16th International Symposium of Trace Elements in man and Animals

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CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

Deadline for applications, payment and cancellation of the tours listed below is 15.06.2017.
Cancellation before 15.06.2017 – no penalty, after 15.06.2017 – 100% penalty. 
Without the order payment after 15.06.2017- pre-booking will be cancelled. 
All  refunds are processed after the Symposium with a minus 10% of bank charges and overheads.
Prices for the tours stated below are valid for the groups of 15 and more participants. All prices are subject to change due to reduction in the number of participants.

BUS CITY TOUR WITH VISIT TO THE PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS AND THE TEMPLES

Option 1
Date:  25.06.2017
Time: 13:00 – 17:00
Duration: 4 hours
The price includes: 
- English-speaking guide;
- transport (bus)

Participants of the tour on June 25, 2017 (start time - 13:00) will be able to visit the exposition of the Peter and Paul Fortress and some of the cathedrals and other sights of St. Petersburg.

Option 2
Date:  25.06.2017
Time: 18:00 – 22:00
Duration: 4 hours
The price includes: 
- English-speaking guide;
- transport (bus)

Participants of the tour on June 25, 2017 (start time - 18:00) will be able to visit the territory of the Peter and Paul Fortress and become acquainted with the sights and history of St. Petersburg.
WE DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT THE ENTRANCE TO THE MUSEUMS WILL BE CLOSED.

Option 3
Date:  27.06.2017
Time: 18:00 – 22:00
Duration: 4 hours
The price includes: 
- English-speaking guide;
- transport (bus) 

Participants of the tour on June 27, 2017 (start time - 18:00) will be able to visit the territory of the Peter and Paul Fortress and become acquainted with the sights and history of St. Petersburg.
WE DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT THE ENTRANCE TO THE MUSEUMS WILL BE CLOSED.

PRICE: INCLUDED INTO THE REGISTRATION FEE/ IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND THIS TOUR, PLEASE ACCESS YOUR PERSONAL ACCOUNT AND ORDER IT FOR A NECESSARY DATE AND TIME

The St. Peter and Paul Fortress was founded on 27 May 1703 to defend St.Petersburg against enemy raids. From the middle of the 18th century it contained Russian political prison. Located within the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral is the burial vault of Peter the Great and other Russian tsars.

BUS CITY TOUR WITH VISIT TO THE PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS AND THE TEMPLES
BUS CITY TOUR WITH VISIT TO THE PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS AND THE TEMPLES
BUS CITY TOUR WITH VISIT TO THE PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS AND THE TEMPLES

Built from 1818-1858, St. Isaac’ Cathedral is the largest Orthodox church is St. Petersburg. The gilded cupola of the Cathedral, which dominates the skyline of the city, stands 101.5 meters in the air making it the fifth highest cathedral in Europe.

BUS CITY TOUR WITH VISIT TO THE PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS AND THE TEMPLES
BUS CITY TOUR WITH VISIT TO THE PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS AND THE TEMPLES
BUS CITY TOUR WITH VISIT TO THE PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS AND THE TEMPLES

The Cathedral of the Resurrection, which is also known as the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, was erected in memory of Tsar Alexander II. On March 1, 1881, the Tsar was assasinated by a terrorist (I. Grinevitskij) on the exact spot of the church’s current location.

The Kazan Cathedral named after the supposedly miraculous Kazan icon. It is the main Cathedral of St. Petersburg, one of the largest cathedrals of Russia and the most magnificent temples of St. Petersburg.

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Ballet “La Bayadère”, Mikhailovsky Theatre

Date:  27.06.2017 and 29.06.2017
Price of the ticket:  71 EUR*/ 4500 RUR
* Price in EUR is approximate and based on the rate 1 EUR = 63 RUR. Please, rely on the price given in RUR.
Time:  19:30
Duration:  2,5 hours

Ballet “La Bayadère”, Mikhailovsky Theatre

La Bayadère brings together all the widespread perceptions of India in the 19th century — a country of fakirs, lotuses, and snake charmers. The main characters are a devadasi, or temple dancer, and a gallant warrior, whose love is destroyed by the will of a powerful raja. However, the appeal of the ballet, which had its beginnings on the Russian Imperial stage, does not just lie in its oriental exoticism, fiery dances, fake elephants and tigers or solemn priests. The enchanting feature of the ballet is the magical contrast between the bustle of lavish festivities and the lofty aloofness of the famous Kingdom of the Shades, whose gentle melancholy is unequalled in its level of poetic synthesis.

