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Express Silver Necklace (Karelia)

The program is preliminary. The organizers reserve the right to replace the excursion blocks with similar ones, without changing main waypoints.

7 days / 6 nights

Accommodation 4****
Except for Sortavala where 3***
Any dates starting from May to October or fixed tours

FIXED TOURS 2020

24 May — 30 May
06 Aug – 12 Aug
27 Aug — 02 Sept
17 Sept — 23 Sept
Day Place Program
1

Saint Petersburg

Transfer from the airport / railway station to the hotel, accommodation in hotel. Option: Dinner at the hotel.
2

Veliky Novgorod

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer from Saint-Petersburg to Veliky Novgorod by minivan or bus for groups or Speed train “Lastochka” (for 1-10 pax), visit to the Novgorod Kremlin, and to the museum Vitoslavlitsy, visit to St. George's (Yuriev) Monastery. Time for lunch (non included), visit to Khutyn Monastery of Savior’s Transfiguration and of St. Varlaam. Transfer to Pskov by minivan or by bus for groups or Speed Train “Lastohka” (for 1-10 pax), accommodation in the hotel. Option: Dinner at the hotel.
3

Pskov

Breakfast at hotel. City tour with the visit to the city center and to the Kremlin grounds, visit to Fortress of Izborsk, time for lunch (non included). Visit to Pskovo-Pechersky Dormition Monastery. Option: Dinner at the hotel.
4

Saint Petersburg

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Saint-Petersburg by minivan or by bus for groups or Speed train “Lastochka” (for 1-10 pax), accommodation in the hotel Explore the city at your own. Options: dinner at the hotel (only for groups), river and canals (afternoon), (only for groups), folklor with buffet (in the evening).
5

Vyborg

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Vyborg, tour of Old town and visit to Vyborg castle, time for lunch (non included). Visit to Korela Fortress in Priozersk, transfer to Sortavala, accommodation in the hotel. Option: dinner at the hotel.
6

Sortavala

Breakfast at hotel, Sortavala city tour, visit to Ruskeala waterfalls in Ahvenkoski, time for lunch (non included), visit to the marble canyon and park Ruskeala. Transfer to Saint-Petersburg. Option: late dinner at hotel.
7

Saint Petersburg

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport / railway station.

Program

Saint Petersburg

1 Day

Transfer from airport to hotel. Check in to the hotel.

Option: Dinner at the hotel.

Veliky Novgorod

2 Day

Saint-Petersburg – Veliky Novgorod – Pskov

7:30 – Breakfast at the hotel. Check out.

08:00 — Transfer from hotel to Veliky Novgorod by minivan or bus for groups or by Speed train “Lastochka” (for 1-10 pax).

11:00 — Arrival in Veliky Novgorod. Tour of the Kremlin. Excursion to the Museum of Wooden Architecture “Vitoslavlitsy” and St. George Monastery.

14:30 — Free time for lunch (not included).

15:30 — Excursion to the Khutynsky Transfiguration Monastery.

17:00 — Departure to Pskov by minivan or bus for groups or by Speed train “Lastochka” (for 1-10 pax).

20:00 — Arrival to hotel. Check in.

Option: Dinner at the hotel.

Pskov

3 Day

Pskov – Izborsk –Pechory – Pskov

08:30 — Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00 — Sightseeing tour of the city of Pskov, a visit to the Pskov Kremlin, which includes the Dovmont city — “Pskov Pompeii”.

11:30 — Transfer to Izborsk (30 km).

12:00 — Tour of the Izborsk fortress.

14:00 — Time for lunch (not included).

14:45 — Departure to Pechory (22 km).

15:15 — Excursion to the male active Holy Assumption Pskov-Pechersky Monastery.

16:45 — Departure to Pskov.

18:00 — Arrival at the hotel.

Option: Dinner at the hotel.

Saint Petersburg

4 Day

Pskov – Saint-Petersburg

07:30 — Breakfast at the hotel. Check out.

