Nizhny Novgorod

We offer 3-hours walking tour around the city:

«Nizhegorodsky Blockbuster» - eight centuries in one day  

The great city has seen the days of glory and the days of troubles, great deeds and mean betrayal, grim mysteries and amazing discoveries, love stories and heartbreaking tragedies. The walls and the streets of the city keep memory of the dramatic events which took place here many years ago. We will make an exciting journey through centuries.

The tour route:

  • Minin and Pozharsky square;
  • Monument to Kozma Minin;
  • Nizhegorodsky Kremlin – the former Governor’s Palace, the exhibition of military equipment, Mikhailo-Arkhangelsky Cathedral – Kozma Minin’s burial place, walk along the Kremlin wall – Koromyslova Tower, Dmitrovskaya Tower;
  • Monument to the famous pilot Chkalov; Chkalov staircase which connects two embankments: Verkhnevolzhskaya and Nizhnevolzhskaya;
  • Verkhnevolzhskaya embankment – a favourite place where people can spend their free time walking and enjoying the beauty of the river Volga;
  • Piskunova street – the boundary of the old city, the city rampart, the former Bishop’s garden;

«The Trading Capital of Russian Empire »

"The Pocket of Russia", "The Trading Capital of Russian Empire " that’s how Nizhny Novgorod was called many years ago. You will learn why Nizhegorodsky fair was famous all over Russia, how Nizhegorodsky merchants earned and spent their millions, who was called "Nizhegorodsky Kurkul" (a stingy man) and if you can believe to "merchant’s honest word".

The tour route:

  • Church of the Nativity of John the Baptist;
  • Bugrovsky’s former flophouse  - the prototype of Maxim Gorky’s play “The lower depths”;
  • Rozhdestvenskaya street – merchant houses, offices and commercial apartment buildings;
  • Blinovsky passage;
  • Stroganovskaya church;
  • Grebnevsky channel embankment, the ensemble of Nizhegorodsky Fair – Aleksandr Nevsky cathedral, the main fair house.

     «Zapochainskie trails» – we will walk along the unknown paths of the old town

    While walking along the Kremlin walls we can’t but admire Zapochainje – the opposite side of Zelensky slope. Houses           built on the slope are buried in greenery in summer and covered with deep snow in winter. This place keeps secrets of             abondoned houses, hides the houses of the 17th century among the new ones.

    The tour route:

  • Merchant Ryabinin’s house; 
  • Kashirin’s house;
  • Sergievskaya church;
  • Pushnikov’s chambers;
  • Fedorovskaya embankment; 
  • Uspenskaya church;
  • Olisov’s chambers;
  • Zhen-Mironosetz church;
  • The house of river transport workers;
  • Petr’s house (Chatygin’s chambers);
  • Pochainsky picturesque ravine; 
  • Pochtovy sjezd street;
  • Markin square;

«The history of weapon – when and how the enemies were met in Nizhny Novgorod»

You will learn why the wooden sword is so dangerous, why ancient weapon is not found on the battlefields, what merchants and coachmen used to fight the enemies. Master of martial art will tell you the history of Nizhegorodsky weapon.

The tour route:

  • Lyadov square;
  • Dyatlov mountains;
  • Iljinskaya street - the boundary of the old city, Chapel in honor of the Kazan Icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Church of the Ascension of the Lord;
  • Pozharsky street, Nizhegorodsky Kremlin – the fortress of the 16th century, the exhibition of the military equipment, museum of  the weapon in Dmitrovsky Tower;

«Mysterious Nizhny»

Nizhny is about 800 years old. It is a city where more people lie under the ground than walk on it. It is a city that was cursed by Makary Zheltovodsky. It is a city where you can easily feel that mystery is all around. We invite you to walk along the mysterious streets of Nizhny Novgorod where unexplained things take place almost every day...

The tour route:

  • The outer wall of the Kremlin from Dmitrievskaya till Koromyslova Towers;
  • Pozharsky street;
  • Lykova Damba;
  • Dobrolyubov street;
  • Iljinskaya street;
  • Lyadov square – Krestovozdvizhensky monastery;

«The Strength of Nizhny – Brave and Glorious Men»

We will tell you about brave and courageous people who built the Kremlin, invented useful machines, soared up the skies, defended their Motherland. We will tell you about our glorious men.

The tour route:

  • Minin and Pozharsky square – the central square of Nizhny Novgorod;
  • Monument to Kozma Minin;
  • Nizhegorodsky Kremlin – the unique fortress of the 16th century, sightseeing of the interior space of the Kremlin – the former Governor’s palace, the exhibition of the military equipment, Mikhailo-Arkhangelsky Cathedral – Kozma Minin’s burial place;
  • Narodnogo Edinstva (National Unity) square, Rozhdestvenskaya street, Stroganovskaya church;

«Delicate Nizhny – what kind of heart beats in the stone chest of the city?»

Is the city just stones? The city lives the life of its people. But people can’t live without love. Delicate, sublime, deep feelings, touching stories, meetings and partings were seen by the city. We will tell you about the best moments that happened in the life of Nizhny – about love...

