St. Basil's Cathedral in winter
A great tour to make your Christmas truly magical. Firstly hunt for the Northern Lights in the remote national park of the great Russian North. Then, see the majestic St Petersburg in all of its spectacular winter glory plus also travel to the vibrant capital city of Moscow. During your 12 -day adventure, you can have a go at open-air skating, throw snowballs in the parks, toboggan down hills, and walk along the frozen banks of the rivers and lakes. Real Russian White Christmas - an incredible journey awaits!
Aurora Borealis, the natural wonder: best location to watch in Russia! Plus, all the highlights of St Petersburg, Veliky Novgorod & Moscow in one tour!
Amazing natural scenery of the Russian Arctic & all the highlights of Russia (the Hermitage and Kremlin, Peterhof palace and Tretyakov Gallery, St. Isaac's and St Basil's Cathedral and much more! Scroll down to get day-today itinerary
Visit the first nuclear ice-breaker in the world - in the world's largest city north of the Arctic Circle!
11 nights accommodation in Russia: 1 night in Murmansk, 3 nights in Lovozero National Park, 3 nights in St Petersburg, 1 night in Veliky Novgorod, 3 nights in Moscow,
Centrally located hotels with daily breakfast
See Arctic tundra, flora and fauna & meet indigenous cultures
7,5 days of guided sightseeing tours: Murmansk half day, Lovozero 2 full days, St Petersburg 2 full days, Veliky Novgorod 1 full day, Moscow full 2 days with professional bilingual guide and entrance tickets included
Discovery Russia 24/7 English-speaking support line
Russian visa letter of invitation (required by the Ministry of Tourism to grant you a Russian visa) is provided free of charge
Local SIM card with data is provided
Optional: Teriberka tour
Group tours are escorted. Maximum 10 people in the group
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Lovosero is the top destination of Kola Peninsula for Aurora Borealis viewing, there are very high chances to observe it directly at the eco lodge you stay in! However we recommend to spend at least 3 nights here to maximize the chances of Aurora Borealis viewing, and due to remoteness of the location.
Day 1, Murmansk, Gate to Arctic
Day 2, Lovozero. Northern Lights hunt
Day 3, Lovozero Explorer tour & Northern Lights hunt
Day 4, Seydozero tour & Northern Light Hunt
Day 5, To Moscow
Day 6, Kremlin and other landmarks
Day 7, Tretyakov Gallery & Kolomenskoe
Day 8, To St Petersburg
Day 9, Winter Palace & other landmarks
Day 10, Pushkin/Catherine's Palace
Day 11, At leisure
Day 12, Farewell