North Beauty

North Beauty

8 days / 7 nights

Tour highlights

St. Petersburg
  • City tour
  • Includes an overview of the most attractive city sights such as the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island, the Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Isaac’s, Kazan and Smolny cathedrals, Alexander-Nevsky Lavra and other places of interest.
  • The Hermitage
  • The Hermitage Museum is Russia's largest art museum and home to an astounding collection of about three million pieces of art.
  • Shlisselburg (Oreshek) Fortress
  • Shlisselburg (Oreshek) Fortress, which means the "key fortress" (as translated from German), is located on the island in the Ladoga lake close to the mouth of the Neva river.
Karelia
  • Priozersk
  • A city tour of Priozersk where you will see a beautiful fortress – Karella.
  • Valaam Archipelago
  • A tour by hydrofoil to the Valaam Archipelago. Located in the northern part of the Ladoga lake, it consists of 2 large and 50 small islands. You will visit an ancient orthodox monastery, Transfiguration Cathedral and St. Nicholas' Church, have lunch in the monastery dining room (Trapeznaya) and taste the traditional Russian dishes prepared by monks.
  • Ruskeala marble canyon
  • A trip to the Ruskeala marble canyon. You will see a beautiful lake of emerald color framed with 25 meters high marble rocks, visit some of the marble mines and go along a small bridge under the 12-meter thick marble walls.
  • Karelian village Kinerma
  • A visit to the unique Karelian village called Kinerma including lunch at the traditional Karelian house where you will taste national Karelian cuisine.
  • Petrozavodsk city tour
  • A city sightseeing tour of Petrozavodsk, the capital of the Republic of Karelia.
  • Kizhi Island
  • A trip by hydrofoil to a pearl of Karelia – Kizhi Island, located in the heart of Onega Lake. It is an open-air museum of wooden architecture and UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see the Church of the Transfiguration, the Church of the Intercession and the Bell Tower.