Exclusive Tours of the Art and Culture in Russia

Russian Art Tour offers once-in-a-lifetime tours of the art and culture in Russia. Created by fine artist and graduate level professor, Cathy Locke, our tours focus on Moscow and St. Petersburg. Experience entire bodies of work, as well as paintings that have never traveled outside of Russia, gain an understanding of the history and culture of the Russian people through a variety of  unique events that we offer. We organize tours for museums,  educational organizations, high schools, universities and colleges.


2016 Art Lover's Tour

2016 marks our sixth annual Art Lover's Tour! Join professional artist and graduate level professor, Cathy Locke, during a ten day VIP tour of the museums and cultural sights in Moscow and St. Petersburg. This tour is a wonderful opportunity for art collectors to learn about masters works from a professional artist. Attendees get a solid understanding of the art movements, color theories, compositions, as well as the backgrounds on the artists and collectors that we see. We also visit cultural and historical landmarks. You do not need to be an artist to attend this tour.

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We offer curriculums for museums, universities, colleges and high school tstudents. Our educational programs include economical hotels and group rates.
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Russian Art Tour is a licensed tour operator, headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area

Russian Art Tour was founded by professional fine artist Cathy Locke. "I love traveling, and I wanted to create a relaxing and fun way for people to learn about the art and culture of Russia. I also wanted to create a safe way to visit Russia for people who are traveling alone," explains Cathy.

2016 Painting Workshop

We are very excited to announce that the director of the fine arts department at the Academy of Art University, Craig Nelson, will be leading the painting workshop in June 2016. This ten day intensive runs concurrently with our Art Lover's Tour and has the added benefit of allowing artists to paint/sketch on location plus spend time in the museums. Non-painting spouses can either join the Art Lover's Tour or roam Moscow and St. Petersburg on their own. Cathy Locke will lecture in the museums giving you the background on the artists,  the art movements, painting techniques and color theory. 

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Private Tours

We offer private tours for individuals and families who want a unique experience that they will always remember. Click here for more information . . .


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