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A romantic and family friendly evening in the atmosphere of Christmas and New Year is a 2-hour walking guided tour and ends in a nice restaurant with a traditional Russian cuisine and an entertaining Gypsy musical show. Saint-Petersburg is all decorated for Christmas and the air is filled with very special festival mood. You have a unique chance not just to get these vibes but also to know a lot about the history of the main winter holidays in Russia and of course to take marvellous pictures during the route.
If you are interested in an unforgettable experience of Russian Winter Holidays- this tour is what you need. The guide meets you in the hotel lobby and this is where the route starts. The program of the walking tour begins near the Hermitage, the guide leads you along Neva river, showing the main bridges, Peter and Paul's Fortress, Arrow of Basil Island. Then you move on to the Palace Square and through the Triumphal arch- to the Nevsky prospect. The next main points are the Kazan Cathedral and Church of the Saviour on Blood. During this city tour you will learn about the history of Russian winter holidays such as New Year, Christmas, and "Old New Year" but in parallels with the history of Saint-Petersburg. And except for general sights, you will see some small monuments which are considered to be informal symbols of the city and are famous for making wishes come true. After the fascinating walk, you will be taken to a restaurant where they served traditional Russian food. Your dinner will be accompanied with a Gypsy musical show. Tuneful guitar music, charming Gypsy dances and folk romances will make your evening even brighter. When you are ready the taxi will take you back to your hotel.
- Private walking tour with a local guide
- Live entertainment
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off (from centrally located hotels)
What's not included
- Dinner a la carte
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Step back in time on a history tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Seasonal Offer
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included