Celebrate an Unforgettable Christmas in Russia!

Strelka Travel details sights, sounds, and attractions in once in a lifetime offer

How long have you wished to do something more memorable over the holidays? If it’s money, travel, or time, then it’s time to contact Strelka Travel.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to spend Christmas in Russia! Walk the festive and lively streets of Russian capitals over the course of an 8-day December rendezvous with one of the most beautiful countries in all the world.

  • Take advantage of luxurious 5-Star hotels
  • Dine every day in a carefully selected restaurant
  • Enjoy sights and lights of festive Moscow
  • Unwrap your gift from Strelka travel on a boxing day
  • Visit Christmas markets which blot all of the streets
  • Learn to cook traditional Russian New Year’s dishes
  • Take a sleigh ride near historical Catherin’s Palace
  • Ice skate on Red square
  • Relax in an authentic Russian steam bath, or a “banya” as an option. 
  • Enjoy caviar with blini pancakes and Russian vodka!

 

It’s time you make a New Year’s resolution to explore the beauty of Russia.

 

Accommodations
5-star hotels

Intercontinental Moscow Tverskaya

Hotel Astoria St. Petersburg

Included

Museum Entrance Fees

Highly-educated expert guides

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 Gala dinners

Exclusive experiences

High-speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg 

All on-tour transportation on modern air-conditioned motor coach including arrival and departure transfers

Whisper technology enhanced touring

Luggage handling in/out

Visa support, registration fees

Christmas Gift!

Not included

Air tickets

Visa processing

Gratuities

Evening performances

Additional information

OccupancyDouble (shared hotel room, per person), Single (individual hotel room, per person)
Number of guests in the party1 guest, 2 guests, 3 guests, 4 guests
1

Day 1 (21 Dec): Arrival in Moscow

You will be met, greeted and escorted to your hotel.
This evening you can relax with the group, have a warming welcome drink with your fellow travelers and the Russian team.

Accommodation:  InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya

2

Day 2 (22 Dec): Admire the Crispy and Festive Moscow

Moscow is lavishly decorated and lit up during the New Year’s period. You will have a chance to feel its winter spirit and explore the Moscow sights with the guide. 

After lunch continue the exploration with the visit to Old English Court. It is welcoming you for the private tour kindly arranged by the museum curator.

In the evening enjoy a Festive dinner a-la Russe and taste vodka with caviar!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya

3

Day 3 (23 Dec): Kremlin Day

Enter the Kremlin walls to discover the country’s past and present. Take the picture with the biggest Christmas tree in Russia located at the Cathedral square – it is wonderful! Visit the Armory Chamber – to see unique jewelry, court regalia, armor, coronation dresses, and some of the fabulous and priceless Easter Eggs by Karl Faberge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya

4

Day 4 (24 Dec): Russian Art of all times and styles - Christmas Eve

After breakfast, take a Metro ride with your guide and stop to explore the grandeur of its most impressive stations. Then visit the Old Tretyakov gallery.

After lunch, take a walk in the Park of Arts Muzeon with the statues of disgraced leaders. To complete the art tour, visit the New Tretyakov Gallery a premier venue for Russian contemporary art.

In the evening as an option you may check the ice at the largest open-air skating rink or visit the famous Sanduny baths – Russian steam sauna.

Christmas Eve Dinner

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya

5

Day 5 (25 Dec): Rail to St. Petersburg - Hermitage

After breakfast and check out you will be transferred to Leningradsky railway station to board the rapid train Sapsan to St. Petersburg. You will be offered meals on board.

Upon arrival admire the main Christmas tree in the city at the Palace square. Take in the spectacular panorama of the General Staff building, Alexander column and the Hermitage. A highlight of your stay is a guided visit to the famous Hermitage Museum with its masterpieces by hundreds of artists including Renoir, Da Vinci, and Matisse.

Take some time to explore the city on your own, visit Christmas markets, enjoy coffee and meals. In the evening walk along the Nevsky prospect, elegantly decorated for the New Year!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Astoria Hotel 

6

Day 6 (26 Dec): Imperial Treasures and Boxing day

Unfold a little Christmas present from Strelka travel team and let the magic begin. It’s time to go out of town to discover Catherine’s palace.

Then have some Russian winter fun – ride the horse sledge!  

After lunch visit the Faberge museum.

You’ll have time to refresh back at the hotel before the evening program. The most popular Christmas ballet in Russia is the Nutcracker by Petr Tchaikovsky. You will have a chance to enjoy this magnificent performance (the schedule is subject to change).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Astoria Hotel 

7

Day 7 (27 Dec): The City of Tsars and Revolutions

This morning enjoy the tour of the northern capital of Russia. Admire St. Isaac’s cathedral, Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood, Bronze Horseman – statue of Peter the Great and the splendid view of the city from the Spit of Vasilievsky Island. See the oldest part of the city – Peter and Paul Fortress where the town of Peter started in 1703.

Learn about the Great October Revolution in Russia. View the famous Cruiser Aurora and learn more about the head of the Revolution, the Bolsheviks’ mastermind аnd Soviet people’s idol for many decades – Vladimir Lenin.

This evening take part in a culinary class followed by Russian style dinner. Learn to cook traditional New Year’s dishes!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  

Accommodation: Astoria Hotel

8

Day 8 (28 Dec): Depart St. Petersburg

Departure transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Moscow & St. Petersburg – 8-Day Small Group Luxury Journey in 2019-2020

  • Saturday, December 21, 2019 – Saturday, December 28, 2019
  • Monday, December 21, 2020 – Monday, December 28, 2020

 

Double room $4,750 per person

Solo traveler $6,000 per person

 

Friends & Family Discount – Travel as a group of 3 or more and save $50-$100 per person

 

Payment Conditions:
Deposit: 10% of the price
Final Payment: 30 days prior to departure

*Payment with MasterCard or Visa +3%, American Express +4% to the prices



Cancellation Fees: 
31 days prior to departure or more: 10% of the price 
30-21 days prior to departure: 20% of the price
20-11 days prior to departure: 50% of the price
10 days prior to departure or less: 100% of the price

 

  • 4 nights in Moscow at the 5-star InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya

This modern luxury hotel located on Tverskaya street is putting you in the vibrant heart of the city. It is about a 15-minute walk to the Kremlin and Red Square.

 

 

 

 

 

  • 3 nights in St. Petersburg at the 5-star Astoria Hotel

A city landmark since 1912, Hotel Astoria has hosted many eminent guests, including dancer Isadora Duncan and poet Sergei Yesenin. This luxury hotel is situated directly across from St Isaac’s Cathedral and a short walk from leading attractions such as Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square, and the Mariinsky Theatre.