For the procrastinators among us who leave their Valentine's Day plans to the very last minute (not that we've ever been those people...), we have a solution. It's a lavish solution, to be sure. But for those of us who feel the V-Day pressure each year, and who want to find the ultimate Big Gesture gift, it doesn't get much more interesting than this.
Tear your eyes from the travel-related chaos unfolding in Sochi, Russia right now and pay attention instead to gentler St. Petersburg, where you can spend Valentine's Day weekend touring the Hermitage Museum, enjoying a 3-course dinner with champagne, taking a troika (sleigh) ride, and going to the opera. This package from Red Savannah Tours lets you live out all of your Dr. Zhivago fantasies, and for less than you might think. Here's what you get for $3248 per person...
- Round-trip economy-class flights on Air France to St. Petersburg from New York City
- 3 nights at the 5-star Hotel Astoria
- Breakfast daily
- Private, round-trip airport transfers in Russia
- "Privileged access" to the jewelry room at the Hermitage
- A local guide with a private car and driver, as needed throughout your weekend
- A 3-course dinner with a bottle of champagne
- 2 dress circle tickets to see an opera at the Mariinsky Theatre
This package can be priced from other cities besides New York. Visit Red Savannah Tours to inquire about pricing.
Besides the obvious novelty factor of whisking away to another country for Valentine's Day, we also like that this package takes much of the mystery and hassle out of planning a trip to Russia. With a steep language barrier and complex transportation options, even more adventurous travelers might hesitate to visit. This package lets you do so with an experienced tour provider doing all the heavy lifting.
Not in a couple? Not a problem. This tour will delight older kids (although they can skip the champagne), your best friend, or a family member. And if you can't get there in time for Valentine's Day – or the Russian government won't grant your visa quickly enough – this package is also available in spring and summer. Contact Red Savannah to book.