Day Tour to Petrozavodsk and Kizhi

Day Tour to Petrozavodsk and Kizhi

Approx. 9-11 hours

Destinations: Karelia Tours Kizhi Tours
Activities: Sightseeing

Easy trip to Kizhi in summer season

- Travel to Kizhi Island by boat  
- Explore the world-famous Kizhi Museum
- We meet you at the railway station in Petrozavodsk
- Guided tour and free time at Kizhi


Day 1. Petrozavodsk - Kizhi - Petrozavodsk

Meals No

Meeting in Petrozavodsk. This trip starts in the morning at the railway station in Petrozavodsk. We meet travellers at the platform in front of their train carriage; our guide holds a sign “Nordic Travel”. You can come a day earlier and spend a night in Petrozavodsk. In this case, our guide will come to your hotel.
Our guide will provide you with vouchers for your trip to Kizhi and assist in embarking a high-speed boat - hydrofoil.

Boat timetable. The timetable depends on the number of bookings on each particular date. We need your train information to be sure that there is enough time for this trip.
Most common departure times are 10:15 and 12:30, sometimes 09:15 and 11:15. Stay at Kizhi is 4 hours (3 hours in autumn).

Itinerary of the Day tour to Petrozavodsk and Kizhi

~07:00 (~09:00) - Meet at the railway station. If you arrive at 07:00 from St. Petersburg, we suggest a buffet breakfast (not included) at the nearby “Piter Inn” hotel. You can leave your luggage there.

Walk with the guide from the railway station to the pier; the distance is about 3 km. If the time between your arrival and boat departure is too short, we can arrange a private transfer (not included).
~10:15 – Hydrofoil departure for the Island of Kizhi, located in Lake Onego, travel time is 90 minutes.
~11:45 - Arrival at the Island and meet a local English-speaking guide.  Other languages may be available, please request.
The two-hour guided walking tour “The masterpieces of Kizhi Island”, covering the main part of the Kizhi Museum, where the world-famous churches of the Transfiguration and the Intercession are located.
Free time or optional tours.
~15:45 - Departure back for Petrozavodsk by the same hydrofoil.
~17:15 - Return to Petrozavodsk.
Standard package does not include any services upon your return to Petrozavodsk.

During this tour you will visit




Petrozavodsk is a nice city with several interesting sights and a perfect starting point for the trips to Kizhi and other cultural and nature landmarks of Karelia.



The island of Kizhi in Lake Onego is famous for the biggest world ensemble of wooden architecture - Kizhi Museum. It is enlisted in UNESCO's World Heritage List.

We run this trip from late May until early October, depending on schedule of boats to Kizhi.


1. Meeting at the railway station in Petrozavodsk by our guide and assistance until departure for Kizhi.
2. Boat fare Petrozavodsk - Kizhi - Petrozavodsk.
3. Entrance fee to Kizhi Museum.
4. Kizhi walking tour with a local guide.

All boat trips are weather dependent.

I just wanted to email you to thank you very much, we had a great day, cold but amazing and that's a lot thanks to you n the lovely guide you provided! So thank you again. Have a great evening. Best regards.

Chloe, France

Just wanted to thank you for your service. It was superb, and sweet Olga was a fantastic guide yesterday. We thoroughly enjoyed our day trip. I will mention you and Olga on TripAdvisor when we return home. Thanks again,

Vilma, USA

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