Discover Karelia

Discover Karelia
Duration:

3 days / 2 nights

Explore historical sights and nature attractions
- Kizhi Island
- Ruskeala marble canyon and mountain park
- Dormition Church in Kondopoga
- Kivach Waterfalls and Kinerma village

Brief itinerary

Day 1. Petrozavodsk and Kizhi

Meals B

~07:00 (09:00) - Arrival in Petrozavodsk by train from St. Petersburg (Moscow).
Meeting at the train station, transfer to the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Tour to Kizhi Island (~11:15-18:15):
-    Departure by boat for Kizhi.
-    Arrival at Kizhi.
-    Walking tour of the Kizhi Museum with a local guide.
-    Departure back for Petrozavodsk.
-    Return to Petrozavodsk.
Overnight in Petrozavodsk.

Day 2. Petrozavodsk - Kinerma - Ruskeala

Meals B, L

Breakfast.
Tours of Karelia with a local guide (~09:00 – 21:00):
-    Transfer to the historical Karelian village of Kinerma (110 km).
-    Walking tour of the village, lunch with traditional local meals.
-    Transfer to Ruskeala (160 km).
-    Tour to the marble quarries and mountain park of Ruskeala.
-    Transfer back to Petrozavodsk (250 km).
Overnight in Petrozavodsk.

Day 3. Petrozavodsk – Dormition Church - Kivach – Petrozavodsk

Meals B

Breakfast at the hotel.
Tours of Karelia with a local guide (~09:00 – 15:00):
-    Transfer to the town of Kondopoga (45 km).
-    Visit the Church of the Dormition built in 1774.
-    Transfer to Kivach Waterfalls and Nature Reserve.
-    Observe the Waterfalls and visit a small museum of the Reserve.
-    Transfer back to Petrozavodsk.
Free afternoon.
Transfer to the train station.
Departure.

Sights

Petrozavodsk

Petrozavodsk

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.

Karelian Villages

Karelian Villages

There are several villages in Karelia which represent the culture and history of the local population. In some villages one can observe the examples of wooden architecture such as small churches and chapels as well as traditional houses.

Kivach

Kivach

The Nature Reserve of Kivach is located to the north of Petrozavodsk (65 km).

Kizhi

Kizhi

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.

This trip is operated from late May till October.

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1. Accommodation;
2. Car/bus and boat transfers as per itinerary;
3. Meals as per itinerary (B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner);
4. Entrance fees and tours as per itinerary;
5. English-speaking guide's services.

Note: All boat trips are weather dependent.

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