Russian Classical Music Tour


6 Days / 5 Nights

The itinerary of this most refined tour presents a unique opportunity to submerge into the mysterious charm of the Russian classical music through visiting manifold concerts and museums, including a concert of choral singing and a ballet or opera performance at the Mariinsky Theater.

Among other attractions of the tour is visiting the unique collection of musical instruments and the burial place of the world renowned Russian composers Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin, supplemented nicely by the tour of the Museum of the singer Shaliapin.

Though the tour aims, in the first place, to acquaint with the world of the Russian classical music, it includes also visiting such city’s highlights as the Hermitage and the former summer residence of the Russian Tsars in Pushkin, both forming, along with music, a single whole of the Russian culture.

The program of the tour:


 Arrival in St. Petersburg. Check-in. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 2

Breakfast. General sightseeing tour of the city including city’s highlights and places connected closely with the history of the Russian classical music: the Theater Square, the Square of Arts and others. Visit to the Smolny Cathedral for the concert of choral singing. Lunch in a city restaurant. The tour of the cemetery of the Alexander Nevsky Monastery, where the most prominent Russian composers and musicians were buried. Visit to the Philharmonic Society for a music recital/ concert. Dinner at the hotel,  


Day 3

Breakfast. Visiting morning service celebrated at the St. Nicholas Marine Cathedral. The tour of the Hermitage Museum, including, along with the art collection’s highlights, the gala rooms of the Winter Palace and the Hermitage Theatre. Lunch in a city restaurant. Visit to the Conservatory, among the professors of which were Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Shostakovich and many other prominent Russian composers. Meeting the professors and students of the Conservatory. Visiting classes. Dinner at the hotel. 


Day 4

Breakfast. Visit to Pushkin, the former summer residence of the Russian Tsars, for the tour of the Catherine’s Palace. Lunch in a city restaurant. Visit to the museum of the musical instruments. Visiting ballet or opera performance at the Mariinsky Theater. Dinner at the hotel.


Day 5

Breakfast. The tour of the St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Lunch in a city restaurant. Visit to the Shalyapin Museum. The evening tour of the Peter & Paul Cathedral, which will be opened exclusively for the group. The concert of sacred music performed at the Cathedral. Farewell dinner in a city restaurant. 


Day 6

 Breakfast. Check-out. Transfer to the airport. Departure.


The price of the tour is quoted by request.