Private tour

St Petersburg: From the Russian Revolution to Putin Tour

4.8 / 5

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St Petersburg: From the Russian Revolution to Putin Tour

From US$ 105 per person

Explore the history of Russia in the turbulent 20th century and learn how the country was transformed several times. Discover the traces of Russian revolution and the effect it had on the course of Russian history and the entire world on this tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup is included from your hotel or apartment in central Saint Petersburg or from the cruise ship terminal.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Palace Square where the October Revolution of 1917 took place
  • See the cruiser Aurora and find out how it became a symbol of the Russian Revolution
  • Step inside Vladimir Lenin's old office
  • Learn what it was like to live under the Communist Government
  • Hear what modern Russians think about V. Putin, V. Lenin, J. Stalin and other leaders
Full description
After pickup from your hotel or cruise ship by your private guide, learn the story of the October Revolution. Find out why Tsar Nicholas II renounced his throne and see the Winter Palace that was occupied by the Bolsheviks in 1917. Continue on to the cruiser Aurora and discover how the ship became fundamental to the success of the Revolution. Then, proceed to the Museum of Russian Political History in the former headquarters of Vladimir Lenin and his comrades. Visit his former office and see the famous balcony from which numerous history-changing speeches were made. Learn from your guide the foundations of the Soviet State while exploring the Museum. You will hear Stalin's voice in an old phone, handle rifles from World War II, and go inside a typical Soviet style apartment from the 1960's with fully reconstructed interiors. Finally, understand the reasons for the collapse of the Soviet Union as well as the contemporary history of the Russian Federation. Your guide will answer any of your questions and after the tour you will have a much better understanding of the origins of the Russian Revolution, the foundations of the USSR, and how Russia's turbulent history influences its present.
Includes
  • All Entrance Fees and Tickets (including to the Museum of Russian Political History)
  • Hotel or Cruise Terminal Pickup
  • Private Tour
  • Food and Drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Comfortable clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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The tour was simply marvelous! It was as interesting and educational as it was enjoyable. Our guide, Elena, is absolutely first-rate. As part of an extended walking tour (including a highly interesting visit of the Museum of Political History, she told us an enormous wealth of facts and details about Russian history from the revolution to Putin's Russia today. Coincidentally, Putin even came to town that day. While giving us the big picture, Elena also drew our attention to seemingly small details (which we would have all overlooked if we had taken the walk by ourselves). We are coming back and thank you very much again for an unforgettable day!

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December 30, 2021

The visit was very interesting and allowed me to better understand the political history of Russia through the various monuments and museums visited. In addition, the guide spoke excellent French and was very competent and motivated. I recommend !

February 3, 2020

October 13, 2021

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