1. Russia
  2. Republic of Karelia
  3. Petrozavodsk
  4. Kizhi Museum

Petrozavodsk and Kizhi Island: Private Sightseeing Tour

Product ID: 383043
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Discover Petrozavodsk and its neoclassical architecture before journeying to Kizhi Island to enjoy the open-air museum and admire the wooden domes and gables of the Transfiguration Church on a private, guided tour.
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Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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  • Discover the beautiful architecture of Petrozavodsk
  • Explore Kizhi Open-Air Museum with an expert guide
  • Admire the Transfiguration and Intercession churches
  • Enjoy the beauty of Lake Onega and Kizhi Island
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Join an expert, private guide for a full-day tour of Petrozavodsk, the capital of the Republic of Karelia. Roam the beautiful city and admire its neoclassical architecture while learning about its past and present. 

Next, hop on the "Comet" and cross Lake Onega to visit Kizhi Island, a site known since the 15th century for its churches, which are fine examples of northern wooden architecture. Journey to the pogost, a fenced area which includes two large wooden churches (the 22-dome Transfiguration Church and the 9-dome Intercession Church) and a bell-tower. According to local legend, the huge Transfiguration Church was built without a single nail. 

The entire area forms part of an open-air museum, which gained UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1990. Often compared to St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow in appearance, the wooden domes, gables, and ingenious decorations were carefully designed to keep water off the walls of the church. Learn this and many other secrets exploring the museum with your knowledgeable guide.
  • Guide
  • Museum entrance on Kizhi Island
  • Roundtrip ticket to Kizhi Island
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch (approximately 10 Euros)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please meet the guide outside the main entrance of Sobor Aleksandra Nevskogo.

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From US$ 1,525.50 Per group up to 10

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Product ID: 383043