Discover Karelia

Duration

3 days / 2 nights

Tourist destination

Karelia Tours, Kizhi Tours

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
Itinerary
Day 1. Petrozavodsk and Kizhi
Our guide will meet your morning train from St. Petersburg or Moscow on the platform at the railway station of Petrozavodsk*.
Transfer to the hotel to drop off the luggage**.
~10:00 - Embark a hydrofoil and depart for the trip to Kizhi Island
Guided walking tour of Kizhi Museum.
~ 17:00 - Return to Petrozavodsk.
Overnight in Petrozavodsk.

* If you prefer to arrive in Petrozavodsk a day earlier by evening train from St. Petersburg or by plane from Moscow we will customize this package accordingly.

** A supplementary charge may be applied for the early check-in.

Day 2. Petrozavodsk - Ruskeala - Kinerma – Petrozavodsk
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Breakfast.
09:00 - Pick-up by the guide.
Transfer to Ruskeala Park (260 km).
Walking tour of the marble quarries and mountain park of Ruskeala.*
Free time for optional activities and lunch.
Transfer to the historical Karelian village of Kinerma (170 km).
Walk around the village, visit the chapel of the XVIII Century, meet local Karely people and have a traditional dinner in their house.
Transfer to Petrozavodsk (110 km).
~21:00 - Return to Petrozavodsk.
Overnight in Petrozavodsk.

* Boating and an underground cave excursion in Ruskeala are not included. These activities can be arranged on the spot only.

Day 3. Petrozavodsk – Kivach Reserve - Church of Apostle Peter - Petrozavodsk
  • Included meals: Breakfast
Pick-up by the guide.
Transfer to Kivach Nature Reserve (70 km).
Observe Kivach Waterfalls and visit the museum of the Nature Reserve.
Walk along the ecological trail and learn about typical taiga plants, birds and animals.
Continue to the village of Marcial Waters.
Taste water from the natural mineral water springs. Russian Tzar Peter the Great visited this place for four times and tried to cure his diseases by drinking this iron-rich water.
Visit the historical Church of Apostle Peter, built in 1721 by the order of Peter the Great. Visit a small museum with historical items of the early XVIII Century.
Return to Petrozavodsk.
Free afternoon.
Pick up at the hotel and transfer to the railway station.
Departure.
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Included

2 nights accommodation in hotel (Fregat 4*, Cosmos Petrozavodsk 4*, Piter Inn 3*+ or Karelia 4*).
3 meals - 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner.
All transport during the tour.
Visits and experiences as per the itinerary.
Guide’s services.

Note: Boating and an underground cave excursion in Ruskeala are not included. These activities can be arranged on the spot only.

Questions & Answers
What kind of vehicles do you use?

We use modern, comfortable 9-seater vans, for example Volkswagen Caravella with plenty of luggage space.
For smaller groups we use suitably sized cars, such as Skoda Octavia.
For bigger groups we use Mercedes Sprinter buses or full-sized coaches.