Russia For You: Sample Programs

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St. Petersburg Conference (5* Hotel for 30 pax)

07 September  2020
Country / city: Russia / St. Petersburg
Season: Summer
Theme: Conference & Congresses

 

Morning Activities
08:00 — 13:00

Lunch
13:00 — 14:00

Afternoon Activities
14:00 — 19:00

Dinner Evening Activities
19:00 — 00:00

Day 1
27 Aug
2021
Fri

Pulkovo Airport (New Terminal) Arrival

19:00 — 23:00 Transport & Guide Evening (Hotel — Restaurant — Hotel)

 

 

Welcome Dinner in the Dom Restaurant

Day 2
28 Aug
2021
Sat

Full Day Conference in the Astoria Rocco Forte Hotel

19:00 — 23:00 Transport & Guide Evening (Hotel — Restaurant — Hotel)

Transport & Guide for Lunch (Hotel — Restaurant — Hotel)

Lunch in the Terrassa — Panoramic Restaurant with amazing view to Kazan Cathedral Dome

 

Dinner in the Petrov-Vodkin Russian Tapas Bar & Restaurant

Day 3
29 Aug
2021
Sun

Half Day Conference in the Astoria Rocco Forte Hotel

Lunch in Koryushka — Panoramic restaurant on Peter & Paul Fortress

Transport & Guide Full Day (10 hours)

City Sightseeing with St. Isaac's Cathedral visit

Special Visit to the Hermitage State Museum with INCLUSIVE Peacock's work demonstration

Gala Dinner in the RUSSIAN AMPIR Restaurant at Stroganoff Palace (with Welcome cocktail served at secret undeground rooms)

Day 4
30 Aug
2021
Mon

Pulkovo Airport (New Terminal) Departure

 

 

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

 Astoria Rocco Forte Hotels

Luxurious Rocco Forte's Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg, captures the essence of Russia with an authentic experience steeped in comfort and elegance. Rocco Forte's five-star tribute to sophisticated travelling reflects the noble history of St Petersburg, with interiors scrupulously designed to recreate the grandeur synonymous with this historic city. Hotel Astoria occupies an unrivalled setting in St Isaac's Square at the hub of St Petersburg's vibrant city Centre. St Isaac's Cathedral stands opposite Hotel Astoria, and the renowned Hermitage Museum is only a short walk away.

Complementing the beauty and heritage of St Petersburg, the 210 rooms including 42 suites at Hotel Astoria are carefully furnished with comfort and tranquility in mind. Contemporary facilities share a harmonious space with elegant decor, luxurious marble bathrooms and, in many rooms, breathtaking views over St Isaac's Square.

Rocco Forte's Hotel Astoria is not only the ideal resting place for leisure visitors to this historic city. Business travelers are welcomed with extensive conference and exhibition facilities that include all the latest technological resources. As many as 450 guests can be accommodated in comfort and luxury, enjoying stylish and practical meeting rooms alongside the superior leisure facilities and fine dining that make Hotel Astoria one of the most sought-after hotels in St Petersburg.

DAY 1 — 27th August 2021, Friday

 Pulkovo Airport (New Terminal) Arrival

Pulkovo Airport  (IATA: LED, ICAO: ULLI) is an international airport serving Saint Petersburg, Russia. Pulkovo is the 3rd busiest in Russia after Moscow's Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo airports. A new terminal is located directly to the north of the Terminal 1 and contains 18 gates, it is capable of supporting up to 17 million passengers annually. The new terminal is easier to navigate, compared to most of the other European airports, and is the most aesthetically pleasing terminal in Northern Europe. Airport is located on the way to Pushkin (Catherine’s Palace) and Pavlovsk. It takes approximately from 30 min to 1 hour and half to go from city center to the airport, depending on traffic situation.

19:00 — 23:00 Transport & Guide Evening (Hotel — Restaurant — Hotel)

19:30 Welcome Dinner in the Dom Restaurant

Dom, a restaurant of contemporary Russian cuisine is located in the very heart of the historic district of St.Petersburg, in the building of a XIXth century mansion overlooking the Moika river and St.Isaac's square.

The restaurant's interior is a fine example of the New Classics style: understated and aristocratic, elegant and refined. All its details from antique furniture and works of art to a private collection of paintings create the sensation of solemn and deliberate passage of time.

The right wing houses the music parlour, ideal for all kinds of events: from camber-style jazz performances to corporate parties and rocking family events, and the Art Bar where one can enjoy authentic wines from the best Russian wineries.

DAY 2 — 28th August 2021, Saturday

09:00-17:00 Full Day Conference in the Astoria Rocco Forte Hotel

Hotel Astoria is an ideal place for the conference, exhibition and business resources. The marvelous hall has a unique interior: magnificent mirrors, graceful decorative columns, authentic crystal chandeliers, reminiscent of the former epoch splendor. Fully equipped business center is at your disposal.

The renowned Winter Garden and Ballroom can host up to 450 guests and our six meeting rooms can accommodate up to 70 guests. An additional 5 meeting rooms and an auditorium for up to 200 guests can be found in the adjacent Angleterre Hotel. Rooms are with and without daylight.

12:30-15:30 Transport & Guide for Lunch (Hotel — Restaurant — Hotel)

13:30 Lunch in the Terrassa — Panoramic Restaurant with amazing view to Kazan Cathedral Dome

The terrassa is a panoramic view restaurant located on the rooftop of one of the city center’s tallest buildings. The city’s main landmarks – Nevskiy Prospekt and the Kazanskiy Cathedral – could be observed here whilst having a meal. The terrassa’s menu caters to all tastes. It includes dishes of American, French, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese cuisines and delicious French desserts.

