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The Treasures of the Hermitage Museum – St. Petersburg and Moscow

The National Gallery of Canada 2016 Members’ Tour

Reserve your spot by 15 August to receive:

  • a free renewal of your Gallery membership
  • a personalized tour of this summer’s must-see exhibition, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, with Paul Lang, the exhibition co-curator and the Gallery’s Chief Curator and Deputy Director
  • the beautiful Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun exhibition catalogue
  • the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Top 10 St. Petersburg

The National Gallery of Canada invites its members to experience the art treasures of Russian’s renowned Hermitage Museum, as well as the palaces and museums of St. Petersburg and Moscow. Enjoy an intimate view of masterpieces of art and architecture that defined the grace and beauty of 18th and 19th century Imperial Russia. As a special treat, arrangements have been made for us to visit the Hermitage on a Monday when it is closed to the public. Examine the fine details of the newly restored Amber Room in the Catherine Palace and other sights in the “Tzars Village.” Delight in studying the stunning Forbes Collection of Imperial Easter Eggs at the just opened Fabergé Museum. Don’t miss the Russian Museum holding the finest collection of Russian art anywhere in the world. In Moscow, we will visit the Kremlin, and take in Red Square and St. Basil’s, one of the most photographed sites in the world. We will visit the Diamond Treasury Reserve beneath the Kremlin as well as the great art collections at the Tretyakov and Pushkin Museums. Take the opportunity to enjoy a ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre only steps from our hotel. This truly is a trip of a lifetime!

$5,090* per person
7 nights | Land only
Departs: 6 – 14 October 2016
Download a PDF copy of the itinerary.

To learn more, contact:

Robert Kaszanits
President, The Hermitage
Foundation of Canada
613-489-0794
kaszanits@sympatico.ca

Merit Travel
1-866-341-1777
MeritTravel.com

*CDN$ pp dbl occ. Single supplement: $995. Not included: Airfare, any personal expenses, such as insurance, passport fees, any meals, or items not mentioned, theater performances. Space is limited on this hosted departure. Contact a Merit Travel Specialist for full terms and conditions.


Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Countess Tolstoya (detail), 1796, oil on canvas, 137.7 × 104 cm. National Gallery of Canada. Gift of an anonymous Canadian collector, 2015

Come enjoy our Vigée Le Brun themed Members’ Evening Activities!

Thursday 25 August from 5 to 8 pm
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OIAF

Partner Discounts
Ottawa International Animation Festival

From Wednesday 21 to Sunday 25 September 2016
National Gallery Members can benefit from a single ticket price of $9.*

*NOTE: You will need to present your NGC Member card when collecting your tickets at the door.

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