Veliky Novgorod: Private Tour to Yuriev Monastery and ''Vitoslavlitsi'' Museum

During this tour yu will be taken to the suburbs of Veliky Novgorod - to the Yuriev Monastery and an open-air museum "Vitoslavlitsi".

Yuriev Monastery is situated on the bank of Volkhov river, near Ilmen Lake and is the oldest men active monastery in Russia (it was founded in 1030 by Jaroslav the Wise). In an open-air museum of wooden architecture "Vitoslavlitsi" you can see the oldest wooden buildings of XVI - XIX centuries.

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  • What's included :
    • English speaking guide service
    • Transport
    • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
    • Entry/Admission - St. George Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Vitoslavitsy Museum of Folk Wooden Architecture
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Personal expenses
    • Gratuities
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    Stop At: St. George Monastery, Yuryevskoye Hwy., 10, Veliky Novgorod 173007 Russia

    The active monastery of the XII century at the origins of the Volkhov near Lake Ilmen - the southern outpost of Veliky Novgorod, founded by the great Kiev Prince Yaroslav. St. George Monastery is considered the first Orthodox monastery of the Novgorod land. The complex of buildings of the Yuriev Monastery still seems grandiose, although it has not yet been completely renovated. It includes a 52-meter bell tower and five buildings: East, with a gloomy prison cell; Southern - with the Church of the Burning Bush; The Archimandrite - with the Savior Cathedral, under the burial of which Vladyka Photius and AA Orlov-Chesmenskaya were buried; over the North rises the bell tower, and from the east it is adjacent to the church and Holy Cross Cathedral (1823). His blue five-headed with bright golden stars attracts attention from afar.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Vitoslavitsy Museum of Folk Wooden Architecture, Yurevskoe shosse, Veliky Novgorod 173007 Russia

    The Museum of Folk Wooden Architecture "Vitoslavlitsy" is located on the site of the village of the same name, on the territory of the former noble estate of Semevsky - A. A. Orlova-Chesmenskaya. There is still a two-story house of a former manor and a one-story outbuilding, as well as some fragments of the manor park. The museum was founded in 1964, when the first exhibit was transported here - the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin in 1595 from the village of Kuritsko. Now in "Vitoslavlitsy" there are collected the best examples of folk wooden architecture that have survived to the present, only 34 buildings. The area of ​​the museum is 33.4 hectares. Huts, rural chapels, churches became exhibits by themselves, but inside they are peculiar museums - for example, in a double house, the Dobrovolsky house, there are expositions “The arrival of a trader-peddler” and “Sherstoshbit-felting”. Every year in “Vitoslavlitsy” they hold holidays of folklore and crafts, ethnographic programs, Christmas festivities, and the international festival of bell bells.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Veliky Novgorod, Novgorod Oblast, Russia
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Duration of the excursion is approximate and may vary according to local conditions
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by U Visit Russia

Activity ID: V-7772P146

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