Silversea Luxury Cruises A Archangel

Archangel

Set on the sprawling Northern Dvina River Delta, which unloads into the crisp White Sea, Archangelsk is a major Russian port which, until the early 18th century, was the country’s main trading link with Europe. A trailblazing streak is written deep into the city’s DNA, and icebreakers still crunch through its icy waters in winter, as research vessels depart north to explore the wilderness of the Arctic. View more

The city lies fewer than 200 miles from the Arctic Circle, meaning summer offers spectacular opportunities to see the eerily beautiful sight of the sun’s rays spilling over the harbour’s waves in the early hours of the morning.

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Excursions depuis Archangel

Silver Shore Privato - Archangel by Car with Driver and English-Speaking Guide - Half Day

Explore Archangel at your leisure during your half-day (4-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Malye Korely Wooden Architecture Museum

Explore the Old World wooden architecture of northern Russia during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion to the remarkable Malye Korely Museum.


Arkhangelsk, Malye Korely Museum

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive to Malye Korely, a wooden architecture museum nestled amidst picturesque hills and surrounds. For ages, northern Russian has been famous for its wooden churches and houses. The Malye Korely Museum houses a collection of over 100 unique samples of old wooden architecture, and is the largest open-air museum of its kind in Europe.


Guided Museum Tour

Upon arrival, you are welcomed with bread and salt, an old Russian tradition, then escorted by a guide clad in traditional clothing for a narrated tour of the museum. The setup portrays a typical Russian village of the past, with churches, bell towers, barns, windmills, and houses collected from the Arkhangelsk region of Russia. Houses built only with axes during the 18th and 19th centuries still stand today. During your guided tour, learn carpentry secrets and folk traditions whilst strolling past these wooden treasures. Although most buildings are viewed from the outside, interior visits include an impressive, five-domed Orthodox Church and a house heated in black.


Free Time

Following your tour, some free time is made available for independent exploration, taking photographs and observing exhibitions which may be on display. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.93 miles (about 1.5 kilometres), at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 30 steps at the sites visited. Walking at the Malye Korely Museum is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear comfortable, layered clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, insect repellent, and a waterproof jacket or coat from the ship. Due to the local climate, most of the coaches are air-cooled. Guests must be at least seven years old to participate on this tour. Coaches, guides and equipment are the best-available in the area, but may not be up to the standards of those found on other excursions. Guides may have a strong accent.

Handicrafts of Pomors

Step ashore in the first port of Russia, established by Ivan the Terrible. Join the Arkhangelsk guide for a walk along Chumbarovka, the heritage street featuring different wooden houses. It is home to traditional crafts as well. The best memory of the visit to Russia is to make a traditional souvenir yourself! Local craftsmen will assist you in that.

The Pomors were Russian settlers and their descendants on the White Sea coasts. Proud of their heritage, they passed down crafts and skills through generations.


Chumbarovka Street

Meet your guide on the pier and walk to Chumbarovka Street which is a pedestrian only street free of all cars. It features collected wooden houses of the 19th century and new replicas. Here you will see the children`s school of traditional crafts and a craftsmen`s yard. They continue local traditions. Russian North is famous for birch bark and wood painting, knitting and bone carving, ginger-bread and making kitchen utensils from natural materials.

The best memory of the visit to Russia is to make a traditional souvenir yourself. Local craftsmen are here to assist you is that. Following your class, have a look at the local souvenirs in a kiosk before walking back to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking of approximately 1,5 mile (2 km) distance and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Dress in layers with comfortable walking shoes. Please bring local currency for any purchases made. The traditional crafts made may vary. Guests do not need to obtain individual Russian visas for regular, organized ship's tours in Arkhangelsk. Individuals intending to go ashore independently must obtain a Russian visa.

