Northern Lights hunting in Murmansk
St Petersburg, Moscow & Northern Lights Hunting in Murmansk

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St Petersburg (3 nights)-Murmansk (3 nights)-Moscow (2 nights)
9 days / 8 nights
Explore magnificence of Two Capitals and
natural beauty of the Russian North in one unique journey!

This Winter we are offering an amazing tour combining not only the two magnificent Russian Capitals, but also the World’s biggest city above the Arctic Circle – Murmansk.

Visiting Russia in Winter must be on top of anyone’s Bucket List; the glorious landscapes and World famous sights covered in snow will amaze even the most demanding traveller. See the classic sights and visit the famous landmarks in both St Petersburg and Moscow, and try the exciting troika ride in the Pavlovsk Park.

In Murmansk, you will get a chance to visit the Sammi village and experience the exhilarating Arctic tradition of dogsledding first hand. The highlight of the tour must be one of the most inspiring miracles of nature – the Northern Lights. Thanks to an experienced guide who will take into account all the features of the search, your chances to see it are very high!

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St Petersburg
St Petersburg

St Petersburg is a former Russian capital and a stunning city, crowded with splendid palaces, impressive historical monuments, wide boulevards, beautiful bridges and is renowned as the Ballet Capital of the World.

Murmansk
Murmansk

Murmansk is located halfway between Moscow and the North Pole, and 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle. As the main city of the Kola Peninsula, it started as a tiny settlement and Arctic trading post. In 1916, under pressure from the British to establish a support port, Murmansk was founded. Thanks to the influence of the Gulf Stream, the port is ice-free year-round and is the homeport to Russia’s nuclear-powered icebreakers.

Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

Discover the treasures that lie in wait for you behind the walls of Moscow’s most famous landmark: the almighty Kremlin! Home to a myriad of the city’s most exquisite cathedrals and monuments, as well as the official residence of President Putin himself, the Kremlin remains a political landmark in Russia and is visited by thousands of tourists every year.

DAY 1, ST PETERSBURG

Your Russian adventure has begun! On arrival to St Petersburg transfer from the airport to the choosen hotel. 

DAY 2, ST PETERSBURG

russia 2871200 1920After a breakfast at the hotel,  join in a St Petersburg CITY TOUR. During the tour, you will be taken to the most precious monuments of the city’s rich history and original architecture carefully preserved as the world cultural heritage. The 3-hour sightseeing tour will allow you to get a brief but bright impression of Saint Petersburg. Visit Peter and Paul Fortress, the place of birth of Saint Petersburg, here began the foundation of this beautiful city. Today it is home to several museums, which exhibit to everyone the splendid history of Saint-Petersburg’s foundation and growth.  After a lunch at the local restaurant - famous HERMITAGE. WINTER PALACE (MAIN COLLECTION) It is hard to imagine a trip to Saint Petersburg without visiting one of the most famous museums worldwide – the State Hermitage. You will be literally overwhelmed by the beauty of the museum and will never forget this magnificent and legendary place. Overnight at the hotel. Meal included: breakfast, lunch.

DAY 3, ST PETERSBURG

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Following a breakfast, transfer to PUSHKIN (PALACE AND PARK) .The Summer Palace is the heart of Tsarskoe Selo (Tsar’s Village) – one of the most picturesque parks among the former residences of the Russian Emperors. Here you may feel the atmosphere of the Royal way of life in its entire magnificence. 

Don't miss a chance to experience - CARRIAGE RIDING IN TROIKA IN PAVLOVSK PARK. Troika is traditional Russian carriage drawn by three horses harnessed side-by-side. In Russia it had firstly appeared in XVIII century and was used mainly by elite. Since then it became one of the symbols of the country and today everyone can feel himself like a tsar and experience that true Russian ride in the snowy park. And Pavlovsk is the best place to do it! It a unique monument of landscape art: beautiful gardens on the hills, avenues of trees, romantic buildings, winding rivers and stone bridges. After a lunch,  NEVSKY PROSPECT WALKING TOUR.  During this tour you will see the treasures of Saint Petersburg - Anichkov bridge decorated with sculptures, Catherine’s garden and monument in front of the Alexandrinsky theatre, Eliseevy Merchants' Shop, Church of the Savior on blood, Kazan Cathedral, Royal square with Hermitage, Admiralty, St. Isaac’s Cathedral at the left side, and much more. Overnight at the hotel. Meal included: breakfast, lunch. 

DAY 4, ST PETERSBURG - MURMANSK

Today you are leaving St Petersburg and heading to Murmansk. After breakfast and check out from the hotel, transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Murmansk (ticket not included). On arrival transfer to the choose hotel in Murmansk.Overnight at the hotel. Meal included: breakfast. 

