Kizhi + Valaam + Solovki (Tour # 65941)
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Trip Length: 5 days Group: 6+ Departure: Fixed Period: June - August Tour type: Classic Tour Destinations: Karelia Transport: Private car / bus, Hydrofoil, Boat Accommodation: Hotel Activities: Cruise / Navigation, Cultural exploration Visited areas: Kiji Island, Petrozavodsk, Lake Onega, Lake Ladoga, Solovki Islands, Valaam Island, Rabocheostrovsk, Kem
Highlights of the Tour:
Discovery of the three main tourist attractions of Karelia
Discovery of the Kivach waterfall
Cruise on the White Sea
Discovery of the two largest lakes of Karelia by Soviet hydrofoil boat
Half freedom formula: support of an English speaking guide only where it is needed
Here is a rich program, involving the visits of three great names Karelia: the islands of Kizhi and Valaam and the Solovki archipelago. On the way to the north, to the White Sea, we will visit the nature reserve of Kivach and its famous waterfall, one of the largest in Europe!
The advantages of the travel are also the comfortable accommodations in the center of Petrozavodsk and along the White Sea in Rabotcheostrovsk and the practical schedules of arrival and departure of trains (to St. Petersburg or Moscow). The other advantage is the fact that despite the large number of discoveries, excursions and trips you only change two times of hotel, so you do not have to tidy up your luggages thousand times ...
This trip has a good balance between the exclusive services on the one hand, as private transfers (allowing you to make stops where you want, to enjoy the payages), the English-speaking guides, specialists of their monasteries (in Kizhi, Valaam and Solovki), and shared services on the other hand. It allows you to be closer to the people and to optimize expenditure: two cruises on fast boats on both lakes and a cruise on the White Sea. You will have an English speaking guide only during visits of the three monasteries, the rest of the program being run remotely by our Moscow office. At each stage you will be greeted by our representative holding a BaikalNature sign.
Dare the adventure !
Arrival in Petrozavodsk around 9 hours by train from Moscow or St. Petersburg. Reception of the group by your guide. Breakfast at the cafe. Transfer to the river station. Boarding on a hydrofoil boat. Navigating to Kizhi Island, 1:15. Guided tour of the architectural ensemble of the museum. Lunch with outdoor picnic. Back to Pétrozavodst by hydrofoil boat. Transfer to hotel. Dinner et night at the hotel.
Breakfast. Departure to the city of Sortavala, beside the lake, by private car, 250 km. Boarding by hydrofoil boat and sail to the island of Valaam, 50 min.
Visit of the architectural ensemble of the monastery. Lunch inside, traditional cuisine. Concert of religious songs. Excursion "New Jerusalem" and discovery of the mountain Eleonskaya: poetic view on Lake Ladoga.
Back to Sortavala by boat. Transfer to Petrozavodsk. Dinner at a cafe. Night at the hotel.
PETROZAVODSK - KIVATCH - RABOTCHEOSTROVSK
Early departure from the hotel to the north of Karelia, private car, about 400 km. On the road, visit of the Kivach nature reserve and its famous waterfall (one of the largest in Europe!). Lunch in the reserve or in a cafe on the road (not included). Arrived at Rabotcheostrovsk along the White Sea. Dinner and night at the hotel beside the sea.
RABOTCHEOSTROVSK - SOLOVKI - RABOTCHEOSTROVSK
Breakfast at the hotel. Boarding on a boat and sail to the Solovki archipelago (2:00). Arrival on the island. Excursion through the Solovki Kremlin: history of the monastery, visit of the central complex, cathedrals and community buildings. Discovery of monuments recorded at the World Heritage List of UNESCO. Lunch at a traditional restaurant "Solovetskaïa Izba". Free time. Opportunity to explore the coast of the White Sea, its "dancing birches" and the labyrinths of stone, remnants of ancient civilizations. Optional excursion by bus to Mount Sekirnaya and to the Hermitage of the Ascension. Discovery of the church that housed the most feared prison on the island and view over the archipelago. Return to the port and cruise to Rabotcheostrovsk. Dinner and night at the hotel.
After the breakfast, transfer to the Kem train station. End of the program.
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