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Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts is a unique art collection not only in Russia, but throughout the world

The Russian Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg, informally known as the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, was founded in 1757 by Ivan Shuvalov under the name Academy of the Three Noblest Arts. Catherine the Great renamed it the Imperial Academy of Arts and commissioned a new building, completed 25 years later in 1789 by the Neva River. The academy promoted the neoclassical style and technique, and sent its promising students to European capitals for further study. Training at the academy was virtually required for artists to make successful careers.

Formally abolished in 1918 after the Russian Revolution, the academy was renamed several times. It introduced free tuition; students from across the country competed fiercely for its few places annually. In 1947 the national institution was moved to Moscow, and much of its art collection was moved to the Hermitage. The building in Leningrad was devoted to the Ilya Repin Leningrad Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, named in honor of one of Russia's foremost realist artists. Since 1991 it has been called the St. Petersburg Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.

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Mystical Petersburg

Petersburg is a modern city that can attract with its unique architecture and historical monuments. But it is also cloacked in the atmosphere of mistery.

3 h

Vasilievsky Island

Vasilievsky, one of the largest islands in St.Petersburg, was originally planned to be the centre of the city

Night cruise-conсert

• live music on board

• dance hits of the 21st century

• 5 drawbridges on the way

• double-deck boat

• open and closed decks

Saint-Petersburg overnight

Night walk along the rivers and canals of the city along the route Fontanka - the river Neva - r. Fontanka. During the walk, passengers will be able to see the layout of the two bridges and enjoy unforgettable views of the night Petersburg. The route is accompanied by an audio tour.

Musical cruise

Evening water tour along the Neva and the Gulf of Finland, accompanied by live music. From the ship there is a beautiful view of the main city center and the expanses of the Gulf of Finland.

The route is carried out on the club ship Element.

2 h

One way transfer on hydrofoil to the autumn Fountain Festival in the Peterhof State Museum

• the most effective way to get to the autumn Fountain Festival  in the Peterhof

•  just 40 minutes in transit

•  the fastest way to go to the park from the Lower Park site, where you are not expecting those huge lines waiting for those who come in from the Upper Park

Scarlet Sails Show at the Senate Marina

The Scarlet Sails festival was awarded the European Best Event Awards and is justly called one of the best city events in Europe, which cannot be missed and definitely should be seen from the best angle - from the board of the ship. The ticket price includes a drink of your choice - champagne, juice or mineral water.

2 h

Saint Petersburg – Peterhof (or there and back again)

The fastest and most comfortable way to the famous Kingdom of Fountains is the magnificent Peterhof on the meteor - along the Neva and the Gulf of Finland. One way travel time is 40 minutes.
 

Scarlet Sails Show at the Senate Marina

The Scarlet Sails festival was awarded the European Best Event Awards and is justly called one of the best city events in Europe, which cannot be missed and definitely should be seen from the best angle - from the board of the ship.

City Cruise

The best solution for people travelling around the city! River and canal Hop-on Hop-off excursion with 5 stops next to the main sights and points of interest in the city. 24-hour ticket. Audio-guide in 7 languages.

Grand Saint-Petersburg

One of the most picturesque sightseeing tours. In addition to the attractions of the ceremonial Neva you will see the palaces and parks of Krestovsky, Elagin and Kamenny Island. The itinerary is accompanied by a professional guide. Itinerary with a stop on Elagin Island.

2 h

Express «Sevcable Port-City»

Water transfer from Sevcable Port on Vasilyevsky Island to the very centre of St. Petersburg.

Scarlet Sails Show from the public quay opposite «Okhtinskaya» hotel

Viewing the Scarlet Sails Show from the side of a comfortable double-deck boat from the Liteiny Bridge. Departure and arrival will take place from the public quay opposite “Ohtinskaya” hotel (Sinopskaya embankment, 28) at 11 pm. There is a bar on board, music program on-board.

2 h

Express «City-Sevcable Port»

Water transfer from the centre of St. Petersburg to the modern creative space near the Sea Port on Vasilyevsky Island "Sevcable Port".

Overnight visit and excursion to the closed Peter and Paul Fortress and drawbridges boat tour

  • unique tour
  • night walking tour of the Peter and Paul Fortress
  •  boat trip from the Neva Gate of the fortress under drawbridges
  • you will see the breeding of 2 bridges
  • professional guide
2 h

Romantic saxophone

Finished until navigation 2019. Romantic night walk on the ship accompanied by live saxophone music along the rivers and canals of the city with an exit to the Neva River to watch the show of drawbridges.

2 h

Magic of the night

Water excursion into the night city accompanied by an experienced guide is 1.5 hours of romance, fairy tales and adventures! A walk under the draw bridges, runs along the route: the Neva River - the BolshayaNevka River - the Neva River.

Boat tour "Parade of warships"

In the centre of festive events on the Neva! Water excursion dedicated to the Day of the Navy. The route passes around warships in the water area of the Neva, from the Annunciation Bridge to the Cruiser Aurora.

Anglotourismo Night

Night excursion in English, accompanied by a professional guide on the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg, watching the show of drawbridges.
 

«Balls, champagne wine, valets, cadets…» (the Russian Empire ball life)

Saint Petersburg was a capital of the Russian Empire. It was the place where all public life was concentrated – policy, culture, entertainments. In this vortex of high society conventionalities balls were their important part – from splendid balls at gorgeous palaces of emperors and nobles to cosy chamber balls at private commoner’s houses.

Actual route invites you to seat in a virtual carriage and visit the most exquisite balls which were saved by a historical memory of XVIII and XIX centuries.

Vintage child’s play asks the question: «Mistress sent a dressing-table. In a dressing-table there is 100 Rubles. Buy what you want, but don’t tell «no», don’t take black and white. In which dress will you go to a ball?» You can go on this child’s play: where could you go to a ball in Saint Petersburg?

Emperor Alexander II

The route will guide you through the places that saved memories about the times of Alexander II reign

4 h

Voronikhin's Petersburg

This walking tour is dedicated to works of a famous Russian architect Voronikhin

2 h
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