May weekend in Karelia

A spiritual holiday program in Karelia for the May holidays. 

You will take a sightseeing tour of Petrozavodsk and a walk along the embankment of Lake Onega, visit the production of shungite products and admire the Kivach waterfall.

And in your free time you can recover in the Ruskeala Mountain Park, visit the huskies or go rafting on the Shuya River.

Location

Petrozavodsk
from
US$ 199
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 27 – 29 Apr, 2025
    • 8 – 10 May, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 50 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Petrozavodsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Healing stone shungite
We will learn about the properties of a unique mineral, relax in a shungite cave and drink delicious Karelian tea
The atmospheric capital of Karelia
On a sightseeing tour of Petrozavodsk, we will see the Onega Embankment and its avant-garde sculptures
Rafting
In our free time, we can go rafting on the Shuya River, and then have a picnic by the campfire

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - A tour of Petrozavodsk. Shungite Center

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

    Breakfast in a cafe in the city.

    Sightseeing tour of Petrozavodsk.

    We invite you to plunge into the friendly atmosphere of the northern city — the capital of Karelia — the city of Petrozavodsk.

    On the sightseeing tour you will see the beautiful embankment of Lake Onega, where you will find the "Tree of Desires" and other avant-garde sculptures donated to the city by the twin cities.

    A journey into the world of the mysterious stone — shungite.

    Visit the shungite center, where you can buy figurines, cosmetics, jewelry made of shungite at wholesale prices.

    As well as a visit to the relaxation room filled with the vitality of shungite.

    Natural black stone is a real miracle. 

    A cure for many diseases, saving lives.

    It is suitable for an old man and a baby, a man and his home, it can make any place bright, clean and blessed.

    Accommodation at the hotel. 

    Free time.


    In your free time, you can book excursions for an additional fee:

    • Rafting on the Shuya River.

    The duration of the tour is 6 hours. It is booked and paid for when buying the tour.

    Meeting with the instructor. 

    Departure for rafting. 

    You must have spare clothes and shoes with you (shoes must be of a sporty type — sneakers, sneakers, light summer shoes such as "flip-flops" are allowed, but with a fixed back). 

    In case of rain, a rain cape. 

    Departure to the beginning of the rafting of M. Yumanishki. 

    Safety instructions. 

    The issue of equipment (saved. vests, paddles). 

    Rafting on the Shuya River, 8 km. 

    Arrival in the town of Polyana, delivery of equipment, changing clothes. 

    Picnic by the campfire. 

    Return to the hotel.

    Attention: the rafting will take place when recruiting a group of 8 people or more!

    •  "Visiting the Huskies." 

    It is booked and paid for when buying the tour.

    We invite you to get closer to nature with the help of amazing animals — dogs.

    The country dog kennel is the only kennel of amazing animals in Russia — Chukchi sled dogs. 

    Smiling kennel staff, dog sledding, Karelia in all its glory around and the spirit of the Far North. 

    You will get acquainted with playful Siberian huskies, rare Taimyr sled dogs, powerful Alaskan malamutes and sophisticated snow-white Samoyed huskies.

    The tour program includes:

    • transfer from Petrozavodsk and back;
    • our escort to visit the husky, a tour of the kennel;
    • getting a briefing on the rules of handling animals and carts;
    • dog sledding 2 km;
    • a delicious lunch in a plague with fish soup.
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  • Day 2 - Free day. Excursion to Ruskeala Mountain Park (additional fee)
  • Day 3 - The resort "Marcial waters". Girvas volcano. Kivach Waterfall
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel.

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

 PlacementPeter Inn 4*
Double occupancy adult17 300
Double occupancy child under 16 years old17 000
Single occupancy22 000
Additional place child under 16 years old14 900
Additional place adult15 200
Hotel "Piter Inn" 4* 2 nights

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

The bright rooms are decorated in a modern style and equipped with air conditioning. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV, telephone and safe. The private bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer. 

The Paulaner Restaurant with its own brewery serves Bavarian, local and international cuisine. Snacks and cocktails are available at the cafe. The hotel also has a sushi bar and a coffee lounge.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 50 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at
Petrozavodsk

Included in price

  • hotel accommodation (2 nights);
  • meals specified in the program (3 breakfasts, 1 lunch);
  • transfer according to the program;
  • city tour of Petrozavodsk;
  • excursion to the shungite production center;
  • excursion to Kivach waterfall;
  • Girvas Volcano tour;
  • entrance tickets;
  • the work of a guide.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • rafting on the Shuya River:
    • adult — 2,700 rubles/person.;
    • a child under 14 years old inclusive — 2,500 rubles/person.;
  • excursion "Visiting the Huskies":
    • adult — 6,500 rubles/person.;
    • child under 12 years of age — 5,000 rubles/person.;
  • excursion to Ruskeala Mountain Park:
    • adult — 4,000 rubles/person.;
    • student — 3,600 rubles/person.;
  • entrance fee to the Akhvenkoski waterfall (payment on site) — 450 rubles.

Additional excursions are booked and paid for upon purchase of the tour.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  1. An identity document in an airtight package (for children — a birth certificate).
  2. A compulsory medical insurance policy.
  3. Comfortable shoes — sneakers or sneakers.
  4. Waterproof, windproof jacket.
  5. Raincoat.
  6. A warm sweater or a warm tracksuit (sweatshirt, pants).
  7. Sports trousers.
  8. A light headdress.
  9. A bathing suit.
  10. Sunglasses.
  11. Personal hygiene items: soap, towel, toothbrush and toothpaste.
  12. Repellents and remedies for mosquito and tick bites.
  13. Personal first aid kit.
  14. Photo and video equipment + sealed packaging for them in case of rain.
  15. A small backpack (20-30 l).
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Dates and Prices

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  • from US$ 199
    27 – 29 Apr, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 199
    8 – 10 May, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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