School Trips to Russia

 

A school trip to Russia is a truly unique learning experience. As a country at the centre of key developments in both modern history and present-day politics, Russia is sure to leave a lasting impression on students.

From Moscow’s Red Square and the Kremlin to St. Petersburg’s incredible architecture, there is plenty for students to see and do. Sightseeing is just one element of any NST trip though, with our focus on ensuring your group comes away enriched by an experience which aids their curriculum.

With this in mind, we can design any school trip to Russia with an itinerary to perfectly suits the needs of your group - and if there’s any country to aid learning, Russia is a fantastic choice. From the reign of the Tsar’s and the subsequent Russian Revolution of 1917, the rise of communism and the Soviet Union, Russia’s major role in the Second World War and Cold War, to its place as a modern day superpower, the country is brimming with chances to educate and enlighten students.

If you would like to talk through your options regarding an educational trip to Russia, please get in touch with our team of school travel experts today on 0845 293 7970.

 

Trip Destinations in Russia

Moscow

In Moscow, students will have the chance to see the majestic legacy of Russia's recent history, from the Tsardoms to Communism, set amongst stunning architecture and engaging attractions.

St. Petersburg

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 1905 and 1917 were played out. It is a city among the most fascinating to the historian and the most beautiful to all visitors.


Expert trip planners

Hundreds of groups travel with NST to Russia every year, and members of our team regularly visit the two main cities - Moscow and St. Petersburg - to really get to know the ins-and-outs of each area, from logistics and attractions to our range of student-friendly accommodation. Your dedicated Tour Co-ordinator will use their knowledge of Russia to create an itinerary that’s tailor-made, perfectly timed and meets your exact school travel needs. They’ll be able to share their first-hand experience, suggest options you might not have considered and give you insight into the feedback other teachers have given us too.

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Kremlin Grounds

The Kremlin, Russia’s most famous and iconic landmark, is a behemoth sized opportunity for students to learn all about Russian history and politics. A visit to the grounds will take in many of the most interesting parts of Moscow’s centrepiece, including the Tsar Bell, Tsar Cannon, and Church of Assumption. 

Metro Station Tour

Moscow’s metro stations are well known for their unique architecture, artistry and design. Students will have the chance to view the stations on a tour around the city. 

Peter and Paul Fortress

The Peter and Paul Fortress has a long and often bloody past. Originally built as the citadel of St. Petersburg, it serves as the burial ground for all of the Russian Tsars, from Peter the Great to Nicholas II. In the early 20th Century, the fortress was used by the Bolsheviks as a prison and execution site for political prisoners. Students will have the chance to visit the cells prisoners were held in.

Hermitage Museum

Students have the opportunity to view a wide range of impressive art in this museum, known for being the second largest art museum in the world. 

Nevsky Prospekt

A stroll along Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg’s main street, is sure to inspire and excite students. Now a central hub for the city’s shopping and nightlife, the street is home to some of the city’s most famous landmarks, including many 18th century churches, a monument Catherine the Great, the Stroganov Palace, the Anichkov Bridge, and the Kazan Cathedral.

Church of the Saviour on the Spilt Blood

St Petersburg’s Church of the Saviour on the Spilt Blood is an architectural masterpiece sure to inspire the creative spark in your students. The Church is one of a number of impressive buildings across the city, all of which students will the chance to see.

Planning your first trip...

If you're planning your first school trip, our essential guide will take you through each step of the process...

  • Choosing your destination
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head
  • Promoting your tour in school
  • Confirming your booking
  • Tailor-make your tour
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment)
  • Quick reference timeline
  • Pre-tour checklist

Additional support, resources & information

Free Classroom Resources

We've created a range of free resources and educational posters to brighten up your classroom!

Take a look at our downloadable posters here.

Tour Planning Service

With NST, you’ll get your own dedicated, knowledgeable Tour Co-ordinator who’ll work with you from start to finish. You’ll benefit from their unrivalled destination knowledge, and their experience gained from working with many other groups too. They’ll tailor-make your itinerary from scratch and take care of everything for you:

- Pulling together an itinerary that runs smoothly
- Planning the right balance of visits every day with realistic timings
- Pre-arranging and pre-booking your visits, entrance tickets, passes and meals

You’ll receive your final itinerary a full 4-weeks before you travel too.

Free Promotion Pack

We’ll support you and provide everything you need to advertise your school trip around school and to parents. Our free school trip promotion pack consists of:

- Parents’ letter & permission slip template for you to complete A3 posters to promote your trip around school
- PowerPoint presentation templates which you can tailor to your own needs
- Parents’ leaflets covering how NST manage safety, financial protection and details of our travel insurance
- Online parents’ video which showcases the benefits of taking a school trip

For selected destinations, we’ll provide a trip launch web page using video footage and imagery. This web page is provided by a weblink and can be shared with pupils and parents in many ways.

Risk Assessment Support

Risk assessment plays a vitally important part in the planning and organisation on any school tour.

Our risk assessment guide aims to help you understand more about your obligations and how you can more effectively manage group safety on your next educational visit and provide you with risk assessments for your trip.

Planning Your First Trip

Organising your first school trip can appear to be a daunting process.

If you're planning your first school trip, our guide will help to take you through each step of the planning process, answering frequently asked questions and providing tips and support along the way.

Our helpful guide covers the following:

- Choosing your destination
- Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head
- Promoting your tour in school
- Confirming your booking
- Tailor-make your tour
- Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment)
- Quick reference timeline
- Pre-tour checklist

View our essential guide to a successful school trip here.

Get live updates on your group's location

NST's new trip tracker, Locate My Trip, is the easy, convenient way for your school to follow your group's location whilst on tour.

Our app has been specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers.

Watch our short Locate My Trip video here.

My Tour Manager

Save time and stay on track with your school trip admin with our online orgnaniser - designed to help busy teachers like you.

With My Tour Manager, you'll be able to download FREE resources and access trip paperwork online and in one place. Your personalised checklist details what you need to do and by when, plus you'll receive fortnightly reminders too.

What's more, you can take all your trip documents on the go whilst on your tour with our app, My Tour Manager-On-the-Go.

Find out more and watch out short My Tour Manager video here.

Why choose NST...

If you're planning your first school trip, our essential guide will take you through each step of the process...

  • Unrivalled knowledge
    Your dedicated tour co-ordinator will use their unrivalled local knowledge and expertise to create a tailor-made, curriculum-linked itinerary to meet your group’s exact needs.

  • Making it easier for you
    With our online school trip organisertravel appFREE classroom posters and trip launch resources to support in-school promotion.

  • Risk assessment guidance
    Our risk assessment guidance will help you to manage group safety on your next educational trip. 

  • FREE group leader inspection visits
    We offer a free inspection visit to your chosen destination to support your risk assessment planning. 
  • Value for money
    We’re committed to bringing you the best possible value trips to help make every penny count.
     
  • Peace of mind
    Your group’s location can be followed with our trip tracking device - Locate My Trip - plus you’ll have 24/7 support from us whilst you’re away.
     
  • More than 50 years’ experience
    With over 50 years’ experience, with NST you can rest assured that your group is in safe hands.