Private Tours & Programs

We offer private customized educational programs and tours for schools and organizations, as well as individuals and families looking to explore Russia. From affordable accommodations to world-class hotels, Russian Art Tour will create an itinerary that suits your group's budget, preferences and goals.

Whether you are traveling via plane or cruise ship we can arrange a tour of a lifetime. You will have a highly trained English-speaking guide with you at all times and you will travel in an air-conditioned private car or mini bus. Our tours are privatefor your party only, you will not be added in to another group's tour.

 

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Please note that our tours require a minimum of four people.

Highlights of a Russian Art Tour program:

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  • We can work with your organization to customize a curriculum where students can receive credit for going on the tour.
  • These tours are a good way for your educational institution to raise funds and provide a faculty member(s) with a free trip.
  • Meticulously crafted itineraries are a tour-de-force showcasing the art and culture that took root and flourished in one of the most rewarding destinations in Eurasia. We provide lectures on both Russian and European art in world-class museums.
  • Your students will learn about art movements, artists, techniques and compositions from Pronto-Renaissance to Soviet Realism.
  • Your group will experience artwork that has never traveled outside of Russia and has not been seen by most people in the western world.
  • We will visit many historical sites and lecture on the influence of Russia’s history on its art and people. City tours of Moscow and St. Petersburg and visits to places like the Kremlin bring culture and history to life and enhance your group's Russian experience.
  • You will have the opportunity to learn about Russia’s rich culture through evenings at the ballet and special musical events.

 

Visa Support

We supply you with a complementary Visa Support Letter when booking a tour. For cruise boat passengers we offer a complementary three day on shore visa.


Places to See

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MoscowKremlin Tour

Guided tour of the following:  the Armory Chamber, the Diamond Fund, the Cathedrals within the Kremlin, Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral. (6 Hours)

MoscowTretyakov Galley Buildings

Tretyakov Gallery's main building
The New Tretyakov Gallery

MoscowPushkin Museum Buildings

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts European Building

Pushkin Museum's main building
Tour is on masterpieces by Perugino and Botticelli, Cranach and Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Dyck, Ribera and Murillo, Poussin and Watteau, Constable and David.

Evening Dinner and Ballet

Dinner at a Russian-style restaurant
Performance at Bolshoi or Stanislavsky Theater

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St. PetersburgCity Tour

City Sight Seeing Tour by boat – 1 hour(If the weather permits – if not, by bus).

St. PetersburgHermitage Museum

We offer several tours:
1. The Gala Rooms
2. The Art Collection in the Winter Palace
3. The Art Collection in the State Office Building

St. PetersburgTsar's Palaces and Garden Tour

Catherine’s Palace
Alexander Palace
Peterhof Tour:  Palace and Fountain Park

St. Petersburg– Cathedrals

St. Isaac’s Cathedral
Church on the Spilled Blood
Kazan Cathedral

St. Petersburg – Russian Museum Tour

1. Russian art of 18-19th centuries
2. Russian art of the beginning of the 20th century

St. Petersburg – Contemporary Art

Erarta Museum



Curriculum – Moscow

Moscow is Russia's political capital which has shaped much of the country's history. In the heart of Moscow is the Kremlin, a fortified complex overlooking the famous St. Basil's Cathedral and Red Square.

Tretyakov Gallery

Lecture Topic:  Russian painters from 1750 to 1850’s
 
Art Movements:  Sentimentalism, Critical Realism, Portraiture, History Painting, Landscape, Lurical Landscape, Russian Symbolism, Russian Impressionism, World of Art, Wanderers, Russian Suprematism, Russian Cubism, Abstraction, Neo-Classicism, Neo-Primitivism,  Constructivism, Cubo-Futurism, Analytical Realism, Social Realism
 
Artists:  Arkhip Kuindzhi, Konstantin Makovsky, Vasily Vasilyevich, Vasily Surikov,  Ivan Kramskoy and Ivan Shishkin.  In addition to this we will tour and discuss the painters who came after which include: Ilya Repin, Valentin Serov, Isaak Levitan, Abram Akhipov, Konlstantin Korovin and Mikhail Vrubel.

 

New Tretyakov Gallery

Lecture Topic:  Russian painters from 1900 to 1970
 
Art Movements:  Avant-Garde, Russian Cubism, Abstraction, Neo-Classicism, Neo-Primitivism,  Constructivism, Cubo-Futurism, Analytical Realism, Social Realism, Austere Style, Contemporary

 

Pushkin Museum

Lecture Topic:  History of the European art collection in Russia, and European art movements from 1860 - 1930
 
Art Movements:  Impressionists, Post-Impressionist, Fauvism, Neo-Impressionist, Expressionism, Divisionism and Pointillism

 

Curriculum – St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is the cultural capital of Russia with splendid palaces, impressive historical monuments and tree-lined avenues. It has been called the “Venice of the North’’ because of the rivers and canals that wind throughout the city and its beautiful bridges.

Hermitage Museum

Certainly one of the most beautiful museums you will ever have the honor to explore, it is also one of the largest and oldest museums in the world.  It was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and has been open to the public since 1852.

French painting of the 19th to early 20th century are represented by approximately 850 items.
 
Art Movements:   Renaissance, Baroque (includes Rembrandt and Peter Paul Reubens), Neoclassicism, Realism, Romanticism, the Barbizon School, Impressionism, Post-Impressionsim, Cubism, and Abstraction.
 
Artists:  David, Ingres, Delacroix, Rousseau, Corot, Monet, Manet, Matisse, Renior, Pissaro, Cezanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, Picasso, and Kandinsky. The last painting van Gogh ever painted, Thatched Cottages, is on display.

 

Russian Museum

Lecture Topic I:  Russian painters from 1850 to 1940’s
Lecture Topic II:  Russian painters from 1940 to 1990’s
 
Art Movements:  Sentimentalism, Critical Realism, Portraiture, History Painting, Landscape, Lurical Landscape, Russian Symbolism, Russian Impressionism, World of Art, Wanderers, Russian Suprematism, Russian Cubism, Abstraction, Neo-Classicism, Neo-Primitivism,  Constructivism, Cubo-Futurism, Analytical Realism, Social Realism
 
Artists:  Nicolai Fechin, Valentin Serov, Ilya Repin, Konstantin Makovsky, Philipp Malyavin, Issac Levitan, and Mikhall Vrubel. The museum is divided into two parts, its main museum and its contemporary art collection. The contemporary collection was opened in the late 1980’s, and features Russian Suprematism as well as the work by contemporary artists.