The traditional version that has taken shape in the 140 years since the ballet was first performed requires a combination of refined, impeccable, academic dance and a subtle psychological interpretation of the role, with a strong individual acting talent. Today the production is a symbol of the permanence and continuity of the Russian ballet school’s traditions and continues to be one of the highest achievements in choreography.

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BOAT TRIP FROM SAINT - PETERSBURG TO VALAAM

The stated prices for the tour “Boat Trip from Saint - Petersburg to Valaam” are valid for the groups of 15 and more participants.
The cost of the tour can be changed in case the group will be less than 15 participants.
In case the group is not full, the organizer reserves the right to cancel the tour.

Deadline for applications, payment and cancellation of participation in the tour “Boat Trip from Saint - Petersburg to Valaam”: 15.06.2017
Cancellation made up to 15.06.2017 - no penalty.
Cancellation made after 15.06.2017– 100% penalty.
Without the order payment after 15.06.2017- Pre-booking will be cancelled.
All refunds shall be made after the Symposium, net of banking and additional charges.

The price includes:

  • English-speaking guide;
  • transport (bus and boat);
  • accommodation in a cabin of your choice;
  • meals: 29.06.2017 - dinner; 30.06.2017 - breakfast, lunch, dinner; 01.07.2017 – breakfast.
BOAT TRIP FROM SAINT - PETERSBURG TO VALAAM
BOAT TRIP FROM SAINT - PETERSBURG TO VALAAM
BOAT TRIP FROM SAINT - PETERSBURG TO VALAAM

Valaam is a rocky island in the northwestern part of Lake Ladoga. The nature and fate of this small piece of Karelia land is unusual. The most part of Valaam Island is a maze of straits, bays and channels, its land is just 30 square kilometers. The founders of the monastery on Valaam Island are considered to be Sergius and Herman - Valaam Wonderworkers. The monastery reached its golden age in the XV-XVI centuries. The monks’ everyday life was not always peaceful as the monastery suffered from different attacks and destruction. From the beginning of the XVIІth century, the archipelago was part of Sweden for about 100 years. After the Northern War the monastery was revived, new sketes were founded, churches chapels and farm buildings were rebuilt, roads and canals appeared. From 1811 to 1917, the archipelago was part of Finland. In the early twentieth century, there were already 17 sketes on the island. In the 1940s, the island became the territory of the Soviet Union that did not contributed much to the development of the monastery. The village, museum and boatswains school were founded here. Only in 1989, the monks returned to the island and began to rebuild the monastery and sketes. New architectural structures became an ornament of the island. A new monastery - St. Vladimir's - became the seat of the Patriarch's residence, museum and icon-painting workshop.

During the tour, you will learn about the history and enjoy the amazing nature of this region.

Program:

29.06.2017
17:00
Departure from the Saint-Petersburg Hotel
29.06.2017
Departure: 20:00
Saint Petersburg (berth "Utkina Zavod") Registration will start onboard 3 hours prior to departure. Boarding, departure, lunch*
30.06.2017
Arrival: 08:00
Departure: 20:30
Valaam
  • Tour to the Central Manor of Valaam Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour;
  • Visit to the Voskresenskiy, Gefsimanskiy and Konevskiy sketes;
  • Lunch;
  • Acquaintance with the unique nature of Valaam Island and Lake Ladoga.
01.07.2017
Arrival: 08:00
Saint Petersburg (berth "Utkina Zavod") Arrival of the boat. Morning tea / coffee. Putting ashore.

Participants will be provided with various options for accommodation on the boat “Vissarion Belinsky”*:

Boat:

BOAT TRIP FROM SAINT - PETERSBURG TO VALAAM Boat “Vissarion Belinsky" is a comfortable four-passenger tourist boat project 301, built in 1980 in Germany. Boat "Belinsky" is equipped with modern navigation equipment. Its speed is up to 26 km / h. The boat's length is 125 m, width - 16.7 m, draft - 2.76 m. Number of seats is 283.

