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Small group Tour to Valaam: Visit one of the Oldest Monasteries in Russia (by bus) (15 hours)

We offer boat tour to the Valaam island, which represents the combination of church architecture open-air museum and natural park. This tour is dedicated to the history of Karelia and Russian Orthodox church. The island is known worldwide as a unique and holy place.

Valaam Archipelago was formed thousands years from two large and 50 smaller isles of Lake Ladoga, the largest lake in Europe. The heart of Valaam is its magnificent monastery complex founded in 992. During the tour you will visit the Central Monastery Complex and walk around the monk cells. You will also enjoy a concert of the Valaam choir and taste the monastery's food during lunch in the refectory.


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.

Type: Small Group Tours
Duration: 15 hours
Departure time: 08:00 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Driver’s services as per the program (bus)
  • Tickets to the hydrofoil boat (round trip)
  • Entrance fees
  • Dinner
  • Sightseeing tours according to the program
Not included
  • Concert
  • Personal expenses
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks 
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
Additional info

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.

Departure dates: please specify the availability of a particular departure date before booking

Departure and Return

Exact meeting point for the tour in Saint Petersburg will be specified after booking.

Sights included in program

Karelia : Valaam Island
Valaam is the largest island of Valaam Archipelago including 50 islands. Read more
The heart of Valaam is its magnificent monastery complex founded in 992. More than once saw the Valaam Monastery destruction and devastation, more than once its holy churches were engulfed in flames. Despite those tragic pages the monastery revived to live again. Read more
1/7th of the World : Karelia
Karelia Republic is a federal subject of Russia located on the border of Western and Eastern Europe, part of the Northwestern Federal District. Read more
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1 person - US$ 268 (US$ 268 per person)
2 person - US$ 532 (US$ 266 per person)
3 person - US$ 792 (US$ 264 per person)
4 person - US$ 1048 (US$ 262 per person)
5 person - US$ 1300 (US$ 260 per person)
6 person - US$ 1548 (US$ 258 per person)
Price for persons: 1 - 6

Our flexible payment options allow you to pay 20% of a deposit first and the remaining 80% in 14 days prior to your tour date - payment can be done both online or over the phone. This gives you the peace of mind knowing your spaces are booked on the tours and that you do not miss out on making the most of your time in Russia.

Also you get the best, top-rated and most experienced and knowledgeable hand-picked tour guide appointed on a priority basis.
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the best tour guides only. Multilingual and well travelled, each possesses deep insight into the diverse attractions and cultural patterns throughout the region. With us guides undergo a rigorous selection process, achieving outstanding knowledge of local culture and language. Rest assured that the best tour guides only will be working on the tours to give you excellent opportunity to explore the best of the sights during both short and long-term stay in Russia.

Once you complete your reservation, we will send you a booking confirmation email. As the day of the tour approaches, our logistics team will provide you with all relevant information for your tour.

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