St. Petersburg Culture: Cathedrals, Palaces and Art
Discover the fascinating cultural history of St. Petersburg in an expert-led learning adventure through the city’s unparalleled cathedrals, palaces and cultural landmarks.
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Program No. 22435RJ
9 days
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At a Glance

St. Petersburg, Petrograd or Leningrad: whatever you call it, this fascinating Russian city is bursting with grand cathedrals and gigantic palaces that are just begging to be explored. Join your fellow Road Scholars on this learning adventure through the heart of Russia’s cultural capital as you discover the city’s world-famous art and architecture with expert-led lectures and field trips. Learn from the experts in the morning and go hands-on in the afternoon with exciting excursions to the Russian countryside, engaging museums and monumental architectural landmarks.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles, standing in museums; no wheelchair facilities.
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 St. Petersburg history like never before with expert presentations and field trips to resplendent cathedrals and palaces.
  • Witness the splendor of Peterhof Palace, a UNESCO Heritage Site referred to as the “Russian Versailles.”
  • Discover what makes Russian ballet world-famous with exclusive backstage access at a performance in a premier St. Petersburg theater.
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