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Art Routes Russia


Join AstridTravel, LLC, in partnership with the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s Art Routes program, for a cultural excursion to St. Petersburg, Russia. Enjoy some of the world’s most distinguished classical ballet, magnificent palaces, fine dining, spectacular art museums, and more.

Day 1 – June 7

      •   Alexei Leporc lecture on Russian Ballet

      •   Dinner at Tsar Restaurant

Day 2 – June 8

      •   Visit Peter Paul Fortress

      •   Tour of Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet

      •   Tour Samoilov Theatrical Museum to see  Russian Ballet exhibition

      •   Lunch at Russia Vodka Room Restaurant

      •   Private tour of Diamond collection at Hermitage Museum

      •   Night ballet performance at Mikhailovsky or  Hermitage Theatre

Day 3 – June 9

      •   Day trip to Pushkin for a tour of the opulent  Catherine Palace

      •   Lunch at the famed ethnic Podvorie Restaurant

      •   Tour Pavlovsk Palace and Park, carriage ride  optional

      •   Dinner at L’Europa restaurant and night of  intimate Tchaikovsky musical performance

Day 4 – June 10

      •   Visit Peterhof Palace and Monplesir Palace

      •   Hydrofoil back to St. Petersburg

      •   Lunch at Georgian restaurant, Aragvi

      •   Private tour of Faberge Museum

      •   Private meet and greet with a Mariinsky prima ballerina over dinner at Repa restaurant

      •   Attend a ballet performance at Mariinsky Theatre

Day 5 – June 11

      •   Visit Museum of Political History housed in  former prima ballerina Matilda Kseshinskaya’s  Palace

      •   Backstage tour of Mariinsky Theatre

      •   Lunch at Koriushka Restaurant with view of Neva delta

      •   Visit Yusupov Palace, one of the most  magnificent private palaces in St. Petersburg

      •   Folk Dance Show at Nikolaevsky Palace

      •   Dinner at rooftop restaurant La Terrassa with view of Kazan Cathedral

Day 6 – June 12

      •   Visit the iconic Spilled Blood Cathedral

      •   Visit the Russian Art Museum featuring Russian  classical and avant-garde art

      •   Lunch at the Azerbaijanian restaurant, Baku

      •   Pleasure boat ride on the Fontanka River and surrounding canals

      •   Exclusive private tour of Stroganoff Palace with senior curator, ending with a vodka and caviar tasting in the palace cellar

     •   Farewell dinner at Russian Empire restaurant  housed in the Stroganoff Palace

Day 7 – June 13

     •   Free Day