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Festive St. Petersburg and Moscow

7 days from only
R36 735
per person sharing incl. taxes
ID # 1525
Valid: 19 Dec 20 to 27 Dec 20
Duration: 7 Days
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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Return flights from Johannesburg
  • Approximate Airport Taxes
  • and much more!
  • 6 Nights accommodation in handpicked hotels
  • View the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg and Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow
  • 6 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 2 dinners
  • Hand picked experiences including a visit to the Hermitage Museum, one of the world's largest and most valuable art collections. (Day 3)
  • Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist in St. Petersburg and Moscow
  • Small group sightseeing visit to the home of the Tsars on a guided tour with a group size of fewer than 25 guests, exploring the treasures of St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg and the Kremlin in Moscow
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. High season supplements and block out dates may apply, pricing varies pending departure date. Subject to availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Book & pay by 27 August 2020. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE.

COACH ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrive St. Petersburg (3 Nights)

Imposing, stately, magnificent - St. Petersburg extends a warm welcome for a festive sojourn that will see you visit two imperial cities cloaked in a magical winter blanket. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and light dinner at your hotel before an enchanting introduction of the city during an orientation drive.

DAY 2: St. Petersburg Sightseeing

Admire Peter the Great's inspiring vision that culminated in the creation of a majestic city to rival Europe's most magnificent capitals. Join your 'Local Specialist' on a sightseeing tour that will take you past the Tsar's regal Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the grand avenue of Nevsky Prospekt. Included is a visit to the 18th-century Peter and Paul Fortress.

DAY 3: Hermitage Museum Visit and St. Petersburg

Catherine the Great's cherished collection of art takes centre stage today as we 'Dive Into Culture' and enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing visit to the Hermitage Museum with a 'Local Specialist'. Navigate the spectacular corridors that house one of the world's largest and most valuable art collections representing the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. Spend the rest of your day exploring the grand boulevards, golden spires and regal façades of this great city. Why not end your St. Petersburg visit in a colourful whirl of traditional dance at a Russian folklore show?

DAY 4: St. Petersburg – High-Speed Train – Moscow (3 Nights)

Tuck into hearty Russian fare before embarking on a high-speed train to Moscow, passing a wintery landscape of soaring church spires and small villages. The Russian capital wears its extraordinary triumphs and tumultuous history on its sleeve and we have an opportunity to explore both over the next few days. Follow the imposing red walls of the Kremlin and the chilly banks of the Moskva River on this exploration of Russia's political, economic, religious and financial hub.

DAY 5: Moscow Christmas Markets

An enchanting winter wonderland awaits as we admire the more than 400 dazzling light installations that illuminate the city for its annual Christmas Light festival. Stroll through city squares that come alive with Christmas Market stalls. Smells of mulled wine, gingerbread and caviar-filled crepes fill the air while stalls spill over with an astounding array of handcrafted gifts. Join a 'Local Specialist' on a sightseeing tour to see the vibrant façade of St. Basil's Cathedral and visit the Kremlin. There's plenty of time later to stock up on festive souvenirs and explore one of the world's grandest cities on your own terms.

DAY 6: Moscow

Moscow's fascinating history and culture are yours to explore today. Spend your full day at leisure discovering the victories and tragedies that have shaped this magnificent city, from the elegant frescoed metro stations to the sad graveyard of Fallen Monuments. Consider visiting one of the city's museums or join an Optional Experience to Sergiyev Posad, the largest religious and cultural centre in Russia. Our journey together is almost at its end as we join our travel companions for a Farewell Dinner.

DAY 7: Depart Moscow

For now it's time to say a fond do svidaniya to two great Russian cities. Airport transfers are available.