Legends of Karelia. Autumn trip

We invite you to an extraordinary tour to Karelia!

Thanks to the optimal busy route, you will see the most famous sights of Karelia without fuss and haste, which attract thousands of visitors every year.

Location

Petrozavodsk
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US$ 553
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 20 – 24 Sep
    • 27 Sep – 1 Oct
    • 4 – 8 Oct
    • 11 – 15 Oct
    • 18 – 22 Oct
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 50 people
Minimum age
3 years old
Group meet at
Petrozavodsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Ruskeala Mountain Park
Let's admire the splendor of the most famous marble quarry
Tastes of Karelia
Treat yourself to local pastries and signature Kindasa tea
Music master class
Try to play traditional Karelian musical instruments

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Petrozavodsk. The shungite center. Additional excursions

    Upon arrival of train No. 18, a meeting with the guide at the railway station under the spire from the platform, a sign "Legends of Karelia".

    Breakfast in a cafe in the city.

    Bus sightseeing tour of Petrozavodsk.

    Walking tour of the unique open-air Museum of Modern Art (sculpture exhibition on the embankment of Lake Onega).

    During the tour, you will get acquainted with the history of the city, as well as its modern appearance. 

    A visit to the shungite center, you will get acquainted with the mysterious mineral, you will visit the shungite relaxation room, after which we will treat you to Karelian ivan tea.

    Lunch at a cafe in the city. 

    Accommodation in the selected hotel (standard rooms, with amenities). 

    Check-in at selected hotels from 15:00

    Free time, rest.

    For an additional fee, we offer (booking at the time of booking the tour):

    During the off-season (with accompanying weather conditions):

    • Husky trekking. A walk with friendly huskies along a prepared trail in a pine forest + tea party with pastries. The duration, including the transfer from Petrozavodsk, is 3 hours. Children under 6 years old cannot participate in trekking (not to keep dogs). The cost is 3900 rubles/person; children from 6 to 13 years old — 3150 rubles/person. 
    • Quad biking in the countryside with an experienced instructor. The duration, including the transfer from Petrozavodsk, is 3 hours. Cost: 6300 rubles/person. when boarding 2 people on an ATV, 8800 rubles/person. when boarding 1 person on an ATV.

    In winter (with sufficient snow cover): 

    • Dog sledding as a passenger or on your own through the winter forest 2 km + lunch with Karelian cuisine. The duration, taking into account the transfer from Petrozavodsk, is 5 hours. Cost: adult — 6500 rubles/person, children under 12 years old — 4800 rubles/person.
    • Snowmobiling in winter along a prepared forest track. The duration, including the transfer from Petrozavodsk, is 3 hours. Cost: 4800 rubles/person. when boarding 2 people on a snowmobile, 7000 rubles/person. when boarding 1 person on a snowmobile. 

    The price is for the autumn–winter 2023 season.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch.

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  • Day 2 - Ethnic trip to the Karelian village
  • Day 3 - Mount Sampo. Marcial Waters. Girvas volcano. Kivach Nature Reserve
  • Day 4 - Ahinkoski Waterfalls. Ruskeala
  • Day 5 - Sortavala. The Museum of the Northern Ladoga Region. Filina Mountain Bunker Museum
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale

The tour provides accommodation in hotels in Petrozavodsk and the city of Sortavala.

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

  Severnaya 4* (Petrozavodsk) + Sortavala Hotel"Frigate 4*" (Petrozavodsk) + hotel "Sortavala"
2-bed with amenities49 20051 400
1-bed with amenities54 30057 300
Additional place44 50044 900

Students receive a discount of 1000 rubles.

Check—out time at the hotel is check-in after 15:00, room check-out before 12:00.

Hotel "Fregat" 4* or Severnaya Hotel 4* 3 nights
Hotel "Fregat" 4*

The 4* 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 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, 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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Sortavala Hotel 1 night

Tour conditions

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

Included in price

  • accommodation in the selected hotel;
  • sightseeing and transportation services;
  • meals specified in the tour program:
    • Day 1: Breakfast, lunch;
    • Day 2: breakfast, tea;
    • Day 3: Breakfast;
    • Day 4: Breakfast, dinner;
    • Day 5: Breakfast, lunch;
  • retro train ticket;
  • entrance tickets to sightseeing sites.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back from Sortavala;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • optional excursions (to be booked when making a tour) during the off-season (subject to concomitant weather conditions):
    • husky trekking (including transfer):
      • adults, children from 13 years old — 3,900 rubles/person.;
      • children from 6 to 13 years old — 3,150 rubles/person.;
    • ATV riding (including transfer):
      • when boarding 2 people on an ATV — 6,300 rubles / person.;
      • when boarding 1 person on an ATV — 8,800 rubles / person.;
  • optional excursions (to be booked when making a tour) in winter (with sufficient snow cover):
    • dog sledding (including transfer):
      • adult — 6,500 rubles/person.;
      • child under 12 years old — 4,800 rubles/person.;
    • snowmobiling (including transfer):
      • when boarding 2 people on a snowmobile — 4,800 rubles /person.;
      • when boarding 1 person on a snowmobile — 7,000 rubles /person.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • an identity document in an airtight package (for children – a birth certificate);
  • compulsory medical insurance policy;
  • comfortable shoes – sneakers or boots;
  • waterproof, windproof jacket;
  • raincoat;
  • a warm sweater or a warm tracksuit (sweatshirt, pants);
  • sports trousers;
  • headdress;
  • personal hygiene items: soap, towel, toothbrush and toothpaste;
  • personal first aid kit;
  • photo and video equipment + sealed packaging for them in case of rain;
  • a small backpack (20-30 l).
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    20 – 24 Sep 5 days 4 nights
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    27 Sep – 1 Oct 5 days 4 nights
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