World's Largest Planetarium in St. Petersburg, Russia
Science & History Student Tour in Russia
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Descend into the beautiful cultural capital of Russia, St. Petersburg. After you touch down, you’ll be transported to your hotel and invited to join your guides with a traditional welcome dish of the country.
Your guides will break down what you can expect to learn in this fantastic adventure into St. Petersburg’s breathtaking history, including why St. Petersburg is known as Russia’s old capital and how it was built to resemble Versaille, as ordered by Tsar Peter The Great.
To warm up, you’ll start by heading to St. Petersburg’s most prized jewel, the State Hermitage Museum. With over 3,000,000 pieces of art, immerse yourself in Russia’s imperial culture and see why this museum is one of the biggest in the world.
Your museum tour guide will break down all the important art pieces inside. Plus, see why it’s difficult to cover the entire museum in just one day, even if you know your way around.
Continuing your learning experience, enter the largest planetarium in the world! Formerly a gasholder, the dome exposes you to a never-before-seen look into outer space.
If you’re wondering about the origins of the Earth, you’ll find the answers you seek at the dome, including high-tech visuals of the solar system that dive deep into science. Get ready for an educational ride into the wonders of the eternal skies up above.
After exploring the incredible technology of the planetarium, you’ll relax on a boat through the canals of Russia’s Imperial city. Sit back, take lots of pictures, and get an inside look at the everlasting architecture of St. Petersburg.
See 18th- and 19th-century history unfold before your eyes after you pass the bridges, urban landscapes, and grand palaces.
After a good night’s rest, you’ll continue your journey by visiting the church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. This is the precise location where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated in 1881.
Inside you’ll witness Russian Medieval-inspired designs — multicolored walls, ceilings covered with thousands of mosaic figures, and biblical borders.
A great way to end your night is by experiencing the universal language of dance, poetry, sculpture, art, and history at the opera. But not just any opera, you are going to the 19th century Russia’s premier opera and ballet theater, The Mariinsky Theater. Named after Tsar Alexander II’s wife, Empress Maria Alexandrovna.
Wake to an early breakfast dining with your local guides and embark on last stop in St. Petersburg. You will head over to the renowned Peterhof Palace & Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting impressive statues, gardens, and fountains with a rich history.
In the evening, you’ll hop on a boat back to the city center of St. Petersburg and discuss your most important lessons from the trip, all while getting one last good view of the city of St. Petersburg — before transferring to the nearest airport and then home.
Добро пожаловать в Россию! Aside from being Russia’s second biggest city, St. Petersburg is the home of the largest planetarium in the world. The 37-meter diameter dome attracts visitors across all continents with its high-end light projectors and laser technology. If there was ever a place to learn, discuss, and explore the true depths of solar space – it’s in St. Petersburg.
Put your student hats on for an extraordinary learning experience and let St. Petersburg teach you science and history like never before!
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