Russia Teacher Orientation Tour – AMAZING!!

Overview of Teacher’s Russia Tour

24th September – 3rd October 2016

This teacher tour will be focused on interacting with like-minded teachers, learning all about how to take a group of students overseas and taking your teaching beyond the classroom, we promise it is not as daunting as it seems. We will guide you step by step through the process, all while being in an amazing country and getting to experience first-hand what you teach. This tour will not only enhance your knowledge and experiences of Russian history and culture, it will also allow you to collect unique learning tools which will make your students learning more exciting and memorable. Don’t be mistaken this tour is not just for history teachers, but for any teacher interested in Russia.

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Tour Highlights include:

Moscow

Enjoy a city tour of Moscow seeing all the major sites, including Red Square, Lenin’s Mausoleum St Basils with plenty of time for pictures.

  • Moscow’s famous Metro Stations

The first plans for a metro system in Moscow date back to the Russian Empire but were postponed by World War I, the October Revolution and the Russian Civil War. The first line was opened to the public on 15 May 1935, it was 11 kilometres long and included 13 stations. The beginning of the Cold War led to the construction of a deep section of the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line. The stations on this line were planned as shelters in the event of nuclear war.

  • Kremlin Grounds

Visit the Kremlin grounds to see the Tsar’s Bell and Cannon, the political and governmental buildings and the Kremlin walls and towers. Stand in Cathedral Square, and architectural ensemble of the 15-17th Centuries and enter one of the cathedrals where the tsars were baptised, crowned and buried.  

  • Monastery in Sergiyev Posad

Sergiyev Posad grew in the 15th century around one of the greatest of Russian monasteries, the Trinity Lavra established by St. Sergius of Radonezh, still one of the largest monasteries in Russia.

 St Petersburg

Enjoy a city tour of some of St Petersburg’s major sights including Palace Square, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac’s Square, Smolny, Senate Square, the Summer Garden and the Field of Mars.

  • Piskariovskoye Cemetery

The site that serves as a reminder and memorial for the tragedy the city lived through during World War II – specifically during the 900-day Siege of Leningrad. More than 420,000 civilians and 50,000 soldiers of the Leningrad Front are buried there in 186 mass graves.

  • Peterhof Palace

The Peterhof Palace is a series of palaces and gardens located in Petergof, laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. These palaces and gardens are sometimes referred as the “Russian Versailles”. The palace-ensemble along with the city center is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Hermitage

The State Hermitage is a museum of art and culture. One of the largest and oldest museums in the world, it was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and has been open to the public since 1852. 

  • Peter and Paul Fortress

The Peter and Paul is the original citadel of St. Petersburg, Russia, founded by Peter the Great in 1703. In the early 20th century, it was still used as a prison by the tsarist government. Today it has been adapted as the central and most important part of the State Museum of Saint Petersburg History. All Russian emperors since Peter the Great are buried there.

Interested? Phone us now: 0800 304 382

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