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Russia and Northern Lights in Budget
07 Nights / 08 Days

Moscow (2N) – Murmansk City (2N) – Aurora Village (1N) – St. Petersburg (2N)

Inclusions:

  • Internal Airfare

  • Russia Visa

  • Overseas Travel Insurance

  • 06 nights accommodation 4-star properties in Moscow, Murmansk City and St. Petersburg City Centre

  • 01 night accommodation in Standard Igloo

  • Daily breakfast

  • 01 Local Lunches at Murmansk

  • PVT transfers: Moscow Airport – Moscow Hotel – Moscow Airport || Murmansk Airport – Murmansk hotel – Aurora Village – Murmansk Hotel – Murmansk Airport || St. Petersburg Airport – St. Petersburg Hotel – St. Petersburg Airport

  • All sightseeing on PVT basis with English-speaking guide

  • Moscow Sightseeing: Moscow City Tour with Metro Guided Tour + Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral guided tour

  • St. Petersburg Sightseeing: St. Petersburg Guided City Tour + Kazan Cathedral + guided tour of Peter and Paul Fortress  + Guided Tour of Hermitage Museum

  • Full Day excursion of Teriberka – Edge of the world

  • Full Day Murmansk City Tour,  followed by Saami Village Tour

  • 01 Aurora Hunting Experience by Night with professional photographer and guide



Exclusions:

  • Return International Airfare

  • Meals other than specified

  • Tips and porterage

  • Snow boots / Jackets

  • Cost for Sauna

  • Snowmobile ride

  • Departure PCR Test (if applicable)

  • 5% GST

  • 5% TCS


Note:

  • ROE Calculated @ USD 1 = INR 74

  • Internal fares considered on 30.09.2021

  • Full and final payment will be collected at the ROE prevailing on the date  of final payment

  • Meals in Aurora Village has fixed menu

  • 01 igloo at the Aurora village can accommodate 4 passengers, if you are a family and open to staying in 1 igloo, we can arrange for reduced rates

  • The given rates are not valid for peak season travels, i.e., 20th Dec – 5th Jan, 24th Jan – 24th Feb. Peak season surcharges are applicable.

  • Aurora Borealis is seen at its best in January and February

  • The temperature at the Arctic is expected to drop to -15 degrees during January and February

  • Rate is based on a minimum of 4-passengers travelling together

  • For couple rates or join-in group rates, leave your enquiry


Optional Costs:

  • Russian Ballet @ USD 145 per person

  • Russian Circus @ USD 85 per person

  • Additional Lunches / Dinners @ USD 25 per person per meal with transfer to Indian restaurant

  • Additional Lunch/ Dinner Coupon @ USD 15 per person per meal (no transfers)

  • Guaranteed Early check-in @ USD 55 per person



Day Wise Travel Plan:


Day 1:  Arrival at Moscow

Upon arrival you will be received by “Bohemian Love Trails” representative in Russia. After meet and greet, proceed to your hotel . The day is at leisure. Check-in @1400 hours.

Lunch and Dinner (on own)

Overnight stay in Moscow.


Day 2: Moscow City Tour (B)

After breakfast, proceed on a full day City Tour of Moscow. Tour will cover all the major significant places of the Russian capital. We will visit also Sparrow hills and park Zaradye with the sky bridge (Kremlin view). As you pass the Kremlin, visit the establishment along with cathedrals. Kremlin tour with Cathedrals You will visit the inner territory of the Kremlin, Assumption Cathedral and the Cathedral of the Archangel and St. Basil’s Cathedral. Next, you'll continue on to the Ivanovo area, the proverbial, Senate Palace, the famous Tsar Cannon.

Lunch (on own)

Later in the afternoon we proceed on to the Metro Tour of Russia. Moscow Metro plays a very important role in the life of Moscovites, and still is the main transport artery of the city. It is a monument of culture, architecture, a tour of the underground transport network will reveal secrets, a secret underground city.

We will go to hotel by Metro

Dinner (on own)

Overnight stay at Moscow.


Day 3: Moscow – Murmansk (B)

Check-out after breakfast and you will be transferred to the airport for flight to Murmansk. Upon arrival at Murmansk, proceed to your hotel in the city and check-in @ 1400 hours. Rest day is at leisure.

