Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure for Valaam Island
(60 minutes one way by hydrofoil).
Walking tour to Valaam Monastery,
including the Cathedral of the Transfiguration and minor monasteries (sketes).
A concert of traditional church songs. Lunch in the refectory.
Departure back for Sortavala.
Continue of the trip along the countryside to the capital
of the Republic of Karelia, city of Petrozavodsk (250 km).
En-route - dinner in
a traditional wooden house in the Karelian village of Kinerma.
Kinerma tour, acquaintance with culture and history of native people of the region.
Accommodation and overnight
at the hotel in Petrozavodsk.
(B, L, D)