Russia For You: Sample Programs

Destination
Season
Theme

St. Petersburg Conference Tour for 60 pax, 4* Hotel

08 September  2020
Country / city: Russia / St. Petersburg
Season: Autumn
Theme: Conference & Congresses

PROGRAM at a Glance

 

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
15 Jun
2021
Tue

 

MUST KNOW: St. Petersburg Description

MUST KNOW: St. Petersburg WeatherForecast

Afternoon Arrival at Pulkovo Airport

Bread & Salt Welcome Ceremony during Check In

Welcome Dinner at Rooftop Restaurant Nevesomost of Vvedensky Hotel

Day 2
16 Jun
2021
Wed

Morning Meeting at Lounge Hall of Vvedensky hotel

Lunch at Nevesomost Restaurant at the Vvedensky Hotel

Afternoon Meeting at Lounge Hall of Vvedensky hotel

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

Traditional Russian Dinner at Russian Vodka Room № 1

Day 3
17 Jun
2021
Thu

Morning Meeting at Vvedensky Hotel

Lunch at Petrousha Russian Restaurant

City Sightseeing with St. Isaac's Cathedral

18:00-20:00 Hermitage Exclusive Evening Visit (Peacock Clock Ceremony, Classical Quartet & Cocktail in one of the rooms)

18:30 — 23:30 Transport & Guide Evening (Hotel — Venue — Hotel)

Farewell Dinner at Gymnasium restaurant

Dinner Served by Royal Catering

Day 4
18 Jun
2021
Fri

09:30 — 17:30 Transport & Guide Full Day (8 hours)

Morning Catherine's Palace & Park Visit (Pushkin)

Lunch at Russian Podvorie

Pulkovo Airport (New Terminal) Departure

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Vvedensky Hotel 4*

Hotel Vedensky it's a new hotel of the northern capital. Hotel is located in the historic center, the heart of St. Petersburg on Petrogradsky Island. The best location among trendy restaurants, bars, shopping centers, boutiques. Ideal for business and leisure. Hotel Vedensky is an impressive 9-storey building.The Hotel was opened in later 2011.

In the Vedensky hotel there are 158 rooms of different categories with free wired internet: standard rooms, superior rooms, deluxe rooms, suites, premium suites. There are rooms for disabled guests. Rooms at the Vedenskiy Hotel St. Petersburg feature classical décor with cosy carpet and dark wooden furniture. All rooms are air-conditioned and include a flat-screen TV, desk and private bathroom. The biggest part of the rooms is situated in the new 9-floor building, which is between the old gmnasium construction and the Kirill and Mefodiy church. Restaurant with the Mediterranean cuisine.

Modern hotel «Vvedensky» has broad Events provides everything you need for the organization of business events and business meetings.

Petrogradskaya, Chkalovskaya, Sportivnaya Metro Stations within a ten minute walk from the hotel. Guests can walk to the Peter and Paul Fortress in just 15 minutes.

 

DAY 1 — 15th June 2021, Tuesday

 MUST KNOW: St. Petersburg Description

Saint Petersburg was founded by Tsar Peter I on May 27, 1703, it was the capital of the Russian Empire for more than two hundred years (1713–1728, 1732–1918).

It is Russia's second largest city after Moscow with 5.132 million inhabitants, and the sixth largest metropolis in Europe after Moscow (15m), London (12.875m), Paris (9.638m), Istanbul (9.413m), and The Ruhr, (7.3m). Saint Petersburg is a major European cultural center, and an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea.

The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg constitutes a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Saint Petersburg is also home to The Hermitage, Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Marinsky Theater, Spilled Blood Church, Amber Room and many others.

The average daily temperature in July is 22 °C (72 °F), the winter minimum is about −25 °C (−13 °F). The average annual temperature is +5.4 °C (42 °F). The River Neva within the city limits usually freezes up in November–December and break-up occurs in April. Weather conditions are quite variable all year round.

St. Petersburg is called the Venice of the North due to all canals and bridges along the Neva River and canals. Navigation usually starts in the end of April and ends at the end of September.

