2014 Russia Trip
The 2014 Russia Trip is travelling to St Petersburg and Moscow from 13 – 27 September this year. We have a very enthusiastic small group of year 9 & 10 students who are committed to travel. We are now opening the trip up to interested senior Humanities students also.
Our tour will have a strong historical and cultural focus, including visits to The Hermitage, Catherine’s Palace, Alexander’s Palace, The Kremlin, Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s office and Moscow War Memorial. Other highlights are Russian Cossack dancing, a visit to a 400 year old monastery in the countryside, the magnificent art deco Metro travel system called the People’s Palace, Moscow Space Museum and of course living with a Russian host family for 9 days whilst in St Petersburg/Pushkin.
At all times whilst in St Petersburg, we will be accompanied by an English language teacher and a past student from our Russian exchange school “606”. School “606”is a high profile secondary school that specialises in English language education. PHSC students will participate in English language tutorials with 606 school, as well as with students from Gymnasium 54, another secondary school we will visit.
The teachers, students and families from School 606 extended extraordinary hospitality to our group in 2012, adding an amazing cultural richness to our students’ Russian experience. During our 3 days in Moscow we are using an English speaking, university graduate as a guide, to facilitate ease of travel and depth of local and historical knowledge.
The 2 week tour costs $4600 which covers all costs; air travel, bus and train transfers, 3 meals a day, water, Moscow hotel , museum and cultural site entry fees, guide fees. The students will only need money for incidentals and buying gifts for family back home.
A deposit of $500 can be paid to PHSC office to secure a place on the trip.
A final deadline for deposits to be paid is 12 March 2014.
Any inquiries can be directed to Simone Gatt