Touch and Feel the Holy Spirit of the Orthodox Russia!

Tour Number

Activity Level

335285


Categories

Religious Heritage, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

Russian (fluent), English (fluent)

Valaam Monastery Tour


In order to understand the complicated peripetias of Russian history, the way of thinking of its rulers' and peoples', to get the idea of soul purification through suffering one has to be consciously and consistently Orthodox or at least to feel it. Try to ignore if even for a single day your unconverted cultural baggage as the most of Western academics as well as any other secular ones don't have a spiritual dimension unable to see beyond their own cultural conditioning , 'to think outside the box'.
At first fly over immense part of Russia by a private helicopter operated by a licensed pilot, which will be delivering you to Valaam island in Ladoga Lake. Enjoy the breathtaking views of St. Petersburg, then Karelia and Ladoga Lake with dense forests and opulence of water having been described in numerous fairy-tales, novels and poems. Then visit the monastery with a local guide and share the meal with the monks.
Ask for more options to visit another sacred places and private land in Karelia!

Itinerary

9AM Picking up from the hotel
9AM-10AM Transfer to the airport
10AM-11AM Trip to Valaam Island by a helicopter
11AM-2PM Guided tour to Valaam monastery
2PM-3PM Lunch
3PM-5PM Monastery attending
5PM-6PM Flight back to St. Petersburg
6PM-7PM Return to the hotel

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel

End Point Options: Hotel

Duration: 8 hours

What’s Included

Other: transfer from the hotel or any place in the city center (upon the prior agreement) to the airport, trip by a private helocopter from St.Petersburg to Valaam island and back, guided tour to Valaam monastery, lunch, transfer back to the hotel.

What’s Extra

  • Souvenirs

Other: donations

Private tour guide Valeria

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