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Russia trip

Discussion in 'History' started by glenheath, May 16, 2012.

  1. I teach AS and A2 Russian history and every year face a barrage of requests for atrip to Russia. I would LOVE to take them but balk at the expense and planning. Has anyone done it and got good tips???
     
  2. Hi,

    Russian City Breaks (google them) do trips - ensure that they organise your stay, including evening activities. It's easier than doing it all separately.

    You'll have to do the visas yourself, and probably the flights, but everything else is included.

    Some pointers:

    State that you want a tour guide for <u>everything</u> and travel by hired coach, not public transport, when going around Moscow/St Petersburg.

    Choose your hotels wisely - if possible go for a 'named' hotel like Park Inn/Ibis

    Go over Oct half term or Easter, as they're the cheapest times. You'd normally be looking at about &pound;1100 per student.

    Hope that helps - good luck!

     
  3. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    Suggest you drop an e-mail to hugh@culturetrails.co.uk outlining your requirements.

    He's been doing Russia trips for schools for over twenty-five years.

    (But it isn't cheap as it was in Soviet days - even the visas cost a fortune)
     
  4. I organised one for 5 days in Moscow last Feb half term. This year its costing us just over 600 pounds. Went through a UK ravel company last year, who were very disorganised but once we got there the guide, hotel etc was great so now we are booking directly with InTourist which is a Russian travel company who they hired, they have offices in London. Hope that helps.
     
  5. I went with NST I agree that it is very expensive but so worth it! We stayed in a hotel where the food left my students starving and hunting down the Macdonalds in St Petersberg. The itinery was excellent and we really enjoyed the ballet as well. I was lucky because we had 4 teachers and 40 students. I think you should join with another school as the more there are the easier it is.
    Here are some of the things you can do in St Petersberg:







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    St Petersburg History
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    Russian Political
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    Cruiser Aurora

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    Museum of the Defence
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    Catherine&rsquo;s Palace (in
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    Naval Museum

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    Summer Palace
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    Alexander Nevsky
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    Pavlovsk Park &
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    Piskarev Cemetery

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    Palace Square

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    Pushkin Apartment
    Musuem

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    ART & DESIGN

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    Hermitage Museum

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    Russian Museum

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    Church of the Resurrection (Spilled Blood)

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    Museum of Lomonosov
    Porcelain

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    Marinsky Theatre

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    Yusupov Palace

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    Nevsky Prospekt

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    The Tauride Palace
    & Gardens

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    St Isaac&rsquo;s Cathedral

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    Sightseeing Tour of St
    Petersburg

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    Oranienbaum

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    Alexander Palace (In
    Pushkin)

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    City of Novgorod

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    River Cruise

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    Ballet, Opera &
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