Karelia, a mysterious land of mirror lakes, virgin forests, cold rocks and river rapids, is waiting for you. A variety of unique nature and historical monuments satisfies every tourist interest. This Northern beauty charmes once and for all.
Day 1: WELCOME TO SAINT - PETERSBURG
Arrival in Saint-Petersburg, meeting and individual transfer to the hotel of chosen category. In the afternoon you will have a sightseeing tour with visit of the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Hermitage. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: ST. - PETERSBURG- PETROZAVODSK
After breakfast drive to Petergof or Puskin where you will explore the great history of Russian monarchy. In the evening departure for Petrozavodsk by the train “Nikolaevskiy Express”. Upon arrival transfer to hotel “Karelia” and overnight.
Day 3: KIZHI
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to berth and then to Kizhi Island by hidrofoil. Here you will have an exciting tour in the Kizhi Open-Air Museum of Wooden Architecture with your personal guide. Return to Petrozavodsk and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: SORTAVALA
After breakfast transfer to Sortavala by car. Accommodation at “Piypun Piha” or “Kaunis” hotel. Stunning tour to the marble canyon Ruskeala. Overnight in Sortavala.
Day 5: VALAAM
Breakfast. Transfer to the Valaam Island by boat. Valaam is one of the most important Russian religious centers, which is famous for its history, unique nature and monastery. Return to Sortavala and overnight.
Back to Saint-Petersburg Return to Saint-Petersburg by train or by car after breakfast.