International student destination no 1 – Russia. Fun and full of authentic experience week in St.Petersburg and Moscow is worth to try with your friends.
St.Petersburg is known as the Venice of the North. Former capital of the Russian Empire. Enjoy the cruize on the rivers and 48 canals, passing 800 bridges. Breathtaking view through the windows of Winter Palace (Hermitage), a lot of historical streets, mansions. Traditional Russian dinner with local Russian students. Crazy night life with a true flavour of Russia – limousine and much more.
In contrast to St Petersburg, Moscow, the capital of Russia, is a city of wide avenues and massive Soviet buildings which combines old heritage and modern style. Here you can visit the Red Square, the Mausoleum, the Russian Historical Museum and multicoloured Saint Basil’s Cathedral. The Kremlim – the oldest part of the city is a symbol of magnificence and poverty. Beautiful metro, Bolshoi teatre and many other activities will not let you to think what to do next.
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Metro tour Moscow metro stations are often called “people’s palaces”. Decorated with marbles, mosaics, sculptures and chandeliers they were supposed to display the superiority of Soviet architecture and the wealth of the Soviet citizens. In addition, subway is the best way to move around the city. The guided tour in the Moscow metro shows you the most beautiful stations, reveals the historical back grounds and teaches you using the subway, which still is the cheapest and fastest way to get around in Moscow.
Duration: 1 hour. Price: 10 €/person, including guiding and metro tickets.
The Moscow circus is world famous and definitely worth seeing! A world-class performance! However, we need to warn that the performances contain a lot all kinds of circus animals and acrobats. We usually go to the circus by metro. Metro tickets are not included into the price. Duration: 2 hours. Price: 20 €/person
Please, check if it is available during your travelling dates.
Limo tour Discover St Petersburg by night with style and glamour! A limousine ride takes you around the most spectacular places of the city with some stops for taking pictures. Eventually the limo drops you at one the trendiest night club. (Price does not include the night club entrance). Limousines are loaded with sparkling wine.
Duration: 2 h. Price: 15 € /person, including a glass of Soviet champagne.
Russian dinner and fold music show outside St.Petersburg Definitely one of the funniest programs! Vegetarian option is also available. The highlight of the program is the colorful folk show, consisting of songs, dances and games. Dinner includes: salat (vegetable, meat or viningred or stolichni), soup (borsch, soljanka, or mushroom soup), main course like beef stroganov, kutlet Kiev, shashlik with side potatoes or rice, and sweet pirozki or blini for desert with tea. Some changes are possible. Show lasts 1 hour. Duration: 2-3 hours; 1 hour show performance. Price: 30 € /person, including transportation round trip, dinner and show. Minimum: 15 people are required.
Saint Petersburg is known as the cultural capital of Russia. So, what better place to attend a world- famous ballet or opera? You can book tickets through us for the performance scheduled for your trip – the theatres often offer student discounts.
Price: 20-50€, depends on the performance
Different performances in the theatre are available in St.Petersburg and Moscow.
Ask about the exact performance during your trip by email
Completed in 1872, the prison in the Trubetskoy Bastion became the main destination for political prisoners in the final decades of Tsarist rule. Among the inmates held in the 69 isolation cells over nearly 50 years were the celebrated zoologist and anarchist Pyotr Kropotkin; Alexander Ulianov, the elder brother of Vladimir Lenin, who was hanged for his role in an attempted assassination of Alexander III; Leon Trotsky, arrested for his role in the St. Petersburg Soviet of Workers of 1905; the writer Maxim Gorky, and numerous other prominent left-wing figures. In 1917, the prison was used first to hold ministers of the Tsarist government and then, after the October Revolution, of Krensky’s Provisional Government. Although it was officially closed in March 1918, the last prisoners held in the Trubetskoy Bastion were in fact the participants in the Kronstadt Rebellion of 1921.
The Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul is the oldest church in St. Petersburg, and also the second-tallest building in the city (after the television tower). It is intimately linked to both the history of the city and to the Romanov dynasty, as it is home to the graves of nearly all the rulers of Russia since Peter the Great.
Duration: 2 hours Price: 20 €/person, including the guide service, entrance tickets.
Peterhof As a former residence of the Russian monarchs, Peterhof brings together the finest achievements in Russian national and international culture. This unique complex was created by outstanding architects, decorators and sculptors, whose spectacular works of art slot perfectly into the natural beauty of the coastal landscape. Today, the museum complex stretches across five hundred hectares of territory and it is called one of “seven wonders of Russia”. Dotted with sparkling fountains, the Lower Park and Upper Gardens flow effortlessly into the shady and romantic glades of Alexandria, forming a unique fusion of regular and landscape parks.It is a day trip so you are welcome to pack some lunch. Otherwise, you will be able to eat in the local café! Duration: ~5 hours (depending on weather too).
Pushkin As a former residence of the Russian monarchs, the residence originated in 1717, when Catherine I of Russia hired German architect Johann-Friedrich Braunstein to construct a summer palace for her pleasure. The interiors of the Catherine Palace are no less spectacular. The so-called Golden Enfilade of state rooms, designed by Rastrelli, is particularly renowned and forms the focus of the palace tour. Guests enter via the State Staircase which, although it blends effortlessly with the rococo grandeur of Rastrelli’s interiors, in fact dates from the 1860s. With its ornate banisters and reclining marble cupids, it gives a taste of what is to come. The Great Hall, also known as the Hall of Light, measures nearly 1,000 square meters, and occupies the full width of the palace so that there are superb views on either side. The large arched windows provide enough light to relieve the vast quantity of gilded stucco decorating the walls, and the entire ceiling is covered by a monumental fresco entitled The Triumph of Russia. Using similar techniques but on a smaller scale, the White Dining Room is equally luxurious but, like many of the rooms in the palace, its grandeur is softened by the presence of a beautiful traditional blue-and-white tiled stove in the corner.
Price: included in Victory Parade tour,
Price for ‘Easter in Russia tour, you will be asked to buy your extrance ticket aapr. 5€/person (with student discount)
Price for ‘May in Russia‘ tour: you have to pay your entance tickets appr.20 €/person for both palaces/gardens but you can buy on your own upon arrival.
Boat tour at night Definitely one of must-to-do’s in St Petersburg! “The Northern Venice” has 16 km of embankments, 48 canals and rivers and 800 bridges. Many of the beautiful palaces and mansions were designed to façade the riverside. With a river and canals cruise you make a time travel to the heart of the imperial city. Possible to take own drinks.
Price: 15 € /person.
ALL BOOKINGS WHICH ARE MADE IN JANUARY, 2019 RECEIVE EXTRA BONUS – FREE BOAT TOUR.
Keep in mind! This activity is available during late April-October trips.
A tour that takes you to three cathedrals from three different centuries. We start with St. Nicholas Cathedral – built in the beautiful baroque style in the18th century. Next it’s St. Isaac’s – one of the largest domed cathedrals in the world and a true demonstration of Russia’s imperial ambitions. And finally, the Cathedral on Spilled Blood – so named because it was built on the site where the beloved Tsar Alexander II was assassinated. You’ll marvel at the beautiful architecture and find out about the vital role of religion in the history of this fascinating country.
Duration: 2.5 hours Price: 25 €, including all entrance tickets, guiding in English.
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