New Year Holidays – 2022: Inexpensive Destinations

Where to rest inexpensively over the New Year vacations

Where to fly inexpensive for the New Year

We advise you where to spend New Year vacations! Here’s a list of places where you can go in 2022 to rest inexpensively during the holidays. We consider flights abroad (European cities and vacations by the sea) and domestic flights.

In 2022 the New Year vacations will last from January 1 to January 10, so you can make a full journey! In this selection we look at areas where you can have a relatively inexpensive holiday after New Year’s Eve, from January 1.

Note: the tours are considered with a flight from Moscow for two people. The cost of holidays for closed countries in the review is given for last year. When the borders are open, we expect similar or even lower prices for tours. For Russia and open countries we have updated prices.

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What countries are now open

This review is not about where you can fly to vacation abroad now, but just about the best inexpensive destinations. For a vacation so far are open only a little more than a dozen countries. The choice is not much, but at least something! We really hope that more destinations will open soon.

Here is where Russians can go on vacation now (read our guide, we have been to almost all of them):

New Year vacations in Russia.

Winter is not a reason to give up traveling in Russia. Check out the best cities to spend New Year vacations in 2022.

Veliky Ustyug

Spend a fabulous in the literal sense of the word New Year’s vacations in 2022 can be in Veliky Ustyug, where the residence of Santa Claus is located. From such a trip will be delighted both young children and adults. But we recommend booking hotels a few months in advance, as Veliky Ustyug is a very popular destination for New Year holidays among Russians. Now the cheapest room costs 5000 ₽. Read more about the New Year in Veliky Ustyug.

Moscow region

On New Year’s vacations in the suburbs prefer to come with children to relax with the family in a new environment. Also popular are meetings of a large and friendly company, as recreation centers offer many entertainments: sauna and baths, swimming pools, billiards, bowling, fishing, active sports. Prices for lodging are very different: there are modest hotels from 2000 ₽ per day, and a huge cottage for a large company for 10-50 thousand rubles.


Want to have an adventure? Arrange active New Year vacations in Karelia! Snowmobiles, dog sledding, sleigh rides and other winter fun – a great start to the new year 2022. Find a hotel from 1500 ₽, but mostly prices are higher. Accommodation at holiday bases in Karelia costs from 3000 ₽, you can rent a whole house from 7000 ₽. See how to celebrate the New Year in Karelia. Look for good accommodation with discounts on Rumguru.

Where to spend New Year vacations in russia

In winter in Karelia, tourists prefer to rent a cottage or house at the recreation center. Photo: heftiba /

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg on New Year’s Eve is popular – people come to the city on their own and by tour. Guests are attracted by folk festivals, fairs, colorful shows and the opportunity to visit famous theaters and museums. The prices during New Year vacations 2022 do not bite: you can book a hotel in a good 4* hotel in the center of the city from ₽3500. Read more: where and how to celebrate New Year in St. Petersburg.

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Why not spend New Year’s Eve 2022 in Kazan? The city will delight guests with comfortable weather, great food and interesting sights, as well as reasonable prices. You can stay in a 4* hotel in the city center from ₽5,500. You can also find accommodation in our selection of inexpensive hotels in Kazan. Read more: where and how to celebrate the New Year in Kazan.

Another way to celebrate New Year vacations inexpensively is to fly to Sochi or Adler. You can find tours for 7 nights with accommodation in the central Sochi in early January 2022 for ₽26000 for two people. A room in a good 3* hotel costs from 3000 ₽. Read more about spending New Year’s Eve in Sochi.

Where to go on New Year vacations in Russia

Sochi in winter. Photo: l_i_l_l_i_t /

It’s only costly to fly to the Crimea for a vacation in the summer, but the rest of the year you can go for mere pennies. Tours in Yalta for 5 days for two cost from 23000 ₽. Rest in a good hotel 4 * – from 6000 ₽. In winter, it’s nice to walk around in nice weather, leisurely sightseeing, and drinking wine. Read more about New Year’s Eve in the Crimea.


New Year’s Eve tours to Moscow are no less popular, because that’s where the biggest celebrations and the most interesting events take place. You can’t be sure that all the hotels in Moscow are as pricey as you might think: you can stay in a nice 4-star hotel at New Year’s Eve from 4,000 ₽. Read more: how to celebrate the New Year in Moscow.

