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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 village of 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 listed 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 Dacha Wintera 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 (290km, about 4-5 hours).

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. Accommodation (as mentioned or similar) in standard room on double basis (unless your quotation indicates another room category)

. Breakfasts

. Transport mentioned 

. Guided tours mentioned with an English-speaking guide and entrance tickets


. Unsigned meals (lunch, diner)

. Possible public transport costs

. Tips and personal expenses

. Optional tours and services


. These services are only included if they are explicitly indicated in your quotation


. Deposit of 30% of the total amount of the tour when booking it

. The rest of amount (70%) 45 days before departure

. The order of the visits may be modified according to the confirmation of the touristic sites or for any other technical reasons

. Non-contractual photos

. In case of a delay in the delivery of baggage at the airport, and according to the Warsaw Convention, the recipient (the passenger) must personally send a written protest to the actual carrier (the company operating the flight, which may be different from the company selling the ticket in the case of a code-share flight) within 21 days from the day on which the baggage was placed at his disposal.


. If the cancellation occurs more than 45 days before your departure, the cancellation fee is 15% of the total amount of the trip.

. Between 45 days and 31 days before departure, it amounts 30% of the total amount of the trip.

. Between 30 days and 15 days, it amounts 50%.

. Between 14 days and 8 days, it amounts 75%.

. If the cancellation occurs less than 7 days before departure, the cancellation fee is 100% of the total amount.

Special cases: 100% cancellation fee may be applied upon registration on certain services, including, unless otherwise stated, on all plane tickets, train tickets and show tickets. These charges are calculated in addition to the general cancellation fee.


The combination of travel services offered to you is a package within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2015/2302 and Article L.211-2 II of the Tourism Code. You will therefore benefit from all the rights granted to packages. Tsar Voyages will be responsible for the proper execution of the package as a whole. In addition, Tsar Voyages has a protection in order to refund your payments and, if the transport is included in the package, to ensure your repatriation in case it becomes insolvent.

Please note that Tsar Voyages cannot be held responsible for the following events: 

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