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Family tour to 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
6 Days
July
Highlights
  • Visit of Kudama Village
  • Visit of Verkhniye Mandrogi Village
  • Program for all family
  • Culinary and artisanal workshops
  • Excursion to Kizhi Island
  • Fishing on Siamozero lake shore
  • Excursion to the kennel and reindeer farm
  • Visit of the Doll's house gallery
Tour Overview
Just one night on a comfortable train from Moscow or St. Petersburg, and here you are, in the welcoming Karelia, a perfect place for an unforgettable family vacation.

During this trip you can enjoy an excursion to the kennel and reindeer farm, exciting culinary and craft workshops, taking part in fishing and a tour to Kizhi island.

You will as well visit the famous Mandrogi village - a real open-air museum of wooden architecture. Wooden houses and beautiful nature create a special charming atmosphere, and workshops for adults and children will make you acquainted with the ancient Slavic and Karelian crafts.

Moderately active and moderately informative - this journey will allow you to enjoy a fun family holiday with a program that's amuzing for both kids and adults.
Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Discovery of Kizhi island
  • Day 2
    Bolshoy Klimetsky Island
  • Day 3
    Fishing on the shores of Siamozero
  • Day 4
    Chalna village
  • Day 5
    Verkhnie Mandrogi village
  • Day 6
    End of the program
  • 09:00
    Meeting at the railway station
    Transfer to the cafe
  • 09:30
    Breakfast at a local café
  • 10:30
    Excursion to the Doll's house gallery
  • 11:30
    Transfer to the river-boat station
  • 12:00
    Departure by hydrofoil to Kizhi
  • 13:15
    Arrival in Kizhi and lunch (lunch-box)
    Possibility to leave your baggage in a luggage storage.
  • 15:00
    Departure by boat to Bolshoy Klimetsky Island
    Arrival and check-in at a guest-house. Free time to have some rest.
  • 19:00
    Dinner at the guest house
  • Overnight in the guest house
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Free time on the Klimetsky Island
    Possibility to book a boat trip (on spot), do fishing or have a rest on the shores of Onega lake faraway from the noisy city.
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 16:30
    Transfer to Kizhi
    Passage on the boat to Kizhi Island
  • 17:15
    Boarding the boat and departure to Petrozavodsk
  • 18:30
    Arrival in Petrozavodsk
  • 19:00
    Dinner at a local restaurant
  • 20:00
    Departure to Kudama
    Arrival and check-in at a guest-house
  • Overnight in the guest house
Photo of the day
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Departure to Kaybusaary island for fishing
  • 13:00
    Lunch on the open air
  • 15:00
    Return to Kudama
    Free time. Opportunity to rent the bicycles or just to have a rest on a beach
  • 18:00
    Banya
  • 19:00
    Dinner at the guest house
  • Overnight in the guest house
Photo of the day
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Departure to Verkhniye Mandrogi village
  • 11:00
    En route stop in Chelna village
    Excursion to the deer farm and the kennel. Tour on a dog kart. Workshop on making local and traditional dolls.
  • 13:00
    Lunch at a local café
  • 14:00
    Continuation of the way to Mandrogi village
  • 17:30
    Arrival in Mandrogi
    Check-in in the guest-house
  • 19:00
    Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight in the guest house
Photo of the day
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:30
    Cuisine workshop
    You will take part in a workshop on cooking the widely known Karelian pies
  • 13:00
    Lunch at a local restaurant
  • 14:00
    Workshop on crafting out of birch-bark
  • 16:00
    Free time with your guide
  • 18:00
    Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight in the guest house
Photo of the day
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Free time with your guide
  • 13:00
    Lunch at a local restaurant
  • 16:00
    Transfer to the railway station
  • 17:15
    Departure by train to Saint-Petersburg
    End of the program
Photo of the day
Detailed description
New departures available soon
Price includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Letter of invitation
  • Meals according to the program
Price does not include
  • Administrative registration
  • Personal expenses and tips
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

Children under 12 receive a discount of 20%

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Vincent
From 2 August 2016 to 8 August 2016
Destination: Karelia
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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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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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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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Guo Cong
From 8 July 2016 to 10 July 2016
Destination: Karelia
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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).
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