Novgorod the Great is one of the oldest cities in northwestern Russia. Unlike St. Petersburg, it features traditional Russian architecture, its churches are white and crowned with those famous onion-shaped domes, which will perfectly match your expectations of what old Russian towns are all about. In addition, this city is unique, because while the southern parts of Russia were under tatar-mongol yoke, Novgorod, situated so much more to the north, was not affected and preserved its Russian culture. St. George’s Cathedral dates back to the 12th century! In addition, during your visit you will see wooden architecture. For those structures Russian masters used only one tool – the axe! So if you are intrigued by old Russia, this tour is definitely for you!