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Reindeers And Russians 2018

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  • Geiranger Fjord cruise
  • Metro & Kremlin tours in Moscow
  • Russian guide with the trip for 8 days through Russia
  • Entrance to the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg
The Reindeers and Russians 2018 tour starts in Oslo and ends in Moscow. The Reindeers and Russians 2018 is an Explorer tour that takes 23 days taking you from Oslo to Moscow and 13 other destinations in Europe. The Reindeers and Russians 2018 includes trip leader, accommodation, meals, transport and some activities. Please see the Includes section for details.

Welcome aboard the Reindeer and Russians trip, where classic European capitals meet stunning natural landscapes and all experiences come with a side of ‘wow’. With a lineup including the Arctic Circle (aka the Land of the Midnight Sun), magnificent Moscow and vibrant St Petersburg, you’ll be hard pressed to find a trip that ticks off as many bucket list hotspots. Are you ready for this? BYO fondness for group selfies and a really great time.
Meet the group and prepare for an incredible adventure. Hit our campsite for dinner in the land of the midnight sun.

Meals:
-Dinner
Check out Gustav Vigeland's bizarre and eccentric creations on a stroll through his sculpture park this morning. Then, we've got a comprehensive driving tour and an optional visit to the seafaring themed Viking Ship Museum, Kon-Tiki Museum and Fram Polar Ship. Take the rest of the day off to soak up the funky '60s vibe of the rich capital.

Included today:
-Driving tour of Oslo

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Optional activities:
-Visit the Viking Ship museum
-Visit the Kon-Tiki Museum
-Visit the Fram Polar Ship
On to Lillehammer, home of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Do a run down the bobsled track (optional) before we move on to Åndalsnes for a full day on the Geiranger Fjord. To call the scenery epic would be an understatement (Google Images for proof).

Included today:
-Visit the Ringebu Stave Church

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional Activities:
-Lillehammer Bobsled track
Take a window seat and squeeze through the fjords, long recognised as some of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Gawk at the sheer scale of these breathtaking beauties and wind your way around some of Europe’s most scenic roads.

Included today:
-Troll’s Pass crossing
-Geiranger Fjord cruise

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Chase the sun to Trondheim, the religious capital of Norway. Then, repent your sins: next stop is Hell. Yes, really (only this one is usually frozen over). Temperatures can dip down to -25°C. After snapping up some photographic proof, we're off to Steinkjer for the night.

Included today:
-Visit Trondheim & Hell

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Today we take a coastal drive to Bjerka, an inland village surrounded by mountains. Look forward to some peace and quiet, plus more greenery than you can poke a pine tree at.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
On to Tysfjord for the night to experience the narrowest point in Norway. Plus, there’s a chance to check out Svartisen—the second largest glacier in Norway (weather dependent). Did you know? Polar ice baths and wood-fired saunas build character. Fact.

Included today:
-Visit the Arctic Circle

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activity:
-Visit Svartisen Glacier
Visit the site of a historic power struggle between the British Royal Army and invading Nazis in Narvik en route to Skibotn – where the Polar Plunge awaits! Lifelong bragging rights are awarded to those who dare to take a dip in the icy waters of the river. Afterwards, defrost those limbs in a wood-fired sauna.

Included today:
-Polar Plunge
-Wood fired sauna

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Onwards and upwards. Today we head north for the last time and drop our bags in Olderfjord. This evening you'll have the option to witness nature's sight for sore eyes, aka the Midnight Sun, atop the towering cliffs of Nordkapp (Europe's most accessible northern point).

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Visit the Alta Museum
-Midnight sun Nordkapp experience
Fuel up with a late breakfast. Then: make the most of a free day with a hike through the rugged countryside. You’ll go to bed counting reindeer and dreaming of fjords.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Sing jingle bells as we make our way to Rovaniemi, the home of Santa Claus. Get pumped like it’s Christmas Eve as we step into a real-life festive greetings card (think: snow, tinsel, fairy lights and fir trees) and pay a visit to St Nick himself. We hope you’ve been good this year...

