YOUR LOCAL GUIDE
Day 1: St. Petersburg city tour
Your driver will meet you at Pulkovo International Airport and bring you to the Russian capital, St. Petersburg. A city tour will be part of your first full day in Russia. Ostrovsky Square, Vladimirsky Avenue, and Vosstaniya Square are among the sights you'll see. Then go past Palace Square, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Summer Garden, and Troitskaya Square on Mikhailovskaya and Bolshaya Konyushennaya streets. Overnight.
Day 2: St. Petersburg – Kiryavalahti
In the morning you will travel to Kiryavalahti, a beautiful village. The splendour of the northern landscape, as well as a multitude of myths about Sortavala's "Finnish age," have helped to make this charming spot famous. A stone castle in the settlement of Priozersk, as well as a valley of waterfalls and wonderful wildlife, may be found on the island of the Vuoksa River. Then you'll make your way to Kirch Lumivaar. You will see an antique Finnish church. You'll be spending the night in a hotel.
Day 3: Kiryavalahti – Petrozavodsk
In the morning, you'll take a boat trip of the Ladoga Skerries. Then there's Ruskeala's gorgeous mountain park's White Bridges Waterfall. This is a terrific opportunity to take a range of interesting photos that will last a lifetime in your recollections. Then you'll journey to Kinerma, dubbed "Russia's most beautiful village" by locals. Get to Petrozavodsk as soon as possible. You'll be staying in a hotel for the night.
Day 4: Petrozavodsk – Medvezhyegorsk
Today you'll go to Medvezhyegorsk. After going down the old Murmansk route, you'll arrive at the Marcial water resort. Along the journey, the reserve and the Kivach waterfall, Karelia's first state reserve, may be seen. It protects the republic's prehistoric vegetation and animals. You'll be treated to a panoramic view of the former volcano Girvas and the Palozerskaya hydroelectric power plant after lunch. You'll be spending the night in a hotel.
Day 5: Medvezhyegorsk – Zaonezhie – Kizhi Island – Medvezhyegorsk
You will travel to Zaonezhie in the morning. You'll pass by a medieval chapel on the route. Arrival at the town of Kosmozero. It is a small historic village located on the southern side of the same-named lake, which spans the Zaonezhsky peninsula. It will be possible to see the Church of St. Nicholas Chudotvortsa. Then it's over to Kizhi, a beautiful island famous for its architectural ensemble of Russian timber construction marvels. You'll return to Medvezhyegorsk through the Shungite deposit in the evening. The hotel where I'll be staying for the night.
Day 6: Medvezhyegorsk – Gimoly
The village of Gimoly will be your destination today. This is a historic town with historic buildings. You'll be able to rest on the lake's coast while photographing gorgeous sights along an impassable path. Following that, you'll go to Lake Pizanets, popularly known as the "Pearl of the Karelian Taiga," which draws a large number of people due to its uniqueness. You will arrive at the town of Gimoly. You'll be spending the night in a hotel.
Day 7: Gimoly – Vegarus
You'll head to Vegarus village after breakfast. This is a serene and peaceful area of the Loimolsky rural village in the Republic of Karelia's Suoyarvsky region. You'll stop at the Votovaara peak along the route. This is one of Karelia's most interesting locations. The many seids on this mountain are well-known, attracting both ordinary tourists and scientists from diverse fields. Following that, you'll head to Porosozero for a respite. Vegarus, we'll be here soon. You'll be spending the night in a hotel.
Day 8: Vegarus – Gardarika
Today you will visit the Gardarika protected area. This region is considered to be one of Karelia's most environmentally friendly. A rare meteorite lake surrounded by a magnificent pine forest lies 60 kilometers from Sortavala, on the beaches of Yanisyarvi. Mount Hiidenvuori, viewable from the Finnish Leshego Mountain, will entice you to pull over on the side of the road. Arrive to Hotel-Club Gardarika, where you will spend the night.
Day 9: Gardarika – St. Petersburg
In the morning, we'll take a tour of St. Petersburg. Along the route, stop by the Rock Garden Museum and the town of Puikkola, which is a 30-minute drive from the Gardarika hotel. The village is in the Sortavala region, near the Kaalam settlement. There are around 500 residents. Arrival in the Russian city of St. Petersburg. You spend the night at a hotel.
Day 10: St. Petersburg – Peterhof – St. Petersburg
The morning will start by having a tour Peterhof. An amazing estate designed in the French Versailles style. The brilliant fountains in the Upper and Lower Parks, counting the famed "Samson," will wonder you. The Great Peterhof Palace will also be appreciated. The outlet to the Monplaisir Palace with an observation deck on the beach of the Gulf of Finland will be an extraordinary wish in the Lower Park. Then you'll return to St. Petersburg, where you may see the Cruiser "Aurora," an eminent cruiser, as well as the Strelka V.O. cape on the eastern end of Vasilievsky Island. You will have the venture to see the Bronze Horseman monument, walk to St. Isaac's Cathedral and enjoy the gorgeous view of Gostiny Dvor (Guests' Court). Night at the hotel.
Day 11: St. Petersburg – Airport
In the morning you will be transferred to airport.