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Tours catalouge / SOLOVKY + KIZHI


Russia, Karelia

Route: Petrozavodsk + Kizhi + Kivatch Waterfall + Solovetsky Monastery + Hill Sekirnaya

duration - 4 days / 3 nights


Arrival in Petrozavodsk. Meeting with the guide.
Breakfast in the restaurant of Petrozavodsk.
City tour "The City of Peter the Great".
Petrozavodsk, the capital of Karelia, is a pretty and calm city situated on the shore of a beautiful lake. During the City tour you will visit the historic centre of Petrozavodsk with its major sights and walk along the embankment of Lake Onego. Photo-stop near the monument to Peter the Great.
Transfer to Kizhi Island by hydrofoil (1 hour 15 minutes).
Excursion in the Kizhi open-air museum of wooden architecture and cultural history. Kizhi is one of the first open-air museums and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Russia. The pearl of the museum is its world-known wooden church ensemble with the magnificent 22-dome church which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990.
Transfer to the guest house Kizhskaya Blagodat by boat (10 min). Accommodation. Kizhskaya Blagodat is a cozy family run guesthouse situated on the mainland right opposite Kizhi Island. You will be pleasantly surprised with a tranquil atmosphere of the place as well as with the hospitality of its hosts. 
”Karelian“ lunch. Free time.
Dinner ”Welcome to Kizhi“.


Breakfast ”Morning in the village“.
10:00 Transfer to Kizhi Island by boat (10 minutes). Excursion to the inhabited villages of Kizhi Island.
14:00 Lunch in the guest house.
15:45 Transfer to Petrozavodsk by hydrofoil (1 hour 15 minutes).
17:00 Departure for Kivatch Nature Reserve (82 km). You will see the second largest plain waterfall in Europe and listen to the melody of its roaring waters. You will also visit the museum of nature, get acquainted with the wildlife of Karelian taiga and walk along the alley of well-known Karelian birches.
21:30 Return to Petrozavodsk. Dinner at a local restaurant.
00:00 Transfer to the railway station.
00:56 Departure for Kem by train.


 Arrival in Kem. Transfer to the railway station.
Boxed breakfast.
Departure for Solovky by slow boat.
Transfer to the hotel to leave your baggage.
Lunch at a cozy restaurant ”Izba“.
Excursion around the Monastery complex. You will listen to the history of the legendary Solovetsky Monastery that once was one of the richest monasteries of Russia, visit its functioning church, and go along its thick fortress walls that no enemy could overcome.
Accommodation at the Priyut Hotel.
Dinner at the hotel.


Breakfast ”Morning on Solovetsky Island“.
Excursion to Hill Sekirnaya. You will visit the highest point of Big Solovetsky Island and enjoy a breathtaking panorama over the northern shore of the island, see the buildings of the functioning skete, where the isolation ward was situated in the times of the Solovetsky Labour Camp, and a unique lighthouse church.
Lunch on the island.
Departure from Big Solovetsky Island to Kem.
Dinner in Kem. Transfer to the railway station.
Departure for St. Petersburg.


1)  Guide escort;
2) Meals as mentioned in the program;
3) Accommodation in 3***, 4*** hotels (if an accommodation is unavailable we will provide you with a similar hotel or better one);
4) Transfers;
5) the hydrofoil Petrozavodsk – Kizhi – Petrozavodsk, the ship Kem – Solovky – Kem;
6) Entrance tickets to the sites listed in the program.


Company reserves the right to change the program without changing the volume of services provided. If you miss or fail to appear, tourist company reserves the right to change the sequence of program execution without changing the volume of services provided. The duration of its individual elements may change before departure and during the execution of the tour. Elements of the program, depending on climate conditions and actions beyond the control of the organizer and organizations (road, the local administration, etc.) may be excluded from the program, based on the actual situations on the route.
Tour program can be adjusted according to the wishes of the group.