Moscow - Solovetski islands - St.Petersburg (12 days)

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Northern Russia and inimitable in its beauty Karelia have been attracting the worlds attention. Vologda, Arkhangelsk, Kem (featuring a mini cruise to Solovetski Islands), Murmansk (city behind the Polar Circle), Petrozavodsk, Kizhi Island (a real masterpiece of the Russain wooden architecture in the Onega Lake) and marvelous St. Petersburg (Tsars' capital) are awaiting you.We are glad to offer a a unique 12 day program - The Russian Northern Express which starts in Moscow.During this trip you can feel the extraordinary charm and strictness of Russian North and see by your own eyes unique landscapes and amazing cities.

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Moscow


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Arrival, transfer to the hotel, check-in at the hotel 4*. Dinner at the hotel.

Moscow


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Breakfast at the hotel. Visit of the Kremlin. Lunch at a local restaurant. City tour. Dinner at a local restaurant. Transfer to the railway station for an overnight train for Vologda.

Moscow - Vologda


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Arrival to Vologda. Refreshing and breakfast at the hotel. City tour in Vologda incl. visit of the Museum of Ancient Russian Art. Lunch at a local restaurant. Visit of the Museum of Vologda lace. Dinner at  a local restaurant. Transfer to the overnight train for Arkhangelsk.

Arkhangelsk


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Arrival to Arkhangelsk. Accommodation at the hotel 4*. Breakfast at the hotel. Walking tour in the city center. Lunch at a local restaurant. Transfer to the Museum “Malye Karely”. Meeting with bread and salt. Walking tour along the open air museum – familisation with folk art of the Russian North. Dinner at a local restaurant.

Arkhangelsk - Solovetski Islands


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Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport of Arkhangelsk for a domestic flight. Arrival to the Solovetsky Island. Accommodation at the local hotel. Walking tour along the Solovetski Monastery. Dinner at a local restaurant.

Solovetski Islands - Kem


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Breakfast at the hotel, walking tour: History of the Solovetski GULAG (former soviet political prison). Lunch at a local restaurant. Transfer to the pier – mini cruise along the White Sea (boxed Dinner). Transfer to the overnight train for Murmansk.

Murmansk


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Arrival to Murmansk. Breakfast at a local restaurant. Time for a shower at a local hotel. City tour. Lunch at a local restaurant. Visit of the Saams Village. Dinner at a local restaurant. Transfer to the overnight train for Petrosavodsk.

Petrozavodsk


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Breakfast at the train. Passing of Karelia region by train. Arrival to Petrozavodsk. Accommodation at the hotel. Lunch at a local restaurant. City tour in Petrozavodsk. Dinner at the hotel.

Petrozavodsk - Kizhi


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Breakfast at the hotel. Minicruise to the Kizhi Island (appr. 1.5 hours). Walking tour along the Kizhi Island. Back to Petrozavodsk. Dinner at the hotel.

Petrozavodsk - St.Petersburg


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Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to St. Petersburg (4.5 hours). Lunch at a local restaurant. Accommodation at the hotel 4*. City tour. Dinner at the hotel.

St.Petersburg


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Breakfast at the hotel. Visit of Pushkin. Lunch at a local restaurant. Hermitage. Gala-Dinner at a local restaurant.

St.Petersburg


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Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Transfer to the airport.