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Festive St Petersburg & Moscow

7 days with Trafalgar   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Arrive St. Petersburg (3 Nights)
Welcome to the magnificent city of St. Petersburg. Relax and unwind after your journey. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception and light dinner at your hotel. A short evening orientation drive will be the perfect introduction to this magical festive city. See some of the iconic sights in a winter wonderland setting. (Welcome Reception)

Day 2 St. Petersburg Sightseeing
Admire the landmarks of St. Petersburg during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. View the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great. Explore the Peter and Paul Fortress on your included visit. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 3 Hermitage Museum Visit and St. Petersburg
Today enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing visit to the Hermitage Museum with a Local Specialist to see one of the world's largest and most valuable art collections. This world famous museum occupies five impressive buildings on the banks of the River Neva in the heart of St. Petersburg. Featuring over 3 million artefacts, the collection represents the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city. This evening consider a visit to a theatre to see a Russian Folklore show or relax at your hotel. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 4 St. Petersburg – High-Speed Train – Moscow (3 Nights)
After a hearty Russian breakfast enjoy some free time before taking a high-speed train trip towards the Russian capital through scenic winter landscapes. Arrive later in Moscow, your home for the next three nights. An ancient city full of remarkable architecture and monuments to fallen heroes and victorious battles, Moscow is a cauldron of creativity and culture. Located on the Moskva River, the city is the country's political, economic, religious and financial hub. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 5 Moscow Christmas Markets
Moscow is magically transformed for the festive season with more than 400 dazzling light installations placed around the city for the Christmas Light festival, and the squares come alive with Christmas Market stalls offering traditional foods and gifts from a variety of European countries. The iconic Red Square has stalls with festive Russian items and one of the many grand scale ice rinks that are installed in the city during the winter season. See St. Basil's Cathedral and visit the Kremlin during your guided sightseeing with a Local Specialist. Afterwards there is plenty of time to shop for festive souvenirs and explore the city on your own. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 6 Moscow
Today is a full day at leisure to explore the city further. Consider visiting one of the city's museums or take an Optional Experience to Sergiyev Posad, once known as Zagorsk. This city is today the largest religious and cultural centre in Russia. This evening, join your fellow travellers to celebrate the Festive season at a Farewell Dinner. (Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner)

Day 7 Depart Moscow
Say goodbye to this unique country at the end of a remarkable trip of discovery. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (Buffet Breakfast)

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All This Included
Walk in the footsteps of Peter the Great along the winter-white carpets of St. Petersburg and Moscow - a discovery of Russia's vibrant, modern culture, haunting history, grand palaces and the imposing Red Square, on this festive sojourn to two fairy-tale imperial cities.

Dining
  • 6 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 2 dinners
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
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
Highlights
The Trafalgar Difference
  • Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure
  • Local Specialists For included sightseeing in St. Petersburg and Moscow
  • Small Group Sightseeing Visit the home of the Tsars on a guided tour with a group size of fewer than 25 guests, exploring the treasures of St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum
Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in St. Petersburg and Moscow
  • View the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg, Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow
  • Visit the Hermitage Museum, the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg and the Kremlin in Moscow
Accommodations
St. Petersburg: Crown Plaza Ligovsky/Domina Prestige
Moscow: Marriott Tverskaya
Notes
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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