THE SOFT EMBRACE OF SAINT PETERSBURG IS WOVEN INTO A GRACEFUL FLOW OF INSPIRATION, WIELDING UPON THE BEAUTY OF ITS INVITATION TO THE ARTS, ACADEMIA, AND FLAWLESS MAJESTY OF THE ARCHITECTURE.
Content Introduction Day 1 Day 2 Brodilka Day Cultural Day Pscov,,Pechory, Izborsk Soviet Day Ode to St. Petersburg How much Contacts
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Study Tour Booklet
Saint Petersburg 27th-30th of August
Is Saint-Petersburg the best city in Russia? We’re absolutely sure! And this summer you have a great opportunity to find out for yourself. We’ve prepared an exciting program and Post Tour in Saint-Petersburg consisting of 2 parts: Basic KIT (2 days) Your choice KIT | Optional Offers (1-2 days) *more information is on the following pages You will be able to choose and make your own program, taking into consideration the amount of money & time & interests after registering. So, be spontaneous and take advantage of all our options. Tired of the usual ways to spend the summer? Join us and explore the unique beauty of the city combined with unforgettable moments with AIESECers! Now it’s your chance to do it, we have prepared tons of interesting & fun things for you! We ‘re expecting you, don’t miss out! Yours, Study tour team
BASIC KIT (2 days) Inspiring St Petersburg Day Includes City-tour | around the cityâ€™s best Boat Trip to see the bridges opening Saint-Petersburg is the heart of Russian culture; a city of palaces, channels, drawbridges and beauty, impacted by great empires, revolutions and World War II. It is a place that one needs to see at least once in their life. You can feel the spirit of this incredible city on the first day, but 24 hours wouldnâ€™t be sufficient to learn its true essences. From the mysterious twilight of the White Nights to world-beating opera and ballet productions on magical summer nights, St. Petersburg charms and entices in every season.
Having visited St. Petersburg once, you will return again and again
BASIC KIT (2 days)
Includes Peterhof Palace + Fountains
One of St. Petersburg's most famous and popular visitor attractions, the palace and park at Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets) are often referred to as "the Russian Versaille", although many visitors conclude that the comparison does a disservice to the grandeur and scope of this majestic estate. Improvements to the park continued throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Catherine the Great, after leaving her own mark on the park, moved the court to Pushkin, but Peterhof once again became the official Imperial Residence in the reign of Nicholas I, who ordered the building of the modest Cottage Palace in 1826.
Optional- Brodilka Day This day includes a trip to the city’s most famous landmarks, giving you the chance to make a wish while embracing its energy & soul. It’s going to be completely free – for those who are short on funds. Includes Mystic places Famous tales Places of literacy heritage
Must do: Make a wish Be inspired by the city St Petersburg is one of the most romantic cities in the world, with various places that bring good fortune to people from all walks of life. A lot of legends and superstitions are connected to our monuments, parks, and bridges. The city is full of stories of our emperors, poets, writers, and artists, all of which you will learn about during our tour.
Optional- Cultural Day Includes Hermitage Ballet (paid separately)
The day will start at the Hermitage. The museumâ€™s collection includes more than three million works of art and artifacts from all over the world. Among them are paintings, graphic works, sculptures and works of applied art, archaeological finds and numismatic material.
In the evening you can watch ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre, the most famous theatre in Russia. The Mariinsky Theatre has been presenting the world with a plethora of great artistes for more than two centuries.
OptionalTrip to Pscov, Pechory, Izborsk
On this day, you will have the change to visit 3 amazing cities all within 300 km of Saint-Petersburg.
PSKOV is an ancient Russian city with more than 1.100 years of history. It is located at the border of Estonia and Latvia.
PECHORY is 53 km away from Pskov. There you will have be able to admire the beauty of the local fortress and the monastery built in the 15th. It was built in 15th century. Founded in 1473, the monastery is one of the few places of worship in Russia that has been continually open for more than 530 years. IZBORSK is a city older than both Moscow and Pskov. It is a truly unique place that has a lot of different & interesting stories to tell you. It is said to be the Russian Switzerland for its picturesque surroundings and breathtaking sights..
Optional- Soviet Day Includes Cruiser Aurora Prison (from other side of river, where the sphinx is) Museum of Leningrad's Blockade Piskarevskii memorial The whole day is devoted to Soviet-era Saint Petersburg (Leningrad), the most tragic period in the cityâ€™s history, full of suffering and heroism. For everyone who lives in St. Petersburg, the Blokada (the Siege) of Leningrad is an important part of the city's heritage and a painful memory for the population's older generations. To you, our selfless defenders Thankful Leningrad will always cherish your memory Descendants will owe their lives to you The heroes' eternal glory grows in the glory of their descendants. To the victims of the Great War's blockade Your heroic deed is eternal in hearts of generations to come To the proud heroes of unending glory Keep your life by the example of the fallen heroes. by M.A. Dudin
Each day, every hour I habitually follow in my thoughts, Trying to guess from their number The year which brings my death. And where will fate send death to me? In battle, in my travels, or on the seas? Or will the neighbouring valley Receive my chilled ashes? And although to the senseless body It is indifferent wherever it rots, Yet close to my beloved countryside I still would prefer to rest. And let it be, beside the graveâ€™s vault That young life forever will be playing, And impartial, indifferent nature Eternally be shining in beauty.
-Aleksandr Serigeevich Pushkin
Contacts and links For more information about Saint Petersburg: http://www.saint-petersburg.com/ http://www.waytorussia.net/SaintPetersburg/Guide.html
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Tatyana Simonenko, Study Tour OCP AIESEC in Saint-Petersburg, LC E&G
Manos Zacharakis, Study Tour OCVP Delegate servicing AIESEC in Greece