This program is a great alternative to the exit programs with departure from Petrozavodsk during the period of rasputitsa (when the ice on lake Onega is too thin to safely transport tourists on a hovercraft). Special demand for the program is during the new Year and Christmas holidays. Bus tour from Petrozavodsk to the village of Velikaya Guba will acquaint you with interesting facts from the history of the region, its traditions, nature and remarkable places of Zaonezhye. These, in particular, include the world’s only Deposit of shungite, stone with unique medicinal properties, in the village of Shunga. Or one of the most famous sources in Karelia “Tsaritsyn Klyuch”, which is famous for its crystal clear water, which has an amazing taste and soothing effect. From the village of Velikaya Guba guests will be taken to Kizhi island by hovercrafts, where you will get acquainted with one of the main visual symbols of Russia – the architectural ensemble of the Kizhi Pogost. As part of the excursion program on Kizhi island, you will have a sightseeing tour of the main exhibition, acquaintance with the traditions of tea drinking in Olonets province and an additional program: a master class in traditional crafts/ visit to the Carpenter’s center of the Kizhi Museum/interactive game program.
Included in price:
07: 00-group Gathering at the railway station (Petrozavodsk, Gagarin square, 3) main entrance.
07: 15-Departure from Petrozavodsk.
09: 15 – stop in Medvezhyegorsk.
10: 45-Stop in Shunga village.
11: 35-Stop in Tolvuya village (source “Tsaritsyn Klyuch”).
13:00 – Travel tour S. Velikaya Guba – Kizhi island (transfer by hovercraft “Hivus -10”).
13: 30-Arrival to Kizhi island.
13:30 – 15.00 – Tour of the main exhibition “Masterpieces of the island of Kizhi”.
15: 00-15: 45 – “Olonets tea drinking Traditions” Program (aromatic tea with two kinds of pastries + a story about tea drinking traditions in Zaonezhye)
15: 45-16: 30-master class on traditional crafts/visit to the Carpentry center of the Museum(optional) / interactive game program;
16: 30-Departure to Kizhi Islands.
22: 00 – Arrival in Petrozavodsk.