Holy Trinity St. Alexander Svirsky Monastery
Tour dates in 2019: wednesday of every week
September: 4, 11, 18, 25;
October: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;
November: 6, 13, 20, 27.
The monastery was founded by one of the most revered saints in the North-West, monk Alexander Svirsky of Valaam monastery, in late 15th century.
When praying, he had a vision of the Life-Giving Trinity, who told him to build a monastery in the remote Svir region. The oldest building in the monastery is a small stone church of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God similar to Novgorod's churches in style. The tsar Ivan the Terrible prayed to Alexander Svirsky before capturing Kazan, and after the victory declared the saint a great wonderworker for the whole Russia. The sponsor of the monastery was Boris Godunov. Mikhail Fedorovich, the first tsar in the Romanovs dynasty, honored the saint too. Emperor Peter the Great also repeatedly visited the monastery.
In 1998, the monastery was returned to the Orthodox Church. And in the same year, its main shrine — the relics of the monk Alexander Svirsky – were again there.
09:00 am Departure to Alexander-Svirsky Monastery (travel time approx. 2.5-3 hrs).
10:45 am Arrival in the monastery.
11:00 Church service.
noon Tour around the two wings of the monastery: Holy Trinity that dates back to late 15th century, and Transfiguration, 19th century (1.5 hrs).
02:00 pm Free time in the monastery. Lunch (paid extra, ₽250-350/person)
04:00 pm Departure to Petrozavodsk.
06:00 pm Approximate time of arrival in Petrozavodsk.
Duration: 10 hrs
Price per person in a group (lunch not included):
Adults – ₽2,100/person
Schoolchildren – ₽1,900/person
* group of min. 7 persons
Price per person in a group (with lunch):
Adults – ₽2,600/person
Schoolchildren – ₽2,400/person
Group from 1 to 2 persons – ₽6,800 per group.
Group of 3-4 persons – ₽2,300/person
Inclusive: transfers, guided tour service, tour in the monastery, pilgrimage fee.
transfers, guided tour service, tour in the monastery, pilgrimage fee.