Recommended period: September - April Main sights: "Alyosha" monument, nuclear-powered icebreaker "Lenin", the village of Teriberka, the Sami ethnic village, Husky Park, hunting for the the Northern Lights. Accommodation: Azimut hotel 4* Transport: comfortable air-conditioner car/minivan/minibus
Would you like to touch a miracle? See real magic with your own eyes? We suggest that you go to Murmansk to hunt for the northern lights - an amazing and breathtaking phenomenon of northern nature! Photos of this natural phenomenon almost always cause controversy about the use of photoshop - the play of colors in the night sky looks so incredible and amazing. You will be able to make unforgettable shots against the background of the northern lights! Friendly atmosphere, high-quality photos and vivid impressions - and you will remember this adventure for a long time!
Welcome to Murmansk - the largest city in the world located beyond the Arctic Circle!
Your guide will meet you in the airport or at the railway station and you will begin your amazing journey from the sightseeing tour.
You will take a walk around the city center and visit the "Alyosha" monument, memorial complex the "Lighthouse", church "Savior on the waters", also you will go up to the observation deck and see Murmansk from a bird's eye view. You will learn the history of the city of Murmansk and get acquainted with the historical places of the Second World War. Including an excursion to the world's first nuclear-powered icebreaker "Lenin" with the ability to take photos inside and outside the ship.
After accommodation at the hotel (check in - after 14.00) where you can relax we will invite you to go hunting for the amazing and magical Northern Lights!
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.
The second day of the program will present you an unforgettable adventure on the coast of the Arctic Ocean - the village of Teriberka. Our way to the ends of the earth you will pass through the vastness of the tundra and the harsh but attractive landscapes of the Russian North. During the tour you will get acquainted with the history of this place, daily life of the villagers, you will enjoy the beautiful view of the Barents Sea and the snowy mountains, you will have a lunch and try to build a stone pyramid for good luck. Wildlife, endless tundra and unique northern landscapes. Feel the icy atmosphere of the Barents Sea!
Upon returning to the city you can relax at hotel and then, if you were unlucky the day before, you will go hunting for the the Northern Lights again.
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.
On the third day you will visit the Sami ethnic village, where you will get to know the Sami culture, learn their history, traditions, play an old Sami games and you can see the several types of local hut. The Sami village is located deep in the Kola Peninsula among Russian nature. You can visit the alley of sacred idols and you can even make a wish that will surely be fulfilled (you will need 6 yellow coins for this). You will get to know the fauna of the village and will have the opportunity to ride a sleigh with reindeer or a banana ride on a snowmobile. After that you will have a delicious traditional lunch of fish soup and stewed venison.
Afternoon you will visit the Husky Park, where cute Siberian Husky will ride you in his sleds. A friendly atmosphere, tea table, Husky story and much more awaits you.
On your last evening in Murmansk you can walk along the shores of the Barents Sea by your own or take a rest at hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant, check out.
Transfer to the airport or the railway station with your guide.
Departure Point the airport or the railway station
Departure Time Morning
Return Details the airport or the railway station
What is included
• accommodation in Murmansk 3 nights with breakfast
• nuclear-powered icebreaker "Lenin", the village of Teriberka, the Sami ethnic village, Husky Park
• hunting for the the Northern Lights
• 2 lunches
• comfortable air-conditioner car/minivan/minibus
• licensed English speaking guide
The cruise lines say that no one is allowed off the ship in St. Petersburg cruise port that does not purchase a ship sponsored excursion or have arranged a Russian visa on their own. Is that correct?
That is false! The third option is to purchase an excursion with a government licensed St. Petersburg shore excursion operator who has permission to give visa-free excursions. Your "visa" is the excursion guide! With this excursion, you are ready to explore St. Petersburg with your guide for the duration of the excursion, everything is taken care of.
Can I go wander and explore on my own during this private St. Petersburg sightsee excursion?
Unfortunately no, as part of the visa-free St Petersburg cruise excursion, guests must stay with their excursion guide.
What documents will I need to get off the ship in St. Petersburg Russia?
Guests must present their valid passport and official EXCURSION Ticket from the operator and will have no problems clearing customs and immigration for their excursion.
Do I need to take my passport with me on the St. Petersburg Private Peterhof Palace with Hydrofoil Boat Excursion for Small Groups to show along with my Electronic Shore Excursion Ticket?
YES, it is necessary to take along your passport. You will need to print and show your Electronic Ticket as well as any other documents required or sent to you for this excursion. Everything needed will be listed on your E-ticket.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on EasyTravel and TripAdvisor reviews
My favorite shore excursion ever see all the highlights of St Petersburg and learn from one of the best
csporich, Nov 2019
Two FULL days of touring the best that St Petersburg has to offer. Purchasing this tour online, processing it, getting emails answered (no matter how stupid my question), getting through customs and finding the guide in port was ALL super easy and much faster than I anticipated. The tour guide is chock full of information about every site, all the history of each site