River Cruises in Russia
A river cruise to the Karelian island of Kizhi on Lake Onega provides locals and tourists with a great opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the big city.
Enjoy an all-inclusive holiday week aboard a cruise ship and explore the region’s mesmerising sceneries and famous historical artefacts. Kizhi Pogost is a significant historical site on Kizhi island. The site is famed for its two wooden churches and wooden bell tower, all of which were constructed without the use of a single nail.
Price: from 650 EUR
When: 15.07.18 – 20.07.18
Booking deadline: 4 weeks before the trip start
Duration: 6 days
How to get there: to St. Petersburg by a plane
Timezone: Moscow time
What’s included in this travel program? Accommodation onboard a river cruise ship, 3 meals a day (1-3 meals on the day of your arrival and departure, depending on the time of day), sightseeing trips and tickets.
Not included: Transfers to and from the airport or station, food and drink purchased at the bar, phone calls, sauna visits, additional sightseeing tours, additional services and service charges
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Day 1: Saint Petersburg
Board the ship at Utkina Zavod pier. Boarding starts three hours prior to departure at 7pm. You can add a tour of Saint Petersburg to your trip. Lunch will be served onboard the ship.
Day 2: Valaam
Valaam is an archipelago of more than 50 islands located in the northern part of Lake Ladoga. The largest island – also called Valaam – is famous for its monastery. Many famous painters and composers were regular visitors to Valaam – among them Tchaikovsky and the renowned Russian painter Ivan Shishkin.
Day 3: Lodeynoe Pole
Lodeynoe Pole – the ‘field of boats’ – is a town located on the left bank of the Svir river. Lodeynoe Pole is famous for its Alexander-Svirsky Monastery, but you can also choose to visit the Vvedeno-Oyatsky women’s monastery. You’ll be heading to Svirstroy next, a municipality northeast of Lodeynoe Pole and the former headquarters of the Svirlag labour camp.
Day 4: Kizhi Island
Kizhi Island is the main attraction along this route: located on Lake Onega, it is known for its unique wooden churches dating back to the 14th century and its open-air museum containing over 40,000 domestic and religious artefacts.
In the evening, you’ll head on to Petrozavodsk, Karelia’s largest city.
Day 5: Mandrogi
Nestled on the left bank of the Svir river between Lakes Onega and Ladoga, Mnadrogi is a reproduction of a traditional Russian settlement. Enjoy a day of pure relaxation: visit the vodka museum, go on a long walk and enjoy shashlyki, traditional Russian meat skewers.
Day 6: Return to Saint Petersburg
You’ll return to Saint Petersburg around 9am. You can choose to book an additional trip to Kronshtadt.
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