Study Abroad in St. Petersburg: Cultural Excursions

London, England (3 day visit on way to campus and overnight stay on return)

Included in program fee

Get to know your fellow students before traveling to campus and take a sightseeing tour with a professional guide who will point out some of London’s famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London. You will also have free time to visit museums, see a play or stroll in London’s beautiful parks.

After leaving St. Petersburg, take time to wind down in London before your return to the U.S.

Pre-program excursion includes accommodations, breakfast, sightseeing tour and local guide. Lunch and dinner are not included. Post-program excursion includes accommodation, transportation, dinner and breakfast (depending on flight departure time).

Students not selecting the AIFS Flight Package are responsible for arranging their own U.S.-London-U.S. flights according to the most up-to-date itinerary.

Moscow (3 days)

Included in program fee

Depart by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Take a morning bus tour to see the sights including Red Square, Church of Christ our Savior and the Novodevichy Cemetery. Take in an evening performance at the Moscow circus.

The next day, take a tour of the Kremlin in the morning and enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore Moscow’s sights independently. On the third day, enjoy free time in the morning before returning to St. Petersburg.

Includes transportation, accommodations, breakfast, sightseeing and services of a guide. Lunch and dinner are not included.

Peterhof (day trip)

Included in program fee

Located on the Gulf of Finland, Peterhof or Petrodvorets was the summer residence of the Tsars. Famous for its fountains, magnificent palaces and gardens, Peterhof is one of the most treasured of St. Petersburg’s environs.

Includes transportation, entrance fees and services of a professional guide.

Catherine Palace at Pushkin (day visit)

Included in program fee

Marvel at the gold which decorates the interiors of the Palace as well as the world-renowned Amber Room, restored according to photographs of the original which disappeared during World War II in a mystery that has never been solved.

Includes transportation, entrance fees and services of a professional guide.

Novgorod (day visit)

Included in program fee

Visit the very heart of ancient Russia. Enjoy the fairytale-like feel of Novgorod’s Kremlin and chapels and wonder at the interiors of St. Sophia Cathedral, the oldest in the Russian Federation.

Includes transportation, entrance fees and services of a professional guide.

Dates and itineraries for all excursions are tentative and subject to change. There is no refund for students who choose not to participate in the group excursions and cultural activities.

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