Petersburg: Active Team Building & Snowball fight!

HOTEL ACCOMODATION

Belmond Grand Hotel Europe (indicative rate)

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• PROPERTY DESCRIPTION & LOCATION: A cultural and culinary landmark, Grand Hotel Europe has played a central role in the life of St Petersburg for over 140 years. A truly iconic Belmond hotel, it stands on Nevsky Prospect among the city’s great architectural treasures—renowned for its impressive facade and decorative interiors.
• ACCOMMODATION & CATEGORIES: 265 rooms adorned with Russian artwork, they’re the perfect place to unwind before exploring the city. Rooms include the following categories: 88 Superior, 90 Deluxe, 18 Deluxe Art Square View, 6 Historic Room , 17 Terrace room, 13 Junior Suite Belle Chambre, Historic Junior Suite Belle Chambre, 15 One Bedroom Suite, 7 Historic One Bedroom Suite, 2 Executive Suite, 5 Historic Executive Suite, 3 Imperial Suites, 1 Presidential Suite, two accessible rooms for disabled guests fully equipped. All of rooms have mini-bar, hair-dryer, safe-box, air conditioning, LCD television with satellite reception and radio, 2 telephones with international dial facility and voice mail, Internet access, Wireless Internet, heated tiled floor in each marble bathroom.
• F&B OUTLETS: With 1 restaurant L’Europe, Caviar Bar & restaurant and outdoor summer Grand Terrace, 1 elegant Mezzanine Cafe, and a relaxing Lobby bar, every taste is catered for at Grand Hotel Europe.
• CONFERENCE & MEETING FACILITIES: Hotel offers a wide range of conference facilities. Kryscha Ballroom located on the hotel's top floor and features a beautiful stained-glass ceiling and adjoining foyer and terrace. Ideal for holding large conferences and banquets (max capacity 280 people).
There is also a self-contained center for meetings, seminars and private functions. The meeting rooms open onto the conference foyer which can be used to greet guests or for meeting breaks (max capacity 80 people).
• OTHER FACILITIES: Fleet of brand-new business class cars, state-of-the-art business center, fitness center with massage therapists, beauty salon & spa, concierge service, flower shop, shopping gallery with several high-fashion brand boutiques, exquisite chocolate pastry shop.
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Registration fee 40 0 40 4.30 172.00
Porterage (in/out) 40 0 40 6.45 258.00
Standard, single 40 3 10 139.83 4,194.90
Standard, double 40 3 15 172.09 7,744.05

W Hotel St.Petersburg (indicative rate)

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• PROPERTY DESCRIPTION & LOCATION: Make history at the first W in Eastern Europe, a tale of contemporary style romanced by St. Petersburg’s elegant traditions. Located in the city’s cultural center, you’re amidst the lavish Winter Palace, stunning Hermitage and famed Mariinsky Theater.
Make yourself at home in our cozy Living Room, where mingling and cocktails are the new social glasnost. More decadent indulgences beckon at our signature restaurant, spa and rooftop bar, where white nights unfurl over the city’s most stylish scene.
• ACCOMMODATION & CATEGORIES: 137 guest rooms and suites offer a sensational swirl of high-energy interiors, vivid design, cutting-edge technology and uniquely modern amenities to fulfill every wish. The signature W bed and our W pillow menu make the sweetest dreams, while our Bliss® sinkside six soothe all the senses. So revel in magnificence when you roam away from home. The Spectacular views of St. Petersburg complete this roomy space, where high style meets the high life in this high society of sophistication. (33 - 37 sq.m). Suites Available, Connecting Rooms Available,32" Flat Screen Television, W Pillow Menu
• F&B OUTLETS: Lounge, snack and drink in the Living Room. Dine any meal of the day at miX in St. Petersburg, where imaginative cuisine fuses with signature cocktails and an impressive wine list. Or indulge in a creative drink and light bite at miXup Bar while a top DJ spins the soundtrack. In the summer months, the scene amps up to include the outdoor miXup Terrace overlooking the Neva River and electric cityscape. 24-hour in-room dining dreamed up by Chef Ducasse promises all-hours indulgence, whether you’re looking for an energizing breakfast, epicurean three-course meal or late-night bite.
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Porterage (in/out) 40 0 40 5.00 200.00
Registration fee 40 0 40 7.53 301.20
Wonderful room (king size bed), single 40 3 10 150.58 4,517.40
Wonderful room (king size bed), double 40 3 15 185.00 8,325.00
DAY 1

Pulkovo Arrival New Terminal

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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 - Coach (45 seats) 40 1 200.00 200.00
English speaking guide 40 1 125.00 125.00

