“Kalitka-tour” (gastronomic adventure in Karelia) with “Korela”

Company Korela

“Kalitka-tour” (gastronomic adventure in Karelia) with “Korela”

(4 days/3 nights)

Day 1

In the morning our guide will meet your busat the border crossing point of ”Vyartsilya/Niirala”.

Lunch in Kolatselga at cafe ”Sona”(150km from the border). Departure to Petrozavodsk (140km).

Arrival in Petrozavodsk, accommodation in the hotel 4*.

In the eveningyou will visit a special place for a true gourmet meal – national restaurant “V Kareliiest”. This is theplace where you will get your first impression of Karelia through taste and smell. The restaurant offers Karelian cuisine in tasting sets’ format, as well asbeing able to experience an exclusive exhibition of national arts, crafts and paintings. You will also have a chance to visit a unique cave with Karelian petroglyths located directly in the restaurant.

Day 2

Breakfast in the hotel

After breakfast in the hotel, you will walk along the famous Onega Lake embankment for a loop tour around the city. Get acquainted with the history of the Karelian capital and see a great variety of attractive sculptures presented by its sister- cities.

Excursion to the eco-hotel «Karyala-park», located in a coniferous forest by the Shuya river (25km from Petrozavodsk).

Participate in a cooking master class «Fish on a log»with a Chef. You will get acquainted with the meal’s story and its adjustment to new modern existence. The culmination of the evening – dinner in anethnical tent with the recently prepared fish. You will have a chance to taste the compliment of the Chef - traditional Karelian liqueurs.

Return to Petrozavodsk 

Day 3


Transfer by hydrofoil to the Kizhi Island

(1 hour and 15 minutes along the Onega Lake)

Kizhi Island is an open-air museum where you can see the wooden masterpieces of the Church of the Intercession and the Church of Transfiguration, as well as other ethnographic exhibits.  

Lunch including traditional Karelian «kalitky» pies and herbal tea.

Return to Petrozavodsk

Dinner at the national restaurant in the centre of the city, with commentary on the history of the restaurant, and the origins of the food and names.

Dinner includes moose meat, venison, or fish. Salad, snacks, herbal or berry liqueurs.

Overnight in the hotel.

Day 4 


Travel    to   the   historical    village    Kinerma    (110    km from Petrozavodsk).

Meet the village hostess, Nadezhda Kalmykova, who has been working on preserving traditional Karelian living. She will also guide you on a walk through the village to see historical homes and buildings, as well as giving you the history of her ancestors.

You will also participate in a baking master class to make traditional Karelian ‘kalitky’ pies. Prepare this recipe by mixing and forming the rye dough, fill them with mashed potatoes and bake them in a Russian stove. Enjoy tea brewed an a samovar as an ideal complement to your lunch.

Departure to the border crossing point.

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