Petersburg: A Romantic weekend (FIT)

HOTEL ACCOMODATION

Moika 22 Kempinski 5* (Indicative rates)

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• PROPERTY DESCRIPTION & LOCATION: The original facade of this 19th Century building (designed by the Dutch engineer Basil von Witte in 1852-1853) has been retained while the building has been entirely reconstructed. The Hotel is located in a historical area in the very heart of St Petersburg on the Moika River opposite the Hermitage Museum and the Palace Square. The Hotel is just two minutes walk away from the Nevsky Prospect and close to all major sights and shopping.
• ACCOMMODATION & CATEGORIES: Rooms & Suites - complete with all the 21st century luxury - convey an elegance unseen since the days of the Tsars, when Dostoevsky and Strauss were frequent visitors. When you enter the Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 you have stepped into the world of Anna Karenina. Located just off Palace Square, in view of the Hermitage Museum, our rooms and suites offer panoramic views of golden cupolas and gilded palaces. The Hotel has 197 rooms and suites, among these 120 Superior rooms (which is Standard category), then Deluxe rooms and only single use Business rooms.
• F&B OUTLETS: The Hotel offers a unique dining experience, where international cuisine prepared by very French chef meets Russian hospitality. There is casual elegance and a panoramic view in the Bellevue Brasserie, fine dining in the Beau Rivage, delicacies and first growths in the Wine Cellar 1853, and a scrumptious ‘five o’clock’ in the Tea Room. The Von Witte bar is the popular watering hole. A ground floor bar and restaurant, a second restaurant on the roof terrace with spectacular views over the St. Petersburg skyline and the nearby Palace Square and Cathedral of the Spilled Blood.
• CONFERENCE & MEETING FACILITIES: Meeting and reception rooms are where a classical ambiance with antiques and old world charm meets European service with a modern touch.
There are 4 meeting rooms: Fontanka room (max 40 people), Neva room (max 160 people), Atrium Foyer (max 180 people), Griboedov room (max 100 people).
• OTHER FACILITIES: The hotel’s Business Center offers the following 24-hour services and facilities: Scanning, copying, printing, Translators (during business hours), International courier and overnight Moscow deliveries, Faxing, Broadband Internet, Office supplies, Office equipment rental, Russian SIM card and handset, Relaxation Center (SPA, Fitness), with its panoramic view, Jacuzzi and massage rooms. Parking & Garage.
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Registration fee 2 0 2 4.30 8.60
Superior room (Standard), breakfast is included 2 3 1 240.18 720.54

Welcome treatment in a room upon arrival

  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Flowers 2 0 1 129.07 129.07
Champagne and fruits 2 0 1 107.56 107.56

Angleterre Hotel 4* (Indicative rates)

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• PROPERTY DESCRIPTION & LOCATION: The Angleterre was one of the first hotels in St Petersburg. In the 1920s it was a favorite destination for artists and poets. From its charming location overlooking St Isaac's Cathedral, it is perfectly placed for discovering the history and romance of the city.
• ACCOMMODATION & CATEGORIES: 193 bedrooms including five suites. In room: air-conditioning, direct-dial telephones, interactive TV system, mini bar, linen bedding, electronic safe, fax and modem points, broadband Internet connection. Most rooms have views of St Isaac's Cathedral
• F&B OUTLETS: Borsalino Restaurant with private dining room, Caviar Bar, The Gallery
• CONFERENCE & MEETING FACILITIES: Three meeting rooms for up to 100 people. Theater-style auditorium for up to 205 people with four language simultaneous translation facilities Business Center
• OTHER FACILITIES: Spa and Gym, Indoor pool, Men's and ladies' Saunas, Turbo-solarium, Beauty Studio, Service promises, Instant message delivery, 24-hour room service, Same-day laundry service, Valeting and pressing service, Full concierge facilities, Transfer service, Wireless Internet connection, On-site doctor. Guests at the hotel are welcome to make use of the facilities at Angleterre Hotel's sister property, the five-star Hotel Astoria, situated next door.
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Registration fee 2 0 2 4.30 8.60
Classic room, breakfast is included 2 3 1 236.63 709.89

Helvetia Hotel Suites 4* (Indicative rates)

