St. Petersburg area and the Russian North



Grade of difficultyeasy

Dates of departure in 2015:
June: 12-15; 26-29;
July: 6-9; 13-16; 22-25; 27-30;
August: 5-8; 12-15; 19-22

Group: combined group

Land cost:  $852 per pax
Single supplement $ 247

The price includes:
accommodation: 1 night in Petropavlovsk, 2 nights in Vinter’s dacha resort; all meals according to the itinerary; all tours according to the itinerary; all transfers according to the itinerary; all admissions according to the itinerary, rafting on the Shuya river.

Train tickets St.Petersburg-Petrozavodsk-St.Petersburg, Personal expenses; Tips; Medical insurance are not included.

Train schedule:
St. Petersburg – Petrozavodsk
#022 Departure: 0.10 Arrival: 7.19
#658 Departure: 22.13 Arrival: 6.50
Petrozavodsk – St. Petersburg
#657 Departure: 22.50 Arrival: 7.21

The approximate cost of the one way ticket (subject to change due to the current rates in the country):

2nd class compartment (4 people, double deck)
$68 (regular);
$79 (incl. the boxed meal, bed sheets, sanitary kit)

1st class compartment (2 people, one deck)
$118 (regular);
$89 (incl. the boxed meal, bed sheets, sanitary kit)

Petrozavodsk – Kizhi – Rafting – Sortavala – Valaam

This short tour will allow you just in 4 days to see the unique 22-head church in Kizhi, walk the sacred lands of Valaam, admire the tranquility of Onega lake and the power of the great Ladoga lake. You’ll spend the evenings at the shore, surrounded by the fragrance of the pine trees in the unique comfortable lodge.

4 days, 3 nights




Day 1. Arrive to Petrozavodsk in the morning. Meet the local guide. Breakfast. City tour of Petrozavodsk. Transfer to the hotel, check in. Hydrofoil transfer to the Kizhi island in Onega Lake (1 hr 20 min). Sightseeing on the island with the visit to Pokrovskaya church and ethnographic museum.
Return to the city. Dinner. Free time.
Day 2. Breakfast in the hotel. Check out. The tour of the unique private gallery “Doll house”. Transfer to the “Vinter’s dacha” lodge (260 km). This lodge is located on the coast of Ladoga lake. En route stop for rafting on the Shuya river with the picnic lunch. Arrive to the lodge, check in. Dinner.
Day 3. Breakfast. Transfer to the port of Sortavala. Boat transfer to the Valaam island (40 minutes). Sightseeing tour of the island with the visit to the Transfiguration Cathedral, Voskresensky and Gethsemane hermit settlements. Lunch in the monastery refectory. Transfer back to Sortavala. City tour. Return to the lodge. BBQ dinner.
Day 4. Breakfast. Check out. Return to Petrozavodsk (260 km drive). En route stop at Ruskeal falls. Tour to the Marble lake with the visit to the marble quarries and the unique formations. Stop at the memorial dedicated to the victims of the Russia-Finnish war of 1939-1940. On the way the lunch with the folk pies in Kinerma Korel village. Arrive to the train station of Pterozavodsk at 18.00. Free time until the train departure.
General information
Getting there







From Lake Ladoga to the Gulf of Finland
Lembolovo Fells
Kizhi-Kivach Waterfall
Russian North
2+2 (Kizhi + rafting)








Wild Russia / Neizvedanny Mir Company
Saint Petersburg, Fontanka embankment, 59

+7 812 703-3215

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