Lunch and dinner (on own)

Later at night proceed for an Aurora Hunting Tour. Travel to the countryside without city lights and admire the amazing northern lights, a unique natural phenomenon. It is not for nothing that many legends are associated with the incredible dance of flashes. Our experienced guides will help you find the best place and take quality photos as a souvenir. The tour includes: transport services, accompaniment by a guide, and professional photography.


Overnight in Murmansk City.


Day 4: Murmansk City – Aurora Village (B,L)

Today, check-out after breakfast and proceed for a Murmansk City tour, followed by your visit to the Saami Village. The tour includes the chance to acquaintance with national buildings: plague, kuvaksy and national utensils. A visit to the alley of Idols. Meeting with Saami wildlife: deer, elk, husky, foxes, arctic foxes and rabbits. Feeding deer with hands and photographs of animals is allowed. A visit to the old spring lake Sami outdoor activities, games: ATV driving (Optional Cost)

Lunch (local) at the Saami village (Veg option is available)

Photo in the national clothes of the indigenous Sami people.


Later proceed to the Aurora Village for your overnight stay in Igloo. Check-in to your igloo and enjoy the Northern Lights from the glass roof of your accommodation.

Dinner (on own)

Overnight in Aurora Village.


Day 5: Aurora Village – Teriberka – Murmansk City (B)


Today check-out from the Aurora Village and proceed for a trip to Teriberka – the Arctic Circle.

A trip to Teriberka is something you will remember for the rest of your life. After all, you will go directly to the cold waters of the Barents Sea, which is part of the Arctic Ocean. The road itself is already an adventure. During the journey, you will see how nature changes. The forest and hills gradually give way to sparse woodland, and then turn into open tundra.

In this place, the wind and snow reign supreme. A vast white field, a snowy desert from horizon to horizon! Teriberka was once a fish production but gradually fell into decline. A ghost town that has become a tourist mecca. When you arrive in the village, you will meet a cemetery of wooden ships. Upon arrival in Teriberka, you are transferred to the sleigh of a snowmobile that will take you directly to the Arctic Ocean. The water in it is unusually clear, icy and incredibly beautiful turquoise shade. The waves beat against the gray mighty rocks, from which they flow into the water in a frozen waterfall.

Lunch (on own)

Next stop is the beach. Only it is not sandy, but is covered with boulders as round as eggs, which time and water have made smooth and smooth. In this place, you will fully experience all the power of nature and how small a person is in comparison with the elements.

All the way you will be accompanied by a professional photographer, so everyone will have great pictures to remember.

Return to your hotel in Murmansk by evening and check-in.

Dinner (on own)

Overnight in Murmansk City.


Day 6: Murmansk – St. Petersburg (B)

Today, check-out after breakfast and you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be received by our representative and transferred to the hotel near Nevsky Prospect.

Check-in to your hotel and the rest day is at leisure.

Lunch and dinner (on own)

Overnight in St. Petersburg.


Day 7: St. Petersburg (B)

After breakfast proceed for a full-day tour of St. Petersburg.

Saint-Petersburg City tour. In 2017 St. Petersburg was awarded third time the World Travel Awards prize as the leading tourist destination in World. St. Petersburg is a unique mixture of architectural styles, the city has retained the authentic monuments of architecture since its founding. Kazan Cathedral visit.

Kazan Cathedral- Traveling through Europe, imperator Pavel Petrovich, was struck by the beauty and harmony of the Cathedral of St. Peter's in Rome and the square in front of it, surrounded by colonnades. In 1799, when he came back to Russian Capital, St-Petersburg, he announced a competition to design the cathedral, which would replace the dilapidated church of the Nativity of the Virgin (popularly known as Kazan), built earlier in the same place. The church houses one of the most important relics of Russia - the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Kazan.

Peter and Paul Fortress - the historical kernel of St. Petersburg, military engineering and architectural monument.  From this place the city began its construction in 1701.

Free time for lunch (on own)

Hermitage - It is one of the largest art museums in the world, with its exhibits placed in more than 350 rooms.

The State Hermitage Museum - one of the greatest assets of the Russian Federation is not only the most important museum in St. Petersburg, but also one of the largest art museums in the world. Hermitage consists of six historic buildings located along the banks of the Neva river. The heart of the Hermitage is the Winter Palace (the former residence of the kings).

Lunch and dinner (on own)

Return to the hotel by evening.

Overnight in St. Petersburg.


Day 8: Departure (B)

After breakfast check-out  and transfer to the airport for flight back home.