The Christmas tale of St. Petersburg

On this tour, you will see St. Petersburg in a festive New Year's guise. Every day will be filled with vivid impressions, because you will have to visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Hermitage, the Catherine Palace and St. Isaac's Cathedral. 

You will find out where the festivities used to take place, how they prepared for the holiday, what gifts were given, how and who bought them for the royal children in Gostiny Dvor, where and how the Christmas trees were held, which temples were the most revered for Christmas services.

Location

Russia, Saint Petersburg
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US$ 106
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 31 Dec, 2024 – 4 Jan, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
  • Premium
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 40 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Saint Petersburg
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Rozhdestvensky Petersburg
We will see the magnificent architectural ensembles of the University Embankment, the Arrows of Vasilievsky Island, the Field of Mars, Palace and Senate Squares
"The courtyard of the Guest House"
We will warm up after the walking tour with a cup of hot drink and enjoy the St. Petersburg atmosphere
New Holland Island
We will visit a new cultural space, with museums, restaurants and exhibitions

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival. City tour "Rozhdestvensky Petersburg". Peter and Paul Fortress

    The meeting of the tour participants at the Moscow railway station at the bust of Peter the Great at 12:00.

    Sightseeing bus tour of the city "Rozhdestvensky Petersburg".

    The bus will take you through the streets and squares in a festive Christmas outfit with illuminated lights-Merry Christmas greetings. 

    You will see the magnificent architectural ensembles of the University Embankment, the Arrows of Vasilievsky Island, the Field of Mars, Palace and Senate Squares, which have created St. Petersburg the glory of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  

    You will find out where the festivities used to take place, how they prepared for the holiday, what gifts were given, how and who bought them for the royal children in Gostiny Dvor, where and how the Christmas trees were held, which temples were the most revered for Christmas services.

    An excursion to the Peter and Paul Fortress will introduce you to the history of the city on the Neva River, the 300-year history of the fortress, the former royal and then political prison, and at the same time the tomb of the Imperial house of Romanov in the Cathedral of Peter and Paul — the highest architectural structure of the city.

    Transportation is provided for the meeting, transfer to the hotel and the tour.

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  • Day 2 - Tsarskoye Selo with a visit to the Catherine Palace
  • Day 3 - Walking tour "Two islands, three centuries". St. Isaac's Cathedral, "The Bronze Horseman", "New Holland"
  • Day 4 - Excursion "There is nothing better than Nevsky Prospekt ..." with a visit to the Kazan Cathedral. Hermitage
  • Day 5 - Excursion to Kronstadt. Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
  • Premium

The tour includes accommodation in hotels in St. Petersburg.

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the accommodation, RUB.:

PlacementDouble occupancyAdditional place1-places. NumberDiscount for children up to 14 years oldExtra day, price per room
1-places.2 places.2 places. + additional place

"Kirochnaya"

Tourclass, amenities per block,

Breakfast — setting

1499514995194151800266531204680

"Kirochnaya"

Standard, room amenities

Breakfast — setting

1599015990214501800318536405460

"Dostoevsky" 4*

Comfort

Breakfast is a buffet

17860-25010180040954615-

"Saint Petersburg" 4*

Standard Yard

Breakfast is a buffet

1898016980293801800520052007150

"Saint Petersburg" 4*

Delax Neva

Breakfast is a buffet

25705209054312518008710871010660

"Moscow" 4*

Standard

Breakfast is a buffet

1798517985257851800429046807020

Theater Square 4*

Standard

Breakfast is a buffet

2321516215349151800663074108840
STATION S13 3*
Standard
Breakfast buffet
2197019170344501800650067608710
DOMINA PULKOVO 4*
Standard Apartments
Breakfast buffet
1885518055276951800442044206110
The cost of the tour without accommodation and meals94101800 
"Kirochnaya or "Dostoevsky" 4* or 4 nights
"Kirochnaya

Kirochnaya Hotel is located in the Central District of St. Petersburg, a 15-minute walk from Chernyshevskaya Metro Station. Nearby attractions such as the Tauride Garden, the Smolny Institute, and the A.V. Suvorov Museum are located. This is a comfortable and peaceful place, the interior of which is designed in a classic English style. 

