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Russia, Karelia

Travel itinerary: Kem – Solovetsky Monastery + Canals of Big Solovetsky Island + Hill Sekirnaya + Zayatsky Island

duration - 3 days


09.00 - Arrival in Kem. Meeting with the guide. Transfer to the railway station.
10.00 - Departure for Solovky by slow boat.
13.00 - Transfer to the hotel. Lunch. Accommodation.
15:00 - Excursion around the Monastery complex. You will listen to the history of the legendary Solovetsky Monastery, that  was one of the richest monasteries of Russia, visit its functioning church, and go along its thick fortress walls, that no enemy could overcome.
19:00 - Dinner at the hotel.


09.00 - Breakfast.
10.00 - Transfer to the boat station. Today you will go by boats along the canals of Big Solovetsky Island that form a huge system of water circulation on the island. Gliding over the calm water of these artificial waterways you will enjoy the most picturesque landscapes on Solovky.
13:00 – Box lunch after the end of the excursion.
14:00 – After lunch you will visit the highest point of Big Solovetsky Island, Hill Sekirnaya. One of the strictest sketes of the island with a unique lighthouse church is situated on the top of the hill. 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.
 17:00 - Return to the hotel. Free time.
19:00 - Dinner at the hotel.


09.00 - Breakfast.
10:00 - 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.
13:00 - Return to the island. Lunch.
16:00 - Transfer to Kem by slow boat.
19:00 - Dinner. Transfer to the railway station.
20:25 - Departure for St. Petersburg.


1)  Guide escort;
2) Meals as mentioned in the program;
3) Accommodation based on Twin room sharing at Solovky Hotel (if an accommodation is unavailable we will provide you with a similar hotel or better one);
4) Transfers;
5) Entrance tickets to the sites listed in the program.


Company reserves the right to change the program without changing the volume of services provided. If you miss or fail to appear, tourist company reserves the right to change the sequence of program execution without changing the volume of services provided. The duration of its individual elements may change before departure and during the execution of the tour. Elements of the program, depending on climate conditions and actions beyond the control of the organizer and organizations (road, the local administration, etc.) may be excluded from the program, based on the actual situations on the route.
Tour program can be adjusted according to the wishes of the group.