During this tour to Solovki from Moscow you can have time to visit the Central complex of the Solovetsky monastery, go to the Sekirnaya mountain, where there was a punishment cell during the camp period, as well as get to Zayatsky island or Bolshaya Muksalma island, if you are lucky or you are ready to purchase an individual tour. If you are not sure that Solovki is your place, then it is just right to spend two days here and go on a further trip to Karelia.
THE PRICE INCLUDES
19: 50-23: 59 – arrival of trains from Moscow to Kem. Meeting at the station, transfer to the hotel.
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 – Climb. Renting rooms. 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 walk around the fortress wall, you will visit the fortress with excursion 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.
15: 00-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!
After the excursion you can have time to visit the following places:
08:00 – Good Breakfast in the hotel cafe. Check out and preparation for departure.
10:00 — for an additional fee during the tour to Solovki from Moscow, a bus tour to Sekirnaya Gora is offered. This is one of the first monasteries founded in the monastery. According to legend, it was there that one of the first Solovetsky miracles happened. However, during the Solovetsky camp, this place was turned into a punishment cell, where many prisoners died. Sekirnaya mountain is a very beautiful place on a hill with a lighthouse Church, but at the same time it is very difficult when it comes to the sad events of 20-30 years of the 20th century. Botanical garden is another interesting stop during the tour to Solovki from Moscow. This is one of the northernmost Botanical gardens in Russia. Of course, there are no palm trees and coconuts, but in the garden grow trees, flowers and herbs, which should be found much further South. Also, tourists will find an interesting story about the nature of the Solovki and how the monks grew their own vegetables in such harsh Northern lands.
13: 30 – Lunch in any cafe or restaurant of your choice. Our guide will be happy to tell you about all the places and cuisine.
Visiting souvenir shops or exhibitions of the Solovetsky Museum-reserve (for an additional fee). You can have time to the Maritime Museum, the exposition of the Solovetsky special purpose camp, or Cape labyrinths. On request-a visit to the specialized shop of the Arkhangelsk algae plant. You can also catch the hare island, the Beluga whales, the labyrinths or the Negotiation stone. During this tour to Solovki from Moscow tourists have enough time on the second day
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 in rubles per one person
|Number of people||Solovetskaya Sloboda||Solovki Hotel|
|1 person (1 room)||24800||25400|
|2 people (1 room)||17700||18000|
|2 people + 1 child (1 room)||15000||15200|
|3 people (2 rooms)||19600||20000|
4 people (1 room)
|4 people (2 rooms)||17400||17700|
6 people (3 rooms)