Weekends in Ladoga region

We invite you to an exciting acquaintance with Karelia!

You will enjoy a walk along Sortavala, a climb to Mount Paas, a meeting with Siberian huskies, a trip to the Ruskeala Mountain Park and a visit to the Bastion Historical Park. 

And you can also diversify your trip and ride a retro train, immersed in the atmosphere of the early twentieth century.

The tour is conducted on an individual request from 2 people.

Location

Russia, Republic of Karelia, Sortavala
from
US$ 281
+ tickets to the starting point of the tour
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 11 – 13 Jan, 2025
    • 18 – 20 Jan, 2025
    • 25 – 27 Jan, 2025
    • 1 – 3 Feb, 2025
    • 8 – 10 Feb, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 5 people
Group meet at
Russia, Republic of Karelia, Sortavala
Contact the tour coordinator
Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Sortavala
Let's get acquainted with the ancient city on the shore of Ladoga
Ruskeala
We will visit the most picturesque place in Karelia
Northern romance
We will spend three days in the land of amazing northern nature and clean air

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Sortavala. Sightseeing tour of the city. Mount Paaso. Husky Kennel

    We meet dear guests at the railway station of Sortavala upon arrival of the train from Moscow No.160B (~08:19) or from St. Petersburg the Lastochka train No. 821H (~10:20). 

    The guide meets you at the railway station.

    Breakfast.

    Sightseeing tour of Sortavala. 

    A cozy old town in Karelia, located on the shore of Ladoga, near the Finnish border. Beautiful architecture, picturesque surroundings, favorable climate. 

    The unusual architectural appearance of the city was formed under the influence of three states: Sweden, Finland and Russia, to which its territory belonged at different times.

    Climbing Mount Paaso. This is the site of an ancient settlement. 

    The mountain offers stunning views of the surrounding area, a century-old forest, a winding highway and a picturesque lake, along which the famous Ruskeala Express retro train passes.

    Excursion to the Siberian Husky kennel (25 km from Sortavala). 

    You will be introduced to the history of the Siberian Husky breed, riding and everyday life of the peoples of the north. 

    Now there are 40 dogs living in the kennel. These are Siberian huskies and riding mestizos, all of them work in a team. You will be able to chat and take pictures with the dogs!

    In addition to dogs, reindeer, foxes, raccoons, pigs, crows, owls, squirrels and rabbits live in the kennel! 

    Dog sledding is available for an additional fee.

    Lunch.

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

    In your free time, you can visit the exhibition hall of Kronid Gogolev, the People's Artist of Russia. The master worked in a unique manner (wood carving), his works are known all over the world. The main themes in the work are devoted to the Russian North, its expressive nature, ordinary people, their way of life and holidays.

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  • Day 2 - Visit to the Bastion Historical Park. Additional excursion (optional)
  • Day 3 - Ruskeala Mountain Park
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel.

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the accommodation and the number of people in the group, RUB.:

Seurahuone Hotel
GroupDouble room
placement
Single room
placement
Additional place
5 people33 80037 50030 500
4 people37 90041 60034 650
3 people45 00048 70041 750
2 people51 20054 90047 950

The indicated prices are valid from 10.01 to 30.04.2024.

Discounts:

  • student — 800 rubles.;
  • student/pensioner — 500 rubles.

Upon request, we will calculate a tour for any number of people.

According to the accommodation options, we will take into account individual wishes. The tour counts the hotel option as an example.

This tour is relevant throughout the year. During the high season (summer, New Year holidays), the cost will be more expensive due to seasonal price increases.

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

Seurahuone Hotel 2 nights

Seurahuone Hotel is located in Sortavala. The reception is open 24 hours a day and the hotel has free Wi-Fi.

All rooms at the hotel are equipped with a TV. Each room has a refrigerator.

A continental breakfast is served every morning at the Seurahuone Hotel.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 5 tourists
Duration
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Republic of Karelia, Sortavala

Included in price

  • accommodation in rooms of the selected category (2 nights in Sortavala);
  • meals specified in the program (3 breakfasts, 2 lunches);
  • sightseeing tour of Sortavala;
  • entrance fee to Mount Paaso; 
  • excursion to the kennel of sled dogs;
  • excursion to the Ruskeala Mountain Park;
  • transportation services according to the program;
  • the work of a guide and escort.

Paid extra

  • railway tickets to Sortavala and back;
  • excursions for an additional fee;
  • meals not included in the price of the tour.

It's important to know

Are train tickets included in the tour price?

Railway tickets 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?
What is an aerial vehicle?
Are there any age restrictions?
Are there any changes in the tour program?

Dates and Prices

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  • Individual dates available on request
    10 Jan – 30 Apr, 2025
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  • from US$ 281
    11 – 13 Jan, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 281
    18 – 20 Jan, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 385
    25 – 27 Jan, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 385
    1 – 3 Feb, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 385
    8 – 10 Feb, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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