Treasures of the Karelian land

The North has always been famous for its rich history, cultural heritage, and the northern beauty of nature. 

Do you want to enjoy unique impressions, original culture, the colors of diverse nature, the unique aroma of the white nights of the northern summer? Welcome to Karelia!

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 40 people
Minimum age
5 years old
Group meet at
Petrozavodsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Visiting a unique facility
After visiting the "shungite cave", you will be able to undergo a relaxation session and taste delicious and fragrant ivan tea made from Karelian herbs
Russian magic
We will see magical lakes with clear water in a beautiful bowl made of Ruskeala marble
Valaam Island
The water surface of the lake, rocks and pines, transparent air delight every visitor

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Excursion "Legends of the Salmi Strait". Marcial Waters. Kivach Waterfall

    Arrival in Petrozavodsk by train No. 018A. The guide meets the group on the platform at the building with a spire.

    Breakfast in the restaurant.

    Ecological tour "Legends of the Salmi Strait".

    Visit the Church of the Presentation of the Lord, the Botanical Garden of Petrozavodsk University, which is located among rocks and coniferous forests on the slope of a relict volcano.

    A visit to the unique natural monument of the legendary rock-throne "Devil's Chair", which offers a stunning panorama of Petrozavodsk and the Petrozavodsk Bay of Lake Onega.

    A visit to the unique KARSTONE facility, which manufactures products from the most useful mineral on earth — shungite from the Zazhoginsky deposit.

    You can make up your mind by visiting the "shungite cave", where you can have a relaxation session. You will enjoy a tasting of delicious and fragrant Ivan tea made from Karelian herbs. The walls of the room are lined with shungite tiles.

    Products made of "black stone" will be offered to your attention, which you can buy as souvenirs.

    Lunch at a cafe on the route.

    Visit Kivach Waterfall, one of the largest lowland waterfalls in Europe. Inspection of the Museum of Nature and the grove of Karelian birch.

    Departure for a country trip with a visit to the first Russian resort of Marcial Waters.

    Visit to the Church of the Apostle Peter, built in 1721 for vacationers of the resort.

    It contains chiseled candlesticks made by the hands of Peter the Great, an original iconostasis celebrating the victory of Russian weapons in the Northern War (painting of the first quarter of the XVIII century), carved wooden sculpture and other elements of the temple that have been preserved since Peter the Great.

    Transfer to the hotel.

    Placement.

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  • Day 2 - Valaam Island. Marble canyon "Ruskeala"
  • Day 3 - The historical center of Petrozavodsk. Kizhi Island (optional)
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel.

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

 Double RoomSingle RoomAdditional place
«Piter-Inn»28 80033 30025 500
«Karelia&SPA»30 80033 200
"Severnaya"28 40031 30026 000
«Petra» 
standard / comfort
30 100 / 31 30037 00026 500
«Cosmos»32 50039 20026 000
"Frigate"30 60035 50026 300
"The valise"29 30034 30026 300
Petrozavodsk27 60032 10025 600

Discounts:

  • a child under 12 years old — 2,800 rubles/person.;
  • a child over 12 years old — 1,200 rubles/person.
Hotel "Piter Inn" 4* or Karelia SPA Hotel 4* or 2 nights
Hotel "Piter Inn" 4*

The Piter-Inn is located in the center of Petrozavodsk, just a 2-minute walk from the central train station. 

It offers a 24-hour gym, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour front desk.

Each room has a telephone, air conditioning, a TV with digital channels and a safe. The private bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer.

The Paulaner Restaurant with its own brewery serves Bavarian, local and international cuisine. The cafe serves European cuisine, desserts and coffee.

The hotel has conference facilities. Guests can make use of the laundry service.

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Karelia SPA Hotel 4*

Karelia&SPA Hotel is located in the very center of Petrozavodsk. It offers a well-equipped spa and rooms with panoramic views of Lake Onega and the surrounding park.

The bright rooms at the hotel feature wooden floors and wooden furniture. The rooms are equipped with a TV. There is a work desk and a private bathroom. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

The elegant restaurant has large windows overlooking Lake Onega. A buffet breakfast and a variety of traditional local dishes are served daily.

Guests of the hotel can book spa treatments and use the sauna. 

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Hotel Severnaya 4*

Severnaya Hotel is located in the center of Petrozavodsk, a 15-minute walk from the train station and public transport lines. 

The hotel offers a variety of rooms, suites and apartments, fully furnished. There is a spa center, including a gym and sauna, as well as a business center with conference rooms.

The attentive hotel staff will assist with visa procedures and can arrange excursions on request. 

The hotel is located close to shopping and business areas, restaurants, museums. Guests can enjoy exploring the neoclassical architectural heritage of Petrozavodsk or stroll along Lake Onega. 

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The Petra Hotel

The Petra Hotel is located in the building of the cultural heritage object of the Republic of Karelia. The building was completely restored and reconstructed in 2022. 

Within walking distance of the railway station, the main attractions of the city, shopping malls, pharmacies and shops. 

A small number of rooms makes it possible to take care of each guest and creates an atmosphere of home comfort. 

The hotel building houses the BOTTEGA mixed cuisine gastrobar — the cuisine of Europe, Italy, Asia, and the Middle East. Complex breakfasts are prepared especially for the guests of the hotel.

  • Free Wi-Fi is available on site and in the rooms.
  • Free private parking for hotel guests
  • Free for families with children — cot, toilet seat, potty, sink stand
  • Delivery of drinks and dishes from the Bottega Gastrobar restaurant

Standard Single Room:

Bright and modern standard room with an area of 11 sq.m.
The room is equipped with one single bed, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator and a private bathroom.

In the rooms: work area, clothes rack, tea station, welcome bottled water, hair dryer, Wi-Fi.

