Kizhi — Valaam — Solovki. Holy Legends of the North

On an educational trip to the Russian North, there are the islands of Kizhi and Valaam, the Ruskeala Mountain Park and a walk along the White Sea, as well as the Solovetsky Islands.

We will get acquainted with the history of this region and the beauty of the northern nature.

Location

Petrozavodsk
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 29 Jun – 3 Jul
    • 6 – 10 Jul
    • 13 – 17 Jul
    • 20 – 24 Jul
    • 27 – 31 Jul
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 40 people
Minimum age
5 years old
Group meet at
Petrozavodsk
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

The charm of the provincial town
During the tour you will see the monument to Peter I, visit the mouth of the Lososinka River, where Peter I founded a cannon factory and walk along the embankment of Lake Onega
Masterpieces of Kizhi Island
We will visit the architectural ensemble of the Kizhi Pogost, a particularly valuable object of cultural heritage of the peoples of the Russian Federation
Ruskeala
Magical lakes with clear water in a beautiful bowl of Ruskeal marble will make an indelible impression

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - A tour of Petrozavodsk. Kizhi Island

    Arrival in Petrozavodsk by train No. 018A.

    The guide meets the group on the platform, at the building with the spire, under the clock on the platform side.

    Breakfast in the restaurant.

    Bus sightseeing tour of Petrozavodsk "The charm of the provincial city".

    During the tour you will see the monument to Peter I, visit the mouth of the Lososinka River, where Peter I founded the cannon factory, walk along the embankment of Lake Onega, where you will get acquainted with the sculptural compositions presented to Petrozavodsk by the twin cities, Theater Square, Governor's Garden, visit the historical quarter of Petrozavodsk.

    Transfer by high-speed vessel "Comet" to Kizhi Island (travel time 1 hour 15 minutes).

    Sightseeing tour "Masterpieces of Kizhi Island".

    The architectural ensemble of the Kizhi Pogost, a particularly valuable object of cultural heritage of the peoples of the Russian Federation and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, attracts thousands of tourists from around the world every year.

    You will get acquainted with the multi—headed temples of Kizhi, visit a traditional peasant manor, talk with craftsmen who preserve ancient craft technologies, listen to the bells and see one of the Orthodox shrines of the Russian North - the Church of the Resurrection of Lazarus.

    Return to Petrozavodsk.

    Transfer to the hotel. Placement.

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  • Day 2 - Valaam Island. Ruskeala Mountain Park
  • Day 3 - Kivach Waterfall and the White Sea petroglyphs
  • Day 4 - The White Sea and the Solovetsky Islands
  • Day 5 - Excursion "Solovetsky skeets. History and legends"
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
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The tour includes accommodation in a hotel.

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the accommodation, RUB.:

 Double RoomSingle RoomAdditional place
«Piter-Inn» + 
"Solovetskaya Sloboda"
63 80055 600
«Piter-Inn» + 
Solovki Hotel
64 10076 50056 200
«Karelia&SPA» + 
"Solovetskaya Sloboda"
65 800
«Karelia&SPA» + 
Solovki Hotel
66 10076 400
"Petra" (standard/comfort) +
"Solovetskaya Sloboda"
65 200 / 66 40057 300
"Petra" (standard/comfort) +
Solovki Hotel
65 500 / 66 30077 70056 600
«Cosmos» + 
"Solovetskaya Sloboda"
67 50056 800
«Cosmos» + 
Solovki Hotel
67 80084 20056 800
"Frigate" +
"Solovetskaya Sloboda"
65 70059 500
"Frigate" +
Solovki Hotel
66 00078 70057 000
"The bag" +
"Solovetskaya Sloboda"
64 30059 500
"The bag" +
Solovki Hotel
64 60077 50057 000
Petrozavodsk +
"Solovetskaya Sloboda"
62 70055 800
Petrozavodsk +
Solovki Hotel
63 00075 30056 300

If necessary, it is possible to book for an additional fee. nights at the Kemi hotel, a place in a double standard room — 4,000 rubles.

