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27 September 2022

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GASTRONOMIC FESTIVAL IN KAZAN

15 September 2022

On September 17-18, Kazan will host the Tasty Kazan gastronomic festival for the eighth time. The festival will take place on the square in front of the Palace of Farmers. Visitors will be able to try dishes, take part in culinary master classes from chefs, try tasting sets, learn the rules of hospitality and much more.

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KARELIA SUMMER ADVENTURE



Petrozavodsk – Kizhi Island

2 Days / 1 Night


DAY 1. PETROZAVODSK (City Tour + Kizhi Island)

Early morning arrival in Petrozavodsk.

Meeting with local guide at the railway station. Breakfast in a restaurant. 

City tour of Petrozavodsk. Petrozavodsk was founded by Peter the Great in 1703 on the banks of Lake Onego, in the first place as an iron factory and quarrying centre. The city, now capital of Karelia, has fine examples of the 18th century Neo-Classical architecture. The city tour covers the main sights, as well as a walk along the embankment of Lake Onego. Photo stop near the monument to Peter the Great.

Transfer to the Onego Lake Embankment.

Departure for Kizhi Island by hydrofoil.

Excursion to the Kizhi Museum of wooden architecture and cultural history. You will get acquainted with the famous Kizhi churches, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, and visit one of the houses of the Kizhi museum village.

Lunch (lunch box).

Departure for Petrozavodsk. Accommodation.

Dinner and overnight.


DAY 2. PETROZAVODSK (Karelian Mosaic Museum+ Husky trekking + Kivach Nature Reserve+“Tasty Karjala”)

Breakfast. Check-out.

Visit to the National museum “Karelian mosaic”. You will plunge in 3 eras of Karelian history, you will try to make fire in different ways, put on your armor and will try to “iron” your linen in Karelian style.

Lunch in a restaurant.

Transfer to the husky farm. You will get acquainted with lovely Siberian and Alaskan huskies.

Short briefing to make your trekking totally safe. Every member of the trekking group will get an “own” dog to get acquainted with. Huskies are the most human-friendly dogs in the world, so it won't take long to make friends with them. The trail is about 3 km long and goes through the picturesque Karelian forest. After you finish trekking - hot tea with biscuits.

Transfer to the Kivach Nature Reserve. Upon arrival you will get acquainted with Karelian flora and fauna in the Nature Museum and visit the second highest plain waterfall in Europe.

Transfer to Petrozavodsk.

Visit to the art space “Tasty Karjala” with Petroglyph (ancient rock paintings) cave.

Dinner in local style.

Transfer to the railway station.


Prices in US DOLLARS, per person, including commission for tour operators:

May – September 2021
1 pax (SGL) 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax 7 pax 8 pax 9 pax 10 pax
Tour price, ½ DBL $1440 $870 $745 $645 $625 $580 $545 $520 $500 $485
SGL spl $45


Price includes:

1-night accommodation at 4* hotel in Petrozavodsk (Karelia SPA Hotel or similar).

Transportation and English-speaking guide service as mentioned in the program.

Meals (B/L/D) as mentioned in the program.

All excursions and entry tickets according to the program.

Hydrofoil Petrozavodsk – Kizhi – Petrozavodsk.

Husky instructor services, husky trekking.



Prices and availability are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking!



The final program and cost might suffer changes due to sanitary requirements and protocols that will apply at the time of your guests' arrival in Russia (such as: group size restrictions on museum visits and transportation, restrictions on restaurants’ operations etc.).

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