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.
OPTIONAL - June 5 to 7 - 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.
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.
OPTIONAL - June 7 to 10 - 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.
$1308 USDPrice Includes: FFI and host fees, including seven days of homestay in Moscow and four days in St. Petersburg (double accommodation) and several Russian meals. Does not include visa application and air tickets.
Know before you go
- Journey Number 14027
- After the homestay, ambassadors who choose to do so will depart on special tour of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, and Ukraine.
- After the homestay, ambassadors who choose to do so will depart on special tour of Belarus and Ukraine. The cost for this extension is $1100 USD per person with a single supplement of $138, and includes three self-guided days in Minsk and four days guided in Lviv.
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.