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Tour to Saint Petersburg "2-Day Grand Russian Historical Tour"

total 19.5 hours

Limited availability! The tour can be booked only as a private tour.

This tour covers the history of Russia from the time of Peter the Great to Putin and Gorbachev, taking you to the places where the empire was created and crushed in the Revolution – only to be reborn as a new Communist superpower. In these intense 2 days you will see all of the city’s main sights, visit unique museums which shed light on the country’s tragedies and triumphs in the 20th century, and get a deeper understanding of Russia’s military and political history.

Tour price includes the following services:
1. all port fees for two day and all local Russian taxes
2. professional and personable English-speaking guide for two days
3. A/C vehicle for two days with this timing (every extra hour costs 30)
4. admission tickets to all the museums shown on the itinerary
5. pass for the camera in the museums (one per couple)
6. subway ride
7. one bottle of water per person per day
8. audio head-sets for larger groups of 10 and more people

Duration: 2 days / 1 night

Tour program

1 day

“WWII, Siege of Leningrad, and the Cold War” – 9 hours

08.00 am* Meeting at the ship
08.30 am
Panoramic city tour, subway ride on the way to Catherine's Palace
10.00 am
Tour of Catherine's Palace with the Amber Room in the Tsars' Village (Pushkin)
12.00 pm
Drive to St. Petersburg
01.00 pm
Lunch (optional)
01.45 pm Siege of Leningrad exhibition at the Rumyantsev Mansion
02.45 pm
An inside visit to the Saviour on the Spilled Blood Church
03.30 pm
Political History Museum in the mansion of prima-ballerina Kshesinskaya - Cold War and Soviet Life exhibition
05.00 pm*  Return to the ship
2 day

“Russian Empire of the Tsars and Lenin's Revolution” – 10.5 hours

07.30 am* Meeting at the ship
08.30 am
Panoramic city tour, stops at St. Isaac's square and the Bronze Horseman
9.45 am
General tour of the Hermitage museum
12.15 am
Inside visit to Peter and Paul’s fortress including excursions to the Cathedral and the prison 
01.30 pm
Lunch (optional)
02.15 pm Inside visit to the Aurora Cruiser
02.45 pm
Russian Revolution TourField of Mars memorial to the revolutionaries,KGB Headquartersmonument to the Victims of Political Repressions, Smolny Palace and Cathedral
03.45 pm
Inside visit to the Smolny Palace - the seat of the first Soviet Government and the current St. Petersburg City Hall. Tour of Lenin's Work Study and the Congress Hall where Lenin proclaimed the victory of the revolution in 1917.
06.00 pm*
 Return to the ship