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Spring Fest & The Northern Lights

Season:February - March
Duration:12 days
Grade:Moderate Consider some walking (about 2 hours per day).
Destinations:St. Petersburg Moscow Kola Peninsula Murmansk Lovozero
Rate:from $4,170 USD per person

Rediscover Russia. Spend the first week of your fascinating journey celebrating the ancient holiday, Maslenitsa, in St. Petersburg and Moscow, exploring all the highlights of these famous cities. Then, get ready to experience mesmerizing Northern Lights viewing in the remote national park of the great Russian North. There you have a go at open-air skating, throw snowballs, meet reindeers in the tundra and even visit real anti-nuclear ice-breaker.

  • Aurora Borealis, the natural wonder: best location to watch in Russia! Plus, all the highlights of St Petersburg, Moscow in one tour!

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Dates & rates

Dates & rates

Rate from: $4,170 USD



  • 3-, 4- or 5-star hotel of your choice, hand-picked by our staff for their excellent amenities and central location
  • 3 nights in Moscow // 4 nights in St. Petersburg
  • 1 night Murmansk // 2 nights Lovozero national park// 1 night Saami village hotel
  • Note: For group tours 4* hotels in Lovozero are not available
  • Note: 5* hotels are available in St. Petersburg and Moscow only


  • Full breakfast in the hotels in Moscow & St. Petersburg
  • Full breakfast in the hotel in Murmansk // Breakfast in 4* Lovozero lodge // Full board in 3* Lovozero lodge
  • Group tour: Welcome Maslenitsa Dinner with traditional Russian pancakes and treats


  • High-speed train St. Petersburg to Moscow, standard class, 4 hours ride. Please inquire about business or 1st class upgrade and flight options
  • Meet & greet at the airports/train stations
  • Metro pass in Moscow
  • Private return airport/train station transfers
  • Private transportation on tours as per program in a comfortable a/c car/minivan/bus (except on walking tours)


  • Full-day (8 hours) guided tour of Moscow; Highlights include Moscow Kremlin (visiting the Cathedrals and the Armory), the Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral (outside), Lenin’s Mausoleum (outside), GUM, the Bolshoi Theatre (outside), metro tour
  • Moscow full day (8 hours) guided tour: the State Tretyakov Gallery, Kolomenskoye Estate and the traditional Maslenitsa festivities
  • Full-day (8 hours) guided tour of St. Petersburg; Highlights include the Winter Palace and the Hermitage, St. Isaac Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Pushkin/Tsarskoe Selo day (6 hours) guided tour: Catherine’s palace & Amber room, Maslenitsa Celebration
  • Nikolaevsky Palace folk show
  • Murmansk day (6 hours) city tour: the Naval Museum or the Historical Museum, museum of icebreaker “Lenin” // Lovozero: walking, snowmobile ride, ice fishing in winter with vodka picnic // Saami culture centre and reeds ride
  • Optional extensions and tours on request

Entrance tickets & visas

  • Entrance tickets to all included sightseeing attractions (except optional)
  • Russian Visa supporting documents, including an official visa invitation letter, and step-by-step guide on how to apply for your visa

We value your comfort

  • Dedicated local English-speaking guide in all places as per program
  • 24/7 support before and during your trip with us
  • Best places to stay, to eat, to go out and have fun - safe and secure with the tour operator that specializes in Russia. Tips already included
  • Group tours are fully escorted by a bilingual tour director
  • Maximum group size 20 people

    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.

    ➤Thermo underwear (NO COTTON, WOOL is the best);

    ➤Insulating clothing (fleece, wool, down or synthetic insulator like Primaloft or similar);

    ➤Hard-shell clothing (wind and waterproof) to protect you from the wind and snow;

    ➤Extra insulating clothing (down jacket with hood) for Aurora hunting. You will stay outside with temperatures from -5 to -37 a lot of time.

    ➤Gloves or mittens (NO LEATHER) fleece or other insulator. It is smart idea to take thin gloves and down mittens. You can combine it and that would be best protection for your fingers.

    ➤Hat (covering your ears) made from fleece or wool or acrylic.

    ➤Scarf (NO SILK, WOOL is the best) or snood

    ➤Socks (NO COTTON, WOOL is the best).

    ➤Snow boots (NO HEELS, NO SNEAKERS) Better with synthetic insulator.

    ➤Chapstick to protect your lips from the frost.

    ➤ Flash drives, batteries, chargers, a torch

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