Karelia Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF 8

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Day 1: St Petersburg - Karelia

Welcome to St Petersburg and the start of your holiday! You will be collected from the Red Stars Hotel at 9pm and transferred to the train station for your overnight train to Karelia. Resting on the shores of the Onego and Ladoga Lakes, Karelia boasts a beautiful back drop of hills, lakes, rivers, forest and steppes. With a variety of outdoor leisure opportunities, active pursuits, Karelia is perhaps, one of Russia's best kept hideaways.

Day 2: Karelia

Upon arrival into Petrozavodsk station you will be met at the train station by our local representative and transferred to your hotel for early check in. Taking a walking tour of the ‘Petrozavodsk-300’, discover 18th century architecture, gardens, monuments, theatres, Onego Lake embankment and a modern avant garde open-air museum. This afternoon take a hydrofoil to Kizhi Island, famous for its UNESCO protected wooden churches, 66km north-east of the city across Lake Onega. Tonight enjoy dinner at a traditional Karelian cuisine restaurant.

Day 3: Karelia

Today visit Kivach Waterfall, the largest flat land waterfall in Europe and the beautiful wooden Assumption Church.

Day 4: Karelia

Today is at your leisure to explore independently.

Day 5: Karelia - St Petersburg

Today is at your leisure before being transferred to the train station for your overnight train back to St Petersburg.

Day 6: St Petersburg

Upon arrival into St Petersburg you will be met by our local representative and transferred to the Red Star Hotel where your tour with us comes to an end.

Russia Spotlight
Yuriev Monastery and Museum of Wooden Architecture


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last updated - 27 Jan 2015 7:11 PM