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Nazrul

2019-08-20

Dear Lesya
Thank you very much for your complement.
We will be always in touch with you for our future trip : Sochi
My experience is your company is very sincere for organising tour of overseas tourists.
All the best
Yours sincerely
Nazrul

Vjay

2019-08-13

Dear Ms Lesya/team,

Good day, thanks for all the arrangements done for these clients, just took their feedback they were happy with the tour, They felt st peterburg guides & driver were slightly better than moscow.


Thanks & Regards
Vjay

Jesús

2019-07-09

Hola Lesya,

El martes regresamos de nuestro viaje. Globalmente fue muy bien: la organización, los guias... Todo el grupo ha estado muy contento con Ostwest.com, por eso queríamos darles las gracias por su profesionalidad y eficiencia.

Saludos,

Jesús

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Individual Tours in Karelia for 4 days and 3 nightsprint version

     

DAY 1  

Upon your arrival to Petrozavodsk you will be met by our friendly and courteous driver. While the transfer to the restaurant to have your breaksfast you will have  a first glimpse of this beutiful city. 

GUIDED TOUR TO KIZHI  

You will have a short 3-hour city sightseeing tour of Petrozavodsk covering the major tourist attraction spots before departure by hydrofoil boat to Kizhi. Our guide will help you board and upon arrival to Kizhi Island you will be met by our other guide. Kizhi is a State Open-Air Museum of Wooden Architecture and Cultural History with its gem and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kizhi Architectural Ensemble. The Museum has been preserving and popularizing  culture  of teh natives of Karelia fro more than 40 years. The collection of Kizhi Museum includes 83 monuments of wooden architecture: windmills, old cahpels, barns and houses. The gem of this collection  is the 22-domed Church of the Transfiguration of our Saviour that is 37 meters high, the Church of Intercession of Holy Mary and  the Bell Tower that are located nearby emphasize teh harmony and magnificence of the main church. You will also be able to visit peasant homesteads that demonstrate all traditional crafts.  Returning back to Petrozavodsk by hydrofoil boat. Check-in at a hotel.  

DAY 2  

Early get-up and enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and get ready for the day! Our guide will meet you at the reception of the hotel with the sign with your name on it. Departure for Sortavala with a boxed breakfast with you. 

GUIDED TOUR to VALAAM  

Transfer  by hydrofoil boat from Sortavala to Valaam Island, one of the main Orthodox sacred places in Russia, also known as "Monastic Republic". Today you will have a tour around the central Monastery Complex with visiting Cathedral of Transfiguration of the Savior, see the Church of St Paul and Pierrechapels and memorial signs walking along beautiful alleys and orchards. You will also listen to the signing  of the Valaam Choir in the small church above the Holy Gates and feel the spiritual atmosphere of the place. After a long day you will visit one of the sketes and try monastic food during your lunch at the monastery refectory. Transfer back to Sortavala by hydrofoil and drive back to Petrozavodsk. 

DAY 3  

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and get ready for the day! Our guide will meet you at the reception of the hotel with the sign with your name on it. Departure for Kinerma village. 

KINERMA VILLAGE TOUR & HUSKY TREKKING  

Kinerma is an ancient Karelian village situated 100 km from Petrozavodsk. Today teh village unites 17 old wooden houses and a wooden chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary of Smolensk 18th century. Only one family lives in the village the whole year round. Most of the houses become inhabited only during summer. The heart and soul of the village is Nadezhda who welcomes every guest of the village with the world-known Karelian hospitality. During the tour around the village Nadezhda shows traditional interior of a Karelian house, tells interesting facts about the history of the village and legends connected with the chapel of Kinerma. After a walk she welcomes you to a delicious lunch which represents true Karelian cuisine. You will also participate in a master class how to bake "kalitki" - traditional Karelian pies made of rye flour, and learn some  secrets of karelian baking from Nadezhda. After lunch, you will have a transfer to husky farm. You will get acquainted with the friendliest and most beautiful dog breeds in the world, become friends and instructed on the safety measures and riding technics. Today you will experience trekking with huskies enjoying teh stunning scenery of Karelian countryside. Please note, if the temperature will be higher tehan 23 Celsius degrees, trekking will be replaced with a photosession with huskies. After a walk, you will have a traditional Karelian dinner in a traditional tent. Return back to Petrozavodsk.

DAY 4  

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Get ready for the day! Our guide will meet you at the reception of the hotel with the sign with your name on it. 

GUIDED TOUR to KIVACH NATURE RESERVE 

Here you will have the opportunity to visit unique ancient volcanoes of Europe, make a trip along the former floor of Onega Lake and see glacial landscapes, which were developed during The Ice Age. You will be impressed by the waterfall "Kivach" and treated to healing water from one of the springs. Kivach Nature Reserve  was established in 1931 to preserve the unique ecosystem of Karelian taiga, it unites almost all the landscapes that you can meet in Karelia and houses 600 species of plants and 197 species of birds. Today you will follow 7 km eco path and see typical and rare Karelian plants, breathe fresh air and feel the energy of the woods. Return back  to Petrozavodsk. 

Transfer to the airport/train station

Now, you'll say goodbye to Karelia. And we hope to see you back sometime in the future!
 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

USD

Total number of travelers                                                

             2                             3 - 4                   single supplement

   MID
May 25 - Jun 9
Sep 1 - Sep 25
3 stars $800 $653 $64
4 stars  $817 $688 $75
   HIGH
Jun 10 - Aug 31
3 stars $835 $688 $82
4 stars  $862 $741 $92
                                                                                                             
 
Prices are per person based on double occupancy in a hotel room.
You should add single supplement to the price in case you travel in a group but you stay in a single room.  
If you travel by yourself, please, contact us for a quote. 
We would also love to offer discounts for groups of 5 and more, please do not hesitate to contact us for details and group rates
 
 
PRICES INCLUDE:
 
    • Hotel accommodation & breakfast
    • Entrance tickets to museums and parks according to the programme
    • Transport service according to the programme
    • Dog team
    • Guide service of English speaking guide (other languages upon request)
    • Free visa support (tourist invitation letter)

       

  
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
 
  • Embassy/ Consulate visa processing fees
  • Train/ plane tickets  
 
 
Tour dates can be flexible.
Tours can be customized to your preferences.
Mix & match options are available.
We can also include additional tours, performances or anything else, as well as adjust accommodation to any hotel of your choice on your request. 
 
 
 
TO BOOK A TOUR:
 
25% of the tour amount is due no less than 45 days prior to your arrival to Russia or the city that the tour is scheduled for.  
The remaining 75% of the tour amount is due no less than 7 days before the tour.
 
Please note that prices are subject to change. To gaurantee you the price please pre-pay 25% of the tour.
In case of cancellation, please see our cancellation policy.