Itinerary

Tue 9 Apr

Afternoon arrival in St Petersburg and transfer to the 5-star Domina Prestige Hotel, situated on the Moika river off St Isaac’s Square and only a 10 minute walk from the Mariinsky Theatre. Welcome dinner in a local restaurant.

Wed 10 Apr

Join your guide to take a tour of the city by coach, seeing sights along the famous Nevsky Prospekt, the Spit of Vasily Island, Palace Square and the Church on Spilled Blood. Return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure before the evening performance on the Old Stage of the Mariinsky Theatres.

Thu 11 Apr

Today we visit the baroque Catherine Palace, just outside St Petersburg. Built in 1752- 56, the palace is the home of the recently restored and reopened Amber Room, a chamber decorated entirely with panels of amber backed with gold leaf, as well as many other treasures. Lunch is included in a local restaurant, with Russian folk show. Return to St Petersburg for the late afternoon at leisure and evening performance in the Old Mariinsky Theatre.

Fri 12 Apr

Today is free for independent exploration and sightseeing. In the evening transfer to the New Mariinsky Theatre, otherwise known as Mariinsky II, for the final performance.

Sat 13 Apr

This morning we visit the Hermitage Museum for a guided tour of the main complex of the Winter Palace and its vast collection of art treasures. Return to the hotel for some free time. A farewell dinner will be served in a local restaurant.

Sun 14 Apr

Morning at leisure for independent shopping and sightseeing. Afternoon transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.

Programme

Programme at the Mariinsky Theatres

10 Apr 18.00

RUSLAN AND LUDMILA GlinkaInc

Venue: Mariinsky Theatre

11 Apr 19.00

EUGENE ONEGIN TchaikovskyInc

Venue: Mariinsky Theatre

12 Apr 19.00

THE SNOW MAIDEN Rimsky-KorsakovInc

Venue: Mariinsky II

Casting will be confirmed closer to the date of departure.

Flights

British Airways

9 Apr London Heathrow – St Petersburg dep: 09.20 arr: 14.40

14 Apr St Petersburg– London Heathrow dep: 15.35 arr: 17.10

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £1875
Club Europe flight upgrade from £300
Land-only tour price £1655
Deposit required £400
Tour code STP1

Tour price includes: Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, one lunch, two dinners, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, first category ticket for each included performance, opera synopses, restaurant guide and city notes, the services of our local representative or tour manager.

Please note: Visas for Russia are not included. Travel for the Arts can advise on visa applications which need to be applied for in person. We recommend that you discuss this with us upon booking.