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• PROPERTY DESCRIPTION & LOCATION: In 2012 the Helvetia Hotel completed a major renovation project. Since the Helvetia is housed in a nineteenth-century mansion protected as a national landmark, the reconstruction accurately preserved all the building’s historic architectural features. As a result, the hotel’s traditional elegance has been harmoniously enhanced by the latest technological solutions. Helvetia Hotel was opened in 2003, in a mansion built in the XVIII century and reconstructed in the middle of the XIX century by the famous Petersburg architect Augusto Lange, which in 1871 became a Swiss citizen. Helvetia is one of the names of Switzerland, which proceeds from ancient tribe – Helvetians. After restoration and reconstruction of the architectural complex in 1999-2003, it became “a piece of Switzerland” maintaining noble signs of Petersburg style. Entering through splendid forged gates, you come to a restful and comfortable Petersburg court, which justifiably can be called a heart of out hotel. Hotel interiors are well balanced with the unique, Elizabethan-baroque type façade. Helvetia Hotel Suites is housed in the city center, just off the main street, Nevsky Prospect.
• ACCOMMODATION & CATEGORIES: 75 spacious, clasically designed rooms of 6 categories: Compact,Classic, Superior, Junior Suite, Suite and Helvetia Suite.
• F&B OUTLETS: Just a few steps from the historical center of Saint Petersburg, and you reach two restaurants Marius restaurant and Clairet restaurant , well-known and beloved by citizens and guests of the city for its warm cosy atmosphere.
• CONFERENCE & MEETING FACILITIES:Helvetia hotel is pleased to introduce a new conference hall «Basel» with total area of 65 sq.m. where you can hold business events designed for up to 60 delegates. Spacious room with air conditioning, comfortable furniture, projector, screen and blackout curtains. Upon your request the conference room can be transformed into two separate parts. The hotel will provide technical equipment you during conferences. On your request can be arranged coffee breaks and lunches.One of the advantages of «Basel» is the direct exit to the courtyard where the delegate can have coffee breaks in summer time. And also there is a meeting room Bern with capacity 8 persons.
• OTHER FACILITIES: Business room, free Wi-Fi, Currency exchange, Library for guests, Complimentary guarded street parking, Laundry and dry-cleaning, Luggage room, Shoe shine, Ironing Service, Wake Up Service
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Registration fee 2 0 2 4.30 8.60
Classic room, breakfast is included 2 3 1 182.85 548.55
DAY 1

• GENERAL: St. Petersburg Description (Click below link for CityMap)

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• HISTORY: The Fourth biggest city in Europe with 5,5 million inhabitants but also the historical and cultural city of Russia. The city was founded 1703 by Peter the Great celebrated its 300 years anniversary during 2003. The foundation and European influence made it famous as the cultural center of Russia and the Capital during nearly 200 years during the Romanov dynasty prior to the revolution. The city has been called the Venice of the North due to all canals and bridges along the Neva River and canals as well as the Window to the West, the gateway to the East and many more.
• DESCRIPTION: The city is created by five major Islands and the center is rather small around all main attractions, the Marinsky Theater, the Palace Square, Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral which all surrounds the Neva River and the main Street Nevsky Prospect as well as the major Hotels which all are on walking distance. The development since the name change from Leningrad to St. Petersburg is amazing and still continues rapidly to change with an active reconstructions and refreshing of buildings and facades which adds the feeling of "Energy & Development" into the fastest growing economy in Europe. Around the city cottages and summer resorts are developing quickly especially around the beaches and the costs. The closeness to Europe but with its distinctive difference makes the city exotic also compared with other European cities and within a short reach from all European travel hubs.
• LIFESTYLE: A city for shopping & entertainment! The majority of shops and stores are opened during weekends and late evenings (7-9pm) with a lot of 24 hours food convenient stores. In addition to souvenir shops there are plenty of fashion and design stores and Russian Fur fashion) The cities’ many restaurants, bars, lounges and night spots offers a wide variety of entertainment with wine and dined opportunities, theme bars jazz lounges and maybe even some of the best European restaurants? The night life starts after midnight and keeps on going until early morning. The interest in St. Petersburg has not only attracted investments such as Car companies, breweries and deluxe products lines but also the economic life with G8 meetings 2003 & 2006 again focused on the importance to the Baltic Sea Gate as well as new built hotels not only catering for the deluxe segment with many new project planned to expand for visitors. The most exciting project are the completion of the a second stage for Marinsky theater and the development of the nearby New Holland to become a cultural, congress and entertainment center.