Check-In at the hotel

• DESCRIPTION: Regular Check-In: Please ensure that every passenger has the passport and Immigration card in their hand upon arrival as these will be handed in at the reception desk. Every room has to sign for their respective registration and usually also a print of the Credit Card for extra charges if not accepted to the master bill of the organizer or ground handler in advance. The immigration document must be officially registered and passport kept at the reception until the evening or the following morning what is convenient. Please note that the Immigration card will be delivered upon departure and without registration at the hotel or at "Ovir" - complications will appear at the Passport / Border Point and a fine will usually apply and needed to be paid at the consular point of the airport.
• HOSPITALITY CHECK-IN (pre-ordered): Pre-registered rooms and private check-in for Incentive groups at the separate hospitality desk if confirmed and requested in advance. Please ensure that every passenger have the passport and Immigration card in their hand upon arrival. Keys from the rooms will be sorted in alphabetical order of the clients and displayed on a dedicated desk/ area. Extras of the guests should be guaranteed either by Russkie Prostori or credit card of tour-leader prior the group arrival in order not to ask credit card from each guest. Full credit guests' list should be provided to Russkie Prostori 1 week prior the group arrival. Every passenger needs to sign for the rooms passports with visas will be taken by the hotel and should be recollected by Tour leader or advices to the client when available (usually in the evening / or following morning).
• REGISTRATION: According to Russian Immigration Policy, each person, entering Russian Federation should be register in OVIR (Visa and Register Department) within 72 hours (3 days). After the check in, the hotel will make registration. Registration stamp will put on a paper attached to the visa, saying that you are register for living at the hotel for the exact period of time.

Optional: Ice Check-In with hotel keys and small bottles of vodka in ice-cubes

• DESCRIPTION: The guests will be getting the keys for the hotel rooms in ice cubes, including small bottles of vodka and matryoshka dolls. In order to take the keys and vodka out the delegates will need to work on it- by means of small hammer, provided per each person, the ice cubes should be smashed. This very eccentric, ice check-in can be combined with welcome cocktail at the hotel, balalaika trio band accompaniment and bread & salt welcome.
• COMMENTS: Along with the an impressive impact and unforgettable memories from the check-in for the guests, this idea makes sense to enable the luggage distribution in the hotel's rooms. Needless to say, that the technology of cubes freezing takes time, therefore the hotel key are required for freezing 6 hours in advance. Basically, there is no limit for the group quantity, however, the bigger is the group, the more time for freezing in advance is required.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Frozen ice cube (with hotel keys and small bottle of vodka inside) 40 40 40.00 1,600.00
Shot of welcome vodka 40 40 10.00 400.00

20:00 22:00 Russian Welcome Dinner in restaurant RestoraN

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• CUSINE: Russian cuisine with an international touch. People are especially attracted by shop-window "Russian table" offering choice of traditional cold snacks. A selection of home made vodka with various flavors can be provided for degustation and as a selection during the meal.
• CAPACITY: There are 4 halls visually divided by curtains, for up to 200 guests. The most distant halls has a big fireplace. The privatization of the restaurant is required in case the entertainment during lunch/dinner is incorporated.
• DESCRIPTION: Popular Russian restaurant, located in the historical center nearby Palace bridge close to Zoological museum and Kunstkamera, in 5 minutes drive from Hermitage which is located on the opposite side of Neva river. "RestoraN" was opened in January 2000 and renovated in 2010. Prestigious magazine "Conde Nast Traveler" included "RestoraN" in 100 of top restaurants on the planet as a place keeping traditions of Russian table. Minimalist style designed by one of the top designers in Saint-Petersburg with a rustic interior, wooden floors, wooden furniture. Tablecloth made of canvas, simple style crockery, heavy old sideboards and mirrors, candles lighting the plastered walls. Address: Tamozhennij per. 2.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Dinner from...(choose from 2 alterantives) 40 40 45.17 1,806.80
Russian style dinner-2, 2014 (sample) 40 40 75.29 3,011.60
Dry Red or White Wines, 2014 40 1 7.31 7.31
Mineral water (bottles) 0.33l, 2014 40 1 3.66 3.66
Russian beer (bottles) 0.5l, 2014 40 1 6.45 6.45

- Actors/Artists: Bread & Salt Ceremony

• BACKGROUND: The Traditional Russian Welcome Ceremony with Russian Bread Karavay & Salt. This is one of the oldest Russian traditions in the countryside to greet dear guests with freshly baked bread and the precious salt. It 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. A cellar of salt was placed on top of the bread or set in a hole cut into the top of the bread. 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. Nowadays, it is popular to welcome official guests while national festivities, government receptions, openings of new exhibition and entertainment centers. It is interesting to note that upon his return to Russia on May 27, 1994, Alexander Solzhenitsyn was greeted with the traditional bread and salt.
• DESCRIPTION: A couple (man and woman) dressed in Russian national, folklore costumes is serving round Bread & Salt, while a musical band (folklore trio) is playing and singing. The Ceremony is perfect in combination with the welcome reception during check - in with possible glass of champagne or a shot of Russian vodka. Duration of the entertainment 20-30 min.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Woman & Man dressed in folklore costumes with Bread & Salt 40 1 400.00 400.00
Supplement for Folklore Trio 40 1 550.00 550.00

