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Tour for 2 days: World of waterfalls and Ruskeala

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Tour duration: 2 days
Price: 6950 ₽
Dates:
January: 2 – 3; 3 – 4; 4 – 5; 5 – 6; 6 – 7; 7 – 8; 12 – 13; 13 – 14; 17 – 18; 20 – 21; 24 – 25; 27 – 28.
February: 3 – 4; 7 – 8; 10 – 11; 14 – 15; 17– 18;
21 – 22; 23 – 24; 24 – 25.
March: 3 – 4; 8 – 9; 9 – 10; 10 – 11; 14 – 15;
17 – 18; 21 – 22; 24 – 25; 28 – 29; 31.03 – 01.04.

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The tour price includes:

Transfer to the new comfortable bus
Entrance fees and guided tour of the canyon
Accommodation in the best hotels of Sortavala
Delicious Breakfast on the second day of the tour
Stop in Priozersk at the fortress ” Korela»
Inspection of the abandoned Finnish Church in lahdenpohya
Sightseeing tour of the ancient city of Sortavala
Excursion to the legendary Ruskeala waterfalls
Excursion to The Italian quarry and the Bright lake
Tour of the filming locations of famous movies
Support of an experienced guide along the whole route
Visit to The “city of Masters” workshop and souvenir shops
Exclusive Jeep tour of Karelian waterfalls
Tour beautiful Mottled Bay of Kirjavalahti
Excursion to the white bridges waterfall»
Excursion to an abandoned Kitaiskoe field grenade
The opportunity to get a semiprecious stone as a souvenir
Tour of the mysterious falls Cairina
Free time in the resort town of Sortavala
Visit to the trout farm shop
 

Additional (optional):

Excursion to the Museum “mount Filina” – from 200 ₽
Excursion “underground Ruskeala” – from 500 ₽
Boating-400 ₽ per boat (up to 4 people)
Excursion to Valaam island – from 3000 ₽
Adventure Park, the track family – 400 ₽
Rope Park, sports track-1000 ₽
The descent to the Troll along the canyon-1000 ₽
Bungee jump from the rock canyon-1000 ₽
Dog sledding Husky – from 1000 ₽
Photo shoot and chat with Husky-from 100 ₽
Tasting of Karelian tinctures-from 100 ₽
Master-class on making a Karelian charm – 250 ₽
Visit the souvenir shops

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Day 1

* 07: 30-Departure from St. Petersburg from Zvenigorodskaya station.
Possible landing in front of the metro station Prospekt Prosvescheniya at 08: 00.
Please inform the Manager of the desired pick-up location when booking the tour.
Transfer to a comfortable tourist class bus. Trail tour with a professional guide in Karelia.

• 09:30 – arrival at the town of Priozersk. Possibility to warm up, have a snack, drink tea / coffee (optional).
You will visit one of the oldest ancient cities with a rich history and interesting fate. There are several cultural and historical sites, including the unique fortress of Korela. Visiting the powerful fortress walls, you will be transported back to the middle Ages, and the accompanying guide will tell a lot of legends and secrets associated with this place and its famous prisoners.

• 11:30 – Abandoned Lutheran Church in the town of Lahdenpohja.
The ruins of this once majestic Lutheran Church are still impressive. Built on a hill, it has long remained the architectural dominant of the entire area. Today, the Church still attracts tourists, largely due to the fact that in these places, according to legend, were first recorded runes of the famous epic “Kalevala”.

* 13: 00-Lunch at a cafe on the shore of lake Ladoga.
Paid extra at will.
Please specify your meal plan when booking your tour.

* Sightseeing tour of the city of Sortavala.
The history of the County town dates back several centuries. The first mention of the settlement dates back to the XV century, but the official status of the city was obtained in 1646. Located in the border areas, Sortavala belonged to different periods of Sweden, Finland and Russia and has experienced three complete population changes. About how these events affected architecture and city life style, You learn in a fascinating tour with a guide.

* 14: 30 – visit the picturesque Ruskeala waterfalls.
The banks of the rapids river Tohmajoki-amazing beauty of the place, sung by artists and filmmakers. In particular, here, near four lowland waterfalls Ahvenkoski, were shooting films “a dawns here are quiet” and “Dark world”. Cascades magically fit into the surrounding landscape and, even without being very high, look very beautiful.

* 15: 00-Excursion in Ruskeala mountain Park and inspection of Marble canyon.
Attention! The price includes entrance tickets to Ruskeala mountain Park and an informative tour with a local guide. You will walk along the steep walls of the Marble canyon, admire its emerald lake, see an abandoned marble factory, an Italian quarry and a Bright lake. And along the way you will learn the history of Ruskeala quarries, where marble was extracted for the decoration of St. Isaac’s Cathedral and other buildings of St. Petersburg.

* 16: 00-Free time in Ruskeala mountain Park.
At Your disposal – a sufficient amount of free time and a wide range of entertainment. If you wish, you can chat and take pictures with Husky, visit the unique new route “Underground Ruskeala”, arrange a romantic boat trip on the Marble canyon or go down with the wind on the Troll.

• 18:00 – Dinner (paid / optional).
Please specify your meal plan when booking your tour.

* 19: 00-Accommodation in the hotel of Sortavala. Free time.

 

Day 2

* 09: 00 – Breakfast. Immediately after that you come for comfortable jeeps / minivans, and you go on an exciting journey to the picturesque Karelian waterfalls. Thanks to the high passability of our transport and the experience of drivers, you will be able to drive as close as possible to hard-to-reach places.

• Sightseeing tour of the Gulf of kirjavalahti Bay.
This is one of the most picturesque bays of Ladoga. It offers a unique panorama of the boundless lake, and on the way we will meet one of the oldest in Karelia hydroelectric leskel.

• Waterfalls of Karelia will unfold with a visit to two of the most mysterious padunov: You will see the Top Cairina where once stood the Finnish hydroelectric power plant, and a higher Bottom Mairinoja.

• Excursion to Kitaiskoe field grenade.
You will examine the abandoned mines and feel like a real prospector, getting a great souvenir – a piece of this semi-precious “Royal” stone.

* The culmination of the tour is a visit to the highest waterfalls of Karelia in the depths of centuries-old forests. This is the 19-meter cascade ” White bridges 1 “and its nearest neighbor”White bridges 2”. In favorable weather, we will also visit The dairy waterfall, which is further hidden in the forest wilds.

* Visit to the Valley of death and the cross of Sorrow.
This is a legendary monument to soldiers-liberators, set in a place where once there were fierce battles.

* 14: 30-Lunch at a cafe on the shore of lake Ladoga in Sortavala.
Please specify your meal plan when booking your tour.

* 17: 00-Inspection of the Museum in the rock “mount Owl”.
This huge bunker served as a command post of the Finnish army during the war, and now you can visit a unique place. Entrance fees are optional. When recruiting a group of 10 people.

* 18: 00-Visit to Karelian fish farm shop.
A nice bonus for tourists is the opportunity to bring home the gifts of Karelia. You can choose from a wide range of fish at an affordable price from the manufacturer-trout farm.

* 23:00-Arrival in St. Petersburg metro Zvenigorodskaya.
On the way there will be a stop at the entrance to the city at the metro station Prosvescheniya.
There may be a delay depending on the traffic situation.

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