Arrival transfer from Pulkovo Airport New Terminal by luxury car

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• THE NEW TERMINAL: The new terminal will serve up to 17 million passengers annually and uniting the newly constructed building and its northern passenger waiting area with the current Pulkovo I terminal (under renovation from January 2014). The building consists of 3 levels connected by escalators, staircases & elevators. The ground floor will house the arrivals and baggage claim areas. Glass skylights and geometric panels contribute to the visual impact of the terminal. The airport’s new 5-kilometer-long automatic baggage system that can process up to 4,800 pieces an hour eliminating needs for ground personnel. The new terminal is equipped with 8 air bridges, which will expand to 14 after the renovation of Pulkovo I (one-third of passengers will be shuttled to their planes via bus). The new terminal will be equipped with 110 passport control desks and 88 check-in desks.
• IMMIGRATION: Immigration Forms will be filled in automatically at the immigration and will be stamped upon arrival and should be registered in the hotel and submitted upon departure at Immigration. Passport & Immigration Forms will be collected upon hotel check-in and could retrieved the same evening or the following morning at the reception.
• CUSTOMS: Customs forms should be filled in for arrival & departure if carrying currency over USD 3000 (for foreigners) and in order to bring cash back upon departure (forms should be stamped by the customs at the Red Line "Goods To Declare"). All other passengers will pass through at the Green Lane "Nothing to Declare" where random checks will be done of luggage in X-rays. In case of lost luggage the person must proceed to Lost & Found and declare luggage arrived and luggage received. Lost & Found Office located after Customs Zone. Due to security reasons Lost Luggage must be retrieved personally with Identification.
• ARRIVAL: Arrival Area includes Meet & Greet Area, bar/ cafe area (rubles only), toilets (free of charge) and access with security control only. Guides/ escorts with welcome signs will meet with in the Meet & Greet Area following the customs zone and transport will be parked outside the Arrival Hall. Approx. transfer to the city 45min - 1 hour depending on traffic. If agreed and confirmed by RP in advance, presence of representatives of Russkie Prostori Company.
• LUGGAGE ASSITANCE: Delivery of Luggage from the Meet & Greet Area after customs for supplements and with pre-order. Luggage delivery from the belt to the bus a (after identification by each passenger or authorized travel staff) for a supplement (double price of portage prices). Please consider bigger vehicles or luggage van service in order to ensure convenient luggage handling. Please kindly pay attention to the vehicles luggage capacity: Big bus (45–50 seats - 45 suitcases), Mini-van (15 seats – 10 suitcases), Mini-van (5 seats – 4 suitcases), Sedan car (3 seats – 3 suitcases).
• VIP SERVICES & GREEN CORRIDOR: Supplied upon request to facilitate group arrivals and delivered according to prepaid / pre-arranged services and timing informed in advance.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transport - Bently red / or Infinity QX56 / or Range Rover Vogue 2 1 150.58 150.58
Option - Rolls Royce white 2 1 274.27 274.27
English-speaking guide escort 2 1 125.00 125.00
Airport Portage - 1 piece pp Arrival hall - car 2 2 10.00 20.00

19:00 Dinner at Mojka 22 Kempinski: restaurant Belle Vue

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• DESCRIPTION: The unique location of the panoramic Bellevue Brasserie on the ninth floor of the hotel, makes it one of the most awe-inspiring places in the whole of St Petersburg Add to this the comfortable furniture, and the brasserie menu, and you have an unbeatable combination. During the day our guests like to linger over lunch or a drink, talking about the sights, or perhaps discussing a business deal; in the evening, when the Bellevue is lighted by candlelight, we like to think that the spirit of Pushkin – Russia’s Romantic poet – is alive and well.
• CAPACITY: Welcome cocktail is served for a group up to 20 guests in the bar area. Lunch/dinner can be served for a group up to 20 guests in the back side of restaurant (without view to Palace Square).
• SPECIAL NOTES: Please note, that according to hotel policy, this restaurant cannot be closed exclusively for the group.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Table reservation 2 2 5.00 10.00

23:30 White Nights tour (opening bridges)

• DESCRIPTION: One of the best times of year to visit St Petersburg is during the White Nights. Known as Belye Nochi in Russian, the White Nights last for about eighty nights from May through July while the city enjoys late sunsets and early sunrises, with twilight lasting throughout the night. A variety of festivals, carnivals and concerts take place throughout the White Nights, but one of the most memorable ways to experience St Petersburg during a summer visit is by taking a White Nights Cruise at midnight. The highlight of your White Nights cruise is the raising of the drawbridges over the Neva River, which begins around 01:30 a.m. More than a dozen bridges are raised, but you should keep an eye out for a few in particular.
•This tour is your unique chance to feel the magic of Saint-Petersburg. You will take a wonderful 1.5-2 hour trip along the Neva river under the raised bridges. The trip starts before the opening time of the bridges. You will see an amazing view of festively illuminated palaces, embankments and the main waterway of the city, living it's secret night life and the caravans of ships silently move on the dark water from Gulf of Finland to Ladoga lake.
•COMMENTS: To make atmospfere much more romantic we suggest you to serve light dinner with wine on aboard.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
English - speaking guide escort 2 1 200.00 200.00
Rent of a motorship 2 1 430.23 430.23
Dinner onboard 2 1 2,151.16 2,151.16
DAY 2

