Leave it to Fine Art Connoisseur publisher Eric Rhoads to offer his readers once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to travel the world to incredible locations, learning about distant times and cultures through magnificent works of art. One of the most ambitious and amazing trips he’s planned yet kicks off tomorrow!

The recent political turmoil between the United States and Russia is of no concern to an amazing group of 50 collectors and artists who will gather in Moscow tomorrow for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The trip has stemmed from numerous requests to return since a similar tour in 2010.

“It was one of our most memorable trips ever because of our ability to go places tourists and even art connoisseurs would ordinarily never have access to,” says Rhoads. “For the first time, our annual cruise is not a cruise at all. There is so much deep and rich culture in both Moscow and St. Petersburg that we decided to do a land-based trip, with five days in each city and a high-speed train between.

“Peter Trippi, editor of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, and I have deep art connections and friendships in this magical place, home to some of the most important art in the world. Friends and acquaintances include the heads of the top art academies in Moscow and St. Petersburg, the director of the Hermitage Museum, and many prominent artists, some of whom are world famous.

“Of course, one cannot go to Russia without seeing its amazing palaces, churches, and other tourist locations, so we’re incorporating those into our art-heavy itinerary; that is why we’re spending five days in each city.”

Of course, Fine Art Today will keep you updated on their travels in Russia between September 10 and 20, so stay tuned! To learn more about this trip and how you can become part of a future trip, visit Russian Art Trip or Fine Art Cruise.

This article was featured in Fine Art Today, a weekly e-newsletter from Fine Art Connoisseur magazine. To start receiving Fine Art Today for free, click here.

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Andrew Webster
Andrew Webster is the Editor of Fine Art Today and works as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.

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