Social program

Complimentary activities

11 July, Evening

Welcome Reception

12 July, Evening

Official Conference Dinner

14 July, Evening

Pavlovsk Palace tour

Pavlovsk is a former Summer residence of Emperor Paul I and his wife. It is a wonderful summer palace with a huge English type landscape park around it. It was constructed at the end of the 18th century. Its delicate, elegant and harmonious classical style interiors will not display bright and luxurious gildings which are so typical for the Russian baroque. Instead it will strike you with its own special charm, impeccable proportions and perfect taste. Pavlovsk still bears traces of personality of its owners. It also has a collection of original furniture, clocks, porcelain and other pieces of art and applied art, which is the richest collection among the Summer palaces.

15 July, Evening

Bus guided city tour in St.Petersburg

St. Petersburg is one of the world's most beautiful cities, it has all the ingredients for an unforgettable travel experience: high art, lavish architecture, wild nightlife, an extraordinary history and rich cultural traditions that have inspired and nurtured some of the modern world's greatest literature, music, and visual art. From the mysterious twilight of the White Nights to world-beating opera and ballet productions on magical winter evenings, St. Petersburg charms and entices in every season.

Optional activities

15 July, Evening

Night boat trip on the Neva River (with finger buffet)

Trip along the rivers and canals of Saint Petersburg offers a fascinating journey through 'the Venice of the North' on the comfortable boat. The city looks quite different from the water, than from the embankments. You will watch the rising of the bridges of Saint Petersburg in the romantic period of the White nights – a completely unique image of Saint Petersburg, and the reason why many tourists come to Saint Petersburg. Highlights of the historic centre of the city are the bridges, palaces, churches, streets, and alleys still leaves everyone in awe.

16 July, Whole day

Post-Conference tour to Peterhof Palace and Park (with lunch)

The Peterhof Museum Complex is one of the most popular museums not only in Russia, but in the whole world. As a former residence of the Russian monarchs, Peterhof brings together the finest achievements in national and international culture. Peter the Great planned Peterhof as the residence of a sea king. This was to be his incarnation of Russia as a great European power, with a foothold on the shores of the world's oceans, capable of competing with the finest Western courts — above all, with Versailles. The Peterhof Museum Complex is rightfully regarded as the “capital of fountains”. Included in the state register of most valuable cultural objects of the Russian Federation, Peterhof now bears the proud title of one of the "Seven Wonders of Russia.

Detailed information about Optional activities will be sent you later because the cost of each action depends on the number of participants. Please note during the filling of the registration form which actions of the social program do you wish to attend.