Gastronomic tour to Karelia

Discount of 7,000 rubles for check-in on August 21-25 when booking a tour before 30.06.

We invite you to a delicious trip to Karelia!

You will find the best restaurants, a culinary master class, trout farming, Valaam Island, a hotel on the shore of Lake Ladoga and barbecue dinners in the most beautiful places.

Location

Russia, Republic of Karelia, Petrozavodsk
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US$ 1 370
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 16 – 20 Jul
    • 21 – 25 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 12 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Republic of Karelia, Petrozavodsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Master class with the chef
You will learn all the subtleties of Karelian cuisine and prepare a unique local dish — "fish on a log"
Ruskeala Mountain Park
Admire the beautiful landscapes, marble canyons and transparent water surface
A gourmet treat
Visit the best restaurants, trout farms and take part in delicious tastings
Rafting on the Shuya River
A leisurely trip along a flat river lasting 1.5–2 hours, accompanied by beautiful landscapes
Valaam Island
Take a guided walk around the island, see the main sights and go to the local refectory for lunch
Gastronomic performance "Karelia"
Enjoy seven courses of haute cuisine from the chef

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Breakfast at the northern restaurant. A gastronomic performance for lunch. Sunset meeting at the boat with sparkling wine

    We will meet you in the morning in Petrozavodsk and go to the Northern cuisine restaurant for breakfast

    We will be served pancakes with Onega trout and scramble with dried tomatoes, accompanied by a glass of refreshing sparkling wine.

    We have breakfast slowly, get acquainted and look forward to exploring the edge of a thousand lakes!

    After breakfast, we will stop at the famous Kivach waterfall

    This place is the pride of Karelia, because Kivach is the second largest plain waterfall in Europe after the Rhine. Incredibly beautiful and majestic!

    The waterfall is located on the territory of the reserve. Let's take a little walk and take pictures.

    Along the way, we will also see the Zaitsev Valley, a one—of-a-kind art object near Petrozavodsk. This is a modern and cute likeness of petroglyph rock paintings.

    After the walk, we head to the restaurant of modern Karelian cuisine for lunch.

    We are waiting for the gastronomic performance "Karelia" from the chef, consisting of 7 serves!

    For an appetizer, we will taste salted caviar ice cream with trout and ryapushka caviar, toast with burnt moose and venison rubanina and a crispy cone with mushroom caviar.

    Then we will try lochikeitto and Pomeranian fish soup with kelp in the modern interpretation of the chef of the restaurant. 

    Next course, we will taste dried duck with juniper mayonnaise.

    For the hot meal, we will be served a dish of salmon, halibut and walleye with parmesan and mashed young peas with mint. 

    We will finish the lunch with lingonberry mousse and a gate with cloudberries, accompanied by tea with Karelian herbs.

    After a gastronomic lunch, we go to check into our country hotel. 
    We will live in houses right on the shore of Lake Onega

    All houses have panoramic views of the lake and, of course, with all amenities.

    Silence, clean air, stunning views, forest and water around — let's relax!

    According to our tradition, a compliment will be waiting for you in the room: a bottle of sparkling wine with fruits! You will have some time to relax in your room.

    In the evening we will go for a boat trip on the lake

    The picturesque shores of Lake Onega, the cries of seagulls and the approaching sunset... Enjoy it!

    The captain will take us to the other side of the island, where a picnic will be organized for us.

    Assorted crostini, tartlets with red caviar and salads with fresh vegetables.

    Chin chin for a beautiful and delicious vacation!

    In the evening we return to our hotel, relax!

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  • Day 2 - A walk around Petrozavodsk. Romantic rafting on the river. Picnic in the pine forest. Master class with the chef
  • Day 3 - A real Karelian village. Waterfall. Trout farming. Finnish sauna on the shore of Lake Ladoga. Barbecue dinner
  • Day 4 - Valaam Island on your own boat. Picnic on the Ladoga skerries. Dinner at one of the best restaurants in Karelia!
  • Day 5 - Breakfast on the shore of Ladoga. Ruskeala Mountain Park. The most beautiful waterfalls
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale

The tour includes accommodation:

  • Taleo Home Country Hotel, Onega Lake shore — 2 nights.
  • Country hotel "Seasons" / "Lamberg", the shore of Lake Ladoga — 2 nights.

There is an early booking promotion for the tour.

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

Tour datesAction of the promotionDouble accommodation according to the promotionSingle placement for the promotionDouble occupancySingle occupancy
June 09-13129 000146 000
July 16-20129 000146 000
August 21-25until 30.06122 000139 000129 000146 000
Country hotel "Taleo Home" 2 nights

Featuring a garden, Taleo Home Guest House is located in Petrozavodsk.

It offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking.

All rooms at the guest house feature a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom and a terrace with lake views.

Bed linen and towels are provided.

A microwave is available in all rooms.

Vilga is 16 km from Taleo Home, while Kondopoga is 41 km from the property.

Petrozavodsk Airport is 13 km from the guest house.

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Country complex "Seasons" or Recreation center "Lamberg" 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 12 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Republic of Karelia, Petrozavodsk

Included in price

  • habitation;
  • meals specified in the tour program;
  • transfer from and to the railway station for recommended trains;
  • all activities and excursions specified in the program.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back from Sortavala;
  • transfers if you arrive by non-recommended trains or arrive by plane;
  • personal expenses and souvenirs.

It's important to know

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Air and railway tickets are not included in the price of the tour. You can purchase them yourself or contact us for help.

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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 1 449
    16 – 20 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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  • from US$ 1 370
    21 – 25 Aug 5 days 4 nights
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