Discover History and Nature of Petrozavodsk

Cultural & Theme Tours in Petrozavodsk

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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 Local Lore Museum.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 city panoramic tour in Petrozavodsk you will visit Local Lore Museum.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Monument to Peter the Great, Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, Northwestern DistrictPeter the Great Monument. There is a bronze sculpture to Peter the Great in a small garden on the embankment of Petrozavodsk. This monument was the first one in Petrozavodsk and it is considered as one of the best monuments to Peter Great.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Alexander Nevskiy Cathedral, Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, Northwestern DistrictAlexander Nevsky Cathedral in Petrozavodsk - the main cathedral of the Karelian eparchy - built in the first half of the 19th century in memory of the Patriotic War of 1812 . Alexander Nevsky - patron of the lands of Novgorod, included Karelian territories, was honored in these places for a long time. . The construction of the cathedral with the blessing of the Metropolitan of Novgorod, His Eminence Seraphim, was agreed with Alexander I himself (the tsar personally donated for the construction of the church 30 thousand .rubles) and was made possible by the initiative of the townspeople (the main expenses were covered by donations of merchants and workers' factories).Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Embankment of Lake Onega, Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, Northwestern DistrictWalk along the embankment of Lake Onega, a favorite recreation place for guests and residents of Petrozavodsk.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Karelian State Museum of Local Lore, Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, Northwestern DistrictThe National Museum of the Republic of Karelia is one of the oldest museums of the Russian North-West. In the exhibition halls are more than two hundred thousand items, including antiques found in the archaeological excavations and reflect the history, life and culture of the peoples of Karelia. Much attention is given to the nature of this amazingly beautiful region.Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Private roundtrip transportation (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request
  • Entrance fee to Local Lore Museum
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Karelian State Museum of Local Lore

What’s not included

  • Meals / Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Alexander Nevskiy Cathedral
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