Winter stories of the palaces of St. Petersburg

During this New Year's tour to St. Petersburg, you have a great opportunity to get acquainted with the palaces of the city on the Neva, learn about how their owners celebrated Christmas in the old days, and compare their traditions with modern ones. You will visit Gatchina, one of the imperial residences, and also, if desired, you can spend New Year's Eve at a festive banquet.

The highlight will be an excursion to the Petrovskaya Aquatoria mock-up theater, where you will learn about why the New Year is celebrated in Russia on January 1. 

Location

Saint-Petersburg
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 29 – 31 Dec
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 50 people
Minimum age
5 years old
Group meet at
Saint-Petersburg
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Tour highlights

A fabulous city in miniature
Let's look at the layouts of the architectural ensembles of St. Petersburg and compare them with the original buildings
New Year in the Northern capital
Let's plunge into the atmosphere of celebration and magic, start the new year with unforgettable impressions
Trip to Gatchina
We will visit the exquisite residence of the romantic Emperor

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in St. Petersburg. Palaces of St. Petersburg — Yusupov Palace — New Year's Eve

    Arrival at Saint-Petersburg.

    Accommodation at the hotel on your own or an individual transfer (prices to be specified).

    • 10:10 Meeting at Ladoga railway Station at the escalator in the center of the hall (by prior request). Group transfer.
    • 11:00 Meeting at the Moscow railway station at the monument Peter the Great (by prior request). Group transfer.

    Meeting with the guide in the lobby of the hotel, a sign with the name of the tour:

    • 11:15 Meeting with the guide in the lobby of the Oktyabrskaya Hotel (Ligovsky ave., 10), including guests from the Best Western, Dostoevsky, Sokroma, Ibis, Novotel, Emerald, Rus hotels.
    • 11:45 Departure from the Azimut Hotel (including for guests from the Fontanka A-Hotel).
    • 12:00 Meeting with the guide in the lobby of the Teatralnaya Ploshchad Hotel, including for guests from the Ambassador, Rimsky-Korsakov Hotel, and Boho Sokroma hotels.

    Bus tour "Palaces St. Petersburg and their owners".

    An excursion to the Yusupov Palace is one of the rare noble mansions in St. Petersburg, where not only the state apartments, the halls of the art gallery, a miniature home theater have survived, but also the luxurious living quarters of the Yusupov family, which retained the warmth and charm of the former owners.

    Transfer to the Azimut, Oktyabrskaya, and Teatralnaya Ploshchad hotels. 

    16:00-16:30 Free time.

    • Additionally (to order in advance): Festive New Year's Eve banquet in hotels (prices to be specified).

    On this New Year's Eve, St. Petersburg fulfills wishes. 

    Let's read his secret signs together and, of course, celebrate the New Year: make a wish on the Palace Square, drink a traditional glass of champagne and take unforgettable photos for memory. 

    Pleasant treats, surprises and dizzying views of the modern city are waiting for you. 

    Let's plunge into the atmosphere of celebration and magic, start the new year with unforgettable impressions (extra charge).

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  • Day 2 - Excursion "Winter holidays" — mock-up theater "Petrovsky Aquatoria"
  • Day 3 - A trip to Gatchina. Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium

The tour includes accommodation in hotels in St. Petersburg.

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

Hotels where the group gathers:

A-hotel Fontanka 4*. Buffet breakfast. Within walking distance from the Azimut 4* hotel (1 minute walk to the main building): prices later.

October 4*. Buffet breakfast: prices later.

The azimuth is 4*. Buffet breakfast: prices later.

