Russian Revolution School Trip to St Petersburg

Founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703, the city of St. Petersburg is the second largest in Russia and is its former capital. Its history is dominated by its wonderful construction, its near-destruction at the hands of its own people over the course of several revolutions, and the Germans in WWII. It has also experienced several name changes. Revolution in the early 20th century brought down the Russian monarchy, but the siege of Leningrad failed to destroy the resilience of the population, and both are celebrated in the many museums and sites around the city dedicated to them, making this a fantastic choice for your next school history trip.

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1 Fly from UK to St. Petersburg, transfer to accommodation on arrival

Evening at leisure

Day 2 Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, and the cruiser, Aurora Explore further with coach and guide Evening free to explore
Day 3 Visit Yusupov Palace, where the full story of the murder of Rasputin will unfold before you Visit the Museum of Political History and the Field of Mars Evening free to explore
Day 4 Visit the State Heritage Museum with over 2.7 million pieces of art Explore further with coach and guide Evening free to explore or enjoy a folk show
Day 5 Free time until departure Transfer to the airport and fly back to the UK

This price includes:

  • Return flights including tax
  • 4 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation
  • Destination airport transfers
  • Coach and guide use for 3 days (8hrs/day)
  • Visits and entrance fees as per the sample itinerary
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • Comprehensive travel & medical insurance
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.
Russian Revolution School Trip to St Petersburg

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Hermitage Museum

Hermitage Museum

The State Hermitage Museum was founded in 1764 by notorious art-lover, Catherine the Great. Her extensive personal collection started when she purchased a collection of paintings which had originally been intended for Frederick II of Prussia and continued to add to this until her death in 1796. The original collection included works by artists such as Holbein, Titian, Rembrandt and Raphael. The mu...

Russian Museum

Russian Museum

Established in 1895 and opened in March 1898 by decree of Tsar Nicholas II, the Russian Museum's gems are its extensive collection of late 19th and early 20th century Russian works. One big advantage of the Russian Museum is that it is organised in a chronological order, providing a clear progression of the major developments in the history of Russian art. Of particular interest are the ground flo...

Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood

Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood

One of the iconic images of St Petersburg is the magnificent Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, on the banks of the Griboedov Canal. This incredible cathedral was built under the orders of Tsar Alexander III, in memory of his father, Tsar Alexander III, who was assassinated on this very site. The building of the cathedral involved narrowing the canal, to ensure that the piece of road along wh...

Mariinsky Theatre

Mariinsky Theatre

The beautiful Mariinsky Theatre has been a key cultural icon in St Petersburg since it opened in 1860. Famed for the quality of its musical theatre, particularly during the late 19th century, the theatre played host to many of Tchakovsky’s masterpieces, and the stage was graced by such greats as Anna Pavlova. Known throughout the Soviet period as the Kirov Theatre, its original name has now been r...

Yusupov Palace

Yusupov Palace

On a quiet stretch of the Moika River stands a long yellow building, which was once the residence of the wealthy and respected Yusupov family. The wealth of the owners of Yusupov Palace was unbelievable, said to even exceed the property of the royal family. In Russia this family possessed about 50 Palaces. The Yusupovs were also collectors and patrons of art. The Palace saw one of the most dramati...

Peter and Paul Fortress

Peter and Paul Fortress

When Peter the Great re-claimed the lands along the Neva River in 1703, he decided to build a fort to protect the area from possible attack by the Swedes. The fortress was founded on a small island in the Neva delta on May 27, 1703 and that day became the birthday of the city of St Petersburg. The Swedes were defeated before the fortress was even completed. For that reason, from 1721 onwards the f...

State Memorial Museum of Leningrad Defense and Seige

State Memorial Museum of Leningrad Defense and Seige

The history of the Memorial Museum of the Blockade of Leningrad began in December 1943 when the military Council of the Leningrad Front decided to organize the exhibition "Heroic Defense of Leningrad". Within a short period of time a great deal of work was done by artists, architects and historians, many of whom were especially commissioned from the active sections of the front. The exhibition was...

