From 9th till 12th July there is a feast in Valaam in memory of Saint Sergius and Saint Herman Wonder-Workers of Valaam. During these days the festive passage is organized annually. The passage takes place in comfortable ship “Saint-Petersburg” and includes2-day stay in Valaam island. The passage is accompanied by a priest. Before departure the service for travelers is held in the ship. The ship arrives in Big Nikonovsky bay. After arrival the pilgrims who want to participate in festive church services are brought to the central homestead of the monastery by shuttle boat.
Accommodation and meals for pilgrims are organized on board of the ship. There are 3-time meals in the ship restaurants (the menu of the meals corresponds to the rules of Orthodoxy). Sightseeing program includes visits to all main active monastic hermitages: Voskresensky (Resurrection), Konevsky and Gethsemene.
During Holy Transfiguration Passage (4 days/5 days) the ship goes to Svirstroy. On arrival in Svirsroy the tourists are offered the list of bus excursions to chose from. The tours offered: Saint Trinity Aleksandro-Svirsky monastery, Vvedeno-Oyatsky (Presentation-Oyatsky) convent, Center of Veps Culture and Tervenichesky convent. And finaly: the passage to Valaam with 36-hour stay and to Konevets island.
Note: the sequence of parking points along the route can change.
Departure from St. Petersburg at 20.00
Arrival in isl. Valaam at 08.00. Sightseeing walking tour on hermitages of Vaalam island: Mount of Olives, inland lakes. Also sightseeing tour on Central monastic homestead with boat trip along the picturesque shore line of Vallaam Archipelago, from the boat the tourists can see as well some island hermitages. Vespers and matins service (as an option)
Holy Liturgy in Transfiguration Cathedral. Festal dinner on shipboard. Optional sightseeing tour to one of the hermitages. Departure from Valaam at 22.00 4-th day Arrival in St. Petersburg at 08.00 Full board: 1-st day supper is served; 2-nd day breakfast is not served; 4-th day breakfast is served.
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The tourists will have an opportunity to participate in celebration, to worship St. Sergius and St. Herman of Valaam hallows and St Antipa of Valaam hallows.