North-Western Territory of the Leningrad Region – Day 1: Leningrad Oblast villages

This journey will begin on the picturesque coast of the Gulf of Finland. Then, you will search for a mysterious and abandoned manor, learn about the life of the Varangian court and spend the night in the Northern forests of the Leningrad region.
North-Western Territory of the Leningrad Region
Travel distance by car: 189 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Gvardeyskoye, Kirillovskoye, Petrovka, Pobeda, Repino, Saint Petersburg, Lisitsyno

Trip duration: 3 days

Volkswagen Caddy

Saint Petersburg

Смотровая площадка

Scenic Lookouts


Make a small stop and enjoy the view from the Gulf of Finland viewing platform.

Усадьба Крузеля

Castles


Yalmar Cruzel is the illegitimate son of Alfred Nobel, wrongly called Nobel's son-in-law. He was one of the managers of BranNobel's family oil production. His villa was renovated after the war, all historical interiors were replaced and a red brick veranda appeared. A rest house "Builder" was located on the territory. On the territory of the villa were to be built new buildings of the sanatorium, but it never happened. Nowadays Cruzel's manor is abandoned, and its entrance is free.

Лапландия

Cafés


Cafe Lapland is a great, inexpensive and cozy cafe. Here you will cook real homemade food. Many visitors especially like borscht and stuffed cabbage.

Варяжский Двор

Trails


Varyazhsky Dvor is an open-air historical and ethnographic museum, recreated in life-size as a fortress of Baltic Slavs-Vedas of the early Middle Ages 8 - 12 centuries. The museum is open regularly, to make an appointment for the tour you should contact the administrators via [official website](https://www.swargas.ru/). Opening hours: daily 09:00 - 20:00

Озеро Каменное

Lakes


Take a short walk around Stone Lake. It has a glacial, ancient origins and the scenery here is truly inspiring and soothing.

Загородный клуб Тапиола

Ресторан базы отдыха «Тапиола»

Restaurants


You must be hungry after such a busy day. You can stop by the café on the campus. Here you will be offered nourishing and delicious Finnish and Russian dishes. Bon appetit!

Загородный клуб Тапиола

The day was rich in impressions and emotions, but it is coming to an end, so it is time to go to the hotel to rest and relax. Tomorrow you will have a long trip, so you need a good night's sleep. You can have breakfast at the recreation center restaurant.