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We invite you to the amazing Russian village Mandrogi, located in 30 kilometres from the town of Lodeynoye Polye, between the Ladoga and Onega lakes, on the left bank of the Svir river!
This village is a unique centre for recreation and tourism. Mandrogi was designed to accommodate corporate guests and visiting families; here, every effort is made to create a warm, homely atmosphere and welcome each guest with personal attention. At Mandrogi (which means ‘thresholds’ in the local language, Vepsian) a number of buildings have been constructed, including a series of traditional mansions decorated with intricate carving, two hotels, a post-office and artisans workshop imitating palatial Boyar terems, the homestead of a landowner and a large restaurant, called the ‘Gostiny Dvor’.
Multiple projects - historical, cultural, and commercial - are being implemented at Mandrogi simultaneously. For example, at the artisans’ workshop, masters of folk crafts not only create works of art, but also train all-comers in these subtle (and often long-forgotten) skills. Here you will get acquainted with Russian crafts & have a pleasant walk along the main street of the village. We will visit the Museum of vodka in order to taste wide range of drinks. Adult visitors are sure to be interested by the Vodka Museum. The museum’s collection includes more than two and a half thousand different labels of vodka: this is the number produced in the homeland of this infamous drink.
In the second part of our tour we will visit the majestic Alexander - Svirsky monastery - Russian Orthodox monastery situated deep in the woods .The golden age of this cloister falls in the 17th century. It was founded in 1487, when a monk of the Valaam Monastery, named Alexander, settled between Roschinsky and Holy lakes, 20 km to the east from Lake Ladoga and 6 km from the Svir River. During his life in the woods, he had a vision of the Holli Trinity who ordered him to build two oaken chapels dedicated to the Trinity and the Saviour's Transfiguration. These churches gave birth to the twin Trinity and the Transfiguration cloisters, collectively known as the Alexander Svirsky Monastery.
Why you should choose this tour:
-Our modern buses with large panoramic windows will allow you to observe the must-see attractions in Mandrogi.
-Our professional licensed guide will give you a lot of interesting information.
-Our optimal travel route allows you to see the main attractions of the Russian village + participate in master classes & enter the Alexander-Svirsky Monastery.
-Great opportunity to take memorable pictures while walking through the village.
Price includes entrance tickets to the Russian village.
Bus tour to Mandrogi is an excellent chance to experience life & culture of the Russian village! Buy your tickets online without any fee & a queue. It takes just a few minutes. You don't need to print a ticket, just show it from your mobile device!
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August: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
September: 07, 14, 21, 28
Departure at 07:30 a.m. (arrival at ~11:00 p.m).
Duration: 1 day.
Place of departure:
Place of departure/arrival: Ligovsky pr.10 (metro station "Vosstanya Square"). You can buy bus tickets on the website, without any queue & fee, or in our sales office: Nevsky prospect 22, 4th floor (*elevator), office 6 (don't buy tickets on the street!). In our office we offer free services: WC, water, city maps & booklets. The office is open daily, working hours. Сash & bank cards are accepted.