Excursion flight to Valaam is the best way to admire the treasures of Russian monastic architecture located in remote areas of Karelia. Flying around the island Konevets, you head to Valaam, where the famous Transfiguration monastery, one of the oldest in Russia. According to the Chronicles, the first monks settled on Valaam almost a thousand years ago. From the air, it is very convenient to see the scattered skits on the island and the magnificent Cathedral which is located in front of background of the dark green forests and looks like a sparkling white jewel.Flying around the island you head back. The route passes by the picturesque Levashovo, then under the wing you will see Vasilievsky island with its busy passenger port and luxurious Palace complex of Peterhof.
• 3 hours
Experience the amazing Valaam Archipelago beauty on this day trip by helicopter from St Petersburg. There is no faster way to get Valaam Island than by helicopter! You'll fly over one of the most beautiful cities in the world - St Petersburg also known as the "Nothern Venice". Don't miss out on the only truly speedy way to appreciate Valaam Monastery's beauty - by helicopter. Its peaceful beauty and quiet spaces for reflection have drawn visitors to its gates since it first opened to tourists. During your visit you will see the chapel of Valaam's mother of God icon, Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, Nikolsky skit founded in the XIX century and enjoy a lunch in a local dining room at the Valaam Monastery. This Monastery has been granted many rights and privileges by various emperors and priests and was once the center of power in the region, solidifying its place in history.
• 7 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.Program06:15-10:20 "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 Sortavala11.00-12.00 Transfer: Sortavala – island Valaam, Monastic Bay12.00-14.00 Sightseeing tour with a guide: “Central Homestead”, lunch14.00-14.30 Transfer Monastic Bay - Nikonov Bay14.30-17.00 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 Eleon17.00-18.00 Transfer back to Sortavala18:00 Arrival in Sortavala, walking to the railway station. Say goodbye to your local guide here18:42-22.30 Train Sortavala-St. Petersburg (no guide)
• 17 hours