- Introduction
- General information
- City of Saint Petersburg
- Conference chairs
- Conference secretariat
- Scientific committee
- Tehcnical program
- Official language
- Conference venue and accommodation
- Technical tours
- Social program
- Visas
- Weather in St. Petersburg
- How to reach St. Petersburg
- Registration
- Registration fees
- Technical sessions
- Preliminary schedule
- Facilities
- Hotel reservation and booking for social events forms
- Hotel Moscow
- Social program proposed for the days of the conference
- Social events for any day
- Social events booking form


We are pleased to offer you private tours, the convenience of sightseeing at your own pace, and the flexibility of selecting a tour with your own interests in mind. Having your own personal English-speaking guide along with a driver makes all of this possible. Tour price includes entrance fee, guide service, transportation. Here enclosed is a brief description of Saint Petersburg sights. Individual excursion price list is also enclosed. Other optional tours are available on request. For more details, please, contact Mr. V.Shevtchuk at

City tour

Built by the greatest of Russian Tsars, Peter the Great, Saint Petersburg is cut by Neva River and criss-crossed by numerous canals. As you tour the incomparable "Empress of the Baltic" you will be dazzled by its beauty at every turn. The majesty of Peter's "Window to the west" will enchant you forever.

Peter & Paul Fortress

Birthsite of St. Petersburg and formidable bastion along the Neva river, founded by Peter the Great in 1703. St. Peter & Paul Cathedral was the burial place of the Russian Tsars.

St. Issac's Cathedral

St. Isaac's Cathedral - St. Petersburg's largest church and one of the world's largest domed structures capable to accommodate up to 7000 people. The vast interior is decorated with gilded stucco, mosaics, paintings, sculptures and bas-reliefs.

The State Hermitage Museum

The State Hermitage ranks among the most famous art museums in the world displaying masterpieces by hundreds of artists. The grandiose Winter Palace, the former residence of the Russian tsars and four adjacent buildings house one of the famous art collections in the world consisting of more than two million paintings and art objects.

Russian Museum

The largest museum of Russian art, opened in 1898. It is housed in the former Mikhailovsky palace and contains works by the great Russian artists numbering nearly 400 000 exhibits, from ancient icons to the Avant-garde painting of the XX century.

Yusupov Palace

You get a special look at Russia's mysterious past when you visit opulent Yusupov palace where Rasputin, the "Mad Monk" was murdered in 1916. The palace now is one of the most interesting sights of St. Petersburg and represents a rare combination of an architectural monument and a "temple of art".

Pushkin (Tsarskoye selo) - Palaces & parks

Tsarskoye Selo, a former summer residence of Russian tsars, is a fascinating monument of the world's architectural and gardening arts of XVII-XIX centuries. The compositional centre of the Tsarskoselsky ensemble is Catherine's Palace containing exquisite decorative objects, furniture, Russian and West-European paintings, unique collections of porcelain, amber, decorative bronze, sculptures etc.

Pavlovsk - Palaces and parks

Pavlovsk is a superb palace-and-park ensemble of the late XVIII - XIX centuries which was used as a summer residence of the Russian emperor Paul I and his family. The collection of the Palace contains a large number of antique sculptures from Italy as well as gifts from European royal courts. The landscape park, one of the largest in Europe, covers the area of 600 ha.

Peterhof Palace

Peterhof, formerly known as Petrodvorets, is 30 km to the West of St. Petersburg. A Baroque spectacle of incomparable beauty, the palace of Peter the Great, was built to rival Versailles and boasts beautiful fountains and gardens. The complex also includes the "Monplaisir" and "Marly" Palaces and the Hermitage Pavillion.

INDIVIDUAL EXCURSION RATES (print vertion, PDF, zip, 100 kb)
(rates are in USD per person, include entrance fee, guide service, transportation)

Excursion hours *1 pax car *2 pax car *3-5 pax minibus *6-8 pax minibus
City tour 2 60 30 25 15
City tour and Peter & Paul Fortress 3 90 45 35 20
St. Isaac's Cathedral + Temple on Spilled Blood 3 100 60 50 35
Hermitage 3 85 47 35 30
Russian Museum 3 80 42 35 30
Yusupov Palace with Rasputin`s Rooms 2,5 80 43 35 30
Pushkin or Pavlovsk ( palaces and parks ) 4 100 54 45 30
Peterhof - parks, palaces, fountains 5 120 65 55 40
Bus tour to Kronshtadt 5 98 49 39 22
Boat trip along the canals or Neva River cruise 2 70 39 35 29


Pushkin - "Tsarskoye Selo" (Catherine`s Palace and Park), Pavlovsk (Palace and Park), lunch at Russian restaurant is included
200 USD - 1 person,
130 USD p/p - 2 persons,
more persons - on request
Tour to Novgorod
(Novgorod is an old Russian city having splendid architectural assembles of Russian Orthodox churches and monasteries, located about 200 km from St. Petersburg), lunch is included
240 USD - 1 person,
140 USD p/p - 2 persons,
more persons - on request
14 Tour to Moscow
Duration: 4 days/3 nights (including 1 night on the way to Moscow)
Day 1 Transfer railway station - hotel, morning city tour, lunch at the hotel, visit to the Tretjakov Art Gallery
Day 2 Visit to Sergiev Posad (center of the Russian Orthodox Church from Medieval times), lunch on the route
Day 3 - Day 4 Leisure time
Package price: USD 395, Single supplement: USD 80, Price is NETT given per person per tour
Note: return flight and transfer to the airport are not included

Other excursions - on request
Note : * - number of persons


Mariinsky Theatre
60 - 80 USD *
Musorgsky Theatre
40 - 45 USD
Ballet Performances
35 - 40 USD
Schostakovich Philharmonic Hall
25 - 35 USD

    * after 01.06.02 up to 100 USD


Palace Square and the Alexander Column Peter the GreatPeter & Paul FortressThe Stock Exchange and the Rostral Columns St. Issac's CathedralThe State Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace)Russian MuseumYusupov PalaceCatherine's Palace (Pushkin)PavlovskPeterhof PalacePeterhof fountainsPeterhof, MarlyThe Saviour on the BloodCathedral of Our Lady of Kazan Embankment and Peter & Paul FortressNew HollandThe AdmiraltyGatchina

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