8 days/7 night from only £838pp
This tour offers the chance to gain an in depth insight into the Russian Revolutions through visits to important sites and fascinating museums in Moscow and St Petersburg. From the life of Lenin displayed in Moscow’s exhibitions and his body resting in its mausoleum, to the historic locations of the beginnings of the revolution in St Petersburg, this trip gives students a chance to explore how Russia moved from the rule of the tsars to communist control.
Day 1, Flight to Moscow. You will be met by your guide at the airport to transfer you to your accommodation.
Day 2, Morning guided city tour. Afternoon visit to The Central Museum of the Armed Forces which houses exhibitions about the Civil War and revolution as well as more recent Russian history.
Day 3, Morning visit to the State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia which documents Russia’s political developments over the last 150 years and includes highlights such as the actual stones thrown at policemen during the 1905 rebellion. Afternoon visit to Gorki Leninskie containing museums and exhibitions about the ideas and life of Lenin the revolutionary leader.
Day 4, Morning visit to the State Historical Museum located on Red Square itself which guides visitors through Russia’s long history through a variety of artefacts. Afternoon visit to the most iconic building in Moscow St Basil’s Cathedral – followed by Red Square and Lenin’s Mausoleum the final resting place of Lenin’s preserved body.
Day 5, Morning visit to the Kremlin which has played a pivotal role in Russian politics and history for centuries and contains a variety of museums – churches and parks. Overnight train to St Petersburg.
Day 6, Met by guide at St Petersburg station. Morning city tour to take in the main sights. Visit to the Museum of Political History. Housed in the building that was seized by the Bolsheviks in 1917 and became their headquarters in the city this museum contains artefacts gathered by key players in the revolution.
Day 7, Visit to Cruiser Aurora the ship that fired blank shots in October 1917 to signal to rebellion soldiers to storm the Winter Palace. This is followed by a visit to the historic Palace Square the location of the Bloody Sunday Massacre in 1905 and the Winter Palace itself a political symbol of the city and now home to the State Hermitage Museum which contains artefacts from across the world.
Day 8, Free morning to shop for souvenirs. Flight home.
[/table] Curriculum focus:
- Edexcel GCSE A: Russia 1917-39
- AQA GCSE B: From Tsardom to Communist Russia 1914-24
- OCR GCSE B: Russia 1905-1941
- OCR AS A: From Autocracy to Communism: Russia 1894-1941
- OCR A2 A Coursework: Russian Revolutions 1894-1924
- OCR A2 A: Russia and its Rulers 1855-1964
- AQA A2 Unit 1: Tsarist Russia 1855-1917
Feel free to contact us to tailor your own tour. 0845 130 6070
✓ Accommodation on a b&b basis
✓ Multi-bedded rooms for students
✓ Single/twin rooms for leaders
✓ Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
✓ Comprehensive travel pack
✓ 1:15 leader place ratio