12:00 Transport & Guide Full Day and Evening

• Transport Full Day & Evening is based on 12 hours use. All additional hours are charged additionally according to drivers' journals. In the night time between 23-00 - 06-00 the rate per hour is additional 50% of the regular cost.
• Types of cars available: Executive class (Audi A8 Long white/black, Mercedes S class white/black and others) Exclusive cars (Bentley Flying Spur white, Lexus LS460 white, Jaguar XJ Long), and Business class (Mercedes) and others. All the minivans have Air Conditioning. The vehicle on the picture doesn’t necessarily show the actual car but in similar class and standard.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Car Audi A8 Long (option) 2 1 537.79 537.79
English-speaking guide 2 1 300.00 300.00

13:30 14:00 Hydrofoil (Meteor)

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• The hydrofoil (Russian built Meteor) takes maximum 120 passengers and embankment opposite the State Hermitage Museum, opposite the Dekabrist Square (on special request - the Tuchkov Bridge). The trip to Peterhoff takes approximate 30 - 40 minutes and with right weather conditions the Hydrofoil will embark at the pier of Peterhoff (10 minutes walk through the park to the Palace).
• 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 to the landing upon return will include extra charges for the pre arranged transport and personnel & administration (as well as contracted coach & guide prolongation). Transfer times will be based on previous experience and will not include liability for traffic disruption or unknown re-routings not publicly advised. Navigation on Neva River Baltic Sea available only upon sea port restrictions and if weather conditions allows. Usually navigation possible from mid May to end of September beginning of October.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
One way to Peterhoff(per person) 2 2 20.00 40.00

14:30 16:30 The summer Palace & Park in Peterhoff

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• DESCRIPTION: One of the most beautiful Palaces & Palace Parks in the world! The world-famous palace, fountain and park ensemble of Peterhoff is an outstanding landmark of Russian artistic culture of the 18-19th centuries. It was founded in the 18 century by Peter the Great close to his new northern capital. Peterhoff was intended to become the most splendid official royal summer residence in the world with its 176 fountains of various forms & styles, the four cascades, the majestic palace, the gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes. The remarkable collections of sculpture, painting and works of the minor arts makes Peterhoff eran the name of The Palace of Fountains and truly unique in the world. The focal center is the Great Palace which towers above the edge of the 16-meter-high terrace. The elegant 3-story building provided with galleries and flanking blocks, the Court Church and the Coat-of-Arms Pavilion, shining with their gilded cupolas, make up the facade that extends 300m along the terrace (1.00ft). The Great Cascade serves as a magnificent pedestal for the palace. The wealth of gold, the vivid architecture, the powerful motion and roar of falling water creates the atmosphere of majesty and life-asserting festivity.
• RP RECOMMENDATIONS: If time allows - visit one of small palaces: Monplaisir, Catherine's Palace, Marli, Hermitage, the Benois museum, the Cottage and the Bath building. Peterhoff is also reachable by hydrofoils which depart from the city center and a journey of 30min one way. The duration of the visit is approx. 2 hours.
N.B.! It is very important to allocate groups in the right quantity on the way to the Peterhoff to avoid difficulties at the entrance.
• SPECIAL NOTES: Maximum capacity of the Grand Palace & the Small Palaces; Grand Palace (30 persons), Hermitage (15 persons), Museum of Benois family (30 persons), Museum of playing-cards (20 persons), Museum of collectors (30 persons), Museum of imperial bicycles (20 persons), Grottoes (15 persons), Imperial Yachts (15 persons). Shoe covers will be provided to protect the floors and are required. PHOTO & VIDEO INSIDE ARE PROHIBITED!
• WORKING HOURS: 27 APR-13 OCT. Opened: Tuesdays- Sundays 10:30 - 19:00. Last entrance to Grand Palace is at 17.30. Closed: Mondays and last Tuesday of each month.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
2014 Special opening of Grand Palace and lower park 2 2 34.42 68.84
2014 Entrance for VIP persons 2 2 161.34 322.68

17:00 18:00 Early dinner at Daniel Park restaurant

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• DESCRIPTION: Top restaurant in Pushkin, located in historical mansion of Gaicomo Quarenghi, created in 1782. Great Italian architecte used to live here, and Haute Cuisine restaurant Daniel Park was launched in 2007.
Capavity: 52 seast and summer terrasse for 60 more guests. Not a touristic place, recommended for VIP guests and groups only upon confirmation. Interior gives you a feeling of time which is stopped. Parkette floors made of oak, crystal, chairs wearing slip- covers, white tablecloves, soft and delicate lightening, all is full of peace, luxury and comfort of old private residence.
• Thera are no pretentious or bright elements - each element adds its spirit into general atmosphere of tranquillity and pacification. Chose your seat in the terrasse, or in the park, under big tent, or in the central gallery. Taste best dishes of author's cuisne by Eric Videgord, enjoying park view with a pond, benches, state of art fencing.
• The Chef Eric Videgord (born in 1960) is one of the most demanded restaurateurs in Sweden. During 18 years Eric has been arranging gastronomical leisure and experinces for the crowned persons, Swedish and world elite of cinema and music. Eric has owned and managed 10 top restaurants in Sweden. Some of these have been awared with "1 Michelin star", "The top service according to American Express", "The best bar in Sweden". Eric has been awarded with the top award of Swedish "Dagen Industri" ("Daily Industry"), and was awareded as the best somelier in Sweden. Besides that, Eric has directed own culinary show on Swedish TV and created four books.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Table reservation 2 2 5.00 10.00