The capacity is 1 place. One child under 6 years old — it is possible without a separate bed

Standard Double Room:

Bright and modern standard room with an area of 13.5 sq.m
It is equipped with one double or two twin beds and a private bathroom with a shower.

Each room has a work space, wardrobe, air conditioning, flat-screen TV, refrigerator, tea station, welcome bottled water, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.

Ideal for single or double occupancy
It can accommodate up to 2 people. One child under 6 years old is allowed without a separate bed.

Room of the Comfort category:

Modern and spacious room with an area of 20 sq. m.
It is equipped with one double or two single beds, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator and a private bathroom.

Each room has a work space, wardrobe, tea station, welcome bottled water, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.

The room is suitable for double or triple occupancy. Two main beds and an extra bed for the third guest.

It can accommodate up to 3 people. One child under 6 years old is allowed without a separate bed.

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Cosmos Hotel

A modern hotel located right on the embankment of Petrozavodsk, on the shore of Lake Onega. The building is built in the shape of a ship, and the windows offer panoramic views. 

 There is also a lobby bar. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Free private parking is available on site.

Guests of the Cosmos Petrozavodsk Hotel can relax in the large foyer with a glass roof, comfortable leather sofas and a piano. The spacious rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a work desk.

Due to its convenient location in the city center, the hotel offers easy access to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Lenin Avenue with numerous shops, museums and theaters is nearby.
Petrozavodsk Train Station is a 10—minute drive away, and Besovets Airport is a 30-minute drive away.

A standard room with everything you need and even more. A double bed or two separate beds with orthopedic mattress, TV, safe for valuables. Spend time with a loved one in a room with a beautiful view of Petrozavodsk.

In the room:

  • view of Petrozavodsk;
  • shower cabin;
  • workplace;
  • wardrobe;
  • TV;
  • satellite TV;
  • individual safe;
  • hair dryer;
  • beauty kit;
  • bath towels;
  • slippers;
  • mini bar;
  • free internet;
  • tea stations.
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The Fregat Hotel

The Fregat Hotel is located in a green corner of Petrozavodsk, in the city center on the picturesque embankment of Lake Onega — one of the most beautiful and romantic places in Russia.

The hotel complex combines the comfort and tranquility of a country hotel with transport accessibility. 

The Fregat Hotel offers its guests 80 rooms of five different categories: 60 Standard rooms, including 1 Family Room and 1 room for people with disabilities;

In each room, guests can enjoy:

  • central ventilation/ air conditioning system;
  • fire safety system, electronic locks;
  • plasma panel and interactive television;
  • bathroom amenities and underfloor heating in the bathroom;
  • desk, telephone, safe, hair dryer, mini-bar;
  • free Wi-Fi Internet access.
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Hotel "Sakvoyazh"

The Sakvoyazh Hotel is located in the historical, business and cultural center of Petrozavodsk, in close proximity to all state institutions of the city, museums, theaters and shopping centers, which will please our guests, because it is so important to maintain punctuality in a large and bustling city. 

The very center of Petrozavodsk, but quiet and peaceful — the hotel is located on a one-way street, away from city highways and transport arteries. 

Within walking distance is the famous Embankment of the city with parks, squares, recreation areas, Markelov exercise machines and unsurpassed views of Lake Onega.

The advantage of the hotel is a calm chamber atmosphere, which will allow you to relax after a hard day, as well as hold a business meeting. The hotel staff is attentive to each guest and guarantees attention and impeccable quality of service in the field of hospitality.

  • Cozy and comfortable 23 rooms with all amenities.
  • A buffet breakfast is provided free of charge.
  • Evening tea and coffee with confectionery are free of charge.
  • Cash and non-cash payment.
  • Registration of all necessary documents.
  • Free wireless Internet (Wi-Fi).
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Petrozavodsk Hotel

The Petrozavodsk Hotel is located in the very center of the city. There are 39 rooms to choose from, 21 of them are superior categories. The discreet design in neutral tones and modern amenities create the necessary atmosphere for a comfortable and relaxed stay. The hotel provides guests with high-quality service and everything necessary to relax after a busy day. During your stay, you can get all the necessary information from the administrator about the sights and entertainment of Petrozavodsk, order lunch or dinner from the restaurant directly to your room. The sights of the central squares, national museums and the famous embankment with unique sculptures are within walking distance from the hotel.

Standard double
Room facilities: 2 separate beds or 1 double bed, shower and toilet in the room, TV, stool, table, floor lamp, clothes hangers, mirror, glasses, information folder for the guest.

Included:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Calling a taxi 
  • Satellite TV
  • Cooler with cold/hot water
  • Bed linen is changed every 3 days 
  • Daily cleaning
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Tour conditions

Group
up to 40 tourists
Minimum age
5 years old
Duration
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at
Petrozavodsk

Included in price

  • sightseeing and transportation services on the route;
  • entrance tickets to the objects of the show;
  • hotel accommodation in rooms of the selected category;
  • meals specified in the program:
    • Day 1: Breakfast, lunch;
    • Day 2: Breakfast lunch box, lunch;
    • Day 3: Breakfast;
  • the work of a tour guide.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back;
  • transfers outside the program;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • excursion to Kizhi Island (booked upon purchase of the tour, paid on the spot):
    • adult — 5,700 rubles/person.; 
    • a child under 16 years old inclusive — 3,450 rubles/person.

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. Headdress: 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.

To visit country excursions, you must have comfortable shoes and clothes.

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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 311
    15 – 17 Jun 3 days 2 nights
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    22 – 24 Jun 3 days 2 nights
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    29 Jun – 1 Jul 3 days 2 nights
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    13 – 15 Jul 3 days 2 nights
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