Spend one week getting to know the members of FF Moscow as they immerse you in Russian customs, then four more day expanding your exploration to St. Petersburg. Want more? Join in on the optional two-week multi-city tour that takes you to five other European countries!
Home Hospitality Provided by the Friendship Force club of Moscow.
Live With a Local
- Members will have an opportunity to connect with each other and with members of the Moscow Friendship Force club during the five-day homestay, while enjoying the cultural and historical highlights of Moscow and St. Petersburg.
- Red Square
- Peterhof Palace
- St. Isaac’s Cathedral
- Riga Historical Centre
- Vilnius Old Town
- Vysokyy Zamok
- Shevchenkivsky Hai
Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia - May and June 2018
7 Days / 6 Nights Program and Itinerary:
May 27, 2018 – June 5, 2018
Coordinator: Michael Boyko
All Friendship Force Itineraries are subject to change.
May 27 to June 2 - Moscow
Enjoy seven days with the Friendship Force club of Moscow as you learn about Russian culture, food, and daily life.
June 2 to 5 - St. Petersburg
Travel to St. Petersburg on a high-speed train.
Take a five-hour city tour with lunch.
Visit Peterhof Palace, with lunch.
Visit to Tsarskoe selo, Palace of the Tsars, where we will see the fine art works of Empresses Elizabeth and Catherine II.
Tour St. Isaac’s Cathedral.
Transfer to the railroad station or airport to either continue on to the optional portion or return home.
June 5 to 7 - Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn is the capital city of Estonia and a perfect holiday destination if you want to combine the comforts of modern world, versatile nightlife, and luxurious adventures with rich culture in a local historical setting.
First established in the early medieval era, today’s Tallinn is an exciting mix of old and new.
With Tallinn being such a compact, green capital, you can cover a lot in just a weekend and enjoy short scenic strolls.
June 7 to 9 - Riga, Latvia
Riga’s historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture and 19th century wooden architecture.
Being such a large city, Riga has several large sports stadiums and universities.
June 10 to 12 - Vilnius, Lithuania
Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania and its largest city, known for the architecture in its Old Town, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In addition to the well-preserved Old Town, Vilnius has many interesting sites to see, including an impressive art museum, multiple venues for a variety of preforming arts, and several options for shopping.
June 12 to 14 - Minsk, Belarus
Spend three days taking in the sites of Minsk, the capital and largest city of Belarus.
The city is culturally rich, and home to countless churches, 11 theaters, 16 museums, 20 cinemas, and 139 libraries.
June 15 to 18 - Lviv, Ukraine
City tour followed by a buffet dinner.
Tour outside of city center.
Bus tour of Vysokyy Zamok with lunch at Kryivka restaurant.
St. George’s Cathedral.
Free time to explore thy city on your own and relax.
Transferred to the airport to return home.
$1467 USDPrice Includes: FFI and host fees, including seven days of homestay in Moscow and four days in St. Petersburg, visa application, and several Russian meals.
Know before you go
- After the homestay, ambassadors who choose to do so will depart on special tour of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, and Ukraine.
Friendship Force International provides opportunities to explore new countries and cultures from the inside by bringing people together at the personal level. Through the signature program of home hospitality, local hosts welcome international visitors into their culture, sharing with them meals, conversation, and the best sights and experiences of their region.