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Smolny Institute tour - visit official government of Saint-Petersburg! (3 hours)

Smolny Institute — the current operating St Petersburg government residency. It was the cradle of the USSR revolution and the Bolsheviks headquarters. Vladimir Lenin worked and lived there. Visit Lenin’s room and study, learn more about the USSR.

The guide will describe the origins of the USSR revolution, who Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin were. You will see why the Bolsheviks gained so much power and where the royal Romanov family were murdered.
In the Smolny Institute you will be able to attend several halls and studies. The focus of the tour will be the persona of Lenin — his early life, education, fascination with Karl Marx — the life of a leader who greatly impacted the world history.
The fascinating thing about visiting Smolny Institute is the fact that it is an operating Russian government.
When the tour to the Institute ends, you will visit the Smolny Cathedral nearby and find the icon of the Romanov family.



  • As it is an official government, you need to take your passport with you and provide us with the passport detailes in advance.
  • Must be booked at least 7 days in advance.

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 3 hours
Departure time: 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 01:00 PM

Important info

Price includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off 
  • English-speaking guide (other languages are upon request)
  • All entrance fees

Sights included in program

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
Saint Petersburg : Smolny Cathedral
Smolny Cathedral was originally intended to be the central church of a monastery, built to house the daughter of Peter the Great, Elizabeth, after she was disallowed to take the throne and opted instead to become a nun. However, as soon as her Imperial predecessor was overthrown during a coup, carried out by the royal guards, Elizabeth decided to forget the whole idea of a stern monastic life and happily accepted the offer of the Russian throne. Read more
US$ 156
per person, based on 2-people group
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1 person - US$ 312 (US$ 312 per person)
2 person - US$ 312 (US$ 156 per person)
3 person - US$ 312 (US$ 104 per person)
4 person - US$ 312 (US$ 78 per person)
5 person - US$ 380 (US$ 76 per person)
6 person - US$ 402 (US$ 67 per person)
7 person - US$ 469 (US$ 67 per person)
8 person - US$ 520 (US$ 65 per person)
9 person - US$ 585 (US$ 65 per person)
10 person - US$ 600 (US$ 60 per person)
Price for persons: 1 - 1011 - 16

Our flexible payment options allow you to pay 20% of a deposit first and the remaining 80% in 14 days prior to your tour date - payment can be done both online or over the phone. This gives you the peace of mind knowing your spaces are booked on the tours and that you do not miss out on making the most of your time in Russia.

Also you 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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