Tour to Kizhi and Valaam

Tour to Kizhi and Valaam

2 days/1 night

Destinations: Karelia Tours
Activities: Sightseeing

Visit to Kizhi and Valaam Islands on a two-day trip from Petrozavodsk
- Walking tour to the open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture "Kizhi";
- Visit to Valaam Island with the excursion to Valaam Monastery;


Day 1. Petrozavodsk - Kizhi- Petrozavodsk

Meals B

~07:00 - Arrival in Petrozavodsk by train from St Petersburg (Moscow). Meet at the train station by a local English-speaking guide who hands over a roundtrip voucher Petrozavodsk-Kizhi. Transfer to the port. 
~12:30 - Departure for the Island of Kizhi located in Lake Onego by hydrofoil (without guide).
~14:00- Arrival at the Island. Meet a local English speaking guide.
~14:10 - Walking tour to the open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture "Kizhi": Churches of the Trasfiguration and the Intercession, chapels and traditional wooden houses.
~18:00 - Departure back for Petrozavodsk.
~19:30 - Return to Petrozavodsk
Meet by the driver in the port.
Stop for dinner (if required).
Transfer to Sortavala (250 km)
Overnight in a hotel in Sortavala. 

Day 2. Sortavala- Valaam - Sortavala - St Petersburg

Meals B, L

Transfer to the pier in Sortavala. 
~09:00 - Departure by boat for Valaam Island located in Ladoga Lake.
~10:00- Arrival and meet a local English speaking guide.
Walking tour to the Central Monastery Manor and the Cathedral of the Trasfiguration.
Concert of Church songs.
Lunch in the Monastery refectory.
Excursion to "New Jerusalem" (second walking tour to the Monastery). 
~15:00 - Departure back for Sortavala.
~16:00 - Return to Sortavala.
Transfer to St Petersburg.
Stop for dinner (if required).
~21-22:00 Estimated arrival time to St Petersburg.
Accomodation in a hotel in St Petersburg. 

The trip is available in the summertime

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1. Rountrip Petrozavodsk - Kizhi- Petrozavodsk;
2. Transfer to Sortavala and roundtrip Sortavala-Valaam-Sortavala;
3. Transfer to St Peterburg;
4. English-speaking guide's services;
5. Entrance fees.

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