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Pilgrimage tour to the Solovki islands

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Tour duration: 4 days
Price: 17200 ₽
Dates:
June: 16-19, 23-26;
July: 30.06-3.07, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 28-31;
August: 4-7, 11-14, 18-21;
Other dates are available on prior order

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THE COST OF THE TOUR INCLUDES

transport services
meal (4 breakfasts, 1 lunch)
accommodation
ship tickets
excursion service according to the program

The “Pilgrimage tour to the Solovetsky Islands” is a tour to Solovki, provided for those tourists who are primarily interested in the religious history of the Solovetsky Monastery. This tour is perfect for those who have long planned to make a pilgrimage to Solovki. Your tour program will include all the church services in the monastery.

Day 1

1. Meeting of the group at the railway station in the city of Kem, delivery to the port in the village of Rabochiostrovsk, landing on the ship, crossing the sea, meeting other escorts on the Solovki and organization of accommodation

2. Accommodation and lunch

3. Two hours after arrival, the group goes on a Sightseeing tour of the Solovetsky monastery. Guests arriving at Solovki for the first time should start exploring the Islands with it. During the tour will tell about the history of the Solovetsky monastery from its Foundation (1436) to the present day. The tour takes place in the Central complex of the male Stavropol Solovetsky monastery, inside the fortress walls. Guests of the island also get acquainted with the history of the Solovetsky special purpose camp, the Northern fleet Training unit and the Jung School. This is a very informative walking tour, which is held in any weather and political environment. For 3 hours you can learn almost everything about the Solovki, visit the existing temples, exhibitions, exhibition cell and other premises

4. Return from the tour, meeting with an accompanying person, who will talk about the schedule of Church services, Orthodox holidays, self-visit routes, cafes, restaurants, shops and other useful things

5. Evening service in the monastery

6. Free time (for an additional fee you can buy from your companion other excursions or learn about the places that you can visit on your own).

7. Dinner (on your own)

 

Day 2

1. Morning service at the monastery

2. You will go on a tour to the Holy ascension monastery, known popularly as the Axe mountain. Holy ascension skit is located 11 kilometers from the village on one of the highest points of the archipelago – mount Sekirnaya. Guests of the island will be told about the monastery and Soviet history of this monastery and an interesting legend of its creation. But there have been tragedies. During the Solovki Special Purpose camp on the Sekirnaya mountain was a punishment cell where many people died… From a viewing platform overlooking another monastery, located in the North of the Bolshoy Solovetsky island – Savvatievo. Beautiful landscapes also will not leave you indifferent. The Church on the Sekirnaya hill is open for visits of organized groups daily from 10.00 to 18.00, on Sunday from 11.00 to 18.00

3. On the way back you will make a stop in the Botanical garden, founded in the days of the monastery by one of the archimandrites. Once even grapes and watermelons were grown here. Currently, the Solovetsky Museum supports the monastery and the camp landing, and create your own. In addition to the variety of vegetation, you will see the monastery buildings-Archimandrite’s Dacha, Alexander’s and Nameless chapel, as well as the oldest wooden cross on the Solovki

4. Lunch (on your own)

5. Evening service in the monastery

6. Free time (for an additional fee you can buy from your companion other excursions or learn about the places that you can visit on your own).

7. Dinner (on your own)

 

Day 3

1. Breakfast

2. Free time (for an additional fee you can buy from your companion other excursions or learn about the places that you can visit on your own). As one of the options we can offer you to buy a tour to the strict skits of Anzer island. The tour is dedicated to the history of the second largest island, during which you will learn about the life of hermit monks, the Foundation and development of monastery monasteries, the nature of the island, as well as the camp, Soviet and modern history of the island. But first of all you will visit the existing monastery monasteries and memorable places. This tour is more suitable for physically and mentally strong people, but at the same time on the forces, both for the elderly and for children, but not younger than 12 years. Amazing story combined with unsurpassed untouched nature will give you extra strength and energy. The day dedicated to this tour will fly for you very quickly and imperceptibly. But be reasonable! In total, for 12 hours you have to walk about 12 kilometers. Count your strength!

3. Lunch (on your own)

4. Dinner (on your own)

 

Day 4

1. Morning service at the monastery

2. Free time (for an additional fee you can buy from your companion other excursions or learn about the places that you can visit on your own).

3. Lunch (on your own)

4. Preparation for departure, and in the evening the group leaves the Solovki on the ship

5. In the port village of Rabocheostrovsk is a meeting of the group and transfer to the train station in the town of Kem. You are forgiven and sent back to the unlimited Internet and other benefits of civilization

Suitable for: tours to Solovki from Moscow, tours to Solovki from St. Petersburg, tours to Solovki from Murmansk, tours to Solovki Islands from Archangelsk, tours to Solovki from Petrozavodsk

 

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