25 - 28 March 2018
  St. Petersburg      Russia

Adults Childrens's Competitive nature Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Habits Authentic Processed Styled

Director:  Mr. Ruslan Lukichev

A relatively young city, St. Petersburg was founded in 1703, and has been playing key role in the history of Russia ever since. St. Petersburg's most renowned novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky in perhaps his greatest novel "The Brothers Karamazov" wrote about three brothers who represent three worlds: the intellectual, the spiritual, and the sensual. No doubt modern St. Petersburg offers a fascinating combo of all these worlds, which will make your stay here a unique and memorable one. Whether you are walking across the city in summer, visiting the world-renowned ballet at the Mariinsky Theater in a magical winter evening, enjoying an early autumn afternoon in one the city's outstanding suburban parks, or delighting in the world-class art collection at the Hermitage Museum at any time of the year, you are sure to appreciate the unique beauty and rich culture of the city on the Neva river. Take a bus ride along its main streets and prospects enjoying its splendid sights: numerous palaces and cathedrals, rivers and channels, old monuments and parks. The city's most popular spots are St. Isaac's Square, the Cruiser Avrora, the Peter and Paul Fortress. In summer we suggest you to take a boat trip along the Fontanka River, the Griboedov Canal, or the Moika River; the Mikhailovsky Garden, the Admiralty or Palace Embankments; or around the Peter and Paul Fortress. Don’t miss a chance to enjoy spectacular panorama of the rasing bridges at night. More than 20 bridges span the Neva river and its armlets. Most of these bridges are bascule bridges and are opened at night during the navigational season for large vessels to pass through. Among the most beautiful are the Troitsky (Trinity), Dvortsovy (Palace), and Bolshoy Okhtinskiy Bridges. Watching the raising of the bridges, whether from the embankments or from a pleasure boats, is one of the great St. Petersburg experiences during the dreamy White Nights of June and July.


25 March 2018 Day 1. (transfer is provided)
Arrival of the group to the station, meeting with the guide. Recommended arrival time: from 9:00 to 11:00. Meeting with the guide: not earlier than 7:00. 
Boarding the bus.  Sightseeing tour of Saint-Petersburg (preliminary list of the attractions to be visited as follows: St. Isaac's Square, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Blue Bridge, building of the Mariinsky Palace, the monument to the Tsar Nikolay the Ist, the buildings of Astoria and Angleter hotels, "The Bronze Horseman", the Admiralty building, the buildings of Senate and Synod, the Art Square, the monument to Alexander Pushkin, the building of the Mikhailovsky Palace, the Church of the Savior on Blood, the Field of Mars, the Peter and Paul Fortress, Cruiser Aurora, the Spit of the Vasilyevski Island, Rostral columns and other tourist attractions). 
Walking tour of the Peter and Paul Fortress. Visiting the Peter and Paul Cathedral.*
Transfer to the hotel. Check-in time after 14.00. Early check-in in the hotel is possible only if there are free rooms available. 
Organizational meeting with the leaders of the groups.
Completion of the first day. Free time. Optional - additional excursions.* 
26 March 2018 Day 2. Festival
Breakfast at the hotel. 
Boarding the bus. Transfer to the festival. Registration of contestants. 
Rehearsal of the concert program  according to the schedule.
Opening ceremony. Welcoming words of the jury and the Organizing Committee. Festival performances of the contestants. Meeting of the jury. 
Gala concert. The closing ceremony of the festival. 
Awarding ceremony, presenting of the diplomas, cups, souvenirs. Discussion of the performances with the jury. 
Round table for teachers and group leaders, devoted to topical problems of education in the field of culture and arts. Presenting letters of thanks and certificates of participation to the teachers and group leaders (during round table). 
Buffet for group leaders. Informal communication. 
Transfer to the hotel. Completion of the second day. Free time.
27 March 2018 Day 3. Free time (additional excursions).
Breakfast at the hotel. 
Boarding the bus. Transfer to the festival. Registration of contestants.
Rehearsal of the concert program according to the schedule.
Opening ceremony. Welcoming words of the jury and the Organizing Committee. Performances. Meeting of the jury.
Round table for teachers and group leaders, devoted to topical problems of education in the field of culture and arts. Discussion of performances of contestants with the members of the jury.  Buffet for group leaders. Informal communication.
Gala concert. Disco.
Awarding Ceremony. Presenting  diplomas, cups and souvenirs. Presenting letters of thanks and certificates of participation to the teachers and group leaders (during round table).
The closing ceremony of the festival.
Transfer to the hotel. Completion of the third day. Free time. 
28 March 2018 Day 4. (transfer is provided)
Breakfast. Departure from the hotel no later than 12.00. Boarding the bus. 
The guided tour to Pushkin town (the former imperial residence Tsarskoye Selo):
  • Bus excursion.
  • Visit of the magnificent Catherine Park
  • Visit of the Grand Catherine Palace and Amber room*
Return to St. Petersburg. Transfer to the train station. Recommended departure time: after 18.00. Free time before getting on the train (plane). Completion of the program.
* - not included in the registration fee

