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.

We offer curriculums for all of the arts that can be customized for museum organizations, universities, colleges and high school students. Our educational programs include economical hotels and group rates.
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Group Tours

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


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.

2017 Summer Art TourS

2017 marks our seventh year of leading art tours in Russia. In August 2017 we will be offering two art tours: Art Lover's Tour in St. Petersburg and Location Painting & Museum Tour of Moscow and St. Petersburg. The 2017 Art Lover's Tour will be seven days of exploring the rich art and culture of St. Petersburg and its vicinity.  The 2017 Location Painting & Museum Tour explores the art in both Moscow and St. Petersburg for eleven days, while giving artists time to paint on location. Join professional artist and graduate level professor, Cathy Locke, for a tour-de-force of the museums and cultural sights of Russia. These tours are a wonderful opportunity to learn about Russian and European masters works that seldom travel to the West. 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.

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Art Lover's Tour | St. Petersburg

Location Painting & Museum Tour |  Moscow & St. Petersburg

Russian Art Books

We sell unique art books from Russia. We carry many of the Repin Institutes art textbooks.