Petrozavodsk in Republic of Karelia

HOTEL ACCOMODATION

Severnaya

Location: Lenina Prospect, 21. Standing not far from the railway and river-boat stations, just within 20 kilometers from the airport, the 4-storey building of Severnaya Hotel is a monument of the Stalin’s classical architecture style. Rebuilt after the war in 1948 it was partially reconstructed in 1972 , while a complete reconstruction of the interior has been performed since 1995. The hotel can accommodate 278 guests in 175 rooms of different categories.
Hotel has:
Restaurant for 200 persons, banquet hall for 14 persons, cafe with two halls for 40 and 60 persons, bar for 30 persons, сonference-room for 50 seats, negotiations room, business-center, wellness center, massage and beauty parlor, hair-dresser, SPA, room-service, secure parking, round-a-clock taxi service, luggage room, souvenirs, excursion services, art exhibition, art shop, repair, dentist service.
The hotel does not have elevators.
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
20 0 20 5.00 100.00
20 3 10 116.00 3,480.00

Karelia

The SPA Hotel "Karelia" is situated in the historic center of Petrozavodsk in the ecologically clean park area on the shore of Lake Onego in the mouth of the River Lososinka. It is a modern ten-storeyed building with a perfect panoramic view of the city and Lake Onego. Today the SPA Hotel "Karelia" offers you a big range of service not only for comfortable living, arranging conferences and seminars and high quality tourist service, but having a course of health-improving SPA treatment in one of the most picturesque regions of Russia - Karelia.
The SPA Hotel "Karelia" is recognized as the best 2007 - 2008 hotel complex of Karelia.
Spa Hotel "Karelia" in Petrozavodsk offers you:
- High level service
- 138 comfortable rooms with loggias
- Conference hall transformer (room capacity up to 300 persons), Conference hall (room capacity up to 170 people)
- Business and Service center
- Conference room
- Grand, Small and VIP halls of the restaurant
- Around-the-clock bar
- Tourist service
- SPA Medical center
- Guarded car park
- Laundry, dry cleaning, room service
- Satellite TV, WiFi in every room
- Free transfer from and to the railway station, on weekdays. (17/18 Moscow trains and 657/658 Saint Petersburg trains)
- Souvenir stand
- Bank machine
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
20 0 20 5.00 100.00
20 3 10 160.00 4,800.00
DAY 1

