On the eve of the New Year and Christmas, St. Petersburg is changing: every year the masters of artistic illumination create real masterpieces in the historical center! On the excursion, we will travel around the most elegant corners of the city: from the shining lights of the Nevsky Prospect to the secret bus of Santa Claus. And along the way, I will tell incredible stories about St. Petersburg and its New Year traditions. Individual excursion for 1–4 people Duration 2 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes By car Rating 5 on 7 reviews RUB 3900 per excursion Price for 1-4 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Festive places of the city: famous and secret Our New Year's itinerary includes the main Christmas trees of St. Petersburg, glowing towers and the fabulous "New Year's Bridge". We will take a ride along the Nevsky and the surrounding area - but not only! You will see decorated corners hidden from casual glance: a Christmas nativity scene at the Prince Vladimir Cathedral, an arcade leading from 2020 to 2021, and even Santa Claus's bus. And we will also find ourselves in a magical place where rivers and canals intersect, embankments become fiery roads, and Christmas stars light up on the trees
Festive stories of St. Petersburg As we admire the shining avenues and embankments, we will discuss how Christmas and New Years were celebrated in the capital at different times. You will find out which empress brought Christmas trees to Russia, how the “bean king” ruled the country, how dangerous the carousels were in the time of Catherine II, what the “devil's drink” was made from, and why “olivier” was invented in the Hermitage. And the excursion will end at the traditional New Year's fair, enveloped in the aromas of pastries and mulled wine!
- The tour is conducted in a Ford Kuga car
- There are no additional costs
Start of excursion Any address in the city center. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.