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St. Petersburg Conference Tour for 60 pax 5* Hotel

04 September  2020
Country / city: Russia / St. Petersburg
Season: Summer
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

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

19:30 Welcome Reception & Tour at Museum of Russian Vodka

20:00 Welcome Russian Dinner at Russian Vodka Room № 1

Day 2
16 Jun
2021
Wed

Morning Meeting at Astoria Hotel — Winter Garden

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

Afternoon Meeting at Astoria Hotel — Winter Garden

Dinner at Stroganoff Steak House

Day 3
17 Jun
2021
Thu

Morning Astoria Hotel Conference

Lunch at Astoria Hotel Restaurant

Hydrofoil (Speed Boat) Transfer from St. Peterburg City Center to Peterhoff Park (30 minutes)

Peterhoff Palace & Park Visit — the most famous former Russian emperors residence

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

Gala Dinner at Grand Duke Vladimir's Palace

Dinner Served by Royal Catering

Recommended entertainment during the dinner: Russian ballet heritage on stage

Day 4
18 Jun
2021
Fri

 

 

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 — 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.

 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.

 19:30 Welcome Reception & Tour at Museum of Russian Vodka

Russian Vodka Museum was opened in 2009 in a new location on Konnogvardeysky Boulevard under the same roof with the restaurant Russian Vodka Room # 1.

Complex is situated in the very heart of St. Petersburg near St. Isaac’s Square. Russian Vodka Museum is the first museum in Russia and in the world dedicated exclusively to Vodka. Its exhibition tells about the drink which has been an integral part and essential attribute of Russian life for centuries.

The museum gives a fascinating insight into the Russian history, culture and drinking traditions. During the guided tour around museum the guests will listen to about the vodka’s origin, Russian dining traditions, Russian vodka Kings and get to understand close link between the history of Russian State and the history of this strong drink.

Museum tour includes: excursion and tasting.

Timing:

20 min — excursion

20 min — vodka tasting

20 min — shopping souvenirs

Working hours — from 12a.m. till 19 p.m. After 19 p.m. tasting room works as a small casual bar.

Recommended to combine with lunch or dinner in Russian Vodka Room #1 or Stroganoff Steak House.

 20:00 Welcome 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 2 — 16th June 2021, Wednesday

 Morning Meeting at Astoria Hotel — Winter Garden

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.

1. Ball Room 260 sqm.: Classroom 150 pax, Reception 200 pax, Theatre 220 pax, U-shape 60 pax

2. Winter Garden 170 sq ms: Classroom 80 pax, U-Shape 40 pax, Theatre120 pax, Reception 150.

3.Shaliapin Meeting Room 16 sq.m- Classroom 8 pax, U-shape 8 pax, Theatre 12 pax

4.Repin Meeting Room 27 sq. m., Classroom 16 pax, Theater 18 pax, Boardroom 10 pax,

5. Turgenev Meeting Room 41 sq m, Theater 24 pax, U-shape 13 pax, Classroom 20 pax

Equipment is a supplement.

 Lunch at 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.

From May to October the summer terrace is open; plaids and heaters are available.

During Summer time the tables have to be booked in advance, approximately in 2 weeks.

 Afternoon Meeting at Astoria Hotel — Winter Garden

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.

1. Ball Room 260 sqm.: Classroom 150 pax, Reception 200 pax, Theatre 220 pax, U-shape 60 pax

2. Winter Garden 170 sq ms: Classroom 80 pax, U-Shape 40 pax, Theatre120 pax, Reception 150.

3.Shaliapin Meeting Room 16 sq.m- Classroom 8 pax, U-shape 8 pax, Theatre 12 pax

4.Repin Meeting Room 27 sq. m., Classroom 16 pax, Theater 18 pax, Boardroom 10 pax,

5. Turgenev Meeting Room 41 sq m, Theater 24 pax, U-shape 13 pax, Classroom 20 pax

Equipment is a supplement.

 Dinner at Stroganoff Steak House

Stroganoff steak House is located in the very heart of the city, just a few steps from St. Isaacs Cathedral. It is one of the best high level steak houses in the city. You can try here truly American steak, Russian beef Stroganoff, Russian olivier salad and many others. Restaurant Interior created in American steak house style, with natural woods and leather. Rooms decorated by old photos, advertising production of 20th century. The leather furniture, sofas and oak floors creates comfortable atmosphere for restaurant guests. Restaurant is 1230 square meters, it has 8 rooms with total capacity of 350 places.