Theatre Square 4*. Buffet breakfast:

Check-in datesDouble room with separate bedsFour-seaterTriple (2 main+additional beds)Single room
 Standard Attic
31.12.2314550120501595020950

Hotels for the assortment (guests from these hotels get to the pick-up point on their own):

Hotel on Rimsky-Korsakov 3*. Buffet breakfast. Within walking distance from the hotel Theatre Square 4*:

Check-in datesDouble room with separate beds AdultTriple (2 main+additional beds)Single roomDouble room with separate bedsTriple (2 main+additional beds)Single roomDouble room with separate bedsDouble room with separate beds AdultSingle room
 StandardAtelierApartments
31.12.2310050985012650105501015013650124501145017450

Socroma Boho 3*. Buffet breakfast. Within walking distance from the Teatralnaya Ploshchad hotel (9 min walk):

Check-in datesDouble with Twin beds / Double with double bedSingle Adult
 Standard
31.12.231095014050

Dostoevsky 4*. Buffet breakfast. Within walking distance from the Oktyabrskaya 4* hotel (16 min.):

Check-in datesDouble with Twin beds / Double with double bedSingle roomDouble with Twin beds / Double with double bedTriple (2 main+additional beds)Single room
 StandardSuperior
31.12.231045013350114501095014650

Socrome Network: Skoroma Pai Is Sofia Apartments, Sokroma Is Peter Apartments. Breakfast Lunch box. Within walking distance from the Oktyabrskaya 4 hotel*:

Check-in datesDouble with Twin beds / Double with double bedTriple (2 main+additional beds)Single room
 Two-level studio
31.12.23113501035015050

The Ambassador is 4*. Buffet breakfast: prices later.

Comfort Port Ligovsky 29 4*.  Buffet breakfast. Within walking distance from the Oktyabrskaya 4 hotel*:

Check-in datesDouble with Twin beds / Double with double bedTriple (2 main+additional beds)Single room
 Smart Plus
31.12.23123501115017150

Best Western 4*. Breakfast "cover". Within walking distance from the Oktyabrskaya 4 hotel*:  prices later.

Cronwell Inn Stepladder 4*. Buffet breakfast. Within walking distance from the Oktyabrskaya 4 hotel*: prices later.

Novotel 4* / Novotel St. Petersburg Centre 4*. Buffet breakfast. Within walking distance from the Oktyabrskaya 4 hotel*:

Check-in datesDouble with Twin beds / Double with double bedSingle roomDouble with Twin beds / Double with double bedTriple (2 main+additional beds) AdultSingle room
 StandardJunior Suite
31.12.231295016850156501475022150

Grand Emerald Hotel 5*. Buffet breakfast. Within walking distance from the Oktyabrskaya 4 hotel*:

Check-in datesDouble with Twin beds / Double with double bedTriple (2 main+additional beds)Single roomDouble with Twin beds / Double with double bedTriple (2 main+additional beds)Single room
 StandardImproved
31.12.23146501475019350171501645024350
  • Discount for children under 15 years old (0-16): 450 rubles .
  • Discount for students (Full-time Russian State Universities) and pensioners (if you have a pension certificate on the tour): 300 rubles.
October 4* or IZZZI at Gostiny Dvor 3* or 2 nights
October 4*

The four-star Oktyabrskaya Hotel is located in the very center of St. Petersburg, a 2-minute walk from Nevsky Prospekt and Ploshchad Vosstaniya Metro Station. It offers modern rooms with stylish interiors and free Wi-Fi.

The facade of the Oktyabrskaya Hotel is designed in a classic style. The elegant rooms feature a private bathroom, a refrigerator and a TV with satellite channels.

A full buffet breakfast is served from 07:00 to 11:00. Drinks can be ordered at the Abazhur Lobby Bar from 11:00 to 23:00.

There is a beauty salon and a gift shop on site. Conference rooms and meeting facilities are available for business travelers.

The reception desk of the Oktyabrskaya Hotel is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week. There is a concierge desk on the 1st floor of the hotel, which will help guests book transfers and tickets for excursions.

Moskovsky Train Station is less than a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

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IZZZI at Gostiny Dvor 3*

IZZZI Hotel at Gostiny Dvor is conveniently located in the Central District of St. Petersburg, less than 1 km from the Faberge Museum, a 16-minute walk from the Anna Akhmatova Museum and 1.6 km from Mayakovskaya Metro Station. The reception is open 24 hours a day and free Wi-Fi is available. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant or use the shared kitchen. It offers family rooms.

