5* Saint Petersburg, Moscow and Hunts for the Russian Northern Lights

Duration: 9 days
Destination: Russia, Russia, St Petersburg
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  • 9 days
  • St Petersburg
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  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable

Overview

- Rare package to find with unique Russian destinations and experiences!!!
- Multilingual guides on all our destinations
- Distanciation procedures, hydro-alcoholic gel and masks provided (when necessary)
- Our prices are the lowest on the market, but our services are always top quality
- 5* High standing hotels
- Russian Tour Operator. National Network (Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Karelia Republics, Altai, Siberian regions: Kamchatka, Baikal. Seaside resorts: Sochi, etc.)

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in St Petersburg

Stop At: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Transfer to your hotel, free evening
Duration: 15 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Hotel 5***** Solo Palace Bridge St Petersburg Art or similar

Day 2: Guided visits of St Petersburg

Stop At: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
For this excursion, a comfortable bus will take you at the most beautiful monuments of the city, faithful representatives of its history and architecture preserved. During this panoramic tour of Saint-Petersburg, you will learn unique anecdotes and can take memorable photos of adults architectural and historic sites like the famous Nevsky perspective, Kazan Cathedral, the Palace Winter, Vasilievsky Island, Saint Isaac's Cathedral, Peter and Paul fortress, Place du Palais and other ones. The three hour bus tour organized by our travel agency will allow you to get a brief but brilliant impression of St. Petersburg
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Peter and Paul Cathedral, Sobornaya Sq., 1 Petropavlovskaya Fortress, St. Petersburg 197046 Russia
Peter and Paul Fortress is the birthplace of Saint Petersburg. This is where the foundation of the city began. Today it houses several museums, which show everyone the splendid story of the founding and growth of Saint Petersburg. Here you can visit the main museums such as the Peter and Paul Cathedral (the tallest building in the city center), the tombs of the Imperial family, the Grand-Ducal Mausoleum, the Barge, the Military Museum of Artillery, the Currency building, the Commander's house, the guards house and many other places. The Fortress was also a political prison for state criminals, and in the 19th century became the main political prison in Russia.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
It’s hard to imagine a trip to St. Petersburg without visiting one of the most famous museums in the world: the Hermitage. Its priceless collection occupies 5 historic buildings, of which the Winter Palace, former residence of the Russian royal family, is the most remarkable of all. Its rooms, decorated with marble and gold, provide a beautiful background to the treasures of the Hermitage. You may be surprised to know that the collection of this unique museum contains more than 3 million exhibits, including paintings by Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael and other famous artists; however, the collections of Egyptian, Oriental and Ancient Greek art should not be missed. You will be literally overwhelmed by the beauty of the museum and will never forget this magnificent and legendary place.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: In your hotel
Accommodation included: Hotel 5***** Solo Palace Bridge St Petersburg Art or similar

Day 3: Visit of the Pushkin Palace - Troika ride in Pavlovsk - Nevski perspective walks

Stop At: Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve, Sadovaya St., 7, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
The Summer Palace is the heart of Tsarskoe Selo (Tsar Village). It is one of the most picturesque parks among the main residences of the Russian Emperors. Here you should feel the atmosphere of Royal life in its entirety. It's hard to believe that almost everything inside the palace is the result of careful restoration, which was only finished 8 years ago. Nowadays, the legend of the amber room, where this varnish covering the walls in a magnificent and bright style, like the radiant interiors, finally came back to life after the damage of the Second World War. Tourists from all over the world come to Pushkin Park to see the wonderful park and the Catherine Palace, definitely one of the most impressive places in Saint Petersburg.
Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Pavlovsk, Pavlovsk, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
The troika is the traditional Russian carriage drawn by three harnessed horses side by side. It appeared in Russia in the 18th century and was used mainly by the elites. Since that time it has become one of the symbols of the country. Today everyone can step into the shoes of a tsar and experience a Russian-style walk in a snowy park, and Pavlovsk is the best place for that. It is a unique place of landscaped art with its magnificent gardens, tree-lined avenues, romantic buildings, meandering rivers and stone bridges.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Avenue, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia
Walking the Nevsky prospect which has always been the main artery of the city, and is the witness of many important historical events. On both sides of the avenue are architectural masterpieces, each with their own story. During the visit, you will discover the treasures of Saint Petersburg - the Anichkov bridge and its sculptures, the garden of Catherine II and its monument in front of the Alexandrinsky theater, the Eliseev store, the Church of Saint Savior on Spilled Blood, the cathedral of Kazan, the square of the imperial palace with the Hermitage, Saint Isaac's Cathedral on the left, and many other things. Along the way you will see street musicians, artists, actors, and even clowns, who will allow you to feel the unique creative atmosphere of the city. Even the tsars liked to walk on foot along the Nevski prospect, today you will follow their trail.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: At your hotel
Accommodation included: Hotel 5***** Solo Palace Bridge St Petersburg Art or similar

