Weekend in Karelian

Karelia is an ideal place to take a break from office routine. 

Walks in the Ruskeala Mountain Park, excursions to the Kivach Waterfall, the Kizhi open-air museum of wooden architecture and the legendary Valaam will bring genuine peace, and rafting on the Shuya River will help you experience real adrenaline.

On the tour with dates from July 26-28, you can additionally visit the Ruskeala symphony festival.

Location

Petrozavodsk
from
US$ 273
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 26 – 28 Jul
    • 2 – 4 Aug
    • 16 – 18 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Premium
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 50 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Petrozavodsk
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Petrozavodsk
Let's plunge into the friendly atmosphere of the northern city – the capital of Karelia
Kizhi
Let's admire the unique ensemble of the Churchyard, which is known all over the world
Valaam and Ruskeala
If desired, we will go to get acquainted with Valaam Island and Ruskeala Mountain Park
Rafting on the Shuya River
We will get a storm of emotions from a rafting trip along the most famous river of Karelia
Marcial waters
Let's try the water from the famous natural springs
Picnic by the campfire
Let's have a delicious snack after rafting

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Petrozavodsk – Kizhi Island

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

    You will be met by a guide with a sign. 

    Breakfast in a cafe in the city.

    Sightseeing tour of the capital of Karelia and a walk along the Onega embankment. 

    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. 

    Be sure to take a look at the Governor's Park!

    Excursion to the island. Kizhi. 

    Ride on the "comet" (1 hour 20 min. along Lake Onega). 

    Kizhi Island is a "calling card" not only of Karelia, but also of Russia. 

    The unique ensemble of the Churchyard is known all over the world, and every year the flow of tourists wishing to visit the island is only growing! 

    An excursion program through the museum-reserve with a visit to the Intercession Church and ethnographic expositions.

    Return to Petrozavodsk. 

    Accommodation at the hotel. 

    Free time.

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  • Day 2 - Free day. Additional excursions to choose from
  • Day 3 - Rafting on the Shuya River
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Premium

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel.

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

Accommodation (the price is for 1 person)Peter Inn 4*
Double Room / Double Room (children under 16 years old)23 800 / 21 800
Single Room28 300
Extra bed / Extra bed (children under 16 years old)20 500 / 18 500
The Piter Inn Hotel 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. Some rooms offer scenic views of Lake Onega.

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 according to the program (3 breakfasts, 1 picnic);
  • transfer; 
  • entrance tickets;
  • tour service;
  • the work of a guide;
  • city tour of Petrozavodsk;
  • Kizhi Island tour;
  • rafting on the Shuya River.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • additional excursions;
  • excursion to Valaam Island and Ruskeala Mountain Park (except for arrival from July 26, booked and paid for when buying the tour)
    • adults — 12,500 rubles/person.;
    • children under 12 years old inclusive — 9,500 rubles/person.;
  • excursion to the Ruskeala Mountain Park — "Marble Canyon" (except for arrival from July 26, it is booked and paid for when buying the tour):
    • adult — 4,000 rubles/person.;
    • child under 16 years of age — 3,600 rubles/person.;
  • excursion Marcial Waters + Girvas Volcano + Kivach Waterfall (booked and paid upon purchase of the tour);
  • tickets for the Ruskeala Symphony festival (only for check—in from July 26) - the price is being specified;
  • personal expenses. 

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Tour participants must have:

  • an identity document placed in an airtight package, for tourists traveling with children, a birth certificate of children is required;
  • Compulsory medical insurance POLICY;
  • do not forget to take with you the medicines that you take all the time, and those that you may need;
  • To visit monasteries and temples, women will need a headscarf and a skirt below the knee, and men will need long trousers. Shoes for the trip should be comfortable;
  • The islands of Kizhi, Valaam, Solovki, and the Ruskeala Mountain Park are located at great distances from each other. Therefore, tour programs that include visits to at least 2 of these facilities contain long journeys + early ascents on some days. The company does everything possible to make travel as comfortable as possible for tourists: travel information, stops at interesting places along the way, sanitary stops, screening of feature films or documentaries;
  • Please note that in the summer, especially in early June, temperature differences from +30 to +10 are possible. Therefore, take care in advance of warm clothes, windbreakers, hats and comfortable, familiar, worn shoes, because you will have to spend a lot of time on your feet;
  • also, in advance, while on the route in Petrozavodsk, take care of purchasing drinking water for the road and, if necessary, a snack. There are not always shops on the routes between cities and sightseeing sites;
  • weather conditions can make their own adjustments to our excursion programs. In case of a strong storm on the White Sea or on the Onega or Ladoga Lakes (storms on which are sometimes no weaker than at sea), ships are prohibited from leaving the port. We can't take any chances. In this case, excursions that depend on moving by water will be replaced by activities of equivalent price. This happens very rarely, but tourists should be warned.
Route features
Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?
Is insurance included in the price of the tour?

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 273
    26 – 28 Jul 3 days 2 nights
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  • US$ 273
    2 – 4 Aug 3 days 2 nights
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  • US$ 273
    16 – 18 Aug 3 days 2 nights
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