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Excursions and tours on hydrofoils to Oreshek Fortress

The original routes offered by Nameteor.ru to the ancient Oreshek Fortress by hydrofoil are wonderful river boat trips combined with a themed tour.

The starting point of an exciting route is located near the Admiralty. The path runs upstream the Neva to Lake Ladoga. The destination point is the island where the formidable fortress with an affectionate name is located.

Hydrofoil to fortress Oreshek

Hydrofoils to the Shlisselburg Fortress from the SPb Center

The grandson of Alexander Nevsky found the right place to protect the Russian lands from the enemies coming from Ladoga. The famous Oreshek was erected on the island and it blocked the entrance to the Neva.

The fortress has seen a lot of battles since 1326. Several times it changed its “citizenship", was a place of exile and political prison. On an inaccessible island, behind the thick walls, the rulers hid the undesirable and freethinking people. The first prisoners of the fortress were the sister and wife of Emperor, Peter the Great.

During the Second World War, the Red Army kept the defense for almost 500 days and did not allow the German troops to force the Neva. Now here is a museum.

Do you want to see the historical center from the ship, to make a journey to the beautiful Ladoga, to learn the history of the old fortress? You can buy tickets online at Nameteor.ru in less than a minute. To become a member of the tour, look at the current timetable, determine the date, select a price and place an order.