 

DAY 3 — 17th June 2021, Thursday

 Morning Astoria Hotel Conference

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.

1. Ball Room 260 sqm.: Classroom 150 pax, Reception 200 pax, Theatre 220 pax, U-shape 60 pax

2. Winter Garden 170 sq ms: Classroom 80 pax, U-Shape 40 pax, Theatre120 pax, Reception 150.

3.Shaliapin Meeting Room 16 sq.m- Classroom 8 pax, U-shape 8 pax, Theatre 12 pax

4.Repin Meeting Room 27 sq. m., Classroom 16 pax, Theater 18 pax, Boardroom 10 pax,

5. Turgenev Meeting Room 41 sq m, Theater 24 pax, U-shape 13 pax, Classroom 20 pax

Equipment is a supplement.

 Lunch at Astoria Hotel Restaurant

Legendary Winter Garden Hall is situated on the ground floor of the Hotel Astoria. This stunning banqueting suite under glass ceiling was designed by Lidval at the begging of the 20th century and keeps it original elegant look to present day.

Plenty of natural daylight, low marble balcony bordering the hall, light oak parquet, white marble statues and green plants — all this makes the Winter Garden a charming venue for the festive and memorable events for up to 200 guests.

The Winter Garden is connected with the adjacent Ballroom by wide glass doors. Joining both banqueting suites, it is possible to welcome up to 450 people for the banquet reception.

Size: 170m2 / 1848sq ft

Capacity: Classroom 80 / Seated 150 / Theatre 120 / U-Shape 50 / Cocktail 120

The Banqueting Foyer adjacent to the Winter Garden and Ballroom is very convenient for welcome cocktails and guests registration. There is a separate entrance to the foyer from Bolshaya Morskaya Street. The doors can be opened to the width of 2.75 meters which allows bringing into the foyer big exhibits, such as cars.

Traditional Russian Cuisine is impeccable, it includes such famous hits as pancakes with caviar, borscht, chicken Kiev. Excellent service. International menu available as well.

 Hydrofoil (Speed Boat) Transfer from St. Peterburg City Center to Peterhoff Park (30 minutes)

If you do not want to spend about 1 hour (depending on traffic situation) seating in bus (car, minivan and etc), going to Peterhoff Palace and Park –you can use hydrofoil! It takes about 30 – 40 min to go from the city center to Peterhoff (or vice versa). Hydrofoil makes trips only with right weather conditions. It embarks at the pier of Peterhoff (15 minutes walk through the park to the Grand Palace). Maximum capacity is 120 passengers. Hydrofoil terminals are within the city center: 1) Near the State Hermitage Museum 2) Opposite the Dekabrist Square. Walking from the landing to the Palace & Park might include areas with slight difficult access for guests in special dresses and shoes. Limited access for people with mobility difficulties — no elevators to the exhibition areas. Late departure (delay) will include extra charges for the pre-arranged transport and guides. Navigation on Neva River and Baltic Sea available only upon Sea Port restrictions and if weather conditions allows. Navigation season is from middle May to the end of September /beginning of October.

 Peterhoff Palace & Park Visit — the most famous former Russian emperors residence

Peterhof is one of the world's most famous palace-park ensembles.

The Peterhof Museum Complex is one of the most popular museums not only in Russia, but in the whole world. Even a few hours here are enough to feel the spirit of history, which still lives on and breathes in this magnificent place.

As a former residence of the Russian monarchs, Peterhof brings together the finest achievements in national and international culture. This unique complex was created by outstanding architects, decorators and sculptors, whose spectacular works of art slot perfectly into the natural beauty of the coastal landscape.

Peter the Great planned Peterhof as the residence of a sea king. This was to be his incarnation of Russia as a great European power, with a foothold on the shores of the world's oceans, capable of competing with the finest Western courts — above all, with Versailles.

The history of Peterhof begins back in 1705, when travelling chambers were built for Peter the Great on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland. Soon, not far from this place, work began on the creation of a new imperial residence, which, Peter determined, would one day outshine all the other royal palaces of Europe. The tsar deliberately built his new residence by the sea, as a triumphant symbol of the successful conclusion of Russia's long struggle for an outlet to the Baltic Sea. Peterhof was officially opened in the presence of the tsar and foreign diplomats in August 1723.

The architecture and decor of Peterhof reflects all the artistic styles of the past and the personal tastes and preferences of every Russian monarch.

