Beyond Red Square: An In-Depth Exploration of Western Russia
Learn the true story of Russia through the country’s monuments and people on this educational adventure. Join experts at sites from the Kremlin to the towns of the Golden Ring.
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Program No. 22350RJ
17 days
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At a Glance

Discover authentic art, architecture and culture on an educational adventure that goes far beyond the Red Square as you join experts to learn about classic sites and off-the-beaten-path destinations. Explore the Saint Basil’s Cathedral, the Kremlin’s Armory Museum and St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum. Discover the preserved traditions of Russia’s Golden Ring towns. And dive deeper into the region’s culture as you savor traditional cuisine in a private dacha, learning the true story of Russia through its monuments and people.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 2 miles per day on cobblestone streets. Unavoidable stairs.
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 ...

  • Discover historic architecture and authentic culture in Russia’s Golden Ring towns.
  • Ride an overnight train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in the grand tradition of Russian travel.
  • Enjoy a traditional meal in a Russian family’s private “dacha” outside St. Petersburg.

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