Fun weekend with the family. – Road.Travel

Fun weekend with the family.

Road Trip Route. Andersengrad, Museum-Reserve Izborsk, Copor fortress, Gdovsky fortress, Pskov planetarium, Lake Peipsi, .

If you have already passed all the most interesting places in St. Petersburg and do not know what to do at the weekend - go on a family trip! Unforgettable landscapes of Leningrad and Pskov regions, interesting museums and unusual entertainments for children are waiting for you, for example, children's complex Andersengrad, where the atmosphere of fairy tales of legendary Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen reigns. At the end of the third day of the trip you will have an unforgettable adventure in the Bajarev Eco Park.

Families with Kids, Animals and Farms, Active Leisure. From: Saint Petersburg

Anastasia Baklanova. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Saint-Petersburg - Sosnovy Bor - Pskov

We'll visit the museum of railway equipment, learn a lot about trains. We will plunge into the atmosphere of childhood in Andersengrad, remember such favorite fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen from childhood. On the way to Pskov there are many more interesting sights waiting for us: the Kopor fortress, a cozy museum in the town of Slantsy, the Gdov fortress.

Фондовая площадка "Пионерский парк" ЦМЖТ России

The Pioneer Park is a branch of the Central Museum of Railway Transport of Russia, located in St. Petersburg. Here you can see a collection of railway equipment, including one of the oldest commercial steam locomotives of the E series of pre-revolutionary design. In total there are more than forty units of railway equipment on the site. Pay attention: You can visit the museum only by preliminary request, more detailed information can be found at [official website](


Another place the kids will love. Andersengrad is an architectural ensemble inspired by the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen. All buildings are made in the style of the Middle Ages, and in the center of the complex rises the tower "Town Hall", the entrance to which is guarded by a sculpture of the Tin Soldier.


On the territory of the complex there is an excellent cafe, where you can have a delicious lunch and immerse yourself in the cozy atmosphere of childhood.

Копорская крепость

We'll meet the Kopor fortress on the way, but we won't stay here long. The fortress was founded by knights of the Livonian Order, but in 1703 it was taken over by the Russians.

Краеведческий Музей Сланцев

The long road is quite tiresome, I suggest visiting a cozy museum in the small town of Slantsy. The most part of the exposition is devoted to the history of origin and development of the city. Here you will find photos, documents, household items reflecting the history of the city enterprises, the history of oil shale and oil shale industry development in the Leningrad region. Please note! Mode of operation: Daily except Monday: 10.00 - 18.00.

Гдовская крепость

We visit the Pskov region, and we are met by another interesting attraction - the Gdov Fortress. The fortress is not far from Lake Peipsi. The first mention of the fortress dates back to the 14th century, it was an important strategic object, as it always took the first blows of knightly regiments from the west. Unfortunately, there is little left of the castle today, only the ruins of the castle walls and earth ramparts.


We finally made it to Pskov. Now I suggest we have dinner in a cozy cafe and go to the hotel. In the menu you will find dishes of European, Russian and Asian cuisine.

Day 2: Pskov - Izborsk - Pskov

Today we will visit the museum-reserve "Izborsk", have breakfast in a cafe located in a real peasant's hut with an authentic Russian stove. After returning to Pskov we will see its main attraction - the Pskov Kremlin and visit the unusual planetarium, which is located in the building of the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin.

Изборская Блинная

How about we start the day with delicious pancakes and then explore the beautiful city of Izborsk? The cafe is located in a real peasant's hut with an authentic Russian stove, and in the interior of the cafe you can find unique items of serving made in the technique of ancient Vyborska stuffing.

Государственный музей-заповедник «Изборск» / Izborsk State Museum Preserve

In the first half of the day we will have a walk through the museum-reserve "Izborsk". On its territory there are almost 200 monuments of history and culture, more than 20 of which are of federal importance and equipped with a natural "Health Path" length of about 6 kilometers. Children will be interested to visit the estate of the merchant Anisimov, the exhibition "Chronicle of the Slavic-Russian Princely Town of Izborsk: from the beginning of Russia to the Battle of Poltava" is open here.

Псковский Кром (Кремль) / Pskov Krom (Kremlin)

The best way to get to know Pskov is from here. This is the main architectural monument and the heart of the ancient city. On the territory of the Pskov Krom now you can see the majestic Trinity Cathedral, founded in the 17th century.

Трапезные палаты

We will have lunch at the restaurant, where the atmosphere of the XVII century was recreated, and the menu offers dishes of native Russian cuisine.

Планетарий / Planetarium

Another unusual place in the city - the Pskov Planetarium. It is located in the building of the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin, founded in the XIX century. The dome of the church is used to create projections of space and the starry sky. Mode of operation: September - May: Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday is the day off On Sunday and holidays - according to the poster. The summer operation mode should be clarified [separately on the official website](

Детский парк

Before dinner you can take a walk in the park, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable rest.

Ресторан Русаков

Dinner at Rusakov restaurant located in the historical center of Pskov. Everything is perfect here: polite waiters, fast service and dishes for every taste.

Day 3: Lake Peipsi and Bakharev Manor

Today we're going to spend the whole day outdoors. We'll be on the shore of Lake Peipsi. The one where the Ice Battle took place on April 5, 1242. We'll spend the evening in a wonderful Bakharev manor.

Набережная реки Великой

Today we are leaving for St. Petersburg, so I suggest taking a walk along the embankment in the morning and once again enjoy the atmosphere of this magical city.


We'll buy breakfast snacks and go on the road. We can buy something for a picnic, as we're going to stop at the lake.

Gazpromneft filling station #66

It's a great trip, isn't it? And to make it dynamic, come to the Gazpromneft filling station, take water and a snack.

Берег Чудского озера

Let's make a halt on Lake Peipsi. This place is surrounded by stories and various legends.

la Provincia

I invite you to dinner today at an Italian restaurant.

Ферма Бахаревых

Not many people know about this place, but it definitely deserves attention. Bakharyov estate is located 30 kilometers from Peter, here you will find horse club, contact zoo, and a farm where you can buy delicious cheese - everything you need for good rest and great mood. Mode of operation: Daily from 10:00 to 19:00.

Славянский дворик

We offer to finish our weekend in a quiet atmosphere in the restaurant "Slavic Yard", where you will be offered all the best of Slavic cuisine and you can share with each other impressions about the trip.