Baltic Cities: St. Petersburg

Visiting the former Russian Empire’s capital aka Venice of the North in Summer, when the sun barely drops below the horizon each night, is guaranteed to enchant any visitor. Whether attracted by the history, art and architecture of the Hermitage, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Peter & Paul Fortress or keen to explore the growing underground art and music scene, restaurants, bars and festivals - Russia’s second largest city has something to offer for everyone.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

SUGGESTED READING

  • Geraldine Norman, The Hermitage: the biography of a great museum (Jonathan Cape London: 1997)
  • Variety of guide books such as Lonely Planet, DK Eyewitness, Frommer’s or others.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • History: From swamp to capital; place of revolution, art lover’s paradise
  • Architecture: From Romanovs’ showcase capital to Russia’s first great, modern city
  • Museums: Visit Europe’s biggest museum The Hermitage and other venues across the city
  • Entertainment: From ballet and opera at the Mariinsky Theatre and classical concerts at the Shostakovich Philharmonia to a variety of big-name music festivals over the summer months
$39 Limited

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19 Oct
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Course testimonials:

  • An excellent introduction for when we visit the city in coming weeks.