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Saint Petersburg, Russia

Program Example


Moscow

Day One: Greeted by a Russian lady dressed in national costume, and balalaika trio, with Russian bread & salt with vodka. Cossack folk songs and dances accompany the ceremony. A night sightseeing tour to the most beautiful places in Moscow can be arranged. Followed by welcome dinner at one of Moscow’s luxurious restaurants, Café Pushkin, in a 19th century mansion with impressive décor and splendid cuisine, can be organized.

Day Two: A half day tour of the Kremlin and the Assumption Cathedral, Armory Chamber and Diamond Fund. Lunch at the stylish restaurant, Boris Godunov, with 17th century décor, fresco walls and genuine Old Russian cuisine. Then to the pier to board the “River Palace” boat for a cruise to enjoy the city’s famous landmarks from the water, complete with gypsy performance. The evening highlight is a banquet reception at the restaurant Turandot, with a fine baroque ambience to indulge in culinary masterpieces of European and Asian cuisine.

Day Three: Visit a unique cultural and entertainment complex, the Moscow Vernisage. A Handcraft Fair, you will see how the craftsmen produce their masterpieces, and try your hand at painting matryoshka nesting dolls, cooking pelmeni or making pottery. Blini (pancakes) with caviar and tea from Samovar will follow. The legendary Yar Theatre‑Restaurant is your host for dinner, keeping with the traditions of Russian hospitality. Day Four: Spend the morning at your leisure or explore Moscow on your own. In the afternoon transfer to the airport.


Saint‑Petersburg

Day One: Arrive to brunch accompanied by opera performed by the renowned Saint‑Petersburg Conservatory. In the evening a river cruise awaits, a delightful tour of the breathtaking “Northern Venice” with granite embankments, drawn bridges, parks and magnificent palaces. A welcome cocktail and live music to suit add to the experience.

Day Two: A tour through 307 years of Saint‑Petersburg’s architecture and history with its legends and mysteries. Lunch at Dostoevsky follows, classical décor with exquisite Russian and European cuisine. Take a “Retro tram” and see the historical Saint‑Petersburg. Then a typical Russian dinner at Demidov restaurant, to enjoy the best traditions of Russia at the time of Peter the Great. Live Roma theatrical shows possible.

Day Three: Visit the State Hermitage Museum and its unique collection of art, private opening possible. The State Hermitage Museum Orchestra will welcome the group, then Admire the State Rooms of the Winter Palace and the Treasury Gallery (Diamond Room) without distractions. Lunch at the Troika restaurant where you will enjoy Russian hospitality and cuisine. Relax before dinner, in the fantastic atmosphere of the 18th century in the luxurious gala rooms of the Yusupov Palace. Costumed hussars will meet and greet, you then proceed to the White Column Hall where very special Imperial dinner will be served historic attire. The dinner will be accompanied by a harp and grand piano. Followed by an operatic/ballet concert performed by soloists of The Mariinsky Theatre on the stage of the Yusupov Family Palace Theatre.

Day Four: Guided tour of Catherine’s Palace with richly ornamental interiors, its famous Amber Room and magnificent park, then lunch before a short trip to the airport.