- Performance: Zapoy - Hussars & Vodka Interruption

• DESCRIPTION: Special Vodka Menus will be placed on all seats with the brand name of each vodka that will be served and five traditional toasts in Cyrillic, phonetic Russian and in local language of choice. A Guard Post Cabin will be placed in the room with an artist in costume hidden in the cabin with a bottle and a glass. Waiters will serve a slightly smaller shoot of vodka by tray service. A Swiss Clock (a Ko-Koo Clock with extended Sound equipment installed on the Cabin) will sound & the guard will march straight out in the middle of the room exactly each 20 min, stop and turn towards the group, step hard on the floor and announce the toasts described on the vodka menu before returning in hiding in the cabin again.
• COMMENT: The idea is to go from total confusion (first toast) to complete delight and cheering for the fifths and last shoot). Possible culmination: following the fifth toast a Cossack group can be added (15min) & perform Cossack dance followed by the song “Kalinka” and an invitation for everybody to dance with the artists!
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
5 Shot of different Russian vodka with menu (half shots 30gr) per person 40 40 21.00 840.00
Cossack dancing group (15 minutes) 40 1 1,800.00 1,800.00
Folklore trio, performing during the dinner (2 hours) 40 1 500.00 500.00
Guard in Hussars Uniform and Guard post (Construction with clock) 40 1 950.00 950.00
Zapoi with Cossacks dancing in all 4 halls of RestoraN (15 minutes) 40 1 2,500.00 2,500.00

- Performance: Cossack Dance Show

• DESCRIPTION: Cossack Dance Show is performance of traditional Cossack Russian folk dance routine consisting acrobatic tumbles, jumps, breathtaking spins and leaps and the infamous Cossack kicks! • Kazaki are better known outside of Russia as Cossacks (Turkish word meaning Outlaw, Adventurer or freebooter/freeman). Kazaki (Cossacks) are first mentioned in the 15th century as freedom-loving ex- serfs, Tatars and descendants of Scythian warriors living on the open plains of southern Ukraine and Russia's Don River basin. The Cossacks of Russia were legendary horsemen and warriors, but it was really through their music and dance that they unleashed their relentless energy and passion for life and freedom. Unrivaled in their field, the Cossack Dance Show captivate audiences with the ultimate in folklore presentation. It is a truly remarkable performance, rich in energy, passion and excitement that will leave a lasting memory of a truly remarkable evening's entertainment.
• DURATION: The duration of the performance is about 20-25 minutes (depending on client’s wish). Highly recommended as entertainment for Russian folklore dinners or events and as a perfect combination with Vodka tasting theme. Usually the dancing group includes 8 couples, but the size of the group can be changed depending on venue.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Cossack Dance Show (8 couples) 40 1 2,500.00 2,500.00
Extra sound equipment 40 1 500.00 500.00

19:30 22:30 Transport Evening (Hotel-Restaurant-Hotel)

• Please note due to the traffic situation and according to Russkie Prostori Quality Standards - all transportation is ordered 30 minutes prior to use to ensure exact departure. Guides will be available 15 minutes prior to dispatching of the coaches Transportation in according to stated time and hours can be used with or without guide. We recommend to have assistance to enable assistance with translation - non English speaking drivers - and providing general help and explanations. Surcharge after midnight hour according to specification below.
• Transport Evening service Hotel-Restaurant-Hotel is based on 4 hours of transport 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.
• Regarding assistance of guides/hostesses during dinner: an additional cost for the meals of drivers & guides might be charged. Beverages in the bus (mineral water) will be supplied only upon extra order.
• Please note restrictions of drinking and eating in some vehicles. In case of more than three (3 coaches/vehicles) we strongly recommend an additional "runner" providing service and coordination at each stop and arrival (assistance with parking, tickets, forgotten things advising correct bus and items not provided by guides at the time). NB! The vehicles presented on the pictures above are samples of vehicles used but not necessarily provided during the actual transportation confirmed.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transport - Coach (45 seats) 40 1 200.00 200.00
English speaking guide 40 1 125.00 125.00
Transport surcharge after 23:00 p/hour 40 1 60.00 60.00
Guide Suppliment after midnight / hour 40 1 80.00 80.00

• Pillow Gifts

• Russian souvenirs reflect the national character and soul of Russian people so exactly and bright that you can enjoy looking at and studying them endlessly. Lively, carved and painted figurines, nesting dolls, birch boxes and accessories, Gzhel and Majolica Ceramics, Mstera, Kholuy, Palekh and Fedoskino wooden boxes, tin soldiers, clocks, wooden figures are to everyone's liking.
• These examples of great Russian culture will decorate your house and bring you back memories of Russia. Looking for something unusual and yet beautiful? Our Russian Souvenirs Store offers you highly artistic articles handcrafted by gifted masters. In every piece you will find reflections of millennium long traditions of Russian folk and decorative art. Every item will make a great addition to any collection or a perfect gift for any occasion.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Military Fur hat - from ... 40 40 25.00 1,000.00
POSADSKY RUSSIAN SCARFS / SHAWLS - from ... 40 40 20.00 800.00
Valenki from .. 40 40 55.00 2,200.00
Fur hat (rabbit) from… 40 40 64.53 2,581.20
DAY 2

10:00 13:00 Get to know St.Petersburg with IPad Interactive City Quest - 5 teams per 8 persons

