8-Day New Year's Tour to Moscow from St. Petersburg

Duration: 8 days
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg
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  • 8 days
  • St Petersburg
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  • Cancellable

Overview

Celebrate New Year 2021 in Russia! This eight-day holiday is a very special city break offering you the chance to join the Russians for their unrivaled New Year celebrations. Combining elegant, romantic St. Petersburg with modern, vibrant Moscow, you’ll enjoy the festive spirit in two of the country’s most enthralling cities. This unforgettable tour, taken against a charming backdrop of snowy winter cityscapes, includes a full sightseeing programme and some specially selected seasonal activities such as a magical trip to the ballet and a troika ride.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in St. Petersburg. Transfer to the Hotel

Pass By: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Our driver will be waiting for you at the pick-up point ready to transfer you to your hotel. No activities are planned for the arrival day.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in a premium 4* hotel: Petro Palace 4* (or similar)

Day 2: Catherine Palace & Amber Room. Troika Ride. Folklore Performance

Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
Today’s program takes us 25 km south of St. Petersburg to Tsarskoe Selo, home to two magnificent palaces set in extensive grounds. Alexander Palace was home to the last family of Tsars. Neighbouring Catherine Palace, where we will visit, is a lavish, Italian-designed Baroque masterpiece.

After a guided visit you will enjoy a ride in a troika.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Feel yourself Russian, The Nikolaevsky Palace Truda Square, 4, St. Petersburg 190098 Russia
You’ll head to Nikolaevsky Palace for a performance of the colourful folklore show, “Feel Yourself Russian” where you’ll be able to listen to traditional Russian folk songs, admire the flamboyant costumes and watch engaging dances from the country’s different provinces.

Transfer to the Nikolaevsky Palace is not included.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a premium 4* hotel: Petro Palace 4* (or similar)

Day 3: St. Petersburg City Tour. Ballet Performance

Stop At: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Dignified St. Petersburg, seemingly frozen in time since the days of the Tsars, is the most European of all Russian cities and the focus today is on exploring the city known as the “Venice of the North”. You’ll take in the Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Church of Christ's Resurrection (The Saviour of the Blood) as well as paying a visit to the Aurora, the ship whose cannon on Lenin’s orders gave the signal to begin the Great Social Revolution. In the afternoon, free time has been set aside for independent sightseeing or shopping.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Mikhailovsky Opera and Ballet Theater, Iskusstv ploshchad, d. 1, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
The highlight of your evening will surely be tonight’s ballet performance in one of St. Petersburg’s many delightful theatres. Note that schedules are released approximately two months in advance and tickets are subject to availability; transfers to the theatre are not included.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a premium 4* hotel: Petro Palace 4* (or similar)

Day 4: Hermitage Museum. Departure to Moscow

Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
Today is devoted to the world renowned Hermitage, former residence of the Russian Tsars and generally held to be one of best museums in the world.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight train "Grand Express" featuring spacious sleeping compartments. Upgrade options available.

Day 5: Moscow City Tour. Moscow Underground

Stop At: Moscow, Moscow, Central Russia
On your arrival in Moscow, our driver will meet you with a sign board at the train platform. You’ll enjoy a traditional Russian breakfast in a nearby cafe before check-in at the hotel. Later you’ll have an included city tour by car, pausing to discover some of Moscow’s most iconic sights.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Vorobievy Hills, Vorobievy Hills, Moscow, Central Russia
Visit to the observation platform for a panoramic view over the capital.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Novodevichye Cemetery, Luzhnetskiy dr., 2, Moscow 119048 Russia
After the observation platform we will visit the fascinating cemetery at New Maiden’s Convent.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Moscow Metro, Moscow Russia
Finally, we’ll take you on a guided tour of the Moscow Underground. More than just a public transport network, the Moscow Metro’s stations are resplendent with decadent marble, mosaics, stained glass and sculptures.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a premium 4* hotel: Marriott Courtyard 4* (or similar)

Day 6: Kremlin, Armoury & Red Square

Stop At: Red Square, Moscow 109012 Russia
Today, we return for a closer look at Red Square. It takes its name from the Russian word for red which once meant beautiful, and we’re sure you’ll think it’s aptly named. You’ll recognise the familiar domes of St Basil’s Cathedral, be intrigued by Lenin’s embalmed body at the Mausoleum and be impressed by the scale of the GUM department store which occupies almost the whole of one side of the square.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Saint Basil's Cathedral, Red Square 2, Moscow 109012 Russia
Your guide will accompany you inside the St. Basil's Cathedral.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lenin's Mausoleum, Red Square, Moscow 613310 Russia
We will visit the Lenin's Mausoleum and the burial place of the prominent Soviet leaders at the Kremlin wall.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Moscow Kremlin, Moscow 103132 Russia
With our included excursion to the Kremlin’s grounds and cathedrals, you’ll have the chance to delve into the interiors of the former residence of the Tsars. In Cathedral Square, you may even sense the spirits of Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov, and the early Romanovs.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Armoury Chamber, Dvortsovaya St., 1R, Moscow 103073 Russia
Inside the Armoury Museum, you’ll almost be overwhelmed by the sheer scale of the collection of treasures, including such exhibits as the chalice of Yuri Dolgorukiy, the helm and armour of Boris Godunov, over fifty Faberge eggs, priceless antique weaponry and many other works made of precious metals and stones.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a premium 4* hotel: Marriott Courtyard 4* (or similar)

Day 7: Moscow by Night City Tour

Stop At: Moscow, Moscow, Central Russia
Our night tour showcases the best of the city’s unique cultural and historical sites, many of which are illuminated after sunset. Together with your guide, you’ll explore Moscow’s tourist highlights by car, making frequent stops to continue sightseeing on foot.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a premium 4* hotel: Marriott Courtyard 4* (or similar)

Day 8: Departure. Transfer to the Airport

Pass By: Moscow, Moscow, Central Russia
Today marks the end of your tour. Our driver will be waiting for you at the hotel lobby ready to transfer you to the airport or any other departure point. No activities are planned for the departure day.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Russian visa service
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Train travel
  • Accommodations
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Feel yourself Russian
  • Entry/Admission - Mikhailovsky Opera and Ballet Theater
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Novodevichye Cemetery
  • Entry/Admission - Moscow Metro
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Basil's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Moscow Kremlin
  • Entry/Admission - Armoury Chamber

Exclusions
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Excursions not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfer to the Nikolaevsky Palace - Folkshow performance, 20 eur per person both ways
  • Transfer to the Ballet theatre, 20 eur per person both ways
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Please note some walking is required
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • We operate only small groups.
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We provide pick-up transfer from any airport, railway station, accommodation in St Petersburg. Our driver will pick you up at the specified time, he will hold a sign-board.

Airports

  • Pulkovo Airport, St. Petersburg Russia



Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 12/26/2020 - 12/26/2020

Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
12/26/2021 - 12/26/2021
Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

8 days

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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