Arkhangelsk City Tour & Concert Hall

Discover the local history, architecture and music of Arkhangelsk during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Arkhangelsk and Chumbarovka Street

Depart the pier for the short drive to Chumbarovka, the only pedestrianised street in Archangelsk. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour along this old street, which is lined with traditional wooden houses and their replicas. Following your tour, re-board your coach and drive down to the River Northern Dvina Embankment for a photo stop at the Peter the Great Monument. This monument, which overlooks the River Northern Dvina, commemorates the Tsar's three visits to Arkhangelsk and his efforts to establish the first Russian merchant shipyard here.


Merchant Yard, Concert Hall and Musical Performance

Next, proceed to the nearby Merchant Yard. A unique example of 17th-century Russian architecture, the Merchant Yard was built for the country's trade and defence. A century ago, the Merchant Yard stood at the border of the 'foreign settlement' within Arkhangelsk. Today, only the house of Merchant Brandt and St. Catherine's Lutheran Church, which dates from 1768 and is now the Concert Hall, still remain. The church served as a religious centre for generations of German and Dutch immigrants who worked in the trade until the Russian Revolution in 1917. In 1991, the restored building was re-opened, with a German Schuke organ installed. During your visit to the Concert Hall, take in a performance of three pieces of music.


Crafts Factory Shop and British Memorial and Cemetery

Your tour continues with a visit to the Crafts Factory Shop, which offers a variety of local souvenirs comprised of wool, fabric, wood, birch bark, and even bone carvings made by the factory's craftsmen. Your last stop is at the Arkhangelsk Allied (British) Memorial and Cemetery, which contains 224 burials and commemorations of World War I, including special memorials to 140 officers and men with known burials in cemeteries elsewhere in northern Russia. The cemetery also contains seven World War II burials. The memorial commemorates British officers and men who died during the north Russian campaign. Following your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.74 miles (about 1.2 kilometres), at times over uneven surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear comfortable, layered clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a waterproof jacket or coat from the ship. Guests must be at least seven years old to participate on this tour. The tour sequence may vary. Coaches, guides and equipment are the best-available in the area, but may not be up to the standards of those found on other excursions. Guides may have a strong accent.

Villages of Lyavlya and Malye Korely

Step ashore in the first port of Russia to explore architecture of the wooden world. The Russian North has been famous for wooden churches and houses for ages. Two villages will give you an idea of the Russian countryside.


Lyavlya

Enjoy a one-hour drive to Lyavlya. This village is on a steep bank of the River Northern Dvina, 21.7 miles (35 kilometres) south of Arkhangelsk. Residents are famous for successful dairy farming for centuries. Explore the wooden St. Nicholas church built in 1584 which is of the same age as Arkhangelsk (outside only). The church has a hipped roof that was traditional before Patriarch Nikon's reform. Beside the dark wooden church there is a bright stone church. It was built in 1804 however it is open today thanks to a merchants donation (outside only). Several icons were streaming myrrh a few years ago.


Malye Korely

Board the coach and after a 20 minutes drive visit the wooden architecture museum Malye Korely. Located amidst hills in a picturesque place it has over a hundred unique samples of old wooden architecture. It is the largest open-air museum of its kind in Europe. The set up portrays a typical Russian village of the past with churches, bell towers, barns, wind mills collected from the Arkhangelsk Region, Russia. Houses built only with axes during the 18th and 19th centuries still stand today.


You will be welcomed according to the old Russian tradition with bread and salt. Join a museum guide wearing traditional clothing for a guided tour. Learn carpentry secrets and folk traditions as well. Most buildings are viewed from the outside and there are stops to visit an impressive five-domed Orthodox church and a house heated in black.


After the guided tour, take some time to walk and photograph on your own. Conclude the tour by driving back to the pier where the vessel is berthed.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking .9 mile (1.5 kilometres) over wooden paths and nature trails with some inclines and stairs. Flat but sloping ground and 20 to 30 steps will be encountered. This tour may be difficult for guests with limited mobility or with a wheelchair. Comfortable footwear and mosquito repellents are recommended. Guests do not need to obtain individual Russian visas for regular, organized ship's tours in Arkhangelsk. Please bring local currency for any purchases made. Individuals intending to go ashore independently must obtain a Russian visa.The order of sights may vary. Coaches, guides and equipment are the best-available in the area, but may not be up to the standards of those found on other excursions. Guides may have a strong accent.

