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Festive St. Petersburg and Moscow

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Walk in the footsteps of Peter the Great along the winter-white carpets of two fairy-tale imperial cities.

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    • Kremlin visit will take place on Day 6 instead of Day 5 on departures 23 December and 30 December 2018.
    • Hermitage visit will take place on Day 2 instead of Day 3 on departure 30 December 2018.
    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 23 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in St. Petersburg. The 30 December 2018 departure will toast New Year's Eve in St. Petersburg. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
    • Important Visa Information: Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your travel agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued at borders in Europe.
    • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
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      • Kremlin visit will take place on Day 6 instead of Day 5 on departures 23 December and 30 December 2018.
      • Hermitage visit will take place on Day 2 instead of Day 3 on departure 30 December 2018.
      • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 23 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in St. Petersburg. The 30 December 2018 departure will toast New Year's Eve in St. Petersburg. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
      • Important Visa Information: Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your travel agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued at borders in Europe.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Walk in the footsteps of Peter the Great along the winter-white carpets of St. Petersburg and Moscow - a discovery of Russia's vibrant, modern culture, haunting history, grand palaces and the imposing Red Square, on this festive sojourn to two fairy-tale imperial cities.


      Trip type: Christmas Spectacular

      Trip code: WFSM

      6 Nights

      accommodation

      8 Meals
      • 6 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 2 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in St. Petersburg and Moscow

        • View the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg, Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow

        • Visit the Hermitage Museum, the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg and the Kremlin in Moscow


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 6 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 2 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Festive St. Petersburg and Moscow

      Your Itinerary

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      Arrive St. Petersburg (3 Nights)

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      St. Petersburg Sightseeing

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      Day 3

      Hermitage Museum Visit and St. Petersburg

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      St. Petersburg – High-Speed Train – Moscow (3 Nights)

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      Moscow Christmas Markets

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      Moscow

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      Depart Moscow

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      Arrive St. Petersburg (3 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive St. Petersburg (3 Nights)

      Imposing, stately, magnificent - St. Petersburg extends her warm welcome for a festive sojourn that will see you visit two imperial cities cloaked in a magical winter blanket. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and light dinner at your hotel before an enchanting introduction of the city during an orientation drive.

      Hotel

      Courtyard by Marriott Vasilievsky

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Courtyard by Marriott Vasilievsky

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      St. Petersburg Sightseeing Day 2 - St. Petersburg Sightseeing

      Admire Peter the Great's inspiring vision that culminated in the creation of a majestic city to rival Europe's most magnificent capitals. Join your Local Specialist on a sightseeing tour that will take you past the Tsar's regal Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the grand avenue of Nevsky Prospekt. Included is a visit to the 18th century Peter and Paul Fortress.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Rasputin And The Romanovs

      This two-part tour pays tribute to Russia's noble and royal families and provides an explanation for the collapse of the monarchy. You'll see the opulent interior of Yusupov Palace, one of the grandest noble residences in the country, and learn about the plot to murder the mystic Rasputin. Then, visit the tombs of Tsar Nicholas II and his family at Peter and Paul's Cathedral.

      Adult Price: €51.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Catherine Palace

      Recently restored, Catherine's Palace in the town of Pushkin is one of the largest Royal summer residencies ever built. The palace is most famous for it's fabled Amber Room, a world-famous chamber decorated in amber panels that are backed with gold leaf and mirrors. Your Local Specialist will reveal all of the secrets and history of the palace.

      Adult Price: €57.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Hermitage Museum Visit and St. Petersburg Day 3 - Hermitage Museum Visit and St. Petersburg

      Catherine the Great's cherished collection of art takes centre stage today as we enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing visit to the Hermitage Museum with a Local Specialist. Navigate the spectacular corridors that house one of the world's largest and most valuable art collections representing the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. Spend the rest of the day exploring the grand boulevards, golden spires and regal façades of this great city. Why not end your St. Petersburg visit in a colourful whirl of traditional dance at a Russian folklore show?

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Evening At The Ballet

      There may be an opportunity to attend a ballet performance in the historic atmosphere of a Tsarist era theatre. Subject to availability of tickets and performance. Price will vary from €80-€110, depending on the venue and the Ballet Company. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. If you decide to cancel the optional a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred

      Adult Price: €110.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Imperial Splendours And Architectural Gems

      Your Local Specialist will offer a guided tour of the interiors of two iconic churches. The Church of the Saviour on the Spilt Blood, built to commemorate the assassination of Tsar Alexander II, has one of the country's most intricate displays of mosaic icons. Additionally, St Isaac's Cathedral is the 4th-largest cathedral in the world. Designed by a French architect, its immense interior is comprised of malachite and other precious materials.

