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Back to USSR (7 hours)

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.

Visit 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.

Travel 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.

Admire 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.

On 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!

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 7 hours
Departure time: 10:00 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • 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).
  • Entrance fees
  • Restaurant lunch. 

    NOTE: For groups from 10 people the roundtrip transportation is included

Departure and Return
  • Departure Dates: daily; except Mon, Thur, Fri, New Years Eve & New Years Day.
  • Departure time and location: 10:00 am; your hotel.
  • Return time and location: approximately 5:00 pm; city centre.

Sights included in program

Saint Petersburg : Cruiser Aurora
The Cruiser Aurora Museum in St. Petersburg fired the shot that started the Bolshevik Revolution. The Aurora was one of three Pallada-class cruisers, built in St. Petersburg for service in the Far East  (on the Pacific). All ships of this class served during the Russo-Japanese War. Read more
Saint Petersburg : Museum of Political History
The State Museum of the Political History of Russia is the successor to the Revolution Museum. It is housed in two historic buildings of the modern era: the mansions of the ballerina Matilda​ Kshesinskaya, and baron Brandt. The exposition ‘Man and Power in Russia in the XIX-XXI Centuries’ is devoted to the relationship between man and the state at the crucial moments in the history of the country. The period of the revolution is prese... Read more
This small but extremely moving museum commemorates perhaps the most harrowing period of the city's history - the 900-day Blockade of Leningrad which lasted from 8 September 1941 to 17 January 1944. For two-and-a-half years, the citizens of Leningrad suffered chronic privations and constant bombardment. Although the precarious Road of Life brought supplies across the ice of Lake Ladoga in the winter months, food was woefully short, fuel was scarc... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Smolny
The complex of the museum includes the historical rooms, where the main revolutionary events took place in 1917, among them the famouse assambly hall, where the victory of the October revolution was proclaimed in 1917; Lenin's office and living rooms. The visitors can also see the exhibition of "Smolny institute for the girls of noble birth": the atmosphere of the institute wwas restored in 1994, to the 230 annivessary of Smolny institute Read more
1/7th of the World : Russian Food
Russian Food is a collection of the different cooking traditions of the Russian people.  Read more

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Price for persons: 1 - 1011 - 2021 - 3031 - 40

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Also you get 8% discount and get the best, top-rated and most experienced and knowledgeable hand-picked tour guide appointed on a priority basis.
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the best tour guides only. Multilingual and well travelled, each possesses deep insight into the diverse attractions and cultural patterns throughout the region. With us guides undergo a rigorous selection process, achieving outstanding knowledge of local culture and language. Rest assured that the best tour guides only will be working on the tours to give you excellent opportunity to explore the best of the sights during both short and long-term stay in Russia.

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