1. Russia
  2. St. Petersburg
  3. Palace Square

St Petersburg: Traces of the Russian Revolution 2-Hour Tour

Product ID: 227755
During this 2-hour walking tour visit the key sights in St Petersburg today to travel in the footsteps of the Great October Revolution, an event that has changed and still continues to shape the world today.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 6:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn what caused the Russian Revolution of 1917 and overthrew of the Romanovs
  • Marvel at the famous Winter Palace that was stormed by the Bolsheviks
  • See the Cruiser Aurora, a blank shot from the canons of Aurora marked the beginning of the October Revolution
  • