Visit ancient fortresses. Walk in the Novgorod Kremlin. Go on fascinating excursions to historical and art museums.
The Leningrad region is a rich and unique region from the cultural point of view, bordering with many territories, which once were the epicenter of historical events of ancient Russia. Probably not even a month will be enough to see and go around the most interesting things in the nearest regions.
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 see the famous Novgorod Detinets and Ivangorod Fortress, drive along the Old Ladoga, and visit several ancient estates. We are planning a lot of excursions and walks around historical places.
Cultural Heritage of Ancient Cities
6 days itinerary by Alexandr Kosar - History and Culture - Car, 4 Hotels
Road Trip Categories: History and Culture
Day 1: Historic fortresses
Today we start our cultural-historical trip, first of all we will head east, where famous ancient defensive constructions are located, as well as a number of interesting museums and monuments.
Visiting: Volkhov, Staraya Ladoga, Kirovsk, Shlissel'burg, Centralniy
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.
Visiting: Tikhvin, Volkhov, Staraya Ladoga, Pagolda
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.
Visiting: Velikiy Novgorod, Tikhvin, Pagolda, Syabrenitsy, Bol'shaya Budogoshch', Lyubino Pole
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 walk around the famous Novgorod Kremlin.
Visiting: Velikiy Novgorod
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.
Visiting: Kingisepp, Velikiy Novgorod, Luga, Gubanitsy, Rozhdestveno
Day 6: Return to St. Petersburg
Today we are finishing our journey through historical places, we will go from Kingisepp to St. Petersburg, on the way visiting various interesting places, among which ancient fortresses, defensive constructions and monuments.
Visiting: Kingisepp, Centralniy, Narva, Lomonosov, Sosnovyy Bor, Krasnaya Gorka, Kopor'ye, Shepelevo