Russian - Podvorie

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• TYPE OF CUISINE: Russian
• CAPACITY: five rooms: 92 seats, 76 seats, 52 seats, 30 seats, 40 seats. The Summer outdoor veranda for 130 seats.
• DESCRIPTION & LOCATION: The restaurant built in the ancient Russian style is made as a wooden village house and court. Lunch or dinner at Podvorie restaurant is a nice continuation of a walkabout or excursion in the Palaces and parks of Pavlovsk or Pushkin. Ten years of work gave this restaurant popularity and faultless reputation. Famous politicians, businessmen and artists that have been visiting the restaurant are President Vladimir Putin, the composer Rostropovich, Prince Charles, Gerhard Schroeder, Jacque Chirac and others. In the summer there is an open-air cafe located outside the wooden building and in the winter there is an outdoor skating rink and a true Russian slide.
• ADDITIONAL SERVICE: the Folklore performance – Russian Cossacks. Takes part during the meals and is included in the menu price for the groups from 20 guests. (Please kindly note that the supplement for the groups less than 20 guests will be applied.)

18:00 19:30 The Summer Palace & Park of Catherine's the Great, Pushkin

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• DESCRIPTION: Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo/ Czars Village) is 28 km away from St. Petersburg and approximate 1 hour depending on traffic, where the Catherine the Great Summer Palace is located. The palace-and-park ensemble of Czarskoye Zelo - former country residence of Russian emperors - is a fascinating monument of the world's architectural and gardening arts of the XVIII-XIX centuries. Its 3 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. 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 17th century there was a Finnish farm here at Dudorovsky eminence called "Saari mois" in Finnish language. In 1708 it became a possession of the Russian Czar, and the Finnish toponymy word "Saari mois" was transformed into "Czarskaya Mysa" that sounded more Russian. In 1708-1724 Czarskaya Mysa was the residence of Peter the Great's wife, the Empress Catherine I. From 1741 Czarskoye Zelo became the residence of the Empress Elizabeth and during her reign the architect Rastrelli created a magnificent Imperial Palace, a brilliant masterpiece of Russian baroque. Bolshoi Catherine Palace is a remarkable example of Russian baroque architecture. The existing palace was built between 1744 and 1756 by architects Zemtsov, Kvasov, Chevakinskiy, Rastrelli, Cameron, Quarenghi, Monighetti, Stasov. In the years 1811 - 1843 the Czarskoselsky Lyceum was established there, an elite school for noble families offspring's, where the great Russian poet A.S. Pushkin was educated. After revolution of 1917 the palace-and-park ensemble was made the museum, and best buildings were given to educational and health-care establishments. Because of it in 1918 the town was renamed to Detskoye Zelo (Children's Village).
• RECOMMENDATIONS: Reconstructed Amber Room in Catherine Palace of the State museum- "Czarskoe Zelo" was officially opened for the visitors on May, 31 2003 course of the meeting of the chapters and the governments of 8 conducting industrial countries of the world in St.-Petersburg. A flee market is located near the Palace.
• SPECIAL NOTES: Open: 10 am - 8 pm. Closed Tuesday’s & last Monday/month. The day before holidays open till 4 pm (1 JUN - 31 AUG entrance for tourists: 10 am - 12 pm and 16 pm - 19 pm.1 SEP - 31 MAY entrance for tourists: 10 am - 12 pm and 14 pm - 16 pm.)
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Entrance fee 2014 with photo & video permission 2 2 12.91 25.82

20:00 21:00 Balloon flight

• DESCRIPTION: A romantic sky trip for two is really cheerful and lively event. You will enjoy a thrilling flight in a balloon over the palaces and parks ensembles of Tsarskoye Selo, Pavlovsk - the most extensive landscape park in Europe - is unforgettable emotions and the ability to see the most beautiful landscapes in St Petersburg from height of the bird's flight. Pushkin town - was founded in 1710 as the country residence of Russian Tsars. Pushkin is known as one of the most gorgeous places of St. Petersburg. The palace and park ensemble of Tsarskoye Selo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
• COMMENTS: Each balloon flight is unique. Local winds are very changeable that's why when wind changes his direction for just a few degrees, place of take, route and landing will be different. Flight is possible in any time of the year. Recommended season is summer. The most amazing time is rise or sunset.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Price for (1 hour flight depending on weather conditions) 2 1 1,183.14 1,183.14

