The price includes: accommodation in double rooms with amenities, meals (5 breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 dinners), excursions and transport services.
Arrival at the railway station of Petrozavodsk, meeting with the guide at the 7th car of the train № 018, delivery of things in the storage room of the hotel. Breakfast buffet. Transfer to the port, landing on a high-speed boat “meteor-068”, the transition on lake Onega on Kizhi island (1 hour 30 minutes).
Excursion program in the Museum of wooden architecture, the restoration of monuments which takes place in front of the world. The island has unique churches, chapels, bell tower, old houses, mills, barns, forges. You will visit the Pokrovskaya Church and ethnographic exhibition in the peasant houses, learn about traditional Zaonezhye crafts: beading, gold embroidery, knitting with one needle, and many others.
Return to Petrozavodsk. Accommodation in the hotel “Piter Inn”.
Breakfast. Boarding the bus, moving to Sortavala (250 km).
Landing on a high-speed boat, the transition on lake Ladoga on the island of Valaam (45 minutes).
Sightseeing tour of the Central estate of the monastery with a visit to the Transfiguration Cathedral, resurrection and Gethsemane monasteries.
Lunch in the monastery refectory.
Transition to Sortavala. Return to Petrozavodsk.
Breakfast buffet. Release rooms, boarding the bus, moving to Belomorsk (370 km).
On the way you will visit the Karelian birch and see a diamond scattering of water splashes of the Kivach waterfall. Visit Medvezhyegorsk, see “Polenezkoy the ladder” of the seven gateways of the white sea-Baltic canal connects the White sea with lake Onega. Will have lunch and some rest in a pine forest on the shore of the lake.
Arrival in Belomorsk, overnight.
On request, for an additional fee – visit Zalavruga. Acquaintance with ancient rock paintings-petroglyphs of the Neolithic period (IV Millennium BC).
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”.
At will visit-evening service of the Solovetsky Spaso-Preobrazhensky male Stavropol monastery.
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 a surcharge:
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.
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.
Boarding the ship. Dinner on Board.
Return to Belomorsk. Transfer to the railway station of Belomorsk. Departure of night trains.
On request, for an additional fee – overnight in Belomorsk or overnight transfer by bus to St. Petersburg.