New Year celebrations in the ancient Pskov. Tour to the Pskov lands for 3 days

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Let's go on a bright New Year's journey through the Pskov lands. A real gastronomic adventure through the organic farms with tastings, magical New Year's celebration with traditional dishes, exploring the rural life, as well as participation in the ancient Russian winter sports. And all this in tandem with the architectural sights  and an insight into the historical richness of the local area.

  • Gastronomic acquaintance with the farms of the Pskov lands
  • Unusual souvenir fr om the Pskov Oblast - an ostrich egg
  • Eco-farm wh ere you can enjoy ostrich meat delicacies
  • Rural ecotourism with tasting of farmhouse cheeses and honey
  • Exposure to the historical wealth of Russian villages and manor houses. New Year's Eve gastronomic adventure with celebration of the New Year and immersion into ecotourism of the Pskov land.
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What's included
  • Services included in the tour
  • Transfer by comfortable bus (capacity of the bus depends on the set of the group)
  • Received and accompanied by a qualified guide throughout the trip
  • Hotel accommodation in Pskov (2 nights)
  • Hotel accommodation in Pskov (2 nights)
  • Breakfasts at the hotel
  • Visiting Pechersk Monastery
  • Leisure time for independent visit to the caves of the Dormition Monastery in Pechersky Monastery
  • Sightseeing in Mikhailovskoye Manor
  • Entrance tickets to Mikhailovskoye Manor
What's not included
  • Payable upon request at the time of booking the tour: New Year's Eve Banquet. Restaurant "Andromeda": cost to be specified
  • Paid at will at the moment of tour booking: Dinner in the cafe - from 350 rubles/person

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Itinerary

Start: , 07:30 (local time), St. Petersburg

Finish: , 22:30 (local time), St. Petersburg

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Day 1. 31.12.2021

07:30 - Boarding the bus to the metro station. Vosstaniya

Settlement point: 10 Ligovsky Prospekt, Vosstaniya Ploshchad, St. Petersburg,
Landmark: Bookstore Bukvoed

08:00 - Departure of bus from Vosstaniya metro station

08:25 - Additional stop for boarding at the Moskovskaya metro station

Supermark: confectionery shop "Estafeta" (sweets by Krupskaya) at 189 Moskovsky Prospekt, across the street from the public garden "Northern Grove"

The bus will be parked at 189 Moskovsky Prospekt, across the street from the public garden "Northern Grove".

The duration of the stop: 5 min.

10:30 - Technical stop

On the way we will make a stop so that you can have a short rest from the bus, and if you wish, have a coffee before a busy day before the New Year.

11:00 - Trail tour "On the road to the land of Pskov"

The road ahead will be interesting and picturesque, towards the New Year! Along the way our guide will tell you about the history of "Novgorod" and "Pskov" and about the Christmas and New Year's traditions and customs of ancient Russia.

14:30 Lunch in Pechory

Then we'll set off to a small but cozy little town in the Pskov region - Pechory. Here you will learn about the complicated history of the town and enjoy its fascinating landscapes and architecture of different epochs. And you will also be able to have lunch in one of the local cozy cafes.

Dinner at extra charge, the price range is 350-450 rbl.

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15:30 - Visit to Pechora and the Holy Dormition Monastery of the Pskov-Pechora

The main attraction of the city is the Svyato-Uspensky Pskov-Pechorskiy Monastery. It is called pearl of Pskov land, spiritual treasure of Russia. The monastery appeared here several centuries before the city itself. Its name is connected with the caves which are in the territory of the monastery. To this day monks are buried in coffins, which are placed in the underground walls of the necropolis.

17:30 - New Year program at the "Khlebny Khutor" Eco-Farm.

The "Khlebny Khutor" Eco-Farm is a real treat for all lovers of rural tourism and gastronomy! Here, away from the hustle and bustle of the city you will plunge into the cozy atmosphere of a Russian village and encounter the forest and its ringing silence.

On the Eco Farm only organic and very tasty products are produced. You will also find a master class on how to make a Christmas toy, a walk through the local mini-zoo and New Year's Eve interactive experience with Old Russian fun.

Pskov land was created for housekeeping and you'll have a unique chance to taste the freshest farm products made according to old recipes. Fun, tasty and soulful - isn't that the way to spend New Year holidays?

19:30 - Arrival to Pskov. Preparing for the banquet;

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Even though you are not preparing a festive table this year you still need time to prepare for the feast. The program includes free time to relax and gather strength for the New Year's Eve.

22:00 - Celebration Dinner

You should definitely start the New Year in a great mood! Delicious dishes, merry host and, of course, Ded Moroz and the Snow Maiden! Congratulations, quizzes, contests and rousing music. Holiday spirit, the atmosphere of general merriment and happiness - that's what unites people in this magical evening!

00:00 - Happy New Year 2022

Day 2. 01.01.2022

10:00 - Breakfast at the hotel

January 1, the program provides a late breakfast to help you sleep well after the New Year's Eve.

