July 09, 2018
Review about The Gems of Kizhi Tour by Siddhartha George
We had an excellent tour to Kishi island from St. Petersburg. Our train tickets (luxury!) to and from Petrozavodsk were booked in advance. Luckily we'd had a bit of experience with the excellent russian trains before this so we had no problem. We were picked up at the train station at Petrozavodsk and taken for a short walking tour around the town before being dropped at the hydrofoil to Kizhi island and given very clear instructions on when and how to catch the hydrofoil back. At the Island, our guide was once again ready and she was a lovely lady who gave us an excellent tour of the old wooden church. Unfortunately, the main church is in the middle of a 4-year restoration project so the top portion has been removed and it is covered with scaffolding. That couldn't be helped by anyone however. The island itself was incredibly beautiful. Once we were back in Petrozavodsk we were picked up again from the jetty and given recommendations for where to eat dinner. All in all an excellent trip. Highly recommended.