• DESCRIPTION: A walk through the town at a quick pace looking for clues and parts of a disappeared formula. With the iPads or mobile devices, received by each team the instructor will not only navigate teams on their way, but also help them to collect pieces of information and clues. It will succumb to your talents and communication skills, your logic and sharp mind, initiative and your ability to work together as a team travelling around the city, making photos, following the clues. Common practice is for the participants to communicate with locals, both unsuspecting and assistants placed being prepared for it . Sometimes finding them in public places interview them and sometimes the goal is to persuade as much by-passers as possible to join your team for a while and make a group photo with a company logo. You will sampling local food, looking for secret codes in authentic cafés, browsing for the most interesting souvenir. The iPad will assist the participants not to forget about the main features of the place.
• COMMENTS: Players will be divided in teams in advance, via the series of intriguing short messages on their mobile devices. In the morning, right before the game, our expert will hold a brief 15-minute coaching, and after going through «training stage», each team will follow their individual route, visiting sights and accomplishing various creative and intellectual challenges.
• The Event «HQ» instructor at the finish mark will follow all the teams by GPS, chatting online when necessary for corrective routes, creating the feel of unseen presence and support. A summarizing and debriefing will take place at chosen location where everyone will see the photos and reports the teams made on their journey and winners in different nominations will receive their awards.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Administrative fee 40 1 600.00 600.00
Actors, agents on different spots (depending on numbers of actors involved - indicationally) 40 1 700.00 700.00
Group 30-90 persons: 6-8 persons in each 40 40 114.01 4,560.40

10:00 13:00 Get to know St. Petersburg & Peter & Pauls Fortress

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• DESCRIPTION / ROUTE: An introduction tour of the city with its five and a half million people and the main attractions in the center along the impressive Boulevard "Nevsky Prospect" with buildings, palaces, Churches, Cathedrals, shopping areas. You will pass the many Canals and as well the view of the many beautiful palaces facing the Neva River. Since the creation in 1703 as a small fortification at the present Peter & Paul Fortress the city of myths and mystery was build on a flat march land by architects and prisoners of wars. The whole sophisticated development of St. Petersburg is materialized in its palaces and temples, park ensembles, street labyrinths and multistories houses and as a master plan of Venice of the North and Amsterdam. During the tour we will get acquainted with the rather small and concentrated city center (around the Nevsky Prospect, Neva River, St. Isaacs Square and peter & Paul Fortress with its many canals and bridges and land marks such as St. Isaacs Cathedral, The Church on Spilled Blood, the Kazan Cathedral, the Singer Sewing machine Head Quarters- today the House of books - Dom Knigi, the Neva River, The Hermitage to mentioned a few of the possible spots that you will be surrounded of.
• MAIN ATTRACTION: The tour includes a visit to Peter & Paul Fortress is considered to be the birthplace of St Petersburg, since it was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great as the beginning of the city. The Cathedral of St. Peter & Paul is the main part of the fortress complex. It took 21 years to build it and is the burial place of the Czars beginning from Peter the Great. The remains of Nicholas II and his family were buried here on the 17th of July 1998.
• RP RECOMMENDATIONS: It is also possible to walk up to the Fortress Murals, from where a wonderful panoramic view of the city opens up. The impressive facades of numerous Palaces include 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 Palace of the Russian Czars (Winter Palace).
• SPECIAL NOTES: Closed on Wednesdays. Opened 11:00-18:00. On Tuesdays till 17:00. Actual visit 1 hr. During the tour several picture stops are done as well as an eventual opportunity to stop for souvenirs if time allows.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
2014 Bus entrance and parking in the fortress - 1 bus 40 2 10.76 21.52
Entrance fee 2014 40 40 5.38 215.20
Supplement for the entrance to the Fortress Murals 2014 40 40 4.30 172.00
2014 Minivan entrance and parking in fortress (less 8 persons) 40 1 8.60 8.60

13:00 14:30 Lunch in view restaurant Terrassa

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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
Menu from... 40 40 86.05 3,442.00

15:00 17:15 Hermitage Secret Mission

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• DESCRIPTION: Have you read Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown? Did you like it? We are inviting you to break Da Vinci code. But now location is different – It is The State Hermitage - the biggest Art Museum in the world after Louvre. We will divide group for smaller teams and give the map of the Hermitage where certain places will be marked (it can be pictures, statues and “agents”). Participants of the game will have to find these places using map. Meeting agents, teams have to give answer to their questions and after that get envelope with next task. The aim is to find a masterpiece of Da Vinci!
• COMMENT: Hermitage Secret Mission is a very good alternative to standard Hermitage Tour, nice team-building program for people who is interesting in art.
• DURATION: Duration of the program is 2-3 hours (depending on chosen scenario). Day off: Monday (Special Opening is possible). Recommended size of the group: 15-20 persons for 1 guide.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Administartive charge 40 1 400.00 400.00
Entrance fee to the museum per person 40 40 11.83 473.20
Maps of the Hermitage provided to each guest: 40 40 6.00 240.00

15:00 17:15 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 40 40 11.83 473.20
Earphones rent for tour (if group more than 6 guests) 2013 40 40 4.00 160.00

17:30 Arrival to the hotel, free time at leisure. Departure for dinner at 19:00

19:30 22:00 Dinner in restaurant Mansarda with fantastic view in St.Isaaks Cathedral

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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
Dinner from... 40 40 82.00 3,280.00

10:00 22:30 Transport & English speaking guide

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transport - Coach (45 seats) 40 2 700.00 1,400.00
English speaking guide 40 2 275.00 550.00
Transport Surcharge after midnight p/hour 40 1 60.00 60.00
Guides addtional Suppleiment after midnight 40 1 80.00 80.00
Additional guides 10:00-18:00 40 3 195.00 585.00
DAY 3

