Treasures of the Hermitage Tour

Hosted by Bob Kaszanits

A 7 day, 6 night curator-led art history tour of the Hermitage Museum and other Imperial Palaces of
St. Petersburg, Russia

Bob Kaszanits

Bob KaszanitsBob Kaszanits is an internationally recognized expert in the protection and preservation of museum collections. As a former Assistant-Director of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Bob received a distinguished service medal from President Putin at a ceremony in the Winter Palace in 2005. Over the past 19 years, Bob has visited Russia 54 times. His tours are a warm rich experience offering insight to the grand mosaic that is Russia.


  • 6 nights accommodation in St. Petersburg at Hotel D'Angleterre, in a classic room, based on double occupancy. 
  • All hotel taxes
  • All transportation based on luxury private coach
  • Arrival and departure transfer assistance
  • Porterage
  • Museum curator/Specialty expert guides for the Hermitage visits and lectures
  • Guides provided at all destinations
  • Lecture room at the hotel in St. Petersburg
  • Meals as outlined in the itinerary (6 breakfasts)
  • Sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary.

Not Included

  • International airfare from Canada/America to St. Petersburg return
  • Departure taxes
  • Any personal items such as passport fee, travel insurance, etc.
  • Russian visa (Our agents can help you with the process to obtain your Russian visa.)
  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers. 

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