Russia: History and Arts of an Empire
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Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Christ the Saviour Cathedral, MoscowRussia: historical drama interwoven with mystery; an amazing story of power, intellect, and global influence. Join us this year as we venture into a world of castles, palaces and cathedrals in some of Russia's most iconic places. We'll experience this country's cultural riches, its colorful past, and above all, her beautiful, resilient people.

Professor Emeritus Gene Fitzgerald has joined Go Learn to take a group of 20 lucky travelers to Moscow, The Golden Ring, and astonishingly beautiful St. Petersburg. We will explore Russia's unique architectural gems, her fascinating cities and pastoral countryside, and feel the Russian soul with Professor Fitzgerald to guide us.

Tour Highlights Include:

  • at FabergeGuided visits to a broad array of architectural sites, including the Kremlin and Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, and the Cathedral of the Nativity in Suzdal
  • River excursions on the Moskva River and the Neva River, which gives St. Petersburg the name "Venice of the North"
  • All transportation within Russia, including a luxury bus and flight from Moscow to St. Petersburg
  • Local guides to give us a deep understanding of the sites and their significance
  • Visits to many cultural museums in Moscow, Suzdal, and St. Petersburg; including the Armory museum, the Fabergé museum, and the Hermitage
  • An evening of opera or ballet in St. Petersburg
  • Visits to palaces, including Peterhoff palace (the "Russian Versailles") and Yusupoff Palace
  • Twelve hand-picked culinary delights for lunch of dinner, and all breakfasts provided (23 meals in total)
  • Immersion in Russia's grandest cities: Moscow and St. Petersburg, and a journey through the countryside to Sergiev Posad, Vladimir, and Suzdal

Double Occupancy: $5900.
Single Supplement: $1100.

Airfare and Russian visa (approx. $300) is not included.

Reserve your spot!

Photos courtesy kishjar, Ninara