Favorite brands of Karelia

Summer combined tour to Karelia with a visit to the main attractions of the region. You will take part in rafting, take a walk in the Ruskeala Mountain Park, visit Kizhi Island and enter the Shungite Center.

All the most interesting things in Karelia on this trip!

Location

Russia, Republic of Karelia, Sortavala
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US$ 487
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 23 – 27 Jun
    • 7 – 11 Jul
    • 14 – 18 Jul
    • 18 – 22 Aug
    • 25 – 29 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 50 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Republic of Karelia, Sortavala
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Kivach Waterfall
We will see one of the largest flat waterfalls in Europe
Marble Canyon
We will visit the Ruskeala Mountain Park, the marble quarry of which is an object of cultural heritage
Kizhi Island
Let's visit the "business card" of Russia
Karelian drive
Let's go rafting on the most famous river in Karelia
Petrozavodsk
Let's take a walk around the capital of Karelia and enjoy the views from the Onega embankment

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting, Marble Canyon of Ruskeala Park

    08:28 Meeting in Sortavala train No. 160 at the entrance to the railway station from the city.

    Breakfast in a cafe in the city.

    Departure by comfortable bus to Ruskeala Mountain Park.

    Excursion to the Ruskeala Mountain Park – "Marble Canyon".

    The park was created in 2005 on the basis of a unique monument of the industrial heritage of Russia, the Ruskeala marble quarry. 

    Marble mining was started here in 1769 by decree of Catherine II to decorate the famous buildings of St. Petersburg: the Marble Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Mariinsky Palace, etc. 

    The combination of Karelian nature and human activity has given these quarries a surprisingly picturesque appearance, which attracts travel enthusiasts not only from Karelia.

    The next stop is at the Ruskeala Akhvenkoski waterfall

    The bathing scene of one of the heroines of the film "And the dawns are quiet here" was filmed at this waterfall. 

    Amazingly picturesque nature invariably attracts the creators of modern films with its mysterious beauty and some mysterious power. 

    In 2010, a fantasy film "The Dark World" was shot here (entrance to the waterfall is paid for on the spot).

    Arrival in Sortavala. 

    Dinner at a cafe in the city.

    Accommodation at the Piipun Piha Hotel.

  • Day 2 - Valaam Island (additional fee). Departure to Petrozavodsk
  • Day 3 - Sightseeing tour of Petrozavodsk. Kizhi Island
  • Day 4 - Kivach Waterfall
  • Day 5 - Rafting on the Shuya River
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
Comfort
  • Upscale

The tour includes accommodation in hotels.

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

PlacementPiipun Piha + Peter Inn
Double room, adult42 800
Double room, child up to 12 years old40 800
Single room54 000
Extra seat, adult36 800
Extra place, child under 12 years old34 800
Peter Inn 3 nights

The hotel is located in the center of Petrozavodsk, just a 2-minute walk from the central station. The Piter Inn offers a 24-hour gym, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour front desk.

The bright rooms are decorated in a modern style and equipped with air conditioning. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV, telephone and safe. The private bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer. Some rooms offer scenic views of Lake Onega.

The Paulaner Restaurant with its own brewery serves Bavarian, local and international cuisine. Snacks and cocktails are available at the cafe. The hotel also has a sushi bar and a coffee lounge.

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Piipun Piha 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 50 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Republic of Karelia, Sortavala

Included in price

  • accommodation in selected hotels;
  • transportation services;
  • tour service;
  • meals specified in the program;
  • the work of a guide and instructors;
  • entrance tickets for excursions.

Paid extra

  • tickets to Sortavala and back from Petrozavodsk;
  • 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.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • an identity document placed in an airtight package;
  • for tourists traveling with children, a birth certificate of children is required;
  • compulsory medical insurance policy;
  • To visit monasteries and temples, women will need a headscarf and a skirt below the knee, and men will need long trousers. Shoes for the trip should be comfortable;
  • do not forget to take with you the medicines that you take all the time, and those that you may need;
  • many visiting sites charge a fee for photo and video shooting (from 10 to 150 rubles);
  • Please note that in the summer, especially in early June, temperature differences from +30 to +10 are possible. Therefore, take care in advance of warm clothes, windbreakers, hats and comfortable, familiar, worn shoes, because you will have to spend a lot of time on your feet.
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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 487
    23 – 27 Jun 5 days 4 nights
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  • from US$ 487
    7 – 11 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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  • from US$ 487
    14 – 18 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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  • from US$ 487
    18 – 22 Aug 5 days 4 nights
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  • from US$ 487
    25 – 29 Aug 5 days 4 nights
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