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Tours: Kargopolye - the Soul of Russian North

Type: Discovery

Tour duration: 3 days Season: All-year-round Recommended

Group Size: 2-16 PAX Mode of travel: train, car/minibus


Day 1. Morning arrival in Nyandoma. Transfer to Kargopol (90 km, 1,5 h). Accommodation in hotel Kargopol. City tour of Kargopol. Visit to museum expositions. Free time. Overnight in hotel. (LD) Day 2. Country excursion by car/bus to the southern sector of the Kenozersky National Park (90 km from Kargopol). Seeing old-aged wooden architectural ensembles in Krasnaya Lyaga and Lyadiny, school museum in Lyadiny. Lunch with a local family. Visiting the visit center of the National Park and Maselga village. Walk to Khizhgora to see local scenery and the log Church of Alexander Svirsky. Return to the town. Overnight in hotel. (BLD)

 Day 3. Country excursion by car/bus to Oshevensk (50 km from Kargopol) to see memorials of log architecture. Visiting the architectural ensemble of 17-18th centuries in Saunino, holy and vow crosses, working Church of the Epiphany (18th century) in Pogost, Church of St.George (19th century) in Niz, old-aged houses of merchants and peasants in Shiryaikha and Gar. Return to the town. Visiting Bereginya handicrafts center. Transfer to Nyandoma (90 km). Evening departure from Nyandoma. (BL) Legend: B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner Recommended trains: Moscow - Nyandoma: train #316/318, dep. 19:35, Yaroslavsky train station arr. 10:32 (next day). Nyandoma - Moscow: train #315/317, dep. 19:16 arr. 09:58 (next day) Yaroslavsky train station.

Costs - 2009/2010:

Group of 2 persons costs 324 EUR per person

Group of 3-4 persons costs 262 EUR per person

Group of 5 and more persons costs 237 EUR per person

Included: * DBL accommodation (homestay) * meals per program * excursions per program with entrance fees * all transfers per program * local English speaking guide/interpreter Not included: * visa * insurance Supplements: * accommodation in hotel Kargopol 3*: o TWN + 43 EUR per person o SGL + 82 EUR per person * train tickets Moscow - Nyandoma - Moscow: o 2nd class (QDR compartments) - from 120 EUR per person o 1st class (TWN compartments) - from 210 EUR per person

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