Solovetsky island. White sea. Monastery. These discreet words evoke in the soul of every person an irresistible desire to visit the northernmost monastery on the White sea and to see one of the wonders of the world in the distant Pomeranian region. From the huge boulders by the hands of monks and workers was erected Solovetsky monastery – fortress, laid a beautiful Botanical garden. A three-day tour to the Solovetsky Islands in the festive summer days of Independence can be called the first acquaintance with the archipelago, which will allow you to enjoy both the amazing Northern nature on the sea island, and feel the power of the grandiose building-the Solovetsky Kremlin
20: 11-arrival of tourists in Kem by train № 92 Moscow-Murmansk. Meeting tourists at the main entrance to the railway station from the platform with a sign “Berth”. Transfer to the tourist complex “Berth”. Accommodation (rooms with private facilities in the unit). Rest.
00: 52 – arrival of tourists in Kem by train № 16 Moscow – St. Petersburg – Murmansk. Meeting tourists at the main entrance to the railway station from the platform with a sign “Berth”. Transfer to the tourist complex “Berth. Accommodation (rooms with private facilities in the unit).
06: 35 – arrival of tourists from Murmansk to Kem by train № 15 Murmansk-Moscow. Meeting at the main entrance to the railway station from the platform with a sign “Berth”. Transfer to the Rabocheostrovsk.
07: 00 – Breakfast in the café. Boarding the ship.
08: 00 – Crossing the White sea (2.5 hours) to the Solovetsky Islands. During the transition, tourists can see Beluga whales-Northern dolphins, sea hares and seals.
10: 10-Arrival to the Big Solovetsky island. Meeting the tourists at the Tamarin berth. Transfer to the hotel “Solo Nord” (in the center of the village, opposite the monastery). Accommodation in rooms with private facilities.
10: 55 – arrival of tourists from St. Petersburg and Leningrad region to Kem by train No. 22 St. Petersburg-Murmansk. Meeting at the main entrance to the railway station from the platform with a sign “Berth”. Transfer to the Rabocheostrovsk. Late Breakfast in the café of the complex.
12: 30-Crossing the White sea (2.5 hours) to the Solovetsky Islands.
15: 00 – Arrival to the Big Solovetsky island. Meeting the tourists at the Tamarin berth. Transfer to the hotel “Solo Nord” (in the center of the village, opposite the monastery). Accommodation in rooms with private facilities.
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.
In the evening, if you wish-an independent walk along the picturesque shore of the White sea, where you will see “dancing” Solovetsky birches and “mazes” – a reconstructed monument of culture of prehistoric civilizations.
08: 00 – Breakfast in the cafe.
09: 00-excursions are available at an additional cost:
– Excursion “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. The tour is conducted in the absence of a storm warning. The cost of the tour is 1200 rubles per person.
– Excursion “Sights of The big Hare island” (3 hours). Marine boat Sackage to the Big island. Tourists will visit the largest pagan sanctuary of II-I Millennium BC, see the stone labyrinths, a complex of religious and burial structures, Russia’s first stone Harbor, the monuments of St. Andrew’s skete. Note: the journey time from the Big Solovetsky island to the Big Zayatsky island by sea transport is 45 minutes. The tour is held under favorable weather conditions and in the absence of a storm warning. The cost of the tour is 1 000 rubles per person.
08: 00 – Breakfast in the cafe. Check-out (Luggage storage).
09:00-Bus and walking tour ” mount Sekirnaya. Holy ascension monastery” (4 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. Skit acting, tourists must comply with the requirements of the Charter of the monastery and to be properly dressed. Continuation of the tour “Botanical garden – Makar’evskaya desert”. Tourists will visit one of the northernmost Botanical gardens of Russia, which is located on the territory of the former makaryevskaya desert, see the monuments, unique planting of different periods of the history of the Solovetsky Islands, enjoy the amazing view of the ensemble of the Solovetsky monastery, opening from the Alexander hill.
13: 00-Return to the village by bus. Lunch in the cafe. Free time. Visit souvenir shops or exhibitions Solovetsky Museum – reserve (for an additional fee). Optional – visit a specialized store Arkhangelsk seaweed plant.
15: 30 – transfer to Tamarin pier. Boarding the boat.
16:00 – transit to the village of Rabocheostrovsk.
18: 00-Arrival at the port. Transfer to Kem railway station. Departure by evening or night trains. In the case of departure of the morning trains at a surcharge the accommodation in tourist complexes “Dock” or “Body”.
Accommodation in Kem in rooms with amenities in the block (accommodation in rooms with amenities for an additional fee if available at the time of arrival)! If you have a problem with the return train tickets from the station Kem recommend to purchase them from an earlier station (Chupa, Louhi). The order of excursions can be changed by the host party as a result of weather conditions or local events, without changes in the content of the excursion program. The approximate cost of complex Lunches and dinners is 500 rubles. When booking a tour, please specify the availability and cost of the tour.