New Year in St. Petersburg

Enjoy the New Year in wonderful St. Petersburg
5 days
30 December

Spend the year's biggest celebration in Russia' s most amazing city!

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Day 1:  30 December 2016 St Petersburg Arrival
Arrival in St. Petersburg, and transfer to the 4 star Hotel Ambassador or similar, then check-in. Time at leisure. Tonight you can enjoy an optional welcome dinner at the hotel.

Day 2:  31 December  St Petersburg City Sightseeing, Hermitage Art Museum & New Year Gala Dinner
St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title “The Venice of the North”.  When the city is covered in snow it has a special romantic atmosphere. During your 3 hour morning sightseeing, tour get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Saviour, the Nevsky Convent and much more. 

The afternoon offers a fantastic visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum, filled with many treasures, then in 
the evening enjoy a fabulous Russian New Year Gala at the hotel, to welcome  2017 in style. 

Day 3: 01 January 2017 St Petersburg: Kazan Cathedral and Peter & Paul Fortress

This morning visit the Orthodox Kazan Cathedral and observe  the traditional sung mass, then visit  the Peter-and-Paul Fortress to see the Peter-and-Paul Cathedral, the pantheon of the Russian Czars from Peter the Great to Nicolas the 2nd.

In the afternoon enjoy free time to explore this fascinating winter city further. Tonight an optional  guided shopping tour on Nevsky Prospoect is offered- find some special Russian Christmas gifts, or unqiue gifts such as beautiful amber.

Day 4:  02 January St Petersburg: Catherine's Palace & Amber Room and Pavlovsk Palace

In the morning enjoy a tour to Zarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine's Palace and the magnificent Amber Room. In the afternoon continue on to the nearby
Pavlovsk Palace, an ensemble of palace and parks, and the former summer palace of the Russian emperor Paul 1 and his family. Here you can  enjoy a real Russian winter experience - a troika or horse drawn sleigh ride.

On this your last night enjoy a farewell dinner at Restaurant Russian Kitsch. 

Day 5 03 January 2017 Departure
Transfer to the airport from your hotel. 

A Locally Guided Tour is one where you are accompanied by a local English speaking guide whilst you are on an included excursion. For the remainder of the tour time you are unescorted.

*this tour can be extended with further time in St Petersburg or with a visit to Moscow

DEPARTURES: 30 December 2016

Includes: 4 nights at Hotel Ambassador**** or similar; 4 x buffet breakfasts; welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice;  New Year Gala Dinner; farewell dinner at Restaurant Russian Kitsch; 3 hour sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg; 3 hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum; 3 hour visit to the Kazan Cathedral and the Peter and Paul Fortress; 6 hour visit to Catherine's Palace and Pavlovsk Palace with troika ride in the park; transfers from airport to hotel and vice versa;  service of English speaking guide on all tours;  1st class motor coaches or minivans; portage at hotel.

ExcludesRussian Visa; optional 3 hours guided shopping tour; optional welcome dinner at hotel.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1777.00
Single AUD$ 2178.00

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