Shopping malls, shops and stores are opened from 09-00 – 22:00 7 days a week. The city many restaurants, bars and night spots with wide variety of entertainment.

 MUST KNOW: St. Petersburg WeatherForecast

In order to have an idea about weather conditions in St. Petersburg for specific month please, click on the web link

• JAN 12F-23F (-11 to -4 C°) • FEB 12F — 24F (-12 to -4 C°)

• MAR 18F-33F (-7 to 2 C°) • APR 31F — 45F (-1 to 9 C°)

• MAY 42F — 58F (7 to 15 C°) • JUN 51F — 66F (14 to 20 C°)

• JUL 57F- 71F (14 to 25C°) • AUG 53F — 66F (14 to 22C°)

• SEP 45F — 57F (10 to 19C°) • OCT 37F — 45F (4 to 6 C°)

• NOV 27F — 34F (1 to -4C°) • DEC 18F — 26F (-15 to -5C°)

 Afternoon Arrival at Pulkovo Airport

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.

• IMMIGRATION: Immigration Forms that should be duly filled in and delivered to the immigration officer that will stamp the form upon arrival and should be registered in the hotel and submitted upon departure to the Immigration Officer. Passport and Immigration Forms will be needed and collected upon check-in at the hotel and could be given back the same evening / following morning at the reception

• CUSTOMS: Customs Forms should be filled in for Arrival & Departure in case of carrying currency in cash over USD 3000 (for foreigners) and in order to be given permission to bring cash back while departure from Russia. In case of carrying an access amount these forms should be stamped by the customs at the Red Line «Goods To Declare». All other passengers will go at the Green Lane «Nothing to Declare». In case of lost luggage the person must proceed to Lost & Found and declare luggage arrived and luggage except. Due to security reasons Lost Luggage must be retrieved personally with Identification

• ARRIVAL: Guide will be waiting for the group in the lobby area with the welcome sign. Transfer to the city is approximately 45min — 1 hour and half, depending on traffic.

• LUGGAGE ASSITANCE (preordered): Luggage can be delivered from the Lobby Area after customs according to below portage prices. Luggage can also be delivered from the luggage belt to the bus after identification by each passanger.

 Bread & Salt Welcome Ceremony during Check In

Bread and Salt Ceremony is one of the oldest Russian traditions. When important, respected or admired guests arrive, they were greeted by young women in traditional costumes with a loaf of bread placed on a rushnik (embroidered towel). A salt holder or a salt cellar is placed on top of the bread loaf or secured in a hole on the top of the loaf.

The tradition originated as a folk custom in western Russia. As a sign of hospitality, when the emperor or empress visited their towns, merchants and gentry would present a loaf of bread placed on a round dish covered with an embroidered towel. The ceremony also was used prior to the marriage of a landowner when he traveled to each village on his estate, introducing his new bride to the peasants. The ceremony symbolized that the couple would never be without the necessities of life.

The tradition still is practiced, both in Russia (occasionally at weddings) and by descendants of Russians living in other countries (bread and salt is brought to a family member or friend when they move into a new home).

Man and woman, dressed in Russian national costumes serve Bread & Salt, while a folklore trio is playing and singing. The Ceremony is perfect in combination with the welcome reception during check – in (glass of champagne or a shot of Russian vodka). Ceremony duration is 20-30 min.

 Welcome Dinner at Rooftop Restaurant Nevesomost of Vvedensky Hotel

«NEVESOMOST» — literally «zero gravity» or «weightless» — is a new panoramic restaurant over the city, located on the 10th floor of the Vedensky hotel in the heart of the old town part «Petrograd side». Popular city’s dominants and unique architectural monuments form a special romantic view of ancient St. Petersburg, which we are proud and ready to show you.

Gastronomic delights, seasonal products and culinary experiments formed the «dynamic» menu developed by the chef Ignat Gawrilow ( «LUCE», «Baklajan», «Grand Cru» jointly with chef Adrian Quetglas). The main parts of the menu include no more than five dishes and are prepared from the best farm products.

