Art Gallery of Alberta

St. Petersburg


The Treasures of the Hermitage

The Art Gallery of Alberta and the Canadian Friends of the Hermitage Curator’s Tour
June 5–13, 2014

7 nights
$5,200 (Land only)

Experience the art treasures of the Hermitage and the palaces and museums of St. Petersburg. Join Catherine Crowston, AGA Executive Director / Chief Curator and enjoy an intimate view of the masterpieces of art and architecture that defined the grace and beauty of 18th and 19th century Imperial Russia. After a tour of St. Petersburg, examine the fine details of the newly restored Amber Room in the Catherine Palace and other sights of “The Tsars’ Village”. Spend a rare day with a Curator of the Hermitage, when the museum is closed to the public! Experience over 400,000 masterpieces of Russian art spanning 10 centuries in the Russian Museum.

You will delight in daily excursions and see the city raise its illuminated drawbridges, as hundreds of boats and ships pass by to the joy of onlookers. At night, enjoy a wealth of operatic performances in St. Petersburg’s famed White Nights Festival. This will be a vacation you will remember forever!

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For more information, please contact Natalie Ozipko, Development Officer, at or 780.392.2463.