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Best Northern Lights Experience: Glass Igloos and Snow Hotels

Can you imagine how magical it is to witness the dancing light show of nature called Aurora Borealis somewhere above the Arctic Circle in the comfort of a glass igloo? In this article we have put together handy advice for those wondering when is the best time and place to see Northern Lights and how to make this experience so unforgettable that you’ll remember it for the rest of your life!

Planning in advance: pros and cons

Is it better to plan your trip in advance or jump into this process last minute? Well, everyone is different and there is no universal answer to this question, or is there? We’ve been arranging small group and private tours in Europe for over 10 years now and do have some insider information to share that might be useful for you to implement into your decision-making process. Our travel specialist Kate is helping us today to review the pros and cons of advance booking for your next vacation.

What to Taste on Your Tour to Russia

National cuisine, especially its signature dishes, can often tell the story of the country as well as the historic museums and other landmarks. Even so, delicious flavors can quickly become closely associated with the name of the place like spicy pizza in Italy, fresh croissants in France, fish and chips in the UK, and burgers in the U.S.A. Which dish pops into your head when you hear the name - Russia?

Month in Review: January

The beginning of the new year is always an important time to finalize with priorities and travel plans, to set goals and dash like the wind towards achieving new heights. Here at Firebird Tours, we kicked off 2018 with confidence, enthusiasm, and long hours of hard work. Summing up the result of our effort this past month, we have found out the following things:

Firebird year in review: 2017

After popping a few bottles of champagne and watching sky lit up with fireworks less than a month ago (or last week if Russian Old New Year celebration counts), we think it's the right time to reflect on the past year and discover what, here at Firebird Tours, we have managed to achieve. The year of 2017 was full of opportunities to improve and grow as a company, letting us spread the joy of traveling even wider. So today we look back to the year and share our reflection with you!

Visiting Russian Vodka Museum in Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg, the second-largest city in Russia, is the cultural capital of the country, safeguarding the art and history of the nation within its numerous fascinating landmarks. This week Vera is showing you one more highlight of the city - Russian Vodka Museum. Because what better way to get to know Russians, their culture, and customs than by tasting the signature spirit, are we right?

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