Karelian Winter Break

Company Intourist-Petrozavodsk
Duration: 2 days / 1 night

Dates: January - March

Prices: upon request

Tour summary:
Day 1

08:50 Arrival by train fr om Moscow. Meeting with the guide. Breakfast in the restaurant. Transfer to the Onego Lake Embankment. 

10:30 Departure for Kizhi Island by hovercraft fr om the Onego Lake embankment in Petrozavodsk.

11:30 Arrival on Kizhi island. Excursion in the Kizhi Museum of wooden architecture and cultural history. You will get acquainted with the famous Kizhi churches, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, and visit one of the houses of the Kizhi museum village. After the excursion your guide will take you to the café in the harbor area and tell you about local tea traditions. Here you will taste traditional tea made of herbs with pastry. Afterwards the hovercraft will transport you to the other side of Kizhi Island, wh ere the restoration centre of the museum is situated. The guide will show you the restoration process of the main church of Kizhi. You will see, wh ere the original logs are kept, how they are being restored and reassembled after the restoration. Departure for Petrozavodsk. 

16:10 Arrival in Petrozavodsk. Transfer to spa-hotel Karelia. Accommodation.

Day 2 

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. 

09:00 Meeting with the guide. Transfer to the husky farm (35 km from Petrozavodsk). 

10:00 Meeting with the instructor. Short briefing and safety measures. Excursion in the husky farm, during which you will get acquainted with huskies, learn some interesting facts about the breed and their character. Afterwards the musher will teach you how to harness huskies and how to control the sledges, and you will start your adventure. The dog sledding route goes along the picturesque shore of the Shuya River in the pine forest (total distance 3 km). 

12:00 Return to the husky farm for a traditional lunch in a tent covered with reindeer skins. 

13:00 After lunch your instructor will give a briefing on snowmobiling and after a short course of practice you will continue your adventure on riding a snowmobile. You will cover the distance of 30 km and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Karelian forest covered with a soft snow blanket and the adrenaline of snowmobiling. 

16:00 Arrival at the husky farm. Transfer to Petrozavodsk. 

17:00 Arrival in Petrozavodsk.

Price includes: accommodation in the Karelia Spa-Hotel (twin room), transfers by car for 2 pax/ by minibus from 4 pax, meals and excursions according to the program, snowmobile and snowmobile equipment rent, husky sledding, instructor services, English-speaking guide. 

Prices do not include: dinners, train tickets.

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