Cultural Heritage of Ancient Cities – 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.
Cultural Heritage of Ancient Cities

Trip duration: 6 days

Alexandr Kosar

Ресторан Верижица

Eastern European Restaurants, Russian Restaurants

It was decided to start our morning at a restaurant in the recreation center Verizhitsa, from where we will then be quite comfortable to go to Veliky Novgorod. The range of dishes here is quite extensive, but we preferred to limit ourselves to a classic omelette with bacon, as well as a couple of vegetable salads.

Зеленое Озеро


We had a very long road ahead of us, during which we did not see much sights, so in order to get some rest from the constant driving we decided to take a short walk in the fresh air through the picturesque forests around Lake Zelenoye. On one of its banks there are private plots, and on the opposite one there is a descent to the water and a small forest.

Усадьба Н. А. Некрасова «Чудовская лука»

History Museums

The next stop was a small town called Chudovo. Here we visited the manor of the same name, where once spent his last years of life a great Russian poet and prose writer Nikolai Alexeevich Nekrasov. Here you can get acquainted with a fascinating literary exhibition, as well as learn more about the life and work of the writer.



Not far from Chudovo is a small roadside cafe called Oasis. It serves a standard set of dishes, including meat in French, stewed liver, pilaf, as well as a very wide selection of soup and salads.

Любино Поле

Historic Sites

According to our established tradition, during the long journeys we make short stops near various memorials and monuments for a little rest and breath of fresh air. And now for the same purpose we stop near the military burial site of Lubino Polje.

Набережная А. Невского


We arrived in Veliky Novgorod quite late, all the most interesting places were already closed by that time, so most of the sightseeing will be seen the next day, and today we'll just walk along the embankment of the Volkhov River, which offers beautiful views of the Novgorod Detinets and the river itself.


Russian Restaurants, Gastropubs

After a long walk along the promenade, we headed for dinner at a restaurant bar on the other side of the river called. There were many meat dishes on the menu, among which we definitely liked Bavarian sausages, as well as meat in French.