XMAS Kremlins Tsars - 9 days

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2010 - SOLD OUT! Stop dreaming of a white Christmas and make it a reality! Draped in a blanket of snow, explore the famous sights of Moscow, steam up in a Russian banya in ancient Pskov, choose from an exciting range of winter sports on Xmas day and soak up the delights of St Petes.

Welcome to Russia and the start of your Xmas holiday! Wanting more time in Moscow? This is the trip! Arrival transfer from the airport to hotel and check in. Tonight our Welcome Meeting takes place. The remainder of the evening is free, maybe head to the bar for a few drinks or the hotel coffee lounge. Overnight - Moscow
Today we tour Red Square and the mighty Moscow Kremlin. The fortified stronghold, built in the 11th century, was home to the campaigns of Ivan IV, Stalin, Lenin, Napoleon and more recently Gorbachev, Yeltsin and Putin. Inside the enclave we view Supreme Soviet buildings and tour Assumption Cathedral, Ivan the Great Bell Tower and the Tsar Bell. The remainder of the day is free, consider riding the Stalinist-era Metro, to view some of the gold gilded frescoes that adorn many of the circle line stations. Overnight - Moscow (B)
XMAS Kremlins Tsars - 9 days Go Guide : :Check out the go guide for details of the tour, info on visas, climate, money, what to bring and more!
A free day to enjoy Moscow your way. Consider heading back to Red Square for a spot of shopping or browsing in the exclusive GUM department store, explore St Basil’s or with your guide, head to Gorky Park with its winter ice rink. This evening perhaps hit one of the late night bars or nightclubs, Moscow’s nightlife is hedonistic. Overnight - Moscow (B)
Moscow - Pskov. A free day to explore or join us on a tour of a Cold War Soviet bunker. Head 65 meters underground to explore a Stalinist-era bunker that up until recently was a top secret symbol of Soviet Power! Later this evening, we travel by comfortable overnight sleeper train to Pskov. Overnight - Sleeper Train (B)
A couple stand by their wonderful snowman
Good morning, Pskov! Today, enjoy a tour of Pskov – an ancient town that has played host to a stream of Baltic invaders. Our Pskov tour takes in the riverside fortified Kremlin, cathedral and other sights. We’ll then steam up at a real Russian banya (sauna). Hot on the heels - a lunch with vodka. Later we enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and celebrate Xmas eve. Cheers! Overnight - Pskov and Pechory (B, L, D)
Pskov - St Petersburg. Merry Christmas! This morning, a short drive brings us to the beautiful 14th century Pechory Monastery. Later we enjoy a day of alpine fun - ice-skating on the frozen lake or cross-country skiing with lunch. There are no mountains in the region, so a special type of ski is used for cross-country. *If the weather is inclement, we will have to change our itinerary. Maybe shack up in a bar? Evening coach to St Petersburg. Overnight - St Petersburg (B, L)
The bright lights of the city reflect against the snow
St Petersburg. Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, St Petersburg is the bee's knees. It’s one of the prettiest cities in all Russia. This morning, a city coach tour gives us an overview. If you purchase the pukka pass, today will also include additional guided sightseeing inclusive of transport. Overnight - St Petersburg (B)
Enjoy a guided visit to the Hermitage Collection at the famous Winter Palace. The rest of the day is free to do St Pete’s your way. Overnight - St Petersburg (B)
Tour ends concludes after breakfast and hotel check out at 12 noon. Bring on the new year - cheers! (B)

Discover Novgorod

Experience rural Russia with a 1 night stay in a country house in ancient Novgorod. After guided touring, there's free time to explore and fun to be had in a banya, before tucking into a tasty home cooked meal!

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Tour Details
  • Starts in: Moscow / Ends in: St Petersburg
  • Departs: 20 December 2010 & 2011
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:8, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 1
  • Hotel Rating: 3 star
  • Tour Guide: Yes - for groups of 6 or more
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