Royalty, Revolution and Rebirth in Moscow and St. Petersburg
Join us in St. Petersburg and Moscow to retrace Russia’s dramatic 20th century history. Visit the sites where key events took place, and meet the people whose lives they shaped.
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Program No. 22275RJ
11 days
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At a Glance

It was a century like no other. War, revolution, oppression and a fragile freedom — all forged in the crucible of the largest nation on earth. Join us on a historical expedition to St. Petersburg and Moscow to follow the dramatic arc of Russia in the 20th century. Visit the sites where history was made, and witness the relics of a former glory and a grandeur that still endures. But most importantly, meet the people and the descendants of those who were on the front lines of Europe’s most formidable events.
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Keep the Pace
Walking up to four miles per day on city streets; some cobblestones, uneven terrain and stairs without railings.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience the refined culture of St. Petersburg at the Hermitage, the czars’ Winter Palace, Catherine’s Palace, the Fabergé Museum and at a ballet performance.
  • Immerse yourself in the intellectual and political history of Moscow at some of the nation’s most important institutions, museums and monuments.
  • Learn about Russia’s pivotal events through the people who lived them: a former Russian cosmonaut, a survivor of the 900-day siege of Leningrad and others.
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Olga Boyarskaya
Olga is a graduate of the State University of St. Petersburg’s Department of Linguistics. She has been leading travelers in Russia professionally for over 17 years and has spent the last 15 years as a manager. A native of St. Petersburg and well traveled throughout Russia, China and Central Asia and Iran, Olga consistently earns excellent marks from Road Scholars who note that she is a delight to travel with.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Olga Boyarskaya
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