Tours for individuals, groups, museums and educational organizations

Educational Tours in Russia

2017 marks our seventh year of leading educational tours on art, architecture and culture in Russia. Our tours have been created by an American fine artist and graduate level professor, Cathy Locke. These once-in-a-lifetime tours incorporate the expertise of master level graduates from Russia's finest universities.  Experience both European and Russian artwork, much of which has never traveled outside of Russia. Gain an understanding of the history and culture of the Russian people. Explore the many diverse styles of architecture Russia has to offer.

2017 Art Tours

In August 2017 we will be offering two art tours: Art Lover's Tour in St. Petersburg and Paint Russia! - location painting and museum tour of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Join our professional team of graduate level professors and art experts 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.

Art Lover's Tour

The 2017 Art Lover's Tour will be seven days of exploring the rich art and culture of St. Petersburg and its vicinity. For more information....

Paint Russia!

The 2017 Paint Russia! is a location painting and museum tour that explores the art in both Moscow and St. Petersburg for eleven days, while giving artists time to paint on location. This tour will be lead by professional artist and graduate level professor, Cathy Locke. For more information....

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 Architecture Tour

Travel to both Moscow and St. Petersburg to study the vast variety of architecture that Russia has to offer.  A unique tour that focuses on Russian architecture to include: Soviet style, Empire style, Art Nouveau, Stalin's Skyscrapers and Russian Baroque. 
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Russian Art Books

We sell unique art books from Russia. We carry many of the Repin Institute's art textbooks and album by their professors.

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, architecture and culture of Russia. I also wanted to create a safe way to visit Russia for people who are traveling alone," explains Cathy.