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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 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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      • 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.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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 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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      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

      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

      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: €49.00

      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

      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

      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.

      Adult Price: €110.00

      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

      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!

      Adult Price: €53.00

      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

      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

      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.

      Adult Price: €52.00

      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

      Optional Experiences

      Russian Panorama Experience

      Learn more about Russia's military and contemporary history on this guided tour, led by your Local Specialist. We'll visit the Borodino Panorama, home to a large-scale multi-sensory diorama. This moving work of art depicts the most decisive moment of the Battle of Borodino, which took place between Russia and Napoleon's Grand Army in 1812. We'll also walk through Victory Memorial Park to see impressive monuments to the victory in World War II. Finally, we'll take a stroll through the famous Arbat street. Once inhabited by the tsar's artisans, it's now referred to as Moscow's Montmartre, lined with càfes, restaurants and shops selling local souvenirs.

      Adult Price: €43.00

      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.

      Adult Price: €53.00

      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

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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

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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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