Tour on “Meteor” to Valaam from St. Petersburg for 2 days. One night in a hotel on the Valaam island.
07.45 – Group gathering near “Ozerki” metro station.
8.00 am – Bus departure. Travel time to Priozersk: 2 hours and 30 minutes.
11.00 – Ship transfer to the Valaam island. Journey time: 1 hour and 15 minutes.
18.30 – Dinner. Accommodation at the hotel. Overnight.
10.00 – Breakfast.
Check out of hotels before 12:00 (you can leave your bags in the Luggage room of the hotel). Free time or optional tours.
17.30 – meeting with the guide at the pier of the Monastery Bay. Landing on “Meteor” ship.
18.00 – Departure from Valaam island.
Bus returns to the metro station “Ozerki” at approximately 22.30.
When planning a trip it is necessary to have sufficient float time – 3 hours after the end of the program in case any unforeseen delays caused by bad weather conditions on Ladoga Lake such as storms and its consequences, fog , traffic jams etc.
Dress code. During visits of active churches of the monastery situated within inside square line of monastic buildings men must remove headwear and women must wear skirts and headwear or kerchiefs. Sport suits, shorts, tube tops and low-cut dresses are not allowed. Footwear convenient for long walks is strictly recommended. Some slight changes could be made to program if considered necessary.
The day before the trip the tourists receive an sms message with guide’s mobile phone number and the number of the bus. The guide is available not earlier then 07.30 up to 08.00 latest. Call to the guide is allowed only in case of urgency such as delay or cancelation of the trip.
Departure is strict according to schedule, at 08.00. If tourists are late and miss the departure they may catch up to the group independently by taxi having learned the number of the bus, the make of the bus, the route and the place of boarding from the guide. Or cancel the trip. Issues concerning a refund for compelling reasons are resolved at a tour sale point.
In case of a storm the trip is cancelled in the morning before departure. Issues concerning date changing or a refund are resolved by telephone call during the office working hours.