New Year program (option 1)


7 Days / 6 Nights

Many people from the snowless countries dream of having real white Christmas and New Year. There is no lack of snow in Russia and Russian Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost) is every bit as generous and colorful as his more famous European cousin Santa Claus. Ded Moroz is usually accompanied by his granddaughter Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) who helps him to distribute presents and entertain children.

The first of the series of the New Year's tours introduces you to Moscow and the ancient cities of the Golden Ring, where most of the important events of the early Russian history took place.


The program of the tour:


Arrival to Moscow, transfer to the hotel, traditional Russian Bread & Salt welcome ceremony, check-in, dinner at the hotel. Sightseeing tour of Moscow by night.

Day 2
December 29 

Breakfast, Sightseeing tour of Moscow: Tverskaya ulitsa, (the main thoroughfare of the city), Manege Square, Red Square, Sparrow Hills (known for a fabulous view of the city), Novodevichy Convent (New Maden convent, probably the best-known cloister of Moscow, remaining virtually intact from 17 century), Christ the Saviour Cathedral (the main cathedral of Russia and the tallest Orthodox Christian church in the world) etc. Tour of Moscow Metro. After the lunch tour of the Kremlin, the historical citadel at the heart of Moscow and the seat of the Russian government, including one of the Kremlin\'s ancient cathedrals and the Armory. Dinner at the hotel. Circus performance or folk show.

Day 3
December 30

Breakfast, tour of the Tretyakov Art Gallery, the biggest and the most famous collection of the classic Russian art. Departure for Susdal (about 4 hours). Suzdal is an ancient Russian town that seems to be frozen in time, seen relatively few changes during the last centuries. which allowes you to imagine yourself in the old Russia. Arrival to Suzdal (at around 19.00). Check-in. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 4
December 31

Breakfast, sightseeing tour of Suzdal (by horse sleighs), including to the Suzdal Kremlin (citadel), the Evfimiev Monastery of the Saviour and the Annunciation Cathedral. Attending church bells performance by Cathedral’s bell ringers. Lunch (Russian pancake tasting). Time at leisure. Visiting evening service celebrated in a Russian Orthodox church accomplished by a Russian clergyman’s brief review of the traditions of the Russian Orthodox Christmas.22:00-03:00 – A New Year\'s celebration including the dinner and visiting fireworks and outdoors festivities (Grandfather Frost and Snow Maiden’s show).

Day 5
January 01

Breakfast, departure for Vladimir, the ancient capital of Russia, before Moscow. Sightseeing tour of the city (including UNESCO-listed monuments of 12-th century: the Golden Gates, the Church of St.Dimitrus). Lunch in a city restaurant. Visit to Assumption Cathedral which contains the tombs of the early Russian kings of Ruric dynasty. After that trip to suburb of Bogolyubovo, where we visit to the Intersession Church on Nerl River, one of the most beautiful examples of Russian pre-Mongolian architecture. Return to Suzdal. Dinner at the Trapeznaya restaurant.

Day 6
January 02

Departure for Moscow. Visit to the Holy Trinity Monastery in Sergiev Posad (on the way). The Trinity Monastery, founded by one of the most revered saints of Russia, St.Sergius, played an important role in the history of the country and in the development of Russian culture. In this monastery Ivan The Terrible was baptised. The siege of the monastery at the Time of Troubles in 17th century by the enemy brought the awakening of the Russian patriotic consciousness and consequent liberation of Moscow from the Polish invaders. The Trinity Monastery is included in the UNESCO list of the world heritage. Today the monastery remains to be spiritual center of the Orthodox Russia and a major piligrimage site, a kind of Russian Vatican. Lunch in the town of Sergiev Posad. Arrival to Moscow, transfer to the hotel, check-in, dinner at the hotel

Day 7
January 03

Breakfast, transfer to the airport.


The price of the tour is quoted by request.