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Special Winter Edition Tour 8 days/7 nights

Winter tour package 8 days/7 nights

The  Special Winter Edition Tour will introduce you to Russian Christmas and New Year’s Eve traditions and history. You will meet Ded Moroz (Grandpa Frost), who has a magic bag that can predict the future. This magic bag also carries lots of traditional Russian sweets and chocolates for you to try! You will take part of a winter game called “Snow Fun” and discover how Russians spend time during their long and glorious winters – you will come to know why we love this season so much. During Snow Fun, you will visit the Ice Palace, play street games, try some Russian mulled wine and have some uniquely Russian winter fun with the most expert and cheerful guides in Moscow.

Apart from our special winter feature, our tour includes visits to classical attractions in both cities, introducing two equally amazing Russian cities with deep histories, amazing museums, monuments, parks and theatres. You will visit the Moscow Kremlin with its Orthodox Cathedrals, Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell, Red Square and Tretyakovskaya Gallery, where you will be introduced to the works of famous Russian artists from the 11th to early 20th century. You will visit Moscow Underground and realize why the stations are considered architectural monuments. You will be captivated by the architecture of Imperial Saint Petersburg with its river canals, Hermitage Museum, Faberge Museum and many other sights worth seeing.

We would like to invite you to our Special Winter Edition Tour to have a magical time in Moscow and Saint Petersburg together. We only ask that you bring warm clothes; otherwise, we can lend you some. Our amazing team will take care of the rest, and we guarantee you will have the best winter holiday of your life! Bring you family and friends and enjoy the best tour in Russia!

Price

1
3 stars hotel (the price is on a double sharing basis)

1 person: 2 645 $

2 persons: 1 445 $

4 persons: 1 080 $

6 persons: 935 $

10 persons: 851 $

16 persons: 777 $

20 persons: 735 $

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2
4 stars hotel (price per person on a double sharing basis)

1 person: 2 995 $

2 person: 1 590 $

4 persons: 1 195 $

6 persons: 1 039 $

10 persons: 939 $

16 persons: 875 $

20 persons: 845 $

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* All prices are per person
ITINERARY: Day 1
  • Welcome to Russia and let us start the Russian winter holidays from Moscow. Moscow is a fashionable cosmopolitan city with more than 12 million inhabitants of more than 100 different nationalities living and working together. We are glad you are here to explore multinational city combining a great variety of cultures and traditions forming a unique atmosphere of the former Soviet capital.
  • You will meet our guide and be transferred to the hotel for checking in. Upon the arrival to the hotel, you will be welcomed by a very special person called Father Frost, Russian Santa. He would like to tell you something very important and to treat you with some Russian traditional sweet gifts.
Day 2

 

