St. Petersburg, Russia

​​​Tour the magnificent city and witness the incredible ministry of Young Life Russia
May 6-17, 2017

Friends and Alumni of Young Life are invited to experience the fifth-largest and one of the most beautiful cities in the world to see what God is doing through Young Life in Russia. Join Young Life Former Soviet Union Divisional (FSU) SVP, Gary Parsons his wife, Jeanne; YL FSU Development Director Patti Stoetzner; and Young Life Russia Directors, Zhenya Pustoshkina and Sergei Zhdanov, who will all guide you through magnificent cathedrals and museums. The Parsons are excited to show guests the Russia they know and love from the many years their family lived there.  Learn more about Russia’s remarkable history as you explore palaces and theaters steeped in rich cultural heritage. Hear firsthand from Young Life’s amazing Russian leaders of the incredible ministry, the challenges they face and the lives they are changing through discipleship, community and adventure. You’ll make friends for life with these joyful teams whose commitment has deep roots of over 20 years in ministry together.


Trip Highlights

  • Visit famous museums and palaces (the Hermitage, St. Isaacs, the White Palace).
  • Experience Russia’s famous Victory Day honoring the WWII liberation from the Nazis as you cruise the Neva river watching fireworks and celebrations.
  • Engage with local Young Life staff and ministries.
  • Tour incredible cathedrals and historical sights.
  • Enjoy fellowship along with cultural insights.​
  • Experience local cuisine and world class shopping.
  • Make new friends and grow in your faith and love of Young Life.


Dates: May 6-17, 2017
Cost: $3,800* (plus airfare)
*Includes ground transportation, cultural activities and tour guides, daily breakfast, dinner, some lunches, fine hotel accommodations and travel insurance.

Young Life Expeditions can assist with flights via trusted travel agents.


How to Register

Please REGISTER HERE by creating an account on Managed Missions and select your trip code – XRU04. Deposits of $750 per person are due at time of registration and refundable until Dec. 1, 2017, less processing fees. Send deposit payable to:


Young Life (XRU04 – St. Petersburg)

P.O. Box 1293  Danville, CA  94526

You will still need to register online if you choose to pay online.

Complimentary travel insurance covers trip delays, lost luggage, emergency medical or security evacuations.​

Additional Details

  • Group minimum is 15 people. If the minimum isn’t met by Dec. 1, the trip may be canceled (deposits can be refunded if this occurs).
  • Maximum of 30 people so make sure to get your deposits in early.
  • Questions? Email​ or call the Expeditions office at 888-963-4443.​ 


Day 1

Settle in at the lovely Radisson Sonya, located in the center of the city, this lovely boutique hotel derives its inspiration from Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. Traditional Russian design accents and literary motifs throughout the hotel evoke the world of the classic novel.  Enjoy dinner with leaders and staff.

Day 2
Tour the world famous Hermitage Museum, then experience the amazing Mariinsky Ballet and Opera Theater.

Day 3
Enjoy a tour of the city and St. Isaacs Cathedral, then witness the incredible ministry of Young Life Russia at evening club.

Day 4

Young Life leaders will take you through The Peterhof Palace then to dinner at one of the city’s many wonderful restaurants.

Day 5
Watch the famous Victory Day Military parade from the center of the city and celebrate from a cruise boat on the Neva River – complete with fireworks and dinner.

Day 6
Visit Catherine Palace and White Palace then on to picnic with kids at Central park.

Day 7
See the amazing Peter and Paul Fortress, tour the Cathedral of Spilled Blood and meet the leaders from Moscow for dinner.

Day 8
Free day to re-visit your favorite spot or shop and explore with one of the leader hosts. Farewell dinner and fellowship with the team.

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