Merry Christmas in Karelia

If you spend Christmas holidays with the whole family, then it's better in Karelia!

Treat yourself and your children to a real Christmas tale in a snowy forest with your Grandfather Frost, miracles and gifts. 

All this magic seems to have descended from the pages of the kindest fairy tales. And you will never forget them!

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$ 203
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Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 2 – 5 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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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Talviukko Residence
We will visit the main Santa Claus of Karelia and visit the Fabulous reception room
Reindeer Farm
We will meet with graceful deer and we will be able to ride a reindeer sled
To visit the dolls
Let's go on an excursion to a private gallery and get to know its inhabitants
New Year's Petrozavodsk
Let's plunge into the festive atmosphere of the capital of Karelia
Friendly huskies
Let's visit the largest sled dog kennel in Russia
Kivach Winter Waterfall
We will see one of the largest flat waterfalls in Europe

Itinerary

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

    We will meet you at 07:50 at the Petrozavodsk railway station at car No. 9 of train No. 018 Moscow — Petrozavodsk. 

    Breakfast in a cafe in the city.

    And now we offer 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.

    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.

    15:00 Accommodation at the selected hotel.

    Free time.

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  • Day 2 - Excursion program to 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. 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 occupancy 26 900
Double occupancy Twin (adults)26 900
Double occupancy (children under 16 years old)26 400
Double occupancy 
Junior suite dabl
28 000
Single occupancy31 500
Additional place in the Junior Suite (adults)25 200
Additional place in the Junior Suite (children under 16 years old)24 700

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 old)29 800
Double occupancy 
Increased Comfort
32 000
Double occupancy 
Junior Suite
34 000
Single occupancy41 800
Extra seat (adults)24 100
Additional place (children under 16 years old)23 600
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.

The hotel can host a business event of any format, for this purpose, the hotel's conference room has a variety of modern equipment. The hotel staff can help guests arrange sightseeing tours.

Karelia 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 located a 5-minute walk from the railway station and offers impeccable quality of 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. The hotel offers extensive conference facilities - 5 meeting rooms with daylight and 1 multifunctional conference room.

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

  • meals, when choosing a rate with accommodation: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches;
  • meals, when choosing a tariff without accommodation: 1 breakfast, 3 lunches;
  • accommodation in the hotel "Peter Inn" 4* or the spa hotel "Karelia" 4*, when choosing a rate with accommodation;
  • sightseeing tour of Petrozavodsk;
  • excursion to the Doll's House Art Gallery;
  • New Year's trip to the Governor's House;
  • excursion to the residence to Talviukko;
  • excursion to the Center of Shungite;
  • excursion to Kivach waterfall;
  • transportation services according to the program;
  • the work of a guide on the route;
  • entrance tickets.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back;
  • accommodation, when choosing a tariff without accommodation;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • excursion to visit the Husky (payment at the time of booking the tour):
    • adults — 6,500 rubles/person.;
    • children from 5 to 12 years old — 5,000 rubles/person.;
    • children under 5 years old (with a seat on the bus, without meals, riding with a parent) — 2,500 rubles/person.;
  • excursion to Ruskeala Mountain Park (payment at the time of booking the tour):
    • adults — 4,000 rubles/person.;
    • pensioners — 3,800 rubles/person.;
    • schoolchildren up to and including 16 years old — 3,600 rubles/person.;
  • excursion to Kizhi Island (payment at the time of booking the tour):
    • adults — 7,500 rubles/person.;
    • schoolchildren up to and including 12 years old, students, pensioners — 7,300 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

Tour participants must have:

  1. An identity document.
  2. A compulsory medical insurance policy.
  3. For tourists traveling with children, a children's birth certificate is required.
  4. Warm, windproof and waterproof clothes.
Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?
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Dates and Prices

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