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Trip summary

  • Departure Petrozavodsk
  • End Saint Petersburg
  • Countries
  • City
  • Theme Mountains, lakes and rivers
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
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Description

Enjoy this three-day tour and discover the wonders of Karelia, a federal constituent region of Russia, located in North Europe. In winter, when snow covers the lands and the forests, Karelia transforms itself into a real magical place characterized by sparkling sunshine and fresh, frosty air.

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Enjoy this three-day tour and discover the wonders of Karelia, a federal constituent region of Russia, located in North Europe. In winter, when snow covers the lands and the forests, Karelia transforms itself into a real magical place characterized by sparkling sunshine and fresh, frosty air.

During the tour, these are the highlight of your vacation:

  • Visit of a sled dog kennel;
  • Visit of the village Rubcheyla, in which you can get in contact with Karelian hospitality, cuisine and tradition;
  • Enjoy snowmobile cruises;
  • Visit to a local reserve.

This tailormade travel will give you unforgettable memories of this incredible place and nothing will disappoint you!

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Arrival in Petrozavodsk
    Day 1
    Arrival in Petrozavodsk

    Arrival in Petrozavodsk around 7 am and meeting with the guide. Breakfast in a cafè and transfer to the starting point of your tour, 90 km away. Upon arrival, you'll meet the dog-driver, who will give you some safety instructions to take part in the journey. At the end of the explanation, you'll enjoy a 10/12-km tour with the dogs along the forest road.
    Tea break with traditional Karelian bakery and transfer to the leisure complex, located around 40 km away. Dinner and overnight in the complex.

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  • 2
    Snowmobile safari
    Day 2
    Snowmobile safari

    After breakfast, you'll choose the most suitable equipment for you. Briefing on snowmobile handling and safety before starting a training session. Then, you'll enjoy an amazing 80-km snowmobile circuit in the forest, from Leisure complex to Rubcheyla village and return to the Leisure complex.

    Rubcheyla village shows unique examples of Karelian folk architecture belonging to the 19th century. Folkloristic traditions of the Syamazero lake are waiting for you, as well as a performance by a folkloristic ensemble. A welcoming hostess will offer you a lunch of traditional Kerlian food.

    Back to the complex, dinner and overnight.

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  • 3
    Petrozavodsk - St. Petersburg / Moscow
    Day 3
    Petrozavodsk - St. Petersburg / Moscow

    After breakfast at the complex, you'll enjoy another memorable session of snowmobile circuit in the forest, which takes you from Leisure complex to the Zoo complex "3 bears" and then again to the Leisure complex (80 km).

    The local reserve "3 bears" is located in a suggestive location among pine forests on lake Syamozero. The guide will tell you about the animals' habits and their life environment. Lunch box and return to the complex.

    Transfer to Petrozavodsk, 70 km away, where you'll enjoy your dinner in a cafè. Around 8 pm departure by train to St. Petersburg or Moscow.

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