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BALTIC FLEET DAY

17 May 2021

The Day of the Baltic Fleet of the Russian Navy is an annual holiday celebrated on May 18 in honor of the creation of the Baltic Fleet. It must be said that the history of the formation of the Baltic Fleet is closely connected with the history of Saint-Petersburg.
PREMIERE AT THE BOLSHOI THEATER

13 May 2021

The Bolshoi Theater hosted the premiere of the one-act operas The Diary of Anne Frank and The White Rose, dedicated to the World War II. One-act productions were prepared for the 75th victory anniversary in 2020, but due to the pandemic, the premieres had to be postponed.

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2-day programs. Northern capital

Included:

Day 1. the panoramic tour of the city, the cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Cathedral of San Isaak or Cathedral on the Spilled Blood, the Hermitage, a boat trip along the St. Petersburg rivers and canals.

Day 2. Peterhof (The Grand Palace and the Lower Park), Pushkin (the Amber Room).

 

2 Days

DAY 1. ST. PETERSBURG

 

Meeting with your local guide in the hall of the St. Petersburg port terminal.


Departure for the panoramic tour of the city during which you will see the perspective of Nevsky Avenue, the Fine Arts Square, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Mariinsky Theater. We will also visit the cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan. Then we will go to the Peter and Paul Fortress considered to be the historic center of the city, and we will enter the first cathedral of St. Petersburg - one of St. Peter and St. Paul. Then we will enter the Cathedral of San Isaak or Cathedral on the Spilled Blood (to choose!).


Free time for lunch.


In the afternoon we will visit the Hermitage, the largest museum in Russia and one of the most important and well-known in the world. The museum collections originated by the Empress Catherine the Great in 1764 today contain more than 3 million exhibits dating from prehistoric to modern times and are exhibited in 400 rooms. Its real jewels are paintings of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, P.P. Rubens, A. Van Dyck, El Greco...


Then we take a boat trip along the St. Petersburg rivers and canals. The granite-clad river banks with the stairs that go down to the water, the bridges that link the sides of the river are inseparable part of the architecture of the city. During this trip one gets an amazing impression of a different vision of St. Petersburg called the Venice of the North.


Return to the port.

 

DAY 2. ST. PETERSBURG

 

Meeting with your local guide in the hall of the St. Petersburg port terminal.


Today we go to one of the most beautiful summer residences of the Russian Emperors - Peterhof.  The Peterhof or Petrodvorets ensemble is a city of parks, palaces and fountains, founded in the early 18th century by Peter the Great to commemorate the glory of Russia. The excursion includes visit to the Grand Palace and walk through the Lower Park.


Free time for lunch.


Then we go to Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo), another fascinating monument of architecture and gardening. The combination of gold, sky blue walls, snowy columns and a silver ceiling create an impressive effect. The jewel of the palace - the Amber Room - is known as the eighth wonder of the world. The romantic alleys around the Catherine Palace invite for a walk to see pavilions and ponds of the favorite park of the Russian Emperors. Return to the port.


NB The order of the visits is subject to changing according to the museum work hours.

 

Prices in US DOLLARS, per person, including commission for tour operators:

Number of pax 1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax 7 pax 8 pax 9 pax 10 pax
Tour price, p.p. $1090 $630 $530 $440 $385 $360 $335 $315 $300 $290

 

Price includes:

- meeting at the port terminal

- English-speaking guide

- transport with a/c

- entrance tickets: Hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaak Cathedral or Cathedral on the Spilled Blood (to choose!), Peterhof (Grand Palace and Lower Park), Pushkin + boat tour.


The final program and cost might suffer changes due to sanitary requirements and protocols that will apply at the time of your guests' arrival in Russia (such as: group size restrictions on museum visits and transportation, restrictions on restaurants’ operations etc.).


To find out the options for the night program, you can visit the section Optional night tours in St. Petersburg or write to us in the Comments of the Book the Tour form.