On board:
  • restaurant
  • disco bar
  • bar "Panorama"
  • bar "Privat"
  • conference hall
  • outdoor sun deck
  • medical center
  • ironing room
  • souvenir shop
  • Wi-fi Internet in one of the bars.

 

Cabin Type Description Price per person, RUR/ EUR
Three passengers (lower deck)
BOAT TRIP FROM SAINT - PETERSBURG TO VALAAM
BOAT TRIP FROM SAINT - PETERSBURG TO VALAAM
Single-tier triple cabin with conveniences (shower, toilet, air conditioning), located on the lower deck.
In the cabin: three beds, wardrobe, radio, air conditioning, shower, sink, toilet, two portholes.
15 300/ 243
Two passengers (main deck)
BOAT TRIP FROM SAINT - PETERSBURG TO VALAAM
BOAT TRIP FROM SAINT - PETERSBURG TO VALAAM
Double cabin with conveniences (shower, toilet, air conditioning), located on the main deck.
In the cabin: two beds, wardrobe, radio, air conditioning, shower, sink, toilet and large window.
16 600/ 263
Two passengers, two-stage (middle deck)
BOAT TRIP FROM SAINT - PETERSBURG TO VALAAM
Double two-stage cabin with conveniences (shower, toilet, air conditioning), located on the middle deck.
In the cabin: two beds (one above the other), wardrobe, radio, air conditioning, shower, sink, toilet, large window.
15 700/ 250
Two passengers (middle deck)
BOAT TRIP FROM SAINT - PETERSBURG TO VALAAM
BOAT TRIP FROM SAINT - PETERSBURG TO VALAAM
Double cabin with conveniences (shower, toilet, air conditioning), located on the middle deck.
In the cabin: two beds, wardrobe, radio, air conditioning, shower, sink, toilet, large window.
17 200/ 273

Price in EUR is approximate and based on the rate 1 EUR = 63 RUR

*The boat may be replaced by another one of the same category.

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ST. PETERSBURG AT NIGHT. BOAT TRIP AROUND THE NEVA RIVER AND THE CANALS RIGHT

Date: 26.06.2017
Price: 35 EUR*/ 2200 RUR
* Price in EUR is approximate and based on the rate 1 EUR = 63 RUR. Please, rely on the price given in RUR.
Time: 23:45 – 02:15
Duration: 2,5 hours
The price includes:

  • English-speaking guide;
  • transport (bus and boat).
ST. PETERSBURG AT NIGHT. BOAT TRIP AROUND THE NEVA RIVER AND THE CANALS RIGHT
ST. PETERSBURG AT NIGHT. BOAT TRIP AROUND THE NEVA RIVER AND THE CANALS RIGHT
ST. PETERSBURG AT NIGHT. BOAT TRIP AROUND THE NEVA RIVER AND THE CANALS RIGHT

Saint Petersburg is situated on water. You should see it from the water to feel the beauty of the magnificent cultural capital, feel the cool breeze of Neva, enjoy the unique views of the rich palaces and mansions, magnificent cathedrals, strict bridges…

St Petersburg is often called the North Venice. Cut by a network of small rivers and canals, it will amaze you with its magnificence during the water travel. By the number of rivers and canals St. Petersburg is the first in Russia and one of the first places in the world. Every river is unique.

Tour will be held on the most beautiful waterways: the Neva River, Fontanka, Kryukov Canal, Moyka, and the Winter Canal. The most important sights are concentrated there. Lots of them are the symbols of the city like the Anichkov Bridge, the island of New Holland, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the cruiser Aurora and the smallest city monument Chizhik-Pyzhik.

The list of masterpieces can last very long. We offer you to learn about the history of national culture embodied in the works of the great geniuses.

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PAVLOVSK

BOOKING IS CLOSED

Date: 25.06.2017
Price: 48 EUR/ 3000 RUR
* Price in EUR is approximate and based on the rate 1 EUR = 63 RUR. Please, rely on the price given in RUR.
Time: 10:00 – 15:00
Duration: 5 hours
The price includes:

  • English-speaking guide;
  • transport (bus).
PAVLOVSK
PAVLOVSK
PAVLOVSK

30km south of Saint Peterburg there is the town Pavlovsk famous for its wonderful palace and park ensemble. At the end of 18th century the royal hunting estate together with two villages was given by Catherine the Great to her son Paul, future Emperor Paul I. In 1780 began the construction of palace and park ensemble.

