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Experience the Magical Russian Winter!

September 2004


Russian winter 2004/2005

Experiencing the Russian winter is like a fairytale. It is the time for troika horse riding, snowball competitions, skiing and skating. The temperature can drop till – 25°C and to rise up to 0°C. The average temperature is about – 10°C. People have to wear scarves, sweaters, gloves, warm socks and hats with earflaps or fur hats. The climate by itself is an emotional experience. Who isn’t dreaming of a “White Saint Petersburg”? All the palaces and parks have a fantastic look at that time of winter. The magic will be complete if you find yourself in the atmosphere of 19th century Russia, enjoying a winter ball in one of the famous palaces and riding late at night in a carriage across the Nevskij Prospect.

Day 01: Welcome to Saint Petersburg
Upon arrival meeting and assistance by the guide. The usual transfer lasts about 30 minutes and depends very much on the traffic. During the transfer the guide will give the general information on Russia and St. Petersburg history. Welcome dinner will be served at hotel. Night stay at the hotel.

Day 02: “St. Petersburg – caught in the ice”
During the day a city tour that will last about 2,5 hours with opportunities to see the most beautiful architectural sites of the city: the Palace Square, the St. Isaac Square, the Senate Square and the main avenue of the city - the Nevskij Prospect. During the visit to the Peter & Paul fortress- “Welcome vodka ceremony greeting by Peter the Great” - guests will be greeted by Peter the Great who toasts on the guest’s health and invites them to drink a genuine vodka. We will visit the Hermitage, one of the oldest and largest museums in the world. The museum is located in 5 historical buildings of St. Petersburg, including the Winter Palace -the former residence of Russian tsars-. The collections of the Hermitage consist of over 3 million items from prehistoric to modern times. Magnificent works of art embracing prehistoric culture, Egyptian art, the art of Antiquity, Scythian gold, and great collections of European paintings and sculptures, are displayed in the 400 halls of the museum. Dinner and night stay at the hotel.

Day 03: Russian Winter in the country side
Winter is a wonderful season for adults as well as for children. All enjoy spending time outside. In the Russian villages people always had plenty of ideas on how spending the winter gaily and active. We suggest our guests to enjoy the Russian winter in the countryside: \"Feel Yourself Russian!\" is one of the team building activities ideally held in these conditions of a real Russian Winter. On the way, different tasks will be given to the guests; the first is to make a snowman. Usually Russians make snowmen, making a nose of a plain carrot. The participants can try to make their own sculpture and afterwards –as a part of team building touch - be awarded with a bottle of Vodka. Another much loved winter activity is skiing / skating and is at reach for everybody from professional to beginner. This could be an unequalled joy to go sporting in the real winter with snow & snowstorms.
Russian winter has always been associated with famous Russian Troikas. In the park of Pavlovsk - which is quite a picturesque English regular park with beautiful hills, fields & natural plateaus, the guests are invited to horse riding in slays. Russian \"Sanki\" (Sledges) is one of the most popular winter activities. Sledges are of a special small plate type and are used to get down from fun hills. For the guests, we will organize a competition between various teams. A tea/vodka break during the sledge riding allows discovering the finest Russian cookies (pastries, biscuits etc.). It will be a real pleasure to taste a good quality tea made in a Russian Samovar (ancient tea-making vessel used in Russia during the last century & now preserved as a national heritage, real wooden chips & cones are used to heat samovar). Vodka stop will bring fun to everybody. The guests will have vodka with Russian snacks right in the middle of the winter park. At the end of competitions - Winter gifts – stylish & useful. Europeans are not used to such a cold weather therefore we could provide the group with Artificial / Mutton military Fur hats and with so called \"Valenki \" - lane boots, very warm.
Dinner at a local restaurant with Russian cuisine and on top an animation by Snow-Maidens and Father Frost.

Day04: Departure
After breakfast the guests have a quick checkout. Escorted transfer to the airport. Departure from St. Petersburg.

Costs
Program price (for min 40 persons) based on Corinthia Nevsky Palace per person in DBL - EUR495.00 (single supplement – EUR160.00) including:
- 3 nights accommodation
- 3 daily breakfasts
- 2 lunches
- 3 dinners
- guides and bus up to 42 seats as per program
- entrance fees to museums
- all events up to the program
- subject to availability


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Fairytale Conference?

Is it possible?
Yes, Saint Petersburg is waiting for you!
Wonderful and excellent cuisine, unforgettable visits & an exciting Gala Dinner!

