9 or 12 days
Moscow, St. Petersburg, extension to Tallinn, Helsinki

Russia welcomes you to discover what has previously remained a mystery for years.

Find yourself amid chapters of folkloric tradition, imperial intrigue, European engagement, a Communist revolution, Cold War politics and the nation's resurgence as a modern power. The time has come to wander though Russia in this exciting week-long journey.
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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Russia

  • Day 2: Moscow

    Arrive in Moscow

  • Day 3: Moscow

    Take a guided tour of Moscow

    Visit the Kremlin

    Visit the Armory Palace Museum

    Attend a circus or folklore performance

  • Day 4: Moscow

    Free time in Moscow

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Sergiev Posad

    Sergiev Posad

    Opt to join a full-day excursion to the town of Sergiev Posad and its magnificent Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius. This stunning monastery is the center of the Russian Orthodoxy and offers a wealth of important religious sites on its grounds. Explore them all, and a factory that builds nesting dolls, on an in-depth guided tour.

  • Day 5: St. Petersburg

    Board a train to St. Petersburg

  • Day 6: St. Petersburg

    Take a guided tour of St. Petersburg

    Visit the Winter Palace

    Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress

  • Day 7: St. Petersburg

    Take a walking tour of St. Petersburg

    Visit the St. Petersburg History Museum

  • Day 8: St. Petersburg

    Free time in St. Petersburg

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Peterhof

    Peterhof

    Venture to the southern shore of the Baltic Sea on this half-day excursion to Peter the Great’s Peterhof, sometimes called the Russian Versailles. Your guided tour will take you through the grand palace and the beautiful gardens of the former tsar residence. Don’t miss the famous fountains—several are designed to soak visitors! Closed Mondays and the last Tuesday of the month.

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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  • Day 9: Tallinn

    Travel from St. Petersburg to Tallinn

    Take a guided tour of Tallinn

  • Day 10: Helsinki

    Travel by ferry to Helsinki

    Take a walking tour of Helsinki

    • Government House
    • Helsinki University
    • Uspenski Cathedral
  • Day 11: Helsinki

    Take a guided tour of Helsinki

    • Parliament

    Visit the Temppeliaukio Church

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this trip?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Russia

  • Day 2: Moscow

    Arrive in Moscow

  • Day 3: Moscow

    Take a guided tour of Moscow

    Visit the Kremlin

    Visit the Armory Palace Museum

    Attend a circus or folklore performance

  • Day 4: Moscow

    Free time in Moscow

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Sergiev Posad

    Sergiev Posad

    Opt to join a full-day excursion to the town of Sergiev Posad and its magnificent Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius. This stunning monastery is the center of the Russian Orthodoxy and offers a wealth of important religious sites on its grounds. Explore them all, and a factory that builds nesting dolls, on an in-depth guided tour.

  • Day 5: St. Petersburg

    Board a train to St. Petersburg

  • Day 6: St. Petersburg

    Take a guided tour of St. Petersburg

    Visit the Winter Palace

    Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress

  • Day 7: St. Petersburg

    Take a walking tour of St. Petersburg

    Visit the St. Petersburg History Museum

  • Day 8: St. Petersburg

    Free time in St. Petersburg

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Peterhof

    Peterhof

    Venture to the southern shore of the Baltic Sea on this half-day excursion to Peter the Great’s Peterhof, sometimes called the Russian Versailles. Your guided tour will take you through the grand palace and the beautiful gardens of the former tsar residence. Don’t miss the famous fountains—several are designed to soak visitors! Closed Mondays and the last Tuesday of the month.

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 9: Tallinn

    Travel from St. Petersburg to Tallinn

    Take a guided tour of Tallinn

  • Day 10: Helsinki

    Travel by ferry to Helsinki

    Take a walking tour of Helsinki

    • Government House
    • Helsinki University
    • Uspenski Cathedral
  • Day 11: Helsinki

    Take a guided tour of Helsinki

    • Parliament

    Visit the Temppeliaukio Church

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this trip?

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Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms; 10 with extension

  • On-tour transportation

    Land and water transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Light breakfast daily, select dinners

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entrances

    Kremlin (with cathedral), Armory Palace Museum, Hermitage/Winter Palace, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg History Museum; with extension: Temppeliauko church

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.

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