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The heritage of the Russian Army (5 hours)

Interested in military, can stare at old weapons and uniforms for hours? Then this tour is for you. Come and see the world known S300 land to air missile, the legendary T34 tank and tens of modifications of Kalashnikov. Or enjoy the very first mortars dating back even to the beginning of 17th century. Then take the drive to “Immortal Suvorov’s” museum to learn more about the the army that crossed the Alps and defeated the French army.

The official date of its foundation is August 29, 1703, when by Peter the Great’s decree a special Zeughaus  was built on the territory of the  Peter­-and-­Paul fortress for the purpose of storing and preserving old guns and cannons Both Russian and captured guns and cannons that were considered to have historical value were sent to this arsenal "for remembrance and future glory." 

Real museum life started for the collection in 1868, when a part of the building of  Arsenal (Kronwerk) was provided for placing military­-historical monuments. A part of the internal court was given for heavy cannons. The collection was first called a “Hall of Memorable Things of the Main Artillery Administration”, and then the Artillery Museum. Since 1903 it has been called the Historical Museum of Artillery.

Then take the comfortable drive to Suvorov’s  Memorial Museum, which is devoted to one of the greatest commanders of the World.  His brilliant victories in the second half of the 18th century, not only gave territories and prestige to Russia and her European allies of that time, but also brought about glorious military traditions in Russia. The museum was built by Emperor Nicholas II's decree of 1899 under the direct patronage of the Emperor and opened in the presence of His Majesty in 1904.

In front of the stained-glass window, framed by the guns, there is an eminence with show-windows showing his awards, letters and a hand arm of the commander. In the niches behind the central show-window of the hall there is a reconstruction of the room of the house in Konchanskye village where Suvorov was kept under banishment, and a composition of the items of the house in Glaris and "Suvorov's room" in St. Joseph's monastery in Mutten valley where Suvorov stopped during the Swiss campaign. Other niches and show-windows of the hall expose trophies of the Russian army, and the walls are decorated by the Russian and trophy Turkish banners.

 Here you can also find personal belongings of Suvorov like his sword and saber, the telescope, the royal decree of 1786 giving the rank of the chief General (General en chef) and another decree entitling him the  graff of Rymninsky and the graff of Holy Roman Impire. Also all his orders are on exhibition. 

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 5 hours
Departure time: 10:00 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entrance fees
  • Assistance of an English-speaking local guide (The commentary in German and French is also available if specified while booking. Italian & Spanish commentary available for extra charge 20 euro per person, if specified while booking and is paid upon arrival directly to the guide.)
  • Transportation by air conditioned comfortable vehicle.
Not included
  • Gratuities (optional)
Departure and Return

Departure Point: your Saint Petersburg hotel

Departure Time:  any time till 2 p.m.

Return details: your Saint Petersburg hotel

Sights included in program

Saint Petersburg : Artillery Museum
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Saint Petersburg : Suvorov Memorial Museum
This museum is devoted to one of Russia's most outstanding generals, the military strategist and army commander Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov (1730-1800), who excelled in his service to the state during the reign of Empress Catherine the Great and Emporer Paul I. Suvorov's charismatic personality won him respect and admiration among his troops, a crucial element in helping the general to achieve his military goals. Suvorov rose to fame during the... Read more
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