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Festive St. Petersburg and Moscow

Operated by: Trafalgar

7 Days from $1,825 per person
DEC 2022 - JAN 2023
Christmas at Red Square, Moscow, Russia

Countries Visited

Russia ...more Russia

Locations Visited

St Petersburg, Moscow ...more St Petersburg, Moscow
  1. Day 1 Welcome to St. Petersburg

    Imposing, stately, magnificent – St. Petersburg extends a 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 to the city during an orientation drive.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel River Palace
  2. Day 2 Discover Historic St. Petersburg

    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. Later, Connect With Locals and meet the students of St. Petersburg’s Theatre for canapés and a stage performance. Learn how your visit will support the theatrical education of St. Petersburg's youth during your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Explore the Spectacular Hermitage Museum

    Catherine the Great’s cherished collection of art takes centre stage today as we Dive Into Culture and 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 your 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 Breakfast
  4. Day 4 Journey By High-Speed Train to Moscow

    Tuck into hearty Russian fare before embarking on a 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 the chilly banks of the Moskva River on this exploration of Russia’s political, economic, religious and financial hub.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Marriott Tverskaya
  5. Day 5 Enjoy Moscow's Stunning 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. Stroll through city 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. There’s plenty of time later to stock up on festive souvenirs and explore one of the world’s grandest cities on your own terms.

    meals Breakfast
  6. Day 6 Moscow Your Way

    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 join 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 Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  7. Day 7 Farewell Moscow

    For now, it’s time to say a fond do svidaniya to two great Russian cities. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

    meals Breakfast
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

First class travel Highlights

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • High-speed train from St. Petersburg to Moscow.
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore St. Petersburg and Moscow with a Local Specialist
  • Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg and the Kremlin in Moscow
  • View the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg and Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow
  • Connect With Locals This is a unique Be My Guest opportunity to meet and chat with the locals over drinks and canapés at the Theatre of Youth in the centre of St. Petersburg. Enjoy a stage performance by the students in one of the beautiful theatre halls.
  • Dive into Culture Enjoy a visit to the Hermitage Museum, one of the world's largest and most valuable art collections.
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® The St. Petersburg Theatre of Youth will enlighten you on the institute's work and show you how funds contributed on your behalf are used to promote the theatrical education of St. Petersburg's youth.

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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December 2022
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