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Valaam Archipelago is one of the most interesting cultural, historical and nature attractions in the North of Russia. The nature of Valaam is unique and extremely beautiful. Thousands of tourists and pilgrims come from all over the world to this northern part of Lake Ladoga, the biggest lake in Europe.TRIP TO KARELIA 

Besides the nature beauty Valaam island is best known as the 14th century Valaam Monastery that is nowadays permanently inhabited by monks and families. There are about 600 residents on the main island, including monks and guides, army service personnel and restoration workers. In the 12th century the islands were a part of Novgorod Rebublic. In the 17th century it was captured by Sweden. Russia has conquered Valaam back less than a century later.

The island is permanently inhabited by monks and families. In 1999, there were about 600 residents on the main island; including army service personnel, restoration workers, guides and monks. There is a kindergarten, an arts and sports venue, a school, a small museum and a medical centre. The community on Valaam at the moment has no official administrative status.

During the summer, the main island can be reached by tour boats which leave St. Petersburg at night and arrive at the island the following morning.

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    ELEGY OF VALAAM - BEST PRICES, 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
    Trip to Valaam. Historical travel

    Trip to Valaam. Historical travel

     ST. PETERSBURG - PRIOZERSK - ISL. VALAAM - PRIOZERSK - ST. PETERSBURG

    ACCOMMODATION at BOAT-HOTEL “ADMIRAL KUZNETSOV”

    1-ST DAY

    08.00Departure from “Ozerki” metro station, St-Petersburg (scheme), transfer to Priozersk (The time of departure can be changed depending on the time of boat departure in Priozersk) Guide’s service, comments on the sights during the trip

    10.30 Arrival in Priozersk.

    11.00 Departure from Priozersk. Transfer by hydrofoil boat “Meteor” to isl. Valaam.

    12.15Arrival in isl. Valaam. Meeting tourists by a guide at Monastic Bay quay. Tourists can leave their luggage at the left-luggage of the hotel. Sightseeing walking tour on the monastery :“Central Homestead”, visit to Hegumen’s Cemetery is included. Checking  into the hotel. 19.00 Supper.

    2-ND DAY

    09.30 Breakfast

    10.30 Spare time. Optional sightseeing tours are available.

    19.00 Supper.

    3-D DAY

    09.30 Breakfast.

    10.00 Booking out. The luggage can be left at the left-luggage of the hotel. Spare time.

    18.00 Departure from isl. Valaam. Transfer by hydrofoil boat “Meteor” to Priozersk. 19.15 Arrival in Priozersk. Bus boarding, transfer to St. Petersburg.

    22.30 Arrival in St. Petersburg ( metro station “Ozerki”).

    NOTE: it may be up to 2 hours delay on way back depending on traffic situation. Tour organizer has a right to change the order of excursions without reduction of tours duration.

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    "IPROMTU OF VALAAM" - DAILY FROM JUNE TILL AUGUST VALLAM IN ONE DAY

    Excursion VALLAM IN ONE DAY

    Concert When planning a trip it is necessary to have sufficient float time – 3 hours after the end of the program in case any unforeseen delays caused by bad weather conditions on Ladoga Lake such as storms and its consequences, fog , traffic jams etc.

    Dress code. During visits of active churches of the monastery situated within inside square line of monastic buildings men must remove headwear and women must wear skirts and headwear or kerchiefs. Sport suits, shorts, tube tops and low-cut dresses are not allowed. Footwear convenient for long walks is strictly recommended. Some slight changes could be made to program if considered necessary.

    The day before the trip the tourists receive an sms message with guide's mobile phone number and the number of the bus. The guide is available not earlier then 07.30 up to 08.00 latest. Call to the guide is allowed only in case of urgency such as delay or cancelation of the trip.

    Departure is strict according to schedule, at 08.00. If tourists are late and miss the departure they may catch up to the group independently by taxi having learned the number of the bus, the make of the bus, the route and the place of boarding from the guide. Or cancel the trip. Issues concerning a refund for compelling reasons are resolved at a tour sale point.

    In case of a storm the trip is cancelled in the morning before departure. Issues concerning date changing or a refund are resolved by telephone call during the office working hours.

    ST. PETERSBURG - PRIOZERSK - VALAAM - PRIOZERSK - ST. PETERSBURG FAST-COMFORTABLE-REASONABLE; BUS + HYDROFOIL BOAT “METEOR” TOUR PROGRAM:

    07.45 – Gathering of a group at departure point, at the bus 08.00 – 11.00 Transfer: St-Petersburg – Priozersk by comfortable bus. 11.00 – 12.30 Transfer: Priosersk – isl. Valaam, Monastic Bay 12.30 – 15.30 Sightseeing tour with a guide: “Central Homestead” 15.30 – 16.00 Concert of monastic canticles 16.00 – 16.30 Dinner in a refectory in the central homestead 16.30 – 18.00 Sightseeing tour with a guide:” Nikolsky hermitage” 18.00 – 19.30 Departure isl. Vallam, Monastic Bay, transfer Priozersk 19.30 – 22.30 Transfer: Priozersk – St. Petersburg. Included prices:

    Bus Hydrofoil boat Sightseeing tours according to the program Dinner Not included

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