Original Tour Description


September 20 - October 3, 2001 (13 days)

An escorted tour like no other: a congenial group of travellers with special connections in Russian museums and privileged access to the Hermitage Museum. See the sights in St. Petersburg and Moscow. Optional extension in Vienna. We fly on Austrian Airlines from Toronto, connecting flights on Air Canada.

In St. Petersburg we visit:

We stay in the Swiss-run de luxe Hotel Angleterre, within walking distance of Nevsky Prospect and all major attractions.

From St. Petersburg we travel by first-class sleeper train overnight to MOSCOW, where we spend four full days of sightseeing and visits to outstanding cultural venues:

We stay at the five-star National Hotel, located in the city centre near the shopping area. The Kremlin, Red Square and the Bolshoy Theatre are within a few minutes' walk from the hotel.

On the afternoon of October 2, we leave for VIENNA, where we are overnight guests of Austrian Airlines at Hotel Ibis. We shall find something to do that evening. If you do not wish to extend your stay in Vienna, we leave the next morning and arrive in Toronto in the early afternoon of October 3.

Priced at $4,999 (CAN) per person, two persons per room. Single supplement: $1,280 (CAN). A deposit of $700 accompanies your registration; balance of tour price is due by July 15.

For information on this and future tours, please contact our office in Ottawa, tel. (613) 236-1116.

Tour Photos & Stories

The visit to the Hermitage appeared as a news item on the Hermitage Museum's web site.

There's also a nice description of the trip from Tamara Galko in the newsletter (aussi en Français).

Here are a few photos taken on the tour, courtesy of Jean Southworth. Click on them to view the image at a larger size.
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