THE PRICE INCLUDES
all excursions and meals (5 breakfasts, 1 lunch), according to the program
All transport services and group transfers
Support group guide. The system BPCS
THE TOUR PRICE IS NOT INCLUDED
Suitable for: tours to Solovki Islands from Archangelsk
The Solovki are rightly called the Soul of The Russian North. And not only because there is the famous Solovetsky Stavropol Monastery, but also because everything here is saturated with human emotions. This is the pain of the exiles of the Solovetsky special purpose camp, and the prayers of the monastic brotherhood, and the free spirit of the sea, intoxicating with its terrible breath. Since ancient times people settled on these Islands-they were attracted by the amazing nature, and the white sea rich in fish and the opportunity to retire from the bustle of the world. It is this place that the monks chose in the early XV century to establish the Solovetsky monastery, which in the future became a real Outpost on the Northern borders of the country.
13: 20-flight L-410 from Arkhangelsk (vaskovo airport) to Solovki (possible departure from Talagi airport at 14:20 hours). 14: 10-Arrival to the Big Solovetsky island. Meeting tourists at the airport with a sign. Transfer to the hotel “Solo” (in the center of the village, opposite the monastery). Accommodation in rooms with private facilities.
16: 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.
19:00 – On request – an independent walk along the picturesque shore of the White sea, where you will see the “dancing” of the Solovki birch and “labyrinths”, a reconstructed cultural monument of prehistoric civilizations.
08: 00 – Breakfast in the cafe.
09: 00-optional 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. The cost of the tour is 1 100 rubles per person. – Sea excursion “to the strict skits 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. The cost of the tour is 1 600 rubles per person.
08: 00 – Breakfast in the cafe.
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 village cafe.
15: 00-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.
18: 00-Free time. Optional – on your own on Filippovskii cages – a unique hydraulic structure for fishing, built in the XVI century in the Solovetsky hegumen Filipp. Nearby is the place of settlement of the venerable Zosima and savvatiya, the Holy spring.
09: 00-Breakfast at the cafe. Check-out (Luggage storage). Free time. Visit souvenir shops or exhibitions Solovetsky Museum – reserve (for an additional fee). Optional – visit a specialized store Arkhangelsk seaweed plant. 17: 00-transfer to the airport.
17: 45 – flight to Arkhangelsk.