Catherine's Palace

Catherine's Palace

Located some 12 miles away from St.Petersburg, Catherine's Palace and Park are visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. In the seventeenth century there was a Finnish farm here called "Saari mois" in Finnish. In 1708 it became a possession of the Russian Tsar and the Finnish "Saari mois" was transformed into "Tsarskaya Mysa" that sounded more Russian.In 1708-1724 Tsarskaya Mysa was...

The Central Navy Museum

The Central Navy Museum

Russia's main naval museum tells the fascinating story of the development, growth and achievements of the Russian navy with a collection of naval memorabilia; armaments; authentic maritime equipment; quality models of historically significant vessels and paintings by marine artists. The pride of the museum has to be the boat of Peter the Great, known as the "Grandfather of the Russian Navy". It wa...

Palace Square and Alexander Column

Palace Square and Alexander Column

Palace Square is the central square of St Petersburg and of the former Russian Empire. It was the setting of many significant events including Bloody Sunday (1905) and the October Revolution of 1917.Palace Square serves as an excellent example of how different architectural styles can be combined in an aesthetically pleasing way. On the northern side of the square stands the picturesque Baroque Wi...

Winter Palace

Winter Palace

With Rococo flourishes usually reserved for furnishings the noted sixteenth century architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli created what is most certainly the most famous building of imperial St. Petersburg - the Winter Palace. Built between 1754 and 1762 for Empress Elisabeth (daughter of Peter the Great), the green-and-white palace is a lavish confection of arches, pediments, columns, pilasters, bays, ba...

Summer Palace and Gardens

Summer Palace and Gardens

Emperor Peter the Great's private palace was built between 1710 and 1712 by Domenico Trezzini. The small palace, built in the delightful Summer Garden, contains just 14 rooms and was the summer residence of Peter the Great and his family from 1712 until the Emperor's death in 1725. The two-story yellow palace is very modest in appearance for a royal residence. Its facade is simple and it has a hig...

Alexander Nevsky Monastery

Alexander Nevsky Monastery

The monastery was founded in July by Peter the Great near to the spot where contemporary Swedish maps showed the Swedish fort Landskrona had stood. In 1712, the first church was built, in wood, on the site of the future monastery and consecrated in Peter's presence on March 25, 1713. The monastery began working shortly afterward.In 1724, a new church, designed by Italian architect Domenico Trezzin...

Cruiser Aurora

Cruiser Aurora

Travel back in time by stepping on board the ship Aurora, which played an important role in the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. The cruiser Aurora was built between 1897 and 1900 by the "New Admiralty" in St. Petersburg and joined Russia's Baltic fleet in 1903. During the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05 the cruiser took part in the Battle of Tsusima. Amongst the ship's exhibits visitors can see a port...

St Petersburg Hotel

This large hotel has 410 rooms all with TV, telephone and en-suite facilities. It has conference rooms capable of holding up to 800 delegates and two restaurants offering both simple and gourmet food; the buffet breakfast in the ‘Winter Garden’ restaurant is a great way to begin your day with terrific views over the Neva River and the singing of exotic birds. There are also two bars which offer snacks throughout the day.

Close to the city centre, many famous landmarks are easily reached: the Hermitage museum, St Peter and St Paul fortress and the Summer Gardens for example. The famous Russian cruiser ‘Aurora’ is moored across the river from the hotel and the views are definitely one reason to stay here, especially during the summer when the 'White Nights’ mean that there is almost continuous daylight.

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Park Inn (Pulkovskaya)

This modern hotel offers 840 rooms furnished in a contemporary style. The majority of the rooms overlook the Monument to the Defenders of Leningrad and Moskovsky Avenue, the St. George Church and monastery premises. A selection of rooms are available: Standard Single, Standard Double, Business Friendly and Suite. Non-smoking rooms are available upon request. Rooms feature Central climate control, Satellite television, Refrigerator, Hair dryer (upon request), Computer and modem sockets, telephone etc.

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