February holidays in Karelia

Embark on an unforgettable journey on a festive three-day tour on February 23 to wonderful Karelia. 

You will visit the Siberian husky nursery, visit the Kivach Nature Reserve, the Ruskeala Mountain Park, take the opportunity to see the UNESCO monument on Kizhi Island, ride along the lake on a hovercraft and learn about the history of Karelia on active excursions.

This tour is filled with vivid and unforgettable impressions!

Location

Petrozavodsk
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US$ 213
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 21 – 23 Feb, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Premium
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 40 people
Minimum age
3 years old
Group meet at
Petrozavodsk
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

The Northern Hero
We will see the Kivach waterfall - one of the largest flat waterfalls in Europe
Excursions to choose from
If desired, we will go to the Kizhi Museum-reserve or visit the festive program in the village of Kindasovo
Ruskeala
Let's admire the splendor of the most famous marble quarry in winter guise

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Petrozavodsk, Kivach Nature Reserve

    07:50 We meet our dear guests at the Petrozavodsk railway station.

    The guide meets the arrival of train No. 18 from Moscow (a sign with the name of the tour). 

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

    Tourists arriving from St. Petersburg at 11.57 on the Swallow (train No. 804H) skip breakfast, sightseeing tour and the program at the Kantele House. 

    Meeting tourists at the railway station upon arrival of the Lastochka train. 

    Breakfast in a cozy cafe.

    A tour of the capital of the Republic of Karelia. 

    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.

    A tour of the Kantele House + a master class.

    On the tour you will get acquainted with the history of the Kantele House, learn the secrets of making kantele — a traditional musical instrument, stage clothes of artists created based on the "motives" of Karelian costumes. 

    You will also get acquainted with the work of the workshop of national instruments and the department for the creation, restoration and storage of folk costumes. 

    Immersion in the culture of the indigenous peoples of Karelia. 

    At the end of the tour there will be one of two master classes with the artists of the Kantele ensemble (training in the elements of national dance or learning to play the kantele instrument).

    A delicious lunch.

    Tasting of tincture of local berries as a gift.

    Bus tour to the Kivach Nature Reserve.

    A trip to the Kivach Nature Reserve, where you will admire the most famous waterfall in Karelia, sung in Russian poetry as the "northern hero". 

    Here you will also see the real Karelian birch – the famous "cinderella" of the northern forests, get acquainted with the collection of the arboretum and the Museum of Nature. 

    Don't forget to bring your camera!

    For an additional fee (application and payment before the start of the tour):

    A visit to a sled dog kennel, a tea party in the plague and a 2.5 km dog sled ride:

    This sled dog kennel is one of the largest in Russia! 

    You will get acquainted with the best Siberian and Alaskan huskies of Russia, the winners of the most difficult long-distance races.

    A fascinating story about dogs and their lives, and most importantly — live communication with these fluffy athletes! 

    Excursion to the reindeer, hand-feeding with yagel.

    After an exciting excursion, you will ride 2.5 km by dog sled in the snow-covered Karelian forest, accompanied by an instructor (2 people on 1 sled).

    At the end of the program — a tea party (herbal tea, cookies, pastries, sweets). 

    Duration: program 1.5–2 hours + transfer to Petrozavodsk 70 km

    The cost, including the transfer "nursery-hotel in Petrozavodsk" (for a group of 2 people or more): 5,600 rubles / adult, 4,000 rubles / child 7-12 years old, 2,400 rubles/ child under 6 years old.

    Accommodation at the hotel.

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  • Day 2 - An excursion of your choice
  • Day 3 - Ruskeala Mountain Park
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Premium

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel in Petrozavodsk.

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

 2-bed room1-bed roomAdditional place
Hotel "Sakvoyazh" 4*
(breakfast buffet)
18 95024 50016 400
Hotel Severnaya 4* (breakfast buffet)
19 70023 70016 900
Peter Inn Petrozavodsk 4* (breakfast buffet)
19 95024 40016 500
Discounts

600 rubles/person – for schoolchildren;

300 rubles/person – pensioners over 60 years old;

900 rubles /person – discount for tourists arriving at 11:57 on the Lastochka train. 