Petrozavodsk -***DESCRIPTION***

The city was founded on 11 September 1703 as Petrovskaya Sloboda by Prince Menshikov at the behest of Peter the Great who needed a new iron foundry for manufacturing cannons and anchors for the Baltic Fleet at the time of the Great Northern War.
Petrozavodsk is the capital of the Republic of Karelia, Russia, with a population of 268 784 inhabitants(2008). Petrozavodsk is situated on the shores of Onega lake, one of the biggest inner lakes in Europe and has an access to the Baltic, Barents, White, Caspian and Black seas via the canals system. Petrozavodsk is a large industrial and cultural center of the Russian North-West.
In terms of its climatic conditions Karelia has been officially reckoned among Utmost Northern territories, with Petrozavodsk being located to the north of the major part of the European capitals.
- distance to Moscow 1091 km;
- distance to St. Petersburg 412 km;
- distance to the Russian-Finnish border 350 km
Getting to Karelia
Train
Getting to Karelia by train is possible from Moscow (~15 hours ride to Petrozavodsk), St.Petersburg (~7-8 hours), Murmansk (~21 hours) and several other Russian cities.
Airplane
Regular flights from Helsinki (Finland) to Petrozavodsk (Russia).
Helsinki [14:30] - Petrozavodsk [16:50/17.30] - Cherepovets [18.30/19:00] - Moscow [20.05]
Moscow [09:05] - Cherepovets [10.55/11.20] - Petrozavodsk [12:20/13.10] - Helsinki [13.30]
Flights take place three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Airline: Severstal. Aircraft: Yak-40.
In the summer time, there are daily direct flights between Moscow (Vnukovo) and Petrozavodsk.
Petrozavodsk Airport (Karelian: Petroskoin lendoazema; (IATA: PES, ICAO: ULPB); ex: Besovets, Petrozavodsk-2) is a joint civil-military in Russia located 12 km northwest of Petrozavodsk. It services small airliners. It is a minor airfield with 12 parking stands and a small amount of tarmac space.
Car/Bus
From Finland, through international auto transport cross-border stations - Vartsila-Niirala, Lutta, Vyborg. Driving time from nearest (to Petrozavodsk) Vartsila cross-border station to Petrozavodsk is 4-6 hours (300 km).
From/to Helsinki, transfer by private car (up to 3 passengers). Cross-border station: Vyborg or Vjartsila. Travel time - about 12-14 hours.
Helsinki - Petrozavodsk, Petrozavodsk - Helsinki. Deprature times: on-request.
From/to St.Petersburg
St.Petersburg is located relatively not so far from Petrozavodsk (~400 km), and it takes 5-7 hours (depending on season) to get from there to Petrozavodsk.
From/to Moscow
Petrozavodsk is located in about 1000 km away from Moscow.
Cruise Boat
In summer, cruise boats travel to Karelia from St.Petersburg and Moscow. Such cruises can take from 3 to 11 days.
Karelia is extremely rich in natural resources including iron ores, chrome and titanium-magnetite ores, vanadium, molybdenum, gold, quartzites, shungites, gabbro-diabases, granites and marble. Karelia attractions are Kizhi Island in Lake Onego, famous for its unique masterpieces of wooden architecture including the 22-dome Church of Transfiguration (1714) and the oldest wooden church in Russia- the Church of Resurrection of Lazarus that dates back to the 14th century; The Valaam archipelago in Lake Ladoga with an outstanding cultural historical complex of the Monastery of the Transfiguration of Our Saviour; The Martial Waters Spa, the first Russian health resort established by Peter the Great in the early 18th century; the architectural ensemble of the Solovetskiy monastery, registered in the World Cultural Heritage List; galleries of Stone Age petroglyphs on the banks of Lake Onego (Besov Nos, Peri Nos) and the White Sea (Besovy Sledki, Zalavruga).

Transfer from/to Airport

Airport - Hotel
International and domestic flights to Petrozavodsk arrive in Petrozavodsk airport (PES). It is a military airport, part of which is used for passenger flights. The airport is also called "Besovets" by the name of a settlement nearby, where Petrozavodsk citizens used to have their dachas (summer cottages). The distance between the airport and the city is about 25 km.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
20 1 129.07 129.07

City tour

Founded on the bank of Lake Onego, the second largest lake in Europe,
Petrozavodsk resembles a butterfly. The city districts are scattered along the shore
of the Onego like wings of a butterfly. The city attracts not only by its architecture but
also amazes by its green parks blossoming in spring and charming with all shades
of yellow and red in autumn.
Program: the architectural ensemble of the Round Square (17th century), the
Governor's Garden, the Kirov Square, the Onego Lake embankment with an openair
museum of modern culture, the monument to Peter the Great.
Duration of the excursion: 2 hours
Additions to the city tour:
- Yacht ride along the Petrozavodsk Bay (summer).
- Museums: the Fine Arts Museum (incl. exhibition of icons), the Geology Museum, the Local Lore Museum, Art Galleries.
Included in price: 1. English-speaking guide's services,
2. Transportation (for tours by car).
Note: 1. Prices are subject to change unless confirmed. All times are approximate.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
20 20 15.06 301.20

The Local Lore museum

The museum was opened in 1871 and is the oldest one in the North-West of Russia. The museum provides a variety of clear and informative exhibitions which acquaint with the archeological past of Karelia and ancient rock carvings on its territory, displays the diversity of the world of local nature and introduces the history and culture of the republic of Karelia and its capital, Petrozavodsk.
The museum is housed in the 18th-century architectural ensemble of the Round Square (the Lenin Square) - the first example of the stone secular architecture in Karelia. The residence of the Olonets governor and offices were housed in these buildings as well as institutions of the republican governing in the soviet times.
Open every day except Monday: 10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
20 20 10.76 215.20

