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Private Day Trip by Helicopter to Valaam Monastery from St Petersburg
"Visit Valaam Monastery the most important religious site in Russia. 9:30am: - Pickup from your hotel and transport to the airport with a professional driver 10am: - Set off from Pulkovo airport for the 1-hour flight by helicopter to Valaam. You’ll pass"""Experience the amazing Valaam Archipelago beauty on this day trip by helicopter from St Petersburg. There is no faster way to get Valaam Island than by helicopter! You'll fly over one of the most beautiful cities in the world - St Petersburg also known a Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral Nikolsky skit founded in the XIX century and enjoy a lunch in a local dining room at the Valaam Monastery. This Monastery has been granted many rights and privileges by various emperors and priests and was once the center of power in the region solidifying its place in history."
From $1,299.00
St Petersburg Private Custom Day Tour
"Your private tour guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel holding a sign with your name on. Afterwards you will discuss what you will going to see. You can then set off for your tour and let your guide fill you in with all information possible.As much as you can decide what you want to see here are some highlights that you should not miss: Church on the Spilled Blood St Isaac's cathedral Peter and Paul Fortress Hermitage Yusupov palace
From $150.00
Skip-The-Line Private Tours: Tsarkoye Selo and Peterhof from St.Petersburg
"Your private guide and driver will meet you in the lobby of your centrally located hotel and together you will set off to the Suburbs of Saint Petersburg in your private vehicle. Comfortable modern non-smoking air-conditioned vehicles are used for a if necessary it is possible to make photo stops where traffic permits.First you will travel to Peterhof  to take opportunity of the Special Early Admission to Grand Palace of Peterhof to avoid crowds. (Note: no Early admission is provided by the Palace during Low Season from October to April thus regular admission is included into the tour cost)The beauty of Peterhof rivals the one of French Versailles and in our opinion far exceeds it. The Grand Palace at Peterhof was designed to be the centrepiece of Peter the Great's ""Russian the Grand Palace is considerably more lavish and the fact that the interiors had to be almost entirely reconstructed after World War Two does nothing to distract from their grandeur.After the palace tour you will proceed to explore amazing Lower Gardens with numerous fountains and if you are lucky
From $75.00

More Things to Do in Joensuu

sauna & ice swimming

When you are in Joensuu, you certainly have to go ice swimming. It sounds really cold, but it is very nice to do. Afterwards, you can warm up again in the sauna and when you have again too warm, you...
Feb 25, 2012

Botnia, botanical greenhouse

This is not something we usually do at our trips- go to garde.. I don´t actually remeber why we went there, but it was a interesting place, and it was worth of visiting!Even my husband like it....
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Jul 20, 2010

Eating, drinking and nightlife in Joensuu

Small Finnish - English restaurant/bar/nightclub vocabularybaari = barklubi = clubyökerho = nightclubkahvila = cafepikaruokala = fast food restaurantgrilli =...
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Dec 17, 2007

Local art museum

Joensuu Art Museum is located in the very centre of the city, in an old school building that is impressive sight from the market square (see picture). The building itself is quite sight itself, being...
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Dec 02, 2007

Pielisjoki river cruise

In the summertime you can take a part to a river cruise in Joensuu. You see the town from a different view and also can enjoy peaceful riverside life ;) And of course you can have a beer or two if you...
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Aug 04, 2006

Wooden Joensuu

In Joensuu (like in many Finnish towns) lots of old wooden houses were destroyed in 60's and 70's when the town wanted everything to be new (and ugly, that's my opinion ;) )Fortunately you can still...
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Jun 06, 2006
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Aug 20, 2004

For children: Sinkkola Farm

You can see some good old domestic animals in the middle of Joensuu, too. Sinkkola Farm in Noljakka is open during summer (Tue-Thu and Sat-Sun 10 a.m - 6 p.m.) and there is no entrance fee.
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Jun 08, 2006

Sauna view

This was our view coming out of the sauna, heading for the pier for a freezing cold plunge...................
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Jun 17, 2004

'The city train'

In the summertime you can jump on the train and have a sightseeing tour of Joensuu. It was very nice!
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Aug 25, 2002
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"cloudberry's Joensuu Page"
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"Sauna & sunsets"
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"Joensuu from the air!"
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"Northern Carelia offers summer cottages"
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"My Joensuu"
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