The restaurant is unique for its breathtaking outdoor terrace area of three hundred fifty square meters and can accommodate 400 guests. The kitchen at the restaurant is also open – so its guests can watch the process of meals creation in real time and uncover the mystery of cooking exquisite delights.

 19:00 — 23:00 Transport & Guide Evening (Hotel — Restaurant — Hotel)

19:30 Dinner in the Petrov-Vodkin Russian Tapas Bar & Restaurant

From veteran Petersburg restaurateur Igor Meltzer comes new Russian-style tapas bar and restaurant, Petrov-Vodkin. Walls splashed with the colors of reproduction paintings by the restaurant’s namesake artist form the backdrop to a dining experience delivered by the mastermind behind La Perla, Chef Stanislav Potemkin. Think herring with mustard and egg on rye, and horseradish with cucumber and boiled ham as tapas; Kuril sea scallops, rock oysters and crab from Kamchatka as part of the seafood spread; and traditional aspic, Olivier salad, dumplings, stroganoff and borsch with bacon off the menu a la carte.

DAY 3 — 29th August 2021, Sunday

09:00-12:00 Half Day Conference in the Astoria Rocco Forte Hotel

13:00-23:00 Transport & Guide Full Day (10 hours)

13:45-15:45 Lunch in Koryushka — Panoramic restaurant on Peter & Paul Fortress

The Korushka, located next to the Petropavlovskaya Fortress is the place with taste, style and true spirit of St. Petersburg. The noble oak and cool leather — confidence and comfort in the place where guns once stood ready to fire. At the Korushka, the urban bustle is nullified by tranquility of the interior design and peaceful lapping of the Neva’s waves.

Two spacious halls seating 340 persons, a patio and a cozy terrace. Whether its a one-on-one or in a friendly company, on a sunny summer day or on a cold winter evening — here you can always find a table matching your mood and the food to taste, thanks to the Ginza Project’s permanent ideologists of cuisine — Iso Dzandzava and Alexander Belkovich.

Exclusively for the Korushka, they have developed the special, European-quality and Caucasian-spicy, menu, which accommodated both the experimental dishes and the time-tested masterpieces. Your time at the Korushka could be both calm and entertaining – events for children and performances of famous Russian musicians make the restaurant surprisingly diverse.

 City Sightseeing with St. Isaac's Cathedral visit

St. Petersburg city tour includes general city tour with main city attractions. You will pass the Canals, view of the many beautiful palaces facing the Neva River. St. Petersburg is the fourth largest city in Europe, has its old city part and modern part. City in spite of according to European measurements is a rather young city. During the tour you will get acquainted with the rather small and concentrated city center (around the Nevsky Prospect, Neva River, St. Isaacs Square and peter & Paul Fortress with its many canals and bridges and land marks such as St. Isaacs Cathedral, The Church on Spilled Blood, the Kazan Cathedral, the Singer Sewing machine Head Quarters- today the House of books — Dom Knigi, the Neva River, The Hermitage and the Winter Palace to mentioned a few of the possible spots that you will be surrounded of. During the tour several picture stops are done as well as an eventual opportunity to stop for souvenirs if time allows. City tour could be combined with a short visit to one of the many museums or canal trip by boat in summer.

18:00 Special Visit to the Hermitage State Museum with INCLUSIVE Peacock's work demonstration

The State Hermitage is one of the largest and oldest museums of the world; it was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and open to the public since 1852. Its collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display, comprise nearly 3 million items, including the largest collection of paintings in the world. The collections occupy a large complex of six historic buildings along Palace Embankment, including the Winter Palace, a former residence of Russian emperors. Apart from them, the Menshikov Palace, Museum of Porcelain, Storage Facility at Staraya Derevnya and the eastern wing of the General Staff Building are also part of the museum. The museum has several exhibition centers abroad. The Hermitage is a federal state property. Since 1990, the director of the museum has been Mikhail Piotrovsky.

20:30 Gala Dinner in the RUSSIAN AMPIR Restaurant at Stroganoff Palace (with Welcome cocktail served at secret undeground rooms)

The Russian Ampir Restaurant is housed in one of the oldest and most luxurious mansions of St. Petersburg, in the Stroganov Palace that stands in Nevsky Prospect, the main street of the city. Originally, Empire (in Russia «Ampir») is the architectural style, it originated in and took its name from the rule of Napoleon I in the First French Empire, in the following, this architectural style was adopted and altered by Russian architects and got the name the Russian Empire.

The restaurant consists of five opulent halls; each of them has its own style and character. The attention to detail is breathtaking, the finest porcelain, gold cutlery and the engraved walnut furniture amaze. The cellars have been totally transformed.

The interior was designed with 24 Carat Gold Cutlery and Gianni Versace Porcelain. Restaurant has three dining rooms and impressive wine cellar. Wine cellar has an interesting stock of Armagnac (the oldest from 1812) and impressive and luxury interior. Restaurant has Russian cuisine; many dishes were created according to the tsar’s menu recipes: Cigal Lobster, imperial oysters and the Count’s beef Stroganoff. The wine cellar boasts one of the finest wine collections in Europe.

DAY 4 — 30th August 2021, Monday

 Pulkovo Airport (New Terminal) Departure