19:00 Severnaya hotel restaurant

Restaurant "Severniy" of Severnaya hotel is famous for its dishes of Russian, Karelian and European cousins and friendliness of its personnel.
You'll be pleased with cozy atmosphere of restaurant, live music, deliciousness of special dishes, opportunity to watch TV, musical programs and films on a big multimedia screens.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
20 20 35.00 700.00
DAY 2

11:00 16:00 Kizhi - museum of history, architecture and ethnography

The Island of Kizhi is situated in the heart of Lake Onego 66 km away from
Petrozavodsk. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Russia which
invites its guests to get acquainted with the symphony of wood.
Founded in 1966 the state museum of wooden architecture and cultural history
“Kizhi” became one of the largest open-air museums in Russia. The core of the
museum collection forms the world-known Church Ensemble, a UNESCO World
Heritage Site. It unites the Church of the Transfiguration (1714), the Church of the
Intercession (1764) and the bell tower.
Close to the Ensemble you'll find an ethnographic village where the life of local
population of the 19th century revives before your eyes.
All in all the museum collection contains 83 pieces of wooden architecture of local
and brought-in origin. The most ancient monument is the Church of the
Resurrection of Saint Lazarus (14 century).
Tour program:
11.00 Departure of the hydrofoil to Kizhi Island (about 1h 20 min).
12.20 Excursion in the State Open-Air Museum of Wooden Architecture. Free time
to walk on the island.
15.15 Departure of the hydrofoil to Petrozavodsk.
Duration of the tour: 5 hours
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
20 20 100.00 2,000.00

Valaam Monastery - Hydrofoil Tour (Petrozavodsk - Valaam - Petrozavodsk)

“Mount Athos of the North” – so is often called the ancient orthodox monastery on
Valaam Island which has always been an indispensable religious and cultural
center of the North of Russia. In fact, Valaam is not truly an island but rather an
archipelago made up of two large and 50 smaller islands that rose 2000 years ago
from the depth of the Ladoga Lake, the largest lake in Europe.
The legend tells us that the Valaam Monastery was established by two Greek
missionaries, St. Sergius and St. Herman, in the first half of the 10th century. More
than once the Valaam Monastery saw destruction and devastation, more than once
its holy churches were engulfed in flames. But every time the monastery recovered
from its wounds. It grew to become one of the leading Russian monasteries in the
19th and 20th centuries and had over a thousand monks. For centuries, pilgrims
have been visiting the sacred land of the Valaam Monastery and praying in front of
the icons.
Today you have a unique opportunity to enjoy the fabulous scenery of the Valaam
monastery, see its picturesque landscapes and charming domes, and feel its peace
and tranquility.
Tour program:
Transfer Sortavala - Valaam Island by hydrofoil.
Excursion program in the Valaam Monastery with a concert of the Valaam choir and
dinner on the island.
Departure from Valaam to Sortavala. Transfer to Petrozavodsk
Duration of the tour: 7 hours
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
20 20 70.00 1,400.00

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
20 1 0.00 0.00

Transfer to Restaurant

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
20 1 86.05 86.05

20:00 Fregat Restaurant

Restaurant "Fregat" is located on the shore of Onego Lake. It has got ample halls and two storeyes, so to say "decks". Large windows of the lower storey open beautiful view on Onego Lake and Petrozavodsk's embankment. Sitting on the upper storey of the restaurant and watching the lake from the window, you have a splendid impression, that you are sailing on a ship. For this reason, the restaurant is called "Fregat" (that really means "Frigate"). The restaurant offers great variety of European and Russian dishes. Very large number of these dishes is cooked from different kinds of sea products. The restaurant "Fregat" is popular among both citizens and guests of Petrozavodsk. In summer season it has a nice open-air terrace.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
20 20 35.00 700.00
DAY 3

RAFTING DOWN THE SHUYA RIVER

A two hour rafting trip down the Shuya River along its picturesque shores is a way to escape from the hustle and bustle of
big cities and get an adrenaline rush of a lifetime both for experienced rafters and for beginners. The total distance of the
trip is 8 km with 3 rapids of various difficulties. Vivid emotions and cheerful mood guaranteed!
Tour Program:
Transfer Petrozavodsk – rafting starting point by bus (40 km).
2 hour rafting.
Battle of rafts
Picnic on the fresh air
Duration of the tour: 6 hours
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
20 20 150.00 3,000.00