 

3 nights / 4 days Conference package

DAY 01:
Upon arrival we suggest simplified formalities to make the passing of Customs control smoother.
Welcome according to the Old Russian tradition with a shot of vodka. Typical snacks are proposed as well.
Meanwhile the luggage is transferred from the airport to the hotel, and will be delivered to the rooms before the group’s arrival.
Accommodation at the Grand Hotel Emerald ******

The postmodern building of the Grand Hotel Emerald looks fabulous from outside and its interior is a unique combination of classical style and elements of modern design. It was built in 2003 according to specially developed design and using the latest technology. The Grand Hotel Emerald is the harmonious combination of luxury elements of interior like Swarowsky crystal, natural stone, precious kinds of wood and latest achievements in the fields of security, fire resistance and communication. The wide range of services will impress even demanding guests. In addition to the standard services of a 5 star hotel there are a number of exclusive features like Atrium-cafe, bath complex, wellness center and casino. The Grand Hotel Emerald will impress you with its luxury atmosphere, excellent service and delicious food.
Dinner at the hotel

Day 02:
Half-day conference/ 40 persons in Theatre Style
* Banquet hall Crystal for 40 persons and total size 62m2 OR * Conference hall Sapphire for 40 persons with total size 50,1m2
* Coffee break
* Business lunch
* After lunch - city sightseeing of the Peter & Paul fortress
Peter & Paul Fortress (Open: 11.00-17.00, TUE till 16.00. Closed on WED and on the last TUE of every month). The cornerstone of this monument was laid in 1703. The first fortress was an earthwork structure. The city Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul took 21 years to build and had a hipped roof and a cupola of modest dimensions over the altar. The interior of the Cathedral resembles a palace hall. The iconostasis is an incomparable example of Russian woodcarving. After the Revolution it was transformed into a museum.
During this tour we suggest to make a stop for Russian Tea ceremony with typical Russian cookies and Samovar.
* In the evening, performance at the Mariininski Theater.
* Dinner at the local restaurant with transfer back to the hotel.

DAY 03:
* After breakfast we suggest a guided tour to the Hermitage museum with the Golden Room (1 department on your choice - Sciphian gold or Jewelery Art).
The Hermitage is one of the oldest and largest museums in the world. The museum is located in 5 historical buildings of St. Petersburg, including the Winter Palace -the former residence of Russian tsars. The buildings of the museum, by themselves, are architectural chef-d’oeuvres. The collections of the Hermitage consist of over 3 million items from prehistoric to modern times. Magnificent works of art embracing prehistoric culture, Egyptian art, the art of Antiquity, Scythian gold, and great collections of European paintings and sculptures, are displayed in the 400 halls of the museum.
The Golden Room shows about 1,500 gold items dated from the VII century B.C. till the XX c. and comprises 3 sections: \"Gold of ancient Nomads\" with the renowned Siberian collection assembled by Peter. Next to that there is the famous collection of Scycian gold: \"Greek Gold from the Black Sea North Littoral\", from the VI century B.C. till the III century A.D. The other main feature is: “The Jewelry Art of the Orient and the New World” dated from the XVI till the beginning of the XX centuries, including unique products of Indian craftsmen, Chinese jewels, samples of tore tics from Pre-Colombian America, and the excellent collection of ceremonial ornaments. The group is divided in subgroups of 15 persons each, with private sessions of 15 minutes

* Lunch at local restaurant.
* Visit to the Russian Art Museum.
* Gala dinner in a deluxe restaurant with reserved private area.

DAY 04:
* After breakfast, check out from the hotel
* Visiting of the summer residence Pushkin with the famous Amber Room only recently opened after restoration
* Troika riding
* Lunch at a local restaurant.
* After lunch, transfer to the airport.

Validity: from 1st of November till 30th March (except New Year days) upon availability).

Costs: USD 912 in single room / USD 762 per person in double room including

* Accommodation in Standard room on BB basis in the Grand Hotel Emerald*****
* Half-day conference facilities with overhead projector & screen included
* Coffee breaks & business lunch at the hotel
* Full days visits
* Deluxe coach with guide in one of the European language (upon request)
* 3 courses lunches & 4 courses dinners (incl. Coffee/Tea/Mineral Water)
* Gala Dinner at the Fashion Restaurant
* Pillow gift
* Supplement for Ballet / Opera at the Mariininsky Theatre USD 80

Leader Team remains open to tailor-made the programs according to your wishes

For details, please contact Valeria Deviatovskaya at russia@euromic.com

St Isaacs

Hermitage Square

Troika 1

Troika 2

Nevsky Palace

Grand Hotel Emerald

Grand Hotel Emerald

Peter & Paul Cathedral

Hermitage Museum