Discounts:

  • children under 16 years of age — 3,150 rubles/ person.
  • for children under 12 years of age — 5,750 rubles/ person.
  • children under 10 years old — 8,250 rubles/ person.
Hotel "Piter-Inn" 4* or Karelia SPA Hotel or 2 nights
Hotel "Piter-Inn" 4*

The Piter-Inn is located in the center of Petrozavodsk, just a 2-minute walk from the central train station. 

It offers a 24-hour gym, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour front desk.

Each room has a telephone, air conditioning, a TV with digital channels and a safe. The private bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer.

The Paulaner Restaurant with its own brewery serves Bavarian, local and international cuisine. The cafe serves European cuisine, desserts and coffee.

The hotel has conference facilities. Guests can make use of the laundry service.

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Karelia SPA Hotel

Karelia&SPA Hotel is located in the very center of Petrozavodsk. It offers a well-equipped spa and rooms with panoramic views of Lake Onega and the surrounding park.

The bright rooms at the hotel feature wooden floors and wooden furniture. The rooms are equipped with a TV. There is a work desk and a private bathroom. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

The elegant restaurant has large windows overlooking Lake Onega. A buffet breakfast and a variety of traditional local dishes are served daily.

Guests of the hotel can book spa treatments and use the sauna. 

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The Petra Hotel

The Petra Hotel is located in the building of the cultural heritage object of the Republic of Karelia. The building was completely restored and reconstructed in 2022. 

Within walking distance of the railway station, the main attractions of the city, shopping malls, pharmacies and shops. 

A small number of rooms makes it possible to take care of each guest and creates an atmosphere of home comfort. 

The hotel building houses the BOTTEGA mixed cuisine gastrobar — the cuisine of Europe, Italy, Asia, and the Middle East. Complex breakfasts are prepared especially for the guests of the hotel.

  • Free Wi-Fi is available on site and in the rooms.
  • Free private parking for hotel guests
  • Free for families with children — cot, toilet seat, potty, sink stand
  • Delivery of drinks and dishes from the Bottega Gastrobar restaurant

Standard Single Room:

Bright and modern standard room with an area of 11 sq.m.
The room is equipped with one single bed, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator and a private bathroom.

In the rooms: work area, clothes rack, tea station, welcome bottled water, hair dryer, Wi-Fi.

The capacity is 1 place. One child under 6 years old — it is possible without a separate bed

Standard Double Room:

Bright and modern standard room with an area of 13.5 sq.m
It is equipped with one double or two twin beds and a private bathroom with a shower.

Each room has a work space, wardrobe, air conditioning, flat-screen TV, refrigerator, tea station, welcome bottled water, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.

Ideal for single or double occupancy
It can accommodate up to 2 people. One child under 6 years of age is allowed without a separate bed.

Room of the Comfort category:

Modern and spacious room with an area of 20 sq. m.
It is equipped with one double or two single beds, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator and a private bathroom.

Each room has a work space, wardrobe, tea station, welcome bottled water, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.

The room is suitable for double or triple occupancy. Two main beds and an extra bed for the third guest.

It can accommodate up to 3 people. One child under 6 years old is allowed without a separate bed.

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Cosmos Hotel

A modern hotel located right on the embankment of Petrozavodsk, on the shore of Lake Onega. The building is built in the shape of a ship, and the windows offer panoramic views. 

There is also a lobby bar. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Free private parking is available on site.

Guests of the Cosmos Petrozavodsk Hotel can relax in the large foyer with a glass roof, comfortable leather sofas and a piano. The spacious rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a work desk.

Due to its convenient location in the city center, the hotel offers easy access to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Lenin Avenue with numerous shops, museums and theaters is nearby.
Petrozavodsk Train Station is a 10—minute drive away, and Besovets Airport is a 30-minute drive away.

A standard room with everything you need and even more. Double bed or two separate beds with orthopedic mattress, TV, safe for valuables. Spend time with a loved one in a room with a beautiful view of Petrozavodsk.

In the room:

  • view of Petrozavodsk;
  • shower cabin;
  • workplace;
  • wardrobe;
  • TV;
  • satellite TV;
  • individual safe;
  • hair dryer;
  • beauty kit;
  • bath towels;
  • slippers;
  • mini-bar;
  • free internet;
  • tea stations.
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The Fregat Hotel

The Fregat Hotel is located in a green corner of Petrozavodsk, in the city center on the picturesque embankment of Lake Onega — one of the most beautiful and romantic places in Russia.