MAGIC MOUNTAIN

Tour Program:
Transfer Petrozavodsk – the Shuya Rocks by bus (40 km).
Meeting with the instructor. Morning hot tea with sandwiches.
Gathering of the group near the fire. Meeting the shaman of the rocks. Here starts the game: paths with traps, fog over
the moors and vertical rocks.
Step 1: reaching Magic Mountain. Your goal is to gather pieces of the map and keys from an old pirates' chest with
treasures. You will go through various breathtaking adventures which will test your mother wit and prove your abilities to
support your companion.
Step 2: on Magic Mountain. You will try yourself in rock-climbing and rope-jumping. It is a unique opportunity to test your
legerity and striving for victory.
Lunch and songs near the fire.
Duration of the tour: 7 hours
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
20 20 60.00 1,200.00

Transfer to Restaurant

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
20 1 86.05 86.05

20:00 Karelskaya Gornitsa

"The Karelian chamber" takes you into a mysterious and enigmatic word of northern culture from the very threshold passing. A bypass walk will take you into a staggering excursion - you will meet a front scene of carelian house, an ancient cave decorated with animal sculls and stone axes, a stove crowned by a spirit of the house - keeper, an old granny room, a corner of the newly-married, a merchant room, the banquet hall for overcrowded celebrations.
"The Karelian chamber" is like a museum - every exhibit kindles the desire to touch it. But our restaurant distinguishes itself in one option - everything is tangible! A spinning-wheel, an animal cage, shackles, horse-shoes, massive chairs - all that let you sense with your own skin an outstanding participation in our traditions.
Cosiness and warmth of farmer's house (33 seats)
The reconstruction of Karelian farmer's house interior with stove, shelves and benchs.
In Medieval hall 20 guests can have rest and feel the atmosphere of ancient Karelian fortress.
Primordial cave
Bar (13 seats) is decorated with ancient "petroglifs" - primitive drawings on the stones, founded in Karelia on the shores of Onego lake and White sea.
Restaurant has 3 VIP halls: Kupecheskaya room (6 seats), Just Married (6 seats), Starushka-Pomorka room (6 seats)
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
20 1 45.00 45.00
20 1 56.00 56.00
DAY 4

11:00 13:00 VOYAGE ON THE HISTORIC SAILING VESSEL

The sailing vessel “Saint Nicholas” built in 1991 is an exact copy of a Russian merchant sailing vessel of the XVIIth
century. It is the only sailing vessel of such type in Russia which took part in voyages to Great Britain and Scandinavia.
During the voyage guests of the vessel find themselves in the world of sailing adventure and romance, get an opportunity
to shoot with cannons (exact copy of cannons of the XVIIIth century), to set the sails, to stand at a sea wheel and to get
initial training on operating the ship.
Tour program: the gulf of Lake Onego, the Onego Lake Embankment, Island Loyostrov.
Duration of the tour: 2 hours

14:00 Severnaya hotel restaurant

Restaurant "Severniy" of Severnaya hotel is famous for its dishes of Russian, Karelian and European cousins and friendliness of its personnel.
You'll be pleased with cozy atmosphere of restaurant, live music, deliciousness of special dishes, opportunity to watch TV, musical programs and films on a big multimedia screens.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
20 20 30.00 600.00

Transfer from/to Airport

Airport - Hotel
International and domestic flights to Petrozavodsk arrive in Petrozavodsk airport (PES). It is a military airport, part of which is used for passenger flights. The airport is also called "Besovets" by the name of a settlement nearby, where Petrozavodsk citizens used to have their dachas (summer cottages). The distance between the airport and the city is about 25 km.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
20 1 129.07 129.07
PROGRAM TOTALS
  Price PP, EUR Total, EUR
TOTAL PRICE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 424.00 8,480.00
TOTAL PER PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT PER PERSON 375.82 7,516.40
TOTAL LOT PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT 23.76 475.24
ESTIMATED TOTAL PROGRAM COST 823.58 16,471.64
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