Russian Architecture Tour

View over two hundred years of Russian architecture. A unique tour given by university experts focuses on Russian architecture to include: Soviet style, Empire style, Art Nouveau, Stalin's Skyscrapers and Russian Baroque. 

Group Size: 6-20
Length:  7 Days
Meals:  Breakfast & Lunch
2017 Dates: Sept.29-Oct.6, 2017
2018 Dates: May 18-25 and July 6-13


Day 1  |  Arrival

Arrival at a Moscow airport:  Sheremetyevo International (SVO), Domodedovo (DME) or Vnukovo International (VKO)
Transfer from the airport to the hotel in a private car

Day 2  |  Kremlin Day

09:00    |  Guide will meet the group in the lobby, travel via metro
10:00-11:30    |  Tour of Kremlin and cathedrals
11:30-12:30    |  Tour of St. Basil’s Cathedral
13:00-14:20    |  Lunch
14:30-16:00    |  Shchusev Museum of Architecture
16:00-17:30    |  Moscow metro tour
18:00    |  Return to hotel

Day 3  |  Soviet Architecture

09:00-11:30    |  VDNKH
12:00-13:00    |  Travel via subway to observe these buildings:

  • Gostorg
  • Tsentrsoyuz
  • Corbusier House
  • Narkomzem
  • NKPS
  • Hilton-Leningradskaya (they will enter it and observe from the inside)

13:30-15:00    |  Lunch  
15:00-19:00    |  Continue by bus observe these buildings:

  • Narkomfin from inside
  • Melnikov house
  • DK ZIL (visit the territory of the former automobile company ZIL)
  • DK Zueva(inside)

19:00|  Return to the hotel


Day 4  |  Stalin’s Skyscrapers, the Empire Style and Art Nouveau

09:00-13:00    |  The Garage Center, the House on Begovaya, The Burov house,
Stalin’s Skyscrapers, Moscow University, Sparrow Hills, the Pioneer’s Palace (inside), Shukhova tower, the house on the Embankment (inside)  
13:00-14:30    |  Lunch
15:00 - 18:00    |  Moscow Art Nouveau: visit the Gorky House and other buildings
18:00   |  Return to the hotel


Day 5  |  Architectural Highlights of St. Petersburg

8:30|  Leave hotel for train station
9:40|  High speed train to St. Petersburg
12:00|  Picnic lunch on train
13:30|  Arrival in St. Petersburg
14:00|  Bus tour of the architecture highlights of St. Petersburg
18:00|   Return to the hotel + check in


Day 6Winter Palace and Cathedrals

10:30|  Meet the guide in the hotel lobby
11:00– 13:30|  Hermitage Museum’s Winter Palace Gala Rooms tour
14:00– 15:00|  Lunch  
15:00– 16:00|  Church on the Spilled Blood
16:00– 17:00|  Grand Choral Synagogue
17:00– 18:00|  St. Isaac’s Cathedral
18:30|  Return to the hotel


Day 7   |  Catherine's Summer Palace and Peterhof Garden Tour

 9:00 am   |  Leave hotel for Pushkin
10:00 am|  Catherine’s Summer Palace Tour
12:30 pm|   Lunch
2:30 pm   |  Peterhof Park tour
6:00 pm   |  Back to the hotel

Day 8  |  Return Home   

Transportation from hotel to St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport (LED) in a private car

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Tour Information

Tour Dates

2017 Dates: Sept.29-Oct.6, 2017
2018 Dates: May 18-25 and July 6-13

Tour Package Includes

  • 7 nights in a three star hotel, includes VAT
  • Breakfast and lunch (limited alcohol)
  • Transfers to and from Moscow and St. Petersburg Pulkovo airport (LED) in a private car
  • Entry into all museums and sights
  • Lectures as outlined in the itinerary
  • Russian tourist visa support letter
  • All transportation during the tour per itinerary
  • English/Russian speaking guide per itinerary

Tour Pricing  

Tour Fee:  $4,000.00
Single Supplement Fee:  $500 Additional

Sign-Up Deadlines

Two months prior to arrival date of the tour

2017 Date: July 30, 2017
2018 Dates: March 18 or May 6

All tour fees must be paid by the deadline date noted above in order to receive the discounted price.  


Reservations are confirmed only upon receipt of a SIGNED contract and deposit of $750. The deposit is refundable minus a $150 administration fee, if you decide not to go before the balance of fees are due, but you must contact us in writing. After the balance due date none of the fees are refundable.


Visa Support

We supply you with a Visa Support Letter and it should take you approximately two weeks to get your visa.

It is up to you to secure your own visa. For information on obtaining a Russian visa in the United States you will need to go to this site: To obtain the form to fill out to get your Russian Visa in the United States go to this site:

Payment Options

  1. Personal Checks –Make checks out to Cathy Locke or Russian Art Tour. There is a $30 service charge for any returned checks.
  2. Credit Cards – Via PayPal, send money to
    –  Within the United States add 3% to all fees
    – Outside the United States add 5% to all fees
  3. Wire – You can wire money free of charge, contact us for details.

Tour Go Policy

This tour is dependent on a minimum of six people attending. If we are unable to reach this quota this tour will be cancelled. Notification of cancellation will happen on or before the sign-up deadlines. Please make your reservations early to avoid disappointment.