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Communist Walking Tour of St Petersburg (2 hours)

Discover the hidden pages of the history of Soviet Leningrad during an evening walking tour. In this communist tour you will learn about the most important events of the communist past of St. Petersburg. You will see important sights of the Soviet era, such as the former KGB building (known as The Big House), a cafe of the Soviet era, the Field of Mars and the legendary cruiser Aurora.
  • 2-hour walking tour of the communist sites of St. Petersburg
  • Learn about the October Revolution and other significant events in the communist history of the city
  • Look at the balcony of the Museum of Political History of Russia, from which Lenin made his speeches
  • See the cafe of the Soviet era, the former KGB building, and the restored Aurora battleship
  • Admire the Peter and Paul Fortress, one of the few places left relatively unscathed by the communists
Meet your guide in the center of St. Petersburg on Lenin Square, and then go on your communist tour. In 1917, Russia became the center of world history. The strikes of the cruiser Aurora heralded the beginning of a new era. During the October Revolution leftist revolutionaries led by Bolshevik Party leader Vladimir Lenin launched a nearly bloodless coup d'état against the Duma's provisional government. The Bolsheviks would later become the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, their rule lasted more than 70 years. You will see the places where the revolution was born.
Look at the building, known locally as Bolshoy Dom (the Big House). Since 1932, the NKVD department is located in the buildings, and later the KGB department also moved here. The big house has become an ominous symbol of Stalinist repression. Thousands of people of Leningrad passed through his offices, many of them were awaiting execution. 

Stop for photos near the Aurora ship. In 1917 the Aurora's crew took an active part in the February and October revolutionary activities and the Civil War. On 25 October 1917 a blank shot from her forecastle gun signaled the start of the assault on the Winter Palace, which was to be the beginning of the October Revolution.

Take a walk through the Field of Mars, in 1917 the remains of those who died during the February Revolution were ceremonially buried here. During the siege of Leningrad, the Field of Mars turned into a vegetable garden. Visit a communist-style café, as well as Cross Prison, which used to hold political prisoners and Solovetsky Stone, a monument to victims of political suppression in the Soviet Union.

See Peter and Paul Fortress, which was an important strategic place during the communist revolution with the Petrograd Military and Revolutionary Committee main office here making it the place from where the command for the storming the Winter Palace was given. Then admire the balcony of the Museum of Political History of Russia, from which Lenin made his speeches.

After two hours of exploring the communist places of St. Petersburg, return to the starting point where your tour ends.
Type: Theme Tour
Duration: 2 hours
Departure time: 06:00 PM

Important info

Price includes
  • Professional guide
Not included
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Departure and Return
Departure point
near the Lenin monument on Lenin Square (metro station "Ploshad' Lenina" / Finlyandsky Vokzal)
Return details
Returns to original departure point

Sights included in program

Saint Petersburg : Peter and Paul Fortress
Located on the banks of the beautiful Neva River, the towering Peter and Paul Fortress dominates the skyline of St Petersburg. Built in 18th century, this amazing fortress is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in the city's rich history. The oldest building in St Petersburg, the grandiose Peter and Paul Fortress is the perfect destination for culture seekers and history buffs. Planned by Peter the Great as a defense against possible atta... Read more
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 : Field of Mars
A large park named after Mars, the Roman god of war, situated in the center of Saint Petersburg. 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
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We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed both of our tours with your guide, Igor. We had expected the normal tourist style tours which are usually quite frothy and lightweight, although fun. What we experienced were 2 more informative, educational and interesting evenings. We also saw sites that we had not previously come across in guidebooks or on internet searches. For example miniature St Petersburg and Smolny Convent. Thank you again.

Lisa Fry, Great Britain   22 Oct 2017

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