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Art Treasures of St Petersburg

12 Feb — 19 Feb 2018 | Tour Director: Colin Bailey

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Colin Bailey, BA, PhD, FSA, FSAScot, FRSA

art historian, former curator and university lecturer

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 0930 on British Airways, arriving St Petersburg 1545. Transfer to Hotel Angleterre for seven nights.

Day

2

2 Morning lecture: The History of St Petersburg through its Architecture followed by orientation tour: St Nicholas’s Cathedral, Strelka, Peter and Paul Fortress and Nevsky Prospek. Afternoon visit to the Faberge Museum.

Day

3

Morning lecture: Highlights of Russian Painting in the State Russian Museum followed by State Russian Museum (world-class collection of art housed in Mikhailovsky Palace). Afternoon: Nevsky Prospekt, Kazan Cathedral and visit to the Log Cabin of Peter the Great. Visit to the Depository of the State Hermitage Collection. Free evening.

Day

4

Morning lecture: The History of the Hermitage Art Collections followed by rst visit to Hermitage: Gold Room, Italian paintings (from Simone Martini to Bernardo Bellotto).

Day

5

Whole day second visit to the Hermitage viewing the Dutch and Flemish paintings from Robert Campin to Rembrandt and the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Picasso and Matisse collections in the General Sta Headquarters. Free evening and optional performance at Marlinksy Theatre (contact ACE for tickets).

Day

6

Depart for whole-day excursion to two of the summer palaces – Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo) and Pavlovsk. Guided tour of Catherine’s Palace. Guided tour of Pavlovsk with its English Park. Visit to Chesma Church on return journey to St Petersburg.

Day

7

Alexander Nevsky Monastery and Tikhvin Cemetery (tombs of Russian writers and composers including Dostoyevsky, Borodin, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov). Visits to Menschikov Palace and Yusupov Palace.

Day

8

Guided tour of the presidential palace Konstantinovsky at Strelna. Depart St Petersburg 1640, arriving Heathrow 1720.

Tour Dates

12 Feb — 19 Feb 2018

Days

8

Cost

£2345

Tour Code

ATSP-18

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Cost of £2345 includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, four lunches, four dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions.

Not included:

visa, travel insurance, single room supplement £295, optional performance at Mariinsky Theatre (contact ACE for tickets).

 
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