We invite you for an exciting one-day combo trip to the ancient Russian cities of Pskov, Izborsk and Pechory!
Our excursion starts fr om Pskov – the city located at the confluence of two rivers - the Pskova and Velikaya. Pskov is a very ancient Russian city and attracts numerous tourists. You can examine the remains of ancient fortress walls, modest and magnificent churches, ancient merchant houses. You will visit the ancient Kremlin with beautiful Trinity Cathedral. There you can see 7 tier iconostasis. During the tour you will get acquainted with the peculiar features of the Pskovian religious and secular architecture, as well as the architecture of fortifications. The most brilliant samples of the Pskov architectural school are the Churches of St. Nicholas on Usokha & St. Basil on the Hill, the Pogankin House & the Intercession complex.
In Izborsk city we will visit an anciant Fortress (9 century) & famous Slavensky springs. The perfectly preserved Izborsk fortress had to withstand 8 long sieges from the 14th to the 16th century and was never captured by enemy. Sightseeing in Izborsk will not be complete if you do not have a look at its ancient buildings. The Church of St. Sergius (16th century) is the most interesting among them. You will also be able to drink powerful water from the Holly Slovenian Springs.
Then we will go to Pechory - town, located on the very Estonian border in 20 km from Izborsk. Its main attraction is Monastery founded in 1473. The name of the monastery was derived from the Old Russian word "pechera" meaning "cave", as the monastery originated from the caves. The caves are located in a steep sandy slope of the Kamenets Stream, in a hill that was considered as a holy site since pagan times. Amazing climatic conditions (the constant temperature in the caves is +5°C all the year round) made the caves a convenient refuge for the people who wished to live in solitude away from the distractions of the world. The ancient caves are an enormous burial vault wh ere nearly 10 000 people are buried - monks, worries, statesmen, peasants and townspeople. Our guide will tell you interesting stories about the life of saint monks.You are welcome!
! Russian-speaking guide
Why you should choose this tour:
-Our modern buses with large panoramic windows will allow you to observe the must-see attractions.
-Our professional licensed guide will give you a lot of interesting historical information.
-Our optimal travel route allows you to see the main attractions of 3 anciant cities just in one day!
-Great opportunity to take memorable pictures & drink powerful water from the Holly Slovenian Springs.
Price includes entrance tickets.
Combo bus tour to Pskov-Izborsk-Pechory is an excellent choice to discover this famous Russian anciant cities! Buy your tickets online without any fee & a queue. It takes just a few minutes.
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Duration: 1 day
Place of departure:
Place of departure/arrival: Moscovsky pr. 189 (metro station "Moscovskaya"). You can buy bus tickets on the website, without any queue & fee, or in our sales office: Nevsky prospect 22, 4th floor (*elevator), office 14 (don't buy tickets on the street!). In our office we offer free services: WC, water, city maps & booklets. The office is open daily, working hours. Сash & bank cards are accepted.