08:00 — Departure to Saint-Petersburg (5 hr approx) by minivan or bus for groups or by Speed train ‘‘Lastochka” (for 1-10 pax).

13:00 — Arrival to Saint-Peterburg, check in.

Exlore the city at your own or prebook.

Optional tours:
  • Folklor with buffer (in the evening)
  • Dinner at the hotel (only for groups)
  • River and Canals (afternoon), (only for groups)
  • A city built over 42 islands, Saint- Petersburg is surrounded by water and interlaced with a complex web of rivers, canals and channels that seem to bind the city together, while also marking the borders of its different districts and neighborhoods. Drift along waterways and see Saint-Petersburg from a different angle on a leisurely boat cruise. Pass under some of the city's 400 bridges and admire the 18th-century palaces, amazing cathedrals, and churches as well as many architectural landmarks that line the banks of the Neva River.

    Affectionately known as the Venice of the North, the city rivals Venice and Paris in its romantic atmosphere. Saint-Petersburg was originally built on 33 islands separated by canals in the delta of the Neva River. Now these canals and rivers offer a unique view of the iconic landmarks that dot the city, such as the magnificent Hermitage Museum — one of the largest art museums in the world and the Vasilyevsky Island with its famous Palace Bridge. Glide past historic monuments and landmarks during this cruise and visit otherwise inaccessible areas of the city.

Vyborg

5 Day

Saint-Petersburg — Vyborg — Priozersk — Sortavala

07:30 — Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel.

08:00 — Departure to Vyborg.

10:30 — Sightseeing tour of Vyborg with sunset on Castle Island.

13:00 — Time for lunch (not included).

14:00 — Departure to Priozersk.

16:30 — Tour of the Korela Fortress.

18:00 — Departure to Sortavala. Check in to the hotel.

Option: Dinner at the hotel.

Sortavala

6 Day

Sortavala — Ruskeala — Saint-Petersburg

09:00 — Breakfast at the hotel

10:00 — Meeting with the guide. Sightseeing tour of Sortavala.

11:00 — Departure to Ruskeal Falls.

11:40 — Visit to the popular Ruskeal Akhvensky Waterfalls.

12:30 — Time for lunch (not included).

14:00 — Excursion in the mountain park Ruskeala.

15:30 — Departure to Saint-Petersburg.

22:00 — Check in to the hotel.

Option: Late dinner at the hotel.

Saint Petersburg

7 Day

Breakfast at hotel. Check out from the hotel.

Transfer hotel — airport.

Information

Our prices include:
  • Accommodation in Saint-Petersburg in hotel 4**** (Park Inn by Radisson Nevsky or similar)
  • Accommodation in Pskov in hotel 4****
  • Accommodation n Sortavala hotel 3****
  • Bed and breakfast in hotels
  • Luggage handling in hotel in Saint-Petersburg
  • Time for lunches in cities
  • Transport service and all transfers per program in cars / minivan / buses depanding on number of pax
  • Speed train “Lastochka” from Saint-Petersburg to Veliky Nvgorod on Day 2 (for 1-10 pax)
  • Speed train “Lastochka” from Veliky Novgorod to Pskov on Day 2 (for 1-10 pax)
  • Speed train “Lastochka” from Pskov to Saint-Petersburg on Day 4 (for 1-10 pax)
  • Local English, French, German, Italian, Spanish speaking guides per program
  • Volga-Balt Tour escort
  • Accommodation and catering for drivers
  • Visa support letter
  • Accommodation and catering for drivers and guides
Supplementary (for prebooking only):
  • International flight to Moscow and from Saint-Petersburg
  • Pre-tour program in Moscow and / or in Saint-Petersburg
  • Dinner in hotel in Saint-Petersburg — 36 euro pp
  • Dinner in hotel in Sortavala — 16 euro pp
  • Dinner in hotel in Pskov — 36 euro pp
  • Optional tours in Saint-Petersburg on Day 4.

Prices

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