DAY 5, MURMANSK

dogs 2021161 1920First day in Murmansk will start with visit to THE SAAM'S VILLAGE. The village is located in 110 km from Murmansk. This is an open-air ethnographical museum, where you can get acquainted with the history and traditions of the ingenious people of the North – Saams. After a warm welcome, you will have an excursion and see their typical houses, communicate with tamed deer, taste the national cuisine, visit the museum, that introduces rich culture and lifestyle of Saams. In winter it is possible to enjoy snowmobiling and reindeer sledding. Take a break for lunch.

The North would not be the same without its sled dogs. Those loyal and tenacious animals have a long and proud history of carrying people and goods in their sleds. With the help of the Husky Centre, you too can experience the exhilarating Arctic tradition of dogsledding first hand. A pack of happy, friendly and well-trained Siberian huskies will pull you along to adventure in and around the winter wonderland. During the excursion you will have time to play with husky and enjoy traditional Saam’s dishes: fish soup, reindeer meat and berry pie. Overnigh at the hotel. Meal included: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 6, MURMANSK

icebreaker 4137012 1920This morning will start with Murmansk CITY TOUR.  Murmansk is a large military and industrial city, the most important center of fishing and large ships. Many landmarks of the city remind of outstanding 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." Another outstanding historical monument is the first nuclear icebreaker built in the Soviet Union. Up to 2009, it was operational, and was recently reorganized into a kind of museum exposition. After lunch at the local restaurant, visit to LENIN'S ICEBREAKER .The world's first nuclear icebreaker, the first surface vessel with a nuclear power plant. The icebreaker was built in the USSR, first of all, for servicing the Northern Sea Route. After working for 30 years, in 1989 the icebreaker "Lenin" was decommissioned and put on an eternal parking lot in Murmansk. 

The search for northern lights will begin tonight! Join a hunt for one of the most inspiring miracles of nature – the Northern Lights. Every winter the sky over the Murmansk is illuminated by bright light – which happens when electrically charged solar particles collide with atoms from 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 features of the search, your chances to see it are very high! You are guaranteed to get to the places which open the best view on it! Overnight at the hotel. Meal included: breakfast, lunch.

DAY 7, MURMANSK - MOSCOW

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport. Today you're leaving Murmansk and going to Russia's capital - Moscow (flight ticket not included). On arrival you will be met at the airport and transfered to choosen hotel in Moscow. Overnight at the hotel. Meal included: breakfast.

DAY 8, MOSCOW

the kremlin 610025 1920The best way to start exploring Russia's capital is a CITY TOUR. Moscow represents a unique set of old architecture masterpieces and modern high-tech buildings. During the tour you will have a glimpse of Moscow's main landmarks, such as the Red Square, the Kremlin, the Victory Park, the White House, the Arbat, Cathedral Christ-the-Saviour, the observation platform of Sparrow hills, Lomonosov University and much more! It is an interesting and efficient introduction to Europe’s biggest city. After lunch, visit one of the most well-known sights of Moscow – the KREMLIN with its red brick walls and 20 towers holding their own unique history. Since its first construction in 1156 as a wooden fortress by the order of Grand Duke Yuri Dolgoruky, it has been rebuilt several times. Today Kremlin is the residence of Russian President and the main symbol of the country, revered by all of its citizens.

Next, is THE RED SQUARE WALKING TOUR. Even if you have seen this place and its landmarks dozens of times, it will be a breathtaking experience to see it in real life. During the walking tour, you will have the time to take pictures of this 73,000 square meters brick-paved square surrounded by the Kremlin Walls, Lenin’s Tomb, St Basil’s Cathedral, Resurrection gate, GUM superstore and the Russian State Historical Museum. Turn to the left, and find yourself in one of the oldest urban public parks in Moscow - Alexander Garden. It keeps a lot of valuable architectural monuments: Kutafia tower of the Kremlin, Italian grotto, an obelisk to the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty, as well as sculptures, fountains and mosaics based on popular fairytales. The guide will tell you about the numerous of important historical events, which took place on the Red square and bring you all around it to discover from different points of view. Overnight at the hotel. Meal included: breakfast, lunch. 

DAY 9, MOSCOW

Transfer to the airport as your Russian adventure comes to an end. Meal included: breakfast.

The order of the visits might be changed. However, all visits mentioned in the program will be provided in full.

Katherine Art Hotel

4 crown
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Address

32 Nevsky prospect, Tsentralny, 391240 Saint Petersburg, Russia

Location

The Hotel is located in the very heart of the city on the Nevsky Prospect, 32-34. This is the favorite place in St. Petersburg among the guests and the citizen of the Cultural Capital of Russia. The Kazan Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, The State Russian Museum, the Field of Mars, the Summer Garden and the Hermitage – it’s possible to start this sightseeing route almost from the main entrance of the Hotel.

Accommodation

129 rooms

In-room

Orthopedic mattresses, a wardrobe, a desk, a fridge, safe, flat-screen TVs, digital broadcasting, high speed internet is accessible, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries in the bathroom. Most rooms overlook the quiet courtyard, and some rooms overlook the Basilica of St. Catherine of Alexandria.

