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Festive St. Petersburg and 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)
Imposing, stately, magnificent - St. Petersburg extends a 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.

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. (Breakfast)

Day 3 Hermitage Museum Visit and St. Petersburg
Catherine the Great's cherished collection of art takes centre stage today as we 'Dive Into Culture' and 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 your 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? (Breakfast)

Day 4 St. Petersburg – High-Speed Train – Moscow (3 Nights)
Tuck into hearty Russian fare before embarking on a 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 the chilly banks of the Moskva River on this exploration of Russia's political, economic, religious and financial hub. (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. Stroll through city 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. There's plenty of time later to stock up on festive souvenirs and explore one of the world's grandest cities on your own terms. (Breakfast)

Day 6 Moscow and Free Day
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 join 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. (Breakfast)

Day 7 Depart Moscow
For now it's time to say a fond do svidaniya to two great Russian cities. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (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 in a discovery of Russia's vibrant, modern culture, haunting history, grand palaces and the imposing Red Square.

Dining Highlights

  • 6 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners

 

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

 

Highlights
The Trafalgar Difference
  • DIVE INTO CULTURE Enjoy a visit to the Hermitage Museum, one of the world's largest and most valuable art collections. (Day 3)
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in St. Petersburg and Moscow


Sightseeing Highlights

  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR with a Local Specialist in St. Petersburg and Moscow
  • SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING visit to 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
  • VISIT the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg and the Kremlin in Moscow
  • VIEW the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg and Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow

 

Accommodations
St. Petersburg: Courtyard by Marriott Vasilievsky
Moscow: Marriott Tverskaya
Notes
  • * Travel to Russia often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
  • * Canadian Passport Holders require a Visa for Russia. Guests need an Invitation Letter from Trafalgar before they can apply for their Russian visa. The entire visa process should start a min 90 days prior to departure, within 30 days rush fees will apply. Please details attached with your invoice.
  • * We require all clients passport details for this trip.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.