Russia: History and Arts of an Empire  

AUGUST 28 - SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 

Let the Russian empire come alive with this long-awaited voyage to Russia. Professor Gene Fitzgeraldwill take you through Russian history and literature as you explore storied kremlins, ancient cathedrals, and modern Russian life.

Your adventure awaits!

  Trip Highlights Include:
  • Guided visits to a broad array of architectural sites, including the Kremlin and Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, and the Cathedral of the Nativity in Suzdal
  • River excursions on the Moskva River and the Neva River, which gives St. Petersburg the name "Venice of the North"
  • All transportation within Russia, including a luxury bus and flight from Moscow to St. Petersburg
  • Local guides to give us a deep understanding of the sites and their significance
  • Visits to many cultural museums in Moscow, Suzdal, and St. Petersburg; including the Armory museum, the Faberge museum, and the Hermitage

Read the full itinerary here.

  Tour Leader Gene Fitzgerald 
Professor Emeritus, Languages and Literature, University of Utah

Gene Fitzgerald has been a professor of Russian Language and Literature at the U of U since 1969. Throughout his teaching career, Gene has made countless voyages to Russia, guiding students to a greater understanding of its history and culture. Gene also teaches numerous classes for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and has quite a broad fan base for his knowledge, warmth, and flair.

"Gene Fitzgerald is a walking tome on the subject of Russia, both old and new, and its regimes and authors." - Osher student
    Double Occupancy: $5900.
Single Supplement: $1100.
Airfare and Russian visa (approx. $300) is not included.


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