Trafalgar to offer Russian festive trip for first time

Trafalgar to offer Russian festive trip for first time

Munching on spiced gingerbread, sipping steaming gluhwein and admiring snow dusted alpine peaks – winter in Europe is a treasure trove for all the senses.

Trafalgar’s all-new Autumn Winter & Spring 2017/18 programme features 34 itineraries including a new winter trip to Russia guaranteed to spread festive cheer and showcase the wonders of Russia at Christmas.

After listening to past guests’ feedback, Trafalgar has introduced a brand new Christmas trip through Russia – the seven day Festive St Petersburg and Moscow.

This is the first time Russia has been featured in Trafalgar’s festive programme.

With departures throughout December 2017, guests will see the two Russian cities transform into a winter wonderland first-hand.

The trip begins in St Petersburg where guests visit iconic sights such as the Tsar’s Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Hermitage Museum.

The journey continues in Moscow via high-speed train through scenic winter landscapes in rural Russia. Moscow’s annual Christmas festival is complete with grand scale ice rinks, snow sculptures and incredible light installations.

Trafalgar UK sales and business development director, Ruth Hilton, said: “With its roasted chestnuts, steaming hot chocolate and sparkling Christmas trees, there really is no better place in the world to experience a winter wonderland than Europe!

“Each carefully crafted Trafalgar itinerary features authentic experiences and moments of magic to make it easy for travellers to discover the festive flavours and allure of European destinations outside of the peak summer months.

“We want to ensure agents can sell this season effortlessly and offer their customers memorable moments combined with unbeatable prices, and we’re confident our enhanced product offering will deliver on this.”

Itineraries such as Great Italian Cities, Best of Greece and Prague, Vienna & Budapest gives guests the opportunity to experience Europe’s cities during its transition in to the cooler and quieter months, free from the crowds.

The magic of Iceland’s frosted landscape can be enjoyed by guests on the Northern Lights of Iceland trip, as they go in search for natural light show and take a dip in the Blue Lagoon.