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Festive St. Petersburg and Moscow

Operated by: Trafalgar

7 Days from $1,875 per person
DEC 2021 - JAN 2022
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 of the city during an orientation drive.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Courtyard by Marriott Vasilievsky
  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.

    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 breakfast of 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. Airport transfers are available. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

    meals Breakfast
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 6 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • 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
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

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 Meet the students of St. Petersburg's Theatre for canapés and a stage performance. (Day 2)
  • Dive into Culture Enjoy a visit to the Hermitage Museum, one of the world's largest and most valuable art collections. (Day 3)

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 2021
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Dec 13 Mon
Dec 19 Sun
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TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$1,875
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Dec 20 Mon
Dec 26 Sun
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$1,950
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Dec 27 Mon
Jan 2 Sun
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$2,075
January 2022
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Jan 9 Sun
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$1,875
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