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Solovki tour from Moscow (4 days)

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4 days
17100 ₽
Dates:
On Mondays and Fridays. Other dates upon request

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This tour program to Solovki will give tourists the opportunity to immerse themselves in the life and culture of the island, get acquainted with most of the attractions, try the local cuisine, as well as enjoy the harsh Northern nature and its unforgettable scenery. In addition, this program is suitable for those who plan to make a trip to Anzer island, where the strict monasteries of the Solovetsky monastery are located.

В СТОИМОСТЬ ВХОДИТ

  • транспортные услуги
  • билеты на теплоход Рабочеостровск-Соловки-Рабочеостровск
  • экскурсии по программе
  • проживание
  • питание (4 завтрака)
  • услуги опытного групповода

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Day 1

19: 50-23: 59 – arrival of trains from Moscow to Kem. Meeting at the station, transfer to the hotel.

Day 2

00:00 -01: 00 – arrival of trains from Moscow to Kem. There are several trains that arrive in the given time interval. The meeting takes place at the arrival of your train. Meeting tourists at the main entrance to the railway station with a sign “Причал” between the station building and the first way. Boarding the bus. Transfer to the Rabocheostrovsk (12 km). Here guests are accommodated in a hotel for one night. The hotel is small, but with all amenities. Here you can eat and relax before a further tour to Solovki.

06:15 – Waking up and checking out. Breakfast in the cafe of the tourist complex “Berth”. For Breakfast you should expect porridge, pancakes, pancakes. At sea, it is best to take drinking water with you, as it is not available on the ship.

07: 30 – Boarding the ship. Usually at this time the ship “Vasily Kosyakov” is sent. The ships are not new, but they have everything you need for a two-hour journey across the White sea.

08:00-10: 00 – Crossing the White sea to the Solovetsky Islands (2-2.5 hours). If the weather is great, we recommend to be on the deck of the ship. On Board you can see white whales Beluga whales or sea hares. That’s what local seals are called. Sometimes they come very close to the ship. Approximately 15 minutes after leaving the port, the ship will pass the Islands of the Body. Excursions dedicated to the nature and archeology of the region are organized there. However, not everyone goes on a tour, limited only to the contemplation of these amazing Islands from the deck of the ship.

10:00 – Arrival to Bolshoy Solovetsky island. Meeting at the pier with the accompanying tour to Solovki from Moscow. The attendant will meet you with a sign “polar Aurora” near the ship or at the exit from the pier. Transfer to the hotel (Solovki Hotel, Solovetskaya Sloboda). In agreement with the travelers check can be also performed in the Solo hotel Nord or at the hotel club Ostrovito Morosco. These hotels are considered the best in Solovki for quality of service. Tourists leave things at the hotel and immediately go on a Sightseeing tour, as the check-in is carried out from 12.00 or 14.00, according to the established rules.

10: 45 – Sightseeing tour of the Solovetsky monastery. The duration of this tour is about two and a half hours. Tourists are introduced to the history and architecture of the monastery, its military glory. In the course of the fortress tell about the skirmishes and small battles, as well as why did it take to build such a huge fortress in such sparsely populated areas. In addition, part of the tour is dedicated to the monastery prison and, of course, the Solovetsky special purpose camp, which was on the Solovki. This is the most informative and main excursion during the tour to Solovki from Moscow. You will not just spend around the fortress wall, and you are in a group visit the fortress wall and a number of temples, which are not allowed without a tour. It’s a walking tour.

14: 00 – Check in at the hotel. Lunch at the hotel by yourself. On the island and other cafes and restaurants. This is the refectory of the monastery, cafe “Cabin Campaign,” restaurant “Izba” cafe “Pinagor”, restaurants in hotel Solo Nord and the hotel Solovetskaya Sloboda and cafe “Old Boat”. You can have lunch and dinner in any of them, and our escort will devote guests to the order of prices, as well as the menu in these institutions.

Free time to continue independent acquaintance with Solovki. And our group guides will help you to spend it correctly – they will tell you about the main attractions of the island, about possible additional excursions, will help you to sign up for them, will explain where you can eat and where to go on foot or by bike in your free time. Do not forget about the White nights – this is an exceptional time for contemplation of the White sea, the fortress walls of the Solovetsky monastery!

Additional excursions and walks:

  1. Walk to the Cape of Labyrinths, which is a 15-minute walk from the monastery. You will come to the picturesque shore of the White sea, where these calculations are made. According to one version, they were laid out several thousand years ago for ritual purposes. On the other they were used for the repair of networks of ancient fishermen, establishing these spiral long pole. The third version says that it is a trap for fish. There are other mysterious versions, for example, that it is the remains of monuments of civilization that lived on the supercontinent Hyperborea, and even UFO versions. However, it is not known why they were made. And do not look on the shore of a giant maze. The height of the display is from 30 to 50 centimeters. Seascape and midnight over the horizon during the white nights the Sun will not leave you indifferent. Sometimes by this place also swim Beluga whales and seals. 
  2. You can go to the Negotiation stone, located 3 kilometers from the village. This slab was carved in the mid-19th century during the Crimean war. Here the negotiations of the captain of the English squadron and the Abbot of the monastery took place. Negotiations ended unsuccessfully for the British, but to take by storm the monastery they failed, and they went home with nothing. And monks of the Solovetsky monastery immortalized this event, having hollowed out on a stone this history. The negotiation stone is also located on the picturesque seashore, and the road to it runs through the untouched taiga. 
  3. On the other side is the Philippian or Jesus pustyn. Go until it 2 miles. Only a small cell building, a few cedars planted before the revolution and a Holy spring have survived here. You can take a bottle and gain water in it. You want to be quiet, as in private housing live monks of the Solovetsky monastery. And here you can catch during the tour to Solovki from Moscow for 4 days. 
  4. A speedboat ride to the Beluga whales or fishing in the White sea are available at an additional cost. In good weather it is very interesting and inquisitive. Beluga whales can be observed from a boat at a distance of 50-100 meters. And while fishing you can catch cod, navaga or pinagora. You will have enough time for this during the tour to Solovki from Moscow for 4 days.

