Pskov is one of the oldest Russian cities with more than 1100 years of history. Our combo tour show you the ancient Russian cities of Pskov with Kremlin and Trinity Cathedral, Izborsk and Pechorsky Monastery.
07.00 – 07.30 Meet with your guide. Departure to Pskov (290 km from St. Petersburg)
12.00 Arrival to Pskov.
Sightseeing city tour including the Kremlin and the Trinity Cathedral.
Walking tour of the Kremlin, showing the oldest stone structures of the city.
Visiting the Churches of St. Nicholas on Usokha & St. Basil on the Hill, the Pogankin House & the Intercession complex.
Lunch at the local restaurant.
Transfer to Izborsk (30 km from Pskov)
Visit an anciant Fortress (9 century) & famous Slavensky springs.
Transfer to Pechory (20 km from Pechory)
Excursion to the famous Pechorsky Monastery (founded 1473).
Visit the Caves of the Holy Mountain, the burial ground of the monks, defenders of the monastery and its benefactors.
23.00-23.30 Arrival to the hotel or to the ship in St. Petersburg
History of the founding of Pskov
The foundation of Pskov is connected with a romantic meeting of Prince Igor and young beauty Olga who lived not far from Pskov. The Prince did not forget this meeting and sent match-makers to Olga. She married him and became the Great Kievan Princess. After her husband`s death Olga decided to visit her motherland. Big and strong oarsmen were rowing a boat down the Velikaya-river towards the homeland. The day was declining. The boat landed and Olga stepped on the native land and began to pray. All of a sudden three bright rays threw light down on the cape ahead. That dazzling golden light was like God`s blessing pouring on the earth. Olga jumped to her feet, stricken by what she saw. And she said: "Here, at this very place I will build Holy Trinity Cathedral!"