The tour operator “Polar Aurora” organizes trips to the island of Konevets (Lake Ladoga). With the financial support of Rosneft, the monastery was restored in 2019 and in July of this year, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill consecrated the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – the main church of the Konevsky Monastery. Accommodation is provided in the pilgrim’s House in renovated comfortable rooms of various categories. The trip from the city is carried out by bus from the Ozerki metro. The time of the water crossing to the island is 20-30 minutes by the means of transport (ship “Konevets”, hovercraft, new comfortable catamaran “Prince Vladimir”). We are also ready to offer you individual excursions to the island of Konevets on request. This direction, despite the fascination of travel, is rarely in demand among foreign tourists however, we are trying to rectify the situation, as the Konevets Monastery is very beautiful. It is possible to conduct excursions to Konevets in English individually, but most often we join foreign guests with Russian groups.
May – 2 900 rubles / person
June – August – 3,200 rubles / person (June 12 – 3,500 rubles)
September – October – 2 900 rubles / person
For groups and individual tourists (individual programs) – on request)
THE COST OF THE TOUR INCLUDES:
Transfer by bus from St. Petersburg to b. Vladimirovskaya and back accompanied by a guide with travel information; transfer by water to the island of Konevets, excursion service on the island, meals.
TOUR COST NOT INCLUDED:
The remaining food. Additional costs for souvenirs and more.
NOTES: The order and time of excursions can be changed by the host as a result of weather conditions or local events without changing the contents of the excursion program.
8:40 – Gathering a group near the subway Ozerki. Boarding the bus.
9:00 – Departure of the bus. On the road, the guide tells the travel information.
11:00 – Arrival at Vladimirovskaya Bay. Boarding a motor ship or catamaran (water transport is served depending on the number of people in the group and weather conditions)
11:30 – Arrival on the island of Konevets. Start of excursion around Konevets island. Sightseeing tour: the monastery square, the Assumption and St. Nicholas chapels, the main temple (relics of the Monk Arseny Konevsky, the miraculous Konevskaya icon of the Mother of God)
14:00 – (time may vary slightly) Lunch. Continuation of the excursion program: The Apparent Chapel on the Kazan Monastery, the Chapel on the Horse-stone, a concert of the singing monastery. Free time. In the afternoon – departure from Konevets island
20:30 – 21:00 – Arrival in St. Petersburg. The end of the excursion to Konevets. Attention! If you are planning to leave or fly to another city on this day, we recommend that you have 3 hours in reserve in case of unforeseen circumstances (breakdown on the way, weather conditions) so as not to miss your flight. In the event of a storm on Lake Ladoga, the delay can be up to 12-24 hours. The tour operator has warned you of possible delays and is not responsible for being late for other flights!