The tour route:

  • The Drama Theatre in Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street;
  • Lykova Damba;
  • Pozharsky street; 
  • Minin square;
  • Verkhnevolzhskaya embankment;

«Maxim Gorky from Nizhny – a man - epoch»

Theatres, planes, railway stations, streets and cities were called after Maxim Gorky. His works were copied by hand and published in millions of copies. He was expatriated from the native country and begged to come back. His works were buried oblivion and sorted out on quotations. Do we know a lot about Maxim Gorky? We know a lot and we know nothing. It is difficult to hear his own voice through the praise and accusatory speeches. Do you want to do it? The easiest way to do it, is to come to Nizhny Novgorod – to the city where he started his career.

The tour route:

  • Monument to Maxim Gorky on Fedorovsky embankment;
  • Kashirin’s house (Maxim Gorky’s house-museum);
  • Pochtovy sjezd street;
  • The building of Blinovsky’s passage in Rozhdestvensky street;
  • Merchant Bugrov’s house on Nizhnevolzhskaya embankment;
  • The building of Bugrovsky’s flophouse  on Narodnogo Edinstva square;
  • The building of tearoom for tramps "Stolby" in Kozhevenaya street;

«All Truth about Nizhegorodsky People’s militia – Feat of Minin and Pozharsky»

The names of Minin and Pozharsky has become famous all over the country since we began to celebrate the National Unity Day. We honour their names every year. But do we know who those people were? How did they manage to get their own way? What was the price for that? Why them? What was their life afterwards? You will hear the true story about the heroes of militia of 1612.

The tour route:

  • Minin and Pozharsky square – the central square of Nizhny Novgorod;
  • Monument to Kozma Minin;
  • Nizhegorodsky Kremlin – the unique fortress of the 16th century, sightseeing of the interior space of the Kremlin – the chapel built on the place of the destroyed Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, Mikhailo-Arkhangelsky Cathedral – Kozma Minin’s burial place, the first monument to Minin and Pozharsky;
  • The Kremlin – Ivanovskaya Tower;
  • Narodnogo Edinstva square (National Unity) - Church of the Nativity of John the Baptist, the monument to citizen Minin and prince Pozharsky;

«Nizhegorodsky Kremlin – the history of the medieval fortress»

The Kremlin is the main sight of Nizhny Novgorod which was built not for the sake of beauty. The ancient fortress was erected on people’s bones, it was an impregnable bastion, protection for some and a prison for others...

The tour route:

  • Minin and Pozharsky square – the central square of Nizhny Novgorod;
  • Monument to Kozma Minin;
  • Nizhegorodsky Kremlin – the unique fortress of the 16th century, sightseeing of the interior space of the Kremlin – the former Governor’s palace, the exhibition of the military equipment, Mikhailo-Arkhangelsky Cathedral – Kozma Minin’s burial place;
  • Tajnitzkaya Tower, Koromyslova Tower, Nikolskaya Tower, Kladovaya Tower, Dmitrovskaya Tower;

«Old Nizhny – legends and facts of the ancient town»

We will learn the history of Nizhny Novgorod.

The tour route:

  • The monument to the famous pilot Chkalov and Chkalov staircase; 
  • Minin and Pozharsky square – the central square of Nizhny Novgorod, a music fountain;
  • Varvarskaya street – the house of the first Nizhegorodsky druggist;
  • Black pond – the park built on the place of the city pond;
  • Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street – the main pedestrian street of Nizhny Novgorod;
  • The Drama theatre;
  • Merchant Kostromin’s house;
  • Mytny market;

The price of the excursion: 1800 roubles – 1 person;

2400 roubles – for the group of  2 people;

2700 roubles – for the group of  3 people;

3000 roubles – for the group of  4 people;

3300 roubles – for the group of  5 people;

3500 roubles – for the group of  6 people;

450 roubles per person if the group is 7-10 people;

400 roubles per person if the group is 11-15 people;

350 roubles per person if the group is 16-20 people;

300 roubles per person if the group is 21-30 people;

250 roubles per person if the group is more than 30 people;

«Sightseeing Tour around Nizhny Novgorod» 3-hours bus tour

The excursion include sightseeing of the historical centre of the city – Iljinskaya street, Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street, Rozhdestvenskaya street, Verkhnevolzhskaya embankment and other, the territory of Nizhegorodsky Fair, Zarechnaya (the lower) part of the city.

The price of the excursion (per person):

15-20 people – 500 roubles;

21-25 people – 470 roubles;

26-35 people – 440 roubles;

36-45 people – 410 roubles;

«The Excursion «Schelkovsky Khutor» 3-hours bus tour

The excursion includes a visit to the museum of life of people of Nizhegorodsky region. You will see the reconstructed Russian village, «Wooden Russia»: huts decorated with intricate carvings (lions, intricate flowers, leaves), barns, a windmill, wooden churches of the 17-18th centuries.

The price of the excursion (transport + guide):

if the group is less than 16 people – 5000 roubles

if the group is less than 30 people – 5700 roubles

if the group is less than 45 people – 7200 roubles