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.

Tour Dates

  • Off Season:  May 23-30, 2018  

  • Peak Season:  July 25-August 1, 2018

Small Group: 4-12
Length:  8 Days
Meals:  Breakfast & Lunch

Early Bird Sign Up: February 28, 2018
Final Deadline to Sign Up – Add $300 to fees: 8 weeks prior to arrival date

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

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

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.

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

Off Season Tour Pricing

These tours are run by our Moscow office

Fee:  $3,500.00 USD
Single Supplement:  $450.00 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:  $750.00 USD

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