Duration: 3 days
Group size: min 2 persons
Guaranteed departure date: 09 — 11.08.2019
Travel itinerary: Solovetsky Monastery + Hill Sekirnaya + Solovetsky Labor Camp (GULAG)
10:55 Arrival at Kem. Meeting with the guide. Transfer from the railway station.
12:30 Departure for Solovky by slow boat.
14:30 Transfer to the hotel. Lunch. Accommodation.
16:00 Excursion around the Monastery complex. You will listen to the history of the legendary Solovetsky Monastery that once was one of the richest monasteries of Russia, visit its functioning church, and go along its thick fortress walls that no enemy could overcome.
20:00 Dinner at the hotel.
10:00 Today you will visit the highest point of Big Solovetsky Island, Hill Sekirnaya. On the top of the hill is situated one of the strictest sketes of the island with a unique lighthouse church. During the GULAG time the skete was one of the cruelest of all the detention places for the inmates of the camp. Today it is a living skete again; a very tranquil place that offers a fantastic panorama view over the island.
13:30 Lunch after the end of the excursion.
15:00 Free time. * For additional pay boat excursion to Island Zayatsky. Stone labyrinths of Big Zayatsky Island are rare and valuable archaeological monuments. You will have a chance to observe the impressive monuments of the past and admire a special beauty of this small island. Climate here is so severe that the island is covered mostly with a variety of moss species and berries.
09:30 Excursion to the exposition devoted to the history of the Solovetsky Labor Camp (GULAG)
12:00 Lunch. Free time on Big Solovetsky Island.
16:00 Transfer to Kem by slow boat.
19:00 Dinner. Transfer to the railway station.
20:49 Departure for St. Petersburg.
Price: from 495 EUR/person – accommodation at Solovetskaya Sloboda Hotel (single accomodation for additional pay)
Price includes: accommodation based on twin room sharing at Solovetskaya Sloboda, FB, transfers and excursions according to the program, English-speaking guide.
Price does not include: train tickets