The hotel complex combines the comfort and tranquility of a country hotel with transport accessibility. 

The Fregat Hotel offers its guests 80 rooms of five different categories: 60 Standard rooms, including 1 Family Room and 1 room for people with disabilities;

In each room, guests can enjoy:

  • central ventilation/ air conditioning system;
  • fire safety system, electronic locks;
  • plasma panel and interactive television;
  • bathroom amenities and underfloor heating in the bathroom;
  • desk, telephone, safe, hair dryer, mini-bar;
  • free Wi-Fi Internet access.
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Hotel "Sakvoyazh"

The Sakvoyazh Hotel is located in the historical, business and cultural center of Petrozavodsk, in close proximity to all state institutions of the city, museums, theaters and shopping centers, which will please our guests, because it is so important to maintain punctuality in a large and bustling city. 

The very center of Petrozavodsk, but quiet and peaceful — the hotel is located on a one-way street, away from city highways and transport arteries. 

Within walking distance is the famous Embankment of the city with parks, squares, recreation areas, Markelov exercise machines and unsurpassed views of Lake Onega.

The advantage of the hotel is a calm chamber atmosphere, which will allow you to relax after a hard day, as well as hold a business meeting. The hotel staff is attentive to each guest and guarantees attention and impeccable quality of service in the field of hospitality.

  • Cozy and comfortable 23 rooms with all amenities.
  • A buffet breakfast is provided free of charge.
  • Evening tea and coffee with confectionery are free of charge.
  • Cash and non-cash payment.
  • Registration of all necessary documents.
  • Free wireless Internet (Wi-Fi).
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Petrozavodsk Hotel

The Petrozavodsk Hotel is located in the very center of the city. There are 39 rooms to choose from, 21 of them are superior categories. The discreet design in neutral tones and modern amenities create the necessary atmosphere for a comfortable and relaxed stay. The hotel provides guests with high-quality service and everything they need to relax after a busy day. During your stay, you can get all the necessary information from the administrator about the sights and entertainment of Petrozavodsk, order lunch or dinner from the restaurant directly to your room. The sights of the central squares, national museums and the famous embankment with unique sculptures are within walking distance from the hotel.

Standard double
Room facilities: 2 separate beds or 1 double bed, shower and toilet in the room, TV, stool, table, floor lamp, clothes hangers, mirror, glasses, information folder for the guest.

Included:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Calling a taxi 
  • Satellite TV
  • Cooler with cold/hot water
  • Bed linen is changed every 3 days 
  • Daily cleaning
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Solovetskaya Sloboda Hotel 2* or The Solovki Hotel 1 night
Kem Hotel 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 40 tourists
Minimum age
5 years old
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Petrozavodsk

Included in price

  • sightseeing and transportation services on the route;
  • entrance tickets to the display objects;
  • accommodation in a hotel room with amenities;
  • meals according to the program:
    • Day 1: breakfast;
    • Day 2: breakfast, lunch;
    • Day 3: breakfast, lunch;
    • Day 4: breakfast, lunch;
    • Day 5: breakfast, lunch.
  • the work of a guide.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back from Kemi;
  • additional excursions;
  • transfers outside the program;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • extra night at the Kemi hotel, a place in a double standard room — 4,000 rubles.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

1. Medical preparations for individual needs.
2. Documents: passport, insurance policy (medical).
3. Comfortable sports shoes:

  • sneakers or moccasins, but not new, but familiar and comfortable;
  • replacement shoes (light sneakers or sneakers).

4. Sportswear for hot and cool weather:

  • The jacket is windproof, waterproof;
  • raincoat;
  • warm tracksuit (sweatshirt, pants);
  • T-shirts with long (from sunburn) and short sleeves;
  • sports trousers;
  • shorts;
  • socks.

5. Headdress: cap, panama hat (with visor). 
6. Bathing suit. 
7. Personal hygiene products. 
8. Useful equipment:

  • small backpack (20-30 l);
  • flashlight with spare batteries;
  • sunscreen (required);
  • sunglasses.

9. For photo and video equipment, take care of an airtight package in case of rain.
10. To visit ecological excursions, you must have comfortable shoes and clothes!

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Dates and Prices

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