Day 3

08:00 – Breakfast in the hotel cafe.

10:00 — the complex bus tour “Sekirnaya Hill-Botanical garden” (4 hours) is offered for an additional fee. Holy ascension monastery (Sekirnaya mountain) 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 monastic and Soviet history of the monastery and the interesting legend of its creation. But there have been tragedies. At the time of the Solovetsky special purpose camp on the Sekirnaya hill was a punishment cell, where many people died. From the observation deck overlooking the other monastery, situated in the North of the Bolshoy Solovetsky island – Savvatievo. Beautiful landscapes also will not leave you indifferent. 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 monastic and camp planting, as well as creates its own. In addition to the variety of vegetation You will see the monastery buildings-the Dacha of the Archimandrite, Alexander and Unnamed chapel, as well as the ancient wooden cross on the Solovki. This is one of the northernmost Botanical gardens in Russia.

13:00 – Lunch in any cafe or restaurant of your choice. Our guide will be happy to tell you about all the places and cuisine.

14: 00 – Free time. Having indicated your wishes to your escort in advance, you can ask him to clarify the information about the availability of groups on the Hare Islands, or on the island of Bolshaya Muksalma, where there is a magnificent boulder dam. In good weather, a walk in the Northern forest and drive on the White sea — a pleasure. If you do not want to go with a group, you can book these tours individually, or just go for a walk to other places. The Central complex of the monastery is also open (except for a number of objects). You can go to the service in the temple. Tour to Solovki from Moscow for 4 days involves more free time to explore the archipelago.

Guests can dine at one of the restaurants or cafes located in the village. The village itself can be reached on foot in 20 minutes. Everything is nearby.

Day 4

08:00 – Breakfast in the hotel cafe.

Are available at a surcharge excursions to Zayatsky island for the exposition of the Solovki special purpose camp, excursions to the monasteries Isakovo and Savvatyevo. You can also go to the Cape labyrinths, Negotiation stone, ride a boat with an electric motor on the lake-channel system. Schedule of excursions you can check with your escort on the tour to Solovki from Moscow for 4 days.

Lunch by yourself.

Also we offer:

  1. Maritime Museum — an excellent exhibition dedicated to navigation on the White sea. Located directly in the village, so you can go there and on the second day of your stay on the island. Admission is free. But the tour costs about 150-300 rubles, but without it you can see the most important exhibits.
  2. Anzer – a long excursion to the neighboring island, where there are strict monasteries — Golgotha-Crucifixion and Holy Trinity. The tour starts at 9.00 and ends at 21.00. It is necessary to take food and water for the whole day. In total, tourists will have to walk about 12 kilometers.
  3. Just walk through the woods, talk to nature and feel alone with the Solovki-also a great holiday option. Stunning seascapes begin just outside the village. Sea, forest, lakes, untouched nature-what could be better? 
  4. Evening service in the Solovetsky monastery. It starts at 18.00. The visit is voluntary, but for a number of tourists, perhaps, the main thing. You don’t have to be in the service from beginning to end. But go that Spain. It was with the monks that the story of Solovki began. They built this impregnable monastery on a desert island.

Day 5

08:00 – Good Breakfast in the hotel cafe. Collecting things. Luggage storage, check-out until 12.00.

Free time. You can devote this day of the tour to Solovki from Moscow to places where you did not have time to go. Either it is an additional excursion or one of the places of independent visit described above.

Lunch in one of the cafes of the village. We recommend lunch and dinner in different cafes, so the cuisine in each of them may be different.

18:00 – transfer from the hotel to the port.

18: 30 – Boarding the ship to Kem

19:00  – departure of the ship from Solovki. Journey through the White sea (2 – 2.5 hours) in Rabocheostrovsk. Transfer to the railway station in Kem, where tourists say goodbye. Then self-departure by train to Moscow.

Price

*Price in rubles per person

 Number of people  Solovetskaya Sloboda Solovki Hotel
 
1 person (1 room) 35350 37900
2 people (1 room) 22200 23450
2 people + 1 child (1 room)     19600 21300
3 people (2 rooms)         26200 27900
4 people (1 room)  
18100
4 people (2 rooms)  
21850 23150
6 people (3 rooms)  
21750 23000

Price for groups

*Price in rubles per person

 Number of people  Solovetskaya Sloboda Solovki Hotel
 
10 people 17350 18400
15 people 17300 18350
20 people    17250 18300
30 people       17100 18200
40 people
17100 18200
     

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