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Destination
Season
Theme

Summer St. Petersburg Conference Tour for 120 pax, 5* Hotel

09 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 Jul
2021
Thu

 

MUST KNOW: St. Petersburg Description

MUST KNOW: St. Petersburg WeatherForecast

Afternoon Arrival at Pulkovo Airport

Bread & Salt Welcome Ceremony during Check In

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

Welcome Dinner at Russian Sadko Restaurant

Day 2
16 Jul
2021
Fri

Morning Meeting at Corinthia Hotel St.Petersburg

Lunch at Corinthia St.Petersburg: Imperial Restaurant

Afternoon Meeting at Corinthia Hotel St.Petersburg

Pre-dinner activity: Boat for the Neva River tour

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

Dinner at Gymnasium restaurant

Day 3
17 Jul
2021
Sat

Morning Meeting at Corinthia Hotel St.Petersburg

Lunch at Koryushka — Panoramic restaurant on Peter & Paul Fortress

Walking on the walls of Peter & Paul Fortress (with amazing view to the whole city)

Hermitage State Museum Visit

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

Gala Dinner at White Column Room of Yusupov Palace

Dinner Served by Royal Catering

Entertaiment during the Dinner: Opera singers

Entertainment during the Dinner: Russian ballet heritage on stage

Day 4
18 Jul
2021
Sun

 

 

Pulkovo Airport (New Terminal) Departure

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg

Hidden behind a 19th-century facade on Nevsky, this hotel has a glass-enclosed lobby and atrium lush with greenery. The five-star Corinthia St. Petersburg opened in 1993 in two renovated neoclassical mansions, and completed another upgrade in summer 2009. Hotel has a prime location so all major historical sites including the Hermitage museum and the Winter Palace, St. Isaacs Cathedral are easily accessible from the hotel.

Hotel offers 388 rooms: 205 Superior rooms, 47 business deluxe rooms, 8 junior suites, 2 presidential rooms, 21 deluxe suites, 95 executive rooms, 11 executive wing suites, 1 royal suite.

All rooms are equipped with: direct-dial satellite telephone and voice-mail,satellite television – with 18 international and 6 local channel, central air-conditioning and heating, alarm clock, safe, mini bar, computer connection,hairdryer.

Facilities: 4 restaurants; bar; cafe; babysitting; concierge; executive-level rooms; health club; Jacuzzi; room service; sauna; smoke-free rooms; spa

Corinthia St. Petersburg offers an extensive range of both conference and banqueting facilities. The Hotel boasts the largest conference and meeting facilities in a five-star hotel in St. Petersburg with a capacity of up to 1000 guests.

The hotel's beautiful Ballroom which can accommodate a large conference as well as a Gala dinner for the top level customers. Movable partitions allow the ballroom to be sub-divided into three areas.

Number of meeting rooms: 15

DAY 1 — 15th July 2021, Thursday

 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.

 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.

 Welcome Dinner at Russian Sadko Restaurant

Sadko restaurant was opened in 2006 as a Russian Russian restaurant with separate wine bar and high level of service and food.

Restaurant Sadko is located in the very city center, close to Marinsky Theater. Walking distance is approximately 5 minutes. You will be impressed by restaurants interior, which include and stylishly combine modern and folklore elements. Ceilings are covered with Russian authentic patterns with huge red crystal chandeliers and colorful food plates for the food. The restaurant is famous for its singing waiters. Breathtaking singing of a few waiters during dinner or lunch will make your event unforgettable. Singing waiters take palace every Friday and Saturday. For supplement charge they can be invited to sing on other days. Maximum restaurant capacity is 160 persons. (Including separate banquet hall for 50 persons). Maximum size of the group is 60 persons. Bigger groups only upon separate requested. Restaurant offers wide variety of Russian traditional cuisine, starting from Russian Borch (beetroot soup), «Herring under fur coat», Chicken Kiev and many others. All food is cooked according to Old Russian recipes and there are no doubts that you will enjoy this restaurant.

 

DAY 2 — 16th July 2021, Friday

 Morning Meeting at Corinthia Hotel St.Petersburg

Corinthia Nevsky Palace is situated on the Nevsky Prospect, the main street of the city. Corinthia Nevsky Palace Hotel offers a wide range of conference and banqueting facilities. The Hotel is the ideal place for organizing an kind of conference. The Hotel boasts the largest conference and meeting facilities in a five-star hotel in St. Petersburg with a capacity of up to 1000 guests.

The hotel has an amazing Ball Room, which can be used for the conference as well as for the gala dinner. Ballroom can be devided into 3 sections.

