Tourist club “Polar Aurora” offers to make your travel tour to Solovki with a duration of 3 days. We will organize this tour to Solovki from St. PETERSBURG. However, this trip to Solovki is possible for residents of Moscow with some changes in the schedule. Also this tour to Solovki will be carried out from Arkhangelsk. Tourists arrive in Arkhangelsk, transfer to the plane Arkhangelsk-Solovki-Arkhangelsk and an hour later land on the famous archipelago.
During the tour to Solovki (3 days) you will have time to visit the main sights of Solovki. The program includes a Sightseeing tour of the Solovetsky monastery, a bus tour of the Sekirnaya mountain with a visit to the Botanical garden, as well as a number of other excursions that can be purchased at an additional cost on the spot, as their visit depends on the weather or the desire of the tourist. To purchase a tour to Solovki, as well as learn more, call or email us! We have a number of other offers on Solovki of various price category and duration. Waiting for your applications!
00:43 – Arriving at Kem train (016A) “Arktika” Moscow – Murmansk;
04:19 – Arrival in Kem of the train (374Я) Vologda – Murmansk;
04:19 – Arriving at Kem train (371H) Arkhangelsk – Murmansk;
05:28 – Arrival at Kem train (241A) Murmansk – Moscow;
06:15 – Arrival at Kem train (015A) “Arctic” Murmansk – Moscow;
10:55 – Arrival at Kem train (022Ч) St. Petersburg – Murmansk.
Transfer of tourists to the port of Rabocheostrovsk (group transfers at 01:00, 06:30, 11:00). At the request of tourists rooms can be booked for the night (for an additional fee of 800 rubles). Breakfast for all tourists is organized in the cafe of the tourist complex “Berth”.
07:30 – Landing on the ship. For tourists arriving by train (022Ч) St. Petersburg – Murmansk, boarding the ship is carried out at 12:00.
08:00 – Crossing the White Sea to the Solovetsky Islands (2-2.5 hours). During the trip from the ship you can see seals or belugas. For tourists arriving by train (022Ч) St. Petersburg – Murmansk, the ship from the port to Solovki departs at 12:30.
10:30 – Arrival at the Big Solovetsky Island. Active phase of the Solovki tour. A meeting. Transfer to the hotel. For tourists arriving by train (022Ч) St. Petersburg – Murmansk, the meeting and accommodation in Solovki begins at 14:30 – 15:00. During your tour to Solovki feel free to contact your maintainer! He will be happy to talk about excursions in Solovki, as well as about the places where you can go on your own.
Lunch in the village cafe (lunch time depends on the time of the boat arrival). Walking tour of the Solovetsky Monastery (2.5 hours). During the tour, you will be told about the history of the Solovetsky Monastery from its foundation (1436) to the present day. The tour passes through the central complex of the male Solovetsky monastery, inside the fortress walls. The guests of the island are also acquainted with the history of the Solovki Special Purpose Camp, Training Detachment
Northern Fleet and School Jung. This is a very informative walking tour, which is held in any weather and political environment. In 3 hours you can learn almost everything about Solovki, visit the existing churches, expositions, exhibition cells and other rooms. Walking tour and takes place exclusively within the fortress of the Solovetsky monastery. Note: a sightseeing tour of the monastery for tourists, who arrived by different boats, is held respectively at 11:00 and at 16:00 hours.
19:00 – Meeting with a guide to get information about excursions for an additional fee, self-visit routes, location of shops and cafes, as well as other useful information.
08:00 – Breakfast in the village cafe.
09:00 – Complex bus tour “Sekirnaya Gora – Botanical Garden” (4-5 hours). Holy Ascension Skete (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 this hermitage and an interesting legend of its creation. But tragedies have happened here. At the time of the Solovetsky Special Purpose Camp on Sekirnaya Hill, there was a punishment cell where many people died. From the observation deck opens a view to another skete, located in the north of the Big Solovki island – Savvatyevsky. Beautiful landscapes also will not leave you indifferent. On the way back you will stop at the Botanical Garden, founded in the time of the monastery by one of the archimandrites. Once, even grapes and watermelons were grown here. Currently, the Solovetsky Museum supports monastic and camp plantings, and also creates its own. In addition to the diversity of vegetation, you will see monastic buildings – the Archimandrite’s Dacha, the Alexander and Nameless chapels, as well as the oldest wooden cross on Solovki. This is one of the most northern botanical gardens in Russia. Of course, an ordinary person may not be surprised by some species of plants that are found in the central region of Russia, but the garden tour takes not so much time, and they don’t forget to tell about the history of the monastery during walks by nature.
16:00 – Free time. Ask your maintainer what excursions you can visit during the Solovki tour for an additional fee or where you can go on your own. We can only advise to send a boat trip through the lake-canal system of Solovki or visit a boulder dam on the island of Bolshaya Muksalma. However, there are other options. For example, send them to islands that are called Bodies or try their luck and see beluga whales at Cape Beluzhiy. No less interesting during the tour to Solovki is an excursion to Zayatsky Island, where there are stone displays, called “Solovetsky labyrinths”.
09:00 – Breakfast in the village cafe. Fees, surrender rooms and preparation for departure.
10:00 – Free time. Things can be left in the lobby of the hotel on Solovki and pick them up before leaving the ship. Go on one of the excursions in Solovki or visit one of the museum’s expositions.
3:00 pm – Gathering of the group, transfer to Tamarino pier.
16:00 – Journey along the White Sea (2 – 2.5 hours) to the port of Rabocheostrovsk.
18:30 – Arrival of the ship in Rabocheostrovsk. Transfer to the railway station in Kem. Departure tourists evening trains.
The cost of the tour includes: transport service, meals (3 breakfasts, 1 lunch), hotel accommodation in Solovki, tickets for the ship Kem – Solovki – Kem round-trip, excursion service according to the program, support by a group leader. The cost of the tour does not include: train tickets, food left, optional excursions.