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

Severnaya Hotel or The Peter INN Hotel or 2 nights
Severnaya Hotel

It is located in the business and cultural center of Petrozavodsk and has convenient transport links to all areas of the city. Within a 15-minute walk from the hotel there are railway and river stations, ticket offices of the airport terminal, theaters and cinemas, the embankment of Lake Onega, many shops.

Accommodation options:

  • One-room single room with a single bed. Room facilities: TV, mini-bar / refrigerator, bathroom, telephone.
  • One-room double room with one double bed or two separate beds. Room facilities: TV, bathroom, mini-bar / refrigerator, telephone.
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Another option
The Peter INN Hotel

The Peter INN Hotel is conveniently located in the center of Petrozavodsk and offers guests high standards of service and a wide range of services. The reception is open 24 hours a day.

The rooms are bright rooms that are decorated in a modern style. Functional furniture and new appliances are installed in each category. The bathrooms are individual for each room. Some rooms offer stunning views of Lake Onega.

Meals are served in the restaurant, which offers local, Bavarian and international cuisine. In addition, there is a sushi bar and a lounge cafe on site.

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Another option
Hotel "Sakvoyazh"

The Sakvoyazh Hotel is located in the northeastern part of the city of Petrozavodsk, in the vicinity of the city's embankment.

The hotel has different types of rooms, both standard and superior comfort. The facilities include comfortable beds, necessary furniture, a private bathroom with hygiene products, a TV, Wi-Fi. Some rooms have a sauna and a kitchenette. You can book rooms with a view of the courtyard or the city.

Breakfast is served every morning, which includes a variety of dishes made from organic products according to the buffet system.

The distance to the railway station is 2 kilometers, and Petrozavodsk Airport is 18 kilometers away. Nearby is Petrovsky Square and the Park of the Onega Tractor Plant.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 40 tourists
Minimum age
3 years old
Duration
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at
Petrozavodsk

Included in price

  • accommodation in the selected hotel (2 nights);
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches;
  • excursions: 
    • sightseeing tour of Petrozavodsk;
    • Kivach Nature Reserve;
    • Kantele House+master class;
    • Ruskeala Mountain Park;
  • transportation services according to the program;
  • the work of a tour guide according to the program.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back;
  • visit to the kennel of sled dogs and reindeer with a 2.5 km ride and a tea party:
    • adult — 5,600 rubles/person.;
    • child 7-12 years old — 4,000 rubles/person.;
    • a child under 6 years old — 2,400 rubles/person.;
  • excursion to the Kizhi Museum-Reserve:
    • adult — 6,900 rubles/person.;
    • child 6-17 years old — 6,600 rubles/person.;
    • a child under 5 years old is free of charge;
  • the program in the village of Kindasovo:
    • adult — 3,500 rubles/person.;
    • a child of 12 years old — 3,300 rubles/person.;
    • a child under 5 years old — 2,500 rubles/person.;
  • railway tickets for the Ruskeala Express retro train.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Travel clothes should be, first of all, comfortable. Take with you what you usually wear for hiking and recreation.The weather in Karelia is capricious and changeable. When you are outdoors for a long time in winter, the feeling of cold increases even if there is no severe frost outside. We recommend taking waterproof and windproof outerwear. Wear several layers of clothing – it gives more warmth.

We recommend taking it with you:

  • a warm set of clothes (thermal underwear or a snowboard suit,a windproof jacket, a sweater, warm trousers or a fleece suit, a hat, warm and comfortable shoes (not heels!);
  • a small backpack for things on excursions;
  • personal hygiene items, masks;
  • individual first aid kit, individual medicines (in the presence of chronic diseases);
  • camera or video camera, charger (powerbank);
  • festive clothing option;
  • cash or cards (for souvenirs, other personal expenses);
  • documents (voucher, tour program, contract), passport / birth certificate, MHI policy. If discounts are provided for pensioners, schoolchildren, students, disability and other preferential categories, you must have supporting documents.
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    21 – 23 Feb, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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