Atypical places on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland – Road.Travel

Atypical places on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland

Road Trip Route. Russian village Shuvalovka, Andersengrad, Radon springs and lakes in the village of Lopukhinka, Homesteads "Lopukhinka" and "Gostelitsy".

In addition to visiting places on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, this route offers places that usually do not attract tourists. On the first day in the Russian village of Shuvalovka we will try to master some traditional Russian crafts, visit the unusual mini-town Andersengrad, and finish our day with a rest in the hotel, where you can play mini-golf, visit spa treatments or sauna. The second day isn't exactly going to go away normally. We will stop at radon springs and lakes, and then learn the history of the nearby noble estates "Lopukhinka" and "Gostilitsy". Route developed with the support of [Volkswagen Caddy](https://www.volkswagen-commercial.ru/ru/model-overview/caddy.html?utm_source=Caddy&utm_medium=cpm&utm_content=Caddy&utm_campaign=LCV_Road_Travel&tc=oa-LCV_Road_Travel-Caddy-cpm-Keyword_Caddy-banner).

Adventures. From: Saint Petersburg

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Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Russian village, Danish town and English golf!

The first day: visiting the Russian village of "Shuvalovka", the military fort "Krasnaya Gorka", Andersengrad, the ancient Kopor fortress and park-hotel "Gorky Golf".

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Russian village Shuvalovka

The journey starts with a visit to the Russian village "Shuvalovka". It is a unique countryside complex where you can have a great time. Here you will be offered to make your own dumplings and dumplings, paint wooden souvenirs to take with you, and learn about Russian table traditions at the "Vodka Theatre". At the end of the visit everyone will be invited to the tea party, where you'll find delicious baranki and herbal tea from the real Russian samovar! To find out the work schedule of the workshops and sign up for excursions in advance, phone numbers listed in the official [community](https://vk.com/shuvalovka).

Форт Красная Горка

Fort "Krasnaya Gorka" is located on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, near the village of Lebyazhie. Since the last war, there have been impressive railway defensive weapons here, as this area was considered to be a borderland.

Андерсенград

Unique small town with medieval architecture. Walking along the narrow streets, you can meet the heroes of fairy tales G.H. Andersen and take a picture under the umbrella of Ole-Lukoie. There are several cafes on site where you can have a delicious lunch. We recommend ordering a theatrical excursion on [site](https://andersengrad.info/).

Копорская крепость

The ancient fortress is located near the town of Sosnovy Bor. It stands on a high rock rising above the Koporka River. The fortress was built by the knights of the Livonian Order, but was partially destroyed during the feuds of Russian princes. The remains of the walls and two watchtowers have survived to this day. It's impossible to get inside yet - restoration works are underway, but a look around will give you a lot of impressions too!

GORKI Golf Club Restaurant

We'll have dinner at the Gorki Golf Club restaurant. Of course, in addition to dinner here you can have a great time playing golf, billiards or just strolling in the evening in a small park located in the resort.

Day 2: In the forgotten places of former luxury.

On the second day we will visit the former noble homesteads of Gostylitsa and Lopukhinka, visit the radon springs and lakes and enjoy the local nature.

Радоновые Источники И Озера

Radon water has a curative effect. They heal wounds, bruises and ulcers. Usually take radon baths lying down, but sometimes stand under fountains and even drink water from springs. The first hydrotherapy clinic was opened here in 1833. Now this place is a hydro-geological natural monument.

Усадьба Лопухинка

One of the abandoned estates of the Lomonosovsky district. It was home to the outstanding Russian navigator Thaddeus Bellingshausen, who discovered Antarctica for a long time! He set up a free clinic for sailors of veterans here. In Soviet times, the manor housed a village council, and then, unfortunately, this impressive building was simply abandoned...

Кафе "Гостилицы"

Let's have a snack at the cozy cafe Gostilitsa. Here you will find everything you need for a good lunch: quality service, pleasant interior design, relaxing music and fine homemade Russian cuisine.

Усадьба Гостилицы

The name of the estate comes from the word "guests". It is true that noble guests have been coming here since Peter the Great. In XVII century Elizaveta Petrovna presented the manor to her favorite Alexey Razumovsky. Nearby there was a mill and a dyeing plant. The ruins of the Grand Palace can be bypassed and photographed.

Гостилицкий парк

There is also a small picturesque park near the village, where you can come in search of a quiet walk in nature.

Кафе " Берлога"

In an authentic café with the original name "Berloga" we will be hosting dinner tonight. Visitors can choose between European and Japanese cuisine, and the menu also includes a large number of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

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