Picturesque Karelia

Days
8 days

Available from
1 May 2020

From
£1,783pp

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Picturesque Karelia

Discover two different aspects of north-western Russia – Moscow, packed with amazing sights and experiences, and Karelia, a varied and exciting region to explore, full of history, culture and fascinating people.

 

Our tour starts and ends in the Russian capital and takes in such landmarks as the Kremlin’s stunning palaces, churches and museums, as well as the city’s countless cathedrals, galleries and parks. Walk in the footsteps of historical figures like Catherine the Great and Boris Godunov, then return to the present day with amazing food and nightlife in one of the world’s great cities.

 

Your tour of Karelia begins in its capital, Petrozavodsk, where nearby Kizhi Island and its open-air museum of remarkable wooden buildings is waiting to be discovered. Standing on Lake Onega, Petrozavodsk itself is a fascinating place to explore. Then we’re off to Kem, stopping at Kivatch Nature Reserve along the way, as well as the Belomorsk Petroglyphs (prehistoric cave art). Don’t forget to visit Solovki Island with its fascinating monastery and kremlin, before returning to Moscow for your flight back home, bursting with happy memories and fascinating tales to share with friends and relations about your fantastic trip!

Highlights

 

  • See the sights in mighty Moscow – Kremlin, Red Square, Tretyakov Gallery, cathedrals, churches, homes of former Russian tsars etc;

  • Discover the wonders of Petrozavodsk and its amazing Kizhi Island, home to one of the world’s greatest collections of unique historical wooden buildings;

  • Marvel at Russia’s natural wonders, along with amazing cave paintings and other traces of our Stone Age ancestors;

  • Visit Solovki Island and its Kremlin and monastery – one of the most northerly in Russia;

  • Full support from English-speaking guides throughout, to make this an adventure of a lifetime!

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