Solovki from Petrozavodsk!
Arrival: TUESDAY, FRIDAY, SUNDAY
Departure: 11:45 pm
Duration: 1 day/2 nights
Price per person in a group:
Adults — ₽8,500/person
Seniors/students/schoolchildren — ₽8,300/person
On the northern islands, at the very edge of the earth, in the ice-cold sea (as the White Sea was once called), the Transfiguration Monastery was founded in Solovki far back in the 15th century. For centuries, it has been luring monks and laity, believers and people seeking spiritual power. Until today, Solovki remains the focal point for spiritual quests and trials beyond human hardship. The place keeps the bits and pieces of events that once resonated throughout Russia.
The history of Solovki monastery is amazing and terrible. Today it demonstrates the miracles of the Lord's blessing for the deeds of its founders, the saints Sabbatius, Zosima and Herman.
Let it be once-in-a-lifetime experience, but Solovki is a true must-visit place! And we are happy to help you here.
11:45 pm Group meeting at Petrozavodsk railway station.
midnight Departure from Petrozavodsk to Belomorsk.
07:00 am Arrival in Belomorsk at the pier;
08:00 am Onboarding. Onboard breakfast. Voyage to Solovki Islands (about 5 hrs).
Important: The White Sea is part of the Arctic Ocean, so even in summer it is better to wear warm hats and other warm clothes!
01.00 pm Voyage on the three-deck sea ship Sapphire in the White Sea to Solovki. You will pass through the 19th lock of the White Sea-Baltic Canal, admire the picturesque islands, contemplate sea ducks and Arctic terns, and if you are lucky – White Sea seals and Beluga whales.
• Tour around Bolshoy Solovetsky Island, exploring its history, architecture and nature.
• Walk along the picturesque shore of the White Sea to the cape of labyrinths with the "dancing" birches and labyrinths – spiral stone structures dating back to the prehistoric civilizations.
• Visiting the central complex of the monastery on your own, exploring the functioning temples, monastery shop and refectory.
07:00 pm Onboarding. Voyage in the White Sea: Solovki-Belomorsk
11:00 pm Return to Belomorsk
Night transfer to Petrozavodsk.
05.00 am Arrival in Petrozavodsk
Inclusive: transfer by bus Petrozavodsk-Belomorsk-Petrozavodsk; breakfast; ship return tickets Kem-Rabocheostrovsk-Solovki; entrance tickets to Solovki Kremlin; sightseeing tour around Solovki Kremlin; exploring the White Sea labyrinths and "dancing" birches.
transfer by bus Petrozavodsk-Belomorsk-Petrozavodsk; breakfast; ship return tickets Kem-Rabocheostrovsk-Solovki; entrance tickets to Solovki Kremlin; sightseeing tour around Solovki Kremlin; exploring the White Sea labyrinths and "dancing" birches