10:00 Departure from the hotel

11:00-14:00 Yukigassen - Snowball Fight incl lunch

• DESCRIPTION: It’s a Winter Combat, call it Snow Dodge ball, or call it an Old Fashioned Snowball Fight! No matter what you call it, it will be the most fun you’ll ever have with your friends, team-mates or co-workers. It’s called Yukigassen – Japanese for “Snow Battle” or “Sneschnie Boi” in Russian. A Team consists of 1 Coach and no more than 9 registered players. Of the 9 players, 7 are active players and 2 are substitute players. One period is 3 minutes with 3 periods per a Match. Players may directly hand snowballs to one another, place snowballs on the court for later use or roll snowballs to one another. The rules are based on the Official Rules & Regulations for all sanctioned Yukigassen events. Event Officials have the authority to make necessary changes to these rules & regulations to ensure a successful and safe event experience for players, teams, spectators, organizers and the environment
• OFFICIALLY GRADED & LISCENCED YUKIGASSEN REFEERES: Will give the instructions and rule explanation to each team prior the game.
• RECOMMENDED LOCATIONS. The are can basically be anywhere having the right proportions and seize. A tent with heating system will be arranged in order to reach the correct temperature for making the snowballs.
• HELEMTS: Must be officially approved Yukigassen helmets with protect cover for the face
• SNOWBALL MACHINES: Must be officially approved according to obtain the correct seize of snow balls
• CLOTHING: Winter cloath for the right tepmerature (no spike shoes) official Helmet in
team colour, in addition to the numbers signes and identification of each team
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Equipment rental 40 1 1,500.00 1,500.00
Musical equipment, DJ, speaker 40 1 1,450.00 1,450.00
Rescue service 40 1 750.00 750.00
Staff 40 1 1,400.00 1,400.00
Venue preparation 40 1 950.00 950.00
Venue rental - indicational price. deneds on date, size of the group etc 40 1 4,500.00 4,500.00
T-shirts (with client logo) 40 40 23.00 920.00
Prizes, medals 40 40 20.00 800.00
Cup for teams 40 1 500.00 500.00

10:00 15:00 Transport & English speaking guide

• Please note due to the traffic situation and according to Russkie Prostori Quality Standards - all transportation is ordered 30 minutes prior to use to ensure exact departure. Guides will be available 15 minutes prior to dispatching of the coaches Transportation in according to stated time and hours can be used with or without guide. We recommend to have assistance to enable assistance with translation - non English speaking drivers - and providing general help and explanations. Surcharge after midnight hour according to specification below.
• Transport Evening service Hotel-Restaurant-Hotel is based on 4 hours of transport 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.
• Regarding assistance of guides/hostesses during dinner: an additional cost for the meals of drivers & guides might be charged. Beverages in the bus (mineral water) will be supplied only upon extra order.
• Please note restrictions of drinking and eating in some vehicles. In case of more than three (3 coaches/vehicles) we strongly recommend an additional "runner" providing service and coordination at each stop and arrival (assistance with parking, tickets, forgotten things advising correct bus and items not provided by guides at the time). NB! The vehicles presented on the pictures above are samples of vehicles used but not necessarily provided during the actual transportation confirmed.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transport - Coach (45 seats) 40 2 335.00 670.00
English speaking guide 40 2 150.00 300.00
Transport surcharge after 23:00 p/hour 40 1 60.00 60.00
Guide Suppliment after midnight / hour 40 1 80.00 80.00

Transfer to the hotel, At Leisure (half-day). Optional activities:

• DESCRIPTION: Recommended shopping: Russian watches, scarves, fabrics, handicrafts, fur hats, souvenirs, glassware, crystal, Russian CD, paintings, caviar, lacquer boxes, amber, Matrushka, Russian Champagne, wine, Brandy.
• COMMENTS: Shops are also open on Saturdays and Sundays in the Nevsky Prospekt, Bolshaya Konjushenaya. Main Department stores are 'Passage', 'Gostiny Dvor', Painters' Market, Flea Market, bookshops, glass shops, fur shops etc.

1/ Ice-Fishing (30min)

• DESCRIPTION: Enjoy short winter fishing on the firm ice of picturesque lakes or rivers in the Saint-Petersburg suburbs and Leningrad region. There are many beautiful lakes in Leningrad region for Ice-Fishing, such as Gladyshevskoe, Ulovnoje, Vysokinskoe, Borisovskoe, Pionerskoe lakes, Kolokoltsevo bay, Vuoksa river, Ladoga lake, Pashosero, Pravdinskoe lake, Krasavitsa lake etc. By guests' arrival, a huntsman will drill holes in advance. Guests will be provided with a short instruction. Do not forget to put on warm clothes and footwear for the tour.
• COMMENT: Big catches not guaranteed, but count on a lot of fun! Hot tea, Russian bubliks (bread rings) will be served as well as a shot of vodka for getting warm. A "fisherman’s lunch" will be cooked on open fire. Transfer by Russian 4WD cars is possible to organize. Upon request, a fish soup will be cooked on the campfire right on a riverbank.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Hot tea and bubliki, shot of vodka 40 40 12.00 480.00
Rental of the equipment 40 40 25.00 1,000.00
Suppliment for fish soup 40 40 20.00 800.00

