5* New Year in St Petersburg
New Year in St Petersburg City Break

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5* New Year in St Petersburg
4 days, 3 nights from 1370 £

Make your New Year really special by celebrating it in the magnificent city of canals and unique architectural beauty, St Petersburg. Enjoy your stay at one of the best hotels of the city, Rocco Forte Astoria Hotel 5*, and meet the new year with an extravagant New Year Concert and Gala Dinner. Awe at the spectacular glittering fireworks and the romantic charm of the Venice of the North which you will never forget.

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Highlights of the tour:

St Petersburg
St Petersburg
St Petersburg is a former Russian capital and a stunning city, crowded with splendid palaces, impressive historical monuments, wide boulevards, beautiful bridges and is renowned as the Ballet Capital of the World.
New Year's Concert
New Year's Concert

Meet the new year in a palace! Attend an unforgettable concert in the Home Theatre of the legendary Usupov Palace while having a midnight Champagne toast and lavish dinner in Astoria Restaurant. The Home Theatre of Yusupov Palace has a long and glorious history of private concerts for select guests. This time, you will have a chance to enjoy the performance of the soloists of Mariinsky Theatre. The New Year’s Eve concert programme will include arias from the world famous operas, lyrical and passionate romances, which will create a unique festive atmosphere in the magic ambiance of the Home Theatre.

 

Rocco Forte Astoria Gala Dinner
Rocco Forte Astoria Gala Dinner

Enjoy your seven-course dinner accompanied by live music in the luxurious Astoria restaurant. Try the best of the European and Russian cuisine as well as a wide selection of alcoholic beverages, tea and coffee.

St Isaac’s Cathedral
St Isaac’s Cathedral

St Isaac’s Cathedral is the largest cathedral in the city and dominates the skyline of St Petersburg. Designed by a French architect and taking 40 years to construct, it is the 3rd largest domed cathedral in the world! St Isaac’s is decorated with mosaics, painted ceiling murals, bronze gilt statues and is surrounded by 112 monolith granite columns, which were transported from one of the suburbs of the city. Now the cathedral houses a museum, but for the Major Orthodox holidays Religious services are still held here.

Mariinsky Theatre
Mariinsky Theatre
The Mariinsky Theatre is a historic theatre of opera and ballet in Saint Petersburg. For more than two centuries the Mariinsky Theatre has been presenting the world with a plethora of great artistes, such as Fyodor Chaliapin, Anna Pavlova, Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov and many more. Please get in touch with our Destination Experts to order tickets for one of its illustrious ballet and opera performances.
Hermitage
Hermitage
Lose yourself amongst the treasures of one of Russia’s best known sights and arguably the largest collection of fine art in the world. Masterpieces from artists such as Da Vinci, Rembrandt and Kandinsky make the Hermitage an unforgettable visit.
Peter & Paul Fortress
Peter & Paul Fortress
The first structure to be built in St. Petersburg, and thus the birthplace of the city, it never served its intended defensive function. Instead it has had a rich, hugely varied, and sometimes sinister history as a military base, a home of government departments, the burial ground of the Russian Imperial family, the site of groundbreaking scientific experiments, and a forbidding jail that held some of Russia's most prominent political prisoners.
Day 1
St Petersburg

Upon arrival in St Petersburg, transfer to the 5* Rocco Forte Astoria Hotel in the heart of the city.

Day 2
St Petersburg

Take advantage of the fantastic location of your hotel, the perfect base for exploring what St Petersburg has to offer. In the evening, join in the New Year celebrations at a lavish Gala Dinner and a unique Concert complete with traditional Russian entertainment and fantastic views. (B, D)

Day 3
St Petersburg

Enjoy your final day in bustling St Petersburg and spend the day at leisure. (B)

Day 4
St Petersburg

Bid farewell to St Petersburg as you are transferred to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Hotel Astoria

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Address

St Isaac’s Square/Ul. Bolshaya Morskaya 39 St Petersburg 190000 Russia

Location

Gazing at St Isaac’s Cathedral, just a stroll away from the Hermitage Museum and Yusupov Palace, Hotel Astoria is a place that instantly attunes you to the cultural heartbeat of the city. It’s a place steeped in history, where you can savour Russian delicacies with a shot of ice cold vodka. It’s a place with true Russian hospitality, where personal service is delivered with gracious ease and a local touch.

