Holiday tour — March 8 in Karelia

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a wonderful March weekend in Karelia. 

In two days you will get acquainted with the capital of Karelia, see the famous "northern hero" — Kivach waterfall and taste dishes of national cuisine. 

You can also take a ride on the ice of Lake Onega on a hovercraft to the island Kizhi, where you will learn about the history of Karelia on active excursions and taste Karelian pastries.

Location

Petrozavodsk
from
US$ 122
+ tickets to the starting point of the tour
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Duration
2 Days
1 Night
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 7 – 8 Mar, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    1 night
Comfort
  • Premium
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 30 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Petrozavodsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

"The Northern Hero"
A trip to the Kivach Nature Reserve, where we will admire the most famous waterfall in Karelia
Winter in the capital of Karelia
Acquaintance with the historical center, the Governor's Park, the monument to Peter the Great
Kizhi Snow Island
If desired, we will take a walk through the famous open-air museum-reserve in winter

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Petrozavodsk, Kantele House, Kivach Nature Reserve, sled dog kennel

    ~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 who arrived 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 the Great, 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.

    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: the program is 1.5–2 hours + transfer to Petrozavodsk 70 km.

    Accommodation in the selected hotel.

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  • Day 2 - Guided tour of your choice (extra charge)
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    1 night
Comfort
  • Premium

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel in Petrozavodsk.

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

Hotel "Sakvoyazh" 4*
(buffet breakfast)

10,700 rubles/person. — in a 2-bed room;
13,400 rubles/person. — in a 1-bed room;
10,200 rubles/person — for an additional fee. location

Hotel Severnaya 4*
(breakfast buffet)

11,200 rubles/person. — in a 2-bed room;
12,950 rubles/person. — in a 1-bed room;
10,200 rubles/person — for an additional fee. location 

Hotel "Fregat" 4*
(buffet breakfast)

11,400 rubles/person. in a 2-bed room;
13,700 rubles/person. in a 1-bed room;
10,600 rubles/person — for an additional fee. location

Discounts:

  • for students under 16 years of age — 150 rubles /person.;
  • for tourists arriving at 11:57 on the Lastochka train (skipping part of the program) — 900 rubles/person.

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

"Severnaya" 4* or "Frigate" 4* or 1 night
"Severnaya" 4*

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, airport ticket offices, 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
"Frigate" 4*

The Fregat Hotel is located in the historical center of Petrozavodsk, on the embankment of Lake Onega (which is the second largest lake in Europe). One of its distinctive features are the walls. They are decorated with drawings of ancient ships of the Russian navy.

There are 80 comfortable rooms of various categories available for guests. All of them are equipped with comfortable beds, high-quality furniture and modern appliances.

Meals are served at the restaurant, which offers the largest selection of steaks and fish dishes in the entire city.

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Another option
"The bag" 4*

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.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 30 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
2 days 1 night
Group meets at
Petrozavodsk

Included in price

  • accommodation in the selected hotel (1 day);
  • Meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch;
  • excursions: sightseeing tour of Petrozavodsk, Kivach Nature Reserve, Kantele House + master class;
  • 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 sled dog kennel, tea party in the plague and 2.5 km dog sledding (application and payment before the start of the tour, transfer included, group of 2 people or more):
    • adult — 5,600 rubles/person.;
    • a child from 7 to 12 years old — 4,000 rubles/person.;
    • a child under 6 years old — 2,400 rubles/person.;
  • excursion to the Kizhi Museum-Reserve (application and payment before the start of the tour):
    • adult — 6,900 rubles/person.;
    • a child from 6 to 17 years old — 6,600 rubles/person.;
    • a child under 5 years old is free of charge.
  • outdoor holiday program in the village of Kindasovo (reservation in advance, payment on site):
    • adult — 3,500 rubles/person.;
    • a child under 12 years old — 3,300 rubles/person.;
    • a child under 5 years old — 2,500 rubles/person.

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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  • from US$ 122
    7 – 8 Mar, 2025 2 days 1 night
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