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Trip to Karelia from St Petersburg

  • St. Petersburg Petrozavodsk Kizhy Island Kivach Nature Reserve Valaam Island St. Petersburg
  • You will go on an intense discovery of the most beautiful wonders of Karelia. Take advantage of this tour to recharge your inner batteries with nature and an absolutely beautiful and unique environment that you find only in Russia.

day 1 - Kizhy Island
Voyage Carélie - Église de la Transfiguration de Kiji
Église de la Transfiguration de Kiji
Voyage Kiji - Eglise de la Transfiguration
Eglise de la Transfiguration

Reception by your guide at the train station. Breakfast.

Transfer to the Fregat Hotel. Transfer to the Fregat Hote Luggage left at the Hotel. 5-minute walk to the Onega lake promenade. 

Boat trip to Kiji Island (1h15). Walking tour of the Kiji ecomuseum, one of the first open-air museums in Russia, it contains some of the most remarkable religious wooden buildings on the island. These summer churches were built of logs using the traditional technique of Russian carpenters without the use of nails. Since 1990, the pogost of Kiji Island has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list. 

Lunch in a cafeteria. Return to Petrozavodsk (1h15).

Walk to the hotel. Check-in. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 2 - Kivach Nature Reserve
Voyage Carélie - Réserve de Kivatch
Réserve de Kivatch
Voyage Carélie - Réserve de Kivatch
Réserve de Kivatch

Breakfast at the hotel. 

Transfer to the Kivach Natural Reserve (85km) and visit of the Reserve: it is among the oldest in Russia. You will get to see the Kivach waterfall, second largest in Europe (10.7m) and the museum of nature.

Return to Petrozavodsk. Lunch. Free time for a personal discovery of the city.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 3 - Karelia
Voyage Carélie - Village Kinerma
Village Kinerma
Voyage Carélie - Parc Ruskeala
Parc Ruskeala
Voyage Carélie - Canyon de marbre
Canyon de marbre

Breakfast at the Hotel. Check-out

Transfer to the historical village of Kinerma (110km). This village has the only church of the Mother of God made of Karelian wood, built in the 19th century and surrounded by a pine forest, authentic houses and banyas of the 19th century. The village won the title of "most beautiful in Russia" in 2016.

Meeting with the local population and visit of the house-museums. Possibility to participate in a cooking class to cook "kalitki", a Karelian traditional cake.

Lunch (Karelian specialties). 

Transfer to the Ruskeala Mountain Park (40km). Visit of the Park, its waterfalls and the marble canyon, a national heritage since 1998. This unique natural environment is also a memorial of industrial history that brought together 4 nations: the Russians, the Swedes, Karelians and Finns.

Transfer to Sortavala, 50km. Check-in at the Hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 4 - Valaam Island
Voyage Russie, Carélie - Ile Valaam
Ile Valaam

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out.

Departure by Meteo fast boat on Lake Ladoga to Valaam Island (45 min). Visit of the Monastery, the cathedral of Transfiguration, the skit of the holy prophet Elijah and the skit of the Resurrection. 

Lunch in the refectory.

Return to Sortavala (4km). Dinner on the spot. Transfer to St Petersburg (29km, about 4-5 hours).

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. Accommodation in indicated hotels or similar hotels, in a standard double room (except if your quotation indicates another room category)

. Breakfasts

. Transfers mentioned in the program

. Excursions mentioned in the program, with an English-speaking guide and admission tickets

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

. Meals which are not mentioned in the program

. Tips and personal expenses

. Optional visits and excursions not mentioned in the program

FLIGHT, VISA & INSURANCE

. These services are not included in the price, except if there are explicitly mentioned in the quotation

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

. 30% deposit upon reservation

. Balance payment one month before departure

. The order of the excursions can be modified according the touristic sites or for any other technical reasons  

. Non-binding pictures 

. According to the Warsaw Convention, in case of delayed baggage delivery, in the context of air travel, the passenger must personally hand in a written protestation letter to the effective carrier (the air company ensuring the flight, which can be different from the selling company, in case of code-share flights) no more than 21 days after said luggage was given to them 

CANCELLATION POLICY

. If the cancellation is made more than 30 days before departure, the fee is 100€ 

. Between 30 and 20 days before departure, cancellation fee equals 25 % of the total amount of the trip price

. Between 19 and 13 days, the fee equals 35 %

. Between 12 and 9 days, the fee equals 60 %

. If the cancellation is made less than 9 days before departure, the cancellation fee is 100% of the total amount

Ticketing service: except if specified otherwise, flight and train tickets are non-changeable and non-refundable

Other services: insurance and administrative fees are non-refundable

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