Archangel City Overview (Guided in French)

Enjoy an introduction to Arkhangelsk culture and history during this half-day sightseeing tour.


Chumbarovka Street

This tour takes you through the major highlights to hear the story of the first Russian port established 4 centuries ago. Board the coach for a drive along the Embankment of the Northern Dvina passing the Orthodox Cathedral and Northern (Arctic) Federal University. During a short walk along the old pedestrian street of Arkhangelsk you have the chance to view the architecture of Chumbarovka Street and observe different wooden houses, copies of local merchants` private mansions brought here from different parts of the city.


Continue your way along the Embankment to see St. Nicholas Church, Monument to the Intervention Victims and Red Quay, the starting point of many polar research expeditions in the 18th-20th centuries.


Peter the Great Monument and Merchant Yard Museum

Walk to the monument of Peter the Great, which commemorates the Tsar's efforts to establish the first Russian shipyard in Arkhangelsk. It stands at Pur Navolok Cape, the place where the city was founded. Nearby is the Merchant Yard 'Gostiny Dvor' - a unique example of Russian architecture from the second half of the 17th century. Enter the museum exhibition devoted to the history of the city of Arkhangelsk.


City Tour

Continue your city tour with a drive along the Embankment passing former foreign settlement, represented today by the Lutheran Church. Enjoy views of the river Northern Dvina and a visit to Dormition Church (or Trinity Church). A short stop at the factory shop which has a variety of local souvenirs made of wool, fabric, wood, birch bark and even bone carvings.


British cemetery and Memorial

Drive through the city administrative center viewing modern multi-storied buildings, Lenin Square and Voskresenskaya Street - the main thoroughfare of the city. Stop at the British cemetery and memorial which commemorates 219 British officers and men lost their lives in the north Russian campaign.


Following this visit your bus drives back to the pier.


Please note: Tour is Guided in French, minimum amount of guests required to operate. This tour involves moderate walking and stairs to negotiate and is therefore not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Proper attire is required for visits inside the churches; it is recommended that ladies wear pants and head scarf, while men may not wear shorts. Dress in layers with comfortable walking shoes. Photography is forbidden during mass services. The order of sites visited may vary. Please bring local currency for any purchases made. Guests do not need to obtain individual Russian visas for regular, organized ship's tours in Arkhangelsk. Individuals intending to go ashore independently must obtain a Russian visa.Coaches, guides and equipment are the best-available in the area, but may not be up to the standards of those found on other excursions. Guides may have a strong accent.

Archangel City Overview (Guided in German)

Enjoy an introduction to Arkhangelsk culture and history during this half-day sightseeing tour.


Chumbarovka Street

This tour takes you through the major highlights to hear the story of the first Russian port established 4 centuries ago. Board the coach for a drive along the Embankment of the Northern Dvina passing the Orthodox Cathedral and Northern (Arctic) Federal University. During a short walk along the old pedestrian street of Arkhangelsk you have the chance to view the architecture of Chumbarovka Street and observe different wooden houses, copies of local merchants` private mansions brought here from different parts of the city.


Continue your way along the Embankment to see St. Nicholas Church, Monument to the Intervention Victims and Red Quay, the starting point of many polar research expeditions in the 18th-20th centuries.


Peter the Great Monument and Merchant Yard Museum

Walk to the monument of Peter the Great, which commemorates the Tsar's efforts to establish the first Russian shipyard in Arkhangelsk. It stands at Pur Navolok Cape, the place where the city was founded. Nearby is the Merchant Yard 'Gostiny Dvor' - a unique example of Russian architecture from the second half of the 17th century. Enter the museum exhibition devoted to the history of the city of Arkhangelsk.


