Past Tour Information:
The following tours were created by Astrid Travel in partnership with the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s Art Routes program.
These tours have conclude, however, if you are interested in having AstridTravel recreate the St. Petersburg or San Miguel tour for you, send us an email at astridtravel.com! In addition, The AstridTravel Club will be offering new tours beginning in 2019.
1. St. Petersburg, Russia
Russian Culture is full of depth, surprise, wonder and mystique. The splendor of the arts is just one reason to visit Russia. Exotic architecture, opulent palaces, magnificent ballet performances and heroic visual arts are just a few of the aspects which characterize St. Petersburg. If you have any desire to join a culturally-immersive excursion to this beautiful country, consider joining this Art Routes Tour.
The Art Routes Tour of St. Petersburg is luxury in design. Five star accommodations and transportation will be standard on all tours. VIP guides, expert lecturers and interaction with esteemed locals will give our tour participants a valuable and unique experience. This tour is suitable for couples, friends traveling together and solo travelers. For more information, download the brochure below!
Alexei Leporc lecture on Russian Ballet
Dinner at Tsar Restaurant
Visit Peter Paul Fortress
Tour of Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet
Tour Samoilov Theatrical Museum to see Russian Ballet exhibition
Lunch at Russia Vodka Room Restaurant
Private tour of Diamond collection at
Night ballet performance at Mikhailovsky or Hermitage Theatre
Day trip to Pushkin for a tour of the opulent
Lunch at the famed ethnic Podvorie Restaurant
Tour Pavlovsk Palace and Park, carriage ride optional
Dinner at L’Europa restaurant and night of intimate Tchaikovsky musical performance
Visit Peterhof Palace and Monplesir Palace
Hydrofoil back to St. Petersburg
Lunch at Georgian restaurant, Aragvi
Private tour of Faberge Museum
Private meet and greet with a Mariinsky prima ballerina over dinner at Repa restaurant
Attend a ballet performance at Mariinsky Theatre
Visit Museum of Political History housed in former prima ballerina Matilda Kseshinskaya’s Palace
Backstage tour of Mariinsky Theatre
Lunch at Koriushka Restaurant with view of
Visit Yusupov Palace, one of the most magnificent private palaces in St. Petersburg
Folk Dance Show at Nikolaevsky Palace
Dinner at rooftop restaurant La Terrassa with
view of Kazan Cathedral
Visit the iconic Spilled Blood Cathedral
Visit the Russian Art Museum featuring Russian classical and avant-garde art
Lunch at the Azerbaijanian restaurant, Baku
Pleasure boat ride on the Fontanka River and
Exclusive private tour of Stroganoff Palace with senior curator, ending with a vodka and caviar tasting in the palace cellar
Farewell dinner at Russian Empire restaurant housed in the Stroganoff Palace
To read about AstridTravel’s Art Routes tour to St. Petersburg, click here.
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2. San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende is a historic hotbed of mystical and creative activity. Celebrity chefs, art galleries galore, stunning Spanish Colonial architecture, Mesoamerican pyramids, artisan markets and music everywhere makes San Miguel the perfect setting for a great solo adventure.
This luxury tour will include private tours led by expert guides, including Albert Coffee who was described by Travel + Leisure by “knowing [the Cañada de la Virgen, an Otomi archaeological site] more intimately than any other researcher.” Participants will stay in their choice of either a 5-star hotel or a luxury private home, dine in the finest restaurants, tour wineries, art galleries, cathedrals and more. This comprehensive tour will give insight into the culture and artistic expression of San Miguel in an incredibly insightful way. To learn more, download the brochure below!
Arrive in Leon
Driver will greet with wine and margaritas, and drive to San Miguel
Dinner at Parada Peruvian restaurant
Breakfast at La Corazon
Historic walking tour of San Miguel
Free time to explore around Jardín
Taste of San Miguel tour
Wine and cocktails on rooftop of Rosewood Hotel
Dinner at Restaurante 1826
Breakfast at the hotel/private home
Tour of La Canada de Virgen pyramid site
Lunch at indigenous restaurant
Free time to explore
Tour of Atoltinilco
Brunch at Nirvana
Cuna De Tierra Winery tour
Breakfast at Lavanda
Shopping at the Mercado
Lunch at café Fabrica Aurora with lecture by Richard Almada on Mesoamerican art
Wine reception at local home
Breakfast at El Pagusa
Chapel of Jimmy Ray
Wine and Cheese with Angela Nostra- a local artist
To read about AstridTravel’s Art Routes tour to San Miguel de Allende, click here.
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For more information, email Astrid at email@example.com
Stay tuned for upcoming 2019 tours!