This once-in-a-lifetime program of the art and culture in St. Petersburg, is a unique experience that you will not get with a large travel company. You will slowly walk through amazing museums while learning about the artists. Enjoy lectures at a variety of prestigious sites, explaining their cultural, political and historical significance. Relax at trendy restaurants with delightful food and ambience.
Off Season: October 2-11, 2017 and May 23-30, 2018
Peak Season: July 11-17, 2018
Small Group: 4-12
Length: 7 Days
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Final Deadline to Sign Up: 8 weeks prior to arrival
Limited Space – Sign Up Early!
Day 1 | Arrival
Arrival in St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport (LED)
Transfer from the LED airport to the hotel in a private car
Day 2 | Hermitage Museum – Winter Palace
We will spend the majority of the day discussing artwork in the Winter Palace, which includes these art movements: Renaissance, mannerism, baroque and Gothic.
Day 3 | Hermitage Museum - General Staff Building
The General Staff Building is directly across from the Winter Palace. This new wing consists of eight-hundred rooms all dedicated to the art from the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries. Housed in this building includes Russia's huge collection of impressionist and post-impressionist work; as well as neo-classical, romanticism, Barizon School and an extensive collection of German art from the 1800s.
Day 4 | Sites and Russian Museum
- Kazan Cathedral
- Church on the Spilled Blood
- Russian Museum
The State Russian Museum is the largest museum of Russian art in the world, housing works by famous Russian artists .
Day 5 | Repin Institute, Faberge Museum and Mariinsky Theater
- Repin Institute Museum
- Faberge Museum
- Mariinsky Theater Performance
Established in 1789 by Catherine the Great, the Repin Institute of Arts contains graduate paintings by many of its well-known graduates.
Day 6 | Catherine's Summer Palace and Peterhof Garden Tour
- Catherine’s Summer Palace Tour
- Peterhof Park tour
Day 7 | City Tour, Hermitage Museum, Cathedrals
- Hermitage Museum – Winter Palace Gala Rooms and Private Quarters
- City Sight Seeing Tour by boat
- St. Isaac’s Cathedral
Day 8 | Return Home
Transportation from hotel to St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport (LED) in a private car
Small Group Tour
This tour is a small group tour, made up of four to twelve people. This will give you the opportunity to spend more time on the things you want to see and discuss. A rare opportunity to spend your days with a university expert allowing you to ask questions and have meaningful conversations.
• Three star hotel includes VAT: Seven nights in St. Petersburg
• Breakfast and lunch
• Transfers to and from the airport in a private car
• Entry into all museums and sights
• Lectures as outlined in the itinerary
• Russian tourist visa support letter
• All transportation during the tour per itinerary
• English/Russian speaking guide per itinerary
• Ticket to the Mariinsky Theaters is purchased separately
Off Season Tour Pricing
These tours are run by our Moscow office
Fee: $3,500.00 USD
Single Supplement: $750.00 USD
NOTE: The May tour may have a price increase due to the hotel fees increasing, we will know in January 2018.
Peak Season Tour Pricing
This tour is run by artist and university professor Cathy Locke.
Fee: $4,500.00 USD
Single Supplement: $450.00 USD
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Cathy's Blog Posts about this Trip
See the artwork and learn about the artists that you will see on this tour on Cathy Locke's blog – Musings on Art.