PER PERSON :
$ 2,900.00 (double occupancy)
$ 3,550.00 (single occupancy)
$ 500.00 (November 20, 2017)
$ 700.00 (January 2, 2018)
$ 500.00 (January 23, 2018)
$ 200.00 (February 20, 2018)
$ 200.00 (March 19, 2018)
$ 200.00 (April 16, 2018)
$ 300.00 (May 7, 2018)
$ 300.00 (June 1, 2018)
note that this payment schedule is slightly different by the one provided by Laura Helpman. We are skipping Dec 11 payment and adding it to January 2.
4 nights in Moscow
3 nights in St. Petersburg
Overnight train Moscow - St. Petersburg (2nd class)
Fast train St. Petersburg - Moscow
Airport - hotel - airport transfers
As soon as we complete registration I will shop for TRAVEL INSURANCE options and will send you an email with more information.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I am excited to share with you that your child has expressed an interest in traveling to Russia next summer! This is a great opportunity for my students! Educational travel adds further context and substance to classroom material and reinforces concepts learned throughout the school year. School trips form long-lasting positive memories for students. Educational travel adds further context and substance to classroom material and reinforces concepts learned throughout the school year. School trips form long-lasting positive memories for students. I am excited to be part of this adventure. Laura Helpman.
Fly overnight to Russia
Meet our driver at the airport and enjoy the sights on the way to the hotel. Once we are settled into the hotel, we can hop on the metro and start exploring the city. With all of the sitting on planes, in airports, and in other modes of transportation, a walk along the famous Arbat will be in order! There we can window shop, watch artists creating masterpieces, stop by a café and grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the architecture and sounds of the natives who are engaged in conversation as they stroll the pedestrian mall. Overnight in Moscow.
Take a tour of Moscow by foot and metro. During this day we will see the Kremlin, Lenin’s Tomb, Square of the Cathedrals, and The Eternal Flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Red Square, G.U.M., St. Basil’s Cathedral, and the Armory Palace Museum. Overnight in Moscow.
On our second full day in Moscow, we will visit Kolomenskoye, Novodevichy Monastery, take a trip to Luzhniki Stadium (World Cup games), overlook the city from atop Sparrow Hills, visit the campus of Moscow State University, and stroll around the Fallen Monument Park. I recommend a trip on the weekend to Vernisazh, a huge bazaar filled with music, art, and souvenirs! Overnight in Moscow.
We will enjoy one more day in Moscow before we travel by Red Arrow train to St. Petersburg (overnight). This day we can spend our morning taking a tour of the metro system and its beautiful stations, spend the afternoon at Gorki Park, and enjoy a nice Russian meal at a café before being taken to the train station for the trip to the “Venice of the North”. Overnight on the train.
Wake up as the train pulls into the station in Saint Petersburg. Our driver will take us to our hotel, where we can refresh ourselves before we head out for the day. On our first day in St. Petersburg, we will walk along Nevsky Prospekt, visit Aleksandr Nevsky Monastery, stop in Dom Knigi, and walk down one of the many canals to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood where there are many street artists singing, playing instruments, and painting. Nearby is a peaceful park where we can sit for a few moments before taking a canal and river tour. Overnight in St. Petersburg.
We will take a walk through the streets of Petersburg, stopping to view masterpieces in the famous Hermitage Museum, then cross the bridge to walk on the cobblestones in Peter and Paul Fortress, passing the Naval Academy on the way. After the fortress, we can visit the zoo, take a “rooftop tour”, and climb to the top of St. Isaac’s Cathedral to see an amazing view of the city. Overnight in St. Petersburg.
St. Isaac’s is right down the street from the Bronze Horseman, a statue of Peter the Great. We will walk there and then continue down the banks of the Neva River. We can turn and walk up a canal to visit Moika Palace (Yusupov Palace) where Grigori Rasputin was murdered in 1916. Overnight in St. Petersburg.
Our last morning in St. Petersburg will be spent taking a Literary Tour to see where Fyodor Dostoevsky lived and worked. We will board the Saspan high-speed train for a four hour ride back to Moscow. Along the way, we will see the majestic Russian countryside and see the different dwellings of the suburbs. Once we have returned to Moscow, we can check into our hotel and head out to the Vagan’kovskoye Cemetery where Sergei Grinkov and Vladimir Vysotskiy have been laid to rest. We can spend the evening on Red Square tossing coins over our shoulders while making a wish, eating blini, and listening to music as we relax. Overnight in Moscow.
Transfer to the airport and flight home.