      Adult Price: €44.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Russian Folklore Evening

      A chance to attend one of the best Russian folklore programs in St. Petersburg. You’ll enjoy a high-energy performance featuring Cossack dances, songs, instruments and costumes from around Russia. During intermission, sample local champagne and vodka. An unforgettable experience! This optional involves reservation and entrance pre-payments. Cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

      Adult Price: €58.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 3

      Day 4

      St. Petersburg – High-Speed Train – Moscow (3 Nights) Day 4 - St. Petersburg – High-Speed Train – Moscow (3 Nights)

      Tuck into hearty Russian fare before embarking by high-speed train to Moscow, passing a wintery landscape of soaring church spires and small villages. The Russian capital wears its extraordinary triumphs and tumultuous history on its sleeve and we have an opportunity to explore both over the next few days. Follow the imposing red walls of the Kremlin and chilly banks of the Moskva River on this exploration of Russia's political, economic, religious and financial hub.

      Hotel

      Marriott Tverskaya

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Marriott Tverskaya

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Moscow Christmas Markets Day 5 - Moscow Christmas Markets

      An enchanting winter wonderland awaits as we admire the more than 400 dazzling light installations that illuminate the city for its annual Christmas Light festival. Meander through bustling squares that come alive with Christmas Market stalls - smells of mulled wine, gingerbread and caviar-filled crepes fill the air while stalls spill over with an astounding array of handcrafted gifts. Join a Local Specialist on a sightseeing tour to see the vibrant façade of St. Basil's Cathedral and visit the Kremlin. Then there's plenty of time to stock up on festive souvenirs and explore one of the world's grandest cities on your own terms.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Metro And Red Square By Night

      Often cited as the most beautiful subway system in the world, Moscow's grandiose Metro stations are decorated with mosaics, stained glass and bronze statues. They're also one of the few remaining places featuring Communist iconography. We'll finish our guided visit with a walk through Red Square, where the evening illuminations should provide enviable photo opportunities.

      Adult Price: €37.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Treasures Of The Tsars

      You'll have a opportunity to skip the queues and take a guided tour of the Treasure Chamber of the Russian Tsars - one of the most important museums in Russia due to its unique collection. You’ll see priceless Faberge eggs and Catherine the Great's diamonds and many gowns. You’ll also discover the Imperial carriages, which are studded with precious stones and gold; coronation thrones; and other one-of-a-kind items from the Romanov Dynasty. This optional involves reservation and entrance pre-payments. If you decide to cancel the optional a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.

      Adult Price: €52.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Moscow Day 6 - Moscow

      Moscow's fascinating history and culture are yours to explore today. Spend your full day at leisure discovering the victories and tragedies that have shaped this magnificent city, from the elegant frescoed metro stations to the sad graveyard of Fallen Monuments. Consider visiting one of the city's museums or take an Optional Experience to Sergiyev Posad, the largest religious and cultural centre in Russia. Our journey together is almost at its end as we join our travel companions for a Farewell Dinner.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Sergiyev Posad - The Real Russia

      68 km from Moscow, Sergiyev Posad (known as Zagorsk in the Soviet era) is the centre of the Orthodox faith and Russia's most important pilgrimage site. You'll visit recently-renovated Troitse-Sergiieyeva Lavra, a working monastery, unique in the fact that it still operated during the atheist years of Communist rule. You'll also have time to browse the markets, where you might like to buy locally-crafted lacquer boxes or Matryoshka dolls. This optional involves reservation and entrance pre-payments. If you decide to cancel the optional a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.

      Adult Price: €53.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Patriots and Bohemians

      Few things set fire to the soul of the Russian people like their heroic fight against fascism. The tremendous power of their emotions has been beautifully translated into the spectacular Victory Park, where we'll walk through gorgeous gardens full of impressive memorials. In the Museum, we’ll see large-scale 3D paintings that give the illusion of one's presence in the centre of events. Afterwards we'll discover the Bohemian atmosphere of Moscow’s “Montmartre”, lined with delightful cafes, restaurants and time for last-minute souvenir shopping.

      Adult Price: €43.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Depart Moscow Day 7 - Depart Moscow

      For now it's time to say a sad do svidaniya to two great Russian cities. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in St. Petersburg and Moscow

        • View the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg, Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow

        • Visit the Hermitage Museum, the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg and the Kremlin in Moscow


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      Dining

        • 6 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 2 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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