Other services

Daily housekeeping, airport shuttle (additional charge), luggage storage, fax/photocopying, ironing service, 24-hour front desk.

Hotel "Izmailovo Gamma-Delta"

3 crown
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Address

4 G-D, 71, Izmailovskoe Shosse, Moscow, 105613, Russia

Location

Located in the most picturesque part of Moscow near the Izmailovo Park some 10 km from the city center. The nearest attractions - Russkoye Podvorye CraftsCenter, Izmailovo Art Fair. Sheremetyevo International Airport – 38 km. The nearest metro station – Izmailovsky Park.

Accommodation

1942 guest rooms including 1075 Standard Rooms, 689 Business Class Rooms, 131 First Class Rooms, 47 VIP Rooms

In-room

Satellite TV, phone, refrigerator, WiFi Internet, airconditioning, safe in VIP Rooms.

 

 

 

Leisure

The first floor of the Gamma building accommodates a Paroclinica health-improving Russian baths complex. Here Russian and Turkish baths, saunas in art nouveau, Japan and Egyptian styles are at our guests' disposal. Swimming pool with counterflow, geyser and underwater massage. Recreation rooms, massage parlor, bar.

There is a big nine-lane bowling hall at your disposal on the 2nd floor of the central hall. The hall is equipped with displays where you can follow the course of the game. There is a bar nearby where you can order drinks, and 2 billiard tables.

Other services

RESTAURANT "TROE IZ LARTSA"
The restaurant is situated on the territory of the “Izmailovo” Hotel Complex in a two-storey wooden house and consists of two halls and three summer terraces: “Khokhloma” hall holding up to 60 visitors, “Gzhel” hall admitting up to 35-40 guests, and summer terraces which can accommodate over 80 people. Summer ground has a barbecue area. The main concept of “Khokhloma” hall is in its decoration. “Gzhel” hall is decorated in white and blue colors with hand-painted stairs and door elements. The restaurant offers karaoke entertainment.
Hotel Park Inn Poliarnie Zori

4 crown
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Address

Knipovicha Ulitsa 17, 183039 Murmansk, Russia

Location

The hotel is located in the city center, just minutes from cultural attractions including the Murmansk Regional Drama Theater and the Marine Savior-on-Waters Orthodox Cathedral. Enjoy easy access to shopping, business centers, and transportation from our conveniently situated Murmansk hotel.

In-room

Room facilities: • Tea/Coffee Maker • Minibar • Shower • TV • Telephone • Hairdryer • Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock • Desk • Free toiletries • Toilet • Private bathroom • Heating • Slippers • Bath or Shower • Flat-screen TV • Soundproofing • Hardwood or parquet floors • Wake-up service • Electric kettle • Wardrobe or closet • Towels • Linen • Clothes rack • Toilet paper

Leisure

Swimming pool • Fitness • Pool/beach towels • Indoor pool (additional charge) • Hot tub/jacuzzi (additional charge) • Fitness centre • Sauna (additional charge)• Bar • Restaurant

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St Petersburg, Moscow and Northern LIghts hunting in Murmansk

 

St Petersburg (3 nights)-Murmansk (3 nights)-Moscow (2 nights)

Departure Dates 2020/2021

Hotel Catherine Art 4* in St.Petersburg or similar, Hotel Park Inn Poliarnie Zori 4* in Murmansk or similar

and Hotel Delta Izmaylovo 4* in Moscow or similar

 
TWIN room, per person
SNGL supplement

12 - 20 December, 2020

1503.54 £ 255.74 £ Без имени 1
16 - 24 January, 2021 1503.54 £ 255.74 £ Без имени 1
30 Jan - 7 Feb, 2021 1503.54 £ 255.74 £ Без имени 1
20 - 28 February, 2021 1503.54 £ 255.74 £ Без имени 1

   Flight details:

  Please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour

 Please note:

  We use live currency update, price may slightly fluctuate daily

  The cost of domestic flights (St Petersburg-Murmansk and Murmansk-Moscow) is included in price. But if increases at the time of confirmation,

      an additional payment will be applied in accordance with the current value.

  IntoRussia Ltd reserves the right to change hotels to similar ones of the same standard and change the order of excursions

 Extras:

  If you are a group and want to add extra days or excursions, or you are looking for more independence, contact our Destination Experts for

      a tailor-made package

Included in price:

•   3 nights in chosen hotel in St Petersburg

•   3 nights in chosen hotel in Murmansk

•   2 nights in chosen hotel in Moscow

•  Meals as per program (8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 1 dinner)

•  Transport services as per program

•  English-speaking guide services as per program

•  Entrance fee as per program

•  Full visa support letter

 

Not Included:

•  Travel Insurance

•  International and domestic flights (please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour)

•  Russian visa fees paid directly to the Consulate

St Petersburg, Moscow and Northern Light hunting in Murmansk

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