White nights. Sightseeing tour of Karelia and Solovki

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, see the white nights and visit many interesting places — all this is possible on a week-long tour of Karelia, where the main pearls of this northern region are collected.

Location

Petrozavodsk
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Duration
7 Days
6 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 17 – 23 Jun
    • 24 – 30 Jun
    • 1 – 7 Jul
    • 8 – 14 Jul
    • 15 – 21 Jul
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Premium
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 50 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Petrozavodsk
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Solovetsky Archipelago
We will visit the Solovetsky Monastery and get acquainted with its history
Marble Quarry
Let's go on a tour of the Ruskeala Mountain Park
The largest plain waterfall
We are waiting for a trip to the Kivach waterfall with a visit to the arboretum

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - A walk through Petrozavodsk. Kizhi Island

    07:50 Meeting in Petrozavodsk at the railway station at the 9th car of the train No. 018 Moscow — Petrozavodsk.

    Breakfast in a cafe in the city.

    Sightseeing tour of the capital of Karelia and a walk along the Onega embankment.

    And now we offer you to plunge into the friendly atmosphere of the northern city — the capital of Karelia — the city of Petrozavodsk.

    On the sightseeing tour, you will see the beautiful embankment of Lake Onega, where you will find the "Tree of Desires" and other avant-garde sculptures donated to the city by the twin cities.

    Be sure to take a look at the Governor's Park!

    Excursion to Kizhi Island.

    Ride on the "comet" (1 hour 20 min. along Lake Onega).

    Kizhi Island is a "calling card" not only of Karelia, but also of Russia.

    The unique ensemble of the Churchyard is known all over the world, and every year the flow of tourists wishing to visit the island is only growing!

    An excursion program through the museum-reserve with a visit to the Church of the Intercession and ethnographic expositions.

    Return to Petrozavodsk.

    Accommodation at the Peter Inn 4* hotel.

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  • Day 2 - Marble canyon of Ruskeala. Valaam Island (for an additional fee)
  • Day 3 - The center of Shungite. Kivach Waterfall
  • Day 4 - Solovetsky Islands
  • Day 5 - Boat trip and excursion to Bolshoy Zayatsky Island (for an additional fee)
  • Day 6 - Excursion to the Sekirnaya Mountain and the botanical garden (for an additional fee)
  • Day 7 - Departure
Difficulty
For any person
Tour organizer's comments

The tour has large bus crossings of up to 300 km in one direction

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Premium

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel and at a recreation center.

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

 Peter Inn, Pier, Solovetskaya SlobodaPeter Inn, Pier, Solovki-Hotel
Double room60 60061 600
Single room78 60079 600
Additional place50 60051 600

Discount for children under 10 years old — 3,000 rubles.

Tourists from St. Petersburg can leave Kemi on the sixth day of the tour by evening train No. 21 Kem - St. Petersburg. In this case, a discount is provided:

  • For double occupancy — 2,000 rubles/person.
  • For single occupancy — 3,000 rubles/person.
  • For additional information. place — 1,500 rubles/person.
The Piter Inn Hotel 2 nights

Piter Inn Hotel 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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The Berth Tourist Complex 2 nights
Solovetskaya Sloboda Hotel or The Solovki Hotel 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 50 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
7 days 6 nights
Group meets at
Petrozavodsk

Included in price

  • city tour of Petrozavodsk;
  • Kizhi Island tour;
  • excursion to Ruskeala Mountain Park — "Marble Canyon";
  • excursion to the Kivach waterfall;
  • visit to the Kivach Nature Reserve Museum;
  • visit to the arboretum of Karelian Birch on the territory of the Kivach Nature Reserve;
  • sightseeing tour of the Solovetsky Monastery;
  • transportation services along the route;
  • meals according to the program (7 breakfasts, 4 lunches);
  • habitation;
  • the work of a guide;
  • entrance tickets for excursions.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back from Kemi;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • entrance to the Akhvenkoski waterfall — 450 rubles/person.;
  • excursion to Valaam Island (booked upon purchase of the tour, paid on the spot):
    • adults — 5,500 rubles/person.; 
    • children under 12 years old inclusive — 3,000 rubles/person.;
  • the fee for visiting the protected area "Valaam Archipelago" (payment independently on the website of the Directorate of Specially Protected Natural Territories of regional significance of the Republic of Karelia) is 100 rubles/person.;
  • boat trip to Bolshoy Zayatsky Island with an excursion (booked together with the tour) — 1,300 rubles/person.;
  • excursion to the Sekirnaya Mountain. Holy Ascension skete — 1,500 rubles/person.;
  • many visiting sites charge a fee for photo and video shooting - from 10 to 150 rubles.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • warm clothes;
  • windbreaker;
  • a sweater or a light jacket;
  • raincoat or umbrella;
  • hats;
  • thin hat, gloves (on Solovki Island).
  • comfortable worn shoes (you will have to spend a lot of time on your feet);
  • autumn thin boots or sneakers;
  • drinking water and snacks on the road (it is better to purchase in advance, while on the route in Petrozavodsk, there are not always shops on the routes between cities and sightseeing sites);
  • remedies for motion sickness;
  • individual medications.

To visit monasteries and temples:

  • women need a headscarf and a skirt below the knee;
  • men need long trousers.

When visiting active monasteries and temples, women are not recommended to enter the territory in trousers or shorts and without a headdress.

Documents:

  • an identity document placed in an airtight package;
  • for tourists traveling with children, it is mandatory to have a birth certificate of children;
  • a compulsory medical insurance policy.


Please note that in summer, especially in early June, temperature differences from +30°C to +10°C are possible.

The forecast for mid-September is 13°-15°C of heat. Rains are possible.

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