This route is suitable for a family trip. You will visit three cities: Tosno, Veliky Novgorod and Gatchina. In the city of Tosno you will get acquainted with the everyday life of local people in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In Veliky Novgorod you will visit the Novgorod Kremlin and learn the history of the city, visit the ethnographic park, where you will see the monuments of wooden architecture and learn about the life of Novgorod peasants, visit the museum, which has a large collection of various irons of different times, as well as you will visit a cinema museum. In Gatchina you will visit the magnificent interiors of the palace and walk around the palace park. In addition, visit the XIX century manor house, where you can go sledging, visit the farm and the art gallery!
The first day of the trip begins with the city of Tosno, where you will visit the Museum of Local Lore, followed by winter fun in the Maryino estate, moving to Veliky Novgorod and visiting the Novgorod Kremlin.
In the museum you will get acquainted with the history of nursing industry in St. Petersburg province, see the interiors of rooms of the end of XIX - beginning of XX and a large number of antique items. Mode of operation: from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 to 18:30.
You'll visit the territory of the Russian manor of the XIX century. Here you can walk around the park, visit an art gallery, a farm, go sledging, "watruzhniki" or even in a carriage. No one will be bored! Detailed information and prices are available [on the website](https://usadbamaryino.ru/amusements/amusements).
It's time to relax after a long move and have a delicious lunch. The menu features Russian and European cuisine. Salads, soups, hot dishes, desserts. Cozy atmosphere and delicious food at pleasant prices!
The acquaintance with Veliky Novgorod begins with a visit to its main attraction - the Kremlin dating back to the XV-XVII centuries. On the territory you will see St. Sophia Cathedral, which is the oldest temple in Russia, there is also the Pomegranate Chamber, where crosses, icons, cups are displayed. You'll learn the history of the city in the building of the Court. Younger guests will find it interesting to visit the children's center, where various thematic expositions are presented. The museums are open until 18:00, and the Kremlin territory is open until midnight.
Before dinner, you can take a walk along the promenade, relax and get to know the city even better.
Dinner will be held in a restaurant with Italian and Russian cuisine. Here you can taste delicious pizza and pasta, and the menu also includes a variety of salads, hot dishes and desserts. The name of the restaurant speaks for itself: there is a very warm and homely atmosphere!
The second day of the trip begins with a visit to the ethnographic park with monuments of wooden architecture, then a visit to the iron museum, after visiting the cinema museum. In Gatchina you will visit the Gatchina Palace and walk around the palace park.
The day begins with a visit to the ethnographic park. On its territory you will see the monuments of wooden architecture of the XVI-XX centuries: huts, churches, chapels and mills. You'll visit a peasant's hut where you'll see the interior decoration and get acquainted with the life of Novgorod peasants. Various entertainment events and master classes are held in the park.
There is an interesting museum in the park with a large collection of irons from various times, collected from all over the world. Here you will learn the history of the iron and how people used to iron their clothes.
Here you will see a lot of different exhibits dedicated to cinema: vintage cinema equipment, film cameras, film projectors, photos, documents, tickets, editing tables and many other interesting things! Weekend: Monday, Tuesday.
After a full cultural programme in the first half of the day it was time to have lunch at the cafe. The cafe offers a varied menu with salads, appetizers, soups, hot dishes and desserts.
Gatchina Palace dates back to the 18th century. You will see the palace's luxurious decorations by visiting its several halls: the Anteroom, the Tower Study, the White Room, the rooms of the family of Emperor Alexander III, the Crimson Drawing Room, the Marble Dining Room, the Oval Boudoir, the Private Dormitory, the Throne Room of Paul I. Opening hours: the palace is open until 6 p.m. Monday is a day off.
There is a landscape park at the palace, where you can take a leisurely stroll and see its sights. On the grounds you can see the Humped Bridge, the Turkish Tent, the Birch Cabin, the amphitheatre with four aisles, the Eagle Column, the pier terrace on the Long Island, and the forest greenhouse.
Dinner will be held in a clock-themed café. The menu features European and Asian cuisine. Appetizers, soups, hot dishes, meat and fish dishes, sushi and rolls, pastries, desserts. Everyone can find a dish to his/her liking!