There is no doubt that education extends far beyond the classroom, and we believe that every student should have the opportunity to see the world outside their hometown, state, country and even continent. We are dedicated to create a meaningful experience for your students that goes beyond seeing tourist sights, and provide opportunities for active engagement in local life and culture like visits to schools, hospitals and businesses.

We have been operating educational tours to Russia and beyond since 1990 and we offer a world of knowledge and experience that you won't find neither at your local travel agency nor with the large tour operator. We will take care of every single detail of your Russian trip, complete with airfare, meals, tourist visas, social visits and evening performances. Whether it is social studies, history, art or literature, we will customize the tour to match the curriculum and learning objectives. Our tours promote cultural diversity and encourage learning through travel.

Your students will return home not only with memories but with enriched mind, spirit and soul.

First of all Alex was great to work with. From May of 2017 when I first proposed this idea to the day before we left in March 2018, Alex was on top of all of the plans and helped guide me through it all. He is very easy to work with and very knowledgeable about putting together an interesting tour package at a very affordable price. The tours were wonderful, covering a lot to see in such a short time, yet were not overwhelming for a group dealing with a new culture and jet lag. The tour guides in Russia were awesome; very knowledgeable about their respective cities and the tours they provided as well as extremely helpful when asked for suggestions about our days off in each city. They also knew the best places to find souvenirs and such. The train trip between Moscow and Saint Petersburg was divine - the best train trip I have ever had in Russia. I can't wait to try it again! The accommodations were great. Both hotels were near metro stops, making transportation a breeze for getting around. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and the staff in each hotel was friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffets were good, with something for everyone to try and to get their day off to a good start. This is my second time booking a trip through East/West tours, and I will gladly recommend them to anyone planning a trip to Russia. Central Valley High School (Spokane, WA - 2018)


We are proud to have organized educational tours to Russia for the following schools:

Cascade High School (Everett WA - 1991)
College Place Middle School (Lynnwood WA - 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997)
Seattle Academy of Arts (Seattle  WA - 1995)
Oregon USA Wrestling (Coquille OR - 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020)
University of Texas (San Antonio TX - 2006)
Beacon High School (Manhattan NY - 2007)
Shaker High Schol (Latham NY - 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2017)
North Broward Preparatory School (Coconut Creek FL - 2008)
Norwich Free Academy (Norwich CT - 2008)
Lawrenceville School ( Princeton NJ - 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
Colorado Academy (Denver CO - 2011)
Wilbraham & Monson Academy (Willbraham MA - 2011, 2014)
Nawawi Foundation  (Chicago IL - 2011)
St. Helen-St. Mary High School (Akron OH - 2013)
Virginia Military Institute (Lexington VA - 2013)
Richmond University (Richmond VA - 2013)
Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies (Harvey LA - 2012)
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School (Cambridge MA - 2013, 2015)
Texas Wesleyan University (Fort Worth, TX - 2016)
Hood River Valley High School (Hood River, OR - 2017)
University of Washington (Seattle WA - 2017)
Central Valley High School (Spokane WA - 2018, 2020)
Toledo Start High School (Toledo OH - 2018)
The Haverford School (Haverford, PA - 2020)
Williams College (Williamstown MA - 2020)

Some examples of what we can do for your student groups are listed below:

Craig High School Russian Trip 2020
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This tour of Russia presents an opportunity for the students of Craig High School to explore Russian history, art and culture represented in two main metropoles Moscow and St Petersburg. A visit to Russian School is included.
7 days
6 nights
Oct 19, 2020 - Oct 26, 2020 subject to change
Toledo Technology Academy
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This tour in Russia was designed for students of Toledo Technology Academy with the goal of exploring the history and culture of Russia. The students had the opportunity to visit the main historical and cultural sights in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
10 days
9 nights
Jul 18, 2018 - Jul 27, 2018 
Literary Russian for Colorado Academy
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This tour of Russia was organized for high school students of Colorado Academy who study the Russian Language and Literature. They learned about the lives and literary heritage of the famous Russian poets and writers.
10 days
9 nights
Cultural History Tour - Lawrenceville School
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This tour of Russia presented a great opportunity for the students of Lawrenceville High School to explore Russian history and culture. The tour was led by Russian-speaking History Masters Cara Hyson and Tim Doyle.
Nawawi Foundation Tour
Small group
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Historical and cultural tour for members of Nawawi foundation focusing on the Islamic culture and history of Russia, visiting Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan
11 days
10 nights
Sister School Visit for Shaker School
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This tour in Russia was designed for students of high school with the goal of exploring the historical capital of the Russian empire and the history of Russia.
10 days
9 nights
“Russian culture and language in its fullest and truest form was taught to me beyond the capability of any textbook. This new knowledge has broadened my mind, as well as my communications.” Alice Heim, student