School Russian Trip to St Petersburg

St. Petersburg has significant historical and cultural heritage and is thus a highly attractive destination for a school Russian trip. For students of the Russian language there is no better place to study as you wander around the many museums, galleries and memorials throughout the city. Your students will have plenty of opportunity to improve their conversational skills as they speak to the locals. Your guide will speak English, although there is also the opportunity to use a local guide to provide the commentary in Russian for more advanced students.

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1 Fly from UK to St Petersburg, transfer to accommodation on arrival Evening free to explore
Day 3 Visit Yusupov Palace, where the full story of the murder of Rasputin will unfold before your group Enjoy a 2 hour Russian language lesson in a local school Evening free to explore
Day 4 Visit the State Heritage Museum with over 2.7 million pieces of art Enjoy a 2 hour Russian language lesson in a local school 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
  • Destination airport transfers
  • 3 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation
  • Entrance to Yusupov Palace & State Hermitage
  • 2 x 2 hour Russian language lessons
  • 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.

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Hermitage Museum

Hermitage Museum

With the possible exception of the Louvre in Paris, there is no other museum in the world that rivals the Hermitage. Its collection is so enormous that it would take years to view every item - there are nearly three million works exhibited! The museum is especially strong in Italian Renaissance and French Impressionist paintings as well as having works by Rembrandt, Picasso and Matisse. Not least ...

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 organized in a clear chronological order providing a very good progression of the major developments in the history of Russian art. Of particular interest are the gr...

Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood

Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood

It is a tradition in Russian architecture to erect religious buildings in honour of historic events. The Church in the Name of the Resurrection of Christ on the Site of the Mortal Wounding of His Honoured Majesty Alexander II (so the church’s canonical title reads), stands on the exact spot where the emperor was fatally injured by a bomb. It is more commonly known as the Church of the Saviour on t...

Mariinsky Theatre

Mariinsky Theatre

The world-renowned Mariinsky Theatre, known during Soviet times as the ‘Kirov’, reverted to its original name in 1992. The present building, which dates back to 1859, originally housed another theatre but was remodelled and taken over by the Mariinsky company. During pre-revolutionary times the theatre enjoyed royal patronage and has played host to some of Russia’s most celebrated classical perfor...

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...

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...

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...

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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