Russian literature is one of the most important components of the cultural history of Russia. Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Gogol, Lermontov and Turgenev are just a few of the names of Russia’s major writers. These writers are considered some of the most important in modern and classic literary history, contributing unique perspectives and innovations to the art of world literature. That being said, Russian classical literature is always alive in Russia. You can walk the streets of St. Petersburg and Moscow and feel the atmosphere that served as the inspiration for much Russian writing.
On this 7 day journey of discovery you will experience a tour of Red Square, gain an insight into Chekhov’s life with visits to both the Chekhov House-Museum and the Moscow Art Theatre and learn more about Russia’s Leo Tolstoy, a giant of Russian Literature having created such works as “War and Peace” and “Anna Karenina” by visiting The State Museum of Leo Tolstoy.
Travel on-board the Sapsan Express train to St Petersburg before discovering more about the mysterious Gogol, visit his monument before enjoying dinner at the Gogol restaurant located in the cozy and hospitable flat of this famous St Petersburg writer.
Experience a full-day tour of the Pushkin places including a visit to The National Pushkin Museum and The Memorial Lyceum Museum in Tsarskoe Selo. Spend an evening at either the ballet or opera by visiting the Marinsky or Michelovsky Theatres. Enjoy a half day tour of Dostoevsky’s St Petersburg including visits to The Literary Memorial Museum of Fyodor Dostoevsky before sampling delicious local delights with lunch at a traditional Russian restaurant. Also take the opportunity to enjoy a half day tour of the Melancholic Words of Anna Akhmatova (the poet of the Silver Age of Russian literature) including a visit to The Fountain House.
After taking this informative journey, you will undoubtedly return home full of literary inspiration!