Small Orekhovy Island at the source of the Neva remembers the Swedes, one of the longest sieges in world history and the Great Patriotic War. I will tell you in understandable language about the past of the ancient fortress and draw your attention to interesting details. And views of the expanses of water during the crossing and from the tower will decorate the excursion. Individual excursion for 1-4 people Duration 5 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes By car Rating 5 on 1 review RUB 15600 per excursion Price for 1-4 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Really tough nut The citadel on Orekhovy Island was built by Novgorodians, but it changed hands many times. Here the first peace was concluded between Russia and Sweden. Here, the troops of Peter I conducted an unprecedented siege and captured Oreshek, although it was believed that the fortress could only be taken by starvation. I will tell you about this event, which gave Russia the "key to the Baltic Sea". You will learn how General Golitsyn outwitted the Swedes, while disobeying the emperor, and remained a hero. And you will also understand why the Nazis could not capture Oreshek, despite the fact that only 20 Soviet soldiers were holding the defense
The route of contrasts Despite its small size, the Shlisselburg Fortress is a museum where you can get a variety of experiences. Acquaintance with Oreshk will begin with a boat trip (in 20 minutes the ship will take us from the city of Shlisselburg to Orekhovy Island). After that, you will rise to the battle course, estimate the weight of the castle gates, visit two prisons - an old one and copied from the Americans at the end of the 19th century. Finally, you will come to the bank of cold Ladoga at the source of the Neva and remember the defenders of the fortress at the unusual avant-garde memorial
Prison stories In the Russian Empire, the fortress was at the same time the main political prison. We will remember the fate of noble prisoners: the first wife of Peter I, the deposed Tsar Ivan VI, whose whole life was spent in dungeons, and the favorite of the Empress Ernst Biron. We will see the cells where the Narodnaya Volya members were kept, we will visit the place of execution of Lenin's brother. And quotes from prisoners will immerse you in the atmosphere of a terrible prison: loneliness, silence and inaction.
- The excursion is conducted during the navigation period: from May 1 to October 31.
- Additional expenses: - travel by boat. Tariff (for 2 flights - there and back): 300 rubles / adults; 200 rubles / students, pensioners, 150 rubles / students; children under 7 years old are free. - visit to the Oreshek fortress museum: 250 rubles / adult; 150 rubles / pupils, students, pensioners; children under 7 years old are free.
The excursion starts at the Ladozhskaya metro station or by agreement. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.