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What better way to Celebrate New Year’s Eve than in Russia, visiting Moscow’s Kremlin and Red Square and St Petersburg The Hermitage and Catherine Palace

Days
7
Style
High Speed Rail
From
$986

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For a truly unique new year’s break, celebrate in Russia’s thriving capital city. Take in Moscow’s Kremlin and Red Square before travelling on wards to beautiful St Petersburg, exploring delights such as The Hermitage and Catherine Palace.

Tour Highlights

  • St Petersburg - UNESCO-listed city area including: Nevsky Prospekt, Museum and University districts, Church on Spilled Blood, The Bronze Horseman and Admiralty End

  • Moscow - Russia's hedonistic capital, Red Square, Lenin's Mausoleum and St Basil's Cathedral

  • Guided tour of the Moscow Kremlin

  • St Petersburg's palaces - the Hermitage Museum at the Winter Palace and St Catherine's Palace

  • New Years Eve in UNESCO-listed Red Square

Full Itinerary

Welcome to Russia and the start of your winter holiday!

 

Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Later tonight you’ll be treated to dinner with the rest of your group at the hotel, followed by an informative welcome meeting.

Remainder of the evening at leisure – your tour guide can recommend some local bars for you to try out.
Overnight: Moscow | Dinner

Red Square & Kremlin
First thing this morning we will hop on the Moscow Metro and make our way to legendary Red Square. As the historical, political and social heart of Moscow, this famous square is home to some of the city’s most recognisable landmarks. Within Red Square is the iconic St Basil’s Cathedral, the imposing red brick walls of the Kremlin and the glitzy Neo-Russian facade of the GUM shopping mall. Also in Red Square is Lenin’s Mausoleum. If open, we can enter the mausoleum free of charge and see Lenin’s embalmed body which has lain in state here since his death.

This afternoon we will embark on a guided tour of the Moscow Kremlin – Russia’s bastion of power. Walking through the grounds we’ll see numerous governmental buildings, gold-domed cathedrals and the tsar bell.

During our stay in Moscow there will also be the chance go ice skating in Gorky Park with your tour leader and join one of our optional evening excursions, such as a traditional Cossack Show or a Moscow by Night coach tour.
Overnight: Moscow | Breakfast

New Year’s Eve
Today is free for you to explore Moscow on your own.

Alternatively you can book our Inside a Soviet Bunker bolt-on locally and head 65 meters underground to explore a Stalinist-era bunker that up until recently was a top secret symbol of Soviet Power. See the giant tunnels and enjoy a guided tour of the rooms and secret paraphernalia.

This evening we head into the city to ring in the New Year amongst the crowds. While Red Square is certainly one of the most popular places to count down to midnight, it can also get extremely busy making it often difficult to find a place. But fear not, there are plenty of other exciting activities happening around Moscow’ capital city, whether it’s watching the fireworks as they light up the night sky over Christ the Savior Cathedral from Patriarshy Bridge, heading to one of the concerts on Tverskaya Ulitsa or dancing in the New Year in one of the city’s trendy bars or clubs.
Overnight: Moscow | Breakfast

Moscow to St Pete’s
Happy New Year! Spend New Year’s Day at leisure exploring Moscow. Why not get some shopping done at the extravagant GUM department store, or head to Izmailova Market.

It may not look like it from the outside, but behind the whimsically decorated walls of Izmailova you’ll find one of the best markets in Moscow.

Whether you want to pick up some tacky souvenirs, genuine fur hats or some traditional handmade crafts this is the place to go. Plus don’t forget to bargain!

This evening we board a high speed train to St Petersburg.
Overnight: Overnight Sleeper Train | Breakfast

Explore St Pete’s
Today we see some of the sights of St Petersburg on a driving tour of the city.

We will make our way down Nevsky Prospekt – the main thoroughfare and stop for photos at iconic sights such as the Bronze Horseman and St Isaac’s Cathedral.

 

Later we will enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Hermitage Collection at the Winter Palace. Housing some 2.8 million pieces of art, with collections ranging from Egyptian mummies to Greek vases and a vast and dazzling array of Old Masters, we’ll view the highlights.

During our time in St Petersburg there will be the chance to join one of our optional evening excursions, such as a traditional Cossacks performance or a night at the Russian Ballet.
Overnight: St Petersburg | Breakfast

Catherine Palace
We start today’s touring with a visit to Peter & Paul Fortress and the Peter & Paul Cathedral, which houses the tombs of the Romanov monarchs. Then we drive out of town to explore the lavish Catherine Palace at Tsarskoe Selo (or Pavlosk Palace if Catherine Palace is closed), an ornately decorated building that really catches the eye – the lavish Amber room is a real highlight.

Returning to the city we will enjoy a traditional Russian lunch at a local restaurant, and continue with a tour of the exquisite Church on Spilled Blood.
Overnight: St Petersburg | Breakfast, Lunch

St Petersburg
04 January 2018. Our tour comes to an end after breakfast and hotel check-out.
Breakfast

Inclusions

Meals

  • Breakfast: 6, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 1

Transport

  • Airport arrival transfer on day 1
  • 1 high speed train from St Petersburg – Moscow
  • Relevant transfers and transportation on tour

Accommodation

  • 6 nights 3 star accommodation

Exclusions

Insurance

  • Travel Insurance is mandatory for all Brave Women Travel tours. Please forward a copy of your signed policy to our office.

Transport

  • International flights and visa

Gratuities

  • Tipping – an entirely personal gesture

Entrance Fees

  • Entrance Fees: USD$40-50, paid in local currency

This tour is operated by
On The Go Tours

Departing: December 29, 2018

From: $986 USD

Days: 7

Style: High Speed Rail

Physical Rating: +2 Light

At A Glance

  • St Petersburg - UNESCO-listed city area including: Nevsky Prospekt, Museum and University districts, Church on Spilled Blood, The Bronze Horseman and Admiralty End

  • Moscow - Russia's hedonistic capital, Red Square, Lenin's Mausoleum and St Basil's Cathedral

  • Guided tour of the Moscow Kremlin

  • St Petersburg's palaces - the Hermitage Museum at the Winter Palace and St Catherine's Palace

  • New Years Eve in UNESCO-listed Red Square

December 29, 2019
December 29, 2018
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