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White Nights 2013


White Nights 2013: June 23-29, 2013
400th Anniversary of the House of Romanov

St. Petersburg, Peter the Great’s creation and the home of the Hermitage Museum (Catherine the Great’s creation), is at its most beautiful and poetic during the “White Nights” celebration that follow the summer solstice.

Join us for an exclusive aesthetic experience as we guide you to the city’s famous sites and hidden gems.  Our White Nights Tour is your chance to discover Russia’s Imperial capital with its extraordinary heritage of palaces, museums, theaters, cathedrals and other cultural and historic landmarks.

Over six days, you will experience exclusive access via customized behind-the-scenes visits led by world-class curators; private excursions by boat and horse-drawn carriage; great restaurants; and much, much more.

The highlight of the Tour is the Hermitage Gala Banquet which will take place this year on Friday June 28th, a unique and luxurious evening of dinner and entertainment in the magnificent halls of the Winter Palace, where you will experience the museum no longer as a museum, but as the palace it also was. This year the Gala’s theme will be the 400th anniversary of the House of Romanov whose history intertwines with that of the Hermitage itself. 

Additional options include the world-famous Mariinsky Theater for a night of ballet or opera, and extra days on June 30 and July 1st, with a choice of an additional Monday visit to the Hermitage and various other experiences.

For additional information and reservations, please contact the Hermitage Museum Foundation at info@hermitagemuseumfoundation.org

Click here to view the detailed White Nights Itinerary for 2013.

Click here for 2013's Annual Gala Banquet in Winter Palace on Friday, June 28th.


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