Lake Onega | Karelia | Russia
FROM: USD $995 pp

PRIVATE TOUR: Resting on the shores of the Onego and Ladoga Lakes, the historic and undeniably scenic region of Karelia boasts a beautiful backdrop of hills, lakes, rivers, forest and steppes. With a variety of outdoor leisure opportunities and active pursuits, Karelia is one of Russia's best kept hideaways.

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Trip Highlights

Petrozavodsk 300 - collection of 18th Century architecture and gardens - Peter the Great monument
Avant garde open air museum
Walk through National Park
Onego Lake embankment
Kizhi Island - UNESCO protected wooden churches and cathedrals
Optional guided rafting excursion


3 nights standard, superior or deluxe hotel options available
Petrozavodsk railway station arrival and departure transfers
Professional English speaking guide & private air-con transport
Breakfast daily, 1 dinner
Entrance fees to all listed sites

Not Included

Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$5 - 10 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Laundry, drinks and items of a personal nature
International flights and visa


Day 1

Welcome to Karelia

Welcome to beautiful Karelia! Arrive Petrozavodsk railway station, transfer and hotel 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. Afternoon 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.
Overnight: Karelia  |  Dinner

Day 2

Kizhi Museum and doll making

This morning take a class at the Kizhi Museum in Petrozavodsk and learn to make a traditional Karelian doll. In the afternoon visit Kivach Waterfall (the largest flat land waterfall in Europe) and the beautiful wooden Assumption Church.
Overnight: Karelia  |  Breakfast

Days 3-4

Free time and departure

A free day to explore or optional rafting excursion on the nearby lake. On day 4 our arrangements conclude after breakfast and onward departure transfer to the railway station.
Breakfast x 2

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price.

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Karelia & Kizhi Island - 4 days
USD $995
USD $120

In Brief

Trip Type
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Standard, Superior or Deluxe
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Breakfast: 3, Dinner: 1
Karelia, Petrozavodsk
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