City Tour

Continue your city tour with a drive along the Embankment passing former foreign settlement, represented today by the Lutheran Church. Enjoy views of the river Northern Dvina and a visit to Dormition Church (or Trinity Church). A short stop at the factory shop which has a variety of local souvenirs made of wool, fabric, wood, birch bark and even bone carvings.


British cemetery and Memorial

Drive through the city administrative center viewing modern multi-storied buildings, Lenin Square and Voskresenskaya Street - the main thoroughfare of the city. Stop at the British cemetery and memorial which commemorates 219 British officers and men lost their lives in the north Russian campaign.


Following this visit your bus drives back to the pier.


Please note: Tour is Guided in German, minimum amount of guests required to operate. This tour involves moderate walking and stairs to negotiate and is therefore not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Proper attire is required for visits inside the churches; it is recommended that ladies wear pants and head scarf, while men may not wear shorts. Dress in layers with comfortable walking shoes. Photography is forbidden during mass services. The order of sites visited may vary. Please bring local currency for any purchases made. Guests do not need to obtain individual Russian visas for regular, organized ship's tours in Arkhangelsk. Individuals intending to go ashore independently must obtain a Russian visa.Coaches, guides and equipment are the best-available in the area, but may not be up to the standards of those found on other excursions. Guides may have a strong accent.

Archangel City Overview

Enjoy an introduction to Arkhangelsk culture and history during this half-day sightseeing tour.


Chumbarovka Street

This tour takes you through the major highlights to hear the story of the first Russian port established 4 centuries ago. Board the coach for a drive along the Embankment of the Northern Dvina passing the Orthodox Cathedral and Northern (Arctic) Federal University. During a short walk along the old pedestrian street of Arkhangelsk you have the chance to view the architecture of Chumbarovka Street and observe different wooden houses, copies of local merchants` private mansions brought here from different parts of the city.


Continue your way along the Embankment to see St. Nicholas Church, Monument to the Intervention Victims and Red Quay, the starting point of many polar research expeditions in the 18th-20th centuries.


Peter the Great Monument and Merchant Yard Museum

Walk to the monument of Peter the Great, which commemorates the Tsar's efforts to establish the first Russian shipyard in Arkhangelsk. It stands at Pur Navolok Cape, the place where the city was founded. Nearby is the Merchant Yard 'Gostiny Dvor' - a unique example of Russian architecture from the second half of the 17th century. Enter the museum exhibition devoted to the history of the city of Arkhangelsk.


City Tour

Continue your city tour with a drive along the Embankment passing former foreign settlement, represented today by the Lutheran Church. Enjoy views of the river Northern Dvina and a visit to Dormition Church (or Trinity Church). A short stop at the factory shop which has a variety of local souvenirs made of wool, fabric, wood, birch bark and even bone carvings.


British Cemetery and Memorial

Drive through the city administrative center viewing modern multi-storied buildings, Lenin Square and Voskresenskaya Street - the main thoroughfare of the city. Stop at the British cemetery and memorial which commemorates 219 British officers and men lost their lives in the north Russian campaign.


Following this visit your bus drives back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves moderate walking and stairs to negotiate and is therefore not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Proper attire is required for visits inside the churches; it is recommended that ladies wear pants and head scarf, while men may not wear shorts. Dress in layers with comfortable walking shoes. Photography is forbidden during mass services. The order of sites visited may vary. Guests do not need to obtain individual Russian visas for regular, organized ship's tours in Arkhangelsk. Individuals intending to go ashore independently must obtain a Russian visa.Busses used are the beset available

Programmes d’excursions à terre depuis Archangel

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Solovki – Pearl of the Russian North

Silversea's call at Arkhangelsk provides a rare opportunity for a very limited number of guests to visit the isolated Big Solovetsky Island, the largest of an archipelago comprising six islands. Most Russians refer to the Solovetsky islands by the diminutive name of Solovki. The mystical island is home to the famous Solovki Kremlin, which together with the monastery forms the cultural and historic ensemble that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition, the island was the site of the first Soviet gulag, which held mostly political prisoners from 1923 to 1939.



