A ferry trip to the fortress island, a fishing lesson, and dining like a local!
Experience fishing in Russia and also see a very ancient fortress that was "an apple of discord" between the Russian and Swedish people. It was also a very important military point of the past. You will be able to see the museums, prisons and old walls of the fortress. You will have a touch of history and from there it is time to go fishing.
Our fishing experience will be on the shore of Ladoga lake. Your fishing leader will be a very experienced fisherman called San Sanych who will teach you how to fish from the shore and by boat and make you a very tasty dinner with fish and potatoes, strong drinks, tea and pies, the national Russian style. You will enjoy the Russian lifestyle there and have lots of fun!
In case the season is not suitable for a fishing excursion we can take another one to another beautiful island and the fortress of Kronestadt, have and excursion and a boat trip by the forts (small islands) near Kronstadt. Please contact me and I will customize this tour for you. Just enjoy!
11:00 Meeting and leaving to Noteburg fortress, guiding and explaining to you about this exciting fortress island on the way.
12:00-14:00 Crossing by ferry to the fortress, walking there, possible excursion. The fortress is very old and has a lot of prisons, museums and history objects.
14:00-18:00 Fishing and dinner at the place of local fisherman "San Sanych". He will explain to you the Ladoga fishing principles, make a great fish soup and smoked fish for you with strong drinks and tea with honey. He will also lead you to fish by boat to Ladoga lake. You will also enjoy the home of normal Russian fisherman, his animals and lifestyle.
19:00- You will get back
NOTE! During the winter time the excursion is different! The navigation time 1th of May-15th of October. In winter time (or in summer on demand) the tour will be held in Kronestadt and its naval military forts and island trip. Contact me for details of the Kronestadt military island tour.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We will meet at the point that is convenient for you in St. Petersburg and I will also hold a paper with your name in my hands.
End location: I will bring you back to the point that is convenient for you in St. Petersburg.
Duration: 8 hours
Heavy traffic may affect the tour duration.
Taxi or minivan, public transportation.
-My services as your private tour guide
-Modern air conditioned taxi cab on the way to the fortress and back
-Entrance fee to the fortress
-Crossing to the fortress island by ferry
-Fishing by boat with a professional (fishing lesson)
-Home made dinner
-A bottle of water per person
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 RUR - Inside the museum excursion
Drinks and snacks
Possible inside the museum excursion.
Drinks and snacks.
Private driver with a modern air conditioned vehicle on request.
I am not a driver guide but I will make transportation arrangements.
I cannot guide inside museums at the moment.