The best music and the longest sunsets anywhere.

In June-July of 2023, we will be taking classical music and opera fans to three meccas of these art forms.

They are:

The White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg. Held in three theatres, including the Mariinsky II and featuring the Mariinsky Ballet, Symphony and Opera, all orchestrated by the indefatigable Valery Gergiev.

The Mikkeli Festival in Mikkeli, Finland. Another Gergiev Festival with the Mariinsky Orchestra playing every night in this lovely town in the Finnish lake region.

The Savonlinna Opera Festival in Savonlinna, Finland, 100 km east of Mikkeli. It takes place in the courtyard of a castle on an island, and is one of the great (and great secret) opera festivals in Europe.

At this stage, the 2023 schedules aren’t yet posted, so we don’t know the cost nor the exact dates, though it will likely be 10 days long.

But if you’d be interested in getting more information about this Bob & Jean trip, please e-mail me at and I’ll put your name on our list for just that.

All the best,

Bob and Jean