Bus excursion to Peterhof / Low Park and Grand Palace (included in the registration fee)
Date: May 24, 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 14:00 - 20:00
English speaking guide: yes
Departure/arrival: venue of RAA school 2018 (PDMI RAS, Fontanka river emb., 27)
Gardens: This tour will take you to the suburban town of Peterhof, located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland, 30 km south-west from St.Petersburg, famous for its palaces, parks and fountains. It was an official royal summer residence founded by Peter the Great in 1704 and meant to beat Versailles. The museum complex of Peterhof is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. You will walk in the famous Gardens, the elaborate grounds featuring over 150 fountains, among which you will see the breathtaking Great Cascade, the largest fountain ensemble in the world, the Checker Board Cascade, the Monplaisir Garden and the popular trick fountains, illustrating the love of Peter the Great for practical jokes.
Grand Palace: The splendid Grand Palace is one of the three Crown palaces of the Russian royal family, designed for receptions. There you will see the stunning interiors, including the Ballroom, the local Hall of Mirrors, the exquisite Chinise cabinets and the Oak Study of Peter the Great.
RAA school DINNER (included in the registration fee)
Date: May 25, 2018 (Friday)
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: restaurant "Petrusha" (4, Konnogvardeysky Blvd, St. Petersburg)
We would like to invite all participants RAA school 2018 to take a part in the dinner in the restaurant of Russian cuisine "Petrusha" which is located in former barracks of the Life Guards of the Equestrian Regimentat the intersection of Konnogvardeysky Boulevard, 4 and Konnogvardeysky Lane. Antique furniture, antique interior items, engravings of Petersburg, drawings of the majestic buildings of the young capital, portraits of outstanding people of Peter's time, soft music, elegant lamps, smoke ceramics and Dulev tea set - the interior and the atmosphere of the restaurant seem to transfer guests during the youth of the great Emperor, the era of Peter Ensembles and the Grand Embassy.
"Petrusha" provides its guests with an opportunity not only to have a tasty lunch or dinner, but also feel themselves involved in Russian history. There are also natural fruit drinks, branded tinctures on various spices, herbs, berries and roots, which the restaurant is famous for.
We draw your attention: participants get to the venue of the dinner by themselves.
20 min. by public transport and 35 min. walking from the venue.
The nearest metro station is Admiralteyskaya (purple line) and Nevsky Prospect (blue line).