 

DAY 2 — 16th June 2021, Wednesday

 Morning Meeting at Lounge Hall of Vvedensky hotel

Hotel Vedensky it's a new hotel of the northern capital. Hotel is located in the historic center, the heart of St. Petersburg on Petrogradsky Island. The best location among trendy restaurants, bars, shopping centers, boutiques. Ideal for business and leisure. Hotel Vedensky is an impressive 9-storey building.The Hotel was opened in later 2011.

In the Vedensky hotel there are 158 rooms of different categories with free wired internet: standard rooms, superior rooms, deluxe rooms, suites, premium suites. There are rooms for disabled guests. Rooms at the Vedenskiy Hotel St. Petersburg feature classical décor with cosy carpet and dark wooden furniture. All rooms are air-conditioned and include a flat-screen TV, desk and private bathroom. The biggest part of the rooms is situated in the new 9-floor building, which is between the old gmnasium construction and the Kirill and Mefodiy church. Restaurant with the Mediterranean cuisine.

Modern hotel «Vvedensky» has broad Events provides everything you need for the organization of business events and business meetings.

Petrogradskaya, Chkalovskaya, Sportivnaya Metro Stations within a ten minute walk from the hotel. Guests can walk to the Peter and Paul Fortress in just 15 minutes.

 Lunch at Nevesomost Restaurant at the Vvedensky Hotel

«NEVESOMOST» — literally «zero gravity» or «weightless» — is a new panoramic restaurant over the city, located on the 10th floor of the Vedensky hotel in the heart of the old town part «Petrograd side». Popular city’s dominants and unique architectural monuments form a special romantic view of ancient St. Petersburg, which we are proud and ready to show you.

Gastronomic delights, seasonal products and culinary experiments formed the «dynamic» menu developed by the chef Ignat Gawrilow ( «LUCE», «Baklajan», «Grand Cru» jointly with chef Adrian Quetglas). The main parts of the menu include no more than five dishes and are prepared from the best farm products.

 Afternoon Meeting at Lounge Hall of Vvedensky hotel

Hotel Vedensky it's a new hotel of the northern capital. Hotel is located in the historic center, the heart of St. Petersburg on Petrogradsky Island. The best location among trendy restaurants, bars, shopping centers, boutiques. Ideal for business and leisure. Hotel Vedensky is an impressive 9-storey building.The Hotel was opened in later 2011.

In the Vedensky hotel there are 158 rooms of different categories with free wired internet: standard rooms, superior rooms, deluxe rooms, suites, premium suites. There are rooms for disabled guests. Rooms at the Vedenskiy Hotel St. Petersburg feature classical décor with cosy carpet and dark wooden furniture. All rooms are air-conditioned and include a flat-screen TV, desk and private bathroom. The biggest part of the rooms is situated in the new 9-floor building, which is between the old gmnasium construction and the Kirill and Mefodiy church. Restaurant with the Mediterranean cuisine.

Modern hotel «Vvedensky» has broad Events provides everything you need for the organization of business events and business meetings.

Petrogradskaya, Chkalovskaya, Sportivnaya Metro Stations within a ten minute walk from the hotel. Guests can walk to the Peter and Paul Fortress in just 15 minutes.

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

Due to the traffic situation all transportation is ordered 1 hour prior departure. Guides will be available 30 minutes prior departure. Please kindly note that we always recommend to have a guide/assistant for bus dispatching as drives do not speak English. Surcharge after 23:00 is according to specification below. All additional hours are charged additionally. Mineral water will be supplied only upon extra request. Please note that it is prohibited to drink and eat in some vehicles. In case of more than three vehicles, we strongly recommend to have an additional assistant, who will provide coordination at each stop. Transport and guide usage after 23:00 (11 pm) till 8:00 (8 am) — is charged as + 50% per each additional hour. NB! The vehicles presented on the pictures are samples of used but not necessarily provided during the actual transportation.

 Traditional Russian Dinner at Russian Vodka Room № 1

The restaurant was opened in September 2008 under the same roof as the museum of Russian vodka. The restaurant and museum are located in the center of the city next to St. Isaac's Cathedral in the historic building of the Hussars Regiment.

It is a typical restaurant offering traditional Russian cuisine. It is the only restaurant in the city that offers only traditional Russian dishes.

