Grand Karelia Tour: St. Petersburg - Solovetsky

Discover the most interesting sights of North-European Russia

  • Valaam, Kizhi and Solovetsky Islands
  • Monasteries and museums
  • Historic wooden architecture
  • Natural sites and Gulag objects
  • Departures in summer
8 days / 7 nights
Discover Solovetsky Islands

History, nature and culture of Karelia and Solovetsky

  • The tour begins in Petrozavodsk
  • Visit Kivach Reserve and the White Sea – Baltic Canal
  • Travel from Kem to Solovetsky Islands
  • Explore Solovki – monastery, nature, GULAG history
4 days / 3 nights
Discover Karelia

Explore historical sites and nature attractions of Karelia

  • Kizhi Island
  • The marble canyon and mountain park Ruskeala
  • Historical Kinerma village
  • Kivach Waterfalls and Nature Reserve
3 days / 2 nights
Day Tour to Kizhi in summer season

Easy trip to Kizhi from May till October

  • Travel to Kizhi Island by hydrofoil
  • Explore the historical wooden churches
  • Enjoy nature and landscapes
  • Roundtrip boat fare and walking tour on the Island are included
Approx. 9 hours
Tour to Kinerma Village

Authentic and unique insight into the local culture of Karelia

  • Visit the historical village Kinerma, dated back to the 16th Century
  • Meet Karely family and learn about their life
  • Lunch or dinner with traditional dishes
  • Optional master class on cooking Karelian ‘kalitky’ pies
Approx. 6 hours
Kizhi Necklace

2-day vacation at Kizhi

  • Travel to Kizhi Island by hydrofoil
  • Overnight in comfortable guesthouse
  • Explore Kizhi major attractions and hidden treasures
  • Taste traditional food
2 Days / 1 Night
Valaam Cruise

Voyage from St. Petersburg to Valaam in Ladoga Lake

  • Full day at Valaam
  • Two guided tours
  • Comfortable cabin for two nights
  • Meals included
3 Days / 2 Nights
Day trip to the Ruskeala Park

Private tour from Petrozaovdsk

  • Discover picturesque marble quarries
  • Nice photo opportunity
  • Travel in Karelia countryside and pass by small villages
  • Includes private transfers and guide
Approx. 10 hours
Tour to Kivach Waterfalls

Kivach Waterfalls and Nature Reserve Tour
- Observe the Kivach Waterfalls
- Visit the Museum of Nature
- Private transfers
- Guide assistance

Approx. 4 hours
Spring Birding in Karelia

Trip to one of Russia’s best places for birdwatching

  • See migratory birds in spectacular numbers
  • Geese, ducks, swans, waders, raptors and other species
  • Departures in early May
  • Conducted by a professional ornithologist
About 8 hours
Winter Activity Holiday in Karelia

An unforgettable adventure trip for adults and children

  • Active and fun-filled
  • Dog sledding experience
  • ice fishing experience
  • Russian sauna and smoke sauna
  • Culture and cuisine
4 days / 3 nights
Day tour to Kizhi in winter season

Travel to Kizhi between October and May, when there are no boats

  • Visit the iconic Kizhi Island
  • Departure from Petrozavodsk
  • Includes transportation
  • Includes tour of Kizhi Museum of Wooden Architecture
6-14 hours

Russian region of Karelia is famous for the historical and natural attractions. Our Karelia tours and day trips from Petrozavodsk include the iconic island of Kizhi, medieval Valaam and Solovetsky monasteries, traditional villages and pretty churches. We arrange outdoor activities such as dog-sledding, snowmobiling, ice-fishing, river rafting, hiking and bird watching.