Holy Triangle: Kizhi, Valaam, Solovki, 6 days

The islands of Kizhi, Valaam and Solovki is considered the center of the spiritual and cultural life of our country.

In six days of travel, you will not only visit these places of power, but also some of the main Karelian attractions.

The city of Petrozavodsk, the marble canyon Ruskeala, the northern bogatyr waterfall Kivach, the Povenetskaya Staircase of the locks of the White Sea—Baltic Canal and, of course, amazing nature are waiting for you The Republic of Karelia.

The program received the certificate "Made in Karelia".

Location

Petrozavodsk
from
US$ 634
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Duration
6 Days
5 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 27 Jun – 2 Jul
    • 4 – 9 Jul
    • 11 – 16 Jul
    • 18 – 23 Jul
    • 25 – 30 Jul
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 50 people
Minimum age
10 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
We will visit the pearl of Karelian wooden architecture
Solovetsky Kremlin
We will see the unique architectural ensemble of the Solovetsky Monastery, active temples and monuments
Ruskeala Mountain Park
Let's admire the emerald waters of the man-made Marble Lake

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - A tour of the capital of Karelia. Trip to Kizhi Island

    We meet our dear guests at the Petrozavodsk railway station upon arrival of train No. 18 (~ 07:50), under the spire from the platform.

    The guide greets you with a sign "Holy Triangle".

    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. 

    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 - Ruskeala Mountain Park. Valaam Island (optional)
  • Day 3 - Kivach Waterfall and the Povenetskaya Staircase
  • Day 4 - Tour of the Solovetsky Kremlin
  • Day 5 - Excursions to choose from
  • Day 6 - Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

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

The tour provides accommodation in a hotel in Petrozavodsk, at a tourist complex in Kem and at a hotel on Solovki. 

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

  • Solovetskaya Sloboda Hotel on Solovki
 Double room 
placement
Single room
placement
Additional pesto
Severnaya Hotel 4* + 
The Berth tourist complex + 
Solovetskaya Sloboda Hotel
55 70071 30048 900
Hotel "Zarechnaya" 3* + 
The Berth tourist complex + 
Solovetskaya Sloboda Hotel
55 90071 80047 600
Hotel "Peter Inn" 4* +  
The Berth tourist complex +  
Solovetskaya Sloboda Hotel 
55 90071 40047 900
  • Solovki Hotel on Solovki
 Double room 
placement
Single room
placement
Additional pesto
Severnaya Hotel 4* + 
The Berth tourist complex + 
The Solovki Hotel
55 95071 95048 900
Hotel "Zarechnaya" 3* + 
The Berth tourist complex + 
The Solovki Hotel
56 30072 50047 600
Hotel "Peter Inn" 4* +  
The Berth tourist complex +  
The Solovki Hotel 
56 30071 95047 900

Discounts:

  • a child under 9 years old inclusive — 2,500 rubles/person.;
  • a child from 10 to 16 years old — 1,800 rubles/person.;
  • without the last night in Kem (when leaving by night train on the day of return from Solovki):
    • in a double room — 1,500 rubles/person.;
    • in a single room — 3,000 rubles/person.;
    • for additional information. place — 1,500 rubles/person.

Additional payment for foreign citizens (including citizens of Belarus), self—payment upon check-in at the Berth t/c - 500 rubles /person. 

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

Hotel "Zarechnaya" 3* or The Piter Inn Hotel or 2 nights
Hotel "Zarechnaya" 3*

The two-storey hotel building is located in the historical center of Petrozavodsk next to the Lososinka River and Spartak Stadium, less than 2 km from Lake Onega, and offers spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi. A buffet breakfast is served every morning in the breakfast room. In the evening, guests can relax and socialize in a cafe with an LCD TV and karaoke.

The premises of the Zarechnaya Hotel were completely renovated in 2009 and equipped in accordance with modern requirements of the hospitality industry. The rooms feature carpeted floors, a flat-screen TV, a work desk and a private bathroom. Other amenities include a bathrobe with slippers, an iron, an electric kettle and a refrigerator.

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Another option
The Piter Inn Hotel

Piter Inn Hotel is located in the center of Petrozavodsk, just a 2-minute walk from the central train station. It offers a 24-hour gym, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour front desk.

Each room has a telephone, air conditioning, a TV with digital channels and a safe. The private bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer.

The Paulaner Restaurant with its own brewery serves Bavarian, local and international cuisine. The cafe serves European cuisine, desserts and coffee.

The hotel has conference facilities. Guests can make use of the laundry service.

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Another option
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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Tourist complex "Berth" 2 nights
Solovetskaya Sloboda Hotel or The Solovki Hotel 1 night

Tour conditions

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

Included in price

  • accommodation in rooms of the selected category (2 nights in Petrozavodsk, 2 nights in Kemi, 1 night in Solovki);
  • meals specified in the program (6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner);
  • excursions: 
    • across Petrozavodsk;
    • Kizhi Museum-Reserve;
    • Ruskeala Mountain Park;
    • Kivach Nature Reserve;
    • excursion to the White Sea-Baltic Canal;
    • overview of the Solovetsky Kremlin;
  • transportation services according to the program (bus, water);
  • the work of a guide and an accompanying person all days according to the program.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back from Kemi;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • excursion "The Marvelous island of Valaam":
    • adult — 5,500 rubles/person.;
    • a child under 12 years old — 2,800 rubles/person.;
    • children under 6 years old — free of charge (upon presentation of a birth certificate);
  • visit to the specially protected natural area "Valaam Archipelago" — 100 rubles/person (paid independently on the spot);
  • excursion "Sights of Bolshoy Zayatsky Island" — 1,300 rubles/person.;
  • walking tour "The history of the Solovetsky special purpose camp. 1923-1939." — 700 rubles / person.;
  • Long Bay boat trip:
    • adult — 2,500 rubles/person.; 
    • child 3-10 years old — 2,000 rubles/person.;
  • boat trip to Malaya Muksalma island — 3,500 rubles/person.;
  • additional payment for foreign citizens (including citizens of Belarus) for migration registration at the Prichal t/c (payment independently upon check-in) — 500 rubles / person.

The preliminary cost of additional excursions is indicated. Booking excursions in advance, when booking a tour, payment is made on the tour to the guide.

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. Headdress: cap, panama hat (with visor).
  6. A 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$ 634
    27 Jun – 2 Jul 6 days 5 nights
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  • from US$ 634
    4 – 9 Jul 6 days 5 nights
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  • from US$ 634
    11 – 16 Jul 6 days 5 nights
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    18 – 23 Jul 6 days 5 nights
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    25 – 30 Jul 6 days 5 nights
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