August 23-May 31, 2014 Archived Trip For Reference Purposes ONLY

St. Petersburg Seminar

Experience Russian culture and history where it was made—in Peter the Great’s visionary city of St. Petersburg. This exclusive trip combines a program of lectures and tours set against a backdrop of resplendent palaces and world-class museums and theaters. Following a lecture on Russian literature, embark on a walking tour in the footsteps of Raskolnikov, the anti-hero of Dostoevsky’s iconic novel Crime and Punishment. After an introduction to the history and tradition of the Russian summerhouse or dacha, visit a community of summer homes outside the city, many linked to famous writers. Other lecture/tours include “The Women’s Age in Russia,” “Peter the Great,” “Russian Revolution and Siege” and “Russian Ballet and Theater.”

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Trip Highlights

  • Dinner with a Russian family in their private dacha
  • Behind-the-scenes access to Catherine the Great’s Palace
  • Back-stage tour and ballet performance at the Mariinsky Theater

Smith Faculty Speaker

Jessica Nicholl '83, Director and Louise Ines Doyle ’34 Chief Curator of the Smith College Museum of Art and the Director of Smith’s Museums Concentration

Trip Details

  • Duration: 9 days
  • Activity Level: Moderately active
  • Cost: $4,295 per person, based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement: $895 per person
  • Deposit: $500 per person, payable to MIR Corporation
  • Optional Extensions: A post-tour extension to Moscow is available

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