The interior of the restaurant corresponds to the 1950s in Russia, creating a calm and comfortable atmosphere. The restaurant offers a wide variety of traditional Russian dishes. The restaurant also offers a wide variety of different kinds of vodka.

 

DAY 3 — 17th June 2021, Thursday

 Morning Meeting at Vvedensky Hotel

Hotel Vedensky it's a new hotel of the northern capital. Hotel is located in the historic center, the heart of St. Petersburg on Petrogradsky Island. The best location among trendy restaurants, bars, shopping centers, boutiques. Ideal for business and leisure. Hotel Vedensky is an impressive 9-storey building.The Hotel was opened in later 2011.

In the Vedensky hotel there are 158 rooms of different categories with free wired internet: standard rooms, superior rooms, deluxe rooms, suites, premium suites. There are rooms for disabled guests. Rooms at the Vedenskiy Hotel St. Petersburg feature classical décor with cosy carpet and dark wooden furniture. All rooms are air-conditioned and include a flat-screen TV, desk and private bathroom. The biggest part of the rooms is situated in the new 9-floor building, which is between the old gmnasium construction and the Kirill and Mefodiy church. Restaurant with the Mediterranean cuisine.

Modern hotel «Vvedensky» has broad Events provides everything you need for the organization of business events and business meetings.

Petrogradskaya, Chkalovskaya, Sportivnaya Metro Stations within a ten minute walk from the hotel. Guests can walk to the Peter and Paul Fortress in just 15 minutes.

 Lunch at Petrousha Russian Restaurant

At the intersection of Konnogvardeysky Boulevard, 4 and Konnogvardeysky Lane, the restaurant of Russian cuisine Petrousha was opened. The former barracks of the Life Guards of the Equestrian Regiment have thus finally turned into, perhaps, the most famous restaurant address of the Northern Capital.

Petrousha restaurant has 3 halls for 160 seats: a living room (40 seats), a craft hall (64 seats) and a fireplace hall (56 seats), children's room is present. Antique furniture, antique interior items, engravings of Petersburg, drawings of the majestic buildings of the young capital, portraits of outstanding people of Peter's time, soft music, elegant lamps, smoke ceramics and Dulev tea set — the interior and the atmosphere of the restaurant seem to transfer guests during the youth of the great Emperor, the era of Peter Ensembles and the Grand Embassy

«Petrousha» – so, according to legend, they affectionately called Peter I abroad during the time of the Great Embassy – Russia’s diplomatic mission to Western Europe in the late 17th century. Her mother, Natalia Kirillovna Naryshkina, whom Peter loved all his life, also called it in his childhood. This tender childish name gave the innovator-king the strength to withstand the burdens of state affairs, to which he aspired from infancy. That is why Petrushi’s child’s image was chosen as the emblem of Petrushi, but on horseback (albeit small and wooden for the time being) and with a saber (albeit toy): all the glory of government and the weight of power are still ahead of him.

The restaurant also hosts master classes on modeling pelmeni for tourist groups. The event includes sculpting ravioli and vareniki, tasting homemade infusions and products.

 City Sightseeing with St. Isaac's Cathedral

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.

The tour includes a visit to St. Isaac ‘s Cathedral which is the fourth highest domed constructions in the World. St. Isaac's Cathedral was once the main church of St. Petersburg and the largest church of Russia. A French-born architect Auguste de Montferrand built the Cathedral, a prime landmark of the Russian Imperial capital, in 1818-58. The facades are decorated with sculptures and massive granite columns (made of single pieces of red granite), while the interiors dazzle the eye with mosaic icons, paintings and columns made of malachite and lapis lazuli.

Working hours: 16 SEP — 30 APR: 11 am – 7 pm.

1 MAY — 15 SEP: 10 am — 7 pm.

Closed: Wednesdays. On school holidays opened — daily.

The actual tour duration is 1. 5 – 2 hours, depending on traffic.

 18:00-20:00 Hermitage Exclusive Evening Visit (Peacock Clock Ceremony, Classical Quartet & Cocktail in one of the rooms)

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.

