We offer a boat tour (by hydrofoil) to the heart of Lake Onego (the second-largest lake in Europe) – Kizhi island. The whole island is an open-air museum of wooden architecture and cultural history of the Russian North.
The tiny island of Kizhi is located at the northern end of Lake Onega. The island is renowned for its open-air Museum of Architecture, which is assembled from over 80 monuments of wooden architecture from various areas of the country and restored to form a glimpse of the past.
A one-day trip to Kizhi island is a wonderful opportunity to see all major sights of the famous open-air museum of wooden architecture and cultural history. The core of the museum collection forms the world-known Kizhi Church Ensemble, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Our driver will pick you up from the place of your accommodation and take you to the pier where you will begin your adventure.
When you arrive at Kizhi island you will find an ethnographic village where the life of local people of the XIX century is presented. The Museum collection consists of 83 pieces of wooden architecture of local and brought-in origin. The most ancient monument is the Church of the Resurrection of Saint Lazarus (XIV century). The most impressive site on the island is the Church of the Transfiguration or Preobrazhenskaya (the church of twenty-two wooden domes). This masterpiece of architecture, featuring five tiers of 22 domes, was built in 1714 without the use of a single nail, only an axe and pine trees.
Type: Private Tour
Duration: 6-7 hours
Departure time: 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM
Hotel pick up and drop-off (without a guide)
English speaking guide services on the island (other languages upon request)
Tickets to the hydrofoil boat (roundtrip)
Entrance tickets to museums
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
Soft and alcoholic drinks
Tour is weather permitting
Departure and Return
Pick-up and drop-off at the place of your accommodation in Petrozavodsk
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