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September 29, 2007updated Dec 03, 2015

Elite Recommends – St Petersburg’s Ultimate VIP Experiences

By Chris Boyle

Musical Olympus International Ball

Elite Traveler has selected the most exclusive VIP experiences


The stunning view from a MIG -29

For some people the sky’s the limit, but not with this expedition.

Country of Tourism offers a unique experience, and when they say unique, they really do mean it; the chance to jump in the cockpit of a MiG-29 Fighter Jet and head into the stratosphere. The 50 minute flight program starts with a series of aerobatic maneuvers that will get the heart racing and blood pumping. Maneuvers include flying inverted, the hammer head, the roll, a loop, a low level pass and many more. The pilot will then take you on the most exhilarating part of the trip; to the edge of space. The views from such a lofty height are breathtaking; providing a panoramic of the whole world and allowing a view of the shape of the Earth and the distinctive boundary that separates the blue sky from the deep-black of space. The flight may last 50 minutes, but you can rest assured that your memories will last a lifetime.

The flight strip is not located in St Petersburg, and the total trip will take two days and one night; however Country of Tourism will organize all transport, from a limousine ride from your hotel to the airport or a train station, to transfer and a five-star hotel stay.

Evgeniy Koroletskiy

+1 (800) 490 0309 (USA/Canada Toll Free) +44 207 099 2090 (United Kingdom – London) +7 499 795 7399 (Russia – Moscow) +7 926 493 0638 (German speaking)

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Dancing At The Musical Olympus International Ball


Throughout the early modern era, the highlight of the European social calendar was the ball, and these exceptionally opulent events were attended by the cream of society.

Russian balls were no exception, and the grandeur and majesty displayed by the Tsars and the Russian aristocracy on such evenings reached dizzying heights. It was in this tradition that the Musical Olympus International Ball was created in 1999. The Musical Olympus International Ball has re-established the ball as the highlight of the modern Russian social scene and many now consider it superior to the Vienna equivalent.

Held in the magnificent Catherine Palace, the former summer residency of the Tsars, the charitable ball attracts the elite from Russian art, business and politics as well as a wealth of prominent guests from all over the world. Previous attendees include actors Liv Tyler and Ralf Fiennes and Princess Jeet Khemka of Nabha. The aim of the ball is not only to showcase Russian culture but also to promote charity amongst the wealthier members of society.

The Musical Olympus Foundation develops cultural projects both within Russia and internationally. As well as the charitable ball, the foundation’s work includes the Express-line St Petersburg–Moscow program, showcasing leading musicians of the world to Russian music-lovers. In Moscow and St. Petersburg it has presented the Lakatos Ensemble (Hungary), fado singer Misia (Portugal), the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, and MOMIX physical dance theater (US).

Described by the New York Times as the “The closest thing we will ever get to royalty”, this fabulous event really will be the jewel in the crown of your trip to St Petersburg. Mixing with the A-list, sipping champagne in a magical atmosphere and watching a fantastic fireworks display illuminate the palace of Catherine the Great will transport you to a world where fairytales do come true.

Maria Balakina

+7 812 356 6104

Musical Olympus Foundation, Korablestroiteley St., 14, 199226, St Petersburg

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