New Year holidays in Moscow

St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. Photo: Paolo Crosetto / / CC BY-SA 2.0.

New Year Holidays in Europe

Istanbul, Turkey

A great place to go to celebrate New Year’s 2022 is Istanbul, the city where Europe and Asia meet. Many Russians spend New Year’s vacations there. Tours for 7 nights in early January 2022 cost from 44,000 ₽ for two people. Hotels here are relatively inexpensive – for 70 euros you can take a room in a great hotel 4 * in the heart. However, you should book your accommodation well in advance because prices tend to increase a lot closer to the holidays. See how to celebrate the New Year in Istanbul.

Riga, Latvia

Compared to other European capitals the holidays in Riga can be pretty budget-friendly. The city during the Christmas and New Year has a pleasant festive atmosphere. Hotels in the center of Riga cost from 28 euros per night. Tours in Riga can be found from 65 thousand for two people. Learn more about the New Year in Riga.

New Year Holidays in Latvia

Christmas fair in Riga. Photo: Nenyaki / / CC BY-ND 2.0 license.

Prague, Czech Republic

A great way to spend New Year’s vacations in Europe is to go to Prague. The best time to go there is during Catholic Christmas, because the main events are held at this time, but also the Czechs celebrate the New Year with fun. Tours of Prague for New Year’s holidays don’t cost very much: from 65000 ₽ for two people. Hotels in Prague start at 25 euros per night. Read more about New Year’s Eve in Prague.

Lapland, Finland

You will find a real winter fairy tale in Lapland: northern lights, Joelupukki, reindeer, snow-covered forest. For a complete immersion we recommend staying in an igloo hotel. Spend New Year vacations 2022 in Finland by European standards can be very inexpensive: tours to Lapland in early January cost from 100,000 ₽, and in Helsinki – one and a half times cheaper. Hotels in central Helsinki can be found from 50 euros. The cheapest way to celebrate the New Year and spend the vacations in Finland, residents of St. Petersburg, because you can get to the country by bus or by car. Learn more about the New Year in Finland.

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New Year Holidays in Europe

Santa Claus in Lapland. Photo: Visit Finland / / CC BY-NC 2.0 license

New Year vacations at the sea

We should say right away that it is hardly possible to spend New Year vacations by the sea in warm tropical countries in 2022 cheaply. In Southeast Asia hotels, food and entertainment are cheap, but the flight will eat up the lion’s share of your budget. Well, if you set your sights on the Caribbean, then you’ll definitely have to shell out a pretty penny. Although we spent our last New Year in Cuba and didn’t spend too much. And before that we celebrated New Year in Vietnam.


It is traditional for Russians to spend New Year’s Eve at the seaside in Thailand despite the high price of flights and cheap tours. In early January, tours to Phuket cost from 120,000 ₽ for two people, hotels near the beach can be found from $20 per day. Learn more about welcoming the New Year in Thailand.


The south of Vietnam in winter is perfect! The weather is good. Sandy beaches, a sea of fruit, delicious and cheap food. Besides you don’t need a visa for a stay up to 15 days – beautiful! New Year’s vacations here can be inexpensive: hotels by the sea are from $ 11 per day, delicious local food – from 1-2 dollars a dish. Tours cost from 100,000 ₽ for two people. We have already spent New Year’s Eve there three times: in Da Nang, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc. Read more about New Year’s Eve in Vietnam.

New Year holidays in Vietnam

Long Beach on Phu Quoc.

Winter in Goa is high season. Prices spike, but it is still possible to inexpensively meet the new year 2022, especially if you go alone and after January 1. The weather in Goa in the winter is beautiful, entertainment is plentiful. The holiday is on a grand scale, a lot of tourists. Rent a room in a hostel can be from $ 13. The cost of tours – from 100 000 ₽ for two people. Learn more about New Year’s Eve in Goa and see a review of the best resorts.

Sri Lanka

Have fun on New Year’s Eve 2022 in Sri Lanka – the locals are happy to welcome the European New Year. It is better to go to the south and southwest of the island, because there is almost no rain in winter. Prices are as follows: a night in a hotel on the first line – from $ 30, dinner at a cafe – from $ 6, tours – from 110,000 ₽ for two people. Check out Sri Lanka’s price survey and find out how they celebrate the New Year there.


