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Discover History and Art of Petrozavodsk (3 hours)

During the city tour you will get acquainted with the history of Petrozavodsk from the foundation by Peter the Great to the 21st century and visit the museum "House of the doll".

Petrozavodsk was founded in 1703 as Petrovskaya Sloboda by Peter the Great, who needed a new iron foundry for the Baltic Fleet at the time of the Great Northern War. By 1717, Petrovskaya Sloboda had grown into the largest settlement in Karelia. The Republic is located in the north-western part of the Russian Federation, between the basins of White and Baltic seas. There are 60000 lakes in Karelia (the largest and the most famous are Ladoga lake and Lake Onega). Karelian language is quite close to Finnish (as it was the part of nowadays Finland earlier). 

You will see the monument to Peter the Great, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, newly built modern embankment, etc. After the tour, you will be transferred to the museum "House of the doll" and have a tour around it. 

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 3 hours
Departure time: 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 01:00 PM

Important info

Price includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Driver’s services as per the program (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Entrance fee to the museum "House of Doll"
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Not included
  • Meals / Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
Departure and Return

Start time and meeting point in Petrozavodsk will be specified after booking.

Sights included in program

Karelia : Petrozavodsk
Petrozavodsk is a city located in the northwestern part of Russia, the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Karelia, standing on the shores of Lake Onega.
Since its foundation the history of Petrozavodsk has been connected with the name of St. Alexander Nevsky. He was considered the heavenly protector of Novgorod district, including Karelian pogosts. In 1774 all the Russia celebrated the 50th anniversary since removing the relics of the St.Alexander Nevsky into Alexandro-Nevsky monastery, erected on the banks of the river Neva at the place of the first great prince's victory over Sweden. ... Read more
"House of the doll" differs from other galleries in that there is a special home atmosphere here. The atmosphere of kindness, love and happiness. "This is a family home of joy, a pharmacy for the soul" - said the author. This small museum consists of 3 exhibition halls and workshops. "House of the Doll" collects artists close to the spirit, and not only puppeteers. For several years of the gallery's existence, several dozens of exhibitions of pai...
The initiative of the construction of the monument to Peter I in Petrozavodsk in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Emperor belongs to Olonets Governor G.G. Grigoriev. He also allocated the place for the monument in the centre of the historic Circular Square, which was named Petrovskaya at the time. The author of the monument is architect I.N. Schroder. The monument was put together in St.Petersburg in the workshop of A. Morand, the bronze ca... Read more
Embankment of the Onega lake – one of the favourite walking places among citizens and guests of the city. Overall length of the embankment is about 2.5 km. It is an open-air museum exhibiting original sculptures, most of them were presented to Petrozavodsk by its sister-cities. Embankment is also a place were the majoruty of city events and festivals are held, including the start and finish of Onego regatta organized in Karelia every summer... Read more
1/7th of the World : Karelia
Karelia Republic is a federal subject of Russia located on the border of Western and Eastern Europe, part of the Northwestern Federal District. Read more
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1 person - US$ 121 (US$ 121 per person)
2 person - US$ 130 (US$ 65 per person)
3 person - US$ 165 (US$ 55 per person)
4 person - US$ 168 (US$ 42 per person)
5 person - US$ 190 (US$ 38 per person)
6 person - US$ 216 (US$ 36 per person)
7 person - US$ 224 (US$ 32 per person)
8 person - US$ 224 (US$ 28 per person)
9 person - US$ 225 (US$ 25 per person)
10 person - US$ 230 (US$ 23 per person)
Price for persons: 1 - 1011 - 16

Our flexible payment options allow you to pay 20% of a deposit first and the remaining 80% in 14 days prior to your tour date - payment can be done both online or over the phone. This gives you the peace of mind knowing your spaces are booked on the tours and that you do not miss out on making the most of your time in Russia.

Also you get the best, top-rated and most experienced and knowledgeable hand-picked tour guide appointed on a priority basis.
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the best tour guides only. Multilingual and well travelled, each possesses deep insight into the diverse attractions and cultural patterns throughout the region. With us guides undergo a rigorous selection process, achieving outstanding knowledge of local culture and language. Rest assured that the best tour guides only will be working on the tours to give you excellent opportunity to explore the best of the sights during both short and long-term stay in Russia.

Once you complete your reservation, we will send you a booking confirmation email. As the day of the tour approaches, our logistics team will provide you with all relevant information for your tour.

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