Three summer days in Karelia: Marcial waters — Kivach — Valaam — Ruskeala

Sightseeing tour with a visit to the most famous places Karelia.

You will admire the most famous waterfall in Karelia, sung in Russian poetry as the "northern hero", see the extinct volcano Girvas, visit the resort "Marcial Waters" and go on an excursion to the mountain park "Ruskeala".

You can also take a ride on a retro train and visit the island of Valaam.

Location

Petrozavodsk
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 15 – 17 Jun
    • 22 – 24 Jun
    • 29 Jun – 1 Jul
    • 6 – 8 Jul
    • 13 – 15 Jul
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium
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

Marcial Waters Resort
Try the water from three healing springs and see the church, built in 1721 according to the drawings of the emperor
The place of attraction in Karelia
Visit a unique natural site that has no analogues in Russia and Europe!
Frozen ancient lava
You will see an extinct volcano in the riverbed of the Suna River, which lived about two billion years ago

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - The first Russian resort "Marcial waters". Girvas volcano. Kivach Waterfall

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

    The guide greets you with a sign "Summer days in Karelia".

    • 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.

    Country tour "The first Russian resort "Marcial waters"Girvas volcanoKivach waterfall"

    An introduction to the interesting history of the resort "Marcial Waters", founded by Peter I in the XVIII century.

    Tasting of water from three healing springs. Inspection of the Church of St. St. Peter the Apostle, built in 1721 according to the drawings of the emperor himself. 

    Then the way lies to the Girvas village area. 

    You will have the opportunity to see a unique natural monument: the Girvas volcano.

    It is an extinct volcano in the riverbed of the Suna River. Just imagine — he lived about two billion years ago.

    There is solidified lava, rocks, sand dunes, and dense pine forests.

    Lunch at the cafe. Tasting tinctures from local berries as a gift!

    Next, you will admire the most famous waterfall in Karelia, sung in Russian poetry as the "northern hero". Here in the Kivach Nature Reserve you will see a real Karelian birch and visit the Nature Museum.

    Return to Petrozavodsk. 

    Visit to the branded liquor store of the Alkovorld distillery

    All products, including vodkas, bitter and sweet tinctures, gins, bitters and balms, contain only natural ingredients and are bottled in their own production, founded in 1879 in Petrozavodsk.

    Accommodation at the selected hotel after the end of the excursion program.

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  • Day 2 - Departure to the Ruskeala Mountain Park
  • Day 3 - Free day. Excursion "The Marvelous island of Valaam"
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium

The tour includes hotel accommodation (1 night in Petrozavodsk, 1 night in Sortavala).

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

  • When staying in Sortavala in the hotel "Seurahuone" or "Ladoga":
 Double room
placement
Single room
placement
Additional place
The Runa Hotel23 20026 80018 900
Hotel Severnaya 4*24 50028 50019 600
Hotel "Fregat" 4*25 70030 20019 800
  • When staying in Sortavala at the Rodina Hotel:
 Double room
placement
Single room
placement
Additional place
The Runa Hotel24 30031 50019 500
Hotel Severnaya 4*25 40033 20020 300
Hotel "Fregat" 4*26 90034 90020 500

Discounts:

  • a child under 6 years old — 1,200 rubles.;
  • a student from 7 to 16 years old — 700 rubles.;
  • a pensioner over 60 years old — 500 rubles.

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

The Fregat Hotel or Severnaya Hotel or 1 night
The Fregat Hotel

The 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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Severnaya Hotel

The Severnaya Hotel is located in the very center of Petrozavodsk, surrounded by the main attractions and infrastructure facilities. Guests can take advantage of high—quality service - free Wi-Fi, luggage storage and a gym.

The hotel offers cozy and modern rooms, which are fully equipped with everything you need. Each room has everything you need — ergonomic furniture, modern appliances and an individual bathroom. Regular cleaning is carried out everywhere.

Delicious and hearty breakfasts are served every morning, which are fully equipped with everything you need. There is also a restaurant consisting of several halls. Everything is prepared exclusively from fresh products.

There is a bus stop next to the hotel, as well as a museum of local lore and picturesque parks for long walks.

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Another option
The Runa Hotel

This hotel is located in the center of Petrozavodsk, 500 meters from the central train station. Runa Hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour front desk.

The bright rooms of the hotel are decorated in warm colors. Each room has a TV and an electric kettle.

There is a kitchen area with a refrigerator, microwave and necessary utensils. The hotel also has a cooler. A variety of cafes and restaurants can be found within a 10-minute walk.

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Seurahuone Hotel or The Ladoga Hotel or 1 night

Tour conditions

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

Included in price

  • accommodation in rooms of the selected category (1 night in Petrozavodsk, 1 night in Sortavala);
  • meals specified in the tour program (3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner);
  • excursion to the Marcial Waters resort, Girvas volcano, Kivach Nature Reserve;
  • excursion to the Ruskeala Mountain Park;
  • transportation services according to the program;
  • the work of a guide and escort.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back from Sortavala;
  • meals and extras. services not included in the tour price;
  • railway tickets for the Ruskeala Express retro train;
  • excursion to the Valaam monastery (2 excursions, lunch, Meteor ride; booking an excursion when booking a tour, payment is on the tour guide):
    • adult — 5,500 rubles.;
    • a child under 12 years old inclusive — 2,800 rubles.;
    • a child up to and including 6 years old (upon presentation of a birth certificate) is free of charge;
  • visit to the specially protected natural area "Valaam Archipelago" — 100 rubles / person (paid independently on the spot).

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. Headgear: cap, panama hat (with visor). 
6. Bathing suit. 
7. Personal hygiene products. 
8. Useful equipment:

  • small backpack (20-30 l);
  • flashlight with spare batteries;
  • sunscreen (required);
  • sunglasses.

9. For photo and video equipment, take care of an airtight package in case of rain.

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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 261
    15 – 17 Jun 3 days 2 nights
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    22 – 24 Jun 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 261
    29 Jun – 1 Jul 3 days 2 nights
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    6 – 8 Jul 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 261
    13 – 15 Jul 3 days 2 nights
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