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Weekend tour to Solovki from Murmansk

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2 days
9950 ₽
Dates:
2 — day tour-on Saturdays;
3-day tour-Mondays and Fridays;
4-day tour-on Mondays and Fridays.
Other check-in dates are possible upon request.

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The summer program of the weekend tour to the Solovetsky Islands for tourists from the Murmansk region (tours to the Solovki from Murmansk), following by rail through the Karelian city of Kem, gives everyone the opportunity in a short period of time to touch the secrets of the famous Solovetsky archipelago, to see with their own eyes the power and splendor of the northernmost monastery in Russia, to get acquainted with its history and unique monuments of stone architecture. In your free time, our guides will offer you a choice of the most interesting excursions that you can visit in a short time, like our Northern summer, travel!

 

THE PRICE INCLUDES

  • transportation service 
  • the cost of the sea transit route Rabocheostrovsk – Solovki – Rabocheostrovsk
  • excursion service according to the program
  • accomodation
  • meals (2 Breakfast)
  • support by an experienced group guide

Day 1 (Saturday)

06:32 – Arrival in Kem trains 015А Murmansk — Moscow; or individual arrival by car to the village Rabocheostrovsk, which is the port.

09:55 — Arrival in Kem trains 091A Murmansk — Moscow; or individual arrival by car to the village Rabocheostrovsk, which is the port.

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).

Breakfast in the cafe of the tourist complex “Berth”. Breakfast usually includes porridge, pancakes, scrambled eggs, coffee or tea. We recommend that you bring a couple of bottles of water before boarding the ship. Boarding the ship.

08: 00 or 12: 30 – (depending on the arrival time of the train to Kem). Crossing the White sea to the Solovetsky Islands (2-2. 5 hours). During the trip from the ship you can see seals or belugas, feed sea gulls, see the archipelago of the sea And just enjoy the view of the Solovki from the water, imagining how the first monks got here through the harsh waters on their small boat.

Arrival to Bolshoy Solovetsky island. Meeting at the pier with the accompanying tour to Solovki from “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. Those who arrived on the island in the morning flight, will be asked to leave things at the hotel and go on a Sightseeing tour. Check in at the hotels is made from 12: 00 or 14: 00.

Lunch at the hotel by yourself. The island has a number of catering facilities. 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”. Lunch and dinner can be in these places, and our guide will tell you where they are located.

Sightseeing 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 takes place in the Central complex of the Solovetsky monastery, inside the walls. You will not just spend around the fortress wall, and you are in a group visit the fortress wall and a number of temples, which are not allowed without a tour. Guests of the island also get acquainted with the history of the Solovetsky special purpose camp, the Training unit of the Northern fleet and the Jung School. This is a very informative walking tour, which is held in any weather and political situation. For 3 hours you can learn almost everything about Solovki, visit the existing churches, expositions, exhibition cell and other premises. The tour is pedestrian and takes place exclusively within the fortress of the Solovetsky monastery.

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!

We will provide you with additional excursions and walks:

  1. Walk to the Cape of Labyrinths, which is a 15-minute walk from the monastery. You will come to the picturesque shore of the White sea, where these calculations are made. According to one version, they were laid out several thousand years ago for ritual purposes. On the other they were used for the repair of networks of ancient fishermen, establishing these spiral long pole. The third version says that it is a trap for fish. There are other mysterious versions, for example, that it is the remains of monuments of civilization that lived on the supercontinent Hyperborea, and even UFO versions. However, it is not known why they were made. And do not look on the shore of a giant maze. The height of the display is from 30 to 50 centimeters. Seascape and midnight over the horizon during the white nights the Sun will not leave you indifferent. Sometimes by this place also swim Beluga whales and seals. 
  2. You can go to the Negotiation stone, located 3 kilometers from the village. This slab was carved in the mid-19th century during the Crimean war. Here the negotiations of the captain of the English squadron and the Abbot of the monastery took place. Negotiations ended unsuccessfully for the British, but to take by storm the monastery they failed, and they went home with nothing. And monks of the Solovetsky monastery immortalized this event, having hollowed out on a stone this history. The negotiation stone is also located on the picturesque seashore, and the road to it runs through the untouched taiga. 
  3. On the other side is the Philippian or Jesus pustyn. Go until it 2 miles. Only a small cell building, a few cedars planted before the revolution and a Holy spring have survived here. You can take a bottle and gain water in it. You want to be quiet, as in private housing live monks of the Solovetsky monastery. And here you can catch during the tour to Solovki from Murmansk. It’s self-service and free.
  4. A speed boat trip to Zayatsky island, where the famous Solovetsky labyrinths, St. Andrew’s Hermitage, as well as the burial grounds of ancient people are located, is available at an additional cost. The nature of the island is also amazing. There are no trees, and the whole area looks like tundra. If you have never been to the tundra, then you can see it on Solovki. St. Andrew’s skete was founded by Peter I in the early 18th century. According to legend, there was consecrated St. Andrew’s flag, which is used by the Russian Navy to this day. About labyrinths during tour on Solovki from Murmansk was told in the first tranche. The cost of a trip to Zayatsky island with a guide is from 10 000 to 15 000 rubles, depending on the boat and the number of people. Speedboats take 4 to 7 people on Board (the guide and captain do not count).
  5. Maritime Museum — an excellent exhibition dedicated to navigation on the White sea. Located directly in the village, so you can go there and on the second day of your stay on the island. Admission is free. But the tour costs about 150-300 rubles, but without it you can see the most important exhibits.
    Just walk through the woods, talk to nature and feel alone with the Solovki-also a great holiday option. Stunning seascapes begin just outside the village. Sea, forest, lakes, untouched nature-what could be better? 
  6. Evening service in the Solovetsky monastery. It starts at 18.00. The visit is voluntary, but for a number of tourists, perhaps, the main thing. You don’t have to be in the service from beginning to end. But go that Spain. It was with the monks that the story of Solovki began. They built this impregnable monastery on a desert island. 

Day 2 (Sunday)

08:00 – Good Breakfast in the hotel cafe. Fees, delivery of rooms and preparation for departure.

10:00 — the complex bus tour “Sekirnaya Hill-Botanical garden” (4 hours) is offered for an additional fee. Holy ascension monastery (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 the monastery and the interesting legend of its creation. But there have been tragedies. At the time of the Solovetsky special purpose camp on the Sekirnaya hill was a punishment cell, where many people died. From the observation deck overlooking the other monastery, situated in the North of the Bolshoy Solovetsky island – Savvatievo. Beautiful landscapes also will not leave you indifferent. On the way back you will make a stop in the Botanical garden, founded in the days of the monastery by one of the archimandrites. Once even grapes and watermelons were grown here. Currently, the Solovetsky Museum supports monastic and camp planting, as well as creates its own. In addition to the variety of vegetation You will see the monastery buildings-the Dacha of the Archimandrite, Alexander and Unnamed chapel, as well as the ancient wooden cross on the Solovki. This is one of the northernmost Botanical gardens in Russia.

13:00 – 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.

15: 20 or 18: 20 — transfer from the hotel to the port. Boarding the ship. Departure to the mainland. The journey takes about 2 hours. Then transfer to the station. Next, a preliminary train schedule. Check the exact schedule on the website of Russian Railways.

20: 04 – Departure by train 092A Moscow-Murmansk (arrival in Murmansk at 09: 03 the next morning)

20: 22 –Departure by train 226C Adler-Murmansk (arrival in Murmansk at 07: 16 the next morning)

01:00 (third day) –  Departure by train 016A Moscow-Murmansk (arrival in Murmansk at 11: 44 the next morning)

Accomodation

*Стоимость указана в рублях на одного человека

 Number of people  Solovetskaya Sloboda Solovki Hotel
 
1 person (1 room) 15500 16300
2 people (1 room) 11800 12200
2 people + 1 child (1 room)     11100 11600
3 people (2 rooms)         12700 13200
4 people (1 room)  
10400
4 people (2 rooms)  
11600 11900
6 people (3 rooms)  
11500 11800

Price for groups

*Стоимость указана в рублях на одного человека

Number of people  Solovetskaya Sloboda Solovki Hotel
 
10 people 9950 10300
15 people 9900 10200
20 people    9800 10100
30 people       9600 9900
40 people 
9600  9900 
     

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