Day 4: St Petersburg to Murmansk Russia

Stop At: Pulkovo Airport, Pulkovskoye Shosse, д. 41, лит. ЗИ, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 196140
Transfer to Saint Petersburg Airport. Recommended flight "not included" from Saint Petersburg to Murmansk Flight # SU-6341 Departure at 11:40 Arrival at 13:40
Approximate rate to-date (April 18, 2020): from 10700 RUB
Upon arrival, a transfer is provided from the airport to your hotel. Free evening.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: At your hotel
Accommodation included: Hotel 4* superior Azimut in Murmansk or similar

Day 5: Saamskaya village tours and Husky ride

Stop At: Murmansk, Murmansk, Murmansk Oblast, Northwestern District
Saamskaya Village (with Lunch): We begin our acquaintance with the beauty of the North of Russia by visiting an exceptional place - the Saamskaya village located 110 km from Murmansk. This is an open-air ethnographic museum where you will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the history and traditions of the ingenious people of the North - the Saams. After the warm welcome ceremony we will have an excursion to see the typical houses, communicate with the tamed deer, taste the national cuisine, visit the museum which will speak about the rich culture and the way of life of the Saams. In winter, you can also enjoy snowmobile and hovercraft hikes.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Husky Farm Ulybka Alyaski, 5th km of Highway Murmansk-Airport, Murmansk Russia
Huskies Park (with Dinner): The North would not be the same without its sled dogs. These loyal and resilient animals have a long and proud history of sledding people and goods. Thanks to the Huski sled center, you too can experience this exhilarating Arctic tradition. A group of happy, loving and well-trained huskies will take you on an adventure in and around the winter wonderland. During the excursion, you will have time to play with husky and taste the traditional dishes of Saames: fish soup, reindeer meat and berry pie.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: At your hotel
Accommodation included: Hotel 4* superior Azimut in Murmansk or similar

Day 6: Lenin Nuclear Icebreaker Tour and Northern Lights Hunting in Murmansk

Stop At: Murmansk, Murmansk, Murmansk Oblast, Northwestern District
The city was founded in 1916. Murmansk is a large military and industrial city, the most important center for fishing and large vessels. Many monuments in the city recall exceptional historical events, one of the most symbolic objects is the famous memorial "Defenders of the Soviet Arctic in the years of the Great Patriotic War." Local residents often call it "Alyosha", the monument is located near Semenovskoye Lake, next to the Cape Verde hill. Another exceptional historic monument is the first nuclear icebreaker built in the Soviet Union. Until 2009, it was operational and was recently transformed into a museum.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Lenin Nuclear Icebreaker, Portovy dr, 18 Pontoon pier of the Morskoy Vokzal, Murmansk 183038 Russia
The world's first nuclear icebreaker, the first surface ship with a nuclear power plant! The icebreaker was built in the USSR, primarily to serve the northern sea route. After serving for 30 years, the icebreaker "Lenin" was decommissioned in 1989 and installed in Murmansk. Four years after the launch of the Lenin nuclear icebreaker museum at the pier of the Murmansk ferry terminal in May 2009, more than 130,000 visitors have visited it, and a large number of commercial, cultural and social activities have taken place there. been organized.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Murmansk Oblast, Murmansk Oblast, Northwestern District
Hunting for the Northern Lights:
Tonight we will go in search of one of nature's most inspiring miracles. Each winter, the sky above Murmansk is lit by intense light, which occurs when electrically charged solar particles collide with atoms in our atmosphere. It is almost impossible to predict the appearance of the Northern Lights, but thanks to an experienced guide who will take into account all the characteristics of the research, your chances of seeing it are very high! You are guaranteed to go to the places with the best view.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: At your hotel
Accommodation included: Hotel 4* superior Azimut in Murmansk or similar

