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Cultural History Tour - Lawrenceville School

Rates

Dates

Rates:

$ 2,490.00 (double occupancy)

Dates:

ALL YEAR ROUND

Included:

3 nights in Moscow
5 nights in St. Petersburg
Overnight train Moscow - St. Petersburg
Daily Breakfast
Sightseeing Tours by motorcoach
All admission fees
English speaking guide
Airport/train/hotel transfers
Tax and Service Charges

Highlights & Experience:

Moscow City Tour
Novodevichiy Monastery
Red Square and Kremlin
Metro Tour
Tretyakov Gallery
Tour to Sergiev Posad
Trinity Lavra and Cathedrals
City Tour of St. Petersburg
Spilled Blood Churh (outside)
Peter and Paul Fortress
St. Isaac's Cathedral
Hermitage Tour
Pushkin Museum
Yusupov Palace
Grigoriy Rasputin Cellars
Tour to Pushkin
Catherine Palace and Amber Room
Tour to Petergoff

Itinerary:

Moscow - St. Petersburg

This tour of Russia presented a great opportunity for the students of Lawrenceville High School to explore Russian history and culture by visiting the two main political and cultural centers: Moscow and St. Petersburg. The tour was led by Russian-speaking History Masters Cara Hyson and Tim Doyle.

The group enjoyed a private visit to the American ambassador's apartment where they could learn first-hand about Foreign Service and discuss the current state of Russia-U.S. relations. A visit to the local school was arranged in St. Petersburg. Everybody enjoyed the opportunity to meet Russian students, attend classes and have lunch in the school cafeteria.

The cultural program included opera at the Bolshoi Theater, backstage Moscow Circus tour and performance, folklore show at the Nikolayevskiy Palace, “Anna Karenina” ballet at the Mariinsky Theater, men’s choir performance at the Philharmonic Concert Hall and hockey game on one of the main hockey arenas in St. Petersburg.

DAY-BY-DAY SCHEDULE:

Day 1  :

7:05PM AEROFLOT FLIGHT #316 LEAVES JFK @ 7:05PM AND ARRIVES IN MOSCOW @ 12:25PM NEXT DAY

Day 2  :

12:25   PICK UP AT THE AIRPORT AND TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL. YOUR RUSSIAN TOUR BEGINS
 WELCOME BOARD “LAWRENCEVILLE SCHOOL”
14:00-15:00  LUNCH AT THE HOTEL
20:00   DINNER AT THE HOTEL
21:00-23:00  MOSCOW BY NIGHT CITY TOUR

Day 3  :

09:00-13:00  TOUR OF RED SQUARE, KREMLIN AND ARMORY
13:00-16:00  FREE TIME WITH CHAPERONES
16:00   LEAVE HOTEL FOR MOSCOW CIRCUS
17:00-18:00  CIRCUS BACKSTAGE TOUR
18:00-20:00  CIRCUS PERFORMANCE
20:30-21:30  DINNER AT “ALISHAN” RESTAURANT
22:00   RETURN TO THE HOTEL

Day 4  :

09:00-16:00  TOUR TO SERGIEV POSAD
12:00   LUNCH AT THE “POSADSKY” RESTAURANT
16:00   RETURN TO THE HOTEL
19:30   LEAVE HOTEL FOR DINNER AND PERFORMANCE
20:30   DINNER AND FOLK PERFORMANCE AT “GODUNOV” RESTAURANT
23:00   RETURN TO THE HOTEL

Day 5  :

12:00   TRETYAKOV GALLERY
15:00   MOSCOW METRO TOUR
16:00   DINNER AT THE LOCAL RESTAURANT
17:30   TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT
21:05   FLIGHT TO ST. PETERSBURG (SU #861 LEAVES MOSCOW @ 9:05PM AND ARRIVES IN ST. PETERSBURG @ 10:25PM)
22:25   ARRIVE IN ST. PETERSBURG, TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL

Day 6  :

09:00   CITY TOUR WITH AURORA CRUISER
12:00   LUNCH AT “STOLLE”
14:00   YUSUPOV PALACE WITH GREGORY RASPUTIN CELLARS
17:00   DINNER AT “TCHAIKOVSKY” RESTAURANT
19:30   RETURN TO THE HOTEL

Day 7  :

09:00   VISIT LOCAL SCHOOL WITH LUNCH
13:00   TOUR TO ST. ISAAC CATHEDRAL AND PETER-AND-PAUL FORTHRESS
17:00   DINNER AT “SANKT-PETERSBURG” RESTAURANT
19:00   MARIINSKY CONCERT HALL "SVIRIDOV MEN CHOIR"
22:00   RETURN TO THE HOTEL

Day 8  :

09:00   TOUR TO PUSHKIN WITH CATHERINE PALACE AND AMBER ROOM
13:00   LUNCH AT THE “RUSSKIY CHAI” RESTAURANT
14:00   ST. PETERSBURG SIEGE MEMORIAL
15:30   RUSSIAN MUSEUM
18:30   RETURN TO THE HOTEL.  HOCKEY GAME AFTER DINNER

Day 9  :

10:00   HERMITAGE TOUR
14:00   FREE TIME WITH CHAPERONES
16:00   LEAVE HOTEL FOR DINNER AND PERFORMANCE
17:00   DINNER AT THE “POLOVTSEV” RESTAURANT
19:00   “ANNA KARENINA” BALLET AT THE MARIINSKY THEATER (“SWAN LAKE” WAS CANCELLED)
23:00   RETURN TO THE HOTEL

Day 10  :

07:00   TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT
10:00   AEROFLOT #824 LEAVES ST. PETERSBURG @ 11:15AM AND ARRIVES IN MOSCOW @ 12:30PM