Russian Winter Wonder Land: New… (trip)

Russian Winter Wonder Land: New Year's in St. Petersburg

  • St. Petersburg airport, Russia
  • Culture & Nature
“St. Petersburg is the most beautiful city I've visited. I'd also recommend travel to any part of the region. Winter… ”
Russian Federation, Europe

from $5,495* per person10 DaysDecember
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: MIR Corporation 16 people max
Nobody loves New Year's Eve like the Russians do - it's the most festive holiday of the year, with parties, presents, and champagne toasts. This celebratory tour revolves around New Year's in glorious St. Petersburg, with Moscow merrymaking and a visit to 12th century Suzdal to round out the festivities.

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Russian Federation, Europe

2 testimonials about this trip

  1. Reviewer: R. Neate located in Seattle, WA USA
    St. Petersburg is the most beautiful city I've visited. I'd also recommend travel to any part of the region. Winter was a fabulous time to visit.
  2. Reviewer: E. Landes located in Houston, TX USA
    “It was one of the best trips I’ve ever taken. I loved the personal contacts and the wonderful hospitality.”

3 testimonials about the provider, MIR Corporation:

  • Reviewer: K. Knack located in Malibu, CA USA
    Every day I am grateful for this fabulous trip. The destinations you specialize in are of much more interest now that I know what a well-delivered service you provide.

    MIR's tour manager made my trip more deeply meaningful and made sure that everyone on the train came away with a greater appreciation for this vast country. Thank you so much for your great itinerary, for the tremendous abilities of your staff... You can be certain I will recommend your company.

  • Reviewer: The Tobys located in Rockville Center, NY USA
    …It is safe to say without the expertise of your superb cadre of guides in the country we never could have put it all together. In fact, we were totally dependent on them to benefit from the extraordinary experienced of visiting three regions of [Ukraine] within a two-week time period.

    Clearly, MIR Corporation has a well-deserved reputation for superb customer service. We support that well-deserved reputation, which is possibly rooted in the fact that your associates like their jobs and that job satisfaction has been transferred to customer and client relations….

    Honestly, we were duly impressed with each of the regional guides and the drivers who accompanied us. Their local knowledge of the unique features of their respective region was so evident, impressive, and unmatched by any we have encounters over our 40 years of visiting 140 countries.

    I want to thank you for a most stupendous trip; 5 stars plus. Loved Ukraine, the people, the sites, the precision of our tour; the fine quality of the guides and drivers - how much they care, how much they know and how much they kept our interests foremost in their hearts and their minds. It was just stupendous.

    It was so fabulous we cannot stop talking about it. Again, thank you very much. And I will certainly recommend MIR Corporation when it is appropriate for our friends & colleagues.

    It was excellent beyond all expectations.

  • Reviewer: The Repkos located in Princeton, NJ USA
    We don’t know where to start – a perfect itinerary which satisfied all of our needs, excellent accommodations superbly located, flawless execution of all aspects including visas, vouchers, theatre tickets, etc., and last but certainly not least, truly outstanding and professional guides and drivers.

    …We only wish that MIR provided tours everywhere, in which case we would never use another tour company again..

    MIR Office in Seattle was outstanding…We have already told several friends about MIR and how wonderful they are! You all put together a trip for us that was perfect to our budget, time frame and interests. Russia is a fabulous destination – wonderful history, magnificent sites we can’t say enough about MIR and Russia.

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  • May accommodate certain types of disabilities. Contact the operator for more information.


Days 1-5: St. Petersburg, New Year Celebrations

An elegant champagne reception greets us in St. Petersburg. Then for four days explore this 300-year-old imperial capital envisioned by Peter the Great, visiting Alexander's Palace, the favorite of Nicholas and Alexandra, the Gold and Malachite Rooms at the Winter Palace, majestic St. Isaac's Cathedral, and the Usupoff Palace. Join a backstage tour at one of St. Petersburg’s premier theaters before enjoying an evening ballet or opera performance.

Ring in the New Year at a late-night dinner in a Russian home, feasting, raising toasts and singing songs. Or opt to don gown and tux and join the creme de la creme at the glittering Czar's Ball at Catherine's Palace, where tiered crystal chandeliers illuminate the polished parquet floors as an orchestra invites you to waltz. Next day, board the afternoon express train to Moscow.

Day 6: Moscow

Experience Moscow as few travelers have, at its most graceful and serene, resting beneath a blanket of fresh snow. Visit the ancient Kremlin and the Armory Museum, including an exclusive tour of the Diamond Fund with its crown jewels.

Days 7-10: Vladimir, Suzdal, Moscow

Visit the 12th century Cathedral of the Assumption in Vladimir, where street traffic still passes under the Golden Gate, rebuilt by Catherine the Great. Drive to little Suzdal, once the grand capital of several medieval principalities. Admire its 16th century churches, their vaulted ceilings lit by flickering candles, with the unearthly beauty of Russian hymns filling the air. Return to Moscow for a visit to the splendid Tretyakov Gallery before the journey ends.

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