Sand dunes and pines on the shores of the Gulf of Finland attracted St. Petersburg bohemians as early as the beginning of the 20th century. Although gentlemen vacationers did not even suspect that the Sestroretsk resort is a place where nature itself heals! Today here you will see their graceful dachas - wooden, in the Art Nouveau style. You will learn about the peculiarities of this corner near St. Petersburg, hear about its inhabitants and take a walk mentally. Group excursion Duration 4 hours Group size up to 20 people Children Without children How it goes On foot Rating 5 on 6 reviews 600 rubles per person
What awaits you
Unique resort Why did Sestroretsk deserve such a title? Let's talk about this while walking along the coast of the Gulf of Finland and admiring the pine trees. You will understand how the city of gunsmiths turned into the best resort in St. Petersburg. You will learn how they were treated here before the revolution, how they bathed at the beginning of the last century and how they rest now; discover the benefits of phytoncides and terrenkurs. And on the way you will see the historical medical building of Sestroretsk and the recreated Forest building
Old Petersburg dachas - immersion in the atmosphere For a 4-hour walk from the Kanonerka district to the Resort, you will see many holiday cottages - wooden masterpieces in the Art Nouveau style. Hear how this area began to actively build up in the late 19th - early 20th centuries, what famous people lived in Sestroretsk and what traditions developed here. Experience an amazing mix of modern private houses and old renovated houses, striking in size. In our itinerary, the dachas of the architect Kosyakov, the manufacturer Kan, the teacher Krivdina, the engineer Pravdzik, the merchant Likhachev and many others, as well as the Shalyapin gazebo and the House-Fairy Tale
If the group wishes, we stop by for a cup of coffee at the Scandinavia Hotel - there are three luxurious renovated summer cottages on its territory.
- The excursion for you will be led by me or another guide from our team
- There are no mandatory additional costs. On request, the rental of an audio device for comfortable listening is paid for - 120 rubles.
The excursion starts in the city of Sestroretsk. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.