A great trip to Karelia

All the most interesting things in Karelia are waiting for you on this tour!

You will visit the first Russian resort of Marcial Waters, learn how to make products from shungite, visit Valaam Island, go to the Ruskeala mountain park, visit the ethnographic village of Kinerma. 

You will also spend the day rafting, taste traditional Karelian cuisine and stroll through the historical center of Petrozavodsk.    

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
  • Upscale
  • Premium
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 40 people
Minimum age
5 years old
Group meet at
Petrozavodsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

An impressive canyon
You will see magical lakes with clear water in a beautiful bowl made of Ruskeala marble
The healing stone of Karelia
Visit the "shungite cave", where you can have a relaxation session
The most beautiful village in Russia
You will feel like a resident of this old village and touch the village life
Extraction of almandine pomegranate
Stop by the place of the Tunic, where you can look for a semiprecious stone to remember yourself by
Rafting
Go to the Karelian forest, where you will find a safe, full of emotions and impressions rafting on the Shuya River
A spiritual tea party
You will taste delicious and fragrant Ivan tea made from Karelian herbs

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Excursion "Legends of the Salmi Strait". Marcial Waters Resort. Kivach Waterfall

    Arrival in Petrozavodsk by train No. 018A.

    The guide meets you on the platform, at the building with the spire. 

    Breakfast in the restaurant.

    Ecological tour "Legends of the Salmi Strait". 

    Visit the Church of the Presentation of the Lord, the Botanical Garden of Petrozavodsk University, which is located among rocks and coniferous forests on the slope of a relict volcano.

    A visit to the unique natural monument of the legendary rock-throne "Devil's Chair", which offers a stunning panorama of Petrozavodsk and the Petrozavodsk Bay of Lake Onega.

    A visit to the unique KARSTONE facility, which manufactures products from the most useful mineral on earth – shungite from the Zazhoginsky deposit. 

    The homeland of shungite – Zaonezhye is one of the most original places in Karelia and the Russian North. 

    Recently, shungite has become known far beyond the borders of Karelia due to its properties. 

    Tourists coming to our region tend to buy products made of this unique stone. 

    And what is its uniqueness? 

    Is it only found in Zaonezhye? 

    Are his extraordinary qualities valid? 

    What is the mystery of shungite, which has become a real "brand" of Karelia these days?

    You can make up your mind by visiting the "shungite cave", where you can have a relaxation session.

    You will enjoy a tasting of delicious and fragrant Ivan tea made from Karelian herbs.

    The walls of the room are lined with shungite tiles.

    Your attention will be offered products made of "black stone", which  You can buy it as souvenirs.  

    Lunch at a cafe on the route.

     Visit Kivach Waterfall, one of the largest lowland waterfalls in Europe. Inspection of the Museum of Nature and the grove of Karelian birch.

    Departure for a country trip with a visit to the first Russian resort of Marcial Waters

    Visit to the Church of the Apostle Peter, built in 1721 for vacationers of the resort. 

    It contains chiseled candlesticks made by the hands of Peter the Great, an original iconostasis celebrating the victory of Russian weapons in the Northern War (painting of the first quarter of the XVIII century), carved wooden sculpture and other elements of the temple that have been preserved since Peter the Great. 

    Transfer to the hotel. 

    Placement.

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  • Day 2 - Valaam Island and Ruskeala Mountain Park
  • Day 3 - Rafting on the Shuya River
  • Day 4 - Yukankoski Waterfall. Kinerma Village
  • Day 5 - A tour of the historical center of Petrozavodsk. Kizhi Island (optional)
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel.

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

 Double
Number
Single room
Number
Additional place
«Piter-Inn»46 20055 20039 700
«Karelia&SPA»50 50055 500
"Severnaya"45 80051 60041 000
«Petra»49 30063 00042 000
«Cosmos»54 00067 50041 000
"Frigate"50 30060 00041 500
"The valise"47 50057 50041 500
Petrozavodsk43 90052 90039 900

Discounts for children:

  • up to 12 years old — 3,800 rubles/person.;
  • up to 17 years old — 1,400 rubles/person.
The Piter-Inn Hotel or Karelia SPA Hotel or 4 nights
The Piter-Inn Hotel

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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Severnaya Hotel

Severnaya Hotel is located in the center of Petrozavodsk, a 15-minute walk from the train station and public transport lines. 

The hotel offers a variety of rooms, suites and apartments, fully furnished. There is a spa center, including a gym and sauna, as well as a business center with conference rooms.

The attentive hotel staff will assist with visa procedures and can arrange excursions on request. 

The hotel is located close to shopping and business areas, restaurants, museums. Guests can enjoy exploring the neoclassical architectural heritage of Petrozavodsk or stroll along Lake Onega. 

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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 old 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.

The capacity is up to 3 seats. 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 wonderful 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 necessary 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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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 objects of the show;
  • hotel accommodation in rooms of the selected category;
  • meals specified in the tour program:
    • Day 1: Breakfast, lunch;
    • Day 2: Breakfast, lunch;
    • Day 3: Breakfast, lunch picnic;
    • Day 4: Breakfast, lunch;
    • Day 5: Breakfast;
  • the work of a tour guide.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back;
  • meals not included in the tour program (dinners);
  • excursion to Kizhi Island (booked upon purchase of the tour, paid upon arrival on the tour):
    • adult — 5,700 rubles/person.; 
    • a child under 16 years old inclusive — 3,450 rubles/person.

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.

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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 500
    29 Jun – 3 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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  • from US$ 500
    6 – 10 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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  • from US$ 500
    13 – 17 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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    20 – 24 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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    27 – 31 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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