Presenting "Folk Tour" travel agency in Petrozavodsk,
the capital city of the Pepublic of Karelia, Russia.
Are you interested in Russian antiquity?
Don't delay your visit to Karelia, spectacular land of woods and lakes,
located in the North-Western part of the East-European Plain, sharing the
border with Finland. Say good-bye to city stress. Take an exciting trip
to tranquillity to get more of Russia. Traveling by Pathways of Peter the
Great, you will get acquainted with Russian history, visiting:
Vody museum-preserve; situated 55 km from Petrozavodsk; the exhibition
of the museums is concerned with the principal events of Russian history
during the first quarter of the 18th century; the foundation of the first
Russian resort by Peter the Great; one can taste chalybeate mineral water;
the church of Apostle Peter, built in 1721, is a relic of Petrine epoch;
The Kizhi island, located in the northern end of Lake Onego,
where an open-air museum of wooden architecture of the 17th and 18 centuries
is situated. The famous Transfiguration Church has 22 domes and is the
ultimate in the world's architecture. Kizhi is one of the 300 heritages
classified by UNESCO. Folklore and Art Festivals as well as Handicrafts
Festivals are integral parts of Kizhi summer season, which lasts as rule,
from May 20 up to October 20.
The islands monastic complex of Valaam in Ladoga Lake, welcoming
their guests, pilgrims and tourists.
Kizhi & Valaam are local symbols of
peace these days. A perfectly new itinerary has become available in the
past years: "The Blue Way"-the route of peace running through four countries:
Norway, Sweden, Finland & Karelia (as far as Petrozavodsk). It runs
through the territory of Karelia, passing by the most appealing landscape
with numerous lakes and rivers. One can also travel along White Sea- Baltic
Canal, Built at the beginning of 1930 under Stalin, to the monastery islands
of Solovetsky Archipelago. To many people this place is known as a camp
described in Solzhenitsin's "Archipelago Gulag". This historic, sacred
place preserves for mankind the rare and wondrous beauty of the Russian
North. White Sea-Baltic (Belomorsko-Baltiisky) Canal provides a wonderful
holidays in the lap of nature. It's a good opportunity to see the life
of Russian people, learn about their rich culture, customs and traditions.
You can also take
a look at the pictures of these places:
Tour: "Folk Tour" travel agency
was founded in 1993 as a joint-stock company & specializes in providing
versatile travel services in Petrozavodsk and Kizhi museum as well as in
other places of Karelia. In 1997 "Folk Tour" provided sightseeing arrangements
for 25 000 foreign tourists in Kizhi museum. While growing our client base,
we also developed our inside staff which now numbers 10 people, ready to
create a customized vacation for their clients, who want to be treated
as individuals & to have a highly personalized service.
"Folk Tour" developed School
of Training Guides, which is in operation for 4 years now &
it gives the opportunity to hire the most qualified graduates. We are constantly
seeking new ways to increase our business and keep our clients happy and
"Folk Tour" is really "Large
enough to serve you, small enough to care". This emphasis on quality and
service along with dependability, flexibility & affordability continues
as strong as ever.
to Karelia and its capital Petrozavodsk!
located on the territory of Karelian reserve Kivach, near the town of Kondopoga,
55 km from Petrozavodsk;
-Tours to the shores
of Onego Lake and the coast of White Sea, to see petroglyphs, cliff pictures,
left by pre-historic men;
-Hunting and fishing
treks in Karelian National Parks; our local catch is pike, freshwater salmon,
trout and pike-perch; for hunting enthusiasts-fowling treks and hunting
safaris for elk, bear, wolf, hare and wild boar.
cross-country skiing, auto-rallies.
We provide various
services in addition to operating tour:
-Programs for recreation
-Visits to churches
of different religions;
with people from varying backgrounds;
or a home stay with a Russian family;
-Facilities for congress,
meeting, exhibitions, trade-shows, concerts etc;
for commercial and leisure travelers;
Tour" works closely with travel agencies in Moscow and S. Petersburg. One
can easily get to Petrozavodsk from Moscow or S. Petersburg by overnight
train; from Helsinki-by regular Finnish airline "Finnair". Make the best
choice for your Russian vacation!