If you are in Saint Petersburg and you have seen the city already why not take the Karelia Express to Petrozavodsk from where you can explore the highlights of Karelia. With this adventure you will visit open-air museum Kizhi and the pearl in the White Sea: the Solovetsky Islands. For not loosing time you travel by night trains. All tickets, route descriptions, vouchers for transfers, accommodation and excursions, city maps and descriptions you will get from us in a ready package. With the support of Kola Travel your holiday in Northwest Russia will be pleasant and hassle-free; you will have the freedom of being without a guide, yet feel at ease in unfamiliar cities.
Please, pay attention the program is basic. In every location you can choose options (see Optional tab) what to do / visit. If you prefer to stay more amount of days in any city we will change the program according to your wishes.
Day 1: In the evening leave from Ladozhsky railway station in Saint-Petersburg for Petrozavodsk. Overnight in the train.
Day 2: Arrive in Petrozavodsk in the morning. Meeting by a car from a hotel and transfer to the hotel. Check-in. At the harbour, board a boat to Kizhi Island for a hiking excursion there. You can be met by a guide to show you Kizhi Island. Lunch on your own. It’s also good just to take some sandwiches and drinks with you. Take a ship to come back to Petrozavodsk. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Check-out and spend the day in Petrozavodsk. Before noon you can explore Petrozavodsk city on your own or
take optional trips.
In the afternoon leave for Kem (or for Belomorsk). Arrive in Kem or Belomorsk at night. Meeting by a car from a hotel and transfer to the hotel. Check-in. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Leave for Solovetsky Islands in the morning (the harbour is close to the hotel in both cities). On Solovetsky you can explore the Monastery and its lands. Return to your hotel in the evening and take a taxi to the train station. Depart for Saint Petersburg on a late train. Overnight on the train.
Day 5: Arrive in Saint Petersburg at Ladozhsky railway station at noon. You have time to explore Saint Petersburg. If you want we can add extra hotel nights to your itinerary.
|Level: not applicable.|
|Group size: From 1 person|
|Duration: 5 days (4 nights)|
|Dates: On request from beginning of May until end of September.|
|Price: Prices on request.|
|Documents: Het paspoort moet minimaal 6 maanden geldig zijn na terugkomst. Voor toeristen uit Nederland is een Russisch visum vereist. Voor meer informatie raadpleeg de website van het Russische consulaat in Den Haag. Na boeking sturen wij je de benodigde toeristische uitnodiging.|
The Karelia Express train holiday can be extended with the following optionals:
Travel from Saint Petersburg through Karelia to Murmansk on Kola Peninsula. Visit the most beautiful places of Northwest Russia with our invisible support.
Travel to the metropolises of Russia: Moscow - Saint Petersburg and Murmansk. Full of memorable excursions to the most beautiful places of Northwest Russia.
Explore the high lights of Karelia with visits to the open-air museum Kizhi and the pearl in the White Sea: the Solovetsky Islands. Start from Saint Petersburg.
Have a relaxing and refreshing holiday on Kola Peninsula. Train from Saint Petersburg directly to the Kola. Meet culture, nature and history of Kola Peninsula.