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Visiting between 11th and 15th January

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Visiting between 11th and 15th January

We were just going to book for these dates but then read that many places are closed at this time due to the Xmas/New Year holiday. Please could someone give me further information about this?

Thank you in advance.

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1. Re: Visiting between 11th and 15th January

1. Jan 11th is way past Xmas.

2. Nothing is closed for Xmas in Russia anyway.

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2. Re: Visiting between 11th and 15th January

BTW, you will be in Russia for a so called "Old New Year" - the New Year's day by Julian calendar still used by Russian Orthodox Church (that's why Xmas in Russia is celebrated on 7th January). January 13th is not an official holiday but those who need an excuse to have a drink use it :)

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3. Re: Visiting between 11th and 15th January

Many industries and businesses shut down for the first 10 days but not much in tourist related services, museums, restaurants or retail store close. Hotel prices are summer rates for the first 2 weeks of the year so check prices a few after the official holidays end for about 1/2 price.

Edited: 16 October 2012, 15:25
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4. Re: Visiting between 11th and 15th January

Don't worry, most places you need will be open as others mentioned. The only exception will be Peterhof fountain park as fountains don't function in winter (The palace will be open though) and canal boat trips. So everything is not that bad.

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