Karelia + Golden Ring
Day 1/ Saint-Petersburg
Arrive at any time. Meeting with your guide. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
Day 2/ Saint-Petersburg
Breakfast at the hotel. Panoramic city tour visiting some of the city’s highlights.
Day 3/ Saint-Petersburg/Sortavala
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a free morning in the cityor optionalguided tour of the Hermitage Museum. Thisafternoon, private transfer with your guide to Sortavala (Kareliaregion). Accommodation in local hotel.
Day 4/ Sortavala
Breakfast at the hotel. Take a boat to Valaam Island and guided visit the sacred sites of the monastery, Transfiguration Cathedral, Church of the Resurrection, and fairy-tale Gethsemane Skete. Enjoyincludedlunch on the island of a typical meal from the monastery.
Day 5/ Sortavala/Petrozavodsk
Breakfast at the hotel.In the morning, transfer to Ruskealaparkto visit stunning marble quarries, the source of stone for St.Petersburg palaces. Transfer to the traditional Karelian village of Kinerma and enjoy a walking tour of the village. Learn to cook a local traditional Karelian pie, “Kalitki”. Enjoy national meal and transfer to Petrozavodskcity.
Day 6/ Petrozavodsk
Breakfast at the hotel.Take an early morning drive to the boat for atrip to Kizhi Island. Visit the wooden village and enjoy the scenery of the beautiful lake. This evening, board an overnight train to Sergiev Posad.
Day 7/ Moscow/Sergiyev Posad
Arrive at Moscow, meeting with your guideand transfer by private bus to Sergiev Posad. Explore the sacred Sergiev Posad Lavra and Monastery. Later, participate in a Master Matryoshka painting class.Transfer back to Moscow. Accommodation.
Day 8/ Sergiyev Posad/Pereslavl’-Zalesskiy
Breakfast at the hotel.Transfer to Pereslavl-Zalesskiy and enjoy a guided city tour. Optional tourto theone of the many historical museums in the city. Private transfer tothe shore of the lake for includedBBQ lunch and spend some time at the lake beach swimming and relaxing* depending on climate. Spend the night at a local guest house.
Day 9/ Pereslavl’-Zalesskiy/Moscow
Breakfast at the guest house. After breakfast drive to Alexandrovcity. Enjoy a guided tour of Alexandrov Kremlin, the former residence of Ivan the Terrible. In the afternoon, drive back toMoscow.
Day 10/ Moscow
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy panoramic tour of Moscow, visiting Metro & Old Moscow alleys & Red square. In the afternoon, enjoy free time exploring the city.
Day 11/ Moscow
Breakfast at the hotel.In the morning, take aleap into the past with a guided tour of the historical Moscow Kremlin & ArmouryChamber. In the afternoon, enjoy free time in the city.
Day 12/ Moscow
Breakfast at the hotel.Depart at any time.