It’s a good idea to go to the Dominican Republic for New Year’s Eve. Although expensive, it is an extremely attractive destination – anyone will be seduced by their perfect Caribbean and equally beautiful Atlantic beaches. Weekly tours cost from 190,000 ₽ for two people flying from Moscow. Hotel rooms in 3-4* hotels cost $40-70 per night. Last December we had an all-inclusive vacation in the Dominican Republic at a great 4* hotel and paid only $90 per night for two. Read more about New Year’s Eve in the Dominican Republic and see a review of the best resorts.

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Our vacation in the Dominican Republic.

Where to go on a cheap New Year’s Eve 2022 – options for a budget holiday

New Year is approaching – which invariably raises the question: how and where to celebrate the holidays cheerfully, interestingly, and so that it does not hit your budget? The best option is a New Year trip! This is an original way to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2022 in Russia inexpensively, without spending time and energy on the home fuss before the holiday and January 1. In this article, we tell you where to go for the New Year 2022 inexpensively – for two or the whole family to get a vivid experience.


Choosing holiday deals for the New Year holidays, you will see how varied budget holidays in Russia can be. We offer trips from 7 700 rubles/person to different regions and cities of the country – from Karelia to Kaliningrad. You can go on a nature vacation, or you can explore the old castles, villages and manor houses. But most importantly, you will not need to puzzle over the holiday – think about what to serve on the table, how to entertain yourself and your guests after the chimes. We offer a program “turnkey” – with a ready-made banquet, festive program, and in some tours we even do the most beautiful fireworks. Just look at our selection of low-cost New Year’s Eve packages – and choose what suits you.



The capital of Karelia and its surroundings can please both cultural sights and amazing winter nature, and communication with animals. Arriving in Petrozavodsk, you must take a walk on the famous embankment Onega Lake, visit the home of Karelian Santa Claus Talviukko and kennel with charming Huskies.

You will see it all in our tour Karelian Christmas color, 3 days (from 13 900 rubles per person). And the meeting of the New Year will be held in one of the restaurants of smart Petrozavodsk or the main Christmas tree of the city.


Cozy town Sortavala and its environs is an ideal place both for those who come to Karelia for the first time and want to see the most famous sights, and for those who have been in the Land of 1000 lakes and want to visit new places. Among the famous locations here are both Sortavala itself, and Akhvenkoski waterfalls, and the marble canyon Ruskeala. And also you can visit the Mountain of Owl, visit the historical park “Bastion” with tasting, and a unique project on recreation of Karelian Isthmus life of the beginning of the last century – Milka farm-museum.

All these Karelian sights – both known and not so much, you will see in our tour Karelian New Year’s journey, 4 days (from 17 900 rub./per person). And besides the extensive cultural program, you must celebrate the New Year – we’ll meet this solemn event with a banquet and festive program.



Mysterious Vyborg is always ready to acquaint you with its history, Swedish and Finnish heritage. You can explore the Vyborg Castle and its mysterious passages, walk through the cobblestone streets of the city, taste the local delicacies, and admire the snow-covered park of Monrepo. And on New Year’s Eve the mystical atmosphere of the city is only intensified!

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We are ready to prove it in the tour Medieval New Year in Vyborg, 3 days (from 13 850 rubles/person). This tour is a complete immersion in the atmosphere of the Middle Ages! In addition to the traditional New Year’s Eve with banquet and entertainment show there is medieval program in the “Knight House” and interactive program in a new cultural art space.


The ancient city of Pskov has a lot to tell its guests! Pskov New Year is the streets that have seen many events, the proud Kremlin Krom and antiquity, which will come to life before your eyes. In addition, we advise to visit the Seto homestead and get acquainted with the life and language of the rarest little people in the Pskov region.

Best of all, do not deny yourself a holiday or a cultural program, and go on a holiday tour of the New Year in Pskov, 3 days (from 14 450 rubles/person). You celebrate the holiday with a dinner at a fancy restaurant. And, of course, plunge into the atmosphere of ancient Russia and learn the unique history of the city, which for centuries defended our land from the raids of the West, and also visit the people of Seto.

Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod is a unique city which for a long time was a real mini-state. It has a special archaeological heritage that will be of interest to all history buffs.