Another option
"Dostoevsky" 4*

The Dostoevsky Hotel is conveniently located next to the metro station, a 5-minute walk from Nevsky Prospekt and less than a 10-minute walk from the Alexandrinsky Theater. St. Isaac's Cathedral is 3 km away.

The rooms are equipped with a minibar and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The bathrooms are equipped with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

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Another option
"Saint Petersburg" 4*

This hotel offers spacious rooms with stunning views of St. Petersburg and the Neva River. The hotel is located in the city center, on the Pirogovskaya embankment.

The modern rooms at the Saint Petersburg Hotel feature cable TV, a desk and a seating area. Many rooms have large windows with panoramic river views. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

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Another option
"Moscow"4*

This 4-star hotel is located in Saint Petersburg, close to Nevsky Prospekt and 50 metres from Alexander Nevsky Square Metro Station. It offers air-conditioned rooms and 5 restaurants, including a panoramic restaurant.

The spacious rooms at the Moskva Hotel are equipped with a refrigerator, air conditioning and a free safe. Most rooms also have an electric kettle. Free toiletries are provided. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Some rooms offer views of the Neva River and the Alexander Nevsky Lavra. Coolers with hot and cold drinking water are installed on the floors.

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Another option
Theatre Square 4*

In the pursuit of impressions, it is important to return to a place where you can have a good rest. The Teatralnaya Ploshchad Hotel is located in Saint Petersburg. This hotel is within walking distance of the city center. You can take a walk near the hotel. Nearby: the Mariinsky Theatre, the Yusupov Palace and the Institute of Technology-II.

There is also a bar for guests. It's time to remember your daily bread! A restaurant is available for guests. Do you want to stay in touch? The hotel has Wi-Fi. It is convenient for guests with disabilities: an elevator takes guests to the upper floors.

Other services are also available. For example, gym, media lounge, Cafe to Go, restaurant. Pets are allowed.

A TV will be waiting for you in the room. The equipment depends on the selected room category.

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Another option
DOMINA Pulkovo 4*

DOMINA Pulkovo Hotel and Apartments ** is a new unique apartment hotel under the management of the Italian DOMINA chain.

The complex is located in the south of the city, near Pulkovo International Airport, within walking distance from Zvezdnaya and Moskovskaya metro stations. Just 8 metro stops and you are in the heart of St. Petersburg on Nevsky Prospekt.  A convenient location will allow guests to combine a relaxing holiday with a busy one

the excursion program. And the presence of a kitchenette in the apartment with a refrigerator, a hob and a set of dishes makes this option ideal for a family holiday.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 40 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Saint Petersburg

Included in price

  • hotel accommodation for 4 nights, when choosing a rate with accommodation;
  • meals: breakfast in the hotel restaurant (except for the first day), when choosing a rate with accommodation;
  • excursion and transport services according to the program;
  • the services of a group guide for all excursion days of the tour.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to St. Petersburg and back;
  • meals: lunches and dinners + breakfasts, when choosing a tariff without accommodation;
  • accommodation in a hotel, when choosing a rate without accommodation;
  • the resort fee of 100 rubles /person / day will be paid by guests directly at the hotel, and cannot be included in the tourist package (from 04/01/2024, an experiment on the introduction of a resort fee will start in St. Petersburg);
  • additional excursions;
  • private transfer;
  • personal expenses.

It's important to know

Are plane/train tickets included in the tour price?

Air and railway tickets are not included in the price of the tour. You can purchase them yourself or contact us for help.

How will I find a guide?
What time will the excursions start every day?

Dates and Prices

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  • from US$ 106
    31 Dec, 2024 – 4 Jan, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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