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Kizhi and Karelian Village

4 days
3 nights

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PER PERSON:
$ 775.00 (based on 2 people)
$ 1,075.00 (based on 1 person)


 

Dates:

Daily during the following periods:
May 01 - Sep 30 

Hotels:

Guesthouse Kizhskaya Blagodat 

Included:

2 nights on a train
1 night in guesthouse
City tour of Petrozavodsk
Transfers and meals according to the program
Hydrofoil Petrozavodsk – Kizhi – Petrozavodsk
Accommodations
2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
Boat excursion “Kizhi Necklace”
Entrance tickets
Guide services

Train Tickets are not included

 

Highlights & Experience:

Petrozavodsk
Kizhi Island
Kizhi chapels
Kizhi Restoration Centre
Panorama View

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Overnight train to Kizhi

Take overnight train to Kizhi from St. Petersburg or Moscow.

Day 2  : Petrozavodsk and Karelian Village

07:00 Arrival in Petrozavodsk from St. Petersburg. Meeting with the guide at the railway station. Transfer to the restaurant.
07:20 Breakfast
08:20 City tour of Petrozavodsk. You will get acquainted with the history of the capital of Karelia and visit its major places of interest. Photo stop near the monument to Peter the Great.
11:30 Departure for Kizhi Island by hydrofoil.
12:45 Upon arrival transfer to the guesthouse Kizhskaya Blagodat by boat (10 minutes). Kizhskaya Blagodat is a cozy family run guesthouse situated on the mainland right opposite Kizhi Island. The owner of the guesthouse is the son of the head carpenter, who restored the church of the Transfiguration in the Soviet time. You will be pleasantly surprised with the tranquility of the place as well as with the hospitality of its hosts. Accommodation in twin rooms (WC and shower in every room)
14:00 Lunch
15:00 Excursion by boat to the ancient wooden chapels around Kizhi Island, which form the famous Kizhi Necklace.
19:00  Dinner and optional sauna

Day 3  : Kizhi

08:00 Breakfast.
09:00 Transfer to Kizhi Island by boat (10 minutes).
09:15 Excursion in the Kizhi Open-Air Museum of Wooden Architecture. Kizhi is one of the first open-air museums and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Russia. The pearl of the museum is its world-known wooden church ensemble which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990. After the excursion the bus will take you to the other side of Kizhi Island, where you will get acquainted with the restoration centre of the main church of the Kizhi Ensemble. You will see where and how the church is being restored and learn some secrets of traditional Russian wooden architecture. On the way back we will make a stop near the highest point of Kizhi to enjoy the panorama view.
12:30 Lunch.
14:45 Transfer to Petrozavodsk by hydrofoil (1 hour 15 minutes).
16:00 Arrival in Petrozavodsk. Transfer to the railway station.

Day 4  : Arrive in Moscow or St. Petersburg

In the morning arrive in St. Petersburg or Moscow

Notes:

as an option you can take an overnigh train from St. Petersburg and return by overnight train to Moscow, or vice versa