Old manor houses and mysterious caves – Road.Travel

Old manor houses and mysterious caves

Road Trip Route. Visit Nevsky lesopark, To see the Hut on the chicken legs, Go to the Ancient Land Dwellers Park, Take a tour of the Maryino Estate., Go down to the Ordezhskiye caves, .

Go on a small family trip through the southern part of the Leningrad region. The recreation will start with a walk in Nevsky forest park, where you will see an example of wooden architecture. Then the way will take you to one of the most interesting art objects of the region, favorite place of children and adults, an integral attribute of Russian folk tales - the Hut on Kuril Nails. You'll have a chance to take a closer look at the figures of the most ancient inhabitants of our planet. You can also take a walk through the ancient manor houses and caves. Take your good spirits with you and let's go! The itinerary is developed with the support of [Volkswagen Multivan](https://www.volkswagen-commercial.ru/ru/model-overview/multivan.html?utm_source=Multivan&utm_medium=cpm&utm_content=Multivan&utm_campaign=LCV_Road_Travel&tc=oa-LCV_Road_Travel-Multivan-cpm-Keyword_Multivan-banner).

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Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Forestry and farm

The day will start at the estate Bogoslovka, located on the territory of Nevsky forest park, after that you'll make a short stop at the hut with chicken legs. Closer to the dinner you'll visit the natural reserve, where you'll be able to get acquainted with the ancient inhabitants of our planet and if you wish, get inside of the Sablinskie Caves. And in the evening you'll visit the Maryino manor, where you can enjoy the sledge rides.

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Невский лесопарк

It is a very popular attraction among locals and tourists - the Bogoslovka manor. The popularity of the park is due to the presence of a number of masterpieces of wooden architecture, as well as the quiet and calming nature.

Избушка на курьих ножках в Ульяновке

The hut on chicken legs, or more precisely, "Baba Yaga's Office" is a place where you really want to forget all scepticism and plunge into the extraordinary world of childhood and magic. It is said that wishes made here are sure to come true.

Саблинский памятник природы

The Sablinsky Nature Reserve is probably one of the most significant natural sites in the region. It is undoubtedly worth a trip here for its caves and waterfalls, and as a bonus you can visit the park, which features figures of ancient inhabitants of the earth, including trilobites, endoceras, armoured fish, ammonites, diplodocus and many others. Telephone number for booking and visiting rules can be found at [website](https://www.sablino.net/park.php?utm_source=peterburg2.ru).

Baffo Resto

After a walk among the caves, you can return to the town of Tosno and have dinner in a restaurant with an oriental character. Although here you will also find the usual dishes, such as baked potatoes.

Усадьба Марьино

The rest of the day will be spent in one of the most beautiful places in the Leningrad region - the Maryino estate. In addition to a tour of the picturesque area, you can go horseback riding, go snowmobiling or skiing, play billiards or table tennis, and generally have a good evening.

Day 2: Homesteads, horses and skates

Start the morning at the historic Maryino Manor, where you can enjoy communion with horses, horseback riding or carriage rides, then your way goes to the historic semi-destroyed Lyutka Manor. In the afternoon you will explore the Oredezh Caves and finish the day with ice skating.

Усадьба Марьино

The estate has plenty of entertainment to choose from, so after breakfast you can go tube riding or have a photo session in the interiors of the estate.


To get as much done in a day as possible, take a snack with you on the road. An impromptu lunch can be arranged near the Oredeja Caves.

Homestead Lutka

Lyutka homestead is a three-story stone structure surrounded by a small plantation of trees. It has a rather rich and interesting history, but it is currently abandoned. Even in its present state, it is a very popular attraction, as it has preserved the imprint of its former luxury.

Оредежские пещеры

Once upon a time, quartz sand was mined in these places for a glass manufacturing plant in Tarkovici. The consequence of this mining was the formation of a number of unique caves, which later became a tourist symbol of the region. The shades of sand inside vary strikingly from white to brown, so it is possible to take several memorable pictures.

Музей-усадьба «Рождествено»

On your way home, make a stop at the manor "Rozhdestvenno". Even if you are not in the mood to see a museum exhibit, this place will have something to surprise you. Explore the manor building, walk through the snow-covered alleys of the park and reach the cave and see the ancient Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


You can stop for dinner at the cafe "Clock" in Gatchina. And afterwards, if you are not yet tired and ready to walk, go to the palace park.

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