Karelia, Russia
Finland, Baltic countries

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Voknavolok - Kinerma

13 days/12 nights

 

Days

Programme

Day 1

Arrival in St.Petersburg/Moscow.

Transfer from the airport to the centre of the city and to the railway station (extra paid).

Lunch (extra paid).

The city tour (extra paid).

Dinner at a café (extra paid).

Departure to Petrozavodsk by train.

 

Day 2

Arrival in Petrozavodsk - the capital of Karelia.

Breakfast in a cafe.

Going to the Island of Kizhi by hydrofoil.

The excursion around the Kizhi Architectural Ensemble and the historic village of the 19th century.

Free time on the Island.

Coming back to Petrozavodsk.

Lunch.

The city tour. The capital of Karelia - the city of Petrozavodsk - was founded in 1703 by the Emperor Peter the Great to provide support in his war against Sweden (1700-1721). Saint-Petersburg - capital of Russia at that time – dates back to the same year. In spite of its three century history Petrozavodsk remains an eternally young and dynamically developing town.

Lunch in a café.

Transfer to the railway station.

Leaving Petrozavodsk for the town of Kostomuksha by train.

 

Day 3

Arrival in Kostomuksha.

Transfer to the village of Voknavolok.

Arrival in the village. Accommodation in wooden houses.

Breakfast.

The walking tour around the village with the visit to the local museum.

Lunch.

Free time in the village.

Dinner.

Sauna.

 

Day 4

Breakfast.

The bus excursion to the rapid of Kounas.

Fishing (extra paid).

Enjoying nature. Coming back to Voknavolok.

Lunch.

Free time in the village.

Dinner.

Sauna.

 

Day 5

Breakfast.

Visiting the farmstead of a local man. Tasting fresh milk. Drinking tea with local pies.

One can observe and participate in the everyday life of local people: take part in mowing, prepare hay for cattle and make a sauna ready. The host of the farmstead will teach how to make fishing nets and will tell the story about the life of the Karelian people who used to live in Voknavolok.

Lunch.

Free time.

Dinner.

Sauna.

 

Day 6

Breakfast.

Free

Lunch.

Visiting the authentic Karelian house. All the guests are treated to the tea

with Karelian pies.

Dinner.

Sauna.

 

Day 7

Breakfast.

Free time in the village.

Lunch.

Leaving Voknavolok for Kostomuksha by bus. On the way to Kostomuksha visiting the village of Tolloreka.

Arrival in Kostomuksha.

Departure to Petrozavodsk by train.

 

Day 8

Arrival in Petrozavodsk.

Breakfast in a café.

Leaving Petrozavodsk for the village of Kinerma by bus.

Arrival in Kinerma.

Lunch (Karelian cuisine).

Walking around the village with the visit to the chapel. This small 17 house village is a unique complex monument of folk wooden architecture of the Karelian-Livviks. In the centre of the village there is a worship fir-tree grove with the Smolensk Mother of God chapel built in the 18th century.

Visiting the black sauna.

Dinner.

Day 9

Breakfast.

Baking the traditional Karelian pies (kalitky) with the hostess of the village.

Lunch.

The bus trip to the nearest villages.

Visiting the black sauna (extra paid).

Dinner.

Fishing (extra paid).

 

Day 10

Breakfast.

Free time.

Lunch.

Free time.

Visiting the black sauna (extra paid).

Dinner.

 

Day 11

Breakfast.

The workshop „Learning weaving“.

Lunch.

Free time in the village.

Fishing (extra paid).

Visiting the black sauna (extra paid).

Dinner.

 

Day 12

Breakfast.

The workshop “Learning birch bark wattling”.

Lunch.

Free time in the village.

Visiting the black sauna (extra paid).

Dinner.

 

Day 13

Breakfast.

Free time in the village.

Lunch.

Leaving the village for the city of Petrozavodsk.

Dinner.

Leaving Petrozavodsk for St.Petersburg/Moscow.

 

 

The price is given on request.

 

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