After the breakfast visit to Alexander Nevsky Lavra (resting place). The monastery cemetery holds the remains of many of Russia’s outstanding cultural figures, their gravestones are pieces of art themselves. We’ll pay tribute to the great Russian composers Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Glinka, Mussorgsky, Borodin, Balakirev, Rubinshtein; novelist Dostoevsky, choreographer Petipa, and many others.
Next is the visit to the State Russian Museum containing over half a million pieces of the Russian fine arts. We will get acquainted with the rich collection of Russian icons of the XII c., paintings of the artists of XIX c. such as Brulov, Aivazovsky, Repin, Levitan, Surikov, Serov, Vrubel, Antokolski.
We will admire the masterpieces of the Russian “modern” artists: Petrov-Vodkin, Kandinski, Chagall, Malevich, and others. Finish the day at the extremely colorful “Church of the Spilt Blood” – a memorial church built on the spot of the assassination of Tsar Alexander II. Dinner in the Russian National cuisine restaurant with folklore performance.