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Private Tour to Valaam: Visit one of the Oldest Monasteries in Russia (by train) provided by U Visit Russia

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Private Tour to Valaam: Visit one of the Oldest Monasteries in Russia (by train)

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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. Program 06:15-10:20 "Lastochka" train from St. Petersburg to Sortavala (no guide) 10:20 Meeting with the local guide at the railway station, walking towards the pier in Sortavala 11.00-12.00 Transfer: Sortavala – island Valaam, Monastic Bay 12.00-14.00 Sightseeing tour with a guide: “Central Homestead”, lunch 14.00-14.30 Transfer Monastic Bay - Nikonov Bay 14.30-17.00 The walking tour with a visit to the Church of the Resurrection Skete, a tour of the Gethsemane Skete, the Assumption Church and the Ascension Chapel on Mount Eleon 17.00-18.00 Transfer back to Sortavala 18:00 Arrival in Sortavala, walking to the railway station 18:42-22.30 Train Sortavala-St. Petersburg (no guide) • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    St. Petersburg
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  • 1
    Valaam Archipelago
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Valaam Monastery
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    St. Petersburg
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Important Information
Departure Point
St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Duration
17h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance in Sortavala-Valaam. Other languages upon request
  • Tickets to the hydrofoil boat (round trip)
  • Entrance fees
  • Dinner
  • Sightseeing tours according to the program
  • Train tickets St.Petersburg-Sortavala-St.Petersburg
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
  • Entry/Admission - Valaam Archipelago
  • Entry/Admission - Valaam Monastery
Exclusions
  • Roundtrip transportation between St.Petersburg hotel and railway station (for additional charge)
  • Personal expenses
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities to guide(optional)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • To get to Valaam you will first have to take a train from Saint Petersburg to Sortavala station.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • Duration: 17h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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