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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.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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  • Duration: 13 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 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.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Discover History and Nature of Petrozavodsk

During the city tour you will get acquainted with the history of Petrozavodsk from the foundation by Peter the Great to the 21st century and visit Local Lore Museum.Petrozavodsk was founded in 1703 as Petrovskaya Sloboda by Peter the Great, who needed a new iron foundry for the Baltic Fleet at the time of the Great Northern War. By 1717, Petrovskaya Sloboda had grown into the largest settlement in Karelia. The Republic is located in the north-western part of the Russian Federation, between the basins of White and Baltic seas. There are 60000 lakes in Karelia (the largest and the most famous are Ladoga lake and Lake Onega). Karelian language is quite close to Finnish (as it was the part of nowadays Finland earlier). You will see the monument to Peter the Great, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, newly built modern embankment, etc. After the city panoramic tour in Petrozavodsk you will visit Local Lore Museum.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Excursion Airplane Flight to Valaam Island

Excursion flight to Valaam is the best way to admire the treasures of Russian monastic architecture located in remote areas of Karelia. Flying around the island Konevets, you head to Valaam, where the famous Transfiguration monastery, one of the oldest in Russia. According to the Chronicles, the first monks settled on Valaam almost a thousand years ago. From the air, it is very convenient to see the scattered skits on the island and the magnificent Cathedral which is located in front of background of the dark green forests and looks like a sparkling white jewel.Flying around the island you head back. The route passes by the picturesque Levashovo, then under the wing you will see Vasilievsky island with its busy passenger port and luxurious Palace complex of Peterhof.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Meet the Capital of Karelia – Petrozavodsk, on a City Panoramic Tour!

During the city tour (by car/bus) you will get acquainted with the history of Petrozavodsk from the foundation by Peter the Great to the 21st century.Petrozavodsk was founded in 1703 as Petrovskaya Sloboda by Peter the Great, who needed a new iron foundry for the Baltic Fleet at the time of the Great Northern War. By 1717, Petrovskaya Sloboda had grown into the largest settlement in Karelia. The Republic is located in the north-western part of the Russian Federation, between the basins of White and Baltic seas. There are 60000 lakes in Karelia (the largest and the most famous are Ladoga lake and Lake Onega). Karelian language is quite close to Finnish (as it was the part of nowadays Finland earlier).
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Explore Ancient Karelian Village "Sheltozero" from Petrozavodsk

We offer ethnographic tour to see the places in republic of Karelia, where the old traditions, customs and mode of life of Karelian villages are still kept.During the tour you will visit traditional Karelian village Sheltozero (a real village of Veps, situated 84 km from Petrozavodsk) you will get acquainted with the culture of Veps – a small nation in the Republic of Karelia. The village famous both for ancient wooden houses erected according to the traditions of Russian wooden architecture and for hospitality and friendliness of locals. You will see their traditional wooden houses, visit the Ethnography museum, enjoy the traditional folk show and taste local pastries with tea.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Discover History and Art of Petrozavodsk

During the city tour you will get acquainted with the history of Petrozavodsk from the foundation by Peter the Great to the 21st century and visit the museum "House of the doll".Petrozavodsk was founded in 1703 as Petrovskaya Sloboda by Peter the Great, who needed a new iron foundry for the Baltic Fleet at the time of the Great Northern War. By 1717, Petrovskaya Sloboda had grown into the largest settlement in Karelia. The Republic is located in the north-western part of the Russian Federation, between the basins of White and Baltic seas. There are 60000 lakes in Karelia (the largest and the most famous are Ladoga lake and Lake Onega). Karelian language is quite close to Finnish (as it was the part of nowadays Finland earlier).You will see the monument to Peter the Great, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, newly built modern embankment, etc. After the tour, you will be transferred to the museum "House of the doll" and have a tour around it.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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!
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Horse Riding

Horse tourism pursues all interests present in other types of tourism: sports-psychological, aesthetic, cognitive, communicative. In addition, this type of tourism gives a delightful sense of freedom. Health recovery is more effective than in any sanatorium.During riding, all groups of muscles work; the person breathes the cleanest air, admires the beauty of nature, learns many new things, and finds new friends. Anyone who does not suffer from allergies and coordination of movements can engage in horseback riding.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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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, etc
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Dive into the History and Culture of Traditional Karelian Village

We offer ethnographic tour to see the places in republic of Karelia, where the old traditions, customs and mode of life of Karelian villages are still kept.Kinerma is an ancient Karelian village situated 100 km from Petrozavodsk. You’ll be taken to the village by car/bus, have a look around the village. Kinerma village represents a unique complex of national wooden architecture peculiar to the Karelian-livviki which includes a rural chapel of the Smolensk God’s Mother dated of the second half of XVIII century, surrounded by an ancient cult fur-tree grove, country houses and sauna houses. You will have a hiking excursion in the village, visit an exhibition telling about the history of the village and have a traditional tea ceremony in the Karelian wooden house, where you will be able to try traditional Karelian bakery.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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