See the beauty of Gatchina. Get to know Pskov. Immerse yourself in the old town of Izborsk. To visit the places of A.S. Pushkin's inspiration.. Swim in Lake Peipsi. .
S. wrote about the Pskov Daleks in his novel of the same name. D. Dovlatov. Alexander Pushkin came here for inspiration. S.N. Roerich created his masterpieces, inspired by the nature of the surrounding area. You will get acquainted with the uniqueness of the Pskov lands and learn a lot about their history.
On the way you will make stops in cities such as Gatchina, Pskov, Izborsk, Pushkin's Mountains, Gdov and Kingisepp. You will visit the shores of Lake Peipsi and walk along the famous estates. Take with you a great mood and go!
6 days itinerary by Darina Frantz - History and Culture, At No Cost - Car, 5 Hotels
Road Trip Categories: History and Culture, At No Cost
Day 1: "Little Prussia."
Our journey will begin in the marvelous city of Gatchina. It is one of the few St. Petersburg suburbs that are not officially part of the administrative boundaries of the Northern Capital. The city is an industrial, scientific, cultural and educational centre. The main attraction is the state museum-reserve of the same name, which includes the palace and park ensemble and the Gatchina Palace.
Day 2: Welcome to Pskov
The second day of the trip will be devoted to acquaintance with the city of Pskov. It is a very picturesque, cozy and unusual city with an exciting fate. You will visit places filled with masterpieces of ancient architecture. You will learn the secrets of history and get in touch with culture.
Day 3: Selection
Old Izborsk is a small town, located 12 km. from Pechora. Old merchant houses, ancient buildings and fortresses have been preserved here. It is forbidden to drive in the center of the city, as it is a historical square. The main attraction of Old Izborsk is the fortress, from which your acquaintance with the city will begin. On the territory of the fortress there is St. Nicholas church, which has a wonderful shrine - an icon of St. Spiridon of Trimiphunsky with a part of his relics.
Day 4: Pushkin Mountains
Did you know that there is the same Lukomorye, about which the famous Russian poet Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin wrote? And the place that so much inspired the master of the word for fairy tales and the works that became the golden fund of Russian literature, even marked on the map?
Today you will have the opportunity to see these magical places. You'll get to a picturesque village called Pushkin's Mountains, which can be called a whole museum-reserve. There are also picturesque panoramas, three museum estates, dear to the heart of the poet, and other sights.
Day 5: By the shores of Lake Peipsi.
Today you will move back to the North, to the shores of Lake Peipsi, which is located on the border between Russia and Estonia. It is a historical place that remembers many battles and battles. You will visit the Gdov Fortress, which is built into the strategic defence line of Pskov on the Livonian side, situated on a flat hilltop and built in the shape of an almost correct rectangle.
Day 6: Road home
The last day of the trip you will start on the bank of the Luga River near the small town of Kingisepp and its important sights. This day will not pass without a nature park in the area of Duderhof Heights and the nearby Duderhof Lake, which you will visit on the second section of the route.