This tour to Solovki by bus from the city of St. Petersburg is notable for its favorable price and relative convenience of dates, which mostly fall on weekends. During this trip you will have time to visit the main attractions of the island and enjoy the northern nature. In your free time there will also be something to do! Fishing, belugas, a beautiful seashore, morning and evening services in the monastery, an exposition at the Solovetsky Special Purpose Camp – this is not an exhaustive list of places you can catch in two days at Solovki!
18 500 rubles / person. Supplement for single occupancy – 2 750 rubles.
TOUR COST INCLUDED:
travel by bus and boat, accommodation in double rooms with private facilities, two meals a day according to the program (1 evening tea with pastries, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner), tour service, accompaniment.
TOUR COST NOT INCLUDED:
The remaining meals, additional excursions, taxi costs in St. Petersburg
NOTES: The order and time of excursions can be changed by the host as a result of weather conditions or local events, without changing the contents of the excursion program. The approximate cost of set dinners is 500 rubles.
17:00 – Group gathering near the Dybenko metro station, meeting with the guide, boarding the bus, night transfer to Rabocheostrovsk (830 km). The guide speaks only Russian. Please consider this information. For ready-made groups, we can do a similar tour with a guide in the required language.
20:00 – Stop for an evening tea party in the cozy village restaurant “Farmer” in the village of Domozhirovo. You will be offered aromatic tea and fresh pastries from our own bakery. On the territory of the complex: a source with artesian water (a well 215 meters deep), open-air cages with pets and birds.
Stop in Petrozavodsk at 24 hours shopping center.
Arrival in Rabocheostrovsk. Breakfast at the restaurant.
Departure to Solovki on the White Sea (2 hours on the way).
Arrival at Solovki. Transfer things to the hotel.
Sightseeing tour of the Solovetsky Kremlin (duration 2 hours 45 minutes), acquaintance with its history and architecture, visiting the territory of the central complex of the monastery, existing churches, objects of economic activity of the monastery, monuments included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Lunch at the hotel restaurant.
Accommodation at the Solovki Hotel.
A visit to the Maritime Museum, the exposition of which tells about the spiritual and economic development of the sea and the coastal territory of the Russian North.
Excursion “Pearl trail of the White Sea”. A short walk along the picturesque seashore to the Cape of Labyrinths, where you will see the “dancing” Solovetsky birches and labyrinths – spiral stone calculations, reconstruction of a cultural monument of prehistoric civilizations. You will learn about marine life, touch healing algae and raise a bewitching White Sea stone in the palm of your hand. On the way, you can take with you a glass of aromatic coffee and a delicious Solovetsky cake.
At will – a visit to the evening service of the Solovetsky Transfiguration of the Savior Monastery.
Dinner on your own.
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Check out until 12:00 (things can be left in the luggage room of the hotel). Free time for independent walk.
At will, for an additional fee (you will have time for only one of these excursions):
Boat trip on a boat to the Big Zayatsky Island (duration 3 hours). Inspection of the largest pagan sanctuary of the 2nd-1st millennia BC, unique stone labyrinths, a complex of religious and funerary structures, the Church of St. Andrew the First-Called, the first stone harbor in Russia and the monuments of the St. Andrew Monastery (the cost of the tour is about 1000 rubles per person with a Russian group).
Bus excursion “Mountain Sekirnaya. Holy Ascension Monastery ”(duration 3 hours). A visit to the highest point of the island – Sekirnaya Mountain, from the top of which an unforgettable view of Solovki opens, and the tour “Botanical Garden – Makaryevskaya Deserts”. A visit to the northernmost botanical garden in Russia with an examination of the summer residence of the archimandrite, the Alexander Chapel and the worship cross (the cost of the tour is about 1000 rubles per person with a Russian group).
Transfer things to the pier. Landing on the ship.
Arrival in Rabocheostrovsk. Dinner at the restaurant.
Boarding the bus. Night moving to St. Petersburg.
Stop in Petrozavodsk for a short rest.
12:00 (approximately) – arrival in St. Petersburg.