One of the world's most famous palace-park ensembles, Peterhof was virtually destroyed during the Second World War. The post-war resurrection of the entire complex was one of the finest chapters in the history of restoration in Russia. The present-day beauty of Peterhof is the result of decades of painstaking work by architects, painters and masters of decorative and applied art. Restoration work continues even to this day, in the Chapel Royal of the Grand Palace, which ought to be completed by May 2011.

Today, the museum complex stretches across five hundred hectares of territory, embracing Strelna, Peterhof and Oranienbaum. Dotted with sparkling fountains, the Lower Park and Upper Gardens flow effortlessly into the shady and romantic glades of Alexandria, forming a unique fusion of regular and landscape parks. Every day, more than twenty museums — vastly different in their origins, ideas and contents — delight visitors with exciting new discoveries and the joy of their handsome treasures.

The Peterhof Museum Complex is rightfully regarded as the «capital of fountains.» Included in the state register of most valuable cultural objects of the Russian Federation, Peterhof now bears the proud title of one of the «Seven Wonders of Russia.»

Peterhoff Palace and Park is reachable by hydrofoils, which depart from the city center and it takes 30 min one way. Visit duration is approximately 2 hours. Photo & video is prohibited in the Palaces.

Group size restriction for Grand Palace is 30 persons for 1 guide.

Museum is opened; Tuesday – Sunday: 10:30 – 18:00.Last entrance to Grand Palace is at 16:30.

The day before holidays: till 17:00. Museum is closed on Monday and last Tuesday of each month.

 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.

 Gala Dinner at Grand Duke Vladimir's Palace

The Vladimir Palace (Vladimirsky dvorets) was the last imperial palace to be constructed in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. It was designed by a team of architects (Vasily Kenel, Aleksandr Rezanov, Andrei Huhn, Ieronim Kitner, Vladimir Shreter) for Alexander II's son, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia. Construction work lasted from 1867 to 1872.

Like the Winter Palace and the Marble Palace, the Vladimir Palace fronts Palace Embankment; water frontage on the Neva was extremely prized by the Russian aristocracy. The façade, richly ornamented with struccorustication, was patterned after Leon Battista Alberti's palazzi in Florence. The main porch is built of Brenen sandstone and adorned with griffins, coats-of-arms, and cast-iron lanterns. Other details are cast in portland cement.

The palace and its outbuildings contain some 36 rooms, all decorated in disparate historic styles.

Dinner can be served in Oак Hall (160 pax), Small Banqueting Hall (40pax) or White Hall (120 pax).

Table settings can be provided in various colors and motives depending on if providing a classical evening / seating or folkloristic themes and table settings with Russian Samovars and Russian Scarf's instead of table cloth. The Cocktail can be arranged at the entrance to the Main Room or in the Staircase.

Recommended Catering: Concord Catering.

Recommended Artists:

FOLKLORE ARTISTS:

-Cossack dancing & singing group

-Babki from Karelia

-Balalaika Orchestra

-Gypsy group (song & dance)

-Russian Singing Folklore group

CLASSICAL ARTISTS:

-Ballet Dancer

-Classical Quartet

-Opera Singer

-Harp Player

-Classical Orchestra

-Drummers

NOTE: Other artist can be used (depending on theme of event)

 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.

 Recommended entertainment during the dinner: Russian ballet heritage on stage

Russian ballet school with its traditions is well known as one of the oldest and strongest in the world. It gave birth to such outstanding ballet dancers as M. Plisetskaya, M. Baryshnikov, G. Ulanova etc. Nowadays the ballet school tries to keep the traditions formed by years and to implement the new ideas and forms of expression. The young and talented ballet dancers, at the age of 6 — 16 years old, students of the Yakobson ballet school, prize — winners at the International Festival of Ballet schools in Prague in April 2000 and at the International Festival in Bulgaria in June 2001, perform the ballet pieces from the most famous Russian ballets, such as Swan Lake, Raymonda, Giselle, La Esmeralda, Le Corsaire, La Bayadere, and Nut Cracker, which are their repertoir. The performance lasts for 30 minutes, and may be acompanied either by the orquestra or by phonogram. The stage is decorated with the attributes of the ballet. The young ballet dancers are wearing the costumes of the carachters performed. The ballet piece for the exclusive performance should be chosen beforehand. The children's ballet performance may be combined with other performances, such as opera singers, choir, adult ballet dancers performance,as a part of the evening entertainment program.

Programm duration depends on request.

 

DAY 4 — 18th June 2021, Friday

 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).