Russia and Central Asia

Inside the Russian Space Program <p>Our behind-the-scenes exploration of the Russian space program features a VIP viewing of the manned launch of a Soyuz spacecraft.</p>

Inside the Russian Space Program

9 days | May 22 - 30, 2017

The Silk Road <p>Explore the fabled Silk Road as you journey through Central Asia’s Five ’Stans: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan.</p>

The Silk Road

16 days | Apr 15 - 30, 2017 | Sep 30 - Oct 15, 2017

St. Petersburg and the Baltics <p>Visit four distinct nations and experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic States and the imperial riches of St. Petersburg.</p>

St. Petersburg and the Baltics

14 days | Multiple departures in 2017

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Lands of great contrasts—Russia, the Baltic States, and the countries of Central Asia—offer travelers an experience like none other. Visit the cultural and architectural treasures of St. Petersburg. Get an exclusive insider’s look at Russia’s space program. Or, travel through the “Five ‘Stans” and witness how the past and the present converge in these seldom-traveled countries. Travel with Smithsonian Journeys to gain unique insights into this varied and vibrant and part of the world.

Russia and Central Asia

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The Silk Road

16 days | Starting at: $7,495
Apr 15 - 30, 2017
Sep 30 - Oct 15, 2017

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St. Petersburg and the Baltics

14 days | Starting at: $5,198
* Price includes airfare
Multiple departures in 2017

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Inside the Russian Space Program

9 days | Starting at: $14,295
May 22 - 30, 2017

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Cruising the Baltic Sea

10 days | Starting at: $7,195
Jun 8 - 17, 2017