Social Programme

You are welcome to join our cultural activities, which were specially designed and created to introduce our guests to St Petersburg, its all beauty and magnificence. By joining our trips you will not only see but also inside visit main place of interest, like Cathedrals, Palaces, the Hermitage and many others. You will do a full day trips to the out-of-town summer residences of Russian Tsars — Peterhof and Pushkin. And of course, you will have an unforgettable boat trip along canals of the Venice of North, as usually St Petersburg is called.

Please, you are welcome to sign up for the tours trough Conference On-Line Services in the Section "Social program" or in case of any difficulties, please, feel free to contact Monomax by e-mail:

In order to secure your seat-in-bus order for the tour we kindly ask you to pre-pay it in advance what will completely guarantee your participation in our cultural program.

The only condition of our tour materialization is minimum number of persons attending which is 12 pax. Please do your bookings as the number of seats is limited!

The deadline for booking is July, 06.

The deadline for prepayment is July, 13.

Date Tour Duration Comments Price,
City of Peter the Great 09:00—16:00
7 hours
General city tour by bus
Visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress
Visit to the St Isaak's Cathedral
Boat trip down the canals
LUNCH: not included
START: Conference Venue
END: city center
Full day tour to Peterhof 09:30—17:30
8 hours
Roundtrip to Peterhof by hydrofoil
Visit to Grand Palace
Walking tour around Lower Park
Visit to one of the small Palaces
LUNCH: included
START: Conference Venue
END: city center
The State Hermitage 09:00—15:00
6 hours
Roundtrip to the Hermitage by bus
Visit to the Hermitage (main exhibitions)
LUNCH: not included
START: Conference Venue
END: Conference Venue
Conference City tour 14:30—17:30
3 hours
Orientation city tour by bus
Photo-stops at main sights
LUNCH: not included
START: Conference Venue
END: city center
Included in reg. fee
Full day tour to Pushkin 09:00—17:00
8 hours
Roundtrip to Pushkin by bus
Visit to Catherine Palace
Walking tour around Park
Visit souvenir market
LUNCH: included
START: Conference Venue
END: Conference Venue
Conference Gala Dinner 20:00 Included in reg. fee
Imperial Palaces 09:00—15:00
6 hours
Visit to the Menshikov Palace
Visit to the Yusupov Palace (with Rasputin's Rooms)
LUNCH: not included
START: Conference Venue
END: Conference Venue


  • when tours end in the city center, the drop off point is metro station "Gostiny Dvor/Nevskiy Prospect"
  • duration of the tours includes time to get from Conference Venue and return back (where indicated) and excursion time.

To see the underground railway map, please, click here.

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