Participation fee:

(according to the preferred category of accommodation)
  • 105 Euro per person - Category "Economy" - "Tourist Hotel". Quadruple and 5-bed Rooms with shared bathroom, continental breakfast.
Tourist Hotel stands in a quiet side street in St. Petersburg, a 5-minute walk from Park Pobedy and Elektrosila Metro Station. Free Wi-Fi and Russian cuisine are offered. Rooms at the Tourist Hotel include a TV, a fridge, a work desk and free local phone calls. Reception is open 24 hours a day, and there is also a car hire and a tour desk. Guests can enjoy Russian cuisine in the on-site Crazy Hunter cafe, including freshly-baked pies. A buffet breakfast is provided each morning. Saint Isaac's Cathedral and State Hermitage Museum are 8.5 km away. Peterburgsky Sport and Concert all is within a 15-minute walk of the property. Parking is available outside the Tourist Hotel. Nevsky Prospekt in the city centre can be reached in 20 minutes from Electrosila Metro Station. Sevastyanova Tram Stop is a 5-minute walk away. Pulkovo International Airport is 13.3 km from Tourist Hotel. Moskovskiy district is a great choice for travellers interested in Friendly People, Monuments and Architecture.
  • 149 Euro per person - Standard + - "Bristol Hotel". Standard Double (Twin) Rooms with Bathroom, buffet breakfast.

This 3-star hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the Obvodniy Canal Metro Station. Offering free WiFi, parking and tour desk.The air-conditioned rooms at the Bristol Hotel are decorated in neutral colours, and offer a flat-screen TV and minibar. Each private bathroom comes with a hairdryer and toiletries. Free bottle of water is included in all the rooms. The Arctic and Antarctic Museum is 2 km from the Bristol Hotel Saint Petersburg, and the Ligov Shopping Centre is a 10-minute walk away. Borovaya Train Station and Rasstannaya tram stop are a 5-minute walk from the Bristol. It's 15 minutes' drive from Moskovskiy Train Station and Pulkovo International Airport 17 km away.

  • 155 Euro per person - Category "Comfort" - "Ibis Hotel". Double (twin) rooms with bathroom, buffet breakfast, in the city center.
This 3-star hotel in the heart of St. Petersburg is just a 5-minute walk from Nevsky Prospekt’s shops and only 500 m from Moscow Railway Station. In-room WiFi is free. Rooms at Ibis St. Petersburg Centre have air conditioning, satellite TV and a work desk. The en suite bathrooms are stocked with a hairdryer and free bathroom amenities. Ibis Kitchen Restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine. The hotel also offers Ibis Lounge Bar, where guests can enjoy refreshing drinks and light snacks. Ibis also has a tour desk and a 24-hour front desk. This is our guests' favorite part of Saint Petersburg, according to independent reviews. There are plenty of highly rated places to eat nearby, making it easy to find a great restaurant.
** WARNING! Number of hotel rooms is limited! We book the rooms only after receiving prepayment. 3-bed rooms are available upon request.

Participation fee includes:

  • accommodation in Saint-Petersburg (3 nights);
  • meals (3 breakfasts and 2 lunches);
  • guided sightseeing tour of St.Petersburg;
  • Walking tour of the Peter and Paul Fortress;
  • bus excursion to Tsarskoye Selo (the Pushkin town), entrance fees to the park
  • meeting the groups at the station and accompanying groups to the station;
  • transfers according to the festival program***
  • each 16th participant is free of charge (15 paying participants + 1 free)

Participation fee does not include:

  • entry tickets and sightseeing fees;
  • additional sightseeing tours and transfers;
  • additional night of stay in the hotel (price upon request).
** WARNING! If the sightseeing tour or transfer is rescheduled by the applicant's request to the date or time differing from the standard festival program all expenses shall be paid by the contestant according to the issued invoice.
Organizational fee for one nomination (not included into the participation fee):
  • 12 EUR for one ensemble participant (no more than 180 EUR for an ensemble)
  • 25 EUR for a soloist
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment

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