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“Swan Lake” at St Petersburg €1,299
Special 4 night tour of St Petersburg featuring a special performance of “Swan Lake” at the Hermitage Theatre for the Readers of Rewarding Times
John Galligan Travel, in conjunction with Rewarding Times are proud to offer you an opportunity to experience Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece “Swan Lake” performed in the Hermitage Theatre in St Petersburg on Friday 20th October. Join us on our intimate, exclusive group tour which includes flights, 4 nights in the Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge, a full programme of sightseeing tours to get the most out of your stay and “Swan Lake”.
See “Swan Lake” and spend 4 days exploring St Petersburg
Created by Emperor Peter the Great in 1703 to be his “window on Europe”, St Petersburg combines a fascinating Russian heritage with a distinctly European outlook. A city of palaces and museums, broad avenues and winding canals, St. Petersburg has gained the reputation of one of the Great Cities of Europe. Altogether 4,000 outstanding architectural, historical and cultural monuments are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Today St. Petersburg is a rapidly growing world business and financial centre. Easy to get to from Ireland, This is a fantastic city to visit for a really different vacation.
Tuesday 17th October
Fly from Dublin to St Petersburg by KLM with one change of flight at Amsterdam.
Arrival transfer from Airport to Hotel on arrival.
Overnight at hotel B&B.
Wednesday 18th October
After breakfast, take a 3 hour tour of St Petersburg with photo stops including the main city thoroughfare, Nevsky Prospect, lined up with marble palaces, boutiques and art salons. Admire architectural masterpieces of the Admiralty, Kazan Cathedral, Church of Our Savior of Spilled Blood, Anichkov Bridge and other highlights of the city. No entrances included.
In the afternoon, visit Peter and Paul Fortress, the birth place of the new capital set up by Peter the Great. Walk around the Fortress grounds and admire the numerous historic buildings, the cannon with over a 150 year long tradition of firing at noon, the Trubetskoy Bastion, where rebellious poets, writers and other prominent personalities were incarcerated in imperial Russia. Evening at leisure.
Thursday 19th October
After breakfast meet your guide for a morning visit of Hermitage. The world renowned museum is home to an enormous collection of masterpieces by great masters, and Oriental treasures including fascinating Scythian gold articles. The Hermitage collection is so large that if you were to see all the works on display and stop for one minute viewing each exhibit, you’ll need approximately nine years. Your guide will ensure you see the best. This is an overview and only lasts for a few hours. You may want to stay there or return to your hotel.
Rest of the day free.
Friday 20th October
After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour to Pushkin, 25 km from St Petersburg. Formerly known as Tsarskoye Selo, the town of Pushkin is famous for the majestic Catherine Palace. Visit the Grand Hall decorated with gilded wood carvings and mirrors; the Dining Room with magnificent porcelain dinner services and other attractions. Admire the gorgeous Amber Room faced with natural amber of different colours and hear the story of its re-creation.
This evening you will be taken to the Hermitage Theatre for tonight’s performance of Swan Lake. Return transfer to your hotel after the show.
Saturday 21st October
Transfer to airport for departure. Fly by KLM to Dublin, with one flight change on the way.
The Tour Includes:
Flights Dublin – St Petersburg – Dublin by KLM (or similar)
4 nights at Solo Sokos Hotel, Palace Bridge, standard room (or similar)
Transfers on arrival and departure by coach.
English-speaking guide on excursions.
Excursions as per programme.
Transfers & entrance to “Swan Lake” at the Hermitage Theatre.
Price per person €1,299
Single Supplement €200
Does not include Mandatory Travel Insurance or Russian Visa (you must obtain this yourself – see Russian Visa Application web site here )
Limited places. Prices subject to change without notice.
To book call John Galligan Travel on (01) 207 6555
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