Cultural and active recreation for the whole family: Tosno, Veliky Novgorod and Gatchina. – Road.Travel

Cultural and active recreation for the whole family: Tosno, Veliky Novgorod and Gatchina.

Road Trip Route. Tosnensky Museum of Local Lore, Maryino Estate, Novgorod Kremlin, Vitoslavlitsa Ethnographic Park, Iron Museum, Kinomuseum, Gatchina Palace, Palace Park.

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!

Families with Kids, 🎅 Winter Trips. From: Saint Petersburg

Eugenia Laputina. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Tosno, Maryino and Veliky Novgorod.

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.

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Tosnensky Museum of Local Lore

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.

Усадьба Марьино

You will visit the territory of the Russian manor of the XIX century. Here you can walk in the park, visit the art gallery, farm, ride a sleigh, "mattress" or even in a carriage. Nobody will be bored! Detailed information and prices for the services can be obtained [on site](

Дом коромыслом

It's time to rest after a long move and have a delicious lunch. The menu offers dishes of Russian and European cuisine. Salads, soups, hot dishes, desserts. Cozy atmosphere and delicious food at pleasant prices!

Кремлёвский парк

Acquaintance with Veliky Novgorod begins with visiting its main attraction - the Kremlin, which dates back to the XV-XVII centuries. On the territory you will see the St. Sophia Cathedral, which is the oldest temple in Russia, there is also the Pomegranate Chamber, where crosses, icons and cups are presented. In the building of Present places you will learn the history of the city. Little guests will be interested to visit the children's center, where various thematic expositions are presented. The museums are open until 18:00, and the Kremlin is open until midnight.

Набережная А. Невского

Before dinner you can take a walk along the promenade, relax and get to know the city even closer.


Dinner will take place in a restaurant of Italian and Russian cuisine. Here you can taste delicious pizza and pasta, and the menu offers a variety of salads, hot dishes and desserts. The name of the restaurant speaks for itself, there reigns a very warm and home-like cozy atmosphere!

Day 2: Day of History and Culture

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.

Музей деревянного зодчества «Витославлицы»

The day begins with a visit to the ethnographic park. On its territory you will see monuments of wooden architecture of XVI-XX centuries: a hut, churches and chapels, mills. You'll visit the peasant hut where you'll see the inner decoration and get acquainted with the life of Novgorod peasants. Various entertainment events and master classes are held in the park.

Музей утюга

On the territory of the park there is an interesting museum, where a large collection of irons of different times, collected from different parts of the world is presented. Here you will learn the history of the iron and how people used to iron 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.

My Kitchen

After a rich cultural program in the morning, it's time to have lunch in a cafe. The cafe offers a varied menu with salads, snacks, soups, hot dishes and desserts.

Gatchina Palace (Гатчинский дворец)

The Gatchina Palace dates back to the 18th century. You will see the luxurious decoration of the palace by visiting several of its halls: the Anteroom, the Tower Study, the White Hall, the rooms of the family of Emperor Alexander III, the Crimson Lounge, the Marble Dining Room, the Oval Boudoir, the Parade Guardian, the Throne of Paul I. Mode of operation: the palace is open until 18:00. Monday's a day off.

Palace Park (Дворцовый парк)

There is a landscape park at the palace, where you can take a leisurely stroll and see the sights. On the territory you can see the Humpback Bridge, Turkish tent, Birch House, amphitheatre with four aisles, Eagle column, terrace pier on the Long Island, a forest greenhouse.


Dinner will take place in a themed cafe dedicated to the clock. The menu offers European and Asian dishes. Snacks, soups, hot dishes, meat and fish dishes, sushi and rolls, pastries, desserts. Everyone can find the dish they like!

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