Welcome to Nizhny Novgorod the city on the bank of the Volga river, one of the biggest rivers in the world. It is not far from Moscow, just 4 hours by a high speed train. Upon arrival get ready for a city tour covering the main sights: Nizhny Novgorod Fair that used to be the center of commerce in Europe, Rozhdestvenskaya street that has preserved the 19th century architecture, Zapochainia district. After the city tour we will visit Rukavishnikov museum-estate to learn how the richest merchants used to live. In the second part of the day you will visit the most famous sight of Nizhniy Novgorod – Kremlin. We will end this wonderful day with a leisurely walk along the Volga promenade.
Today we will travel to a little cozy city nearby Nizhniy Novgorod – Gorodets. The houses in this city were built in the 19th century. It feels like you got into a fairy tale when walking through the streets with these pretty little houses. We will visit the museum of samovar, a traditional Russian tool to boil water and make tea. Then we will have an excursion to the museum “Gorod Masterov” (the city of masters). There you will learn about some traditional Russian arts, see and buy some unique things and souvenirs.At the end of the day we will go back to Nizhny Novgorod.
We will start day 3 with a visit to Pechersky Ascension Monastery. This monastery was preserved from the 17th century. It is the unique architectural example of monasteries existing at that time. After a visit to Pechersky Ascension Monastery we will have a cable car ride over the Volga river. To see the river at the bird's-eye view is a truly exciting experience. At the end of the day we will have a walk through Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street. It is regarded as an analogue of Arbat street in Moscow. The peculiarity of this street is lots of monuments that depict the ordinary citizens of the city – a policeman, a photographer with a dog, a servant in the tavern, a lady with a child on a bench, a postman, etc. You can also find different kinds of souvenirs there. Now we are leaving Nizhny Novgorod, but taking good memories with us.