2/ Russian Winter Day: - Winter Rally (4WD) with Russian Military Jeeps

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• DESCRIPTION: To feel the real Russian Winter, we suggest you to visit the Russian Country Side: the bus will bring the group to one of the Picturesque lakes of the St. Petersburg region (40 minutes), where they may participate in Winter Rally (see the description below), Ice Fishing and Ice Sculpturing in circiut. Also skiing or skating on the lake.In a middle of the program, the BBQ lunch with Tea from real Russian SAMOVAR will be offered. Outdoor BBQ includes Fish and Shashlik (grilled meat) and light beverages, tea/coffee in the forest followed by a Russian Banya (sauna) experience.During the BBQ the Folklore group will perform with the elements of russian winter games. To keep the warmth, we suggest to wear Russian special winter boots - VALENKI.
• COMMENT: Winter Rally: Driving on a winter road/tracks or lake with Russian brand new 4WD UAZ,according to a marked routing, over Ice, snow track roads and some difficult moments… Followed by a Russian Banya (sauna) experience. As remarks of our being there, by the end of the program the group will devide in smaller ones and will make snow maids to celebrate Russian Winter!
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
B-b-q with tea from Russian SAMOVAR 40 40 35.00 1,400.00
Route preparation and administartive charge 40 1 1,000.00 1,000.00

3/ Skiing and snowboarding in "Igora" winter resort

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•DESCRIPTION: IGORA is the fist international-class hospitable ski resort in Leningrad region for those who love outdoor adventure, only 54 km away. Comfort and many recreational and entertainment options for anyone. Adrenaline-pumping downhill skiing, ultimate relaxation in our SPA, intimacy and seclusion in cosy cottages, and live music in the restaurants with some of the most scenic views you have ever seen. "Le Chalet" restaurant of Swiss Fine Dining, Grand Café and Bistro restaurant offer best dishes of European and Russian cuisine and wide selection of wines.
• HOTEL: Igora hotel has 50 standard double rooms and one junior suite. In the Double room: two single beds, two bedside tables, wardrobe, coffee table, TV rack, TV set; bathroom with shower booth; telephone and multi-channel interactive TV. Igora has a SPA center and an indoor swimming pool, designed for ultimate relaxation all year round. Package and personalized spa programs for stress relief, and for physical and mental recovery: relaxation, fitness exercises, rejuvenation and figure shaping. Cosmetic spa packages available for both ladies and gentlemen.
• Cottages with 2 or 3 bedrroms are built from glued woodblocks, on top of central heating, the cottages have individual electric heating and heated floors. Each cotrtage has a kitchen with stove, fridge and microwave oven; Sauna and fireplace; Plasma screen TV, VCR and DVD player; Multi-channel interactive TV; Internal telephone; Individual bathroom off of each bedroom; Drying cabinets.
IGORA boasts the highest hill and some of the longest slopes in the Leningrad Region with a maximum incline of 120 m. Artificial snow makers assure the perfect quality of ski slopes in any weather. Artificial snow has higher endurance than compacted natural snow, so it has a higher skier throughput. Slopes are groomed by 2 snowcats (Bombardier BR-275 snow compacting machines).
Igora offers ski runs for different skill levels: from beginner to expert.
• Main slopes: Slope #1; for training; length: 150 m; incline: 2 m, Slope #2; length: 650 m; incline: 100 m, Slope #3; length: 540 m; incline: 100 m, Slope #4; length: 530 m; incline: 100 m, Slope #5; length: 560 m; incline: 100 m, Slope #6; length: 1210 m; incline: 120m, Slope #7; length: 260 m; incline: 50 m, Slope #8; length: 270 m; incline: 50 m, Slope #9: inner tube sledding track.
• A skating rink 40 meters long and 20 m across, Bots & skates for rent.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
price P/P 2 hrs 40 40 35.00 1,400.00
professional assistance (instructor) per hour 40 1 70.00 70.00

20:00 22:30 Farewell Dinner in restaurant Tsar

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• CUISINE: Interantional / Russian
• CAPACITY: 75 persons. Recommended for groups up to 40 persons. Credit cards accepted.
• DESCRIPTION: Located in the centre of St-Petersburg near Nevsky prospect, in historical mansion of Ivan Shuvalov and is popular among high society people. This venue gives its guests the opprtunity to make a trip to Imperial Russia of 19-20 century and to try a piece of Tsar's life. Menu disturbes your imagination and suggests variety of rare in modern life dishes. There is a good collection of wine that can satisfy every guest. The wine card here is perfectly designed by Denis Mikhailov - the professional chief sommelier of the holding.
• Tsar hosts high level events such as gastronomic performances, fashion shows, parties with Russian and foreign pop stars held here. Careful choice of meals, specially trained personnel, inus cultural and worldly, formal and at the same time luxurious atmosphere – this is what the guests might enjoy! Address: Sadovaya street, 12.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Dinner from... 40 40 90.35 3,614.00

19:30 23:00 Transport Evening (Hotel-Restaurant-Hotel)

