Happy New Year in Karelia

Joy, romance, expectation of a miracle — these are the components of a great winter holiday that you will feel during the New Year's tour in Karelia!

Or maybe add more children's laughter and even a glass of champagne? Why not! 

And all this festive set is packed in the republic with fluffy fir trees, winter landscapes and ... a huge number of attractions and winter entertainment.

The cost of the tour without accommodation is 18,000 rubles.
The cost of a tour with accommodation starts from 26,900 rubles.

Location

Petrozavodsk
from
US$ 205
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Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 29 Dec, 2024 – 1 Jan, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Premium
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 50 people
Minimum age
5 years old
Group meet at
Petrozavodsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Winter Petrozavodsk
Immerse yourself in the friendly atmosphere of the northern city
Talviukko Residence
You will visit the residence of the main Santa Claus of Karelia
Kivach Waterfall
You will visit one of the largest flat waterfalls in Europe

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Sightseeing tour of the city. Excursion to the Doll's House

    Meeting at the Petrozavodsk railway station at car No. 9 of train No. 18 Moscow — Petrozavodsk.

    Breakfast in a cafe in the city.

    And now we offer You will plunge into the friendly atmosphere of the northern city — the capital of Karelia — the city of Petrozavodsk. 

    On a sightseeing tour You will see the beautiful embankment of Lake Onega, where the "Tree of Desires" and other avant-garde sculptures presented to the city by the twin cities are waiting for you.

    An exciting excursion to the Doll's House art Gallery.

    In an effort to keep up with the times, we risk missing the chance to find ourselves in a fairy tale.

    This exposition provides us with such an opportunity today.

    Purchase of angels, weirdos, diviks and many other toys made by Karelian craftsmen with their own hands.

    Next, we will have a "New Year's trip to the Governor's House", during which you will make an exciting journey through time. 

    Go to medieval Karelia and find out how the Yule holiday was celebrated. 

    You will visit the Karelian hut of the end of the XIX century and get acquainted with the ancient Christmas rituals. 

    You will be offered to guess riddles and tell fortunes on runes for the coming year. 

    Everyone will be able to make a simple Christmas decoration and make a wish. 

    The journey will end in the Hall of the Noble Assembly with everyone's favorite custom — plucking a fir tree.

    Lunch at a cafe in the city.

    Accommodation in the selected hotel. 

    Free time to prepare for the banquet.

    12/31/2023 New Year's banquet in the hotel restaurant.

    New Year's Eve on December 31, 2023 (paid additionally when buying a tour).

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  • Day 2 - The residence of Talviukko— the main Santa Claus of Karelia
  • Day 3 - Free day or excursions to choose from
  • Day 4 - Visit Kivach waterfall and arboretum. Visit to the trout fish shop. Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Premium

The cost of the tour for 1 person without accommodation, RUB.:

 Cost
Adult18 000
Child under 16 years old17 700
Child under 4 years old (with meals and a seat on the bus)12 500

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the accommodation at the Karelia Spa hotel 4*, RUB.:

PlacementCost
Double occupancy26 900
Double occupancy children under 16 years old26 400
Double room Junior Suite dabl28 000
Single occupancy31 500
Additional place in the Junior Suite25 200
Additional place in the Junior Suite for children under 16 years old24 700

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the accommodation at the Peter Inn 4* hotel, RUB.:

PlacementCost
Double occupancy30 300
Double occupancy children under 16 years old29 800
Double Superior accommodation32 000
Double Room Junior Suite34 000
Single occupancy41 800
Additional place adults24 100
Additional place children under 16 years old23 600
Karelia Spa Hotel 4* or Peter Inn Hotel 4* 3 nights
Karelia Spa Hotel 4*

It is located in the city of Petrozavodsk, near the historical center.

The hotel has cozy and bright rooms, which have everything you need for a comfortable stay: comfortable furniture, TV, work desk. The bathroom has a shower and toiletries.

