SPB – Valaam


 SPB – Valaam

 

 

 

4 DAYS

 

 

 

1 day – arrival in St.-Petersburg. Placing in hotel in historical city centre. A bus sightseeing tour across St.-Petersburg with Peter and Paul Fortress and Aurora visiting. A free time.

 

2 day – the Breakfast. Excursion in the Hermitage. A free time. Departure in cruise over Ladoga to Valaam. A supper by the steam-ship. The entertaining program

 

3 day – the Breakfast. A sightseeing tour on the central manor of the Valaam Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy man's monastery. A concert of choristers of the Valaam monastery. A dinner. Excursion on island. A supper by the steam-ship.

 

4 day – Arrival in St.-Petersburg. A free time. Departure.

 

 

 

5 DAYS

 

 

1 day – arrival in St.-Petersburg. Placing in hotel in historical city centre. A bus sightseeing tour across St.-Petersburg with Peter and Paul Fortress and Aurora visiting. A free time.

 

2 day – the Breakfast. Excursion in the Hermitage. A dinner. A free time.

 

3 day - the Breakfast. Departure in one-day excursion round «St.-Petersburg - Priozersk - Valaam - Priozersk - St.-Petersburg»: the Sightseeing tour on the central manor of the Valaam Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy man's monastery. A concert of choristers of the Valaam monastery, giving the chance to get acquainted with ancient, surprising tradition on the strict beauty znamennogo the church singing, revived in the Valaam monastery. Also church chanting in Greek and kartalino-kahetinskoj traditions will be offered attention of listeners how they sound on Valaam during celebratory divine services. A dinner in trapeznoj the Central manor. Excursion in one of the most beautiful monasteries of Valaam – «Nikolsky a monastery» where again restored tent temple for the sake of prelate Nikolay Chudotvortsa, the snow-white private case, jablonevyj a garden, massive granite poklonnyj a cross and even small hibarka the former monastic customs create unique on the grace architecturally-landscape ensemble.

 

4 day – the Breakfast. Bus excursion to Peterhof with visiting of the Big imperial palace. Returning to St.-Petersburg. A free time.

 

5 day – the Breakfast. Excursion in the Isaakievsky cathedral. A free time. Departure.

 

 

6 DAYS

 

 

 

1 day – arrival in St.-Petersburg. Placing in hotel in historical city centre. A bus sightseeing tour across St.-Petersburg with Peter and Paul Fortress and Aurora visiting. A free time.

 

2 day – the Breakfast. Excursion in the Hermitage. A free time. Departure in cruise over Ladoga "Valaam-Kizhi-Mandrogi". A supper by the steam-ship. The entertaining program

 

3 day – the Breakfast. A sightseeing tour on the central manor of the Valaam Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy man's monastery. A concert of choristers of the Valaam monastery. A dinner. Excursion on island. A supper by the steam-ship.

 

4 day – the Breakfast. Excursion on island Kizhi. A dinner. A free time. A supper. The entertaining program.

 

5 day – the Breakfast. Excursion in village Top Mandrogi. A dinner. Walk on a glade of fairy tales. A supper.

 

6 day – Arrival in St.-Petersburg. A free time. Departure.

 

 

 

 

 

The main sight of Northern Ladoga is the group of the rocky islands combined strong granitami and diabases. The Valaam archipelago consists of 50 islands, largest of which - the island Valaam located in 22 km from continent. Distance to St.-Petersburg - more than 220 km.

 

The steep rocks taking up mighty Ladoga waves, and quiet rest of internal lakes, century fur-trees and pines, beauty of light avenues and gardens, severe greatness of the protogenic nature and originality of architectural ensembles – all it gives to Valaam unique shape of one of the most beautiful islands of the world. The white nights on Valaam shortest of which lasts 3 hours of 45 minutes are surprisingly poetical. Valaam is covered by the virgin taiga, some trees here are more senior 300 years.

 

The island is well-known for the architectural ensemble of the Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy monastery which exists since XIV century. In the XX-th century beginning the Valaam monastery included 13 monasteries located in different parts of Valaam and on other Ladoga islands. Glory about a high spiritual life of a monastery, the surprising nature of island, beauty and severity of monastic divine services involved set of pilgrims to Valaam . Valaam was visited by Emperors Alexander I and Alexander II, members of the imperial surname, the well-known scientists, artists, writers, musicians. Since 1811 for 1917 the archipelago was a part of the Finnish princedom of the Russian empire.

 

Small island Kizhi - a unique corner of Russian earth on Onega.

 

On island the well-known ensemble kizhskih the temples, 80 monuments of wooden architecture including more is located. Some centuries, pleasing and admiring, stand in Onega shherah wooden creations of ancient masters. A world masterpiece of architecture - Preobrazhenskiy church (1714) - twenty two domes in five circles, wonderfully changing colour in a current of day, perfectly well looks from any point of island.

 

For an iconostasis of Pokrovsk church icons from the richest collection of ancient icons of churches Zaonezhja are picked up. Here there is one of the most ancient monuments of Russian wooden architecture - Voskreshenija Lazarja church from the Murom monastery (second half XIV century).

 

Since 1993 the museum Kizhi is entered in the list the world heritage of UNESCO.

 

The village Top Mandrogi is located in 320 km from St.-Petersburg, in mezhozere Ladoga and Onega, on left to river bank Svir. Its history leaves in depth of centuries when on coast Sviri there were wood pagans. After here have started to lodge novgorodtsy. In a XVIII-th century under Peter I decree in these places shipbuilders and carpenters for building of the Russian fleet have been delivered. Today the village Top Mandrogi is recreated on the historical place. Walk on the elegant Russian village located on picturesque river bank is offered to tourists. It is possible to visit workshops of national crafts, a museum of Russian vodka, to drink to tea with pies in a wooden Russian log hut. The ferry will forward all interested persons on the Glade of Fairy tales where «… miracles, there leshy wanders, the mermaid on branches sits». The program of visiting by tourists of village Top Mandrogi includes picnic with a shish kebab, music and songs. In village territory it is possible to bathe and sunbathe, drive on a horse, to take part in different Russian national entertainments. To tourists, undoubtedly, visiting of this surprising village where all is penetrated by ethnic colour and the best national traditions of Russian holiday will be remembered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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