Federation of European Biochemical
Societies CONGRESS 2013
“Mechanisms in Biology”
July 6th - 11th 2013,
St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
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City Tour in St. Petersburg

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This tour reveals the most impressive places of St. Petersburg. From the bus window, you will observe main city attractions and enjoy the beauty of its palaces and parks. You’ll be stunned by exquisiteness and wealth of cathedrals, and charmed by the appearance of St. Petersburg, created by talented architects. You will hear mystical stories and legends of the city, penetrate into behind the scenes of the lives of many famous St. Petersburg citizens, dive into the past and once again evaluate all of the beauty and splendor of the cultural capital.

Cost of the tour per person: €30
Duration: 3 hours
Entrances not included
Minimum guests for the tour: 30
Maximum guests for the tour: 40

Night City Tour

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When night falls over the Northern Venice, it's impossible to miss fascinating views of the gorgeous city from the water. Take a trip to breathe in St. Petersburg mysterious glory. Summer gives you a unique opportunity of White Nights and a romance observing numerous beautiful drawbridges being open. What could be more romantic than walking along rivers and canals when night is as bright as early evening? During this short period when a faint twilight takes the place of night darkness, streets, squares and embankments get this unbelievable charm. Palaces, parks, churches - the whole city seems to be standing majestically over the grand Neva river.

Cost of the tour per person: Euro 35
Duration: 2 hours
Entrances not included
Minimum guests for the tour: 30
Maximum guests for the tour: 40

Parks and Fountains of Peterhoff

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Among St. Petersburg's greatest visitor attractions are the incredible Imperial parks and palaces in the suburbs of the city. Peterhof is a front summer residence of Peter the Great, located near St. Petersburg. It attained worldwide fame with its constellation of palaces, collection, and first and foremost - fountains and cascades. Four cascades and 150 active fountains are astounding. If the criteria are wealth and exquisiteness of design, originality of technical ideas, then Peterhof surpasses its prototypes taken by Peter the Great - Versailles and other European palaces.

Cost of the tour per person: Euro 45
Duration: 4 hours
Entrance to Peterhoff Gardens
Notes: lots of walking in the open air, stairs
Minimum guests for the tour: 30
Maximum guests for the tour: 40

Journey to Pushkin. Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Chamber

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Catherine's Palace and parks of the Tzarskoseliskoy Imperial residence are inviting visitors to dive into the romantic atmosphere of a past epoch. The Palace is rich in a diverse collection of art masterpieces, furniture items, china items, statues, paintings, etc. including private belongings of Russian emperors and members of the imperial family.

One of the main sights of the Catherine Palace is the recently restored and famous Amber Room, the history of which is covered with many unsolved mysteries. You will enjoy the results of the restoration, made by the most experienced craftsmen, whose professionalism and extremely hard work allowed for the rebuilding of the eighth wonder of the world.

Cost of the tour per person: €48
Duration: 4 hours
Entrances to Catherine's Palace and Park
Notes: lots of walking in the open air, stairs
Minimum guests for the tour: 25
Maximum guests for the tour: 35

St. Petersburg of Peter the Great

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This tour is taking you to the early times of St. Petersburg history and reveals Tzar Peter's personality. Guests will find themselves at the times of Northern war on the Neva lands. Find out all about the ambitious idea of "Paradize" creation, reforms, traditions of the newborn city, tzar's closest companions. This tour includes visit to the Peter and Paul's Fortress, Peters' log cabin, the Trinity square and picturesque Summer Garden.

Cost of the tour per person: €38
Duration: 3 hours
Entrances to Peter and Paul's Fortress
Notes: comfortable shoes
Minimum guests for the tour: 30
Maximum guests for the tour: 4

The Nobels in St. Petersburg

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Swedish dynasty of manufacturers is known all over the world, and mainly because of Alfred Nobel - Nobel Prize founder. Three generations of manufacturers lived and worked in St. Petersburg during 80 years' period. The tour takes you around notable places connected with the family history, including former factory and houses, memorial of the Nobles.

Cost of the tour per person: €30
Duration: 3 hours
Entrances not included
Minimum guests for the tour: 30
Maximum guests for the tour: 40

Behind the stage of the Mariinsky Theatre

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Mariinsky Theatre is one of the oldest theatres in Russia. Throughout different times, within the theatre worked such composers as Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Igor Stravinsky, choreographers Maurice Petipa and George Balanchine, ballerinas Malthilde Kshessinsky, Anna Pavlova and Galina Ulanova, dancers Vaslav Nijinsky, Rudolf Nureyev, and Mikhail Baryshnikov as well as the outstanding Russian bass Feodor Chaliapin. Tourists will be able to see the life of the theatre behind the scenes - its unique stage, the czar box, as well as the world's only workshop in the dome of the theatre, where amazing costumes and performance sets were handcrafted.

Cost of the tour per person: €65
Duration: 3 hours
Entrances to the backstage of the theatre
Minimum guests for the tour: 10
Maximum guests for the tour: 15

Walk around the city with a professional photographer

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A walk on the streets of St. Petersburg is always curious. It becomes exclusive if you are accompanied by a professional photographer who not only shows you the most beautiful views but can also give you a professional photo shoot in the most unusual and unpredictable places of the City on Neva.

Cost of the tour per person: €86
Duration: 3 hours
Entrances not included
Notes: lots of walking
Minimum guests for the tour: 8
Maximum guests for the tour: 10

Journey to Shuvalovka village

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Here time stopped centuries ago. Only 30 kilometers away from St. Petersburg, there's a folk village where any visitor finds himself in an atmosphere of the true ancient Russian spirit. Not only peasant houses but also traditional crafts, blacksmith, potter, workshops where one can produce and take away his own work of traditional Russian art. Games, folk entertainment, traditional Russian cuisine, all this can be found in Shuvalovka village.

Cost of the tour per person: €48
Duration: 4 hours
Entrance to the village with an entertainment program
Notes: comfortable clothes
Minimum guests for the tour: 20
Maximum guests for the tour: 30