It offers a chic restaurant, a spa, a swimming pool and a sauna. Free parking and Wi-Fi are available on site. The restaurant serves breakfast and a variety of local dishes.

Karelia Spa Hotel is 2.1 km from the train station and 21 km from Petrozavodsk Airport.

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Another option
Peter Inn Hotel 4*

It is a 5-minute walk from the railway station and offers impeccable quality service, friendly staff and the highest safety standards.

180 rooms of 4 different categories, including rooms for people with disabilities. 

The two-storey Paulaner Brewery restaurant offers guests Bavarian cuisine and freshly brewed unfiltered beer. The CoffeeShop coffee shop, unique in its design, is ideal for meetings and negotiations.

Standard rooms
In the standard rooms of the hotel, guests can take advantage of free high-speed wireless Internet access, a safe and a flat-screen TV, as well as relax in a comfortable bed and appreciate the individual climate control system. 

Approximate area: 20-24 sq. m. Maximum number of guests: 2 adults and 1 child.

Main features: Hair dryer, individual climate control, safe, telephone, shower cabin.

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Tour conditions

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

Included in price

  • accommodation, when choosing a rate with accommodation;
  • meals specified in the program:
    • when choosing a rate with accommodation — 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches;
    • when choosing a fare without accommodation — 1 breakfast (on the first day), 3 lunches;
  • transportation services according to the program;
  • the work of a guide, animators, instructors;
  • guided tour service according to the program;
  • entrance tickets for excursions;
  • excursions:
    • overview of Petrozavodsk;
    • to the Shungite Center;
    • Kivach Waterfall;
    • to Talviukko's residence;
    • to the Doll's House Art Gallery;
    • interactive program "New Year's trip to the Governor's House".

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back;
  • accommodation, when choosing a tariff without accommodation;
  • New Year's banquet (to be paid upon purchase of the tour):
    • at the Paulayer restaurant of the Peter Inn Hotel:
      • adult — 9,500 rubles.;
      • a child from 12 to 18 years old — 7,500 rubles.;
      • a child from 5 to 12 years old — 5,000 rubles.;
    • in the restaurant of the Karelia Spa Hotel:
      • adult — 10,500 rubles/person.;
      • a child from 3 to 12 years old — 4,000 rubles/person.;
      • a child under 3 years old is free of charge;
  • excursion to Kizhi Island (payment at the time of booking the tour):
    • adult — 7,500 rubles/person.;
    • child 5-12 years old, student, pensioner — 7,300 rubles/person.;
  • excursion to Ruskeala Mountain Park (payment at the time of booking the tour):
    • adult — 4,000 rubles/person.;
    • pensioner — 3,800 rubles/person.;
    • student up to and including 16 years old — 3,600 rubles/person.;
  • excursion to visit the Husky (payment at the time of booking the tour):
    • adult — 6,500 rubles/person.;
    • a child from 5 to 12 years old — 5,000 rubles /person.;
    • a child under 5 years old (with a seat on the bus, without food, riding with a parent) — 2,500 rubles/person.;
  • reindeer sledding:
    • adults — 2,500 rubles/person;
    • children under 12 years old — 2,000 rubles/person.;
  • dog sledding 500 m:
    • adults — 2,500 rubles/person.;
    • children under 12 years old — 2,000 rubles/person.;
  • dog sledding 1,500 m:
    • adults — 3,000 rubles/person.;
    • children under 12 years old — 2,500 rubles/person.;
  • many visiting sites charge a fee for photo and video shooting — from 10 to 150 rubles.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • An identity document.
  • For tourists traveling with children, a children's birth certificate is required.
  • Compulsory medical insurance policy·
  • Warm, windproof and waterproof clothes.
  • Cash. It is not possible to pay with bank cards everywhere at the facilities.

On the first and last day of the tour, all items can be checked into the hotel's luggage room or left in the luggage compartment of the bus. You will not need to take them with you on the tour.

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Dates and Prices

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  • from US$ 205
    29 Dec, 2024 – 1 Jan, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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