Total number of meeting rooms: 15

Rooms: St.Petersburg /Admiralty /Moscow I II  (Moscow I & Moscow II) /Boardroom I /Boardroom II

/Nevskij Ballroom  (Nevskij I + Nevskij II + Nevskij III + Nevskij I II)/Samara I /Samara II /Sochi I /Sochi II /Novgorod I /Novgorod II /Kazan I /Kazan II

Business Center can provide you with all needed materials.

Upon request technical equipment can be provided.

 Lunch at Corinthia St.Petersburg: Imperial Restaurant

Imperial is the main restaurant of the hotel. Continental cuisine with international atmosphere overlooking Nevskij Propect from the 2nd floor. Sumptuous appetizer and dessert buffet, caviar stations and main course for a la carte. Separate private area.

Daily Buffet Breakfast from 7:00 till 10:30 a.m.

Theme: International

Location: Located on Upper Lobby level (2nd floor)

A La Carte: no

Buffet: yes

Meals served: Breakfast

Seating Capacity: In Door — 170; Out Door — 0 Total: 170

Days Open: Daily

Hours of Operation: Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.

Advanced Reservation: Recommended

 Afternoon Meeting at Corinthia Hotel St.Petersburg

Corinthia Nevsky Palace is situated on the Nevsky Prospect, the main street of the city. Corinthia Nevsky Palace Hotel offers a wide range of conference and banqueting facilities. The Hotel is the ideal place for organizing an kind of conference. The Hotel boasts the largest conference and meeting facilities in a five-star hotel in St. Petersburg with a capacity of up to 1000 guests.

The hotel has an amazing Ball Room, which can be used for the conference as well as for the gala dinner. Ballroom can be devided into 3 sections.

Total number of meeting rooms: 15

Rooms: St.Petersburg /Admiralty /Moscow I II  (Moscow I & Moscow II) /Boardroom I /Boardroom II

/Nevskij Ballroom  (Nevskij I + Nevskij II + Nevskij III + Nevskij I II)/Samara I /Samara II /Sochi I /Sochi II /Novgorod I /Novgorod II /Kazan I /Kazan II

Business Center can provide you with all needed materials.

Upon request technical equipment can be provided.

 Pre-dinner activity: Boat for the Neva River tour

One of the best ways to see St. Petersburg is via a canal boat tour. Many people refer to St. Petersburg as the Venice of the North. There is a complex system of canals that are a perfect conclusion to any St Petersburg tour day. Canal tours last between one hour and one and one half hours.

Boats are available from the city center (several docking areas in the historical center of Saint-Petersburg: near the Hermitage Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, dock near Bronze Horsman, near St. Isaak cathedral; Lieutenant Smith Embankment). Navigation available from 2nd part of May (due to Ice breaking from the Lake Ladoga) to the second part of October due to general weather conditions. The River boats will not be able to navigate on the canals.

Take this unique opportunity to see the facades of the beautiful Palaces and the Peter & Paul fortress silouette. Limited service on-board. The majority of ships are rather seasoned but of good quality and maintenance — no deluxe. Catering opportunities on board upon request as well as privatization. Tours take from 50 to 1 hour 30 min, depending on route.

*If order the boat before 08-00 or after 20-00, night tariff apply.

3 ships with 2-decks (class «Moscow»): Ruslan, Gatchina and Tchajka, up to 140 passengers.

Routs choice:

Big Neva- Finnish Gulf

Big Neva- way to Peterhoff (no stops in Peterhoff)

Big Beva- Park of Culture and Leisure

Big Neva — Nevsky forest-park (near Alexander Nevsky bridge)

Walks in the parks are possible (no entrance fees included in the ticket cost).

 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.

 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.

 

DAY 3 — 17th July 2021, Saturday

 Morning Meeting at Corinthia Hotel St.Petersburg

Corinthia Nevsky Palace is situated on the Nevsky Prospect, the main street of the city. Corinthia Nevsky Palace Hotel offers a wide range of conference and banqueting facilities. The Hotel is the ideal place for organizing an kind of conference. The Hotel boasts the largest conference and meeting facilities in a five-star hotel in St. Petersburg with a capacity of up to 1000 guests.

The hotel has an amazing Ball Room, which can be used for the conference as well as for the gala dinner. Ballroom can be devided into 3 sections.

Total number of meeting rooms: 15

Rooms: St.Petersburg /Admiralty /Moscow I II  (Moscow I & Moscow II) /Boardroom I /Boardroom II

/Nevskij Ballroom  (Nevskij I + Nevskij II + Nevskij III + Nevskij I II)/Samara I /Samara II /Sochi I /Sochi II /Novgorod I /Novgorod II /Kazan I /Kazan II

Business Center can provide you with all needed materials.

Upon request technical equipment can be provided.

 Lunch at 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.

