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Visiting UNESCO Site - Kizhi Island (Off season tour)

This program is a wonderful alternative to visiting programs with departure from Petrozavodsk during the muddy season (when the ice on Onega Lake is too thin to safely transport tourists on an air-cushion ship). The program is in high demand during the New Year and Christmas holidays.Program07:00 - Picking up a group at the railway station, departure to Velikaya Guba village.07:00 - 11:00 - Transfer.11:00 - Excursion on the way from the village of Velikaya Guba to the island of Kizhi.11:30 - Arrival to the island of Kizhi.11:30 - 14.30 - Excursion on the main exposition "Masterpieces of Kizhi Island", coffee break + traditional bakery + Master Class on Traditional Crafts / Visit to the Museum's Carpentry Center (optional) / interactive game program (upon your choice).14:30 - Departure from the islands of Kizhi.20:00 - Arrival in the city of Petrozavodsk.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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In the northern lands

Discover the world of northern Russian culture, passing through the small villages of the Arkhangelsk region. The natural objects that are millions of years old are preserved here. You will have a bike ride to the historical sites, monuments of wooden architecture and sacred springs.
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  • 1 day 48 minutes
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  • 1 day 48 minutes
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Adventurous Rafting Experience along the Shuya River: Tour from Petrozavodsk

We offer active and adventure tour in Karelia: you can try rafting on the river Shuya. During the tour you'll be accompanied by instructors.We offer an active tour that comprises rafting along the river Shuya with a picnic. Those looking for a fun and exciting journey should not let this opportunity pass them by. Before you board your boat, you will be given quick river rafting and safety introductions. You will also be provided with all the safety gear needed for the excursion, such as a helmet and a drysuit, so you will be able to fully enjoy your rafting experience. You will explore the rapids of the 1st and 2nd level (that is acceptable for the beginners). The rafting on the rapids of higher level is available on request.Join this family-friendly rafting tour and experience the beautiful Karelian nature in an exciting way!
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Hiking & Camping

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Hotel Komela Residence

Уникальный природный комплекс, сочетающий отдых на природе с высоким уровнем комфорта и сервиса. Мы расположенны всего в 30 км от г. Вологды, в самом центре разлива реки Комела, вдали от многочисленных дач и коттеджей. Ваш личный курорт для семейного отдыха, свадеб, юбилеев, праздников и корпоративов.Ландшафтный дизайн, благоустроенная береговая зона и зеленая территория: песчаный пляж, пешие дорожки, зеленые лужайки, красивые мостики, беседки, детская игровая площадка, русская баня, стрелковый тир, рыбалка, виндсерфинг, футбол, баскетбол, бильярд, теннис и многое другое для вашего отдыха!
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Admire Architectural Gem within Lake Onega - Kizhi Island (High season tour)

We offer a boat tour (by hydrofoil) to the heart of Lake Onego (the second-largest lake in Europe) – Kizhi island. The whole island is an open-air museum of wooden architecture and cultural history of the Russian North.The tiny island of Kizhi is located at the northern end of Lake Onega. The island is renowned for its open-air Museum of Architecture, which is assembled from over 80 monuments of wooden architecture from various areas of the country and restored to form a glimpse of the past.A one-day trip to Kizhi island is a wonderful opportunity to see all major sights of the famous open-air museum of wooden architecture and cultural history. The core of the museum collection forms the world-known Kizhi Church Ensemble, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour to Ruskeala Mountain Park: Admire World's Unique Marble Canyon

One of the most striking and surprising places of the Northern Ladoga area is the Ruskeala Mountain Park, a unique and multidimensional monument to nature and the history of mining. We offer you to enjoy the real Karelian nature in natural parks and reserves. You can see volcanoes, waterfalls, mountains, quarries, etcWe offer a tour to the Ruskeala marble quarries, which are located not far from Petrozavodsk. The heart of the park lies in the Marble Canyon. An old abandoned quarry, which delivered stone for almost three centuries, now caters for tourists. A huge bowl, carved by people in marble, stretches 456 meters from north to south, and is 109 meters wide. Filled with the purest emerald-green water, it is framed by slightly sloping and steep rocks, reaching a height of 25 meters above the water mirror.A series of small cascade waterfalls on the river Tohmajoki is another sight you will visit during the tour.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Tour "Ancient volcanoes of Karelia"

