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    A weekend in an atmosphere of creativity

    A weekend in an atmosphere of creativity
    Starts from

    Saint Petersburg

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    8

    Duration

    14 hours

    Length

    168 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Saint Petersburg

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    14 hours

    Length

    168 mi

    History and Culture
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    • Stroll along the paths of Demidovsky Park.
    • Learn about the history of the Nabokovs and Rukavishnikovs at Rozhdestvenno estate.
    • Delve into the artworks of Nikolay Rerikh.
    • Have dinner at an old castle.
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    If you are interested in the theme of art, creativity and life of the great people of the past centuries, then this trip is definitely for you! You will start the day with a walk around the Demidovs' estate, then visit Rozhdestvenskoe, where you will learn about the life and work of V.V. Nabokov. You will also visit the manor house, which is connected with the childhood of the great artist N.K. Roerich.
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    If you are interested in the theme of art, creativity and life of the great people of the past centuries, then this trip is definitely for you! You will start the day with a walk around the Demidovs' estate, then visit Rozhdestvenskoe, where you will learn about the life and work of V.V. Nabokov. You will also visit the manor house, which is connected with the childhood of the great artist N.K. Roerich.
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    • Stroll along the paths of Demidovsky Park.
    • Learn about the history of the Nabokovs and Rukavishnikovs at Rozhdestvenno estate.
    • Delve into the artworks of Nikolay Rerikh.
    • Have dinner at an old castle.
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    Day 1

    168 mi0.1 mi

    The beauty of old homesteads

    Today you'll walk through Demidovsky Park, visit the manor house, which Vladimir Nabokov wrote about in "Other Banks", and then plunge into the creative atmosphere of Nikolai Roerich's manor in Izvara. And at the end of the day you'll have dinner in a real castle.
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    Saint Petersburg

    31.9 mi
    1 hr
    Таицкий парк
    10:001 hr

    Таицкий парк

    Park
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    Start the day with a walk through Demidov Park. Take a photo at the Gothic gate and see the luxurious facades of the main building, the Demidovs' Estate.
    Taitsy is considered one of the pearls of the Leningrad region, and the Demidovs' manor house in Taitsy is an outstanding creation of architect I.E. Starov.
    These places have attracted artists, poets and composers. The beauty and scenic beauty of these places left few people indifferent. Here was painted the famous painting "View in the suburbs of St. Petersburg," S.F. Shchedrin, which you can admire in the State Tretyakov Gallery.
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    31.9 mi
    50 min
    Museum-Estate "Rozhdestveno"
    12:001 hr

    Museum-Estate "Rozhdestveno"

    Landmark
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    The Rozhdestvenno estate was often visited by the young Vladimir Nabokov. His vivid childhood memories found a place on the pages of his autobiographical novel "The Other Shores". A large part of the museum collection is devoted to Nabokov and his hobbies.
    The museum building is closed to the public during the restoration, which will last until December 1, 2024. However, you can order a tour of the manor park, whose trees have stood for over 200 years. Walking a little further, you can see small caves and springs that gush out of the rocks. The locals believe that the water of one of the springs has healing properties!
    Hours of operation: Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tours can be booked by phone at website.
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    31.3 mi
    50 min
    Art-Kafe Izvara
    14:0045 min

    Art-Kafe Izvara

    Café
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    Before you start immersing yourself in the creative environment of Nikolai Roerich's estate, stop by the cozy cafe at the cultural center "Izvara 15". Have a cup of fragrant tea and taste the local pastries.
    Hours of operation: Wednesday - Friday: 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday - Sunday: 10:30 - 19:00
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    0.1 mi
    5 min
    Museum-Estate of Nicholas Roerich
    15:001 hr 30 min

    Museum-Estate of Nicholas Roerich

    Museum
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    The next stop is the estate of Russian artist, archaeologist and defender of the natural heritage of humanity N.K. Roerich.
    In the museum itself you will find an exhibition of artifacts once found by Roerich, as well as an exposition devoted to his work and family. The house consists of 8 exposition halls, where you can get acquainted with his personal belongings, household items of that time, clothes, dishes and folk art of XVII-XIX centuries.
    In addition to the manor house on the territory there are also nine buildings, built several centuries ago, a large park with unique species of trees and small ponds.
    You can book a tour by calling 8-813-73-73-273.
    Hours of operation: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The tour can be ordered by phone listed on website.
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    32.2 mi
    1 hr
    Гатчинский дворцовый парк
    17:301 hr

    Гатчинский дворцовый парк

    Park
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    Before you leave for dinner, make a short stop in Gatchina: stroll through the park alleys, take pictures at the bridges, and look at the elegant architectural structures in the sunset.
    More information about the visit at website.
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    21.7 mi
    50 min
    Castle Beep
    19:301 hr 30 min

    Castle Beep

    Restaurant
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    Finish your trip with a dinner at a no less interesting place, the BIP Restaurant, which was built back in the 18th century by order of Paul I. The exterior of the restaurant resembles an ancient castle, and only antique tableware is used here for serving dishes.
    It is better to book a table in advance, by phone, listed on website.
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