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Moscow & St Petersburg History School Trips & Tours - 20th Century History

Russia has played a pivotal role in many of the key events of the 20th century and has a rich history that spans back even further. Pupils will see the majestic legacy of its Tsardoms and Empires, and learn about the conversion to Communism and the creation of the Soviet Union too.

Moscow contains so much that vividly evokes the society and politics of the Soviet era, enabling a breadth of study options and the grandeur of St Petersburg gives a vivid insight into Russian society and the events of the revolutions of 1905 and 1917.

Prices start from£929pp

Price Shown includes

  • 6 day Moscow package including 4 nights’ half board accommodation
  • 1 night sleeper train
  • Return flights and overseas airport transfers
  • Services of an City Representative 
  • Excursions to guided panoramic tour of the city including Cathedral of St Saviour, Red Square & the Kremlin, Tour of the Moscow Metro stations, Kremlin grounds, Tsar’s Bell, Cannon & Church of Assumption, Old Arbat Street, Guided introductory coach tour of St Petersburg, Hermitage Museum within the Winter Palace, Hare Island & the Peter & Paul Fortress and associated coach transportation
  • Services of a Local Guide throughout your visit
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • 1 in 10 free place ratio

Price shown is based on 35 paying passengers departing from a London airport in October 2021 and is subject to availability.

On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

Additional on-tour support available...

  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices


Popular options in Moscow & St Petersburg

6 day Moscow & St Petersburg package includes

Moscow & St Petersburg Day One

Daytime: Flight to Moscow & escorted transfer to accommodation.

Evening: Evening meal.  Welcome meeting to discuss itinerary

Overnight: Moscow

Moscow & St Petersburg Day Two

Morning & afternoon: Guided panoramic tour of the city – including Cathedral of St Saviour, Red Square & the Kremlin.  Visit to Old Arbat Street, one of Moscow’s best known shopping areas

Evening: Evening meal

Overnight: Moscow

Moscow & St Petersburg Day Three

Morning & afternoon: Visit to the Kremlin Grounds – Tsar’s Bell, Cannon and Church of Assumption.  Tour of the unique Moscow Metro stations

Evening: Evening meal

Transfer to the railway station for overnight sleeper train to St Petersburg

Moscow & St Petersburg Day Four

Morning & afternoon: Arrive St Petersburg station. Your City Representative will accompany you to your hotel for breakfast.  Guided introductory coach tour of St Petersburg.  Nevsky Prospekt & the Church of the Saviour on the Spilt Blood

Evening: Evening meal

Overnight: St Petersburg

Moscow & St Petersburg Day Five

Morning & afternoon: Visit to the Hermitage Museum within the Winter Palace.  Visits to Hare Island and the Peter & Paul Fortress

Evening: Evening meal

Overnight: St Petersburg

Moscow & St Petersburg Day Six

Morning & afternoon: Free time.  Transfer to airport for return flight to UK

More popular visit options available

Bunker 42 – Cold War Museum

A unique museum situated 65m underground in Moscow in a former military bunker, used as a Soviet army command centre and nuclear bomb shelter.

Lenin’s Mausoleum

One of the most venerated sites within the old Soviet Union, Lenin’s embalmed body has been on display here since 1930. The podium of the building is equally famous as the spot from which members of the Politbureau watched parades pass through Red Square.

Stalin’s Bunker

This fascinating complex served as underground headquarters during WWII. Students can explore the whole underground chamber and see the original items used by Stalin and his staff.

Museum of Modern History

Formerly the Museum of the Revolution and housed in the former English Club, the museum now covers many aspects of Russian history in the 20th century, although many of its most striking artefacts and displays still relate to the 1905 and 1917 revolutions.

Catherine Palace

Situated out of the city, Catherine Palace was the summer residence for the Russian Tsars.

The Yusupov Palace on the Moyka

Famous as the scene of the murder of Rasputin by Count Yusupov, its sumptuous rooms give a vivid insight into the lifestyles of the aristocracy prior to the Revolution.

Museum of the Defence & Siege of Leningrad

A small but moving museum opened in 1989 and replacing one destroyed at Stalin’s orders in the post-war purges. It tells the story of the 900 day siege and is in part a memorial to the 700,000 civilian dead.

The Museum of Political History

Situated in an attractive art nouveau mansion, the building was seized by the Bolsheviks and used as their headquarters in 1917. Formerly The Museum of the Revolution, the collection was renamed and reinterpreted in the mid 1990s and now covers the period from Catherine the Great to the present day.

Evening activites

  • Circus
  • Evening performance of ballet or opera
  • Bowling
  • Folklore show

Study themes

  • Tsardom & the Collapse of the Tsarist Regime
  • Russian Revolution
  • Stalin’s Dictatorship
  • The Great Patriotic War


  • Cold War - International Relations - Warsaw Pact & the West
  • Khrushchev & Destalinisation
  • The Brezhnev Era
  • From Gorbachev to the Fall of Communism & the End of the Soviet Union


Study levels


AS Level


We can arrange for your group to fly from a range of UK airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

  • Priority rebooking services
  • Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
  • You say, we listen - we're committed to continuously improving our tours
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