Discover the amazing place - Valaam with our one day private tour. Trip includes transfer with guide St. Petersburg — Priozersk by car or by minibus and then a water trip by a hydrofoil.
7 a.m Departure to Priozersk (120 km from St.Petersburg)
11 a.m. departure to Valaam by hydrofoil
12.30 Arrival at the Monastery Bay of Valaam. Half day in the island.
Walking tour of the main monastery
the Cathedral, the church of St. Paul and Pierre, chapels, memorial signs, orchards and alleys.
Concert of church singing (20 min.)
Short transfer to the Great Nicon Bay (by boat, 15 min.)
Lunch in the refectory for pilgrims.
The second excursion "New Jerusalem", including Ressurection and Gethsemane Sketes.
Visiting the church and the "Tomb of Christ" (20 cent.). The Мount Zion and the Mount of Olives.
6 p.m. Departure for Sortavala from Nicon Bay.
11 p.m. Arrival to the hotel or to the ship in St. Petersburg
History of Valaam
Valaam island is often called "Ladoga Perl", as among many advantages this place is characterized by architectural sights, picturesque scenery and ancient male monastery, dated back to the tenth century. The Valaam Monastery is one of Russia’s most significant religious sites, once regarded as the country’s spiritual and cultural center and completely self-sufficient. Today, the vast complex centers around the exquisite Cathedral of the Transfiguration, surrounded by monks cells, chapels, workshops and farmlands, and remains a working monastery, with resident monks hosting regular services and choir recitals.