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Festive St. Petersburg and Moscow 2021

7 days with Trafalgar   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Welcome to St. Petersburg
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 Discover Historic St. Petersburg
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. Later, Connect With Locals and meet the students of St. Petersburg's Theatre for canapés and a stage performance. (Breakfast)

Day 3 Explore the Spectacular Hermitage Museum
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 Journey By High-Speed Train to Moscow
Tuck into hearty breakfast of 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.

Day 5 Enjoy Moscow's Stunning 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 Your Way
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 Farewell Moscow
For now it's time to say a fond do svidaniya to two great Russian cities. Airport transfers are available. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers. (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 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
  • 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
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

 

Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore St. Petersburg and Moscow with a Local Specialist
  • 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
  • This trip is available as a Private Tour. Travel exclusively with friends and family in a small, private group of 12 or more guests. Please ask your Vacations to Travel Counselor for pricing.
  • * International travel often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
  • * Christmas Markets: Generally open from the beginning of Advent until 24 December 2021. Trafalgar reserves the right to substitute sites and Christmas market inclusions in keeping with the events of the season.
  • * Day 1: Transfer from St. Petersburg Airport will operate at 2:30PM and 5PM. Please ensure to arrive by the last transfer time for the included Welcome Reception and orientation drive.
  • * Day 7: Transfers to Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport will arrive at 5AM, 10AM, and 1PM. Transfers to Moscow Domodedovo will arrive at 6AM, 10AM, and 12PM.
  • * Russian Highspeed Train: An overnight bag is required for the Highspeed Train from St. Petersburg to Moscow, which guests will travel with while on the train.
  • * If travellers have not booked their flights with Trafalgar, flight details must be provided prior to final payment. 
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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