
The Leningrad Region is a rich and unique region from the cultural point of view, bordering with many territories, which once were the historical epicenter of events in ancient Russia. Probably not even a month will be enough to see and travel around the most interesting things in this region. Planning this trip, we intended to visit the most significant tourist cities of the region and its surrounding areas, including Volkhov, Tikhvin, Veliky Novgorod and Ivangorod. Each of these cities has a variety of interesting sights. We will visit the famous Novgorod Dytynets and Ivangorod Fortress, drive along the Old Ladoga, and visit several historical estates. We are planning a lot of excursions and walks around historical places.
Cultural Heritage of Cities of the Russian North
6 days itinerary by Alexander Kosar - - Car, 4 Hotels
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Day 1: Historic fortresses
Today we start our trip around the Leningrad region and first of all we will head east, where famous ancient, defensive buildings, as well as a number of interesting museums and monuments are located.
Day 2: Walks in Tikhvin
On this day, we're going to go to the town of Tikhvin. We plan to pass through Old Ladoga, see several local monuments, as well as go on a tour to one of the local museums.
Day 3: Trip to Veliky Novgorod
Today we plan to leave Tikhvin and go south to one of the most interesting Russian cities, Veliky Novgorod. The road will be long, so we plan to dilute it with small walks in nature, as well as in various interesting places along the way.
Day 4: Museums of Veliky Novgorod
Today's day will be entirely devoted to exploring the historical sights of the city. We will visit its main museums, as well as take a walk in the famous Novgorod Kremlin.
Day 5: Moving west.
Today we leave Veliky Novgorod and move towards Kingisepp. We'll drive through the towns of Luga. On the way we plan to visit some of its sights, as well as take a walk through some historical places.
Day 6: Return to St. Petersburg
Today we are finishing our trip around the Leningrad region, we will go from Kingisepp to St. Petersburg, on the way visiting various interesting places, including ancient fortresses and defensive structures and monuments.