Day 7: Murmansk - Moscow

Stop At: Aeroport Murmansk, Аэропорт, пос, Murmashi, Murmanskaya oblast', Russia, 184355
Transfer from your hotel to Murmansk Airport.
Recommended flight "not included" SU-1321 departure at 13:10 Arrival at 15:30
Approximate price to-date (April 18, 2020): from 12500 RUB
Transfer to your Moscow hotel
Free evening
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: At your hotel
Accommodation included: 5***** Petr I hotel in Moscow or similar

Day 8: Moscow guided visits

Stop At: Moscow, Moscow, Central Russia
Moscow is the capital of Russia and offers those who discover it a unique collection of architectural masterpieces and modern buildings. If you want to know more about the history of Moscow, our city tour is for you. In just a few hours, you will have seen the main sights of the city, such as Red Square, the Kremlin, the Victory Park and much more. A great way to discover the largest city in Europe.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Red Square, Moscow 109012 Russia
Even if you have seen this place dozens of times in photos or on television, seeing the red square for real remains a breathtaking experience. During the guided tour, you will have time to take photos of the 73,000 square meters of bricks surrounded by the Walls of the Kremlin, Lenin's Tomb, St Basil's Cathedral, the Resurrection Gate, the GOUM store and the Historical Museum of the Russian State. Turn left, and you are in one of the oldest public parks in Moscow - Alexander Gardens. It preserves many precious monuments of Russian architecture: the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the towers of the Kremlin, an obelisk for the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty, sculptures and fountains. A professional guide will tell you the history of this esplanade where the Russian military parade takes place and will provide you with all the information you need to know about this magical place.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kremlin Walls and Towers, Red Square, Moscow 613310 Russia
Visit one of the most famous sites in Moscow - the Kremlin. With its red brick walls and its 20 towers each holding a unique story. Since its first construction in 1156 as a wooden fortress on the orders of Grand Duke Iouri Dolgorouki, the Kremlin has been rebuilt several times. Its current appearance dates from 1495 and was made by the best architects of Russia and Italy. Today, the Kremlin is the residence of the Russian President and the main symbol of the country, revered by all its citizens.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: At your hotel
Accommodation included: 5***** Petr I hotel in Moscow or similar

Day 9: Transfer to Moscow airport - Departure

Stop At: Moscow, Moscow, Central Russia
Transfer to Moscow airport (SVO, DME or VKO)
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: At your hotel
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 8x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 8 nights
  • 3 nights in St Petersburg
  • 3 nights in Murmansk
  • 2 nights in Moscow
  • Transfer services as described
  • Multilingual guides as described
  • Meals according to program
  • Sites entry-fees as described
  • Visa invitation letter (if needed)
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve
  • Entry/Admission - Husky Farm Ulybka Alyaski
  • Entry/Admission - Lenin Nuclear Icebreaker
  • Entry/Admission - Red Square
  • Entry/Admission - Kremlin Walls and Towers

Exclusions
  • International and local flights
  • Visa and cost of Russian visa
  • Beverages and meals not mentioned
  • Tips for guides (not mandatory, to the discretion of our clients)
  • Photos and videos taken by professionals
  • fast mailing shipping service for visa invitation (if necessary)
  • Mandatory medical insurance
  • Optional travel insurance
  • Options proposed
  • Entry/Admission - Pulkovo Airport
  • Entry/Admission - Aeroport Murmansk
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Departure Point

Pulkovo, St Petersburg, Russia, 196140


Departure Time

1:00 PM


Return Details

Moscow, Russia

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Duration

9 days

Package is not cancellable.

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