Russia Highlights - New Year Overview

Taste mystery and intrigue on a revealing tour of Russia - from the cultural city of Moscow and to the historic sights in St Petersburg.

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      USD $2,400
      CAD $2,600
      AUD $2,550
      EUR €1,755
      GBP £1,420
      NZD $2,835
      ZAR R25,485
      CHF FR2,125
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-12-29 - 2015-12-31

Discover mystique, tradition and flair between Moscow and St Petersburg

Experience the festive spirit – and spirited festivities – of the Russian New Year on this special Russian Highlights adventure. See Moscow’s famous Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral under a layer of snow and vodka-toast the old year out with a Russian family, then toast the New Year in with champagne. See the glittering treasures of the Armoury Museum, visit the Russian Santa’s residence in Veliky Ustyug and be shown the sights of grand St Petersburg. This small group trip offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness Russia during this special time of the year.

  • Admire the treasures on display in the Armoury Museum
  • Marvel at Peter the Great's architectural legacy
  • Share a New Year's vodka toast with a Russian family in Suzdal
  • Visit the Russian Santa's home in Veliky Ustyug
  • Visit a communal apartment in St Petersburg and have a tea party and pancakes with a local Family.

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Moscow, Russia
  • Finish:

    St Petersburg, Russia
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    8 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

    Homestay (2 nts), Hotel (5 nts), Overnight sleeper train (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Metro, Private Bus, Underground/Subway
  • Included activities:

    Act Entrance Ipatievsky Monastery, Act Entrance Kostroma Wooden Architecture Museum, Act Evening cultural performance, Act Visit to Father Frost House, Moscow - Kremlin & Armoury guided tour, Moscow - Lenin's Mausoleum, Package prices: Prokopievskaya hotel, Saint-Petersburg Walking Tour, St Petersburg - Tea party with local family

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    357kg pp per trip
  • Total price from

    USD $2,400
    CAD $2,600
    AUD $2,550
    EUR €1,755
    GBP £1,420
    NZD $2,835
    ZAR R25,485
    CHF FR2,125
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $218
    CAD $236
    AUD $231
    EUR €159
    GBP £129
    NZD $257
    ZAR R2,316
    CHF FR193
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Russia Highlights - New Year Summary

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Days 1-2 Moscow

Whether it's awe-inspiring history, iconic architecture, edgy creative centres or stylish bars and cafes, Moscow delivers on so many levels with a surprise around every corner.

Days 3-4 Suzdal

Crumbling churches and charming wooden cottages line the narrow streets of Suzdal, one of the fascinating towns which make up Russia’s historic Golden Ring.

Days 5-6 Kostroma

As well as being a very attractive town in its own right, Kostroma is revered as the official birthplace of Snegurochka – companion of and assistant to the Russian Santa Claus. Located on the Volga River, the town features some classic examples of traditional architecture, the beautiful St Ipaty Monastery and an impressive array of museums.

Days 7-8 Veliky Ustyug

Arrive in the small provincial town of Veliky Ustyug, the official hometown of Ded Moroz (Russia’s Santa Claus). Enjoy a tour of the town with a local guide, taking in its sights. Be on your best behavior for a tour of the Ded Moroz residence, and perhaps do some gift buying yourself from the local handicrafts workshop.

Days 9-11 St Petersburg

Simply bursting with intriguing sights and culture, get ready to be wowed by St Petersburg - it's opulent, sophisticated, historic and drop-dead gorgeous.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,400
      CAD $2,600
      AUD $2,550
      EUR €1,755
      GBP £1,420
      NZD $2,835
      ZAR R25,485
      CHF FR2,125
      *
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