June 24 - 30, 2012
Hermitage Museum Foundation White Nights Tour
St. Petersburg, the home of the Hermitage, is at its most beautiful and poetic during the “White Nights” that follow the summer solstice. Join the Hermitage Museum Foundation for an exclusive aesthetic experience as they guide you to the city’s famous sites and hidden gems. The White Nights Tour will introduce you to Russia’s Imperial capital — with its rich heritage of palaces, museums, theaters, cathedrals and other cultural landmarks. Over six days you will have exclusive access and experiences, including a day in the Hermitage when the museum is closed to the public, curator-led tours of other museums and palaces, private excursions by boat and horse-drawn carriage, behind-the-scenes visits, great restaurants and more.
An optional component of the trip, always a highlight, is the Hermitage Gala Banquet, a unique and luxurious evening of dinner and entertainment in the magnificent halls of the Winter Palace, where you will get to see the museum no longer as a museum, but as the palace it always was. Additional options include an excursion to the world-famous Mariinsky Theater, for a night of ballet, and an extra day on July 1st, with a choice of additional experiences and visits.
To see brief highlights of each day, download the detailed itinerary (with pictures), or request other information please click here.
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