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Kizhi by Hovercraft

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
2 Days
January - March
Highlights
  • Discovery of the beautiful site of Kizhi, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list
  • Tour, accesible to people of any age and physical condition
  • Possibility to extend your stay in Karelia visiting Siberian and Alaskan Huskies
Tour Overview

We offer a trip by hovercraft that will allow you to discover Kizhi museum, one of the largest open air architectural museums. Located on the island of Kizhi on picturesque Lake Onega in Karelia, the museum represents two churches and a bell tower, which are known as Kizhi Pogost, wooden buildings and chapels. In 1990 the pogost was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

This trip is suitable by everyone regardless of the form and age, because you will have access to the museum by hovercraft. Among other things, you will experience ice fishing and real Karelian banya. You can extend your stay in Karelia by choosing one or several optional activities (snowmobiles, dog-sledding, visits and excursions). Please, contact us for further information.

You can book this tour on the dates suitable for you for groups of not less than 5 people. As for the fixed departures, the group is multinational.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    The biggest island of Lake Onega
    Petrozavodsk — Island Bolshoy Klimetskiy
  • Day 2
    Open air museum Kizhi
    Island Bolshoy Klimetskiy — Petrozavodsk
  • 09:30
    Arrival to Petrozavodsk Railway Station
    *The indicated time is only for the train N18 from Moscow. If you are going to take the train N 658, please, notice that the train from Saint-Petersurg arrives at 6:40 and you will have 3 hours of free time before the tour starts.
  • 09:40
    Breakfast in the cafe
  • 10:30
    Transfer to the Onega lake quay
  • 10:40
    Departure to the resort
    By hovercraft we will go to the resort located on the island Bolshoy Klimetskiy.
  • 12:10
    Arrival to the island and check-in in the resort
  • 13:00
    Lunch in the resort
  • 14:00
    Free time
    You will be able to descover the biggest and the most picturesque island of the Onega lake. Possibility to take russian banya or do fishing (extra charge).
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the trourist base
Photo of the day
Route
Petrozavodsk — Island Bolshoy Klimetskiy
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel "Ostrov", Karelia
Twin room
Note

0.5 h transfer  (4km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the resort
  • 10:00
    Excursion to Kiji island
    Departure by hovercraft to Kiji island and visit of the "Kizhi Necklace" (the cozy chapels around Kizhi Island form a circle)
  • 12:00
    Return to the resort
  • 13:00
    Lunch in the resort
  • 14:00
    Return to Petrozavodsk by hovercraft
  • 16:30
    Transfer to the railway station
  • 17:00
    Free time till the train
    Possibility to go to Siberian and Alaskan Huskies and drive a sled during 10 km. Please contact us in advance to book the tour.
Photo of the day
Route
Island Bolshoy Klimetskiy — Petrozavodsk
Note

0.5 h transfer  (4km)

Detailed description
Departures
January, 13 2018
Start
-
January, 14 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
327 $
Basic price per person
January, 20 2018
Start
-
January, 21 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
327 $
Basic price per person
January, 27 2018
Start
-
January, 28 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
327 $
Basic price per person
February, 03 2018
Start
-
February, 04 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
327 $
Basic price per person
February, 10 2018
Start
-
February, 11 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
327 $
Basic price per person
February, 17 2018
Start
-
February, 18 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
327 $
Basic price per person
February, 23 2018
Start
-
February, 24 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
327 $
Basic price per person
March, 03 2018
Start
-
March, 04 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
327 $
Basic price per person
March, 10 2018
Start
-
March, 11 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
327 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
  • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
  • Banya
  • Letter of invitation
  • Meals according to the program
Price does not include
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Railway tickets
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

Guaranteed departure from 4 participants. There are special discounts for children. The tour is feasible according to the weather and ice conditions. If you want to extend your journey in Karelia, please, let us know your suggestions. English speaking guide only during visits on Kizhi. According to your request, we will be glad to book your train tickets.

Reviews
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4.67
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5.00
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5.00
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Quality of meals
5.00
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4.00
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Arielle
From 24 February 2015 to 26 February 2015
Destination: Karelia
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
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Vincent
From 7 February 2015 to 8 February 2015
Destination: Karelia
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Organisation professionnelle. Nous avons eu une super expérience et passé un très bon moment à découvrir les trésors de Kizhi. La ballade en aéroglisseur est particulièrement adaptée aux jeunes enfants.
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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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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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