00MIDARC-A Solovki - Pearl of the Russian North

Russian Visa Required

Departure: June 28, 2017

Duration: 10.5 Hours

Reserve by: March 22, 2017


This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations by March 22, 2017. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis and the programme price is subject to change. Payment in full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. This programme is non-refundable if cancelled within 90 days of sailing. Space on this land programme is limited; however, a minimum number of participants are required for its operation. Each guest requires an individual Russian visa to participate.



After completing immigration formalities, begin your excursion with a transfer to the local airport Vaskovo where you check in for your 50-minute flight by private charter across the White Sea to Solovki, the Pearl of the Russian North and holy place of the Russian folk.


Solovetsky Kremlin and Monastery

After meeting with your local guide, a short drive takes you to the island's most famous attraction, the Solovetsky Kremlin and Monastery Complex. This outstanding example of a monastic settlement in an inhospitable environment was designated a historical and architectural museum, earning it a place on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites.

Enjoy views of the famous Solovetsky Kremlin, surrounded by walls, turrets and watchtowers. Follow your guide on a two-hour walking tour of the monastery, including churches and architectural masterpieces of buildings and monuments. This Russian Orthodox monastery was founded in the late 15th century and one hundred years later, the abbey emerged as one of the wealthiest landowners and most influential religious centres in Russia. When one of the founding monks died, he came to be revered as a saint and ever since, Solovki has been regarded as a holy place.


Visiting the island, one cannot ignore its darker side, specifically the impact of the Soviet regime, which took over Solovetsky Islands in 1920. The Soviet prison camp established here was described in Alexandre Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago as being so remot that "a scream from here would never be heard".


End your morning tour programme with splendid views of Prosperity Bay and the Holy Lake en route to the Izba restaurant for a taste of traditional Russian cuisine.


Church of Ascension

After lunch, a sightseeing drive takes you to Sekirnaya Hill, the highest point on the island. From here, you can admire a great panorama of the northern part of the island and the White Sea. At the hilltop stands the Church of Ascension used as a tough prison during Gulag time. Today, the church has been returned to its original purpose whilst serving at the same time as a unique lighthouse. Near the church you can see the ancient monastic road and a tall, wooden cross, placed by the Russian Patriarch as a memorial to the prisoners of the Gulag who died on Solovki.

Conclude your visit to the Pearl of Northern Russia with the drive back to the airport, where your charter plane stands ready for the return flight to Arkhangelsk. At the Vaskovo airport you are met and transferred to Arkhangelsk. A brief sightseeing tour of the city takes you through the central part to see the highlights.


Your visit to Solovki concludes at the pier, where Silver Cloud awaits your return.


Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking, approximately one mile (1.6 kilometres) at the Monastery Complex. Additionally there are about 300 steps to navigate at Sekirnaya Hill. We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and dressing in layers. For the visit to the Monastery skirts and headscarves are obligatory for ladies, and no shorts are permitted for men. Remember to bring sunglasses, a hat, mosquito repellent and your camera. There is a shopping stop where roubles only are accepted. The trip to/from the Solovetsky Island is via chartered aircraft, with approximately 16 seats; all seats may be utilised. Flying time is about 50 minutes in each direction. If the weather forces the cancellation of the flight, the tour is refundable, the visa fees are not. Ground transportation is via a 20-seater van or Russian 23-seater bus. Operation of this tour is subject to a minimum participation. Guests are fully responsible for obtaining a Russian visa prior to the cruise. The cost of the visa support letter is included in the program.


*Guests must be in possession of an individual Russian visa to be obtained prior to the cruise.

Remark: A visa support letter will be prepared only via e-mail request sent to resconcierge@silversea.com. The process of issuing the required papers takes approximately 1-2 days.

Programme Includes:

· Set-menu lunch

· Professional guide for the duration of the trip

· Flight, sightseeing and transfers as described


Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.


All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.