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In the Northern part of Russia, there is a wide network of channels for cargo delivery between cities. It is actively used for organizing cruises from Saint Petersburg to the Solovetsky Islands, located in the middle of the White sea.
The ship sails through a system of channels around the Ladoga and Onega lakes. Along the way, tourists are invited to visit the most interesting sights of these places. On lake Ladoga, stops are sometimes made in Shlisselburg and Staraya Ladoga. A mandatory stop is the Island of Valaam, where the Transfiguration monastery is located.
Then the ship sails through the channels to lake Onega, where tourists visit the Museum of wooden architecture on the island of Kizhi. It is included in the UNESCO cultural heritage lists. The final point is the Solovetsky Islands, where tourists spend several days. During this time, they can get acquainted with the history of this place, which can not leave anyone indifferent. For several centuries, it was the northernmost monastery in Russia, and after 1919 – the most brutal camp of the NKVD.
- Number of places to visit : 6
- Total route duration : 6 days
- Length of the route ~(km) :