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Karelia: Kizhi, Valaam and Solovki
5 days, 4 nights
What is included? accommodation in rooms of the selected category in the hotels “Karelia 4 *” (2 nights)...
Tour ID: 816
Price from
927 $
Duration
5/4 day/night
without flight
Price per tour for 1 person with standard accommodation.

The Republic of Karelia can be called the "northern magnet" of Russia: it attracts travelers to its lands. Regardless of the season, they come there from all over the world. The uniqueness of Karelian nature with its wild forests and pristine lakes, the intersection of cultures, many antiquities and all kinds of monuments make the vacation here diverse and deep.

Season: May - September

Tour program

Breakfast at the hotel.

Sightseeing tour of Petrozavodsk.

Transfer to the passenger port. A trip on a high-speed boat to the island of Kizhi (travel time: 1 hour 15 min). Here 68 monuments of traditional wooden architecture are collected. The most important asset is the twenty-two-headed Transfiguration Church (date of construction - 1714).

Sightseeing tour of the main museum exposition:
  • the Kizhi architectural ensemble, which is included in the UNESCO Heritage List
  • the interior of the Church of the Protection of the Holy Virgin and several peasant houses
  • traditional peasant crafts of the north.
Return to Petrozavodsk.

Breakfast.

Leaving for the city of Sortavala (Distance: 240 km) early in the morning.

Taking a high-speed boat to the island of Valaam (travel time: 50 minutes). During a sightseeing tour, we will see the monastery and visit the Transfiguration Cathedral, where the relics of its founders rest.

Lunch.

Going to the part of the island called “New Jerusalem”. At the end of the excursion, we will climb Mount Eleon, from here there is a wonderful view of Lake Ladoga.

In the evening, return to Sortavala. We visit the exhibition of the famous woodcarver - Kronid Gogolev. Return to Petrozavodsk.

Night in Hotel Karelia
Breakfast. Check out.

Transfer to the North of Karelia to the city of Kem.

On the way, a visit the Kivach Nature Reserve. During this excursion, we will walk around the territory of the oldest nature reserve, see the famous Karelian birch and take beautiful photos of the waterfall.

Next, a trip to a unique natural site - White Mountain. For over a hundred years ago, it was a center for the extraction of marble in northern Russia. Crossing to old breakdowns on a ferry across the picturesque Lake Gizozero. A walk through the historic sites of marble mining among marble blocks and high cliffs.

A visit to a shop of the Karelian Patterns factory, which produces linen items with traditional embroidery.

Transfer to the city of Kem. Visit to the Karelian museum "Pomerania". For centuries, Kem was the "capital" of the Pomeranian region of seafarers. The museum’s collections include household items, labor, folk arts and crafts, reflecting the life of Pomors. A visit to the unique Assumption Cathedral (1711). In the evening, arrival in the village of Rabocheostrovsk.

Hotel: Prichal on the coast of the White Sea.

Breakfast. Departure by boat to the Solovetsky Islands (travel time: 2.5 hours along the White Sea). Sightseeing tour of the Solovetsky Kremlin.

The tour introduces you to the history of the Solovetsky Monastery, the Solovetsky Special Purpose Camp, the Training Unit of the Northern Fleet and the Jung School. We will visit the territory of the central complex of the monastery, temples, monuments included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Walk to the Cape of Labyrinths and the "dancing" Solovetsky birches.

Hotel check-in. Free time

Breakfast. Check out.

Today we will visit one of the highest points of the Big Solovetsky Island. The view of the island and the White Sea is unforgettable. We will also see a unique lighthouse church, one of the northernmost botanical gardens in Russia.

Transfer to the pier. Departure by boat to the village of Rabocheostrovsk. 

Transfer to the railway station of the city of Kem.

Night train to Petrozavodsk.

Price per tour for 1 person with standard accommodation.

What is included?

  • accommodation in rooms of the selected category in the hotels “Karelia 4 *” (2 nights), “Prichal” (1 night), “Solovetskaya Sloboda” (1 night);

  • meals according to the program: 5 breakfasts;

  • transportation according to the program;

  • all entrance fees to museums and reserves;

  • tickets for water transport to the visited islands (Kizhi Island, Valaam Island, Solovki Island).

Prices

Number of People 5 4 3 2 1
Price per person $927 $1010 $1146 $1421 $2245