Accommodation

83 bedrooms from 25m2

86 suites from 45m2 

234-310m2 Tsar Suite

four 108m2 Presidential Suites and the Royal Suite (with a 38m2 terrace) all have views of St Isaac’s Square

In-room

  • Television with interactive entertainment
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access for up to 3 devices
  • In Room Bar
  • New Rocco Forte Nourish healthy In Room Bar (upon request)
  • In Room Safe Ironing facilities (upon request)

Leisure

  • Astoria Restaurant - Russian cuisine with a French twist. Views of St Isaac’s Square and live music
  • Lichfield Bar - Cocktails, exclusive whiskies and light meals, enjoyed between strikingblack and white nudes by Lord Lichfield
  • Rotonda Lounge - Light meals and drinks throughout the day. Afternoon tea, with desserts from our Astoria Pâtisserie is a St Petersburg tradition
  • Borsalino - Italian restaurant in the adjacent Angleterre Hotel
  • sauna, steam room and gym
  • 5 treatment rooms, hair salon
  • express beauty services

Other services

  • 24-hour in-room dining
  • airport/station transfers

Subject to availability

St Petersburg For New Year Departures and Prices

Please find 2018 departure details and prices for our New Year in St Petersburg tour below.

To extend your stay in this fantastic city or to add excursions to the tour please contact us on 0207 603 5045! We are more than happy to deal with your request.

2018 Departures and Prices

DEPARTURE EXCLUDING FLIGHTS INCLUDING FLIGHTS*
DEC 30             SOLD OUT £1370 per person  SOLD OUT From £1820 per person

2019 Departures and Prices

DEPARTURE EXCLUDING FLIGHTS INCLUDING FLIGHTS*
DEC 30             ON REQUEST  ON REQUEST 

*Direct flights with British Airways from London included; subject to availability and reconfirmation

Included in price:

  • • 3 nights accommodation at the 5* Rocco Forte Astoria Hotel based on two people sharing a twin/double room with private en suite facilities, B&B basis
  • • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • • New Year Gala Dinner with live music and entertainment (Welcome cocktail in Yusupov Palace; A private tour of the ceremonial halls of the palace; A unique concert in the Home Teatre of the palace; Opera soloists of Mariinsky Teatre—
    Dmitry Voropaev and Maria Bayankina; Transfers to and from the palace; A luxurious dinner at Astoria Restaurant accompanied by live music)
  • • International Direct flights from London
  • • Full visa support

Not Included:

  • • Travel Insurance
  • • Excursions
  • • Russian visa fees paid directly to the Consulate

Ring in the New Year in palatial style by Astoria Hotel: a private concert by Mariinsky Theatre singers in the interiors of the Home Theatre of Yusupov noble family!

Astoria Hotel and the legendary Yusupov Palace invite guests to spend the New Year’s eve in truly luxurious style: stay in one of the beautiful rooms, attend a unique concert in the Home Theatre of the palace, and have a midnight champagne toast at the lavish dinner in Astoria Restaurant. On December 31, 2018, the elegant guests will gather in the magnificent lobby of the famous hotel, to be comfortably transported to one of the most beautiful palaces of St Petersburg. The celebratory evening will start off with a welcome cocktail with an array of exquisite appetizers from the Chef – from king crab mini chouquettes with apples and celery to white almond and cucumber gazpacho with a golden drop, accompanied by Louis Roederer champagne. The guests will then be invited to a private tour of the ceremonial halls of the palace, will hear about its dazzling history and have their photos taken on the main staircase, and then follow into the beautiful Home Theatre. The Home Theatre of Yusupov Palace has a long and glorious history of private concerts for select guests. Musical salons and theatre plays would bring together famous and high-ranking guests, often times including members of Russian royal family. At all times the stage of the Home Theatre was given to the most prominent artists of the époque: composer and piano player Franz Liszt, ballerina Anna Pavlova, opera singer Fedor Shalyapin, poet Sergey Esenin. This New Year eve, performing for the privileged guests will be soloists of Mariinsky Theatre Dmitry Voropaev and Maria Bayankina.

