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Cultural & Theme Tours in St Petersburg

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Step out on a historical tour of communism background in Russia! Learn from your knowledgeable guide about the history of the first communist State and visit the historical landmarks that remain a symbol of that unique time. This comprehensive Saint Petersburg tour details the rich and diverse history of the former USSR, a society where everything is shared equally. All people are treated equally and there is little private ownership. Get an inside look at the revolution hours of the USSR and admire the heritage of Russian communism!Find out more about the history of Russian Revolution, including strong building, interesting facts, amazing pictures, historical features and more. Communism began in Russia with the rise of the Bolshevik Party led by Vladimir Lenin. They led the 1917 October Revolution that overthrew the current government and took power. Russia became known as the Soviet Union.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The State Museum of the Political History of Russia, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictVisit the famous Museum of Political History, an attractive art nouveau mansion, originally built for Mathilda Kshesinskaya, the prima ballerina at the Mariinskiy before the Revolution, and Nicholas II's mistress before he became Emperor. This museum's remit is to trace the political history of the country right up to the present, and its collection is always kept up to date and relevant.The museum reveals much of the secret history of the Soviet Union, with a new ethos aimed at dispassionately telling the truth about even the most recent history. The museum's collection embraces a broad time spectrum, from the reign of Catherine the Great (the second half of the 18th century) to the political climate in contemporary Russia. Among nearly 500,000 exhibits on display here, there is a rich collection of original documents including a signed decree from Napoleon and the correspondence of Mikhail Gorbachev.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Cruiser Aurora, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictTravel back in time by stepping on board the memorial cruiser Aurora, which played an important role in the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. This legendary ship gave the signal (by firing a blank shot) to storm of the Winter Palace, which was being used as a residence by the Provisional Government.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Historical and Memorial Museum Smolny, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictAdmire the Smolny ensemble, a number of fabulous structures put up at different times. The oldest are amazing buildings of the Novodevichiy Convent and the Alexandrovsky Boarding School for Girls for educating girls from middle-class families. In 1917 the Smolny Broading School became the revolutionary headquarters. It was here that Lenin resided during the upheaval.Enjoy a delicious lunch in the restaurant, designed in USSR style with heavy furniture and homemade lampshades. The wallpapers are full of Soviet ideological sign, old pictures.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: State Memorial Museum of Leningrad Defense and Blockade, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictOn this tour you will have the opportunity to visit the museum covering the years of siege of Leningrad at the time of the Second World War and hear narrative descriptions about fateful battle and the aftermath of the war.See all of Saint Petersburg's top attractions typical for communist times on this 7-hours tour with your knowledgeable guide. Admire the unique atmosphere of historical Saint-Petersburg, amazing city which is worth visiting!Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Hotel pick-up. Drop-off is available upon request but will incur a supplementary charge.
  • Transportation by car or mini van.
  • Assistance of an English-speaking local guide (German, French, Italian, Spanish upon request)
  • Restaurant lunch.
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - The State Museum of the Political History of Russia
  • Entry/Admission - Cruiser Aurora
  • Entry/Admission - Historical and Memorial Museum Smolny
  • Entry/Admission - State Memorial Museum of Leningrad Defense and Blockade

What’s not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
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