Restaurant Mansarda (suggestion for dinner)

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• CUISINE: international
• CAPACITY: 246 seats
• DESCRIPTION & LOCATION: The elegant and modern restaurant with a panorama of the historical city center is situated on the last floor of a downtown business center. The architects tried to create a cozy and at the same time, international style restaurant, using natural finishing materials such as oak, teak, and simultaneously introducing the amazing items, those that can be found in an old attic: spoons, cups, forming a special atmosphere and decorative objects. The restraunat is located in the walking distance from the St. Isaak's Cathedral, near the Yusupov Palace and the Hermitage. Open 12.00 – 01.00.
• COMMENTS: Operational hours Open 12.00 – 01.00. (DJ sets – Friday, Saturday (21.00-23.00).
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Table reservation 2 2 5.00 10.00
DAY 3

12:00 Transport & Guide Full Day and Evening

• Transport Full Day & Evening is based on 12 hours use. All additional hours are charged additionally according to drivers' journals. In the night time between 23-00 - 06-00 the rate per hour is additional 50% of the regular cost.
• Types of cars available: Executive class (Audi A8 Long white/black, Mercedes S class white/black and others) Exclusive cars (Bentley Flying Spur white, Lexus LS460 white, Jaguar XJ Long), and Business class (Mercedes) and others. All the minivans have Air Conditioning. The vehicle on the picture doesn’t necessarily show the actual car but in similar class and standard.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Car Audi A8 Long (option) 2 1 537.79 537.79
English-speaking guide 2 1 300.00 300.00

12:30 14:00 The Czars Winter Palace - Hermitage State Museum

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• DESCRIPTIONS: The State Hermitage occupies 6 magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St Petersburg. The Winter Palace - playing the leading architectural role - was the residence of the Russian Czars, that was built to the design of Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. The Winter Palace was built in 1762 for Empress Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great. Many of the palace’s impressive interiors have been remodeled after 1837, when a huge fire destroyed most of the building. The Hermitage Museum is the largest art gallery in Russia and is among the largest and most respected art museums in the world. The basic display areas of the Hermitage occupy 365 rooms in the Main Museum Complex. The Winter Palace, the Small Hermitage, the Old Hermitage and the New Hermitage display the collections of monuments of culture and art of the ancient world, Western Europe, Russia and the countries of the Orient, as well as archaeological and numismatic collections. The Hermitage Theater and the Reserve House also form part of the Main Museum Complex. The museum was founded in 1764, when Catherine the Great purchased a collection of 255 paintings from the German city of Berlin. The Hermitage’s collections include works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian, a unique collection of Rembrandt and Rubens, many French Impressionist works by Renoir, Cezanne, Manet and others, numerous canvasses by Van Gogh, Matisse, Gauguin and several sculptures by Rodin.
• SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS: See the official website on http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/html_En/04/hm4_0.html
• RP RECOMMENDATIONS: As optional you can visit Hermitage before opening or after closing hours. Early in the morning (at 9:30) or late in the evening (at 6:00 p.m.) you can have special tour with demonstration of the Peacock Clock (Peacock will spread its wings, the owl will turn and the rooster will sing). Exclusive Classical Quartet in the Pavilion Hall or Exclusive Classical Concert in the Italian Art Hall is good additional to special tour (only after 6:00 p.m.). Glass of Champaign can be arranged after concert on the staircase next to the concert rooms. N.B. Special opening is always the subject of reconfirmation of Hermitage!
• SPECIAL NOTES: Open: 10:30 am – 6 pm (ticket office till 5 pm), on Sundays 10:30 am - 5 pm (ticket office till 4 pm), on Wednesdays 10:30 am - 9 pm (ticket office till 8 pm). Closed: Mondays. Address: 34 Dvortsovaya Embankment. The earphones are required for groups more than 6 people.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
2014 Entrance fee to the Hermitage including Photo & Video permission 2 2 11.83 23.66

14:00 15:00 Restaurant Terrassa (suggestion for lunch)

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• TYPE OF CUISINE: Japanese, Italian and generally European.
• CAPACITY: 150 guests
• LOCATION & DESCRIPTION: The panoramic restaurant is located on the roof of one of the tallest buildings in St. Petersburg’s historic center, with gorgeous views at Nevsky Prospect, Kazansky Cathedral and the Spilled Blood Church. The restaurant’s uniqueness is compounded by the absolute openness of its kitchen and a huge open terrace of about 350 square meters open from May to October.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Table reservation 2 2 5.00 10.00

