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School Trips to Moscow & St Petersburg

The world's largest country offers it all, from historic cities to artistic riches to epic train rides, a school trip to Moscow and St Petersburg will provide a school trip experience that will last a lifetime! 

The grandeur of St Petersburg gives a vivid insight into Russian society on the eve of evolution and its canal, squares and buildings were the backdrop against which the events of the revolutions of 1905 and 1917 were played out.

Moscow contains so much that vividly evokes the society and politics of the Soviet era from the earliest days of the Bolshevik government to the collapse of communism.

If you would like to talk through your options regarding a school trip to Russia, please get in touch with our team of school travel experts today.

Browse our curriculum-linked school trips in St Petersburg & Moscow...



St Petersburg played a critical role in the history and culture of Russia, it was here that the Revolution of 1917 broke out, a history trip to the city is guaranteed to enhance  students’ comprehension of a key historic study themes.

Learn more more about our history trips to St Petersburg here

Cultural & Transition Year 

Cultural & Transition Year 

A cultural and Transition Year school tour to Moscow and St Petersburg enables a breadth of study options, these cities will genuinely inspire students, with their enormous diversity and tremendous vitality.

Learn more about our cultural & Transition Year trips to Moscow and St Petersburg here

Moscow & St Petersburg trip highlights - our groups love...

Guided Panoramic Introductory Tour

Guided Panoramic Introductory Tour

Guided panoramic tour of the city – including Cathedral of St Saviour, Red Square & the Kremlin.  Visit to Old Arbat Street, one of Moscow’s best known shopping areas.

Hermitage Museum & Winter Palace

Hermitage Museum & Winter Palace

Students have the opportunity to view a wide range of impressive art in this museum, known for being the second largest art museum in the world. 

The Kremlin

The Kremlin

The Kremlin, Russia’s most famous and iconic landmark, is a behemoth sized opportunity for students to learn all about Russian history and politics. A visit to the grounds will take in many of the most interesting parts of Moscow’s centrepiece, including the Tsar Bell, Tsar Cannon, and Church of Assumption. 

Are Island & the Peter & Paul Fortress

Are Island & the Peter & Paul Fortress

The Peter and Paul Fortress has a long and often bloody past. Originally built as the citadel of St. Petersburg, it serves as the burial ground for all of the Russian Tsars, from Peter the Great to Nicholas II. In the early 20th Century, the fortress was used by the Bolsheviks as a prison and execution site for political prisoners. Students will have the chance to visit the cells prisoners were held in.

On the ground support...

There’s a lot to contend with when travelling abroad, and many teachers find the service of our bilingual City Representatives invaluable.  Our City Representatives have looked after schools for many years and understand the specific needs of your school trip group. 

We can arrange for your representative to meet you on arrival, assist you with hotel check-in, advise on points of interest and public transport and provide your group with 24 hour emergency assistance. With NST, you can be safe in the knowledge that you’ll never be on your own on your school tour.

In addition, we have a number of expert city guides who will accompany you on your excursions and are extremely knowledgeable about the museums and palaces you visit.

Planning your first school trip?

If you're planning your first school trip, our essential guide will take you through each step of the process...

  • Choosing your destination
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head
  • Promoting your tour in school
  • Confirming your booking
  • Tailor-make your tour
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment)
  • Quick reference timeline
  • Pre-tour checklist

Additional support, resources & information

Tour planning service

Tour planning service

With NST, you’ll get your own dedicated, knowledgeable Tour Co-ordinator who’ll work with you from start to finish. You’ll benefit from their unrivalled destination knowledge, and their experience gained from working with many other groups too. They’ll tailor-make your itinerary from scratch and take care of everything for you: 

  • Pulling together an itinerary that runs smoothly 
  • Planning the right balance of visits every day with realistic timings 
  • Pre-arranging and pre-booking your visits, entrance tickets, passes and meals 


You’ll receive your final itinerary a full 4-weeks before you travel too.

