Upon arrival in the city of Sortavala, on the platform You will be greeted with great honor and respect: with songs, dances, music, games and national Karelian treats - pies "Kalitkas".
One of the most interesting versions of the origin of the name of this ancient city says that the monks of Valaam expelled from the island the evil spirits and the spirits came to the nearest city. Hence the name "Sortavala" can be enterpreted as "the power of the devil." It is an amazing city with many preserved monuments and interesting architecture presented in historical buildings, ancient churches and monasteries. Almost one hundred buildings of the city are recognized as cultural monuments and are under the protection of the state - many of them are built by famous architects and amaze with their beauty and elegance.
Karelia journey on retro-train
In this case the road is an important part of the travel and delights no less than the destination and its sights. Locomotive rides with the visit of wonderful and magical Karelia, carrying out non-standard activities "with full steam on", serving daintith dishes on the interior wagons, meeting on the platform according to all traditions of Karelian people, accommodation in the famous Vinter's Dacha and many other things are certainly waiting for you after choosing the retro train travel to Karelia.
Full program and dates of the tour "Karelia journey on retro-train"
The program schedule has a preliminary status. When applying for a tour we are always happy to discuss with you the details of the program. At your request, we will add or change any tour option or make an exclusive turnkey program especially for you!
Departure back to St.Petersburg