Celebrate together with us the New Year in Veliky Novgorod, 3 days (from 14 600 rub./person) – you will surely remember it with interesting excursions and a bright festive New Year’s dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Pushkin Mountains

The poetic beauty of the Reserve “Mikhailovskoe” conveys the spirit of the 18-19 centuries and disposes to an unhurried cultural rest. This place is just created for all fans of classical literature, history, atmosphere of balls and noble country life.

Our tour New Year in Pushkinskie Gory, 3 days (from 14 850 rub./person) will not do without the traditional New Year’s cheerfulness: a festive dinner and fireworks right after midnight!

Borovichi, Novgorod region

Everyone who likes active and rich, interactive programs, the authentic atmosphere of the Russian village – will definitely enjoy spending the holidays in Borovichi. The old towns and villages of the Novgorod region keep the secrets of ancient crafts, folk games and holidays, traditional treats.

If you want to feel the spirit of the Russian village, you can take our tour Borovichi New Year, 3 days (from 18 900 rub./person). You can celebrate the New Year in the way our ancestors did for centuries – brightly and merrily. And of course, you will have a New Year’s Eve banquet.

Vologda region

Where to celebrate the traditional snowy New Year 2022? Of course, in the heart of the Russian North – in Vologda! Here you will find a real Russian snowy winter: frosty and beautiful. And the cultural program should include acquaintance with the famous art of lacemaking and linen weaving, tour around Vologda, visit the largest monasteries in Europe, the village of Ferapontovo, tasting of ancient dishes and much more.

To make sure not to miss anything from this list, go to Vologda New Year, 3 days (from 11 600 rub./person). You will meet 2021 with a celebratory show and dinner in a hotel restaurant and, of course, excursions to all the best places of the Vologda region.

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Kaliningrad region

Kaliningrad is a real slice of Europe, a piece of the West on the territory of Russia. East Prussia once reigned here: with its unique heritage – fortresses, mansions, cathedrals – you should definitely get acquainted. The nature here is also special: the richest deposits of amber in the world, the Curonian Spit with its unusual landscape, which is unlike any other in the world. Both cultural and natural mix of attractions awaits you here.

And our tour of the New Year in the west of Russia, 5 days (from 16 500 rub./person) will help you not only to see it all, but also to experience a special European color and meet the New Year in one of the elegant restaurants of Kaliningrad.

Tver Region

If you’re still not in a New Year’s mood, head to Tver – and moping won’t stand a chance! There are many sights waiting for you to see here – the Tver Imperial Palace, the Domotkanovo estate, and the Museum of Golden Stitching in Torzhok.

All this and more you can see in a tour New Year in Tver, 3 days (from 15,190 rubles/person) You will spend an interesting and bright New Year with a cheerful holiday banquet. And the holiday spirit will be with you all January holidays and even longer!

With kids

The question “Where to go on New Year’s Eve with kids” is important for many families. Now you can go with a child to travel in Russia in almost any direction. Many hotels have accommodations for children, special children’s menus, and bus travel has become convenient and comfortable. Therefore, you can safely choose a tour for the New Year vacations – our managers are always ready to talk about special children’s options in a particular trip.

But if parents want to organize a special holiday trip for their child, we have an ideal family tour for holidays with children – New Year with Santa Claus in Veliky Ustyug, 4 days (from 25 990 rubles/person). Little guests will get acquainted with Santa Claus, will get to his fiefdom and fully immersed in a fairy tale. In this magical atmosphere not only a child’s dream will come true, but also your child’s cherished wish! Here everyone will find something fun: an interactive program with Ded Moroz and the Snow Maiden, New Year’s Eve banquet in the wizard’s country estate, and after the holiday – exciting excursions and master classes.


At the moment, travel abroad for tourists is still partially limited, but some countries are already waiting for visitors to rest. Mostly destinations in the south are available. Now you can fly to celebrate New Year and Christmas at sea in the Maldives, Cuba, as well as Montenegro (with a connection) and Abkhazia. But the cheapest way for you to fly on New Year’s holidays is to Turkey – Istanbul and other cities, as well as the CIS countries – Belarus, Armenia, Uzbekistan and others. The rest of the destinations are not so budget-friendly, but we’ll tell you about them in detail in our next article.

Now you know where to celebrate New Year in Russia inexpensively! Click on the links for a detailed tour program, and if you have any questions please contact our managers in the popup dialog box on the website or call us by phone numbers:

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