The Pavlovsk ensemble was being formed for 50 years by 3 architect generations. The architectural center is the Pavlovsk Palace. Around the palace is the Pavlovsk park, which is one of the largest landscaped parks in Europe.
The park around the palace is split into 7 sections based on the inimitable character of each part. The palace rooms and park structures were decorated according the natural landscape.

The palace interiors are decorated with refined works of Russian and European decorative applied art, hosting the portraits by Russian artists, landscape paintings and drawings of Pavlovsk, furniture, bronze articles, Italian antique sculptures and the gifts from European royal courts. A specific feature of Pavlovsk palace is an incredible integrity of architecture and the interior decoration with the surrounding landscape.

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TOUR TO PETERHOF, THE RUSSIAN CAPITAL OF FOUNTAINS

Date: 25.06.2017 and 30.06.2017 
Price: 65 EUR/ 4100 RUR
* Price in EUR is approximate and based on the rate 1 EUR = 63 RUR. Please, rely on the price given in RUR.
Time: 09:00 – 14:00
Duration: 5 hours
The price includes:

  • English-speaking guide;
  • transport (bus).
TOUR TO PETERHOF, THE RUSSIAN CAPITAL OF FOUNTAINS
TOUR TO PETERHOF, THE RUSSIAN CAPITAL OF FOUNTAINS
TOUR TO PETERHOF, THE RUSSIAN CAPITAL OF FOUNTAINS

Peterhof, or Petrodvorets can be called the Russian Versailles. Located on the Gulf of Finland, it is a magnificent example of architecture and landscape gardening design. Its construction began in 1709 after the order of Peter I. Great Peterhof Palace impresses by its beauty and magnificence. Lots of famous architects were designing it. In the palace there are collections of works of Russian and European painters, sculptures, items made of porcelain and crystal.

In summer the tour includes a walk on the Upper Garden and Lower Park. There is one of the world's largest water systems, consisting of 114 fountains and 3 cascades and richly decorated with sculpture.

The most famous fountains are Adam, Eve, the Sun, "Samson rending the lion's mouth", Triton, Pyramid, bowls, crackers, Roman.

Cascades: The Great Cascade with a grotto, Golden Mountain, The Chess Mountain, Lion. Pavilions: Hermitage, Colonnades, Great Orangery, etc There is a museum in the Monplaisir Palace. The interior decoration of Monplaisir belongs to the masterpieces of Russian art. The exhibits are the paintings of Western European artists of the seventeenth and early eighteenth century, Chinese porcelain, furniture and household items.

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TOUR TO PUSHKIN, INCLUDING VISIT TO THE AMBER ROOM

Date: 25.06.2017 and 30.06.2017 - BOOKING FOR 30.06.2017 IS CLOSED
Price: 63 EUR/ 4000 RUR
* Price in EUR is approximate and based on the rate 1 EUR = 63 RUR. Please, rely on the price given in RUR.
Time: 10:00 – 15:00
Duration: 5 hours
The price includes:

  • guided walking tour around the park;
  • ticket to the palace;
  • visit to the Amber Room;
  • business-lunch;
  • lunch;
  • English-speaking guide;
  • transport (bus).
TOUR TO PUSHKIN, INCLUDING VISIT TO THE AMBER ROOM
TOUR TO PUSHKIN, INCLUDING VISIT TO THE AMBER ROOM
TOUR TO PUSHKIN, INCLUDING VISIT TO THE AMBER ROOM

Tsarskoe Selo (Royal Village), located 25 km south of St. Petersburg, first appeared in the 18C as the summer residence of the Russian tsars. In 1918 the town was renamed into Detskoe Selo (Children’s Village). In 1937 the name was changed into Pushkin, to commemorate the centenary of the great Russian poet’s tragic death.Created for two centuries by many prominent architects, the unique architectural ensemble of Pushkin is world famed for its elegant palaces and pavilions, landscape parks and ponds, 18-century marble statues and historic obelisks. This "town of Muses" inspired many celebrated Russian poets, painters and musicians to create their renowned masterpieces in music and art.

