50 Degrees North is offering travellers a chance to experience the festive season in Russia with its eight-day St Petersburg & Moscow in Style — Winter tour. Travellers will get to explore Moscow and St Petersburg and browse the endless stalls at the Christmas markets which are during the Christmas time in both cities. When in Moscow guests will also be treated to Journey to Christmas, a whole month dedicated to Christmas festivities, with venues selling presents, souvenirs and Christmas treats. There are also a range of activities free of charge. The markets in St Petersburg usually run from around 15 December to mid-January.
St Petersburg & Moscow in Style — Winter tour highlights include private city tours, and a chance to get to know the Russian history, art and architecture. Additionally, travellers will get to travel to Moscow on a high-speed train and enjoy the local cuisine. The itinerary also encompasses visits to the Hermitage Museum and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the spot where Alexander II was fatally wounded by a member of People’s Will revolutionary group in 1881. The group will also visit the Yusupov Palace, where the assassination of Rasputin, one of the most famous figures in Russian history, took place.
Once in Moscow guests will visit St. Basil Cathedra, tour the Kremlin and walk through the historical Alexander’s Garden and the State Tretyakov Gallery.