Ruskeala — the Karelian saga

This journey is your own saga in the ancient lands of the legendary Karelians, Sami and Veps, sung by storytellers-runes.

You will have a unique opportunity to visit the mountain kingdom of the Ruskeala Canyon and take an unforgettable steam train ride.

The Ruskeala landscape surprises and amazes the imagination of the guests. Nature and people have been interacting here for three centuries. The great works of generations of mountain craftsmen have given this place a special aura. 

Contemporaries come here not only to have fun and relax vividly, but also to touch the history of mining, to look into the secrets of the Karelian depths, to worship the northern stone.

Location

Moscow
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US$ 171
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 24 – 26 May
    • 31 May – 2 Jun
    • 7 – 9 Jun
    • 14 – 16 Jun
    • 21 – 23 Jun
or
Accommodation
  • Train
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 50 people
Group meet at
Moscow
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

The business card of Karelia
In the Ruskeala Mountain Park you will admire the turquoise lake framed by marble cliffs
The charm of Sortavala
Take a walk through the historical Karelian city and get acquainted with the architecture of the Northern Ladoga region
Traveling by retro train
Travel from Sortavala to the mountain park on the Ruskeala Express, a steam—powered train

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Departure of the train from Moscow

    16:50 Departure of train No. 160 from Leningradsky railway station in Moscow.

  • Day 2 - Tour of Sortavala. Ruskeala Mountain Park
  • Day 3 - Arrival of the train to Moscow
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Train
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

The tour provides accommodation in wagons of the selected category along the route.

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

CategoryFour-seater compartmentDouble compartmentDouble compartment
single occupancy
For adults18 46024 89039 070
For children from 0 to 9 years old inclusive16 96022 890
Tourist train 2 nights

The tourist train includes comfortable luxury, CB, compartment and second-class carriages. 

SUITE 6 compartment1 upper shelf + 1 lower (unfolds, it turns out the analogy of a bed is slightly smaller than a 2-bedroom bed), bathrobes + slippers, 1 medium + 1 large towel. Personal amenities in the form of a WC with a sink. A soft corner sofa, there is a TV (you can use a USB stick or disks). There are only 12 people in the carriage.
sv2 lower shelves, 1 medium towel for 1 person, mini travel kit (toothbrush + toothpaste, slippers, refreshing napkin). Amenities per carriage. The maximum number of people in a carriage is 18.
COMPARTMENT2 lower and 2 upper shelves. Amenities per carriage. Mini travel kit (toothbrush + toothpaste, slippers, refreshing napkin). The maximum number of people in a carriage is 36.
Reserved seat9 open-type compartments, 9 side seats. The maximum number of people in a carriage is 54.
The general Ruskeala ExpressThe train is stylized for the beginning of the 20th century. A real steam locomotive pulls the train. There are 6 seats in each compartment. There is a restaurant car in the train.

Tour conditions

Group
up to 50 tourists
Duration
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at
Moscow

Included in price

  • travel in wagons of the selected category on the route Moscow — Sortavala / Ruskeala Mountain Park — Moscow;
  • travel by the Ruskeala Express retro train on the Sortavala — Ruskeala Mountain Park route;
  • Sortavale city walking tour;
  • entrance ticket to the Ruskeala Mountain Park;
  • excursion according to the program "Marble Canyon".

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Moscow and back;
  • nutrition;
  • excursion according to the program "Underground Ruskeala";
  • trolls (zip-line);
  • the purchase of one additional seat in a four—seater compartment is 12,600 rubles.;
  • travel in the dining car in the Ruskeala Express retro train on the Sortavala — Ruskeala Mountain Park route (available from 06/07/2024 to 06/28/2024) — 1,050 rubles/person.;
  • travel in a class I compartment carriage in the Ruskeala Express retro train on the Sortavala — Ruskeala Mountain Park route (available 06/07/2024 to 06/28/2024; payment for a compartment with a full capacity of up to 4 people) — 10,950 rubles.;
  • boat trip "Ladoga skerries" (available 06/07/2024 to 06/28/2024) — 4,000 rubles/person.;
  • personal expenses.

It's important to know

Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?

Air and railway tickets to Moscow are not included in the price of the tour. You can purchase them yourself or contact us for help.

Is insurance included in the price of the tour?
Are there any possible changes in the program?
What additional services are available?
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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 171
    24 – 26 May 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 171
    31 May – 2 Jun 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 171
    7 – 9 Jun 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 171
    14 – 16 Jun 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 171
    21 – 23 Jun 3 days 2 nights
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