We offer you to enjoy the real Karelian nature in natural parks and reserves. You can see volcanoes, waterfalls, mountains, quarries, etc.Karelia, having a favourable geographical location, unique natural and recreational resources, centuries-old cultural and historical heritage, is attractive for Russian and foreign tourists. During this tour, you will visit natural parks and reserves. You will see volcanoes, waterfalls, mountains, quarries, etc. We offer you to make a guided tour to the natural reserve in suburbs of Petrozavodsk, where you can climb up the mountain Sampo, an ancient volcano Girvas, visit health resort "Martsialnie Vody" where you'll be able to try mineral water from underground sources. Also, you will see the famous waterfall Kivach - the second biggest waterfall in Europe. You will have time to make unique photos and buy Karelian souvenirs. After the tour, the guide will accompany you to the place of your accommodation in Petrozavodsk.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

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Private Tour to Ruskeala Mountain Park, Karelia 2 days

Choose this private two-day tour to Karelia and you will see the beautiful mountain park Ruskeala, and admire the Lake Ladoga during boat trip. You will have an oppurtunity to visit real russian wild forest and also you'll be able to see wild animals. Enjoy the beauty of northern nature
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Private Sightseeing Tours

Combined Tour: Veliky Novgorod CityTour with Visit to Yuriev Monastery and ''Vitoslavlitsi''

This tour combines a standard city tour to Veliky Novgorod with visit to it's suburbs and gives you an opportunity to see evreything in one day.The tour starts in the city with visiting to it's heart - The Kremlin, the main Cathedral of St.Sophia (the monument of XI century) with it's miracle making icon, Yaroslav's Court (Yaroslavovo Dvorische) and the old Market-place. Then you will be taken to the Yuriev Monastery (the oldest active men monastery in Russia, founded in 1030) and an open-air museum of wooden architecture "Vitoslavlitsi". You can also choose a tour with the dinner in the restaurant near the monastery ("Yurievskoe podvorie") or in the restaurant "Detinets" with traditional Russian atmosphere.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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The Forest Adventure

This 2 days tour is a great opportunity to feel yourself as a real Russian going in the wood for camping. Survive in the wood for one night, cook on fire and enjoy the nature.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Veliky Novgorod: Tour to Yuriev Monastery and ''Vitoslavlitsi'' Museum

During this tour yu will be taken to the suburbs of Veliky Novgorod - to the Yuriev Monastery and an open-air museum "Vitoslavlitsi".Yuriev Monastery is situated on the bank of Volkhov river, near Ilmen Lake and is the oldest men active monastery in Russia (it was founded in 1030 by Jaroslav the Wise). In an open-air museum of wooden architecture "Vitoslavlitsi" you can see the oldest wooden buildings of XVI - XIX centuries.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Hiking Tour: Discover "Karelian Path"! Get to the Top of Sampo Mountain.

We offer active and adventure tour in Karelia: you will hike mount Sampo in Karelia with an English speaking guide.Stretch your muscles and endeavour the beauty that lies in the nature of Karelia region. The guide will pick you up from the place of your accommodation and you will be transferred (by car/minivan) to the beautiful mount Sampo where you will have 1-hour hiking tour and some time to relax afterwards. Learn about the amazing natural and cultural history of the area you're visiting as it comes to life with unique stories relayed through your guide. The top can be reached via several routes. From the top of the mountain, you will see a magnificent view of forests and islands of Lake Konchezero. After the tour, the guide will accompany you back to the place of your accommodation.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Cultural Tours

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2 days tour to the Heart of Natural Miracle of Karelia region

Karelia is a unique place of Russia. It has a diversity of landscapes Nature and animals. Huge territory covered with thousands of lakes and islands and forests it is a best place to take rest. Our guide will show you the best places of this region. Guide will take you through the most beautiful placesPerfectly clean air and breathtaking view to the nature makes this very tour the best to everyone who want to discover northern Russian nature
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days


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