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New Year in Moscow
5 days / 4 nights
Visit festive Moscow
Visit Moscow at the most magical time of the year. The Russia's capital becomes a real "Winter Wonderland" in December, with magnificent decorations, dazzling lights and festive atmosphere like anywhere else in the world.
Highlights of the tour:
28 December, 2019. Day 1, Moscow
Upon arrival in Russia's cosmopolitan capital Moscow, transfer to the 4* Radisson Blue Belorusskaya Hotel or similar in the heart of the city. Check-in, free time to explore a city or just have some rest in the hotel.
29 December, 2019. Day 2, Moscow
Moscow represents a unique set of old architecture masterpieces and modern high-tech buildings. The CITY TOUR will help you to find out more about the history of the Russian capital. In only a few hours, you will have a glimpse of its main landmarks, such as the Red Square, the Kremlin, the Victory Park, the White House, the Arbat, Cathedral Christ-the-Saviour, the observation platform of Sparrow hills, Lomonosov University and much more! It is an interesting and efficient introduction to Europe’s biggest city. Lunch at the restaurant (with europeanian cusine). Overnight at the hotel.
30 December, 2019. Day 3, Moscow
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before start your third day exploring Moscow. You will visit the most famous landmark of Russia - THE RED SQUARE. During the walking tour, you will have the time to take pictures of this 73.000 square meters brick-paved square surronded by the Kremlin Walls, Lenin's Tomb, St Basil's Cathedral, Resurrection gate, GUM. The main department store of Russia - GUM, which was first opened in 1893. It symbolized the beginning of new era for Moscow and was to become the largest, most fashionable and technically advanced European Department store. After lunch we will carry on exploring the Red Square and KREMLIN (territory and cathedrals). The free time for the rest of the day. Overnight at the hotel.
31 December, 2019. Day 4, Moscow
Today is a New Year's Eve! Have a good breakfast at the hotel, and continue getting to know Moscow. Our first stop today is a CHRIST THE SAVIOUR CATHEDRAL - cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Next - ARBAT STREET is one of the oldest streets in Moscow. Originally it was a part of an important trade route and was home to a large number of craftsmen.
METRO TOUR is a great opportunity to find out why Moscow metro is considered one the most beautiful in the world! During the tour you will visit the most remarkable stations like Komsomolskaya, Kurskaya, Kievskaya and others, with the experienced guide who will bring you a full insight into their fascinating history.
Before taking a CRUISE BY MOSKVA RIVER ON THE RADISSON ICE- BREAKER, we will stop for a luch at the restaurant. During this 2,5 hours’ journey down the Moskva river you will have a splendid view of all the main attractions of the city: Kremlin, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Church of Christ the Savior, Novodevichy Convent, Novospassky Monastery, monument to Peter the Great, and much more!
Optional: This evening a NEW YEAR EVE'S DINNER. Please make a reservatuion during the tour booking.
1 January, 2020. Day 5, Moscow
Breakfast at the hotel. Bid farewell to Moscow as you are transferred to the airport for your flight home.
The order of the visits might be changed. However, all visits mentioned in the program will be provided in full.
If you would like to extend your tour or add more excursions, contact us and we will amend the itinerary according to your requests.
Have a look at our collection of fascinating excursions in Moscow.
Subject to availability
New Year in Moscow
The New Year in Moscow Tour 2020/2021 is available on enquiry basis.
Please get in touch with our Destination Managers and they will put together a perfect holiday for you.
|Dates||Accommodation at Hotel Radisson Blue Belorusskaya 4* or similar|
29 December, 2019 - 1 January, 2020
|Price per person in Twin room, Excluding flight ||SGL room supplement, EXcluding Flight|
|Optional Supplement||price per person|
|New Year Eve Dinner|
Please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour
We use live currency update, price may slightly fluctuate daily
IntoRussia Ltd reserves the right to change hotels to similar ones of the same standard and change the order of excursions
If you are a group and want to add extra days or excursions, or you are looking for more independence, contact our Destination Experts for a tailor-made package
Included in price:
• 4 nights accommodation at the 4* Radisson Blue Belorusskaya Hotel or similar
• Transfer services as per program
• English-speaking guide services as per program
• 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches
• Entrance fee as per program
• Full visa support
• Travel Insurance
• International flights(please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour)
• Russian visa fees paid directly to the Consulate
THE FIREBIRD SHOW
On the night of December 31 to January 1, a unique show wll be presented to our guests in the historical Metropol Hall. The spotlight of the festive gala dinner will be on the Firebird, a Russian fairytale character from the samename ballet by Igor Stravinskiy. The main star of the night will be the jazz punk diva Teona Kontridze, a favorite of the public and a frequenter of celebrations of the Russian Forbes list members. The night will kick off with a performance by Peter Vostokov’s Big Jazz Orchestra.
Energizing dance music by jazz giants like Jimmie Lunceford, Dizzy Gillespie and Duke Ellington will precede the arrival of the New Year. Happy fair Firebird will be open throughout the evening for each guest to try his/her luck and win prizes provided
by Metropol Hotel or its friends and partners. Andrey Shmakov, the Executive Chef of Metropol Hotel, will take care of the gastronomic diversity. Guests will be offered an exquisite gala dinner with dishes from his signature menu: over 20 kinds of appetizers, a seafood station, specialties of contemporary Russian cuisine, and desserts cooked by the Pastry Chef Atilla Szabo.
ARRIVAL OF GUESTS: 20:30
START OF EVENT: 22:00
DRESS CODE: BLACK TIE
NEW YEAR NIGHT MENU
Oysters with condiments
Salmon with avocado
Sea urchin with marinated quail egg yolk
Tuna sashimi with Hoisin sauce “Crispy prawn”
Parma ham and melon
Parmesan with grapes
Feta with pickled olives and tomatoes
Guinea fowl pate with apple chutney
Cold Appetizers on the Table
Cucumber rolls with crab, tarragon and spinach
Traditional herring cake with baked beetroot
Stuffed starlet with Argentine prawns and whitefish caviar
«Olivier» Russian salad with crayfish tails and farmer’s chicken
Roast venison with cranberry and horseradish cream
Beef tartare with capers, winter black truffle and Parmesan
Wild salmon caviar with wheat pancakes and sour cream
Homemade pickles – milk mushrooms with onions, pickled cucumbers with fennel seeds, black olives, pickled artichokes and tomatoes
Seasonal vegetables crudités, green herbs
Faroese salmon tartare with avocado, wakame and sturgeon caviar
Julienne with crab and smoked sturgeon
Main Course of Your Choice
Beef Wellington with porcini mushrooms, Port sauce and broccoli
Black cod glazed with miso, potato cream, stewed leek & Champagne, smoked eel sauce
Grilled vegetables mille-feuille with Burrata cheese, parsley and black truffle pesto
Assorted Russian cheese
Seasonal fruits and berries
Mulled wine marmalade Macaron with red orange, Martini and olive
Served on the Table
Cranberry bread, onion bread, Borodinsky (sourdough rye) bread, whipped Vologda butter with black salt