Russia is a fascinating place, truly unlike any other, so a school trip always promises to be special. Your students will not only discover some of the iconic landmarks Russia has to offer, but they will also be immersed in Russian culture.
St. Petersburg is known as the most ‘European’ city in Russia and is an excellent choice of location for culture lovers. Once the imperial capital, this is a city of fine palaces, spectacular cathedrals and elegant canals – the perfect setting in which to immerse yourselves in the Russian culture.
Why not make your tour even more unforgettable by adding a few days in Moscow? The Russian capital offers all the cultural attractions that you would expect, but is also the perfect choice for students who are interested in learning more about the country’s political history.
Of course, a visit to the city’s focal point, the Kremlin and Red Square, will be a highlight of your trip. The magnificent St. Basil’s Cathedral, the imposing Grand Kremlin Palace and the mausoleum of one of the world’s most influential leaders will all leave your students awestruck.
Iconic places of Moscow and St. Petersburg
A two – city trip to Moscow and St Petersburg is an ideal way to see a breadth of the iconic sites Russia has to offer. Russia’s rich history of Tsars, revolution and war means there is no shortage of inspiring and thought provoking excursions for your students to experience.
The Kremlin – Moscow: The Kremlin is situated on the west side of Red Square which historically separated the fortified citadel from the wider city. The Kremlin is the official residence of the president of the Russian Federation. Museums within the Kremlin displaying treasured artefacts from Russian history.
Red Square– Moscow: Having witnessed much of Russian history, the iconic Red Square is an essential visit for your time in Moscow. The beauty of the architecture and the magical atmosphere make this a unique place to visit. The square area has served as a marketplace, festival ground, gathering place and a military parade ground.
Moscow’s most famous tourist attraction St. Basil’s Cathedral is located on Red Square. The 16th-century Cathedral with its iconic domes, was built by Tsar Ivan IV (Ivan the Terrible) to commemorate his victory over the Tartar Mongols.
The Catherine Palace – St. Petersburg: The Catherine Palace is named after Catherine I, the wife of Peter the Great, who ruled Russia for two years after her husband’s death.
Originally a modest two-storey building commissioned by Peter for Catherine in 1717, the Catherine Palace owes its awesome grandeur to their daughter, Empress Elizabeth, who chose Tsarskoe Selo as her chief summer residence. Starting in 1743, the building was reconstructed by four different architects, before Bartholomeo Rastrelli, Chief Architect of the Imperial Court, was instructed to completely redesign the building on a scale to rival Versailles.
Hermitage Museum – St. Petersburg: The Hermitage museum houses a magnificent collection (over 2.7 million items!) in the beautiful Winter Palace of Catherine the Great. The museum was founded in 1764 and is one of the biggest in the World. The magnificent State and Gala rooms of the Winter Palace are also part of the collection and are open for visitors.
Sample Programme Moscow & St. Petersburg:
- Day 1: Arrival – Red Square-Pushkin Museum
- Day 2: The Kremlin-Cooking class with Dinner
- Day 3: Train trip to St. Petersburg – Bus Tour St. Petersburg
- Day 4: The Catherine Palace St. Petersburg
- Day 5: Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg – Train to Moscow
- Day 6: Departure
Total Programme cost starting from 580 euro/ student (excluding flight to Moscow)
Above price is for a group of 15 students and 1 adult escort FREE.
The above sample itinerary includes:
- Full board accommodation, 2-3 persons per room;
- Airport transfers both ways;
- 24/7 support of local coordinator from schools-trips.com
It is a requirement that all students and accompanying adults obtain an international travel insurance before departing from home country.