Modern Old Towns


This route has united the well-known Estonian towns (Tallinn, Tartu) with ancient Russian ones (Pechora, Pskov, Novgorod) and brilliant Saint Petersburg. Hanseatic Towns Tallinn and Tartu will attract You to superbly preserved old streets, medieval architecture and youth atmosphere. Pechory will show you its pearl - the Pskov-Pechory monastery (1473), one of the oldest orthodox monasteries in Russia with the ancient burial places of monks in its caves. Pskov and Novgorod will admire you with the numerous olden times churches. And Saint Petersburg will open the rich casket of its cultural values to You.


Day 1
Arrival in Tallinn. Meeting at the airport with our English-speaking guide. Sightseeing tour around the city: medieval walls and towers of the Old Town, Kadriorg (Catherine's Palace), the Song Festivals Arena, a monument "Mermaid", the Tallinn port, Olympic center "Pirita", the television tower, National library and art gallery and so on. Lunch / Dinner. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 2
Tallinn. Discovering the Tallinn's Old Town: fascinating narrow streets, walls and towers of medieval Tallinn ("Long Hermann" and "Thick Margarita"), viewing platforms, the Parliament Building, Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral, the Dome Church. Visiting of the Sacred Olav's or Sacred Nicolay's churches. Lunch. Leaving for Tartu. Walking tour in the city center: the Town Hall Square, Tartu University, Toome hill and ruins of Dome Cathedral. In the evening supper at the national kitchen restaurant "Gunpowder Cellar" (additional fee).

Day 3
Departure to Pechory. Excursion in the Pechory monastery, a walk around the ruins of an old fortress in Izborsk. Lunch. Accommodation in the hotel. Excursion in Pskov, visiting the Pskov Kremlin.

Day 4
Leaving Pskov for Novgorod. Short sightseeing tour in the city. Lunch. Accommodation in the hotel. Walking tour in the Novgorod Kremlin and Yaroslav's yard.

Day 5
Excursion to the museum of wooden architecture "Vitoslavitsy". Leaving for St. Petersburg. Lunch. Excursion to one of the most beautiful former residences of Russian Tzar family - Tsarkoye Selo. Visiting the Catherine's Palace, where You will see the famous amber room in all its beauty, a walk in the marvelous park. In the evening arrival in St. Petersburg and accommodation.

Day 6
Sightseeing tour around the central part of the city: Nevsky avenue, Peter and Paul fortress, Summer garden, legendary Aurora warship, Peter the Great monument, St. Basil's island. Excursion to the St. Isaac's Cathedral. Lunch. Excursion to the State Art museum Hermitage - one of the biggest art museums in the world. Leisure time: boat trip along the Neva and canals, theatre, nightclub.

Day 7
Guided tour to Peterhoff - former residence of Russian Tzars, where You can enjoy magnificent beauty of the numerous fountains. Lunch. Departure to Tallinn. Arrival in Tallinn, accommodation in the hotel.

Day 8
Tallinn. Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport.