A wonderful island. Holiday tour to Ladoga

Do you think it's unusual to spend the New Year holidays? How about a stylish glamping on an island in the most picturesque part of Lake Ladoga? Away from the bustling city, with an active program and immersion in the enchanting winter beauty of Europe's largest lake.

This program is perfect for winter holidays with family or friends: stylish and warm tents in the pine forest are designed for two or three people.

During the day, you can enjoy outdoor walks and winter activities. And in the evenings, you can relax by the fireplace in the tent-restaurant with panoramic views of the snow-covered Ladoga, admire the starry sky or arrange a Karelian spa in the furako bath right on the lake shore.

Location

Saint Petersburg, Moskovsky railway station
from
US$ 894
+ tickets to the starting point of the tour
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Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 28 – 31 Dec
    • 31 Dec, 2024 – 3 Jan, 2025
    • 3 – 6 Jan, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 26 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Saint Petersburg, Moskovsky railway station
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Dome glamping
You will stay in cozy domed tents on the island surrounded by a pine forest
Puppy delight
Chat with friendly huskies and even be able to walk the route on your own by dog sled
An unforgettable New Year
Celebrate this holiday in a warm company with dances, contests and Karelian dishes
With a breeze on the lake
Take a ride on airboats on Lake Ladoga — the largest lake in Europe!
An exciting master class
You and the chef will cook Karelian gateways on your own
A unique retro train
Take a ride on a steam–powered tourist train - the Ruskeala Express

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Transfer from Saint Petersburg to Karelia. Fortress Museum and dog sledding

    Arrival in St. Petersburg is strictly before 9 am.

    Meeting at the Moscow railway station.

    After meeting at the St. Petersburg train station, you will take a minibus or a large bus (depending on the size of the group) to the city of Sortavala, visiting iconic natural and historical sites of the Leningrad region and Ladoga region along the way.

    *Breakfast is not provided, we recommend having a snack on the plane or on the train.

    The first stop on the route in the Leningrad region (45 km on the way) will be the husky kennel to get acquainted with its main inhabitants — Siberian and Alaskan huskies and malamutes.

    Most of these kind and mischievous dogs are refuseniks, but now they have a family, the right care, attention and care.

    You will be told about the features of sled dog breeds, what they are, you will learn a lot about the world of sled racing. 

    You will complete the route on a dog sled as a cabin attendant or an honorary passenger.

    At the same time, 4-5 teams go on the route, the rest of the participants can take pictures with the dogs at this time, communicate with them and the owners of the kennel. 

    Further along the route you will have lunch and the Korela fortress (Keksholm Fortress), an object of cultural heritage of federal significance. 

    The ancient Russian wooden earth fortress of the XIV-XVI centuries was built by the Novgorodians in 1310 on the Castle Island.

    Korela is known as the place of imprisonment of Yemelyan Pugachev's family, and in modern history this place can be seen in the opening shots of Alexey Balabanov's cult film "Brother" and in the clip of the group "Nautilus Pompilius". 

    Transfer by airboat.

    In the evening, you will arrive at the marina in Sortavala, from where you will go glamping by airboat to the island located in the very center of the Ladoga skerries (20 minutes on the way). 

    Arrival at glamping.

    You will stay in the geo-domes and have dinner with Karelian cuisine.

    You will spend the night in cozy hemispherical tents surrounded by a pine forest.

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  • Day 2 - New Year in Karelian traditions
  • Day 3 - Winter Ladoga
  • Day 4 - Ruskeala Mountain Park. Completion of the program
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale

The tour includes accommodation in the Lago Ladoga dome glamping.

The cost of the tour for 1 person/rub. for double occupancy:

  • New Year's Eve: 79,500 rubles/person. + banquet 3,500 rubles/person. (mandatory payment before the start of the tour).
  • Dates after the New Year (without banquet and evening show) — 79,500 rubles/person.

The surcharge for single occupancy is 20,000 rubles/person.

We provide a 10% discount for children under 12 years old, as well as for the third person in the tent. Discounts are not cumulative.

Glamping "Lago Ladoga" 3 nights

You will live in the Lago Ladoga dome glamping. It is located in the most picturesque place of the Ladoga skerries — on the island of Havus, surrounded by a pine forest.

On the territory of glamping:

  • a panoramic lounge area where breakfast and dinner will be served for you, a dining and tea room (always available for guests) areas are organized inside the tent, as well as a relaxation area with a fireplace and board games;
  • There are 13 domed tents, each designed for 2-3 people. Inside there are two comfortable lower beds or one large one for couples and an extra bed upstairs, a bedside table, two armchairs and a coffee table by the panoramic window overlooking the forest and lake. There is also a wardrobe, sockets, a toilet and a washbasin. Each guest is provided with two towels. You will be warm, each dome has electric shutters and a fireplace with automatic fuel supply, you will not have to get up at night and throw firewood;
  • stylish and comfortable showers and toilets (on site);
  • 2 baths-furako — heated outdoor fonts right on the shore of the lake, here you can relax with a wonderful view;
  • a campfire area with seating where you can arrange atmospheric evening gatherings.
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Tour conditions

Group
up to 26 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
4 days 3 nights
Group meets at
Saint Petersburg, Moskovsky railway station

Included in price

  • double accommodation on the island in glamping (3 nights);
  • three meals a day with dishes of traditional Karelian cuisine (except breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day);
  • Festive quest game, Karelian quiz;
  • master class on making Karelian gates;
  • equipment rental and instructor work (skis, sleds, snowshoes, etc.);
  • all transfers according to the program and excursions on airboats;
  • services of guides, tour guides, chefs, animators and other glamping staff.

Paid extra

  • air or railway tickets to St. Petersburg (if necessary) and railway tickets from Sortavala;
  • New Year's banquet with an entertainment program (mandatory payment before the start of the tour for arrival from 30.12) — 3,500 rubles/person.;
  • single accommodation in a tent (optional) — 20,000 rubles/person.;
  • rent of a furako bathhouse (regardless of the number of participants) — 6,000 rubles.;
  • souvenirs and extras. glamping services (optional).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Personal belongings and equipment:

  • documents in sealed packaging:
    • passport;
    • medical policy;
  • backpack or travel bag;
  • an individual first aid kit;
  • personal hygiene products;
  • bathing accessories and slates (for visiting furako).

Clothing and shoes:

  • a warm winter jacket and trousers;
  • a down jacket or a vest;
  • 2 pairs of comfortable, waterproof and warm shoes;
  • a warm hat, buff or scarf;
  • gloves or mittens;
  • wool socks;
  • thermal underwear;
  • comfortable clothes for glamping;
  • festive clothes.
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  • from US$ 894
    28 – 31 Dec 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 894
    31 Dec, 2024 – 3 Jan, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 894
    3 – 6 Jan, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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