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Staraya Russa

Staraya Russa is one of the most ancient and a beautiful city of Russia and it goes back to 1167. Located just 99 km away from Novgorod the Great, this town is a real treasure-trove. If you book tour to Staraya Russa with me I will show you gorgeous medieval temples and monasteries, the House-Museum of famed Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky, one of the oldest salt health resorts in the world with 7 mineral spring where you can taste the best mineral water, the fascinating lake Ilmen, the oldest and Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Saviour founded in 1192. Another interesting attraction of Staraya Russa is the Muravievsky Fountain, opened in 1854. It is a 10-meter spout of mineral (say healing) water gushing out from the earth!

Staraya Russa was occupied by the Nazis in 1941, and the attempts of Soviet troops to recapture the city led to the great losses –more than 200 000 soldiers died in the bloody fights. You will see a monument to soldiers who perished in the great Patriotic war in the city park. Book this great tour with me and you will discover and enjoy real Russia!

Tour lasts 12-14 hours

  • 8:00-12:00 drive to Staraya Russa;
  • 12:00-14:30 panoramic city tour with picture stops;
  • 14:30-15:00 lunch time;
  • 15:00-16:30 walking tour;
  • 17:30-22:00 drive to St Petersburg.


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