This tour will give you a great opportunity to break away from the bustle of the city and see the real Russia.
Standing at 256 feet tall, the cathedral has a gilded domed roof, which can be seen from 30km away on a fine day, making it a prominent landmark.Inside the cathedral there are impressive 17th Century frescoes and the graves of many princes who have been buried there, dating back as far as 1138.If monastic law permits, enter the spooky burial caves where over 10,000 monks bodies lie in coffins, piled on top of each other in the tunnel walls.The Central European part of Russia is known for its ancient towns, many of them fortified with Kremlins and all containing medieval cathedrals and other monuments.Each of these towns are home to unique monuments of Russian history and culture.
You will also visit the picturesque town of Smolensk, called the “key to Moscow” and famous for its fortress wall, the longest in Europe.
No other Russian city can compete with Novgorod in the variety and age of its medieval monuments.
The tour is designed for those who take interest in the pre-imperial Russian history.
Pskov is one of the oldest Russian cities and one of the few built before the Christianization of Kievan Rus'.
As Russia’s key stronghold up until Peter the Great’s conquests, the city has retained much of its formidable medieval fortress walls, dating as far back as the 13th century and telling tales of tremendous battles and numerous sieges.
A vital military outpost, the city was also a center of religious center, and still boasts its majestic white churches and monasteries built by the best masons, one of them the Pskov-Caves Monastery.