Following the Life Path of the Greatest Russian Poet

 (St.Petersburg / Pskov /Moscow)

8 Days / 7 Nights

The tour aims to introduce tourists to life of Russia’s greatest poet Alexander Pushkin considered the founder of the modern Russian literature.

During his tragically short life (the poet was killed in a duel in 1837 at age of 38) he brought Russian literature up to the level of general recognition owing to a very living language and impressively careful description of the characters of his poetry.

The program of the tour includes visiting places in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Pskov, which are closely associated with the most important periods of the poet’s life.

Program of the tour:


Arrival to St. Petersburg. Check-in. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 2

Breakfast. The city tour of St.Petersburg featuring the main landmarks (Nevsky prospect, the Palace Square, The Spit of the Basil’s Island, St. Isaac’s Square, Smolny Cathedral, etc.) and the Pushkin memorial places, including the cemetery of the Alexander Nevsky Monastery, the burial place of many prominent Russian writers, composers and other celebrities. (it was also here that  Pushkin’s wife Nataly was buried). Lunch. Tour of the world famous Hermitage museum, former royal residence of the Russian emperors (nowadays featuring West European Arts and Oriental collections, the marvellous state and private rooms of the Winter Palace, etc.). Dinner.

Day 3

Breakfast. Trip to the town of Pushkin (formerly Tsarskoe Selo, some 25 km south-west of St.Petersburg) to visit the Lyceum, where Pushkin studied and spent early years of his life, and the fabulous Catherine’s Palace with its famous Amber Room. Return to St.Petersburg. Lunch. Visit to the Pushkin Museum (it is in his appartments where he started writing his masterpiece Yevgeny Onegin and where he died following his duel). Dinner. Transfer to the train station. Overnight train to Pskov.
Arrival to Pskov. Check-in.

Day 4

Breakfast. The whole day trip to Mikkhailovskoye and Trigorskoye. In his country estate Mikhailovskoe Pushkin spent two phenomenally productive years in exile. Novadays his family house is turned into a large museum surrounded by a wildlife reserve. At Trigorskoe that was an estate of friends of Pushkin he was a frequent guest. In the modern time the estate was turned to museum with a beautiful park surrounding it. Lunch. Visit to the Pushkin’s tomb at Pushkinskie Gory. Return to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 5

Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of ancient city of Pskov including visit to the Pskov kremlin (the Medieval city citadel). Lunch. Trip to the 12th-century Mirozhsky monastery complex famous for its frescoes, located in The Christ\'s Transfiguration Cathedral. Dinner. Transfer to the train station. Overnight train to Moscow.

Day 6

Arrival to Moscow. Check-in. Breakfast. Time at leisure. Lunch. Sightseeing tour of the city (Christ the Savoir Cathedral, New Maden Convent, Sparrow Hills) including Pushkin memorial places and the Trinity Church. Dinner.

Day 7

Breakfast. The tour of the Kremlin including visits to the Armory Chamber (the treasury of the ancient Russian Tzars) and 
one of its cathedrals. Lunch. Visit to the Pushkin memorial flat turned into museum. Dinner.

Day 8

Breakfast. Check-out. Transfer to the airport. Departure.

The price of the tour is quoted by request.