Not far from the northern capital there are many natural monuments, of which even the residents of St. Petersburg do not know. On this trip we will visit some of them. If you do not like to sit at home at weekends and want to relax in nature, then join the trip.
In this trip we will visit Duderhof Heights, where we will climb the highest point of St. Petersburg and walk 2.5 kilometers along the eco-trail. Then we will stop at Gatchina Geysers to learn their secrets. The cultural part of the trip will consist of a visit to the museum of the A.S. Pushkin family. And at the end of the day we'll spend at waterfalls.
We have breakfast in the bakery "Shop 85", which serves excellent desserts and fresh baked goods of its own production. The bakery has an unusual interior and original approach to the client. It's worth a look there.
The Duderhof Heights consist of three mountains: the Voronja, the Nut and the Kirchhof. They are known for the fact that here is located the highest point of St. Petersburg, 176 meters above the city. It is a unique natural monument, which has a rich history.
There is a 2.5-kilometer eco-trail at the heights, equipped with viewing platforms, benches, stairs and information stands. The park also has a pond and spring from which drinking water has been collected for over a century and a half.
Springs of unknown origin beat up from under the ground, located in the forest thickets near the village of Korpikovo in Gatchina district. In summer, in dry weather, you can get very close to them, while in winter, rising and falling water streams freeze up with bizarre figures, which are interesting to look at.
We'll have lunch at a restaurant of Caucasian cuisine. Here you can taste delicious shashlik.
The exposition of the estate consists of several sections, the main of which is dedicated to AP Hannibal and his descendants, here are the real things of the family. A special section tells about the parents of Alexander Pushkin and his nanny Arin Rodionovna. Suida Manor has preserved a stone outbuilding for guests, a manager's house, a stable, a cattle yard, a smithy and a lovely park where you can walk. *" The museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday
In Sablino there are two waterfalls, the most ancient canyons of the rivers Sablinka and Tosna, ancient mounds, the Alexander Nevsky site before the battle with the Swedes, farmstead "Pustynka" and more than 10 caves. For tourists the Left-bank cave is opened, it can be visited only with an excursion group. So today you can enjoy the picturesque views, and if you want to go down into the cave - make an appointment for a tour and come in the morning.
On the way home we'll stop at the tavern "Khlebnikov". It is located in an ancient mansion from 1839, which used to belong to the merchant Khlebnikov. Therefore, in addition to a delicious meal of dishes and drinks based on Russian recipes, every visitor will feel the atmosphere of the XIX century. In addition, the windows offer a beautiful view of the Cathedral Square.
This is the end of our journey, we hope you had fun!