russia tour: New Year in St. Petersburg

Christmas and New Year
Enjoy the New Year in wonderful St. Petersburg
5 days
29 Dec
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Spend the year's biggest celebration in Russia' s most amazing city!

29 December 2018 St Petersburg Arrival and Welcome Dinner
Arrival in St. Petersburg, and transfer to the 4 star Hotel Ambassador or similar, for check-in. Time at leisure in this beautiful Imperial city, then tonight enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.

30 December 2018 St Petersburg City Sightseeing and Hermitage Art Museum 
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, and a wonderful architectural statement in itself.

31 December 2018 Zarskoye Selo and Catherine's Palace + Troika Ride +  New Year Gala
This morning meet your guide for the leisurely drive into the countryside, to the charming town of Pushkin (aka Tsarskoe Selo), to visit the luxurious and light filled Catherine’s Palace, including its famous Amber Room, magically reconstructed by specialist artisans after being lost during the second World War. Enjoy a stroll through the lovely gardens or through the delightful tree filled town. 

Then continue on to Pavlovsk Palace Park, where you will experience a true Russian adventure - a ride in a Troika or horse driven sleigh!  In the evening enjoy a fabulous Russian New Year Gala at the hotel, to welcome  the New Year in style. 

01 January 2019: St Petersburg: Kazan Cathedral and Peter & Paul Fortress + Farewell Russian Dinner
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.

The rest of the day is free to explore this fascinating winter city further. Or you can take an optional privately guided shopping tour along the many boutiques and shops that line elegant Nezsky Propsoect. Tonight  say farwell to the city with a special Russian dinner at Restaurant Demidov.

02 January 2019 St Petersburg Departure
Transfer to the airport from your hotel and end of arrangements. 

Departure: 29 December 2018

Includes: 4 nights at Hotel Ambassador or similar; 4 x buffet breakfasts; welcome meeting with champagne cocktail or juice;  welcome dinner at the hotel, New Year Gala Dinner; 3 hour privately guided sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg; 3 hour privately guided visit to the Hermitage Art Museum; 3 hour privately guided visit to the Kazan Cathedral and the Peter and Paul Fortress; 6 hour privately guided visit to Tsarskoe Selo and Catherine's Palace with troika ride in Pavlovsk Palace Park; Russian dinner at Restaurant Demidov; transfers from airport to hotel and vice versa.

ExcludesRussian Visa; privately guided shopping tour 3 hrs.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2017.00
Single AUD$ 2506.00

Includes: 4 nights at Hotel Ambassador or similar; 4 buffet breakfasts; welcome meeting with champagne cocktail or juice;  welcome dinner at the hotel, New Year Gala Dinner at the hotel; 3 hour privately guided sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg; 3 hour privately guided visit to the Hermitage Art Museum; 3 hour privately guided visit to the Kazan Cathedral and the Peter and Paul Fortress; 6 hour privately guided visit to Tsarskoe Selo and Catherine's Palace with troika ride in Pavlovsk Palace Park; Russian dinner at Restaurant Demidov; transfers from airport to hotel and vice versa.