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.