Festive St Petersburg & Moscow
7 days with Trafalgar Rating:
Day 1 Arrive St. Petersburg (3 Nights)
Imposing, stately, magnificent - St. Petersburg extends her warm welcome for a festive sojourn that will see you visit two imperial cities cloaked in a magical winter blanket. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and light dinner at your hotel before an enchanting introduction of the city during an orientation drive. (Welcome Reception)
Day 2 St. Petersburg Sightseeing
Admire Peter the Great's inspiring vision that culminated in the creation of a majestic city to rival Europe's most magnificent capitals. Join your Local Specialist on a sightseeing tour that will take you past the Tsar's regal Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the grand avenue of Nevsky Prospekt. Included is a visit to the 18th century Peter and Paul Fortress. (Buffet Breakfast)
Day 3 Hermitage Museum Visit and St. Petersburg
Catherine the Great's cherished collection of art takes centre stage today as we enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing visit to the Hermitage Museum with a Local Specialist. Navigate the spectacular corridors that house one of the world's largest and most valuable art collections representing the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. Spend the rest of the day exploring the grand boulevards, golden spires and regal façades of this great city. Why not end your St. Petersburg visit in a colourful whirl of traditional dance at a Russian folklore show? (Buffet Breakfast)
Day 4 St. Petersburg – High-Speed Train – Moscow (3 Nights)
Tuck into hearty Russian fare before embarking by high-speed train to Moscow, passing a wintery landscape of soaring church spires and small villages. The Russian capital wears its extraordinary triumphs and tumultuous history on its sleeve and we have an opportunity to explore both over the next few days. Follow the imposing red walls of the Kremlin and chilly banks of the Moskva River on this exploration of Russia's political, economic, religious and financial hub. (Buffet Breakfast)
Day 5 Moscow Christmas Markets
An enchanting winter wonderland awaits as we admire the more than 400 dazzling light installations that illuminate the city for its annual Christmas Light festival. Meander through bustling squares that come alive with Christmas Market stalls - smells of mulled wine, gingerbread and caviar-filled crepes fill the air while stalls spill over with an astounding array of handcrafted gifts. Join a Local Specialist on a sightseeing tour to see the vibrant façade of St. Basil's Cathedral and visit the Kremlin. Then there's plenty of time to stock up on festive souvenirs and explore one of the world's grandest cities on your own terms. (Buffet Breakfast)
Day 6 Moscow
Moscow's fascinating history and culture are yours to explore today. Spend your full day at leisure discovering the victories and tragedies that have shaped this magnificent city, from the elegant frescoed metro stations to the sad graveyard of Fallen Monuments. Consider visiting one of the city's museums or take an Optional Experience to Sergiyev Posad, the largest religious and cultural centre in Russia. Our journey together is almost at its end as we join our travel companions for a Farewell Dinner. (Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner)
Day 7 Depart Moscow
For now it's time to say a sad do svidaniya to two great Russian cities. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (Buffet Breakfast)
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.
St. Petersburg: Courtyard by Marriott Vasilievsky
Moscow: Marriott Tverskaya
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