Saint-Petersburg – Murmansk – Moscow

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Duration

7 Nights / 8 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

2 people

Languages

English, Russian

About this tour

What are the northern lights (Aurora Borealis)?

The northern lights surprise stargazers by appearing in many forms: from patches or scattered clouds to streamers, arches and fluttering or dancing curtains. The lights move and change shape and color.

Scientists attribute bright colors to excited gas released in the Earth’s atmosphere; oxygen gives the aurora a green color.

 

What causes the northern lights?

Short answer? The sun. The lights are caused by the interaction between the Earth’s magnetic field and charged particles from the Sun’s atmosphere entering the Earth’s atmosphere. A solar flash (energetic particles from the sun) floats through space driven by the solar wind and eventually enters the Earth’s magnetic field. Electrons in a magnetic field come into contact with oxygen atoms or nitrogen molecules in the Earth’s atmosphere.

 

To see the Northern Lights:

It is very difficult to predict the northern lights (after all, it is a natural phenomenon) and a clear night sky is a prerequisite. Maximize your changes when viewing an aurora borealis by following these tips no matter your location in the northern hemisphere.

The best time of the year:

 

From November to March; February and March are the peak months.

Included/Excluded

  • All transfers indicated in the itinerary by car.
  • Expected Hotels or similar category.
  • Flight St. Petersburg - Murmansk - Moscow
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in St. Petersburg in expected hotel with breakfast
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Murmansk in 4* hotel with breakfast
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Moscow in expected hotel with breakfast
  • 1 lunch in Saami Village
  • The Museum Entrances as per itinerary
  • English speaking guide throughout the tour.
  • International Flights
  • Health Insurance
  • Drinks, gratuities
  • Tips to guide and driver, hotels, and restaurants.
  • Any services not included in points of “Included service”.

Itinerary

Arrival in Saint-Petersburg. Meeting with the driver. Transfer to the hotel and check-in. Overnight in the hotel.

Breakfast.

Meeting with the guide and the driver.

Sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg.

We drive along Nevsky Prospekt - the magnificent main avenue with its elegant buildings Gostiny Dvor, Singer House, Stroganov Palace and the majestic Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan. Then we cross Vasilievsky Island - the old port, drive through the university district, see the golden dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral. Turning around, we will drive through the Summer Garden, stop near the Field of Mars, in the center of which there is an eternal flame and a stunning view of the colorful domes of the Church of the Savior on Blood.

Visit to Museum Hermitage.

The residence of the tsars. The Hermitage is the largest museum in Russia, as well as one of the most famous in the world, with more than three million works of art. It houses collections of sculpture and painting, crystal and porcelain, tapestries and jewelry, engravings, antiques of the classical era, weapons, medals, coins, valuable books.

 

Back to the hotel evening free for leisure.

Overnight in the hotel.

Breakfast.

Meeting with the driver. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Murmansk.

 

Sightseeing tour of the city:

Alyosha monument with an atomic icebreaker. Transfer to the hotel and check-in.

In the evening we will go in search of

the Aurora Borealis - a beautiful natural

phenomenon that thousands of travelers who come to Murmansk in the cold season dream of seeing.

After instructions from specialists, we will go to the best viewing platforms of the boundless forest tundra, and along the way we will tell you about the nature of the northern lights and its features. To hunt, we only need good weather and a drop of luck.

Overnight in the hotel.

Breakfast.

Meeting with the guide and the driver.

 

Visit to the reconstructed Sami settlement.

You will learn a lot of new and interesting things about the traditions of the northern nations.

Lunch at the restaurant.

 

Visit to Husky Park.

Aurora Borealis Hunting.

Overnight in the hotel

Breakfast.

Meeting with the driver. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Moscow.

Meeting with the guide and the driver.

The tour of Moscow’s Metro

We will visit Moscow Subway, opened in 1935 and considered as a true museum. Today it is the main means of transport in the city with 300 km of lines and 182 stations, 44 of which are considered the heritage of cultural heritage of the count.

Free time.

Transfer to the hotel and check-in.

Overnight in the hotel.

Breakfast.

Meeting with the guide and the driver.

City tour of Moscow.

We walk through the most attractive areas of Moscow: Red Square, Lenin’s Mausoleum and St. Basil's Cathedral with its famous multicolored domes built by order of Tsar Ivan the Terrible; we will see the magnificent building of GUM or "Universal Top Shops", where historically the center of the country's largest trade was. Nearby is the famous Bolshoi Theater, the imposing building of the Lubyanka, the former KGB,

close to the wonderful churches of the old Kitay Gorod. Next stop will be near the majestic Cathedral of Christ the Savior of the Patriarch of Moscow, the highest Orthodox Church in the world.

 

Back to the hotel evening free for leisure.

Overnight in the hotel.

Breakfast.

Meeting with the guide and the driver.

 

Walking along the Arbat

Arbat is a living history of Russia. The fate of hundreds of famous people who have made a huge contribution to the development of both the capital and Russia as a whole is associated with Arbat. Politicians, public figures, writers, and actors lived here. Today it’s fun to walk here, because there is always a lot of different fuss: artists and musicians, theater students and souvenir dealers, walking public and barkers of all stripes.

Back to the hotel evening free for leisure.

Overnight in the hotel.

Breakfast.

Meeting with the driver. Transfer to the airport.

Language

English
Russian

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