This summer a special tourist train will take the route through Moscow, Novgorod, Tver and Torzhok. Passengers will be able to visit a grand musical open-air show “Novgorod Veche”, taking place at the local Kremlin.
"Novgorod Veche" is an interactive project that allows you to plunge into the medieval Russia. Tourists can walk along the handicrafts rows, play old games, hold a real sword, taste national Russian cuisine.
As the RATA-News reports, this is a joint project of Russian Railways and the administration of Veliky Novgorod. The first tourist train appeared last year and 297 passengers visited the ancient Russian town on the May weekend.
Then, it was decided to continue and to expand the project by including the Tver region in the route.
Dates of departure: June 10-11, July 14-15, August 18-19.
The train leaves Moscow at 1 a.m. and arrives at Veliky Novgorod at 10.00 a.m. Guests will have a walking tour through the historic centre of the city, a bus tour to the Vitoslavlitsy Museum of Wooden Architecture and Yuryev Monastery. The theatrical show starts at 8 p.m.
The train leaves Veliky Novgorod at 1.30 a.m. and arrives to Tver at 8.00 a.m. Visitors will be offered to have a sightseeing tour in Tver and Torzhok, to taste traditional Russian cuisine and to learn about gold embroidery craft.
The train arrives to Moscow at 9.30 p.m. at the same day.
The total price including transportation, meal and sightseeing is 7600 rubles per person.
Source: travel.ru. Image courtesy: www.rodon.org.
Author: Natalia Semicheva