Private Tour: New Holland Ice Skating and Free Christmas Drink in St Petersburg

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg
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  • 3 hours
  • St Petersburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Immerse yourself in St Petersburg’s holiday cheer on this fascinating 3-hour private tour.

Set out to see the Downtown of Northern Capital of Russia at its best during Christmas and New Year holiday season and enjoy ice-skating on the prominent New Holland ice-rink.

Wander along the Nevsky Prospekt, glowing with breathtaking lights, see Anichkov Bridge, Kazan Cathedral, Stroganov Palace, Admiralty and St Isaac’s Cathedral.

Hear intriguing and fun stories from your knowledgeable local guide, enjoy numerous photo ops and warm up with a complimentary glass of mulled wine, delicious hot chocolate or freshly brewed coffee.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: St. Petersburg Metro, St. Petersburg Russia

Timing and itinerary can be adjust to meet your personal preferences

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Avenue, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia

4pm Meet your expert private guide in your hotel lobby and head over to Nevsky Prospekt, the city’s main artery gorgeously embellished with awe-inspiring Christmas lights and breathtaking light installations.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kazan Cathedral, Kazanskaya Sq., 2 Metro Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

See Kazan Cathedral with its colonnade

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Anichkov Bridge, Fontanka River across Nevskiy Ave., St. Petersburg Russia

Soak up New Year cheer and catch a glimpse of such St Petersburg’s iconic landmarks like striking Anichkov Bridge with monuments of rearing horses and attendants at all four corners, imposing Kazan Cathedral with its colonnade and the ornate rose-colored Stroganov Palace with its majestic baroque exteriors.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Building Of The Admiralty, Admiralteyskiy Drive, 1 metro Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg Russia

5pm Tick off from your bucket-list such top-attractions like Admiralty with its impressive gilded spire

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St Isaac_s Square, 4 Nevskiy Prospekt metro station, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia

Take in the views of magnificent St Isaac’s Cathedral, the largest Orthodox church in Russia while your friendly local guide will shed the light on various events of St. Petersburg’s fascinating and conflicted history.

Stop At: New Holland Island, Admiralteyskiy Canal Embankment, 2, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia

5pm Continue to New Holland Island, vibrant cultural hub in the city and popular gathering spot for locals where anyone can find something to their taste. Pop in at a cozy coffee shop, enjoy people-watching and refuel with a drink of your choice: delicious mulled wine, eggnog, delicious hot chocolate, artisan coffee or herbal tea before we move on.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: New Holland Island, Admiralteyskiy Canal Embankment, 2, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia

5.30-6.30pm For festive ambiance and lifetime memories enjoy one hour ice-skating session at the New Holland Island in St Petersburg. The ice-rink covers 2000 sq m and it is the most popular in the whole city. Immerse yourself in magical winter wonderland, snap astonishing selfies and take in beautiful illumination and cheerful music.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: New Holland Island, Admiralteyskiy Canal Embankment, 2, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia

6.30-7pm After fun at the skating rink, head over to the Christmas market located nearby. Stock up on the handmade crafts and world-known Russian souvenirs, indulge in street food from the most fashionable restaurants of the city and learn interesting facts about Russian Christmas and New Year traditions from your expert guide.

The New Year Market operates from 25 December to 8 January in the courtyard of the Bottle on New Holland Island and features 14 stalls selling festive food, treats and gifts places around a gorgeous 8-metre high Christmas Tree. The courtyard will be decked out with patio-heaters and chairs, and from 15 to 31 December there will be a Christmas Tree market open next to the Bottle’s main entrance.

Children aged 6 and above can have fun at Father Frost workshops and learn how to make calendars, toys, gifts, garlands and board-games under the supervision of Father Frost’s highly experienced helpers. Participation is free of charge.

7pm Finish the tour at Christmas market where you can have more fun and get local souvenirs or dinner.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Stroganov Palace, Nevskiy Ave., 17, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

See the ornate rose-colored Stroganov Palace with its majestic baroque exteriors.(from outside)

Duration: 10 minutes

Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea - refuel with a drink of your choice: delicious mulled wine, eggnog, delicious hot chocolate, artisan coffee or herbal tea before we move on.
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Customizable itinerary
  • Private walking tour
  • Multiple start times available
  • Iconic places for photoshoot
  • Ice skating at New Holland in St Petersburg
  • Meeting in the hotel lobby
  • Private Friendly Local Guide
  • Entry/Admission - New Holland Island

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg Metro
  • Entry/Admission - Kazan Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - The Building Of The Admiralty
  • Entry/Admission - Stroganov Palace
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • We are serious about taking extra precautions to stop the spread of this virus by practicing regular hand washing and sanitization. We practice social distancing measures through providing private tours only.This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Lobby of your hotel. Please provide the exact name and address of your hotel.

Your guide will meet you at your centrally-located hotel, hostel or vacation rental
You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email

Voucher info

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

Duration

3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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