Biblioteka - Restaurant complex (Restaurant, Bar, Cafe, Bakery)

• DESRIPTION: Opened in April 2013, the project Biblioteka Food and the City - it is a restaurant complex with shops and restaurants. It is the author's collection of interesting dishes, tastes, books, movies, music, and art from around the world, housed on three floors of the in the historical building in the center of St. Petersburg, right on main street of the city - Nevsky Prospect. On the ground floor there is a bakery, salad bar and lunch station, as well as the American diner with a large selection of burgers. In confectionery you can taste the sweets iPolza, cooked without the use of sugar. Capacity: 180 seats. On the main staircase there is an exhibition space where you can purchase all the works if you like it - photos or paintings. On the second floor there is a restaurant with an open kitchen, where you can taste different cuisines from all over the world - Slavic, Italian, Thai, Moroccan, Middle Asian. You can not only recover strength, but also learn how to cook interesting dishes at cooking classes. There are culinary master - classes, cookbooks presentations, gourmet dining, as well as classes for children.
• CAPACITY: Capacity of the restaurant: 150 seats. On the third floor of the Biblioteka there is a Wine and Tapas Bar with Spanish and French cuisine, a bookstore "We" in which, for example, you can take the book for hire while having your lunch or dinner. Capacity of the bar: 150 seats
Also on the third floor there is a Secret Indian restaurant Apteka. Small, not for groups, rather for individuals. Very authentic Indian cuisine and unique atmosphere.

15:30 16:30 Speedboat trip through rivers and canals of St. Petersburg

DESCRIPTION: St. Petersburg was built on the delta of the River Neva and is spread out over numerous islands of varying sizes, frequently prompting the nickname the "City of 101 Islands". Boat trip on St. Petersburg's canals and waterways is one of the highlights of any visit to the city.
Basic mooring is The Green Bridge (Nevsky/Moika).Actual tour lasts 1 hour. Standart tour: Moika River-Winter Canal- Main water area of the Neva River- Fontanka River- Krukov Channel. The route can be changed according to your wishes. If you' d like to make a trip to see open bridges,an order is 2 hours minimum.There are Security explanation that are given by the guide before starting a tour and should be followed by the guests. Navigation starts at the beginning of May (depending on the ice from Ladoga Lake) and finishes at the end of September. Each time the Boat Tour is a subject of confirmation depending on the weather conditions incl level of the water in Neva River, small rivers and canals and wind.
CAPACITY:The maximum capacity of the speedboat is 10 persons; 6 persons if it's raining. If speed-riding is also 6 pax maximum.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES: WC; music equipment; a bottle of champagne and glasses can be organized.There are blankets and transparent tent on the speedboat in case of the rain.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Price 1 hour 2 1 258.14 258.14

17:00 19:00 City tour by Segway riding

• DESCRIPTIONTours are conducted by professional, certified guides in the following languages: Russian, English, German, French, Spanish and Italian. It is possible to organize tour in other languages upon your request.
Duration: approximately 2 hours (10 km). Explore scenic waterfronts, visit historic monuments, or spend your holiday going from place to place – all while effortlessly gliding on a Segway Personal Transporter (PT)? Segway Authorized Tours meet a high standard for providing customers a safe and memorable experience. They provide the highest quality tour in their area. Authorized Tour operators deliver the utmost in safety and training - providing fun instruction, smaller guide-to-glider ratio, and in-depth knowledge of technical and practical usage.
Benefits of taking a Segway Authorized Tour
•Tour operators have the latest Segway product information and training
•Tours follow Segway recommended safety guidelines promoting a smooth and safe experience
•Smaller guide-to-glider ratio enables more personal attention
•Tours are pedestrian-friendly and conform to all local regulations.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Delivery of segways to the meeting point 2 1 150.58 150.58
Rental of one segway (2 hours) 2 2 107.56 215.12

20:00 22:00 Restaurant Parusa (suggestion for dinner)

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• CUISINE: European cuisine.
• CAPACITY: The restaurant's capacity is 45 seats and 60 seats on the terrace.
• DESCRIPTION: In 2010 the restaurant Parusa won the Time Out magazine prize in the nomination "The best restaurant by the water". The restaurant is located at the St.Petersburg Yacht Club and offers the highest level of service to it's clients. The relaxing water view reminds of the marine. It's open on weekdays from 15:00 and on weekends from 12:00 till the last customer. Karaoke on Saturdays from 23:00.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Table reservation 2 2 5.00 10.00

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• CUISINE: Seafood 7 Mediterranean
• CAPACITY: Main restaurant hall - 40 seats, lobby-bar - 20 seats, summer Terassa - 120 seats (May-September).
• LOCATION: Located in the building of Central Yacht Club in Petrovskaya kosa in a unique spot combining non-hectic country lifestyle and in the same time close to city center.
• DESCRIPTION: Restaurant "More. Yachts & Seafood" offers fresh seafood, best wines from best producers and top dishes of sea cuisine. The place is loved by locals, yachts' owners all year round.
Menu includes oysters, snails, mussels, , and many kinds of fresh fish, cooked for choice: grilled, steamed, baked in salt, in aromatic herbs. The Chef combines classical dishes of Mediterranean cuisine with modern gastronomic trends. Exclusive events upon request. Address: Petrovskaya kosa, 9.

