New Year 2018
For the most brave and courageous adventurers, who are not afraid of Russian winter, we’ve prepared a special New Year Fairy-Tale - the most beloved holiday among Russians. Spend these festive days with The New Year Tree party with fireworks in Russia, and we are sure it will be the most unforgettable celebration of the New Year in your life!

31 December – 08 January (8 days/8 nights)
Program
Day1

The New Year Fairy-Tale begins in the Northern Capital of Russia, Saint-Petersburg. You will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel in a comfortable private car.
In the afternoon we will make our way along the famed Nevsky Prospekt, past museums and theatres, St Isaac's Cathedral and The Bronze Horseman to enjoy the beautiful New Year decoration and festive atmosphere walking along the snowy main street of the city.

Tonight is New Year's Eve, and time to celebrate it in Russian-style!
A celebratory dinner in one of the best restaurants of the city with a special entertainment program, dances around the New Tree, and surprises from Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost) and his grand-daughter Snegurochka (Snowmaiden).
Enjoy the traditional dishes and delicacies on the table: Russian salad, saulted herring salad, vodka and caviar. Take on your coat and go for a walk to watch the fireworks and have fun with locals.
Day 2

Happy New Year! Today we will have a sightseeing tour around the city.
Enjoy a tour of this gorgeous city including: main street Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square, Vasilievsky Island, Art Square. Combine a city sightseeing tour with one or more of the following in depth tours: Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral with the tombs of Russian rulers, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the colonnade on its tall gilt dome, Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, Church of Our Savor on the Spilled Blood or the Alexander Nevsky Abbey.
Dinner in the restaurant with a spectacular view.
Day 3

Peter and Paul Fortress
When Peter the Great re-claimed the lands along the Neva in 1703, he decided to build a fort to protect the area from possible attack by the Swedish army and navy. The fortress was founded on a small island in the Neva delta on May 27, 1703 and that day became the birthday of the city of St Petersburg. The Swedes were defeated before the fortress was even completed. For that reason, from 1721 onwards the fortress housed part of the city's garrison and rather notoriously served as a high security political jail. In the middle of the fortress stands the impressive Peter and Paul Cathedral, the burial place of all the Russian Emperors and Empresses from Peter the Great to Alexander III. On top of the cathedrals’ gilded spire stands a magnificent golden angel holding a cross. This weathervane is one of the most prominent symbols of St Petersburg, and at 404 feet tall, the cathedral is the highest building in the city.
Have a breathtaking horse ride in a sledge along the snow roads and in the evening visit Russian bania (sauna) and try to bath in freezing water.

 

Day 4

The State Hermitage
Today you enjoy the many wonders of the elegant Winter Palace that houses the Hermitage Museum, one of the largest art and cultural museums in the world. This vast collection  includes some of history's most important art.

Dinner with Russian folk show
Enjoy the unique opportunity of getting acquainted with the history and cultural traditions of Russia. Classical performance of folk songs, lyrical romances and traditional Russian dances. You will appreciate this bright performance, spiced with the highest skills, breath-taking leaps, and the subtle humor.
Day 5

Train Saint-Petersburg – Moscow
Sit back and relax as the train travels through the winter landscape.
Transfer to the station, going to Moscow onboard speedy Sapsan train, transfer to the hotel in Moscow.

Moscow, sightseeing tour
City tour of Moscow covers Red Square, St Basil's Cathedral, Vorobyovy Hills, Gorky Park and the beautiful Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

Explore the Red Square, where beautifully decorated Christmas trees stand tall next to the brightly coloured domes of St Basil’s Cathedral and the imposing walls of the Kremlin. Experience the wintry charm of the Red Square, dripping with light, as skaters glide across an ice rink. Ice skating in the red square is done by all Russians as a tradition and a celebration of the new year.
Day 6

The Kremlin, Cathedrals and the Armory Chamber

This day is dedicated to the exploration of the most outstanding Moscow icon – the mighty Kremlin. Together with your guide you go inside the Kremlin walls to visit the most ancient square of the city – Cathedral Square, Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell, and the famous Armory Chamber – a world-wide known treasure-house hosting ancient Russian state regalia, ceremonial vestments, church utensils, gold and silver relics.

 Lunch in the restaurant and walk in the city center.

 Bolshoi Theatre is a symbol of Russia for all time. It was awarded this honor due to the major contribution it made to the history of the Russian performing arts. This history is on-going and today Bolshoi Theatre artists continue to contribute to it many bright pages. We offer you to see a performance on one of its stages, the historical reconstructed or the newest technology one. 

Day 7

Today is Orthodox Christmas, and is free for you to explore Moscow on your own.
Why not get some shopping done at the extravagant GUM department store, or Izmailova Market. Whether you want to pick up some souvenirs, fur hats or some traditional handmade crafts this is the place to go.
You can also visit Moscow Metro, celebrated 80-year anniversary in 2015 and world-known for its beauty. You can explore one of the most interesting sites hidden deep beneath the surface, and have a short ride to taste the life of the locals.
Alternatively you can go ice skating in Gorky Park.
Day 8

This Russian winter journey comes to an end today.
It is now time to bid farewell to your new friends and two main cities of Russia.  
We will then transfer you to the airport after your unforgettable journey through these fascinating cities.
Included in price
All Transport
Tickets
Not included
Airplane tickets
Food
Price
from 1599
per person
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