The special performance in the Hermitage will take place in the Pavilion Hall (building of the Small Hermitage) with combined elements of Classical and Renaissance architecture, marbles and fountains. The Peacock Clock created by James Cox in the 18th century was a present to Catherine the Great. It was one of the most skilled clock works of the time. During the closing hours — 17.00 the Peacock will spread its wings, the owl will turn and the rooster will sing. As option, the musical quartet dressed in 18th century costumes playing in this marvelous room will make the impression really unforgettable.

Recommended schedule:

18:00 – entrance to the Hermitage, tour visiting the most important masteries of art;

19:00 – group enters Pavilion Hall (Peacock Clock room), classical quartet is playing;

19:05 – Peacock Clock ceremony;

19:10 – classical quartet is playing;

19:20 – cocktail in one of teh rooms of Hermitage (to be confirmed);

19:45 – groups depart from Hermitage

VERY IMPORTANT: FINAL CONFIRMATION CAN BE GIVEN ONLY AFTER HERMITAGE AGREEMENT.

TIMING CAN BE CHANGED.

Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:30 — 18:00, on Wednesday, Friday till 21:00

Closed: Mondays

 18:30 — 23:30 Transport & Guide Evening (Hotel — Venue — Hotel)

Due to the traffic situation all transportation is ordered 1 hour prior departure. Guides will be available 30 minutes prior departure. Please kindly note that we always recommend to have a guide/assistant for bus dispatching as drives do not speak English. Surcharge after 23:00 is according to specification below. All additional hours are charged additionally. Mineral water will be supplied only upon extra request. Please note that it is prohibited to drink and eat in some vehicles. In case of more than three vehicles, we strongly recommend to have an additional assistant, who will provide coordination at each stop. Transport and guide usage after 23:30 (11:30 pm) till 8:00 (8 am) — is charged as + 50% per each additional hour. NB! The vehicles presented on the pictures are samples of used but not necessarily provided during the actual transportation.

 Farewell Dinner at Gymnasium restaurant

The restaurant ‘Gymnasium’ is located in the historical heart of the city, within several minutes walk of St. Isaac Cathedral. The restaurant has been settled in the house of the former girl’s gymnasium in Konnogvardeisky boulevard. It has been established recently, but the restaurant has been highly appraised by Petersburg citizens and city guests.

Spacious restaurant halls house 400 visitors. The main hall is decorated in classical style resembling palace interiors: elegant columns along the hall, cozy elite furniture made according to historical patterns, fine lamps decorate the walls. In such luxury even everyday life with its bustle and problems gets the shade of aristocratism.

The bar hall interior is modern. The color scale is elegant black. Massive red chandeliers brighten up this dark space with soft illumination. So the atmosphere of aristocratic exquisiteness is created in the hall. Cozy leather sofas, plasma panels promote to the comfortable rest. VIP cabins suit ideally to have a private talk or meeting.

When the weather is fine it is a great pleasure to have a rest at summer veranda located in the restaurant yard. Pleasant gentle breeze and low leaves rustle are going to awoke inimitable sensation of calmness and solitude.

The restaurant cuisine is international; there is a wide choice of the best dishes from Russia, Asia, East and Europe. The rich wine list deserves special guests’ attention. Every night the atmosphere of the brightest holiday reigns in the restaurant: captivating laser show, live music is going to raise your spirits. As soon as you hear your favorite tunes you can’t help singing or dancing.

Restaurant ‘Gymnasium’ is the perfect place to have a nice rest, to admire fine interiors, to enjoy tasty dishes and pleasant music.

Main hall – 150 seats maximum, summer terrace – 50 seats maximum.

 Dinner Served by Royal Catering

European management, competent logistics, culinary creations of the famous chef, high level of organization, unique design solutions, individual approach for each client — all these are the main tools

success Royal Catering.

The main task of the catering service is to emphasize the individuality of the event with the high level of services provided, that is, to provide food, drinks, service, furniture and serving.

Royal Catering can meet your expectations and find the optimal solution to the celebration — regardless of its scale, budget and other details to guarantee your success.

