Moscow: Communism to Capitalism

from £850pp

Based on 4 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools


*Please note tours to Russia are currently suspended*

The remains of the Soviet state are scattered all around Moscow.  The city is the perfect location to see the majestic legacy of Russia’s Tsardoms and Empires.

The legacy of the Soviet period is evident across the city with wide avenues, medieval churches, Soviet skyscrapers, art galleries and shopping centres.  Well-known sights such as Red Square, the Kremlin, and Lenin’s tomb are a must.

Moscow is a fascinating destination for a history and politics school trip and sure to be one of the highlights of school life.  Students will gain a vivid insight into life in the soviet state and the creation of the Soviet Union.

Your group will have the support of a local, Russian-speaking guide throughout their stay.

Our Suggested Itinerary

Visas are not included but we can provide information and assistance if required.

  1. Day 1

    Morning flight to Moscow.

    Coach transfer to accommodation.

    Stroll along the newly-refurbished Muzeon bank of the River Moskva for views of the Peter the Great monument and stunning Cathedral of Christ the Saviour before stopping by the Monument to Victims of Totalitarian Regimes.  Gorky Park is a staple of Moscow life and the perfect summer spot to see the fountain show.

  2. Day 2

    Full-day city tour of Moscow landmarks

    Start your day with a visit to Moscow’s most iconic sites.  Red Square was the scene of grand military parades during the Soviet era and remains Moscow’s bustling centre.  Admire Lenin’s Mausoleum where he has lain in state since his death in 1924.

    Then visit GUM, once a Soviet supermarket, now a grand shopping arcade with a beautiful fountain and excellent ice cream stands!  Make sure you’re at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Eternal Flame in Alexander Park on the hour to see the famous changing of the guard.

    Spend the afternoon exploring the Grounds of the Kremlin.  At the centre of Russian history since the 15th century, it continues to symbolise Russia’s power to the outside world.

    In the evening, pay a visit to The Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines.  It highlights the lighter side of life during the 70s and 80s.  Even without any Russian playing on the old games using recycled Kopek coins in a fun way to spend an hour!

  3. Day 3

    In the morning take a guided tour of the Moscow metro system, an attraction in its own right and one of the great achievements of the Soviet era.

    In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Modern History - formerly known as the Revolution Museum, this retro exhibit traces Soviet history from the 1905 and 1917 revolutions up to the 1980s.  The highlight is the extensive collection of propaganda posters, in addition to all the Bolshevik paraphernalia.

  4. Day 4

    Spend your last morning visiting The New Tretyakovskaya Gallery, which houses a wonderful collection of modern art, as well as tracing the history of Soviet Art from its beginnings under Lenin.  Head to the top floor for a marvellous view across the city.


    Choose to visit the VDNKh, or ‘Exhibition of the Achievements of the National Economy’.  It may not sound appealing at first, but, built as a celebration of the Soviet regions, this huge Stalinesque theme park is well worth a visit.  A pavilion built for each Soviet nation house exhibitions, and there is a stunning fountain, Lenin statue and food outlets.  Be sure to make your way to the iconic Peasant and the Kolkhoz Woman statue as well as stopping by the equally impressive Cosmonautics Museum and monument.

    Afternoon/evening flight home.

School Trip Accommodation


There is a surprisingly good choice of accommodation in Russia suitable for school groups. We will recommend the best option for your group size and age, and of course your budget. All accommodation we use is audited, and our auditing regime is verified by independent experts.

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Moscow: Communism to Capitalism

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Based on 4 days

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