The Tretyakov Gallery houses thousands of works of art.
The Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow
is Russia’s State Art Museum and, as such, the majority of the work in the gallery is by Russian painters, sculptors and artists. Consistently voted one of the key visitor attractions in Moscow this is a must for any trip, even if you only have a few days in the Russian capital with Ulko Tours
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Anna Akhmatova - a celebrated poet who lived under Soviet rule.
Often appearing on top-ten lists of things to do in St. Petersburg, the Anna Akhmatova Museum
at Fontanny Dom is a great opportunity to learn more about the life of artists and writers in Russia. Have a thoroughly literary day and visit the Dostoyevsky Museum too, then have dinner at The Idiot cafe
and bask in your newfound literary profundity. Situated at Naberezhnaya Reki Fontanki, the museum’s entry is just off Liteny which itself runs off Nevsky Propekt. It can be a little hard to locate so ask your Ulko Tours
guide for assistance and note the absence of fountains at Fountain House where the museum is housed! [click to continue…]
Helsinki's Ice Park is right in the city's center, at the railway station.
Situated right in the middle of the square at the central railway station, Helsinki Ice Park
offers visitors a great opportunity to work out some of that built up energy from their journey. From the beginning of November, right through to March you can rent some skates from the cafe or get a coffee or hot chocolate and relax while watching others skate round and round. This is no pro-skater rink so it’s fine to join in the fun even if you haven’t skated since you were a kid. Maybe you can even meet your Ulko Tours Helsinki guide
on the ice! [click to continue…]
The cooler weather of fall in St Petersburg has tourists turning their attention to indoor activities and what better place to visit than the Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, nominated for Russia’s museum of the year when it opened in 2010 and consistently delighting visitors. Situated on Vasilyevsky Island, Erarta recently expanded to cover more than ten thousand square feet and holds over two thousand works in its collection of modern artwork from Russian and international artists. There are also innovative U-Spaces that have become popular with St Petersburg locals and tourists alike. Ask Ulko Tours to schedule a visit and enjoy a Russian art gallery experience like no other. [click to continue…]
There's not a bad seat in the house at the Berlin Philharmonic.
One of the top attractions in Germany, the Berlin Philharmonic
has delighted audiences with classical musical for years but it can often prove difficult to get tickets so make sure to ask Ulko Tours
to include this on your Berlin shore excursion or city tour
. Under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle, the Berlin Philharmonic has consistently produced incredible performances that have wowed residents of Berlin and those attending a concert whilst visiting the magnificent city. Even if you miss the Berlin Musikfest, which runs from August 28th to September 18th this year, you can still enjoy performances by the Berlin Philharmonic, so book now! [click to continue…]