 

DAY 4 — 18th June 2021, Friday

 09:30 — 17:30 Transport & Guide Full Day (8 hours)

Due to the traffic situation all transportation is ordered 1 hour prior departure. Guides will be available 30 minutes prior departure. Please kindly note that we always recommend to have a guide/assistant for bus dispatching as drives do not speak English. Surcharge after midnight hours is according to specification below. All additional hours are charged additionally. In case of full day usage price for meals of drivers & guides might be charged. Mineral water will be supplied only upon extra request. Please note that it is prohibited to drink and eat in some vehicles. In case of more than three vehicles, we strongly recommend have an additional assistant, who will provide coordination at each stop. Transport and guide usage after 23:00 (11 pm) till 8:00 (8 am) — is charged as + 50% per each additional hour. NB! The vehicles presented on the pictures are samples of used but not necessarily provided during the actual transportation.

 Morning Catherine's Palace & Park Visit (Pushkin)

Catherine Palace was the Rococo summer residence of the Russian tsars, located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), 25 km south-east of St. Petersburg. Originally it was a residence of Catherine I.

Catherine Palace complex includes Palace and Park ensemble. Its three parks occupy the area of 600 ha, on which over 100 architectural constructions rise: from magnificent palaces and grand monuments to intimate pavilions and park sculptures. In the years 1811 — 1843 the Tsarskoselsky Lyceum was established there, it was an elite school for noble family’s children. Great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin was educated there. After revolution of 1917 the palace and park were made the museum. During the tour you will enjoy the magnificent view of the 300-meter facade of the palace and reconstructed Amber Room, located inside the palace.

It takes about 1 hour to go to Pushkin (Catherine Palace) by bus. (depending on traffic situation).

There is a flee market near the Palace. Palace visit is recommended to combine with Pavlovsk Palace tour (3 km from Pushkin), followed by lunch in Podvorie restaurant.

Also horse riding can be done for the transfer to the restaurant or to the Pavlovsk Palace.

Museum is opened: 10 am — 5 pm. Closed Tuesdays & last Monday of the month. The day before holidays — till 4 pm.

 Lunch at Russian Podvorie

Lunch or dinner at Podvorie (Log House)restaurant is a nice continuation after the tour in Pushkin (Catherine palace or Pavlovsk. Ten years of work gave this restaurant popularity and faultless reputation. Famous politicians, businessmen, people of art have become regular visitors of the restaurant. President Vladimir Putin had his birthday party here. Famous composer Rostropovich always visits Podvorie when he is in Saint Petersburg. Prince Charles, Gerhard Schroeder, Jacque Chirac – are some of the high-ranking officials who form the list of restaurant visitors.

'Podvorie' is considered the most Russian of all Russian restaurants. Here you will be offered traditional Russian cuisine, exclusive home products and wines made by the restaurant owner at his private summer residence in Crimea from the grapes brought up at private vineyards. During summer, a summer outdoor part is opened. It is located outside in a traditional Russian wooden. The restaurant itself is a wooden rustic building. Restaurant has five halls with different capacity: 1st hall (90 seats), 2nd hall (70 seats), 3rd hall (50 seats), 4th hall (30 seats), 5th hall (40 seats). Summer outdoor hall capacity is 130 seats. Russian Folklore group is performing during lunch/dinner and is included into menu price ONLY for the groups from 25 guests.

 Pulkovo Airport (New Terminal) Departure

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.

It takes approximately from 30 min to 1 hour and half to go from city center to the airport, depending on traffic situation.

• PASSPORT: Before to check out please make sure that you have passport and Immigration Form that was stamped. Customs forms declared and stamped upon arrival should be originals only and again declared in Red Channel. Check-in starts 2 and half hour before the flight departure. Departure from the hotel is 3 hours prior departure time or according to the agreement.

• DEPARTURE: Security check with X-ray for suitcases and hand luggage — which will be marked with security label as well as personal security check. Items & Paintings from 1945 or older must be officially cleared from authorities and limitations also for caviar and food product restrictions.

• DEPARTURE HALL / GATE AREA: All departure gates demands x-ray of hand luggage, shoes and body search (plastic covers available for the feet's).