In the Land of the Tsars - The Russian Winter Arts

December 27, 2014 - January 5, 2015

Experience the magic and romance of a Russian winter. Begin in Moscow’s snow blanketed Red Square to see the Kremlin and its collections, the Pushkin Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery. Travel by express train to St. Petersburg, whose incomparable Hermitage is a highlight. Enjoy the city’s renowned Winter Arts Festival, showcasing the performing arts. Ring in the New Year at a gala ball in one of St. Petersburg’s most glorious palaces, recapturing the glamour of tzarist celebrations.

Study Leader Information

We are delighted to be traveling with Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, the Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Tour Itinerary

December 27
New York, U.S.A./Moscow, Russia

December 28
Arrive Moscow, Russia; Welcome reception and dinner

December 29
Armory Museum of the Kremlin; Assumption and Annunciation Cathedrals; Traditional Russian lunch; stroll Red Square

December 30
Galleries of the Old Tretyakov; St. Nicholas Church; Lunch at the Artist Gallery; New Tretyakov Picture Gallery

December 31
Pushkin Museum of Fine Art; Board the high-speed Sapsan train for St. Petersburg

January 1
Hermitage Museum; Tsar's Ball at Catherine's Palace

January 2
New Year's Day brunch; Private recital by opera soloists

January 3
Russian Museum; Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood; Winter Arts Festival performance

January 4
Pavlovsk palace; Traditional Russian troika (horse-drawn sleigh) ride; Lunch at Podvorye Restaurant;
Farewell dinner at the hotel

January 5
Transfer to the airport for flights back to the U.S.A.


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