THE COST OF THE TOUR INCLUDES
travel by bus and boat
accommodation in a tourist complex (rooms with private facilities)
meals according to the program (3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner)
Suitable for: Solovki tour from St. Petersburg
18: 00 group Gathering at the metro station “Dybenko”, meeting with the guide, boarding the bus, night transfer to Belomorsk (770 km).
21: 00 Stop for an evening tea in the cozy village restaurant “Farmer” in the village of Domozhirovo. You will be offered a fragrant tea and freshly baked pastries from our own bakery. On the territory of the complex: a source of artesian water (well depth of 215 meters), cages with Pets and birds.
Stop in Petrozavodsk for a short rest.
Transfer to the ship “Sapphire”, departure to Solovki.
Crossing the White sea, during which you can admire the picturesque Islands, watch the sea ducks and polar terns, feed the seagulls, see the white sea seals and Beluga whales, as well as relax in one of the three comfortable passenger cabins of the ship. Breakfast on Board.
Arrival to Solovki. Lunch.
Sightseeing tour of the Solovetsky Kremlin, familiarity with its history and architecture, a visit to the territory of the Central complex of the monastery, operating temples, objects of economic activity of the monastery, monuments included in the UNESCO world heritage list.
Walk along the picturesque shore of the White sea to the Cape of labyrinths, where you will see “dancing” Solovetsky birches and “labyrinths” – spiral stone calculations, a monument of culture of prehistoric civilizations.
Accommodation in the hotel “Solovki-hotel”.
Optional – visit the evening service of the Solovetsky Spaso-Preobrazhensky Stavropegial male monastery.
Breakfast. On request for an additional fee:
Bus tour ” mount Sekirnaya. Holy ascension monastery” (1 000 rubles, duration 3.5 hours). Visit the highest point of the island – mount Sekirnaya, from the top of which offers an unforgettable view of the Solovki, and excursion ” Botanical garden-makarievskaya desert.” Visit the most Northern in Russia is the Botanical garden with a tour of the summer residence of the Archimandrite of the Alexander chapel and the memorial cross.
Excursion “lakes and canals Solovki” (650 rubles, duration 5-6 hours). Boat camping in a small circle the lake and canal system at 4-5 local boats, “Pella”, the transition of the inland lakes of Solovki (7 km). Inspection of hydraulic structures of the monastery (canals, locks, piers, dams), the Bay of Prosperity, the ancient monastery road. Control of the boat is independent.
Sea tour “archipelago of the Body – the world of ancient man” (2 200 rubles, duration 7 hours) – an exciting sea trip on a boat with a landing on a deserted island German body. Ascent to the highest rock of the White sea (126 meters, ascent time about 20 minutes), visit the ancient Sami sanctuary with mysterious seids – huge boulders placed one on the other.
Breakfast. Check-out until 12:00. Free time for an independent walk. Optional – visit to the Maritime Museum where the exhibition tells about the spiritual and economic development of marine spaces and coastal areas of the Russian North.
On request for an additional fee:
Boat trip to the Big Zayatsky island (900 rubles, duration 3.5 hours). Inspection of the largest pagan sanctuary II-I Millennium BC, unique stone labyrinths, complex of religious and burial structures, the Church of St. Andrew, Russia’s first stone Harbor and monuments of St. Andrew’s skete.
Car-walking tour “sketes of Solovetsky. History and legends ” (1 300 rubles, duration 4 hours). The tour passes through the Northern part of Bolshoy Solovetsky island, where there are secluded monasteries – Holy ascension and Savvat. They keep the memory of the spiritual feat of monks, hard work of prisoners and growing up of Soviet boys – the future Jung of the Northern fleet. Visiting the Sekirnaya mountain, the Alley Jung, the dam of red lake and the savvat’evo Hermitage.
Boarding the ship. Dinner on Board. Return to Belomorsk. Transfer by bus to St. Petersburg.
Stop in Petrozavodsk for a short rest.
11: 00 Arrival in St. Petersburg.