VALAAM MONASTERY-KIZHI ISLAND RIVER CRUISE
Take this memorable cruise to the beautiful Russian Carelia! Sailing from the great city of St. Petersburg, see the unique Valaam and Kizhi islands and picturesque villages Svirstroy and Mandrogy along the Neva and Svir river.
In Russia a river cruise is a perfect possibility for you to better understand the mysterious Russian soul. This is an unforgettable experience that will remain in your memory for all your life. While cruising down the river in Russia, you can enjoy unique Russian cuisine three times daily and breathtaking music performances while visiting the highlights of Russia and enjoying the beauty of gorgeous Russian landscapes. Just imagine how spectacular the sunset on a river can be!
You will arrive in St. Petersburg and accomodate on a comfortable river boat with four decks, cabins on the level chosen by you. There are cozy restaurants and bars serving you delicious meals and drinks offering music programme every day. You will hear lectures about local culture and the cities and villages passed with your cruise vessel. Daily you will be arriving in the centers of the cities and have interesting excursions to the higlights of Russia. You will have memorable moments in inspiring destinations.
The route is: St. Petersburg – Neva river – lake Ladoga – Valaam (stop) – River Svir – Svirsrtoy village (stop) – lake Onega – Kizhi island (stop) – Petrozavodsk (stop) – lake Onega – river Svir – Mandrog (stop) – lake Ladoga – Neva river – St.Petersburg and takes six days. Welcome aboard!
1st day: Arrival in St Petersburg northern river port in the early evening, accomodation, captain's welcome cocktail and dinner on board
2nd day: Arrival in Valaam Nikon bay, walking tour to sketes of Valaam and in the afternoon optional excursion to main monastery bay with smaller ship and walking tour in main monastery area including visit to Christ the Savior Church. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board.
3rd day: Arrival in picturesque Svirstroy village, optional tour to Aleksander Svirsky Monastery. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board
4th day: Arrival in Kizhi island, walking tour to see the unique wooden architecture under UNESCO heritage, departure for the Carelian capital Petrozavodsk, where optional tour to Kivach waterfalls. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board.
5th day: Arrival in the museum village Mandrogi, optional walking tour to the village built in traditional russian style. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board.
6th day: Breakfast on board, arrival in the morning in St. Petersburg
Included in tour price
• accomodation on board according to your reservation
• full board on the ship (breakfast, lunch, dinner) starting from dinner and ending with breakfast
• services of a local English speaking guide
• onboard entertainment
• excursions as per programme
• obtaining of visa to Russia. Please contact us for information.
• transportation to St. Petersburg
• optional tours
• additional drinks and water in ships reataurants and bars
• tips for the crew
(approximate figures depending on vessel)
- Four-deck vessels
- Passenger capacity 250 passengers
- Speed 25 km per hour
- Length 120 m
- Width 15 m
- Draught 2,5 m
- Sun deck with open views and sitting area
- Walk-around, open air promenade on decks
- Restaurant with panoramic views
- Doctor on board
- Coffee bars
- Conference room
- Souvenir store