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Literary Russian for Colorado Academy

10 days
9 nights

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Dates

Rates:

$ 2,290.00 (double occupancy)

Dates:

ALL YEAR ROUND
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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
Chekhov House-Museum
Tolstoy Estate Museum
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
Anna Akhmatova Museum
Dostoyevsky walk and Museum
Tour to Pushkin
Catherine Palace and Amber Room
Tour to Petergoff

Itinerary:

This tour of Russia was organized for high school students of Colorado Academy who study the Russian Language and Literature. Besides popular tourist landmarks the students were introduced  to the most important literary sites and museums in Moscow, St. Petersburg and around. They  learned about the lives and literary heritage of the famous Russian poets and writers, such as Alexander Pushkin,  Anton Chekhov, Lev Tolstoy, Anna Akhmatova and Mikhail Dostotyevsky, and visited their memorial museums, homes and apartments.

Day 1  :

12:05    TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL
20:00    MOSCOW NIGHT CITY TOUR WITH SPARROW HILLS OBSERVATION DECK
23:00    RETURN TO THE HOTEL

Day 2  :

09:30    RED SQUARE AND KREMLIN WITH CATHEDRALS
12:30    CITY TOUR WITH NOVODEVICHY CONVENT
13:30    CHEKHOV HOUSE MUSEUM IN MOSCOW
16:00    TOLSTOY MUSEUM IN KHAMOVNIKI
19:00    RETURN TO THE HOTEL
20:00    DINNER AT HTL

Day 3  :

09:30    TRETYAKOV GALLERY
12:30    TOUR TO SERGIRV POSAD TOUR
19:00    RETURN TO THE HOTEL  
20:00    DINNER AT HOTEL

Day 4  :

08:30   PEREDELKINO PASTERNAK MUSEUM
12:30   OPTINA PUSTYN TOUR
19:00   RETURN TO THE HOTEL  
20:00   DINNER AT HOTEL

Day 5  :

09:30    YASNAYA POLYANA TOUR
18:30    FREE TIME WITH GUIDE & COACH
            DINNER AT LOCAL RESTAURANT "STARY GOROD"
23:00   TERMINATE AT THE TRAIN STATION TRAIN TO SPB #2  DEP 23:55

Day 6  :

07:55   MEET YOUR GUIDE AT THE TRAIN STATION 
            ST. PETERSBURG CITY TOUR + ST. ISAAC + PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS BY COACH
13:00   CHECK IN AT HOTEL
15:00   DOSTOEVSKY MUSEUM & CRIME & PUNISHMENT WALKING TOUR

18:00    RETURN TO THE HOTEL  
19:00    DINNER AT HOTEL
20:00    MARIINSKY THEATER

Day 7  :

10:00   PUSHKIN HOUSE MUSEUM
13:00   PUSHKIN WITH CATHERINE'S PALACE AND AMBER ROOM
17:00   RETURN TO THE HOTEL
19:00   DINNER AT THE HOTEL

Day 8  :

10:00   ANNA  AKHMATOVA MUSEUM
13:00   PETERHOF (BIG PALACE + PARK)
18:00   RETURN TO THE HOTEL  
20:00   DINNER AT HOTEL

Day 9  :

10:30    HERMITAGE TOUR
14:30    NEVA RIVER CRUISE 
17:30    RETURN TO THE HOTEL               
19:00    DINNER AT HTL

Day 10  :

06:30    TRANSFER TOPULKOVO AIRORT
09:30    FLIGHT AY166 @ 12:35 TRSF HTL – APT WITH GUIDE

 

Anton Chekhov was the prolific and highly regarded Russian playwright and master of the modern short story. The house where he lived during one of his most fruitful writing years is now a museum. You will see his study and consulting room (Chekhov was a doctor by profession), his and his brother’s bedrooms, family and dining rooms.

Lev Tolstoy Estate in Khamovniki housed in the building where Tolstoy and his family spent the winter months between 1882 and 1901. The writer purchased the house in 1882 for his wife, who was tired of life in province and wanted to get a better education for their children in Moscow. Family portraits are on the display in the house, including Tolstoy’s daughter Tatyana, by the famous Russian painter Ilya Repin, and that of his wife Sofia Andreevna, by the renowned artist Valentin Serov. Visitors can see children’s bedrooms, servants quarters, family salon,  frequented by famous composers (like Scriabin, Rakhmaninov and Rimsky-Korsakov) and writers (like Chekhov and Gorky), Tolstoy's study with a heavy desk and dark leather furniture.

The Literary and Memorial Museum of Anna Akhmatova is in the house where the poetess lived here from 1920 until 1952, it only during the siege. The museum's exibits present the life and works of Anna Akhmatova. There are rare portraits and photographs of the poetess and her contemporaries, books from her library, rare editions of her works, unique autographs of the poets of "the Silver Age of Russian Poetry" and personal belongings. There is the authentic interior of the study of Mr. Punin, Akhmatova's husband, and the poetess's own room.

Pushkin Literary Museum is dedicated to Russia's most celebrated poet Alexander Pushkin. It is housed in the apartment where he lived between 1836 and 1837, and died after being wounded in a dramatic duel. The apartment was carefully preserved and remains a fine example of a nobleman's residence of the 1830s. Visitors will see the study of the great poet, rooms where he lived, literary and historical exhibitions dedicated to his life and work. 

Dostoyevsky Literary walk includes places where the writer lived and where many of the scenes from his novels took place.  Visit to Dostoyevsky Museum devoted to his life and work. The museum is divided into memorial and literary parts. The memorial part exhibits Dostoevsky’s personal belongings and furniture. The literary part is dedicated to his works and how they were related to the circumstances of his life.