19:30 22:00 Marinsky Theatre

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• LOCATION & DESCRIPTION: The Marinsky Theater (during the Soviet time renamed to Kirov Academic Opera & Ballet Theater) is one of the biggest and oldest music theaters in Russia that is famous all over the world and for many years in competition with the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. The theater dates back to 1783 and the construction was completed in 1859 (architect A. Kavos). In October 1860 the performance of Glinka's opera "Life sacrificed for Czar" marked its inauguration. The theater was initially named after the wife of Alexander II (Maria) and many operas and ballets written by the greatest Russian composers were put on the stage of the theater historically famous ballerinas and dancers. You will surely enjoy splendid singing, magnificent costumes, scenery and the brilliant orchestra. The ballet repertoire consists of Marius Petipa's stage versions of classical Russian ballets like "Swan Lake", "Sleeping Beauty", "Nutcracker", etc.
• SPECIAL NOTES: Closed: from the end of June till the end of September and the season opens usually on October 5th. Address: 1/2 Teatralnaya Square. Valery Georgiev, one of the best orchestra conductors in the world, is the present Chief Producer of the theater and initiator of multi million dollar project building the second stage to be connected with a bridge to the others side on the canal separating the two buildings. The project is planned to be ready by 2013.
• CAPCITY: Maximum capacity is 1700 seats and the seat categories are divided in: VIP parterre (1st circle, 1st-8th rows, 13 row), Middle parterre seats (9th-12th rows, 1st-8th rows side seats), Parterre seats (14th-18th rows).
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
VIP parterre 1 circle, 1-8 row, 13 row -INDICATION price 2 2 118.31 236.62
DAY 4

Check-out and departure to the Pulkovo Airport

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• THE NEW TERMINAL: While all passengers traveling through Pulkovo will use the new terminal for check-in, international passengers will wait for their flights on the third floor of the new terminal. Domestic passengers will continue to depart from Pulkovo I once renovation has been completed. The building consists of 3 levels connected by escalators, staircases & elevators. The airport’s new 5-kilometer-long automatic baggage system that can process up to 4,800 pieces an hour eliminating needs for ground personnel. The new terminal will be equipped with 8 air bridges, which will expand to 14 after the renovation of Pulkovo I (one-third of passengers will be shuttled to their planes via bus). The new terminal will be equipped with 110 passport control desks and 88 check-in desks.
• PASSPORT: Prior to the hotel check-out please ensure that all passports and Immigration Forms that was initially stamped by immigration and hotel registration have been collected. Customs forms declared and stamped upon arrival should be originals only and declared in Red Channel (bringing back more than USD 1.500 or equivalent). Transfer from the city approx. 45 minutes - 1 hour depending on traffic. If combining the departure with an excursion to Pavlosk / Pushkin the transfer time will be approx. 20-30 minutes (all depending on traffic). Departure from the hotel 3 hours prior departure time or as agreed.
• DEPARTURE: Security check with X-ray for suitcases & hand luggage as well as personal security check prior entering the Departure Gate. Access to customs area with control of Passport and Airline Ticket prior to Red & Green Channels. Items & Paintings from 1945 or older must be officially cleared from authorities and limitations also of caviar (please note at present - Beluga Caviar is forbidden to bring to the United States) and food product restrictions. Airline Counters available in the hall as well as Paper & Magazine shop and Bar and Cafe.
• CHECK IN AREA: on two sides prior Immigration & Border Control. In case of a non-sufficient cover of Visa period a penalty will be charged at the Consular Point following the Border control.
• Please consider bigger vehicles or luggage van service in order to be on the safe side with luggage. Please kindly pay attention to the vehicles luggage capacity: Mini-van (5 seats – 4 suitcases), Sedan car (3 seats – 3 suitcases).
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Car Audi A8 Long (option) 2 1 150.58 150.58
English-speaking guide escort 2 1 125.00 125.00
PROGRAM TOTALS
  Price PP, EUR Total, EUR
TOTAL PRICE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 364.57 729.14
TOTAL PER PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT PER PERSON 211.72 423.44
TOTAL LOT PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT 1,436.05 2,872.09
ESTIMATED TOTAL PROGRAM COST 2,012.34 4,024.67
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