Christmas Fam Trip in Russia 2021

Strelka Tours details sights, sounds and attractions in once in a lifetime offer to visit Russia.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to explore both Russian capitals during Christmas time and enjoy the festive vibes over the course of a 7-day December 2021 rendezvous.

Discover your bucket list destination with Strelka Tours CEO Alina Friedman and our most passionate guides. Together they will be sharing their knowledge and inputs on how to turn you into an expert on Russia. 

  • Take advantage of luxurious 5-Star accommodation 
  • Visit Christmas markets and have winter fun
  • Dine in style every day in the most exquisite restaurants
  • Enjoy festive hype, sights and lights of festive Moscow and St. Petersburg
  • Enjoy the regal reception at the palace with a private concert like the Tzars did 
  • Taste caviar with pancakes and Russian vodka

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5-star hotels

Lotte St. Petersburg

Lotte Moscow


Museum Entrance Fees

Highly-educated expert guides

6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 Gala dinners

Exclusive experiences

High-speed train from St. Petersburg to Moscow (business class with meals)

All on-tour transportation on modern air-conditioned motor coach including arrival and departure transfers

Whisper technology enhanced touring 

Luggage handling in/out

Visa support, registration fees

Not included

Air tickets

Visa processing


Evening performances


Day 1 (Dec 14, 2021 - TUE): Arrival in St. Petersburg

You will be met, greeted and escorted to your luxurious 5* hotel.
This evening you can relax, have a warming welcome drink with your fellow travellers and the Russian team.

Accommodation:  Lotte St. Petersburg


Day 2 (Dec 15, 2021 - WED): The City of Tsars and Revolutions

After leisurely breakfast, enjoy the tour of the northern capital of Russia. See the oldest part of the city – Peter and Paul Fortress where the town of Peter started in 1703. 

After lunch, walk to the Palace Square. Take in the spectacular panorama of the General Staff building, Alexander column and the main Christmas Tree in the city. A highlight of your stay is a guided visit to the famous Hermitage Museum with its masterpieces by hundreds of artists. Explore the halls of the Winter Palace including Peter’s Thone room.

St. Petersburg like Venice or Amsterdam located on many islands. Drive to New Holland Island – a cultural heritage from the times of Peter the Great. Have dinner at the CoCoCouture restaurant. As NY Times put it, the restaurant offers updated, farm-to-table takes on traditional Russian cuisine. The dishes are served with a theatric flair and will convert the staunchest nonbelievers.

Visit trendy shops located on the New Holland Island.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lotte St. Petersburg


Day 3 (Dec 16, 2021 - THU): Imperial Treasures and the Regal reception

It’s time to go out of town to discover Catherine’s palace. Its main attractions are the mirrored Grand Ballroom and the opulent Amber Room.

Then have some Russian winter fun – ride the horse drawn! 

Have Russian traditional lunch and return to St. Petersrburg to visit historical Grand Belmond hotel. The immersive show awaits you!

Enjoy regal reception, taste caviar with a shot of vodka. Your meals will be accompanied with the private concert. Virtuosi of the Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky Theatre will perform compositions by various Russian composers for your pleasure and delight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  

Accommodation: Lotte St. Petersburg


Day 4 (Dec 17, 2021 - FRI): Rail to Moscow

After breakfast and check out you will be transferred to Moskovsky railway station to board the rapid train Sapsan to Moscow (business class seats with meals).

Upon arrival check in to your 5* hotel. 

Enjoy welcome drink and then explore the trendy food mall and market Depot.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Lotte Moscow


Day 5 (Dec 18, 2021 - SAT): Admire the Crispy and Festive Moscow

Moscow is lavishly adorned in New Year time and you have a chance to feel its winter spirit. 

Today, you will enter the Kremlin walls to feel the country’s past and present. 

Step into Red Square and find yourself at a lively Christmas market where you can find lots of delights from the decorations to traditional pastry!

View the famous St. Basil’s Cathedral and visit GUM shopping mall

After, admire the Art Nouveau design of historical Metropol Hotel and enjoy the tour and lunch there.

Then we will drive around the city and view Bolshoi Theatre, the Christ the Savior Cathedral and the famous Stalin’s Skyscrapers.

Enjoy high-end cuisine at one of the best restaurants in the city.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lotte Moscow


Day 6 (Dec 19, 2021 - SUN): Insider Experience

After breakfast, take a Metro ride with your guide and stop to explore the grandeur of its most impressive stations. Then visit the Old Tretyakov gallery – the main museum housing a collection of Russian art from the XII to the XX century, including the icon painting.

Walk the lavishly decorated boulevards and shop at the Christmas markets.

Visit St. Regis hotel and enjoy lunch and tea with a ballerina.

Magnificent Moscow throughout the ages – from Synagogue to Ivanonskaya Gorka.

In the evening we will take you on a gastronomical journey led by a professional sommelier. As you are served an elegant lunch, discover and taste local wines – Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot. Challenge yourself to learn the Russian alphabet, so you can read local traffic and street signs.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lotte Moscow


Day 7 (Dec 20, 2021 - MON): Depart Moscow

Departure transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

7-Day Fam Trip December 14-20, 2021

Price: $1250 per person in Single or Double room

Payment Conditions:
Deposit: 10% of the price 60 days prior to departure
Final Payment: 30 days prior to departure

Cancellation Fees: 
60-15 days prior to departure or more: 10% of the price 
14-8 days prior to departure: 50% of the price
7 days prior to departure or less: 100% of the price


Important notes:

Strelka Tours reserves the right to alter the sequence of activities or replace an activity that becomes unavailable for a comparable one.

Lotte Moscow

lotte moscow The luxurious Lotte Moscow Hotel, located on Novinskiy Boulevard, in the very heart of Moscow. The hotel boasts some of the most spacious rooms among the city’s 5* hotels. It offers various facilities including Mandara Spa center, fitness club with sauna and swimming pool. First-class dining options bearing internationally renowned brand names are featured at the hotel. International flavours at Lotte Hotel promise an extraordinary experience. Lotte Moscow Hotel is a part of The Leading Hotels of the World, the largest luxury hotel, resort & spa collection.

Click here to view Lotte Hotels COVID-19 global care & cleanliness Commitment.

Lotte St. Petersburg

Lotte St. Petersburg Hotel, located in the downtown St. Petersburg on St. Isaac’s Square, features elegant rooms, equipped with smart technology and state-of-the-art facilities. It offers the guests four exquisite gastronomic concepts and the award-winning world-known Mandara Spa with four native Balinese therapists, dedicated to providing the most luxury experience. As one of the winners of the annual Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards, the hotel has been recognized for the second consecutive year for it’s outstanding service and exceptional accommodations.

Click here to view the Lotte St. Petersburg Hotel safety policy (anti-COVID-19 measures).