Historical heritage and rest on the shore of Lake Ladoga – Road.Travel

Historical heritage and rest on the shore of Lake Ladoga

Road Trip Route. See ancient castles and fortresses, Drive along the shore of Lake Ladoga, Visit the museum-reserve "Breaking through the Siege of Leningrad, .

If you want to touch history and visit fortresses and learn all about the siege of Leningrad, this scenario is for you. You will visit Oreshek fortress, built in the XIV century, and you can even see the recently restored Old Prison and look into the cells. Then we plan to go to the first capital of Russia and visit the Old Ladoga Fortress. You will visit the highest waterfall in the Leningrad region as an interesting part of the trip. Besides the cultural program, you will have a rest at the country yacht-club on the shore of the Ladoga lake, where you will have a Finnish sauna, go yachting, fishing and just have a good time. The route is developed with the support of [Volkswagen Amarok](https://www.volkswagen-commercial.ru/ru/model-overview/amarok.html?utm_source=Amarok&utm_medium=cpm&utm_content=Amarok&utm_campaign=LCV_Road_Travel&tc=oa-LCV_Road_Travel-Amarok-cpm-Keyword_Amarok-banner).

Active Leisure. From: Saint Petersburg

Volkswagen Amarok.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Peanut Fortress, yacht club.

The day will begin with a visit to the legendary Orešek fortress, where we will see the premises of the old prison, the preserved towers and other architectural elements that miraculously survived to our days. Then we will go to the country yacht club, where we will have a rest, steam in the Finnish sauna, take a yacht or a boat ride.

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The crossing to Peanut Fortress

We'll get to the marina. Here we'll buy tickets and go to the other side of the Peanut Fortress. The motor ships leave at 10 am. More detailed information can be found [on site](https://petrokrepost.ru). There's a parking lot near the pier.

Oreshek Fortress (Крепость Орешек)

The fortress was built in XIV century. Since XVIII century the fortress of Oreshek was a political prison, and during the Great Patriotic War for 500 days held and did not allow the German invaders to cross the right bank of the Neva. Here you can visit the reconstructed Old Prison building with several cells. Several towers have also been preserved: the Head, the Royal Tower, the Bell Tower, the Flag Tower, the Name Tower and the Golovkina. Excursions to the Nut Fortress and prices can be found [on site](https://www.spbmuseum.ru/themuseum/visitors/cost.php#oresh). Warning! Oreshek Fortress works daily from May 1 to October 31.

The crossing to Peanut Fortress

We return by ship from the Peanut Fortress to the pier.


After a long excursion around the island it is necessary to recover your strength, so we will go straight to lunch in a small cafe "Pechka-lavochki", which serves traditional Russian cuisine. The interior of this place is very cozy and authentic. The average check here is about 500 rubles per person.

Yacht club "Cat Farwater"

Let's go to the country yacht club on the shore of Lake Ladoga. The club has a restaurant, Finnish sauna, yacht and boat rental. Sauna visits or boat hire must be booked in advance [online](https://marinaladoga.ru). Here you can also stay overnight: either in your room or in a spacious cottage with a fireplace.

Porto Bar

Dinner can be served in the floating Porto Bar restaurant, which is located on the yacht club grounds. It serves Mediterranean and European cuisine. The place is very popular, so it is better to book a table in advance through [site](https://marinaladoga.ru/nashi-uslugy/restoran-porto-bar/). Schedule of the establishment: Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 00:00 p.m. Friday - Sunday - from 10:00 to 00:00

Day 2: The road to Old Castle.

On the second day we will visit the museum-reserve "Breaking the Siege of Leningrad". Then we will go to Old Ladoga, where excursions to the fortress, local museums, as well as a walk through the picturesque places near the city await us.

Baker's Shop

Before a long road, you should definitely have a good breakfast. For this purpose a small cozy cafe "Baker's Shop" will be perfect. It offers a wide range of baked goods, as well as a variety of snacks and soft drinks.

Музей-диорама «Прорыв блокады Ленинграда»

After breakfast at the hotel we can go straight to the museum-reserve "Breakthrough of the blockade of Leningrad". On its territory there is a museum-diorama, T-34 tank, various memorable signs, complexes "Nevsky Pyatachok" and "Sinyavinskie Heights". Excursions on the diorama begin every hour, excursions on the "Breakthrough" panorama - every half an hour (visiting the panorama is possible only with an excursion). Warning! Monday is a day off.

Древняя Ладога

It's time for lunch. For this we can stop in a cozy cafe decorated in Russian style with a real stove. Here you can taste delicious borsch, pelmeni, cheesecakes and other dishes of traditional cuisine!

Old Ladoga castle (Староладожская крепость)

Let's visit the main attraction of the Old Ladoga - the fortress, which is located along the bank of the Volkhov River. Entering it, you will plunge into the atmosphere of Ancient Russia and feel how and what people used to live in these places. There are also historical and local history museums and two churches on the territory. You can find the prices [on the website](http://www.ladogamuseum.ru/about/1/).

Горчаковщинский Водопад

The Gorchakovskaya waterfall is the highest in the Leningrad region. Its height is about 5 meters. You get very beautiful pictures here! It is better to get to the waterfall wearing rubber shoes.


The trip ends with a dinner at the restaurant, where the menu includes dishes of European and Japanese cuisine: various salads, snacks, fish and meat dishes, side dishes, desserts. Cozy atmosphere and polite staff will allow you to have a good rest and enjoy the dishes!

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