Rooms at the IZZZI u Gostiny Dvor Hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a hairdryer.

A la carte or buffet breakfast is served in the morning.

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A-hotel Fontanka 3*

Featuring free Wi-Fi, A-HOTEL Fontanka is located in Saint Petersburg, 1.5 km from the Technological Institute Metro Station. 

The rooms are equipped with a TV, a work space and a private bathroom.

Various cafes and restaurants can be found within a 5-minute walk.

A buffet breakfast is served in the morning.

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Azimuth 4*

AZIMUT St. Petersburg Hotel is located on the Fontanka River embankment, just 2 metro stations from the city center. It occupies the tallest building in the historical district of St. Petersburg. It offers a bar with panoramic views, a restaurant and free Wi-Fi.

All bright rooms at AZIMUT St. Petersburg Hotel are equipped with a TV. They are equipped with a work desk and a private bathroom with a shower.

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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.

Guests can work out in the gym and relax in the sauna. A ticket service and a tour desk are available at the reception. Its staff will also recommend the most interesting events in St. Petersburg. A currency exchange service is also available.

The Dostoevsky Hotel has an elegant restaurant and a stylish bar with panoramic views of St. Vladimir's Cathedral. The hotel is located above a shopping mall with a supermarket and a food court. There is an ATM in its lobby.

Pulkovo Airport is 15 km from Dostoevsky Hotel. 

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Socroma Boho 3*

Sokroma Boho Hotel is conveniently located in the Admiralteysky district of St. Petersburg, 500 metres from St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral, 500 metres from the Mariinsky Theatre and less than 1 km from St. Isaac's Cathedral. The hotel is about 2.1 km from Faberge Museum, 2.1 km from the State Russian Museum and 2.4 km from Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. The reception is open 24 hours a day. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. There is a shared kitchen at the property.

All rooms are equipped with a desk, a flat—screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. All rooms have a safety deposit box.

A continental breakfast or a la carte breakfast is served at the Sokroma Boho Hotel.

Popular attractions such as the Palace Square, the Hermitage and the Winter Palace are nearby. Pulkovo Airport is 14 km away.

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Best Western 4*

The Best Western Plus Centre Hotel is located in the historical heart of St. Petersburg, in the center of the business, cultural and entertainment life of the Northern Capital. The hotel is located at the intersection of Nevsky and Ligovsky Avenues, on Vosstaniya Square, opposite Moskovsky Train Station, which provides an excellent opportunity to explore the city center, organize business meetings and shopping, explore museums, theaters, restaurants.

Double Room: A modern and comfortable room with two single beds or one large bed for one or three people. The area is 25 sq.m.

In the room:

  • Two single beds, or one large bed.
  • The possibility of an additional bed.
  • 32 inch LCD TV.
  • Free internet access.
  • Kettle, tea pair, coffee, black tea, sugar, cream.
  • A la carte breakfast at the French cuisine restaurant "Du Nord 1834 pastry shop" on the 1st floor of the Hotel.
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Hotel on Rimsky-Korsakov 3*

Hotel On Rimsky-Korsakov is located in Saint Petersburg, 500 metres from the Mariinsky Theatre. It offers a restaurant and free Wi-Fi in all areas.

Nikolsky Maritime Cathedral and Nikolsky Garden are a 6-minute walk away.

The rooms feature a seating area with a TV and a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 50 tourists
Minimum age
5 years old
Duration
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at
Saint-Petersburg

Included in price

  • habitation;
  • meals: breakfast (breakfast depending on the accommodation and except for the first day);
  • excursion and transport services according to the program;
  • tickets to museums according to the program;
  • guide support.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to St. Petersburg and back;
  • Meals: breakfast on the first day, lunch and dinner;
  • additional excursions (booking excursions for an additional fee in advance, when booking a tour. The number of seats is limited):
    • bus tour "Mystical Petersburg" — the price is being specified;
  • New Year's Eve banquet at the hotel;
  • private transfer to and from the hotel;
  • personal expenses.

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Guaranteed check-in after 15:00. Check out before 12:00. 

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