New Year in St Petersburg
New Year in St Petersburg City Break

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New Year in St Petersburg
5 days, 4 nights from 950 £

Bring in the New Year with a bang with IntoRussia's fantastic New Year in St Petersburg tour. Enjoy fabulous accommodation in the 4* Ambassador Hotel, St Petersburg to complement your unique trip. This New Year tour is full of exciting excursions including trips to the beautiful Catherine's Palace and St Isaac's Cathedral, a ride on a sledge pulled by horses, a trip to the Hermitage, to name but a few of the thrilling adventures that you are sure to enjoy! All new for this year is an extra extravagant New Year Gala Dinner. St Petersburg itself is known as the 'Venice of the North' and with the Neva River flowing through the city you are sure to see elegance and beauty at every twist and turn.

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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.

Sleigh Ride
Sleigh Ride

Make you winter magical by treating yourself to a sleigh ride, one of the oldest Russian winter amusments! Enjoy the sound of snow crunching under your sleigh while admiring the views of Russia in winter. 

Ambassador Gala Dinner
Ambassador Gala Dinner

Celebrate New Year in a friendly and cosy atmosphere of the high-class Le Vernissage restauant with an amazing a view. While you are enjoying your meal, you will be entertained by the best artists of the musical theatres of St Petersburg. They will perform fragments from the world-famous broadway musicals such as Romeo and Juliet, Phantome of the Opera, Chicago and Mamma Mia. The performance will be followed by a party, contests and ...presents!

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.

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.

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.

Day 1
St Petersburg

Arrive in St Petersburg and transfer to the centrally located Ambassador Hotel. Dive into Russian tradition with a meet and greet ceremony accompanied by the national drink, vodka and local favourite red caviar!

Day 2
St Petersburg

Embark on a trip to the stunning Pavlovsk Palace. Wrap up warm for a breathtaking horsedrawn sleigh ride in this crystallised wonderland (payable locally and subject to weather conditions). Afterwards, visit the treasure chest that is the State Hermitage Museum where you can lose yourself amongst a wealth of priceless art. (B)

Day 3
St Petersburg

Take in the spellbinding scenery, prominent architecture and famous landmarks on a captivating city tour. After lunch at a local restaurant (optional, payable locally), visit the grand St Isaac’s Cathedral, the largest Christian Orthodox cathedral in St Petersburg. Return to the Ambassador Hotel to prepare for a night of fine dining and entertainment at the New Year gala dinner. (B, L Optional, D)

Day 4
St Petersburg

After celebrating the night away take a day off and enjoy New Year’s Day in St Petersburg. Relax in the luxury of your modern hotel or supplement your package with an optional spa treatment or an excursion. (B)

Day 5
St Petersburg

Visit the magical Catherine Palace before lunch at a traditional restaurant (optional, payable locally) *Please note that the date and time of visiting Pushkin is always subject to the reconfirmation by the museum. For 02/01 the exact day/time of visiting can be reconfirmed on 20 December. Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B, L optional)

The order of the excursions may be subject to change. The weather conditions may affect the provision of the Troika Ride.

Hotel "Ambassador" 4*

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Address

5/7, Rimsky Korsakov Ave., St. Petersburg, 190068, Russia

Location

Located in the historical center of the city in close vicinity of Nevsky Prospect, within walking distance to St Isaac’s Cathedral, The Jusupovsky Garden, The Mariinsky Theatre and other city sights. Pulkovo International Airport –14 km. The nearest metro station – Sadovaya

Accommodation

256 guest rooms including 30 Economy, 168 Standard, 40 Superior, 11 Studio, 5 Suites, 1 Terrace, 1 Presidential

In-room

Interactive satellite TV, Internet access, direct-dial phone, air-conditioning, mini bar, in-room safe

Other services

Conference Hall for 120 seats, Meeting Rooms and Negotiation Rooms for smaller meetings or master classes, The Cigar Room and the Banquet Hall for private meetings, Le Vernissage Restaurant close to the conference zone can be reequipped as a business center, Fitness room, gym, sauna, swimming pool, 24-hour room service, currency exchange, concierge services, laundry & dry cleaning, beauty salon, video surveillance and security.

The hotel may be changed to a similar, depending on availability. 

New Year in St Petersburg Departures and Prices

To extend your stay in this fantastic city or to add additional 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 - SOLD OUT

DEPARTURE PRICE PER PERSON FROM SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
29 Dec 2018

Including Direct Flights* with British Airways: From £1550 pp

Excluding flights: £950 pp

On Request

2019 Departures and Prices

DEPARTURE PRICE PER PERSON FROM SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
29 Dec 2019

Including Direct Flights* with British Airways: ON REQUEST

Excluding flights: ON REQUEST

On Request

*The flights are subject to change which may affect the price.

Included in price:

  • • 4 nights accommodation in the 4* Ambassador hotel based on 2 sharing a twin/ double with private en suite facilities including breakfast
  • • Arrival and departure airport/ hotel transfers
  • • Meals as outlined in the itinerary
  • • Meet and greet ceremony at the Ambassador hotel
  • • New Year Gala Dinner
  • • Excursions as outlined in the tour itinerary (Troika sleigh ride may be affected by the weather conditions)
  • • Full Russian visa support
  • • International Flight tickets - optional

Not Included:

  • • Russian Visa fees paid directly to the Consulate
  • • Optional excursions 
  • • Optional meals

THE AMBASSADOR HOTEL INVITES YOU TO THE NEW YEAR GALA DINNER!

The Ambassador Hotel is glad to invite you to celebrate the New Year's Eve in a cozy and splendid climate of our Le Vernissage panoramic restaurant in keeping with the finest traditions of Europe and Russia. Guests will have a delicious gala dinner by Dmitry Ivanov, the Ambassador Hotel chef de cuisine and the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs member, and enjoy the New Year’s Broadway show.
Performing artists of the best St. Petersburg musical theaters will present you some scenes of the world-famous Broadway musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera, The Romeo and Juliet, The Cabaret, The Chicago, The Mamma Mia, and many others.
The evening program also includes congratulations by Father Frost and Snow Maiden, as well as retro disco, quiz and gifts. The show will be hosted by Aleksandr Trofimov, the All-Russian and International competitions laureate and the Mariinsky Theater soloist, together with Tatiana Taranets, the Golden Soffit Award laureate and the Theater of Musical Comedy soloist.

WELCOME COCKTAIL
Russian fluffy pancakes with salmon roe
Fruit canapes
Emmental cheese with cherry
Kamchatka crab bouchée
Vanilla mini cupcakes
Sarah Bernhardt cookies
APERITIF
French Lillet aperitif
COLD APPETIZERS
Quail Olivier salad
Pickled eel with whipped cream
Smoked Murmansk halibut
Salman pickled with saffron
Pear and blue cheese salad with honey mustard sauce
Christmas ham with crimson preserve
Goose and pistachios roll
Russian pickles
Vegetable sticks with dorblu and pesto sauce
Pineapples with grapes and mandarins
HOT APPETIZER
Stuffed duck with apples and sweet wine sauce
HOT DISH (AT YOUR CHOICE)
Wolffish fried with mango and cilantro served with passion fruit sauce
or
Beef medallions with cherry sauce and truffled mashed potatoes
DESSERT
Strawberry and white chocolate mousse
No limit drinks
Sparkling wine, red/white wine, vodka
Tea, coffee, water, juice
 
Contact us by phone or email today with any queries, to book, or for excellent rates and service on add-ons to your trip.

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