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

The grandeur of St Petersburg gives a vivid insight into Russian society on the eve of revolution and its canals, squares and buildings were the backdrop against which the events of the revolutions of 1905 and 1917 were played out. This least Russian of all Russian cities is nonetheless among the most fascinating to the historian and the most beautiful to all visitors.

Our bilingual City Representatives have looked after schools for many years and understand the specific needs of your history school trip group. In addition, we have a number of expert city guides who will accompany you on your excursions and are extremely knowledgeable about the museums and palaces you visit.


Prices start from£759pp

Price Shown includes

  • ​4 day St Petersburg package including 3 nights’ half board accommodation
  • Return flights and overseas airport transfers
  • Services of an City Representative 
  • Excursions to guided panoramic tour of the city by coach including St Isaac’s Cathedral; guided tour of the Hermitage Museum,  guided visit to Hare Island & the Peter & Paul Fortress, Nevsky Prospekt (external) and the Church of the Saviour on the Spilt Blood 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 March 2022 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 St Petersburg

4 day St Petersburg package includes

St Petersburg Day One

Morning & afternoon: Daytime flight to St Petersburg and escorted transfer to accommodation

Evening: Evening meal

Welcome meeting to discuss itinerary

St Petersburg Day Two

Morning: Guided panoramic tour of the city by coach– a fabulous way to see the architecture of the city’s most famous buildings including: St Isaac’s Cathedral, The Mariinsky Theatre, Nevsky Prospekt and the Church of the Saviour on the Spilt Blood

Afternoon: Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum

Evening: Evening meal

St Petersburg Day Three

Morning: Guided visit to Hare Island & the Peter & Paul Fortress - visits within the complex include the City History Museum, the Peter and Paul Cathedral where all the Tsars from Peter the Great to Nicholas II are buried, and the cells of 19th century political prisoners in the Trubetsky Bastion

Afternoon: Visit to Nevsky Prospekt and the Church of the Saviour on the Spilt Blood

Evening: Evening meal

St Petersburg Day Four

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

More popular visit options available

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.

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.

Catherine Palace

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

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.

Evening activites

  • 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
  • School travel company of choice since 1967