To Shlisselburg and back – Day 1: Sights by the Neva

Today we have a busy day for events and places. On our way to Shlisselburg we will visit the Nevsky Park and the Church of the Protection of the Holy Virgin. In Shlisselburg we will go to the main attraction - the Oreshek Fortress. On the way home we'll visit two museums dedicated to the siege of Leningrad, see the monument on the site of the Nevsky heel, as well as a short promenade on the Neva embankment before dinner.
To Shlisselburg and backTo Shlisselburg and back
Travel distance by car: 127 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Shlissel'burg, Saint Petersburg, Otradnoye, Kirovsk, Centralniy

Trip duration: 1 day

Polina Zagoryanskaya

Saint Petersburg

Gazpromneft filling station #71

The journey begins! Before the trip, we recommend filling a full tank of quality fuel at Gazprom Neft's filling stations, and at the same time buying water and snacks on the way.

Невский лесопарк


Leaving St. Petersburg, the first thing we will do is go to Nevsky forest park. Here you can stroll through the well-groomed forest. In the park there is a functioning Church of the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, few people know, but very beautiful sight of the Leningrad region.

Oreshek Fortress (Крепость Орешек)


In Shlisselburg we come to the island of Orešek, where the fortress of the same name stands. Every day there are guided tours of the fortress, where the history of the fortress is told, as well as thematic quests. *" There's a charge to get to the island

Петровская трапеза


Back from the island, we stop for lunch at Petrovskaya Refectory, a restaurant of Russian and European cuisine. In winter you can sit in the inner hall with a modern interior. In hot summer you should sit in a gazebo or on the open terrace.

Музей-диорама «Прорыв блокады Ленинграда»

History Museums

In the afternoon we go to the next excursion, to the museum-diorama dedicated to the breakthrough of the blockade of Leningrad. The diorama exposition tells us about Operation "Spark". On the site near the museum you can see the exhibits of military equipment. *" The museum's closed on Mondays.

Трёхмерная выставка-реконструкция "Прорыв"

History Museums

There is a panorama museum in the city of Kirovsk, which tells about the preparations for Operation Iskra and the days of the blockade. The museum uses real things of the participants of events, equipment and ammunition of those times. *" The museum's not open on Mondays

Невский пятачок

Monuments / Landmarks

In the village of Nevskaya Dubrovka there is a memorial dedicated to the defense of the town's bridgehead during the Great Patriotic War. This monument is one of the Leningrad military and historical heritage sites called "Green Belt of Glory".

Набережная Невы

Pedestrian Plazas

Before dinner, you can walk in the fresh air near the Neva River. The pedestrian zone along the river is not too crowded, so you can enjoy the pleasant murmur of water here.


Eastern European Restaurants

There is a restaurant of European cuisine "Guests" next to the seafront. That's where our dinner will take place. A nice restaurant with delicious food will be a good place to end the day.

Saint Petersburg