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transport - Coach (45 seats) 40 2 200.00 400.00
English speaking guide 40 2 125.00 250.00
Transport surcharge after 23:00 p/hour 40 1 60.00 60.00
Guide Suppliment after midnight / hour 40 1 80.00 80.00

Yusupoff Palace Gala Dinner - New Year Party

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• DESCRIPTION: 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 unique West European works of art as well as musical instruments of the 19th century adorn the palace interior. The gem of the palace is the unique Domestic Theater built in the Baroque style as a miniature of the world-known Mariinsky Theater. The palace has a historical meaning since the night of 16-17 December 1916, when Gregory Rasputin, who was very close to the family of Emperor Nicholas II, was murdered here by a group of monarchists, including Prince Felix Yusupov. The exhibition dedicated to Gregory Rasputin is set up in the original rooms where the tragedy took place.
• The price for the gala function, specified below is valid till midnight (24:00). Supplement for after midnight hours is EUR 700 per each hour. The rental price of the Palace for the gala functions for Russian public holidays might be 50 % more (January 01,02,07; February 23; March 08; May 01,02,09; June 12; November 07; December 12).
• CAPACITY: The following halls can be considered for the evening function: Theater (178 guests): private performance of Russia ballet (20-30 min) - 450 sq.m. The Preziosa Hall (100 guests): for cocktail (30min) - 165 sq.m. White Column Room (150 guests): for the Gala-Dinner - 445 sq.m. Mirror room (30-40 guests): for the Gala-Dinner (small groups); max 48 guests (4 tables for 12 guests).
• SCENARIO: The following scenario is recommended for gala dinner function: 18:45 departure from hotel, 19:00 Arrival to the Yusupov Palace, 19:00–19:45 tour around the palace with Rasputin room visit (depending on the evening concept we can skip Rasputin Room and some of the interiors); 19:45-20:15 Welcome Cocktail in the Precioza room (recommended entertainment: Harp player OR Classical Quartet) 20:15–20:45 Private ballet performance in the Palace Theater, 20:45-23:00 Dinner in the White column room (recommended entertainment: Classical Quartet, Child Prodigy, Opera soloist, Male choir), 23:00 Departure form the Palace
• RECOMMENDATIONS: Stage construction is not required as soon as stage is already installed in the Theater and White Column Hall. Light & Sound should be installed additionally depending on the entertainment and dinner concept in White Column Hall and Precious or Mirror rooms.Recommended entertainment: Classical style.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Yusupoff palace exclusive rental fee (ESTIMATED) 40 1 25,000.00 25,000.00
Catering (Menu 3 courses) 40 40 115.00 4,600.00

New Year in Russian style

• New Year is the main holiday of the year in Russia– the most welcome and the most beautiful one, rich in history, fascinating traditions and amusing customs. Amongst the most popular New Year symbols is a New Year's Tree called Novogodnaya Yolka which is topped with a bright star and decorated with various sweets. Another popularly celebrated New Year tradition is the arrival of Ded Moroz or Father Frost and his granddaughter Snegurochka the snow girl. They bring in New Year presents for the good children and keep them under the New Year's Tree. Children sing a song to make Father Frost happy.
• It will be exciting experience to celebrate New Year in Russia any time of winter you wish and to become a little childe for a while. the guests will arrive to the venue where the New Year's tree will be (it can be made of ice by request). Costumed Ded Moroz with Snegurochka will meet and greet hte guests upon arrivla. Usually New Year festival is accompanied by music, songs and dance. Folk group weared russian traditional costumes will performe some music and songs. To get a gift from them you should sing song or dance or to show your resourcefulness and performe something else.
• Then Ded Moroz and Snegurochka can organize games or competitions. Champagne and hot Samovar with tea and bublicks (traditional Russian round bakes) for Russian welcome. The dinner and decoration in Russian Style. Fireworks finish the dinner.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Costumed artists - Ded Maroz, Snegurochka, speaking English 40 1 1,100.00 1,100.00
Magician for small tricks during the welcome 40 1 750.00 750.00
Folk group 40 1 1,650.00 1,650.00
Champagne, tea and bublicks for welcome 40 40 25.00 1,000.00
Fireworks (5 min) 40 1 2,500.00 2,500.00
New Year Tree - indicational 40 1 2,000.00 2,000.00
New Year's ice tree 40 1 3,000.00 3,000.00

Winter Fairy-tale & Furs Fashion Show Afternoon (half-day)

• Mokhovaya street, 3 and Summer Garden in the city center Traditional fancy dress performance in the Russian Izba interior with the active guest participation (dances,songs,Christmas divination/games 50 min). Tea drinking from samovars & old fashioned table services.
• 2nd part - outside snow games, Christmas fair and a real furs fashion show arranged in Summer Garden - Peter the Greats Summerpalace park. Fireworks in the darkness of Russian Winter. Max 100 pax. Outside with samovar tea drinking for up to 300 guests.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Fashion show - technical installations 40 1 516.95 516.95
Inside and outside performance p/p 40 40 17.72 708.80
Russian shapka (fur hat) / scarf as a gift to the guests 40 40 22.16 886.40
Summer Garden privatised for the guests 40 1 738.50 738.50
Tea with Russian snacks 40 40 10.34 413.60
Winter Garden entrance fee per person 40 40 4.43 177.20
Ilumminations and fireworks - from 40 1 1,624.70 1,624.70
DAY 4

