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Winter Romance & New Year Fun in the Russian Capitals for Independent Travellers (CB-26)

Group size
2-14 people
Season
Winter
Duration
8 days
Departs
As per schedule
Starts
St. Petersburg
Ends
Moscow
Countries
Russia
Cities
Moscow, St. Petersburg
Price
from £845
Reservation
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Come to Russia for New Year holidays and celebrate those fabulous days in St. Petersburg and Moscow at your own pace. We have arranged for you primary accommodation, all transfers, train travel between cities and the Russian visa. You are free to choose your own programme and explore both cities as you prefer.

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St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg City Tour & Guided Visit to the Peter and Paul FortressAfter your guided city tour around St. Petersburg you will visit Peter & Paul’s Fortress. Built on the small Hare Island to secure Russia’s position on the River Neva delta and in order to protect the Neva lands, regained during the Northern War, from possible attacks by Swedish troops, the Peter and Paul Fortress did not actually see the actual combat until 25 October 1917. Recently this doughty fortress-cum-prison has had many of its buildings converted into museums and features a splendid cathedral containing the tombs of the Romanov monarchs.
4 hours | £90 per person
Half Day Guided Tour to Tsarskoe Selo (Catherine Palace & Amber Room)Guided visit to one of the major architectural treasures of the Royal St. Petersburg - settlement of Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin) located 25km south of the city. This small town has two gigantic palaces, set amidst huge and beautiful parkland: the glorious Catherine Palace, a Baroque masterpiece by the Italian architecture Bartolomeo Rastrelli, and the Alexander Palace, where the last tsar family dwelt. We will visit the Catherine’s Palace with the Amber Room. It features splendid interiors, designed by eminent architects Rastrelli, Cameron, Stasov and Monighetti.
5 hours | £110 per person
Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace) Guided TourA guided tour of the Hermitage, former residence of the Russian Tzars and one of best museums of the world. This stunning palace, an architectural masterpiece in itself, contains a collection over 3,000,000 works of art representing the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. The collection includes works of Leonardo Da Vinci, Titian, Raphael, French impressionists, sculptures and treasures icons, coins and Tsar’s jewellery. The Hermitage is an unforgettable place to visit.
4 hours | £60 per person
Folk Show at Nikolaevsky PalaceThe folk show "Feel Yourself Russian" is comprised of the bright performances of St. Petersburg professional folk companies. During two hours of this dynamic colourful and picturesque show you will hear tuneful folk songs - romantic, and full of life, watch sparkling dances of different provinces of Russia, and learn that some items - such as saws, wooden spoons, and other traditional household appliances - can also be used as musical instruments! The national colour of the performance is enriched with the bright dresses made in accordance with Russian traditions.
2 hours | £55 per person

Day 1
Transfer from the airport to the hotel
Arrival in St. Petersburg. Our driver will meet you in the arrival sector with a Go Russia sign board. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 2
Free Day
Free day on your own to discover St. Petersburg for yourself with optional excursions available to book.
Day 3
Free Day
Free day on your own to discover the city for yourself with optional excursions available to book.
Day 4
Transfer from the hotel to the railway station
Transfer to the railway station. Our driver will meet you with a Go Russia sign board at the lobby of the hotel.
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Train: St. Petersburg - Moscow
Day 4
Grand Express: St. Petersburg - Moscow
For demanding travellers who prefer to travel in particular comfort, Russian railways now offer a luxury travel option to discover a style fit for a Tzar! The introduction of a new train, the “Grand Express”, on the Moscow-St. Petersburg line is changing current assumptions about comfortable rail travel which is comparable in standard to that of a good hotel. Indeed, the “Grand Express” is a real hotel on wheels that features spacious sleeping compartments with toilets, showers, air-conditioning, wide sofas, LCD TV, DVD-players and WI-FI. “Grand Express” train also has standard 9 compartments carriages of 1st and 2nd class.
Moscow
Moscow City and Novodevichy Convent Tour by CarStart your discovery of Moscow with a guided city tour by car. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the Sparrow Hills observation platform, visit Poklonnaya Hills a monument in honour of a Russian victory in the Great War (World War II), see the famous Red Square and the Bolshoi (Big) theatre or explore modern Moscow’s busy streets and discover the rich history of this magnificent city. Visit one of the oldest convents in Russia, the Novodevichy Convent.
4 hours | £100 per person
Tretiakov Gallery Guided TourA guided tour of the Tretiakov Gallery, the biggest collection of Russian fine art in the world. The core of the museum's collection was assembled in the middle of the nineteenth century by Pavel Tretiakov, a wealthy Moscow merchant whose passion for collecting included violins, birds, and milk cows as well as Russian art. The museum represents the whole history of Russian art from the ancient period until now. There are more than 130 000 unique examples of painting, sculpture and graphics, created throughout the centuries by talented Russian artists.
4 hours | £80 per person
Moscow by Night City Tour by CarMoscow combines the best of old and modern architecture. It is a city of long avenues and majestic squares, leafy boulevards, parks and gardens, new luxury housing, bridges, the granite embankments of Moscow River, and the unique cultural and historical sites. Discover Moscow by night with a guided city tour by car.
3 hours | £75 per person

Day 5
Transfer from the railway station to the hotel
Arrival in Moscow. Our driver will meet you with a Go Russia sign board at the beginning of the platform. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 6
Free day
Free day on your own to discover Moscow for yourself with optional excursions available to book.
Day 7
Free day
Free day on your own to discover the city for yourself with optional excursions available to book.
Day 8
Transfer from the hotel to the airport
Transfer to the airport. Our driver will meet you with a Go Russia sign board at the hotel lobby.
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Dates and prices
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Travel package
Hotel - 4*
Year of travel
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single supplement Train upgrade Book
26/12/2021 - 02/01/2022 £845 / £1,145 £275 £65 book now
26/12/2022 - 02/01/2023 £895 / £1,195 £275 £65 book now

Note on pricing:

  1. All prices are per person, in British Pounds. All included services are listed in the tour dossier and the section “Included” in the tour description.
  2. Price “Including flight” is subject to airfare availability and will be reconfirmed upon your booking. We advise not to delay with booking your tour as airfares may go up.
  3. Price “Excluding flight” does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights.
  4. Single supplement goes towards single room (cabin for cruises) accommodation.
  5. “Train upgrade” supplement means an upgrade for a compartment for 2 people and refers to overnight trains only. Advisable to book if you prefer more privacy and comfort during your overnight train journeys. Read more about train upgrade.
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