Vladimir Lenin Tour

Travel Abroad & Study Political Science in Russia

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Itinerary

Your travel abroad to study the leader of the Communist Revolution is set to begin. After checking into your accommodations, your group will head to the Red Square for a guided tour of the Moscow Kremlin Complex. Inside is the State Kremlin Palace,  Senate, The Armoury, along with many other sights. This historic building was the center of government that Lenin created once he had risen to power. After touring the Kremlin, your group will head to the famous GUM mall. Known as the State Department Store during Soviet times, it’s still in operation, with many stores and restaurants to enjoy.

Your second day in St. Petersburg will begin in the historic Red Square, where a guide will show you around. After walking around and sightseeing in the famous Red Square, you will head into the Lenin Mausoleum, where the leader’s body has laid since his passing in 1924. The last stop for the day will be to the Muzeon Park of Arts, formerly known as the Fallen Monument Park. A tourist site off the beaten path, it houses a museum of modern art, the Oriental Garden, Pushkin Square, and Portrait Row. However, its best known for its collection of fallen statues from Soviet-era Russia.

After an early morning and breakfast, your group will leave Moscow to go to the port city of St. Petersburg. Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, it played the center stage of the Bolshevik Revolution. Lenin moved here in late 1893 and began his activism. After checking into your accommodations, your group will head to the Palace Square. You will then head into the Hermitage Palace Complex for a guided tour. It’s a massive palace, with many museums and places to see. It was the center stage of the end of the Romanov Dynasty and the beginning of the Soviet Union. After touring this rococo palace, your group will head to dinner for a traditional Russian meal and to enjoy the nightlife of this lovely city.

Your second day in St. Petersburg will begin with a guided tour of Lenin’s alma mater, the St. Petersburg State University. Lenin was famously expelled from Kazan University and thanks to his mother’s efforts, he was allowed to finish his degree here. The next stop will be at the Smolny Institute. This place was made famous in 1917 when it became the headquarters for the Bolshevik Central Committee and the Petrograd Soviet. From here, Trotsky and Lenin directed the October Revolution. In 1918, the seat of power moved to the Kremlin in Moscow, where it still resides today. 

The final stop of the day will be to the Kazan Cathedral. This church was converted to a museum during the Soviet Union. The newly minted museum reopened its doors in November 1932 as the pro-Marxist Museum of the History of Religion and Atheism. It resumed services in 1992 and was returned to the Russian Orthodox Church four years later.

Your group will have an early morning and a delicious breakfast, before heading to the airport to fly to your next destination. The final city of your tour of Lenin’s legacy is to his native city, Ulyanovsk. The revolutionary was born here on the 22nd of April, 1870. Once you have arrived and checked into your accommodations, your group will head to the Aleksandrovskiy Park. It has an aquarium as well as outdoor spaces to walk around and enjoy the outdoors. The next stop it to the 40 Years of All-Union Leninist Young Communist Park, another lovely park to enjoy the outdoors. They have activities like treetop adventures with high ropes and zip-lines and walkways with breathtaking views of the Volga River.

The final day of your trip abroad to study political science will begin with a guided tour of the Memorial Museum of Vladimir Lenin. It’s solely dedicated to the revolutionary, having such curious objects like a death mask of the Soviet Leader. After, your group will head to the Vladimir Lenin House Museum, the home he inhabited from 1878 to 1887. It’s here that he started becoming radicalized after his brother Alexander was executed in 1886 for conspiring to kill Tsar Alexander III. The final stop of the day it to the Museum of Secret Apartment of the Simbirsk Russian Social Democratic Labour. This home, now a museum, served as a hideout for soviet revolutionaries from the Tsars Police from 1903 to 1906. After a day full of learning and sightseeing, your group will enjoy some dinner and rest before the long travel day ahead.

After an early morning, you will be able to do some sightseeing around the city or do some last-minute shopping before your group leaves for the airport to make the journey back home.

Vladimir Lenin and the Bolshevik Revolution changed the course of history for Russia and the world. His legacy has endured to this day and will continue to do so for years to come. Join us in this travel abroad to study political science, Lenin’s life, and legacy and learn how you can help the homeless and orphaned youth of Russia.

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