Travel To Russia with the founder of Exeter International
Imagine yourself enjoying a private after hours’ tour in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Wonder at the jaw-dropping Faberge collection in the Shuvalov Palace, led by the best guides in Russia. Eat in the best local restaurants and connect with the Russia of today.
Greg Tepper, Founder of Exeter International is personally hosting an exclusive White Nights tour to Russia in 2020. This tour will appeal to both people that have never been to Russia, and to people that have not been for several years. Traveling with Greg will give you an insight into the Russia of today and the Russia of yesterday unlike any other.
Greg started studying Russian at the age of 16 – six days a week. He fell in love with the language, the history, culture and people of Russia. After living in Russia at the turbulent time of change from the USSR, Greg returned to the United States and wanted to share his passion for Russian culture with others – so Exeter International was born. Greg will share his knowledge, insights and passion of this vast and complex nation.
Many things have changed in the last quarter century but the art, culture and beauty of St. Petersburg has been restored and re-imagined. The quality of hotels, restaurants and service levels are a world away from 1993. In St. Petersburg, new museums have been created out of historic but dilapidated palaces and new theaters have been built to take Russian ballet, opera and symphony to new levels.
See provisional itinerary below or download here. Contact us today to reserve your place on one of these very special tours.
Departure Date: June 23-28, 2020
Optional Moscow Pre-Tour: Please see additional itinerary for dates and activities included here.
Optional St. Petersburg Post-Tour: Please see additional itinerary for dates and activities here.
Please note that this trip is more physically demanding than many tours. There is a considerable amount of walking and standing involved throughout the program. You must be able to climb and descend stairs easily without assistance and walk over uneven and cobblestoned areas. Often, we will visit multiple museums a day, with one to two hours or more in each museum where we will be standing and walking through the collections. Unfortunately, if you use a wheelchair, we will not be able to accommodate you on this tour due to the limited access of ramps and elevators in museums, hotels and other sights. If you use a cane or other assistance for walking or are not able to walk long distances, our Founder's tours may not be the best fit for you. We kindly ask that you consider your physical abilities with regards to the itinerary for this program, as the itinerary cannot be amended to accommodate any physical limitations.