A weekend in Karelia for 3 days. Autumn-winter tour

A bright and dynamic weekend in fabulous Karelia! 

We will see the best sights of Karelia in all their glory and taste delicious dishes of national cuisine.

According to individual requests, the program can be organized on any date.

Location

Petrozavodsk
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 6 – 8 Sep
    • 13 – 15 Sep
    • 20 – 22 Sep
    • 27 – 29 Sep
    • 4 – 6 Oct
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 25 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

Tour of the capital of Karelia
We will get acquainted with the historical center, the governor's Park and take a walk along Lake Onega
Ruskeala Mountain Park
We will stop at the Ruskeala waterfalls and admire the views of the emerald waters of the man-made Marble Lake
Marcial Waters Resort
We will learn the history of the resort, taste the water from the healing springs and see the church of St. Peter the Apostle
Girvas Volcano
We will visit a unique natural site — here frozen lava, rocks, sand dunes and dense pine forests
Kivach Waterfall
We will enjoy the fascinating view of a powerful stream of water, a real Karelian birch and visit the Nature Museum
Holidays for every taste
If desired, we can supplement the program with an excursion to Kizhi Island or to the kennel of sled dogs and deer

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - A tour of Petrozavodsk. Karelian Design Center. Excursions to choose from: Kizhi Museum-Reserve, sled dog and deer kennel

    We meet our dear guests at the Petrozavodsk railway station. 

    07:50 Upon arrival of train No. 18, the guide meets you on the platform at the railway station building with a sign "Weekend in Karelia".

    Tourists who arrived on earlier trains or on their own transport approach the meeting place.

    Breakfast in a cozy cafe.

    *If tourists arrive later (train No. 92 at 09:18), a meeting at the railway station and a free transfer will be arranged for them to meet the group on the route.
    In this case, tourists have breakfast on their own.

    Tour of the capital of Karelia (duration: 2-2.5 hours).

    Petrozavodsk is the younger brother of St. Petersburg, born with him in the same year. 

    It was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great. 

    You will get acquainted with the historical center, the monument to Peter I, the governor's Park. 

    A promenade along the beautiful city embankment along Lake Onega, where there is a collection of original sculptures located in the open air.

    The guide will also show you cozy restaurants and cafes where you can taste national cuisine.

    Visit to the Karelian Design Center.

    This is an introduction to traditional materials for the region through the works of Karelian artisans, exclusive designer furniture in the interior in the Karelian style, its own line of clothing and textiles with prints based on the embroidery of the National Museum of Karelia.

    Souvenirs are also presented: interior decor made of Karelian birch, shungite, ceramics, gypsum, using traditional embroidery, yagel, Karelian aromas, petroglyphs.

    All the items in the showroom are the author's work of masters from Karelia.

    Lunch with elements of national cuisine.

    Accommodation at the Severnaya 4* Hotel is located in the historical center of Petrozavodsk. Nearby there are museums, souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants.

    For an additional fee, excursions to choose from:

    1. Excursion to the Kizhi Museum-Reserve (booked in advance, duration: 6 hours). 

    It is held during the summer navigation on Lake Onega (until mid-October).

    Cost:

    • adult — 5,300 rubles/person.; 
    • pensioner — 4,900 rubles/person.; 
    • child 6-16 years old — 4,900 rubles/person.;
    • a child from 2 to 5 years old (inclusive) — 3,300 rubles/person.; 
    • a child under 2 years old (not inclusive) is free of charge.

    Required: Booking and payment for the tour when ordering the tour.

    2. Excursion to the kennel of sled dogs and reindeer (duration: 3 hours).

    The cost is 2,000 rubles/person.

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  • Day 2 - The unique Ruskeala Mountain Park
  • Day 3 - "Marcial waters". Girvas volcano. Kivach Waterfall
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium

The tour includes accommodation in a Petrozavodsk hotel (breakfast buffet).

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

 Double RoomSingle RoomAdditional place
Hotel "Severnaya"22 20025 40021 400
The Petra Hotel23 00027 70022 000

Discounts on the tour:

  • a child under 6 years of age — 1,000 rubles.;
  • a child from 7 to 16 years old — 500 rubles.;
  • a pensioner over 60 years old — 400 rubles.

You can specify the accommodation requirements: DBL (2-bed room with one bed) or TWIN (2-bed room with two separate beds).

Severnaya Hotel 4* or The Petra Hotel 2 nights
Severnaya Hotel 4*

Severnaya Hotel is located in the center of Petrozavodsk, just 1 km from Lake Onega and a 15-minute walk from the train station and public transport stops.

The Severnaya Hotel offers a wide range of rooms, suites and apartments equipped with everything you need.

The hotel has a business center with meeting facilities.

The attentive staff of the Severnaya Hotel will assist with visa processing and can arrange excursions on request.

Shopping and business areas of the city can be visited near the Severnaya Hotel, as well as restaurants and museums nearby. Guests can explore the neoclassical architectural heritage of Petrozavodsk or take a walk along Lake Onega.

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Another option
The Petra Hotel

The Petra Hotel is located in the center of Petrozavodsk, in a historic building.

A small number of rooms will allow you to enjoy your stay in a homely and cozy atmosphere. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a TV, a refrigerator and a private bathroom. A work area is installed, bottled water is offered, a hairdryer is provided, and Wi-Fi is available on site.

On the ground floor there is a gastrobar "BOTTEGA", which serves dishes from Europe, Italy, Asia and the Middle East. Complex breakfasts can be ordered.

There are various parks and squares, pharmacies and shops nearby. The distance to Besovets airport is 14.4 km, to the railway station — 0.4 km.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 25 tourists
Minimum age
5 years old
Duration
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at
Petrozavodsk

Included in price

  • accommodation in rooms of the selected category (2 nights in Petrozavodsk);
  • meals specified in the program (3 breakfasts, 1 lunch);
  • sightseeing tour of Petrozavodsk;
  • visit to the Karelian Design Center;
  • excursion to the Ruskeala Mountain Park;
  • excursion to the Marcial Waters resort, Girvas volcano and Kivach Nature Reserve;
  • transportation services according to the program;
  • the work of the guide according to the program (3 days).

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back;
  • meals not included in the tour price;
  • services not included in the tour price;
  • airport transfer;
  • excursion to the Kizhi Museum-Reserve (booked in advance):
    • adult — 5,300 rubles/person.; 
    • pensioner — 4,900 rubles/person.; 
    • child 6-16 years old — 4,900 rubles/person.;
    • a child from 2 to 5 years old (inclusive) — 3,300 rubles/person.; 
    • child under 2 years old (not inclusive) — free of charge;
  • excursion to the kennel of sled dogs and reindeer — 2,000 rubles/person.;
  • a walk along the ecotrope at the Ruskeala waterfalls:
    • adult — 400 rubles/person.;
    • children, pensioners, students — 300 rubles/person.;
  • additional programs on the territory of the Ruskeala Mountain Park (purchased on site, not booked in advance):
    • excursion "Underground Ruskeala";
    • the exposition of wooden sculptures "The Abode of Angels";
    • trolley ride (zip-line);
  • personal expenses.

It's important to know

Are plane tickets included in the tour price?

Air and railway tickets are not included in the price of the tour. You can purchase them yourself or contact us for help.

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    1 Sep – 25 Nov
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    6 – 8 Sep 3 days 2 nights
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    13 – 15 Sep 3 days 2 nights
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    20 – 22 Sep 3 days 2 nights
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    27 – 29 Sep 3 days 2 nights
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    4 – 6 Oct 3 days 2 nights
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