Day 1: St. Petersburg city tour
Your driver will greet you at Pulkovo International Airport and transport you to St. Petersburg, the Russian capital. Your first full day in Russia will be spent on a city tour. You'll visit locations like Ostrovsky Square, Vladimirsky Avenue, and Vosstaniya Square. Then go along Mikhailovskaya and Bolshaya Konyushennaya streets, passing through Palace Square, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Summer Garden, and Troitskaya Square. You'll be staying in a hotel for the night.
Day 2: St. Petersburg – Kiryavalahti
Today you will travel to Kiryavalahti, a beautiful village. The grandeur of the northern landscape, as well as a multitude of stories about Sortavala's "Finnish age," have made this lovely location famous. On the island of the Vuoksa River, you'll see a stone castle in the settlement of Priozersk, as well as a valley of waterfalls and magnificent creatures. After that, you'll travel to Kirch Lumivaar. This is an old Finnish church. You'll be staying in a hotel for the night.
Day 3: Kiryavalahti – Petrozavodsk
In the morning, you'll take a boat tour along the Ladoga Skerries. Then you'll see the White Bridges Waterfall in the beautiful mountain park of Ruskeala. This is a terrific opportunity to take a range of interesting images that will last a lifetime in your recollections. Then you'll journey to Kinerma, named "Russia's most beautiful village," a Russian settlement. Proceed to Petrozavodsk. You'll be staying in a hotel for the night.
Day 4: Petrozavodsk – Medvezhyegorsk
You'll travel to Medvezhyegorsk today. You'll arrive at the Marcial water resort after traveling via the historic Murmansk road. The reserve and the Kivach waterfall, Karelia's first state reserve, are visible along the tour. It safeguards the republic's prehistoric fauna and plants. After lunch, you will be treated to a panoramic view of the former volcano Girvas and the Palozerskaya hydroelectric power facility. You'll be staying in a hotel for the night.
Day 5: Medvezhyegorsk – Zaonezhie – Kizhi Island – Medvezhyegorsk
In the morning, you will journey to Zaonezhie. On the way, you'll pass through a historic chapel. Arrival in the Kosmozero town. It is a little historic settlement on the southern bank of the same-named lake, which stretches over the Zaonezhsky peninsula. The Church of St. Nicholas Chudotvortsa will be viewed. Then it's off to Kizhi, a lovely island known across the world for its architectural ensemble of Russian timber building marvels. In the evening, you'll return to Medvezhyegorsk through the Shungite deposit. The hotel for the night.
Day 6: Medvezhyegorsk – Gimoly
Today you will visit the village of Gimoly. This is a historic town with ancient structures. You'll be able to relax on the lake's coast along an inaccessible path and photograph beautiful scenery along the way. Then you'll journey to Lake Pizanets, also known as the "Pearl of the Karelian Taiga," which attracts a great number of visitors owing to its uniqueness. The town of Gimoly is where you will arrive. You'll be staying in a hotel for the night.
Day 7: Gimoly – Vegarus
After breakfast, you'll travel to Vegarus village. This is a calm and peaceful part of the Loimolsky rural village in the Suoyarvsky district of the Republic of Karelia. On the way, you'll stop at the Votovaara mountain. This is one of the most intriguing places in Karelia. This mountain is well-known for its many seids, which attract both normal tourists and scientists from various professions. After that, you'll travel to Porosozero for a brief rest. We will arrive Vegarus. You'll be staying in a hotel for the night.
Day 8: Vegarus – Gardarika
You will go to the Gardarika protected area today. This is regarded as one of Karelia's most environmentally friendly areas. 60 kilometers from Sortavala, on the beaches of Yanisyarvi, a unique meteorite lake surrounded by a beautiful pine forest. You'll pull over to the side of the road to see Mount Hiidenvuori, which is visible from the Finnish Leshego Mountain. Arrival to the Hotel-Club Gardarika, where you will overnight.
Day 9: Gardarika – St. Petersburg
We will go on a tour of St. Petersburg in the morning. The Rock Garden Museum and the village of Puikkola, which is a 30-minute drive from the Gardarika hotel, are also worth seeing along the way. The village is located in the Kaalam settlement in the Sortavala region. There are around 500 people that live there. Arrival in St. Petersburg, Russia. You stay at a hotel for the night.
Day 10: St. Petersburg – Peterhof – St. Petersburg
In the morning we will go to Peterhof area. This is one of the most spectacular rural estates designed in the French Versailles style. The wonderful fountains in the Upper and Lower Parks, including the famed "Samson," will wonder you. The Great Peterhof Palace will also be seen. The exit to the Monplaisir Palace with an observation deck on the beach of the Gulf of Finland will be an unusual pleasure in the Lower Park. Then you'll return to St. Petersburg, where you may see the Cruiser "Aurora," a well-known cruiser, as well as the Strelka V.O. cape on the eastern end of Vasilievsky Island. You will have the chance to see the Bronze Horseman monument, walk to St. Isaac's Cathedral and enjoy the beautiful view of Gostiny Dvor (Guests' Court). Your night will be at the hotel.
Day 11: St. Petersburg – Airport
In the morning you will be transferred to airport.