09:00 Check-Out of the hotel

• Please do not forget to instruct the Reception about wake-up calls, ensuring yourself about passports and Immigration Forms (that had been stamped by Immigrations and by hotel registration) taken from the hotel reception. Ensure correct and coordinated breakfast, luggage pull and bell service. Also provide time for individual payment at the reception for extra room charge.
• A questionnaire will be given to you and we kindly ask you to fill in during transfer and hand over to our representative at the airport prior to departure.
• If combining the departure with an excursion to Pavlosk / Pushkin the transfer time will be approx. 25-40 minutes (all depending on traffic). Departure from the hotel 3 hours prior departure time or as agreed.
• Official check out time in Russia is 12 p.m. Latest check out is a subject of confirmation and should be discussed in advance.

10:00 11:30 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 40 40 12.91 516.40
RP assistance (recommended for 2 and more buses for the group) 40 1 100.00 100.00

12:00 13:30 Russian farewell lunch in restaurant Podvorie with wine, vodka and folk entertainment

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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.)
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Lunch -2014 40 40 41.00 1,640.00
Welcome drink -3 40 1 5.50 5.50

14:00 15:30 The Summer Palace & Park of Pavlovsk

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• DESCRIPTIONS: The town of Pavlovsk is famous for its palace and park ensemble, it is located 26 km to the south of Saint Petersburg it is one of the most beautiful and famous suburbs of St-Petersburg.
Among the great historic-cultural complexes in the environs of St-Petersburg the latest to be created was Pavlovsk. It is one of the most beautiful and biggest in Europe English Landscape Parks. The collection of sculptures ranks among the richest in the country. Its fame rests on the splendor of the palace with its classical architecture, its sumptuous interiors and great art collections, and on the beauty of the spacious park, which covers around 1,500 acres and is one of the country's largest and most picturesque. Park surrounds the Summer Palace of Russian Czar – Paul, built by the order or his mother Russian Czarina – Catherine the Great. A country residence of the Russian imperial family, it was created by a succession of outstanding architects, painters and sculptors within a relatively short span of time: begun around 1780, it was virtually completed by 1825.The construction of the palace and park ensemble was entrusted to Charles Cameron in 1777 and completed in the late 1820ths. With the latest touch made by the architect Shtakhenshnaider in 1843-44 the Pavlovsky Palace achieved the appearance it has now.
The interiors of the Palace are fabulous. The private rooms have now their original interior and all the furniture and the Emperors and his wifes belongings remain untouched. The Pavlovsky Palace rooms are full of pieces of art which make up a fine collection of paintings, furniture, sculptures and china sets. The artworks were bought by the Emperor and his wife themselves when traveling to Europe.
• SPECIAL NOTES: Closed Friday’s & first Monday of a month. Open: 10:00-17:00, a day before holiday till 16:00. Actual visit 1,5 hr.
• RP RECOMMENDATIONS: Specially arranged retro train transfer is possible one way from Vitebski station and Russian first railroad.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Entrance fee 2014 40 40 10.76 430.40

- Horse sledge ride in Pavlovsk Park

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• The Russian Troika appeared in the 18th century with the development of postal service. It quickly became popular for high speed, fatigue endurance, good cargo capacity and good maneuverability. Three-horse teams transported couriers, mail and passengers and the horses were harnessed to sleighs, wagons and carts but never to coaches. Foreigners who tried riding a troika, all said that the experience was unforgettable for the breath-taking speed of such a dashing ride. The Russian troika, incarnating the generous Russian soul and nature, turned into a symbol of Russia.
• The Russian troika was compared to a musical instrument. A traditional three-horse team boasted more than 100 bells — on the bridle, on the saddle and inside the many harness brushes. Each bell sounded different thanks to the skillful masters, who made the ringing tones minor and major.
After the tour around the museum, the harnessed horses will wait the group to take around the picturesque Pavlovsk park and to bring to the Restaurant for the lunch.
• The ride takes about 15 - 20 minutes. Before the Troikas a shot of vodka with sushki (dried cookies) may be served (supplement). At one and the same time maximum 30 pax may participate in the Troika Horse ride int he park. The itinerary of riding may be changed due to the weather conditions in the park.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
1 house - 10 minutes 40 40 19.00 760.00
Troika (3 horses) 10 minutes 40 40 24.00 960.00

15:30 Transfer to the airport

09:00 16:00 Transport & English speaking guide

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transport - Coach (45 seats) 40 2 435.00 870.00
English speaking guide 40 2 165.00 330.00
Transport surcharge after 23:00 p/hour 40 1 60.00 60.00
Guide Suppliment after midnight / hour 40 1 80.00 80.00

Pulkovo Departure New Terminal (in operation from December 2013)

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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: 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).
PROGRAM TOTALS
  Price PP, EUR Total, EUR
TOTAL PRICE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 309.22 12,368.95
TOTAL PER PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT PER PERSON 564.73 22,589.20
TOTAL LOT PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT 1,417.63 56,705.00
ESTIMATED TOTAL PROGRAM COST 2,291.58 91,663.15
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