Tours of Nizhny Novgorod in English
Tours of the Nizhny Novgorod region in English
Tours of Nizhny Novgorod the capital of the Volga region in English
Guided tours for American and English visitors of Nizhniy Novgorod. We provide English speaking guides for all excursions across Nizhniy Novgorod region.
Our tourist company called Nizhniy Novgorod Traveller has been organizing guided tours for foreign tourists across the city and the region of Nizhniy Novgorod for the past 10 years. Excursions given by English-speaking guides are very popular with people from the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, Nigeria, Ireland, etc. Nizhniy Novgorod is twinned with Philadelphia, USA.
A tour in the English language inside Nizhniy Novgorod Kremlin – a medieval fort and a landmark of the XVI-th century, which includes several tiers of blind towers and impenetrable walls with narrow loopholes. The tour also includes an inside walk along the Kremlin wall.
A 95 meter high aerial ropeway above the Volga river connects two cities. The ropeway is the World's only structure which incorporates a support-free bay of 880 m long. The ropeway is constructed above the navigable river and is included into the Guinness Book of Records.
The only underground Museum of mining, Geology and Speleology in Russia. Visitors to the Museum are given special mining equipment – warm clothing and shoes, hard hats and lanterns. It is located at a depth of 70 meters in an active gypsum mine
Tour to the capital of the Golden khokhlome Semenov in English
Tour to the Museum of the Gorky automobile plant in English
Excursion to the unique Museum of leaf paintings Yurkovka in the technique of Florian mosaic in English
River cruises on the Volga from Nizhny Novgorod for foreign tourists for 1,3,5 days or more
River boat trips along the Volga and Oka for 1.5-3 hours with a guide in English in Nizhny Novgorod along the walls of the ancient Kremlin
Hydrofoil cruises from Nizhny Novgorod to the ancient city of Gorodets or the Makaryevsky monastery on the Volga river, the founder of the famous Nizhny Novgorod fair with a guide in English
Nizhniy Novgorod is a motherland for Kozma Minin a national Russian hero for his role in defending the country against the Polish invasion in the early 17th century (year of 1612 in the city of Balakhna), a world-famous writer and revolutionary Maxim Gorky, a famous aircraft test pilot Valery Chkalov, who in the year of 1937 participated in an ultra long flight from Moscow, Soviet Union to Vancouver, Washington, United States via the North Pole, which was the first-ever flight from the USSR to the US. President Roosevelt personally congratulated all participants of the flight in the White House; a pilot Peter Nesterov, who developed multiple aerobatic maneuvers, Rostislav Alekseev – an engineer of winged ships, hydrofoil and air-cushion crafts; and Ivan Kulibin – a self-taught mechanic, inventor and a brilliant engineer, and many others.
People from all over the world come to Bolshoye Boldino – a place where Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin experienced his outstanding upsurge of creative effort. Here you may take part in a ball of Pushkin times and ride a phaeton. Diveevo is a world-famous Christian holy place where Mother Mary appeared before people and where a saint spring of Seraphim of Sarov is located. Gorodets and Semyonov are famous centers of such folk arts and crafts as Khokhloma, Gorodets painting, lacemaking, embroidery, etc.
Exhibition of military machines of various times: from the Second World War to the modern exponents at present in operational service of Russia, India and of some other countries (a supersonic fighter, a mortar-gun, an antiaircraft mounting, an armored fighting vehicle, etc.), a military trench shelter, modern civil machines, such as a Ground Effect Vehicle (an ekranoplan).
Nizhniy Novgorod State Exhibition Complex was the largest in Russia and one of the biggest in Europe by the XIX-th – the beginning of the XX-th century. The famous Chkalov Staircase facing the Volga river consists of 560 steps.
Apart from the touring program we also offer recreation and entertainment, i.e. folk Russian songs, games, dances, tea from a fire pot (samovar), traditional hospitable welcome with bread and salt, treatment with traditional Russian dishes, tasting of Russian drinks, etc.
Example of a 2- day program in English at the end of the page.
Meeting of guests at the train platform. Embussing.
The open wooden architecture museum (end of the XVII-th – beginning of the XX-th century) or Gorky Automotive Plant Museum (a unique collection of all produced vehicles). It would be extremely interesting for anyone who loves cars.
A walking tour along the historical center of the city – the main street called Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street (Nizhniy Novgorod ''Arbat'').
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant
A Victory Park – an open-air military museum with machines and vehicles produced before the Second World War, including modern pieces in the inventory of the Russian and Indian armies, and in some other countries as well (viz.: a supersonic fighter, a mortar-gun, an anti-aircraft mount, an armoured personnel vehicle, etc.), a military trench shelter, modern civil machines, such as a wing-in-ground-effect vehicle.