Post-Conference Tour to Saint Petersburg
Post - Conference Tour to Saint Petersburg,
16-20 September 2018
|Fee:||36 000 RUB/ 480 EUR*** per person|
|Includes:||Railway tickets to Saint-Petersburg and back to Moscow, three nights lodging based on single or double occupancy, transportation, breakfast, lunch, tickets to the museums included into the program, English-speaking guide.|
* The Organizer reserves the right to choose the hotel.
** In the absence of the group, the Organizer reserves the right to cancel the tour
*** Price in EUR is approximate and based on the rate 1 EUR=75 RUB. Please, rely on the price given in RUB.
Saint-Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia, politically incorporated as a federal subject (a federal city). It is located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea.
In 1914 the name of the city was changed from Saint-Petersburg to Petrograd, in 1924 to Leningrad, and in 1991, back to Saint-Petersburg. In Russian literature, informal documents, and discourse, the word "Saint" is usually omitted, leaving "Petersburg". In casual conversation Russians may drop the "burg" as well, referring to it as "Piter".
Saint-Petersburg was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on May 27 1703. Between 1713-1728 and 1732-1918, Saint-Petersburg was the imperial capital of Russia. In 1918 the central government bodies moved from Saint-Petersburg (then named Petrograd) to Moscow. It is Russia's 2nd largest city after Moscow with 5 million inhabitants (2012) and the fourth most populated federal subject. Saint-Petersburg is a major European cultural center, and also an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea.
The Historic Centre of Saint-Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Saint-Petersburg is also home to the Hermitage, one of the most popular visitor attraction, and one of the world's largest and most prestigious museums, the Hermitage is a must-see for all first-time travelers to the city. Its exhibitions include over 3 million exhibits representing Antiquity, Western Europe, Middle East, Russia and many more epochs, regions and countries.
It was founded in 1764 when Catherine the Great purchased a big collection of Western European paintings.