Cultural program

 •  The participants will be invited to the Welcome Reception on September 15.
 •  Excursions to the State Hermitage will be organized for the participants.
The Hermitage Museum is the largest art gallery in Russia and is among the largest and most respected art museums in the world. During 240 years of its existence the Museum accumulated a collection of almost three million exhibits, including significant art collections of Ancient East, Ancient Greece and Rome, Islamic arts, Italian Renaissance, XIX-XX centuries paintings, etc.

Optional post-tour to Peterhof, September 17

PETERHOF is a jewel of the Russian art, a town of parks, palaces and fountains, an exquisite summer residence of the Russian tsars founded by Peter the Great in 1705 on the shore of the Gulf of Finland.

Excursion to the Grand Emperor Palace. State apartments of the Palace – Throne room, Peter the Great’s Chamber, Chinese Cabinets, Picture Hall and White Dining Room – are decorated with emblazoned walls and plafonds and magnificent ornaments of the parquets.

A visit to the Special Storehouse – a museum of jewelry and imperial relics demonstrating gold, silver and jewel pieces as well as the outstanding Faberge artworks and tsar’s clothes.

A walk over the Lower Garden and Grand Cascade with 37 gold-plated sculptures and
64 fountains.

Cost of the “Peterhof” tour is 2600 rubles per person (for a group of 20 persons with a Russian-speaking guide) 
or  2850  rubles per person (for a group of 20 persons with an English-speaking guide).
The cost includes transport, excursions, guide service and lunch.