ST. LOUIS -- Three of Europe's most storied cities -- Interlaken,
Switzerland; St. Petersburg, Russia, and Vienna -- are highlights
of Intrav's Christmas and New Year's in Europe by Private Luxury
The trip departs Dec. 21 from New York to Zurich, Switzerland,
on Swissair. There participants board their privately chartered
737, redesigned for just 44 guests.
On-board amenities include two-by-two seating, gourmet meals,
premium wines and champagne.
The 11-night itinerary takes guests to Interlaken for Christmas;
to St. Petersburg, where Peter the Great built his "window on the
West," and to Vienna for a New Year's celebration.
In Interlaken, travelers will have the chance to take a sleigh
ride in the surrounding mountains, with lunch at an alpine
restaurant. There also will be journey on Europe's highest rail,
the Jungfraujoch Railway, which provides spectacular panoramas of
In St. Petersburg, a visit to the Hermitage Museum at a special
opening time has been arranged. A chartered train will take
visitors from St. Petersburg to the grounds of Pavlovsk Palace,
where a troika will whisk them through the park to the palace for a
A city tour of St. Petersburg will include a visit to St.
Isaac's Cathedral, with lunch at the elegant Noble Nest restaurant,
as well as a tour of Yusupov Palace, site of Rasputin's murder.
In Vienna, guests will visit the Imperial Treasury, St.
Stephen's Cathedral and the Imperial Apartments of Schonbrunn
Special events on the agenda include gala dinners on Christmas
Eve and Christmas Day; in St. Petersburg, a caviar reception and
tour of Peter and Paul Fortress Cathedral, dinner in the Grecian
Hall of Pavlosk Palace and a performance at the Marriinsky Theatre,
and in Vienna, a traditional Austrian dinner in Grinzing, as well
as a gala New Year's Eve ball at Schwarzenberg Palace with a
five-course dinner and a New Year's Day brunch.
Accommodations will be the Grand Hotel Victoria-Jungfrau in
Interlaken, the Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg and the ANA
Grand Hotel in Vienna.
The rate is $12,000 per person, double, which includes private
car transfers between passenger's home and home-city airport; first
class roundtrip flights between home city and the nearest U.S.
Swissair gateway; business class air to Zurich, returning from
Vienna; private charter flights in Europe; deluxe accommodations;
all meals; gratuities; all special events, and sightseeing.
The single supplement cost is $1,600. For information, contact
Intrav at (800) 456-8100 or visit www.intrav.com.