A fairy tale city of lights to discover! Do miss this great opportunity to spend the New Year in St-Petersburg, the most glamorous city of Russia. Spending New Year in St-Petersburg is first facing the Russian winter which will mesmerize you by its divine beauty. Imagine the city with its cathedrals and its sumptuous palaces under shining and multicolored winter streetlights, the Neva River and its frozen canals, the sleeping sculptures sprinkled with snow or fading sun rays illuminating the spire of the Admiralty. The majestic rooms of the imperial palaces and the scenic parks will reserve you a very special welcome. You will enjoy great meals in warm and cozy atmosphere while waiting the clock to strike midnight on New Year’s Eve. Fireworks will enlighten the whole city and at this very moment you will raise your glass of vodka with the whole of Russia.
Day 1 Tuesday: Arrival St. Petersburg Arrival in St. Petersburg, optional transfer to Hotel Ambassador**** check-in, welcome meeting, optional welcome dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 Wednesday: St. Petersburg St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title “The Venice of the North”. When the city is covered in snow it has a special romantic atmosphere. During the morning sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendors of the city: the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers an optional visit to Zarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations, after we continue to Pavlovsk and experience real Russian winter adventure in a troika ride.
Day 3 Thursday: St. Petersburg Morning offers optional visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum. In the evening we enjoy an optional entertaining fabulous Russian New Year Gala at the hotel.
Day 4 Friday: St. Petersburg The optional tour this morning offers a visit to a mass in the Orthodox Kazan Cathedral and a visit to the Peter- and-Paul Fortress to see the Peter-and-Paul Cathedral, the pantheon of the Russian czar from Peter the Great to Nicolas the 2nd. In the evening enjoy an optional farewell dinner at Restaurant Demidov.
Day 5 Saturday: St. Petersburg Departure Optional transfer to the airport.