THE PRICE INCLUDES
sightseeing tour and meals as per itinerary.
All transport services and group transfers.
Suitable for: tours to Solovki from Moscow
This tour of the Russian North will allow you to briefly turn away from the immediate problems, and plunge into the world of Ancient Russia, will feel the great spiritual heritage, which bequeathed to us by our ancestors, so we kept in our hearts a sense of beauty and harmony of the world. From our Orthodox history there are many monuments of architecture-you will get acquainted with those that can rightly be called the spiritual symbols of Russia – Arkhangelsk and the world-famous Solovetsky monastery. Since ancient times our region was called Pomorie. We invite you to travel to the Russian North, and to see these two pearls of Pomerania with your own eyes.
06: 00-Arrival by train № 16 Moscow-Arkhangelsk to the railway station Arkhangelsk. It is possible to arrive by other trains or planes. Transfer to hotel.
07:00 – Early check-in at the hotel in rooms with all amenities. Breakfast on your own.
09: 00 – City tour “city tour” introduces the four-century history of the city, the diverse life of modern Arkhangelsk, its main attractions. Gostiny dvors, house Church of the Solovetsky farmstead, Lutheran Church of St. Catherine, variety of monuments, old houses – all this will not leave you indifferent, and you will undoubtedly want to return to the city on Dvina again and again.
11: 30-Country excursion to the Museum of wooden architecture of Small Korela with elements of traditional Northern rites and lunch in the restaurant of the tourist complex “Small Karelians”. This unique Museum, opened to the public since 1973, has preserved for posterity the unique works of folk architecture, and shows the life of the Russian Northern village of the past. The largest collection in Russia is divided into sectors, copying the location of buildings in the Northern villages of different districts of the Arkhangelsk region. Hut chopped, house-restistance, ancient temples, bell towers, barns on stilts, resembling a fabulous “hut on chicken legs” — the whole world Pomeranian architecture collected here.
15: 00-Country excursion to the Museum of folk arts and crafts, including a tea party with pies in the living room of Raspberry Canopy. The Museum studies and preserves traditional crafts of the white sea. Among its exhibits – tools of St. John’s wort and fishermen, household items Pomors, unique photographs and documents of the late XIX – early XX centuries.
18: 00-Free time.
09: 00-self-service Breakfast. Check-out (Luggage storage).
10: 00-Excursion “Model of Old Arkhangelsk” – a man-made and one-of-a-kind masterpiece, reproducing the pre-revolutionary regional center from the bridge to the bridge and from the embankment of the Northern Dvina to Troitskiy Prospekt.
10: 30-Walking tour of the reserved street of old Arkhangelsk chumbarov-Luchinsky. You will get acquainted with the wooden architecture of the city of XIX–XX centuries, with the life and history of wonderful people of the past and the present. Here you will have the opportunity to make a wish at the monument to the storyteller Stepan Pisakhov and take a picture with his character Senya Malina on a huge Northern burbot. Visiting souvenir shops.
11: 30-transfer to the airport.
13: 20-Departure to Solovki.
14: 10-Arrival to Solovki. Meeting with guide. Transfer to the hotel “Solo” in the center of the village, opposite the Solovetsky monastery. Accommodation in rooms with private facilities. Lunch in the hotel cafe.
15: 00-Sightseeing tour of the Solovetsky Kremlin (3 hours) – the tour introduces visitors to the history of the Solovetsky monastery. Tourists visit the territory of the Central complex of the monastery, operating temples, monuments included in the UNESCO world heritage list, objects of economic activity of the monastery.
18: 00-Walk along the picturesque shore of the White sea, where you will see “dancing” Solovetsky birches and “labyrinths” – a reconstructed monument of culture of prehistoric civilizations (independently, at will).
08: 30-Breakfast in the café.
For an additional fee, you can choose excursions (paid on the spot According to the price list of the Solovetsky Museum-reserve):
– “Boat trip to the island of Big Muksalma” (5 hours). Boat trip along the picturesque Bay of Long Bay to the island of Big Muksalma. Visitors will see a Grand hydraulic structure-a man-made boulder dam 1.5 km long, connecting the Islands of Bolshaya Solovetsky and Bolshaya Muksalma, amazing landscapes, as well as get acquainted with the history of the Sergiev monastery of Solovetsky monastery. Note: the distance from the tour Desk to the pier in Long Bay (5 km) and back visitors walk. The journey time from the pier in Long Bay to the island of Big Muksalma is 40 minutes.
Boat camping in a small circle the lake and canal system by boat “Lakes and canals of Solovki”. (5 hours). During the tour, visitors will learn about the hydrotechnical monuments and structures of the Big Solovetsky island, will be held on boats through man-made canals connecting 5-6 lakes. The distance will overcome the visitors by the lake and canal system is 5 – 6 km note: the distance from the tour Desk to the boat station (2.8 km) and back visitors walk on foot. At the boat station, after the briefing, visitors sit in the boat “Pella” with a capacity of 4-5 people. Control of the boat is independent.
– Mount Axe. Holy ascension monastery” (3 hours). Tourists will visit one of the highest points Of the big Solovetsky island – mount Sekirnaya, from the top of which offers an unforgettable view of the Northern part of The big Solovetsky island and the White sea. Get acquainted with the history and monuments of the current Holy ascension monastery, where during the Solovetsky camp was a punishment cell-a place of detention and punishment of prisoners. They will see a unique lighthouse Church. Note: the Skete is active, tourists must comply with the requirements of the Charter of the skete and be properly dressed.
– “To the strict monasteries of Anzer island” (12-14 hours). Anzer island – the second largest island of the Solovetsky archipelago, where in the XVII – XVIII centuries.were organized strict prayer skits – Holy Trinity and Golgotha Crucifixion. Tourists will see a variety of natural landscapes of the island, visit the existing monasteries, learn the history of the monastery, camp and modern periods of the island of Anzer. Note: sea transport is used during the tour. The distance from the tour Desk to the pier in Long Bay (5 km) and back visitors walk. Travel time from long Bay pier to O. Anzere – 2 to 2.5 hours. The length of the walking tour on the island of Anzer is 12 km. Service points and food points on the island of Anzer are absent, all the necessary things (film, food, etc.) should be taken with you.
08: 30-Breakfast in the café. Release of rooms (things in the hotel storage room).
09: 00 – Free time. For an additional fee – visits to exhibitions and expositions of the Solovetsky Museum.
13: 00-transfer to the airport “Solovki”.
14: 40 – departure to Arkhangelsk.
15: 20-Arrival in Arkhangelsk. It is possible to order additional excursions and transfer to the railway station (the list of additional excursions and the cost of services please check with the guide in Arkhangelsk on the day of the tour).