Dmitry Voropaev is one of the prominent tenors of our time, the laureate of the Operalia World Opera Competition founded by Placido Domingo. Apart from Mariisnky Theatre, he also performs on the best opera stages of the world: from Austrian Graz to London’s Wigmore Hall. Maria Bayankina is a permanent participant of the Moscow Easter Festival directed by world famous Valery Gergiev and festivals by Denis Matsuev. She performs in Mariinsky Theatre concerts in Italy, UK, Sweden, Austria, France. The New Year’s Eve concert program will include arias from the world famous operas, lyrical and passionate romances, which will create a unique festive atmosphere in the magic ambiance of the Home Theatre.

After the concert, the guests will be taken to Astoria Restaurant for the luxurious dinner and New Year celebration, accompanied by live music. The seven course menu by Executive Chef includes duck liver Baluchon with sea urchin and hazelnut vinaigrette, seared Dublin Bay prawns with smoked egg plant caviar, smoked corn cream with foie gras and Jerusalem artichoke pelmeni, lobster medallions with coral and lemon butter and rice cream. Frozen blueberries with Beluga vodka granite will be served to cleanse the palate before the main course, where one can choose between the roasted turbot with garlic spinach and champagne & sevruga caviar reduction or slow seared veal chop with creamy morels and Anna potatoes. After President’s speech, the chiming clock countdown and champagne toast, the dessert will be served: tangerine, coffee and chocolate sphere by Executive Pastry Chef Yulia Ivanova. After the dinner, the guests are welcome to follow to the Lichfield Bar and Rotonda Lunge to enjoy cocktails and music and watch the celebrations in the city center through the panoramic windows.

Cocktail Reception at Usupov Palace 31 Dec 2018

Dollar Coin Duck “rillette”, white grapes, sisho leave

Smoked Salmon “Tartine”, black caviar pearl, pickles onions leave

King crab mini “Chouquette”, apple & celery “remoulade”, Katsuobushi dip

White almonds & cucumber gazpacho, golden drop

Burgundy slow cook beef tails, foie gras royal, horseradish punch

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accompanied with Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne

Astoria Restaurant New Years Eve menu 31 Dec 2018

1 course (cold starter)

Duck liver Baluchon, sea urchin & hazelnut vinaigrette

2 course (hot starter)

Seared Dublin bay prawn, smoked egg plant caviar, curcuma & cumin

3 course (soup)

Smocked corn cream, foie gras & Jerusalem artichoke pelmeni, chervil reduction

4 course (light main course)

Lobster medallions, coral and lemon butter, rice cream

5 course (sorbet)

Frozen blue berries, Beluga granite

6 course (choice if main dishes)

Bone roasted Turbot, garlic spinach, Champagne & Sevruga caviar emulsion

or

Slow seared veal chop, creamy morel, Anna potatoes, “Perigueux” jus

7 course (dessert)

Mandarin, coffee and chocolate sphere

Beverages for Dinner

Welcome reception with "Kir Royal"

Midnight glass of Louis Roederer Brut Premier

White wine Dr. Loosen Riesling, Germany

Red wine Chateau Le Bourdieu Cru Bourgeois, Bordeaux, France

Beluga Noble Vodka

Mineral water

Coffee and Tea selection

 

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