A weekend in Karelia. Summer travel

A weekend summer tour is a great opportunity to see the "business cards" of Karelia. 

You will travel by Meteor to Kizhi Island, visit the Marcial Waters resort, visit the Kivach Nature Reserve and the Ruskeala Mountain Park.

And you can also walk along the ecotrope with hinged bridges and ride the Ruskeala Express retro train.

Location

Petrozavodsk
from
US$ 328
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 28 – 30 Jun
    • 5 – 7 Jul
    • 12 – 14 Jul
    • 19 – 21 Jul
    • 26 – 28 Jul
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Premium
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 50 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

Sightseeing classics
You will see the main places that attract tourists in Karelia
Northern romance
Spend the weekend in the land of amazing northern nature and clean air
Traveling by retro train
If you wish, you can go to Sortavala on the Ruskeala Express

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - A tour of Petrozavodsk. Kizhi Island

    We meet our dear guests at the Petrozavodsk railway station upon arrival of train No. 18 (~07:50). 

    The guide greets you with a sign "Weekend in Karelia".

    • Tourists who arrived on earlier trains or on their own transport approach the meeting place.
    • We recommend arriving by plane on the eve of the tour and booking an additional one. overnight at the hotel.
    • If tourists arrive later (train No. 92), 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.

    Breakfast in a cozy cafe.

    A tour of the capital of Karelia

    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.

    Excursion to Kizhi Island, the pearl of Karelian wooden architecture (duration of the trip is 7 hours). 

    A trip by Meteor along Lake Onega to Kizhi Island (1 hour and 30 minutes on the way). 

    Visit the famous open-air museum, where a unique collection of monuments of wooden architecture is collected. 

    You will see the 22nd Transfiguration Church after restoration, visit the interiors of the Church of the Intercession of the Virgin and the ethnographic exposition in the peasant hut, where traditional peasant crafts are demonstrated.

    Supper.

    Accommodation at the selected hotel after the end of the excursion program.

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

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Premium

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel.

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

 Double room
placement
Single room
placement
Additional place
The Runa Hotel28 80032 90026 950
Hotel Severnaya 4*31 20036 40028 500
Hotel "Fregat" 4*33 80039 50028 800

Discounts:

  • a child under 7 years old — 2,500 rubles.;
  • a student under 16 years of age — 2,000 rubles.;
  • a pensioner over 60 years old — 300 rubles.;
  • a tourist leaving on Sunday by Swallow at 18:32 (for a missed dinner) — 550 rubles.

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

The Fregat Hotel or The Runa Hotel or 2 nights
The Fregat Hotel

The Fregat Hotel is located in a quiet location in the center of Petrozavodsk, on the picturesque shore of Lake Onega. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. It offers a restaurant and secure parking.

The rooms are equipped with a minibar and a flat-screen TV with Smart TV technology. They are equipped with a work desk, a telephone and a safe. The modern private bathroom comes with underfloor heating, a hairdryer and toiletries.

The hotel's restaurant serves a buffet breakfast, as well as European and Russian cuisine. The gym and lobby bar of the Fregat Hotel are open around the clock.

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Another option
The Runa Hotel

This hotel is located in the center of Petrozavodsk, 500 meters from the central train station. Runa Hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour front desk.

The bright rooms of the hotel are decorated in warm colors. Each room has a TV and an electric kettle.

There is a kitchen area with a refrigerator, microwave and necessary utensils. The hotel also has a cooler. A variety of cafes and restaurants can be found within a 10-minute walk.

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Another option
Severnaya Hotel

The Severnaya Hotel is located in the very center of Petrozavodsk, surrounded by the main attractions and infrastructure facilities. Guests can take advantage of high—quality service - free Wi-Fi, luggage storage and a gym.

The hotel offers cozy and modern rooms, which are fully equipped with everything you need. Each room has everything you need — ergonomic furniture, modern appliances and an individual bathroom. Regular cleaning is carried out everywhere.

Delicious and hearty breakfasts are served every morning, which are fully equipped with everything you need. There is also a restaurant consisting of several halls. Everything is prepared exclusively from fresh products.

There is a bus stop next to the hotel, as well as a museum of local lore and picturesque parks for long walks.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 50 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 according to the program (3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners);
  • sightseeing tour of Petrozavodsk;
  • excursions: 
    • Kizhi Museum-Reserve;
    • to the Kivach Nature Reserve;
    • Marcial Waters Resort;
    • Girvas volcano;
    • Ruskeala Mountain Park;
  • transportation services according to the program;
  • the work of a guide and an accompanying person according to the program.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back from Sortavala;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • entrance to the ecotrope at Ruskeala waterfalls:
    • adults — ~400 rubles/person.;
    • children, pensioners, students — ~300 rubles/person.;
  • ticket for the Ruskeala Express retro train.

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. Headgear: 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.
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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 328
    28 – 30 Jun 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 328
    5 – 7 Jul 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 328
    12 – 14 Jul 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 328
    19 – 21 Jul 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 328
    26 – 28 Jul 3 days 2 nights
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