11:00 - City tour of the Pskov Kremlin ensemble

The main attraction of the city is the ensemble of the Pskov Kremlin. This religious, historical and architectural object is located on a high hill at the confluence of two rivers: the Pskov and the Velikaya. Our guide will tell you about the history of these places and the importance of the Pskov Kremlin or Kroma as it is called by the Pskov people. During the walk we'll breathe the spirit of the time and history. And after that you will be able to admire the breathtaking views of the rivers and valleys that open from the fortress wall and towers of the Kremlin.

12:30 - Sightseeing tour of Pskov

After visiting the Kremlin you will take a guided sightseeing tour of Pskov on New Year's Eve. During the sightseeing tour the guide will show its main sights: the monument to Princess Olga, walls of Okolnoe Gorod and Pokrovskaya Tower, the most powerful fortress tower in Pskov. You will also see the square of the former market place, the churches of the city centre and Mirozhsky monastery, you will admire the winter panorama of the Pskova and Velikaya rivers.

14:00 - Izborsk Fortress and Slovensky Klyuchi

We shall start our New Year journey with a visit to Izborsk, one of the most ancient settlements on the territory of Russia. Here you will get acquainted with the fascinating history of the town's main attraction - Izborsk fortress, which was built in the XIV century and for many centuries protected the western borders of the country from enemy invaders.

On New Year's Eve you want to talk less about wars and more about pleasant things. That is why, after we have visited the fortress, we will take a trip to the Slovenian Keys, a natural landmark not far from the fortress walls. According to legends these 12 magical springs heal and rejuvenate, and on New Year's Eve you want to believe in miracles! It's not for nothing that Nicholas Roerich, who was in search of secret knowledge, visited these places and dedicated a series of paintings to them.

19:30 - Return to Pskov

Day 3. 02.01.2022

08:00 - Breakfast at the hotel

After a hearty breakfast we will set out for the Pushkin Mountains, places invariably associated with the name of the great poet Alexander Pushkin.

11:00 - Sightseeing tour of the Mikhailovskoye Estate

The exile of Alexander Pushkin took place in the manor house "Mikhailovskoye", which was presented to A. Hannibal by the decree of Elizabeth I. Hannibal in the 18th century. You will see "Mikhailovskoye" as the poet once did, you will walk through the living room with the "portraits of his grandfathers", through the dining room, where Alexander Pushkin's guests played billiards, and into his study, where he created his masterpieces.

The Nanny's cottage and the people's kitchen, annexes next to the main house which contain Arina Rodionovna's belongings, will immerse you in the atmosphere of 19th century peasants' life.

13:00 - Lunch

After the walk through the places of living history you will have a hot lunch. Then we regain our energy and continue our adventure through the Pushkin Mountains!


14:00 - A visit to the Holy Dormition Svyatogorsky Monastery and the grave of Alexander Pushkin

The monastery was founded by order of Ivan the Terrible and immediately became one of the most revered. Reminders of such tsarist gifts as the remnants of a huge bell "Goryun" and a Gospel are still kept in the monastery.

A.S. Pushkin regularly visited this place to worship on the graves of his ancestors or simply in periods of creative pursuits. The monastery was his last refuge. Daily services are still held here, during which the monks commemorate the great poet.

15:00 - Visit to the farm "Bee Estate"

In the apiary "Pushkinogorye honey" a local guide will show you the subtleties of beekeeping, traps for bees, beehives and protection against bears. At the end of the tour you will be able to taste local honey and buy it in any quantity.

16:00 - Departure to St. Petersburg

Atmospheric arrival time in Saint Petersburg:

First stop: 22:00 - m. Dybenko
Last stop: 22:30 - m. Ploshchad Vosstaniya

Accommodation

Сonditions

What's included
  • Services included in the tour
  • Transfer by comfortable bus (capacity of the bus depends on the set of the group)
  • Received and accompanied by a qualified guide throughout the trip
  • Hotel accommodation in Pskov (2 nights)
  • Hotel accommodation in Pskov (2 nights)
  • Breakfasts at the hotel
  • Visiting Pechersk Monastery
  • Leisure time for independent visit to the caves of the Dormition Monastery in Pechersky Monastery
  • Sightseeing in Mikhailovskoye Manor
  • Entrance tickets to Mikhailovskoye Manor
What's not included
  • Payable upon request at the time of booking the tour: New Year's Eve Banquet. Restaurant "Andromeda": cost to be specified
  • Paid at will at the moment of tour booking: Dinner in the cafe - from 350 rubles/person

Important information

Cancellation terms
Cancellation within 7 calendar days before the departure of FPR - no refund of prepayment. In other cases refund after deduction of actually incurred expenses (not less than 15% of the tour cost). If travel/ border crossing restrictions are resumed - 100% prepayment is transferred without penalty to other dates. . Exact FPRs are calculated on a case-by-case basis and depend on the specific programme and the services included In case of cancellation of the tourist product with the dates of departure from December 30, 2021 to January 09, 2022, less than 30 days before the start of the excursion, the TPF amount for the organization of the tour may be up to 100% of the tour cost, and the service itself shall be considered provided to the Customer in full. The Customer has the right to use the service or not at his discretion. The place in the excursion trip in this case remains for the Customer.
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