The surrounding area of Peter is ideal for a weekend trip. The lazy area gives everyone according to their needs: luxurious landscapes for digital detox, immersion in history, entertainment. It's easy to combine it all into a three-day trip - and you can see for yourself.
The first day of this mini-journey we will spend actively. The doctor prescribed to the workers who stayed in the offices to run in the woods with a paintball gun, win a wakeboard, climb canyons and soar in a Russian bath.
Club "Snaker" is designed for those who do not want to slow down during the holidays. Here they play paintball, lasertag, rouge. An interesting alternative - forest quests with "mission to save the world". After all, at the base you can ride ATVs on off-road (and, by the way, shoot paintball markers right on the move on special targets). *The club is open daily from 10:00. You can sign up for the game at [site](https://snaker-spb.ru/).*.
Kolobok Bistro is a place with history. The first buffet was opened back in 1965, at 40 Tchaikovsky Street (it still exists). One "Kolobok" can be found near the paintball club. Here you will find a full-fledged home kitchen - and quite inexpensive, which is important.
In the afternoon we go to wake-park on Lake Korkino. One set (10 minutes) costs here 500 rubles, plus rental of sports equipment. In addition to an excellent wakeboard winch (with a height of supports 9 meters), guests will find a nice recreation area and a summer terrace where you can relax after skiing.
On the way, let's take a look at one interesting place. In the village of Vasilkovo there is a stone arched bridge over Lava. The river was the pre-Petersburg border of Novgorod Russia and Sweden. The places here are incredibly picturesque - steep cliffs, jungle, water cascades. The Lava River on this section has a typical mountain appearance: it is not often met in the Leningrad Region. It's a pleasure to wander here in good weather!
It's a great trip, isn't it? And to make it dynamic, come to the Gazpromneft filling station, take water and a snack.
Tonight, let's take a look at Svirskaya base. This place is a real gift for lovers of nature, silence and home comfort. The base stands on the bank of the river Svir. Russian bath with birch brooms will quench all sorrows and relax muscles strained while walking. You can also have dinner here: the complex has a beautiful cafe in the "country" style with homemade food. *Recovery sauna can be booked by phone, which you can find at [site](https://svirskaya.ru/)* recreation centers.
The second day we will fully spend in the tourist village of Mandrogi in Podporozhsky district. It is an ideal place for lovers of country rest. Ancient huts, craft workshops, tastings, "village" spa - both good and interesting!
The tourist village Mandrogi will tell the visitor about the life and life of peasants from all over the Russian North. On the territory of the complex you can find an old wooden Church of the Prophet Elisha removed from the Vologda region, carefully restored by the workers of the park. The village is located on the bank of the Sviri: local landscapes will delight even the most experienced tourist. Horse riding (from 500 rubles), fishing gear rental and picnics on a desert island, where you can get a motorboat. *" It's an important moment! Employees of the park ask to agree on the arrival by phone + 7 (812) 347 94 04 or at https://mandrogi.ru/ *.
We have lunch at the pancake bar - it is a big gazebo with a stove, where in the warm season pancakes are baked.
In the old huts there are several handicraft workshops with more than a hundred masters. In the smithy you can make a coin, a horseshoe for luck or even a forged rose. Behind the potter's wheel, you can make a vase or a jug. And also here they are engaged in painting of wooden toys and gingerbread, weaving, creation of dolls-shelves, lying down from wool, carving on wood - if desired, the workshops can be stuck at least for the whole day. *The cost of classes - from 900 rubles per person. It is better to specify the schedule of master classes in advance by phone.
The Vodka Museum in the village of Mandrogi is over 20 years old. There are over 3500 varieties of this strong drink, as well as glasses, unique decanters and vintage bottles. The entrance to the museum costs 300 rubles. If you wish, you can join the excursion with tasting for 1000 rubles per person. The service is available for guests over 21 years in companies of 6 people.
The complex has an excellent restaurant, which can be praised for its rich menu and interiors. Everything is prepared for each visitor individually, "with a knife", so complex dishes must be ordered in advance. For example, stewed in a Russian stove porridge is cooked for almost 12 hours. Drink delicacies of Russian cuisine with horseradish or infusion on nettles and cloudberries.
The best end of the day is a phytoflask and a massage. All these services are available in the tourist village. Another fashionable option is stone therapy, or massage with hot and cold stones.
In the morning you will go to the quiet and beautiful Vvedeno Oyatsky convent, where there are no crowds of tourists. Then you'll visit the oldest city of Russia - Old Ladoga, as well as the museum-reserve "Breakthrough of the Siege of Leningrad". We'll celebrate the end of this wonderful trip in Kirovsk, in a cozy restaurant "Baffo".
Look in the Vvedeno-Oyatsky nunnery, where the relics of the parents of the Orthodox saint Alexander Svirsky rest. The monastery is not as big and beautiful as other famous temples, but here - without crowds of tourists - it is very pleasant to relax with your soul.
We'll go to the village of Old Ladoga. On the archaeological data is the most ancient settlement of Russia and, most likely, capital of state Rurik. Almost all territory of the village is occupied by a museum-reserve with architectural monuments of VIII-XIX centuries. Entrance to the territory of the fortress costs only 50 rubles, entrance to museums and towers is paid separately. Look for details [here](http://ladogamuseum.com/).
We will have lunch at the Russian cuisine cafe "Ancient Ladoga". It's a nice, cozy place with a fireplace and quick service. The price tag here is quite acceptable for a tourist place.
We'll move from Old Ladoga to New Ladoga. The town grew up around Nikolo-Medvedsky monastery and shipyard at the mouth of the Volkhov River. Today the town lives by fishing and shipbuilding. Among the main attractions are the scattering of small churches and the monument of the Ladoga Flotilla (dedicated to the sailors and rivermen who guarded the water route "Roads of Life").
On the way back, we will meet another important military monument. The Museum-Reserve "Breakthrough of the Siege of Leningrad" is dedicated to the strategic offensive operation "Iskra", which ended with the breakthrough of the Siege and the restoration of land communications of the city. Famous Soviet artists reproduced fragments of the bloody battles on "The Nevsky Patch". The panoramas are complemented by the Soviet tank destroyed by a shell and the German plane "Junkers". *The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10.00 to 18.00 (till 5.30). The day off is Monday. Look for the tour schedule [here](http://lenoblmus.ru/museum/muzey_zapovednik_proryv_blokady_leningrada/).*
The "Nevsky Patch" - a kilometre long bridgehead on the left bank of the Neva river - has become a symbol of boundless courage of Soviet fighters. This place is scary. From 1941 to 1943 more than 260 thousand people were killed on this tiny piece of land. There are still no trees, only grass and bushes. The whole surface, except for burials and alleys of memory, is covered with old trenches and funnels. The central part of the patch today is the memorial complex.
We'll have dinner here in Kirovsk. Pizzeria "Buffo" - a great option if you want to eat quickly and cheaply. In addition to pizza, the menu includes a section with Japanese cuisine, as well as children's menu and desserts.