Friday - St. Petersburg
Arrival Transfer to the Railway Station. Departure to Petrozavodsk
Arrival in St. Petersburg. Our driver will meet you in the arrival sector with a Go Russia sign board. Transfer to the railway station. You will travel on a comfortable fast train to Petrozavodsk. Both 1st (2 berth) and 2nd (4 berth) compartments are available. Arrival in Petrozavodsk early in the morning.
Saturday - Petrozavodsk - Kinerma
Petrozavodsk City Tour. Visit to the Ethnographic Museum. Walking Tour of the Village
Today you will have a guided city tour around Petrozavodsk. The city (in English translates to Peter’s factory) was founded by Peter the Great in 1703 in an effort to win The Great Northern War against Sweden. We will visit the National Museum of the Republic of Karelia - one of the oldest museums of the Russian North-West established in 1871 – where you will learn about the local history and traditional culture of Karelian people and the Russian North. In the evening we will visit historic village of Kinerma - a natural open-air museum representing a unique complex of traditional wooden architecture in Karelia. Seven of seventeen buildings of Kinerma have status of monuments of architecture. During a guided walking tour you will see dwelling houses and utility structures and visit a wooden chapel of the XVIII century.
Sunday - Kinerma - Kizhi - Petrozavodsk - St. Petersburg
Kizhi Open-air Museum Guided Tour. Departure to St. Petersburg
The Kizhi museum is one of the most interesting cultural sights in the Northern Russia; it is also included on the UNESCO World Heritage list. This open-air museum includes more than 80 magnificent structures. The most amazing are the 22-dome Church of the Transfiguration (1714) and the oldest wooden church in Russia - the Church of the Resurrection of Lazarus. Dating from the 14th century, its whole structure was built without a single nail! In the evening we will take a local train to St. Petersburg. Arrival in St. Petersburg. Our driver will meet you with a Go Russia sign board at the beginning of the platform. Transfer to the hotel.
Monday - St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg City Tour
It is impossible not to fall in love with St. Petersburg, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and after you visit it, you can understand why. The most European of all Russian towns and cities, St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia. Unlike the busy capital Moscow, it is however calm and unhurried, just as a real museum-city should be. Start your discovery of St. Petersburg with a guided city tour by car that will take you around the stunning "Venice of the North"; you will see the Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Church of Christ's Resurrection (The Saviour of the Blood). You will also see the famous cruiser Aurora; the legendary ship whose canon gave the signal, on the order of Lenin, for the beginning of the Great Social Revolution more than 90 years ago.
Tuesday - St. Petersburg
The beautiful Yusupov Palace will always be associated with scandal, for it was here that Grigory Rasputin met his grisly fate. This influential figure, said to have wielded significant power over Tsar Nicholas II, was murdered here and the cellar where the crime took place now exhibits artefacts telling that gripping story. The splendour of the palace itself is a far cry from such horrors and you’ll delight in exploring its stunning interiors.
Wednesday - St. Petersburg
Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace) Guided Tour
A guided tour of the Hermitage, former residence of the Russian Tzars (famous Winter Palace) and one of best museums of the world. This stunning palace, an architectural masterpiece in itself, contains a collection of over 3,000,000 works of art representing the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. The collection includes works of Leonardo Da Vinci, Titian, Raphael, French impressionists, sculptures and treasures icons, coins and Tsar’s jewellery. The Hermitage is an unforgettable place to visit.
Tour Dates & Prices
Thursday - St. Petersburg
Departure Transfer from the Hotel
Transfer to the airport. Our driver will meet you with a Go Russia sign board at the hotel lobby.
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Hotel Nevsky Grand St. Petersbrug 3*
Hotel Nevsky Hotel Grand is ideally located in the centre of St. Petersburg, and within easy walking distance of the famous landmarks of St. Petersburg - such as Hermitage; Kazan, St. Isaac's and Savior on Spilled Blood Cathedrals; Russian museum. The hotel features elegant interior and cozy homelike atmosphere. The hotel’s 135 guest rooms and 5 suites are designed in the modern style with a touch of antique, complimented by the technological amenities, including telephone, free WiFi, interactive satellite television, safe, air-conditioning system. There is a hall on every floor with soft drinks, coffee and tea, open 24 hours a day.Learn more
Guest House Kinerma Village
Located in historic Kinerma, a small village found midway between Lake Onega and Lake Ladoga, this little guest house is a good choice for visitors wishing to stay in a typically Russian wooden house. Kinerma is as much an open air museum as a village, its collection of traditional wooden structures showcasing the best of Karelian architecture.
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The experience of seeing the Kizhi area and the amazing churches was something special. I thought the skidoo adventure was well organised and Anna our interpreter did a very good job. I must say at this point I can not emphasise enough just how good our guide Sveltlana has been. We were also blessed everyday with blue skies and pleasant temperatures, I am sure it is like that all the time! Thank you all again.
Everything was very well organised, I felt we were being looked after, we felt safe and were with knowledgeable guides. All of the people we met involved in our tour were very keen to ensure we had a good experience.
Wir moechten uns ganz herzlich bei Ihnen bedanken fuer den wunderschoenen Urlaub in Russland. Es hat vom Abflug in Muenchen ueber St. Petersburg nach Petrozavodsk mit der Bahn alles ganz hervorragend geklappt. Wir wussten vor der Reise nicht was uns erwarten wuerde, aber all unsere Hoffnungen wurden weit Uebertroffen. Alles in allem sehr nette Leute, wunderbare Unterbringung und ein ueberaus beeindruckendes Land. Vielen herzlichen Dank fuer Ihre Bemuehungen uns einen unvergessenen Urlaub zu bescheren.
We had an excellent holiday, thanks very much for your help in putting it all together. The different parts all worked very well together, we were met at every stage as planned, the accommodation was comfortable and all the guides were very helpful. We loved the snow mobile trip and the guest house near Kizhi. I'm very impressed with your website, the information was very helpful as preparation for the trip.