Art Lovers Tour
St. Petersburg

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.

Small Group: 4-12

Length:  8 Days
Meals:  Breakfast & Lunch

2018 Dates Offered:

May 23-30,  July 25-August 1, October 20-28

Limited Space – Sign Up Early!


Itinerary

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

Schedule

  • 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

Schedule

  • Repin Institute Museum
  • Faberge Museum
  • Mariinsky Theater Performance

Repin Institute
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


Tour Package

• 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

Tour Pricing – May 23-30

These tours are run by our Moscow office

Early Bird Sign-Up by February 28

Fee:  $4,000.00 USD
Single Supplement:  $525.00 USD

Late Bird Sign-Up by March 23

Fee:  $4,300.00 USD
Single Supplement:  $625.00 USD

Tour Pricing –  July 25-August 1

This tour is run by artist and university professor Cathy Locke.

Early Bird Sign-Up by February 28

Fee:  $4,500.00 USD
Single Supplement:  $525.00 USD

Late Bird Sign-Up by May 24

Fee:  $4,800.00 USD
Single Supplement:  $625.00 USD

Tour Pricing – October 20-28

These tours are run by our Moscow office

Early Bird Sign-Up by May 30

Fee:  $4,000.00 USD
Single Supplement:  $525.00 USD

Late Bird Sign-Up by August 19

Fee:  $4,300.00 USD
Single Supplement:  $625.00 USD


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