Free school trip promotion pack

Free school trip promotion pack

We’ll support you and provide everything you need to advertise your school trip around school and to parents. Our free school trip promotion pack consists of: 

  • Parents’ letter & permission slip template for you to complete A3 posters to promote your trip around school 
  • PowerPoint presentation templates which you can tailor to your own needs 
  • Online parents’ video which showcases the benefits of taking a school trip 

Risk assessment support including preview visits

Risk assessment support including preview visit

Risk assessment plays a vitally important part in the planning and organisation on any school tour.

Our risk assessment guide aims to help you understand more about your obligations and how you can more effectively manage group safety on your next educational visit and provide you with risk assessments for your trip.

Planning first school trip

Planning first school trip

Organising your first school trip can appear to be a daunting process. 

If you're planning your first school trip, our guide will help to take you through each step of the planning process, answering frequently asked questions and providing tips and support along the way. 

Our helpful guide covers the following: 

  • Choosing your destination 
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head 
  • Promoting your tour in school 
  • Confirming your booking 
  • Tailor-make your tour 
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment) 
  • Quick reference timeline 
  • Pre-tour checklist 


View our essential guide to a successful school trip here

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Locate My Trip uses GPS technology and is the easy, convenient way for your school to follow your location whilst on tour. Specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers, NST will know where your group are 24/7. If your schedule needs to change, we’ll put plans in place to keep your tour on track. 

With Locate My Trip your group can also share photos and videos with the school and parents, via a secure link, to keep them updated on your experience whilst you’re away.

Watch our short Locate My Trip video here

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Save time and stay on track with your school trip admin with our online orgnaniser - designed to help busy teachers like you. 

With My Tour Manager, you'll be able to download FREE resources and access trip paperwork online and in one place. Your personalised checklist details what you need to do and by when, plus you'll receive fortnightly reminders too. 

What's more, you can take all your trip documents on the go whilst on your tour with our app, My Tour Manager-On-the-Go. 

Find out more and watch out short My Tour Manager video here

Free classroom resources

Free classroom resources

We've created a range of free geography resources and educational posters to brighten up your classroom!

Take a look at our downloadable posters here

Why choose NST...

Here's why hundreds of teachers choose NST each year...

  • Unrivalled knowledge

Your dedicated tour co-ordinator will use their unrivalled local knowledge and expertise of Russia & Moscow to create a tailor-made, curriculum-linked itinerary to meet your group’s exact needs.

  • Making it easier for you

With our online school trip organiser, travel app, free classroom posters to support in-school promotion.

  • FREE group leader inspection visits

We offer a free inspection visit to your chosen destination to support your risk assessment planning. 

  • Value for money

We’re committed to bringing you the best possible value trips to help make every penny count.


  • More than 20 years’ experience

With over 20 years’ experience, with NST you can rest assured that your group is in safe hands.

  • Risk assessment guidance

Our risk assessment guidance will help you to manage group safety on your next educational trip. 

  • Peace of mind

Your group’s location can be followed with our trip tracking device - Locate My Trip - plus you’ll have 24/7 support from us whilst you’re away.

  • Offsetting carbon emissions

For every trip taken, we'll plant a Maya nut tree in Peru to support reforestation, local communities & biodiversity. Plus, we'll offset an additional tonne of CO2 to guarantee carbon emission reductions. 

Looking for protection on your next school trip? 

Booking with a school travel company is the best way for you to protect parents’ money and give yourself peace of mind.

Financial protection from the moment you book

NST are fully bonded & licensed:

  • ABTA
  • ATOL
  • IATA
  • Commission for Aviation Regulation


Managing safety on school trips

For your protection, NST's independently audited Safety Management System covers:

  • 24-hour emergency cover
  • Audited accommodation & transport
  • Excursions & school visit assessment
  • Group leader preview visits to assist with risk assessment planning

Package Travel Regulations 2018

Don't forget - if your school arranges transport, accommodation and other services directly, you’ll be liable under the Package Travel Regulations – meaning you’ll have all the responsibilities of a travel company, both legal and financial. 

We're LOtC Council’s Quality Badge assured

For groups travelling from Northern Ireland... the Department for Education advises schools to always look for the LOtC Quality Badge when choosing a school travel provider.

Learn more here