Russian Revolution Study Tour

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                      Russian Revolution Study Tour
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                      Russian Revolution Study Tour
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                      Russian Revolution Study Tour

The Concept

Explore key historical sites in fascinating St Petersburg and Moscow and bring the Russian Revolution off the page and into life. This 11-day tour begins in St Petersburg where students glimpse the incredible extremes of Russian life pre-revolution in the Museum of Political History of Russia, and the glorious excess of what is called Russia’s Versailles, Peterhof Palace. After an overnight train trip to the thriving modern metropolis of Moscow, students will visit the infamous Red Square, Lenin’s Mausoleum and the stunning 16th century Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery. This tour includes free time for students to experience modern Russian culture, food and the arts.

Aimed at secondary school students of modern history, this tour will assist students to learn to understand the circumstances that led to the Russian Revolution, to understand the differences between St Petersburg and Moscow, the Russian side of the Cold War, and its effect on the Russian people.

Itinerary Day By Day

DAY 1 AUSTRALIA – ST PETERSBURG

Depart Australia on your international flight to St Petersburg.

DAY 2 ST PETERSBURG (D)

There will be a meet and greet on your arrival, before you transfer by coach to your hotel. After check in, you will be given an orientation tour of the hotel and its surroundings. Dinner is included this evening.

DAY 3 ST PETERSBURG (B, D)

After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a full day guided city tour including the Museum of Political History of Russia. You will also be taken on a guided tour of the Peter and Paul Fortress, the original citadel of St Petersburg. Dinner included.

DAY 4 ST PETERSBURG (B, D)

Following breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of the Hermitage Museum, one of the oldest and largest museums in the world. You will also be taken on a return hydrofoil trip to Peterhof Palace, sometimes referred to as the “Russian Versailles”. This afternoon, participate in a guided tour of Summer Palace. Dinner is included.

DAY 5 ST PETERSBURG (B, D)

After breakfast this morning, you will visit the Smolny Cathedral. You will also undertake a walking tour of Nevsky Prospect, the main street in the city. Dinner is included this evening.

DAY 6 ST PETERSBURG – MOSCOW (B, D)

After breakfast at your hotel, take an excursion to Kronshtadt to visit the Naval Cathedral and Petrovsky Park. Return to St Petersburg for dinner at your hotel. After dinner, transfer by coach to the train station to board your overnight train to Moscow, (sleeping in a four bed couchette).

DAY 7 MOSCOW (B, D)

You will receive a packed breakfast on the train. On arrival in Moscow, your group will be met and transferred to your hotel. After checking in, begin your tour of Moscow including Red Square, Lenin’s Mausoleum and the Alexandrovsky Gardens. This will be followed by a visit to the Armoury. Dinner is included.

DAY 8 MOSCOW (B, D)

After breakfast this morning, you will visit the Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery with your guide. This afternoon, travel to the Contemporary History Museum (former Revolution Museum). Dinner is included this evening.

DAY 9 MOSCOW (B, D)

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning. Today is your final day with your guide to explore Moscow with time for last minute shopping and sightseeing. Dinner included.

DAY 10 MOSCOW – AUSTRALIA (B)

Check out after breakfast, enjoy free time until your coach transfer to the airport. Check in for your flight home to Australia

DAY 11 MOSCOW – AUSTRALIA (B)

Arrive Australia (subject to airline schedules).

Inclusions
  • Return international economy airfares including pre-paid taxes and charges
  • 4 nights, 3 star accommodation in St. Petersburg including breakfast & dinner
  • Overnight train St. Petersburg - Moscow in 4 bedded couchettes including packed breakfast
  • 3 nights, 3 star accommodation in Moscow including breakfast & dinner
  • Private coach transfers, as per itinerary
  • Two half day and two full day local guided tours in St Petersburg
  • Three full day local guided tours in Moscow
  • Return hydrofoil to Peterhof
  • Entrances fees to: Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum, Museum of Political History of Russia, Smolny Cathedral, Kremlin three Cathedrals, Armory, Novodevichy Convent, Museum of Contemporary History of Russia (former Revolution Museum)
  • Registration fees
  • Local taxes and service charges
Exclusions
  • Visa cost