Time to enjoy the winter countryside! On our way to Mandrogi village we will travel by Ladoga Lake and entertain kids with endless stories of the past: ancient Russian trade patterns from North to South, from Asia to Europe, about "bigwatermen", and the Russia's oldest capital role during the greatest wars.
Incredibly beautiful traditional Russian village is a place where the past meets the present. You will walk the streets of this beautiful wooden village, go inside old wooden houses, visit the real estate of Russian noble family. We shall also witness ancient
Russian folk crafts: potters, birchbark goods makers, wooden carvings, lace makers and painters on wood.
Some of them earned the world’s recognition and are absolutely unique. Your kids can prove themselves in a real smithy and make a great souvenirs!
And then…the Fairy Tale Time! We shall visit mysterious “Lukomorye” where all the famous Russian tales’ characters live.
Lunch in a local “tractir” – a tavern. Frozen travelers are welcome to get a shot of vodka in the Museum of Vodka, and then take a ‘Russian troika” horse ride. Return to hotel to make rest after a day of outdoor activities.