Group lunches served from 12:00-17:00

NB! The restaurant is located on the territory of the «Peter and Paul Fortress» museum and city periodically holds events, which could involve the closure of the restaurant, in this connection, the confirmation group dinner or lunch will be received not earlier than 1,5 month prior the date of event;

For dinner additional confirmation and conditions must be received from the restaurant, as min F&B may change depending on the day of the week. Seating on non-exclusive conditions.

Exclusive use of hall of restaurant will be subject to minimum F&B that must be confirmed with the restaurant additionally.

 Walking on the walls of Peter & Paul Fortress (with amazing view to the whole city)

In 1999 parts of the walls of Peter & Paul Fortress have been reconstructed as a walking path with one of the best views of the River Neva and its spectacular view along the embankments. From the bastions one can see the impressive facades of numerous Palaces including the Hermitage complex, the Marble Palace and many other former palaces of Russian Nobility. The view creates a strict skyline, since the palaces were not allowed to be built higher the t Palace of the Russian Czars (Winter Palace). The tour on the bastions should be arrange in combination with the general tour around the fortress and can be combined with a city sightseeing, orientation tour or actual visit to the fortress.

The best time for the tour is noon when there is a possibility to see and hear the every day traditional shot gun given from the roof of the bastions of Peter & Paul Fortress. The tour can be arranged for any number of guests.

As option we can arrange shot of vodka and Russian canapés close to the place from where shot gun is made.

Suggested timing:

11:00 — 11:40 Visit to the Cathedral to Peter & Paul Fortress;

11:50 — Entrance to the walls

11:50 — 12:10 — walk on the bastions;

12:10 — 12:30 — optional cocktail close to the gun. (UPON CONFIRMATION)

 Hermitage State Museum Visit

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.

Out of six buildings of the main museum complex, four, namely the Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage and New Hermitage, are partially open to the public. The other two are Hermitage Theatre and the Reserve House. The entrance ticket for foreign tourists costs several times as much as the fee paid by Russian citizens. However, the entrance is free of charge the first Thursday of every month for all visitors and daily for students and children. The museum is closed on Mondays. Entrance is in the Winter Palace from Palace Embankment or the Courtyard.

The experts say that if you were to spend a minute looking at each exhibit on display in the Hermitage, you would need 11 years before you’d seen them all.

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

Closed: Mondays

Address: 34 Dvortsovaya embankment.

 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 White Column Room of Yusupov Palace

The Yusupov Palace acquired its present appearance in the course of palace’s constructions from 1760 till 1850 done by the famous architects of the time. The building belonged to the Yusupov family. The staterooms in neoclassical style are remarkable for their rich and elegant decoration. The White Column Room is the biggest room in the Palace with the perfect acoustics. The ceiling of the Hall is made of wood which makes the sound perfect. The Hall is made in pure Classical style with Antic Colums and White Marble. The White Column Room (The Banqueting Hall) is ideal venue for the gala dinners for the groups from 40 up to 150 guests (445 sq.m). T

Room Capacity:

Seize: 445 m2 (1460 sq ft)

Length: 25,5 m (82, 02 ft)

Width: 17,4 m (55,77 ft)

Height: 5 m (16.4 ft)

Maximum Capacity for seated dinner: 180 persons. Recommended — 150.

The price, specified below is valid till midnight. Supplement for aftermidnight hours is EUR 800 per each hour. The Room is perfecrly connected with Nicolaevsky Hall coming into Preziosa Room and direct line till the Theater. No specail decorations are required but we can install additional light equipment, ice sculpturing. Recommended entertainment in the Classical style as:

— Classical Quartet during the dinner (2 hours);

— Opera Singing (three times 5 min each);

— Symphonic Orchestra;

We can arrange a special schedule of entertainment as following (based on the dinner with four courses):

Orchestra on the background;

Child playing the violin (20 min) after starter;

Violin & string orchestra after the 2nd course (20 min);

Opera Singing (15 min) after main dish;

Male Choir after dessert;

Recommended catering companies: Concord Catering.

 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.

 Entertaiment during the Dinner: Opera singers

To convey a special romantic and solemn atmosphere to the dinner, cocktail or a presentation, we suggest a performance of an opera singer. A male or female soloist will perform the most famous and beautiful classical opera pieces, Russian romances, and Russian traditional songs accompanied by the piano in between the courses (if it is a dinner). Each performance will last 10 — 15 minutes. There can be an interchange of male and female soloists. And a duet performance as a grand finale.

To be even more impressive the opera singers may be wearing the historical costumes of the epoch of Peter the Great or Catherine the Second.

Recommended for the Gala dinner in the palaces: Yussupov Palace, Peterhoff Palace, Stroganoff palace, Smolny Cathedral, Catherine Palace in Pushkin, Marble Palace and other royal palaces of Saint- Petersburg. Also it can be organized in the restaurants.

Can be arranged for any size of the group.

 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 July 2021, Sunday

 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).