December 27, 2014–January 5, 2015
Experience the enchanting Russian winter, as brightly colored palaces and gold-starred domes stand out against a frosty background. Begin in St. Petersburg, whose extraordinary Hermitage Museum is a highlight. A gala New Year's Eve ball at Catherine's Palace will recapture the glamour of tsarist celebrations. Legendary Russian hospitality will include champagne, caviar, fine vodkas, and a lavish dinner complemented by opera and ballet performances, folkloric entertainment, and fireworks. Travel by express train to Moscow to see the Kremlin in snow-covered Red Square. Admire tsarist treasures and impressive works of art during visits to the Kremlin Collections, the Pushkin Museum, and the Tretyakov galleries.
Traveling with You: Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Anthony W. and Lulu Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts. Explore her 82nd & Fifth episode, "Ephemeral," about a hair ornament by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Land Rate: $12,495
Above: The Kremlin, Moscow, Russia