Included today:
-Visit Santa’s Village

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Next up: Jyväskylä, a city set in the heart of the Finnish Lakeland. This place has a ton of hiking and biking trails, so there’s no excuse not to soak up as much of the outdoors as possible.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
A short trip south to the quirky Finnish capital, Helsinki. Kick back and let us show you the highlights of this harbourside city. Picture art nouveau buildings and cooler-than-cool cafés.

Included today:
-Driving tour of Helsinki

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
More fairy tale magic as we hop across to Tallinn with its old city walls and medieval buildings. A walking tour will show you the highlights before we hand you over to the city.

Included today:
-Tallinn walking tour

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner
What next? Well, whatever tickles your fancy. See the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral or check out the KGB museum for a history lesson on the antics of the former security agency for the Soviet Union. Pro tip: Old Town is where you'll get the best kind of Estonian #throwback vibes.

Meals:
-Breakfast
Cross the border to Russia for a tour of the country’s former capital. Later, tuck into some blini and caviar (yes, caviar) and wash it all down with a shot of vodka, if you wish. When in Rome...

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Russia is a land of 11 time zones and an epic history. Luckily, we have a local guide to give us the lowdown. Anything called the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood has got to be worth a look, right? Check it out for yourself on today's driving tour. You definitely won't be bored in St Petersburg with so many sights to see!

Included today:
-Driving tour of St Petersburg with a local guide

Meals:
-Breakfast
Get ready for a dose of art and culture: we’re off on a guided tour of the Hermitage Museum. This beauty spans six palatial buildings, including the epic Winter Palace. Ah-maze! You won’t want to miss this. Next: (window) shopping, eating and grooving your way down Nevsky Prospect, the capital's main street.

Included today:
-Hermitage Museum tour

Meals:
-Breakfast
Through the Russian countryside to the World Heritage-listed city Novgorod. Try: Medovukha, the Russian version of mead.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Novgorod with a local guide

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner
Roll into sparkling Moscow today – a place that buzzes with life come rain, hail or shine. Be prepared for an incredible few days. As you move through the city, spot the tangible reminders of Russia’s involvement in modern history.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner
March past the greats on today's tour, including the Moscow University, Red Square and St Basil's Cathedral (aka the capital's technicolor sandcastle). Explore the Kremlin with our local guide before setting off to roam the streets. Tonight: get fancy with an optional evening at the Russian ballet. Binoculars at the ready – and don’t go easy on the champagne clinking.

Included today:
-Driving tour of Moscow with a local guide
-Visit the Kremlin

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Visit the Russian ballet
Down we go for a guided tour of the not-so-mundane Moscow Metro. If you’re picturing London’s Piccadilly or Central Line, think again. Not even close! The Moscow Metro is on another level. We’re talking chandelier lined stations, each one more decadent than the last. Next up: pay a visit to Lenin's tomb, then keep the history lesson going with an optional guided Kremlin Armory tour.

Included today:
-Metro underground art tour
-Visit to Lenin’s tomb

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activity:
-Guided Armoury tour
Today, it’s time to say goodbye. Check out and swap numbers. Is it ever too soon to start planning the next adventure? We think not.

Meals:
-Breakfast
what’s included
  • 22 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 15 dinners
  • 2 nights in hostels, 9 nights in hotels & 11 nights in cabins
  • Modern air conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
  • Guided tours of all major cities
  • Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + Topdeck Chef
  • Other services as per the itinerary
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Oslo and from Moscow are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Reindeers and Russians 2018 tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 23 days
Tour Type Group Tour  
Age Requirement 18-39 yrs
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Starts/Ends Oslo, Norway/Moscow, Russia
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A deposit of 88 USD is required to confirm this tour. For any departures within 31 December 2017 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Reindeers and Russians 2018 tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Reindeers and Russians 2018 tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Cancellation No additional cancellation fees apply for this Reindeers and Russians 2018 tour. You can cancel the tour up to 43 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 43 days of departure.
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