The New Year should be celebrated in St. Petersburg, the Nevsky Seasons company is confident. The St. Petersburg tour operator has prepared a large list of excursion programs, including a trip on a “New Year’s Bus” with champagne through the night city. And you can also go to Vyborg. We tell you the details.
IT WILL BE VERY FESTIVE IN ST. PETERSBURG
There is a month and a half left until the New Year, and St. Petersburg is already preparing for the holiday with might and main.
It is already known that the main events will unfold at once in 3 main squares of the city. So, from December 9 to January 8, a traditional Christmas fair will be held on Manezhnaya Square, a Christmas slide will delight guests on Palace Square during this period, and Christmas fairy tales will be on Moscow Square.
The atmosphere will also be festive in the fashionable public spaces of the city – in Nikolsky Rows, New Holland and Sevkabel Port. Here you can taste gastronomic delights from different countries, sweets and traditional Russian dishes, mulled wine, ice skating and choose New Year’s gifts.
Add to this the bright New Year’s illumination on the streets, squares and bridges of the Northern capital and get a fantastic background for memorable photos.
DEMAND FOR NEW YEAR’S TOURS HAS INCREASED
It is interesting in St. Petersburg at any time of the year, and especially during the winter holidays! Many tourists want to spend New Year’s holidays in a hospitable city, so booking arrivals for a high period is active.
The Nevsky Seasons company notes an increase in the number of bookings during the New Year holidays to St. Petersburg by about 10% compared to the same period in 2022. According to the tour operator, 70% of the seats for the holiday programs have already been sold, so tourists planning a New Year’s trip to the Northern capital should hurry up with booking tours.
“Some popular tours have already been completely sold out. According to many classic programs, we have opened sales of the second and even the third buses,” the company said. In total, the assortment of the leading St. Petersburg tour operator includes 16 programs to St. Petersburg and Vyborg lasting from 2 to 7 days.
Nevsky Seasons recommends that travel agents and tourists pay attention to the following tours that are still available for booking:
“Winter stories of the palaces of St. Petersburg” (31.12-02.01) – from 10,050 rubles per person.
“Festive city” (3.01-7.01) – from 13,750 rubles per person.
“To Vyborg – to visit the Finnish Yolupukki (5.01-6.01) – from 9550 rubles per person.
All prices for tours are indicated for double occupancy in a 3* hotel and include breakfast, daily sightseeing and transport services, all entrance tickets.
For those who do not want to be tied to specific dates, Nevsky Seasons recommends an excursion tour “New Year’s Petersburg Collection” with arrival on any day from December 29 to January 5 for any number of days. The price depends on the number of days.
St. Petersburg is traditionally popular for holidays, so there are no available rooms for direct sale in the most popular hotels of the city for the New Year.
However, tour operators provide for such moments in advance and take guaranteed rooms in top hotels. Therefore, at Nevsky Seasons you can find good accommodation options that are optimal in terms of price/quality ratio. Including in apartment hotels, which are most convenient for families with children.
ON NEW YEAR’S EVE ON THE “NEW YEAR’S BUS”
Nevsky Seasons has offers for those who do not want to celebrate the New Year at home and burden themselves with preparing a festive table.
The first option is a New Year’s banquet at the hotel restaurant. Depending on the location and the program, the ticket will cost from 10,000 to 15,000 rubles per person. For those who love live music and are ready to dance to the popular melodies of the 90s, we can recommend festive shows with the participation of Igor Kornelyuk and the Na-Na group.
The second option is suitable for active tourists who want to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the atmosphere of brilliant St. Petersburg.
You can book a New Year’s Bus tour from Nevsky Seasons, the route of which will take you to the most beautiful places of the winter night city. Of course, there will be stops for photo shoots, as well as champagne, treats and gifts for each participant. The program starts at 21:00-22:00, ends at 2:00-3:00, and the cost is very affordable – 2,400 rubles per person.
CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR IN VYBORG
If you want to combine the New Year holidays with an exciting sightseeing trip, then you should go along one of the national tourist routes. Nevsky Seasons is the holder of two such routes at once with very affordable prices.
For example, you can go to charming Vyborg along the national tourist route “Stories and secrets of medieval Vyborg”. There are still places for arrivals on January 3-4 and January 6-7. The cost of the tour is only from 9550 rubles per person.
For family tourists with children, the tour “To Vyborg – to visit the Finnish Yolupukki” and the tour “Symbols of St. Petersburg” (from January 2 to 6, from 17,000 rubles per person, in which guests will get acquainted with everything that is primarily associated with St. Petersburg.
And here are the places on the tour along the national tourist route “Petersburg. Peter. From the first stone to the skyscraper”, which became a hit this year, has already ended for the New Year holidays. Now booking of arrivals is already open for the long February weekend (February 23-25).
GO TO THE THEATER AND RESTAURANT
St. Petersburg is called the cultural capital of Russia, so visiting theaters is a mandatory part of any tourist’s program.
For example, you can treat yourself to the ballet “The Nutcracker” at the Mariinsky or Mikhailovsky Theater. The ticket price starts from 3,200 rubles. It is worth thinking about buying tickets now, but Nevsky Seasons is also ready to take on this mission.
St. Petersburg is the gastronomic capital of Russia. Therefore, planning your dinners for the period of your trip in the restaurants of the city will be a separate pleasure and anticipation.
“During the winter holidays, tables must be ordered in advance, in the most popular restaurants – at least a week in advance,” the company advises.
DO NOT LET THE WEATHER SPOIL THE IMPRESSION OF A TRIP TO ST. PETERSBURG
Nevsky Seasons also provides some tips on how not to let the weather spoil the impression of a trip to St. Petersburg in winter.
It is better to dress comfortably and warmly, take your favorite hats, scarves and gloves and do not forget to warm up with mulled wine from time to time in authentic St. Petersburg cafes. Traveling during excursions will be comfortable – in a warm and comfortable bus.
In winter, when planning a trip to the Northern Capital, it is better to focus on visiting museums, theaters and restaurants, and leave long walks for the summer. A visit to the SPA at the hotel will be a wonderful end to an eventful day of sightseeing.