  • This morning you will have a walking panoramic tour around the city centre. Varvarka street, Nikolskaya street and of course a visit to the Red Square where you will have enough time to explore the area with your guide: Alexander Garden, Kremlin Walls, Red Square, Mausoleum Building, GUM and many other sightseeings.
  • After the lunch we will have a traditional tour to the Kremlin. The magnificent Moscow Kremlin is the sacred heart of the Russian Federation and the most ancient part of the city. It is the historic, social and political centre of Moscow. It is the starting point from where Moscow grew into a megalopolis, and it is where all Russian leaders have lived and worked. You will see the Tsar Bell, Tsar Cannon, visit the Assumption Cathedral, Archangel Michael's Cathedral and Annunciation Cathedral.
  • Then, you might visit Yeliseev Grocery Store at Tverskaya Street or Walk along beautifully decorated Stolechnikov and Christmas Lane by yourselves or travel back to the hotel accompanied by your guide using Moscow Underground.
Day 3
  • After breakfast you will be met by your guide and taken to the tour around The Moscow Underground railroad network , commonly called the Moscow Metro, masterpiece of art and architecture. In this tour, we visit several train stations, which look like palaces, and boast of amazing statues, murals, mosaics, colorful marble, and ornate chandeliers. The tour will proceed to Moscow Mosque, the central biggest Muslim centers in Russia.
  • After the lunch at the Mosque banquet hall (optional), you will travel by Undeground to visit the world famous Tretyakov Gallery which contains works of Russian art from the 10th century up to the present. You will view exquisite Russian icons and paintings from the 18th and 19th century including works by Rublev, Kandinsky, Karavak, Vishnyakov, Nikitin, Antropov, Levitsky, Kiprensky, Tropinin, Fedotov, Repin and many others.
  • You will have a choice to stay in the city centre afterwards or to be accompanied to the hotel by your guide this afternoon.
  • Each district of Moscow from December 18 till January 14 turns into a part of a winter festival:  unique art objects, exciting street shows and concerts, master classes on cooking and decoration, traditional food and unusual souvenirs.
  • At 7 p.m. your guide will meet you at the lobby of the hotel for a Snow Fun Game. During Snow Fun, you will visit the Ice Palace, play street games, try some Russian hot herbal drinks and have some uniquely Russian winter fun with the most expert and cheerful guides in Moscow. This is a walking tour and we will use the Moscow Underground to travel all around best Moscow winter points.
Day 4
  • After breakfast you will check out from the hotel, meet your guide and have a transfer to the train station. We are travelling to Saint Petersburg today. With a population of 6 million people, Saint Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia. It was founded in 1703 by the Tsar Peter the Great, the country’s greatest reformer who opened Russia to Europe. It was also the capital of the Russian Empire from 1712 till 1918.  You can see and feel the heritage of Russia’s historical monarchy in its streets, parks, monuments, museums and citizens.
  • Upon the Arrival to Saint Petersburg, you will be met by the guide and have a lunch at the Georgian restaurant. After the lunch, you will have a panoramic driving tour around the city
  • Afterwards, you will be transferred to the hotel for checking in. The rest of the day is free. Tonight, you might plan to head out on the town or enjoy a Christmas hot drink in a bar or café or at our hotel. During the journey you can choose our optional tours like “Folklore Show at Nikolaevsky Palace” or a night at the Russian Ballet.
Day 5
  • After the breakfast we take you to the Hermitage Museum in Winter Palace. It houses one of the biggest and best art collections on earth.
  • Then, we will visit Peter & Paul Fortress and the Peter & Paul Cathedral, which houses the tombs of the Romanov monarchs. The Peter and Paul Fortress is the original citadel of St. Petersburg, Russia, founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and built to Domenico Trezzini's designs from 1706 to 1740. In the early 1920s, it was still used as a prison and execution ground by the Soviet government.
  • Afternoon is free for you to further explore. Most of the city sights are dotted along and just off the main street - Nevsky Prospekt. It’s an easy city to find your bearings and get around. St Petersburg has a spirited restaurants, bars and jazz clubs.
Day 6
  • Breakfast
  • Today we further explore the city centre and its numerous must see places: the Cathedral of Spilt Blood and Saint Isaac Cathedral. The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood was built in 1883-1907 on the spot where the Russian Emperor Alexander II was assassinated. It holds the largest number of mosaics in Europe. It is a treasure box, gleaming with precious stones, gold and colorful mosaic mural panels which cover the walls and the dome of the Cathedral. The monumental building of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral was built in 1818-1858 by French architect Montferrand. There are up to 600 pieces of art inside the building including paintings, sculptures and icons.
  • This day you will also visit the Museum of Faberge. It contains more than 4,000 works of decorative applied and fine arts, including gold and silver items, paintings, porcelain and bronze. A highlight of the museum's collection is the group of nine Imperial Easter eggs created by Fabergé for the last two Russian Tsars.
  • This afternoon, you have a choice to be transferred back to the hotel or stay in the city centre and have a lunch, you might visit Yusupov Palace or plan a shopping at Nevsky Prospect.
Day 7
  • Breakfast  
  • The day is devoted to Pushkin and Catherine Palace. It takes 1 hour to reach this place from Saint Petersburg. Upon the arrival in Pushkin, you will have an inside tour of the Catherine Palace, and you will visit the famous Amber Room. This room was built in 1716 as a gift to Peter I from the King of Prussia Frederick William I. The King of Prussia wanted to celebrate peace between his state and Russia and to cement their alliance against Sweden by making such a magnificent gift. The panels of the Amber Room are made from several tons of amber.
  • We travel back to Saint Petersburg and leave you in the city centre or at the hotel to spend your last day in Saint Petersburg with your friends or family and enjoy the last winter evening in Russia.
Day 8
  • Check out from the hotel
  • The driver will meet you at the lobby to transfer you to the airport. We are looking forward to seeing you again, always welcome back.

Short description

We would like to invite you to our Special Winter Edition Tour Package to have a magical time in Moscow and Saint Petersburg together. We only ask that you bring warm clothes and our amazing team will take care of the rest, just enjoy!!!
City:
Moscow-Saint Petersburg
Duration time:
8 days- 7 nights
Request the price — (from ~ 737$)

Information

Inclusions
MEALS
6 breakfasts and 3 lunches
TRANSFERS
Private bus/car, Metro, taxi
ACCOMODATION
3/4 stars hotel
GUIDED TOURS
We guarantee no queues to the museums. Tickets are included in the price
VISA SUPPORT
Invitation letter
TRAIN TICKETS
Sapsan express train to Saint Petersburg
Exclusions
AIR TICKETS
VISA
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Moscow
Izmailovo Delta
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Izmailovo Gamma
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Park Inn Sadu
Saint Petersburg
Hotel Saint Petersburg
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Azimut Hotel
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Special Winter Edition Tour 8 days/7 nights
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