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Festive St. Petersburg and Moscow - NEW

7 Days 1 Country 2 Cities

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

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7 Days, 1 Country, 2 Cities

Festive St. Petersburg and Moscow - NEW

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St Petersburg, Russia

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Moscow, Russia

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    • Kremlin visit will take place on Day 6 instead of Day 5 on departures 24 and 31 December 2017.
    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 20 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Moscow. The 24 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in St. Petersburg. The 31 December 2017 departure will toast New Year's Eve in St. Petersburg.
    • 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.
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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

All transport shown.

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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


 

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Your Itinerary

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Day 1

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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Day 5

Moscow Christmas Markets

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Moscow

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Depart Moscow

Day 1

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

Welcome to the magnificent city of St. Petersburg. Relax and unwind after your journey. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception and light dinner at your hotel. A short evening orientation drive will be the perfect introduction to this magical festive city. See some of the iconic sights in a winter wonderland setting.

Hotel

Crown Plaza Ligovsky/Domina Prestige

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Crown Plaza Ligovsky/Domina Prestige

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

St. Petersburg Sightseeing Day 2 - St. Petersburg Sightseeing

Admire the landmarks of St. Petersburg during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. View the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great. Explore the Peter and Paul Fortress on your included visit.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 2

Day 3

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

Today enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing visit to the Hermitage Museum with a Local Specialist to see one of the world's largest and most valuable art collections. This world famous museum occupies five impressive buildings on the banks of the River Neva in the heart of St. Petersburg. Featuring over 3 million artefacts, the collection represents the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city. This evening consider a visit to a theatre to see a Russian Folklore show or relax at your hotel.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 3

Day 4

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

After a hearty Russian breakfast enjoy some free time before taking a high-speed train trip towards the Russian capital through scenic winter landscapes. Arrive later in Moscow, your home for the next three nights. An ancient city full of remarkable architecture and monuments to fallen heroes and victorious battles, Moscow is a cauldron of creativity and culture. Located on the Moskva River, the city is the country'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

Moscow is magically transformed for the festive season with more than 400 dazzling light installations placed around the city for the Christmas Light festival, and the squares come alive with Christmas Market stalls offering traditional foods and gifts from a variety of European countries. The iconic Red Square has stalls with festive Russian items and one of the many grand scale ice rinks that are installed in the city during the winter season. See St. Basil's Cathedral and visit the Kremlin during your guided sightseeing with a Local Specialist. Afterwards there is plenty of time to shop for festive souvenirs and explore the city on your own.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 5

Day 6

Moscow Day 6 - Moscow

Today is a full day at leisure to explore the city further. Consider visiting one of the city's museums or take an Optional Experience to Sergiyev Posad, once known as Zagorsk. This city is today the largest religious and cultural centre in Russia. This evening, join your fellow travellers to celebrate the Festive season at a Farewell Dinner.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Day 6

Day 7

Depart Moscow Day 7 - Depart Moscow

Say goodbye to this unique country at the end of a remarkable trip of discovery. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 7

Available Departures

Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/gsa/tours/festive-st-petersburg-and-moscow for the latest discounts & departure information.

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    For included sightseeing in St. Petersburg and Moscow

  • Small Group Sightseeing
    Visit the home of the Tsars on a guided tour with a group size of fewer than 25 guests, exploring the treasures of St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum

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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


Why Trafalgar?

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