In 1752-1756 a remarkable Bolshoy Catherine Palace - the striking example of baroque architecture - was built by architect Rastrelli, and numerous entertainment pavilions were erected in the park, including «Hall on the Island», Sliding Hill, Hermitage and Grotto. The splendor of new architectural ensemble immediately caused everybody’s admiration and delight. Tsarskoe Selo became the place for official receptions of Russian nobility and representatives of foreign states, who were visiting Russia with diplomatic missions. During the reign of Catherine the Great further significant alterations were made to the palace and park. The Catherine Park was extended with the layout of the garden landscaped in the English style. In the palace itself part of baroque interiors with abundance of gilded moldings and sculptures were completely altered by the Scottish architect Charles Cameron in the spirit of increasingly fashionable Classical style.

A series of monuments glorifying Russian triumphal victories in the Russo-Turkish and other wars were put up in the newly designed part of the park. Among them are Columns of Chesma and Morea, Kagul Obelisk, all designed by architect Rinaldi, and monumental Tower Ruin designed by architect Velten.

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THE STATE HERMITAGE

BOOKING IS CLOSED

Date: 27.06.2017 and 28.06.2017 
Price: 32 EUR/ 2000 RUR
* Price in EUR is approximate and based on the rate 1 EUR = 63 RUR. Please, rely on the price given in RUR.
Time: 10:00 – 13:00
Duration: 3 hours
The price includes:

  • English-speaking guide;
  • ticket;
  • transport (bus).
THE STATE HERMITAGE
THE STATE HERMITAGE
THE STATE HERMITAGE

Located in the heart of Saint Petersburg the Hermitage occupies five historic buildings, which are the architecture monuments, including the Winter Palace, former residence of the Russian Tsars.

The State Hermitage is one of the oldest and largest museums in the world after the Louvre in Paris and the National Gallery in London. The Hermitage is famous for its numerous collections, which encompass world culture from prehistoric times to the present day. In 240 years of its existence the museum accumulated a collection of almost three million exhibits, including significant art collections of Ancient East, Ancient Greece and Rome, Islamic arts, Italian Renaissance, XIX—XX centuries paintings, etc.

The strong points of the Hermitage collection of Western art include Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Rubens, van Dyck, Rembrandt, Poussin, Watteau, Rodin, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Cézanne, van Gogh, Gauguin, Picasso and Matisse. There are several more collections, however, including the Russian imperial regalia, an assortment of Fabergé jewellery, and the largest existing collection of ancient gold from Eastern Europe and Western Asia.

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THE JEWELS OF SAINT-PETERSBURG TOUR

BOOKING IS CLOSED

Date: 28.06.2017
Price: 32 EUR/ 2000 RUR
* Price in EUR is approximate and based on the rate 1 EUR = 63 RUR. Please, rely on the price given in RUR.
Time: 10.00-14.30
Duration: 4,5 hours
The price includes:

  • English-speaking guide;
  • transport (bus);
  • ticket.
THE JEWELS OF SAINT-PETERSBURG TOUR
THE JEWELS OF SAINT-PETERSBURG TOUR
THE JEWELS OF SAINT-PETERSBURG TOUR

Stroganoff Palace - the oldest of palaces under the Russian Museum supervision. For almost 2 centuries, it was the property of Barons and Counts Stroganoff. Its building was begun in 1738 and headed by M. Zemtsov. Howerever, F. Rastrelli is considered as its real author who completed the outward appearance of the palace. The interiors were worked out by the remarkable Russian architects F. Demertsov, A. Voronikhin, G. Bosse, et al. A permanent exhibition "The Treasure of the House of Stroganoffs" is opened in the restored first-floor suite of rooms.

The Nikolaevsky Palace. Whatever deep the emotional sensations at the Russian folklore may be, they are certainly emphasized by a magnificent interior of the Palace. It is a fine specimen of architecture of the 19th century built to the design of the famous German born Russian architect Andrey Stakenshneider for Emperor Nikolay I't son, Grand Duke Nikolay. Due to this fact, the current name of the former Grand Duke's residence is the Nikolayevsky Palace.

Nowadays in magnificient interiors of the palace everybody can enjoy the unique opportunity of getting acquainted with the history and cultural traditions of Russia.

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