An Uncommon Christmas in Russia
Celebrate a Russian Orthodox Christmas in January as you travel on Captain’s Choice unique 14-day experience – An Uncommon Christmas in Russia. Prepare to be awed by spectacles both natural and cultural as you cross the Arctic Circle and immerse yourself in Russia’s most historic towns.
Celebrate Christmas in Australia before heading to Russia, where the Julian Calendar still reigns. Departing Australia on 5 January 2019, you’ll arrive at the stunning Belmond Grand Hotel Europe in St Petersburg on “Christmas Eve”. After a day of sightseeing the former seat of Imperial Russia, enjoy a Christmas feast in the beautiful L’Europe Room at the hotel before an evening private ballet performance.
Cross the Arctic Circle on the luxurious Golden Eagle train, in search of the enigmatic Northern Lights in Norway. Learn about the Aurora Borealis from Astronomy lecturers while admiring pristine snowscapes from the warmth of the comfortable carriage. Enjoy two nights in the otherworldly Snowhotel, where everything from the walls and roof to the beds are made of packed snow and ice. Take a snowmobile safari, go walking through the woods in snowshoes or leave the modern world behind as you’re dragged across frozen lakes by a husky sledge. Learn about life in an Arctic village or visit reindeer living in a nearby park.
Visit the Russian towns of Murmansk, Petrozavodsk and Vladimir before overnighting in Moscow where you’ll experience the city’s major sights. Fly back to Australia, after an exclusive early entrance to the Kremlin to beat the crowds.
Captain’s Choice are the creators of the world’s most life enriching journeys with over 20 years’ experience handcrafting itineraries to unique destinations. With Captain’s Choice, there are no hidden costs. Specialising in hassle-free travel, your accommodation will be of the highest standard that the destination offers with everything covered – from flights, to luxurious accommodation, transfers, touring, dining and drinks. Travel in a small group of no more than 20 like-minded travellers as you share exclusive and unique experiences that will exceed even the highest expectations.
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