If you’re looking for an authentic New Year’s Eve celebration, visit Russia. This Russian Winter Wonderland tour makes Jan. 1 a super-holiday, complete with gifts and a night of revelry.
The 10-day tour, organized by MIR Corp., includes stops in St. Petersburg, Moscow and 12th century Suzdal, where the itinerary includes festivities, visits to ancient churches and a traditional sleigh ride.
In St. Petersburg, tour participants either ring in the New Year with feasting, toasts and songs in a Russian home, or at the lavish Czar’s Ball in Catherine Palace. In Moscow, participants visit Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin.
Dates: Dec. 29-Jan. 7
Price: From $4,995 per person, double occupancy. Includes accommodations, most meals, guide services, transportation during the tour, gratuities and special events. International airfare not included.
Info: MIR Corp., (800) 424-7289