RUSSIAN NORTH (15 days/14 nights)
Day 1. Arrival in St-Petersburg. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation,
dinner and overnight.
Day 2. Breakfast. City tour of St-Petersburg ( Nevsky avenue, St- Kazan
Cathedral, Admiralty, Palace square with Winter Palace, residence
of Russian tsars, monument to Peter the Great, Smolny Convent,
Cruiser "Aurore"). Visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress. Lunch. Visit to
the Ingineer Castle (Michaylovsky Castle).
Day 3. Breakfast. Visit to Constantin Palace (Russian President Residence).
Lunch in Peterhof. Visit to Peterhof (water gardens and Palace).
Transfer to the River port and embarkation on the boat for River cruise
(full board on the boat).
Day 4. Arrival on the Valaam Island. Tour of the island with visit to the
Transfiguration Monastery. Departure from the island.
Day 5. Arrival in Svirsrtoy. Visit to the Holy Trinity and St-Alexander of Svir'
Monastery. Departure from Sivirstroy.
Day 6. Arrival on the Kizhi Island. Visit to the open-air museum of wooden
architecture "Culture and daily life of the Onega region's peasants".
Departure from Kizhi. Arrival in Petrozavodsk. City tour of
Petrozavodsk. Departure from Petrozavodsk.
Day 7. Arrival in Mandrogi. Leasure time with picnic. Optional visits to the
Vodka museum, elk farm, handcraft workshops.
Day 8. Arrival in St-Petersburg. Visit to the Hermitage State Museum. Lunch.
Transfer to the Railway Station and departure to Kern'.
Day 9. Arrival in Kern'. Breakfast. Departure for Solovky Islands by hydrofoil.
Transfer to the hotel and accommodation. Visit to the Solovky Kremlin.
Dinner and overnight.
Day 10. Breakfast. Tour to Sekirnaya Hill by bus and walking tour to the
Botanic Garden and Small Ring (by two-oars). Dinner and overnight.
Day 11. Breakfast. Walking tour to the Negotiations' Stone. Transfer to the
Airport and departure to Arkhangelsk. Arrival in Arkhangelsk. Transfer
to the hotel. Accommodation, dinner and overnight.
Day 12. Breakfast. City tour of Arkhangelsk. Lunch. Visit to the open-air
museum of wooden architecture « Malye Karely ».
Day 13. Breakfast. Transfer to the Railway Station and departure
to St-Petersburg (day on the train).
Day 14. Arrival in St-Petersburg. Breakfast. Visit to Paul Palace in Gatchina.
Free time. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
Day 15. Breakfast. Transfer to the Airport for departure.