Four summer days in Karelia: Kizhi — Marcial waters — Kivach — Valaam — Ruskeala

On this tour you will visit an amazingly picturesque region with the most interesting monuments of architecture and history and sacred places. 

As part of the trip, you will get acquainted with the capital of Karelia, the sender on the Meteor on Kizhi Island, visit the resort "Marcial Waters" and the mountain park "Ruskeala".

You will also visit the ancient city of Sortavala, which is the capital of the Northern Ladoga region. Here you will see the most beautiful architecture, which was created due to the interweaving of cultures of 3 countries at once: Russia, Finland and Sweden. 

The program received the certificate "Made in Karelia".

Location

Petrozavodsk
from
US$ 419
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Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 26 – 29 Jul
    • 2 – 5 Aug
    • 9 – 12 Aug
    • 16 – 19 Aug
    • 23 – 26 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 50 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Petrozavodsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Kizhi Island
Visit the open-air museum, where there is a collection of monuments of wooden architecture
The most visited tourist site in Karelia
Take a walk during a land tour of the Ruskeala Mountain Park
Getting to know the history of the Marcial Waters resort
Taste the water from three healing springs

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - A tour of Petrozavodsk. A trip to 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 "Summer days in Karelia".

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

    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.

    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.

    Excursion to Kizhi Island, the pearl of Karelian wooden architecture (duration 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.

    Return to Petrozavodsk.

    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
  • Day 4 - Free day. Excursion "The Marvelous island of Valaam"
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium

The tour includes accommodation in hotels.

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

  • When staying in Sortavala in the hotel "Seurahuone" or "Ladoga":
 Double room
placement
Single room
placement
Additional place
The Runa Hotel36 80042 50031 400
Hotel Severnaya 4*39 20045 90032 900
Hotel "Fregat" 4*41 80048 95033 200
  • When staying in Sortavala at the Rodina Hotel:
 Double room
placement
Single room
placement
Additional place
The Runa Hotel37 70047 20031 900
Hotel Severnaya 4*40 20050 60033 500
Hotel "Fregat" 4*42 70053 70033 800

Discounts:

  • a child under 6 years old — 2,500 rubles.;
  • a student under 16 years of age — 2,000 rubles.;
  • a pensioner over 60 years old — 300 rubles.

We want our guests to feel comfortable traveling, so you can specify your accommodation requirements: DBL (2-bed room with one bed) or TWIN (2-bed room with two separate beds).

The Fregat Hotel or Severnaya 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
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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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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Seurahuone Hotel or The Ladoga Hotel or 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 50 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
4 days 3 nights
Group meets at
Petrozavodsk

Included in price

  • accommodation in rooms of the selected category (2 nights in Petrozavodsk, 1 night in Sortavala);
  • meals according to the program (4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners);
  • sightseeing tour of Petrozavodsk;
  • excursion to Kizhi Island;
  • excursion to the Marcial Waters resort, Girvas volcano, Kivach Nature Reserve;
  • excursion to the Ruskeala Mountain Park;
  • transportation services according to the program;
  • the work of a guide and escort.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back from Sortavala;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • railway tickets for the Ruskeala Express retro train ;
  • excursion to the Valaam monastery (2 excursions, lunch, Meteor ride; booking an excursion when booking a tour, payment is made on the tour to the guide):
    • adult — 5,500 rubles.;
    • a child under 12 years old inclusive — 2,800 rubles.;
    • a child up to and including 6 years old (upon presentation of a birth certificate) is free of charge;
  • visit to the specially protected natural area "Valaam Archipelago" — 100 rubles / person (paid independently on the spot).

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$ 419
    26 – 29 Jul 4 days 3 nights
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    2 – 5 Aug 4 days 3 nights
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    9 – 12 Aug 4 days 3 nights
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    16 – 19 Aug 4 days 3 nights
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    23 – 26 Aug 4 days 3 nights
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