Spend a festive evening enjoying the evocative atmosphere of the Christmas/New Year season in Russia, as well as delicious food and unforgettable views of Russia’s capital, on this seasonal tour. Departing in the evening, the tour is designed to showcase Moscow’s Christmas trees, breath-taking festive lights, and other seasonal decorations at their best. Several years ago, Moscow adopted the European tradition of holding Christmas markets – open-air fairs that are not only places to shop but provide a vibrant festive atmosphere. This tour visits the most popular Christmas/New Year fair in Moscow, the GUM Fair, which takes place on the legendary Red Square. At the fair, you can try traditional Russian dishes like pancakes with caviar, pies, and baked potatoes, and traditional drinks like mead and sbiten. You can also look for traditional Russian souvenirs (such as felt boots, nesting dolls, and Pavlovo Posad shawls) and Christmas presents for yourself and your loved ones. Moscow: Christmas/New Year Evening Tour ends with a dinner cruise on one of the all-weather panoramic yachts of the Radisson Royal flotilla. From your viewpoint on the Moscow River, admire the city’s historical buildings shining with festive lights. Welcome to Christmas in Moscow!
Day 1: Moscow
18:15 Meet your driver and guide in the hotel lobby in Moscow.
18:30 Drive along Tverskaya Street, Teatralny Proezd, Lubyanskaya Square, and Varvarka Street to Red Square.
19:00 – 20:00 Visit Red Square and the GUM Fair.
20:00 Drive to the Taras Shevchenko Embankment.
20:30 Board the yacht at the Ukraine Hotel.
21:00 – 23:30 Enjoy a dinner cruise along the Moscow River.
23:30 Return to the hotel. End of Moscow: Christmas/New Year Evening Tour.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5 hours
RECOMMENDATIONS: Wear comfortable footwear and warm clothing suitable for the weather (part of the tour takes place outdoors)
- All transfers (1-2 pax by sedan type car, 3-7 pax by minivan, 8-13 pax by 30 seat bus, 14+ pax by 40-50 seat bus);
- Tickets for the river cruise (with dinner and soft drinks – alcohol is available at additional cost);
- Sightseeing tour programme with a local English-speaking guide.
Price does not include:
- Additional services during the tour;
- Souvenirs or purchases at the Christmas fair;
- Tips/gratuities for guide and driver (although these would be appreciated).
Prices per person
The tour is private with your personal guide. There will be no other people joining the tour.
Our guides will follow your own pace.
The starting time of the tour is up to you and may vary from 09.00 am to 16.00 pm.
We are happy to offer this tour for air/train passengers too. Our guide will meet you at the arrival station.