Packages to Russia feature ballet festival

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- The Hotel Astoria here is offering five- and six-night packages to the second International Ballet Festival, running March 9 to 18 in the imperial Baltic city.

Each package includes accommodations; airport transfers; a champagne reception; daily breakfasts; nightly dinners; ballet tickets; a backstage tour of the Mariinsky Theater, and a cocktail reception with festival participants. The six-night package includes admittance to the International Stars Gala.

Prices range from $2,142 to $3,584 per person; extra nights and upgrades are available.

For more information, call (011) 7-812 313-5032, or visit

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