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New Year's Eve 2018 in Karelia

Destination: Karelia
Easy - nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing
Moderately Easy - 1-3 hours of physical activity daily
Moderate - 3-5 hours of physical activity daily
Challenging - 5-7 hours of challenging physical activity daily
Extreme - 7+ hours of challenging/extreme physical activity daily
Difficulty
Basic — most of nights in tents or rooms with shared WC, some nights in comfortable rooms.
Standard — most of nights in comfortable rooms, some nights in tents or rooms with shared WC.
Upgraded — all nights in comfortable rooms.
Comfort
Minimum age of the participant of this trip
4 Days
December - January
Highlights
  • New Year's Eve à la russe with Russians and in a traditional way
  • Dog sledding ride
  • Stay in Russian Karelia on the shore of the frozen lake
  • Ice fishing and competitions of fishing
Tour Overview

This tour is organized to make you feel the magic of Christmas holidays in the Karelian region into the heart of Russian winter. Far away from civilization where time goes on in its rhythm, you will be warmly welcomed and surrounded with attention. You will get a good dose of sensations far removed from the daily routine: you will taste typical Karelian dishes and beverages, learn about local traditions, ride a dog sled, participate in ice fishing and art and crafts. You will definitely make new friends with locals during this the most long-awaited event in Russia!

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Meeting with Talvi Ukko
    Petrozavodsk — Kudama
  • Day 2
    Ice fishing and New Year celebration
    Kudama
  • Day 3
    Town festivals and local cuisine
    Kudama
  • Day 4
    Farewall and end of the programme
    Kudama — Petrozavodsk
  • 09:00
    Meeting in Petrozavodsk
    Transfer to the patrimony of Karelian Ded Moroz - Talvi Ukko
  • 09:30
    Breakfast
    Traditional pies and tea
  • 10:00
    Meeting with Talvi Ukko
    Meeting with Talvi Ukko, and his assistants: real reindeers and famous sled dogs. Excursion to the reindeer farm and to the biggest sled dog kennel in Russia. You will get in touch with the best Siberian and Alaska huskys and learn to ride dogs. Then, you will make a little circle riding dog sled yourself!
  • 13:30
    Transfer to the resort and accommodation in wooden houses
  • 14:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Visit to the village Ruga
    Picnic on the Kaibussary Island near the open fire.
  • 16:30
    Return to the resort
  • 18:00
    Dinner
    Dinner at restaurant in a warm ambiance
  • Overnight in the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Petrozavodsk — Kudama
Accommodation
Accommodation at the touristic complex "Kudama"
Accommodation in the main building (2 persons)
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Ice fishing
    Ice fishing and competition for the biggest prize! The winner will get the title "Best Fisherman 2016"!
  • 14:00
    Lunch
  • 16:00
    Free time
    Optionally a few activities are possible: skiing, skating, toboggan, snowmobiles. Only from 100 rubles / hour. To ask on place.
  • 21:00
    Festive dinner
    Festive dinner at the restaurant in a warm ambiance. Beginning of animation. Award "Best Fisherman 2016". Festive goodbyes to 2016 year.
  • 23:55
    Speach of the president and Kremlin striking clocks
    Champagne. Continuation of the program: Ded Moroz (Russian Santa Claus) and his granddaughter Snegurochka (Snow Maiden), animation, gifts and firework!
  • Overnight in the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Kudama
Accommodation
Accommodation at the touristic complex "Kudama"
Accommodation in the main building (2 persons)
  • 10:00
    Late breakfast
  • 12:00
    Town festivals
    Traditional games, competitions for children and adults with Karelian Ded Moroz - Talvi Ukko.
  • 14:00
    Lunch
  • 17:00
    Degustation of the local cuisine
    Tasting of Karelian smoked fish Bielomorka near by fire in a traditional hut Yarana (wooden 8-boarded yourt with a fireplace in the middle): we will get to the village of ex-nationality Saam. Tasting of Karelian infusion and herbal tea.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Kudama
Accommodation
Accommodation at the touristic complex "Kudama"
Accommodation in the main building (2 persons)
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Check-out
  • 11:30
    Transfer to the railroad of Petrozavodsk. End of the programme.
Photo of the day
Route
Kudama — Petrozavodsk
Note

2 h transfer  (92km)

Detailed description
Departures
December, 30 2017
Start
-
January, 02 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
578 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • Dog sled rental
  • Russian-speaking guide services
  • Meals
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
  • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
  • Celebratory dinner with alcoholic beverages
  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Letter of invitation
Price does not include
  • Administrative registration
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Banya
  • Railway tickets
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

Single supplement - 10 000 rubles. Special prices for children under 12 - 25 200 RUB. Supplementary services: - Banya on the lake shore – 1500 RUB/an hour - Skiing – 100 RUB/an hour, Finnish sledge – 200 RUB/an hour - Skates – 100 RUB/an hour Snowmobile 25 km – 3500 RUB one person by snowmobile, 5000 RUB two persons by snowmobile Snowmobile 40 km – 4500 RUB one person by snowmobile, 7000 RUB two persons by snowmobile. We will be pleased to book train tickets to / from Petrozavodsk according to your request.

Reviews
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5.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
3.00
Quality of accommodation
4.00
Quality of transport / transfers
3.00
Quality of meals
5.00
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5.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Caroline
From 30 December 2015 to 2 January 2016
Destination: Karelia
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour, dans un lieu magique et hors du commun. Le personnel sur place est très sympathique. Deux petits bémols: - le canapé lit de notre chalet était vraiment étroit pour 2 personnes, alors que les autres couchages étaient très bien. - il est dommage que personne ne parle réellement anglais sur place (difficile de se faire comprendre pour des demandes précises).
4.33
4.33
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5.00
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4.00
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3.00
Quality of transport / transfers
4.00
Quality of meals
5.00
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5.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Vincent
From 30 December 2014 to 2 January 2015
Destination: Karelia
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Sejour parfait dans un paradis blanc pour se déconnecter du monde et entamer l'année sur des bases en lien avec la nature de ce beau pays qu'est la Russie !
No reviews anymore or no reviews at all for this tour. Below reviews for destination:
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5.00
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4.00
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5.00
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3.00
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5.00
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5.00
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Vincent
From 2 August 2016 to 8 August 2016
Destination: Karelia
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Le voyage a été très bien organisée par l'agence. Nous avons bénéficié d'un excellent chauffeur à Petrozavodsk. Les guides parlaient très bien le français, les paysages sont magnifiques et excursions sur les îles étaient très intéressantes.
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4.00
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4.00
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5.00
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3.00
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5.00
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4.00
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Laurence
From 29 July 2016 to 6 August 2016
Destination: Karelia
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Baïkal Nature est une excellente agence de voyage qui s'est adaptée à nos demandes. L'organisation était parfaite, les guides sur place excellents. Nous la recommandons vivement. A noter que certaines villes de transfert sont assez inhospitalières (Kem, Robochodoskv) si elles permettent de voir une autre facette de la Russie, nous recommandons de réduire la durée sur place. Les hôtels et
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4.83
4.83
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4.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
5.00
Quality of accommodation
5.00
Quality of transport / transfers
5.00
Quality of meals
5.00
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5.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Audrey
From 22 July 2016 to 24 July 2016
Destination: Karelia
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Nous avons été enchanté de notre voyage de par la qualité de l'organisation avant pendant et maintenant après le séjour, le prix, mais surtout la rencontre avec la population russe. Cela restera gravé dans nos mémoires, merci !
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