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!
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
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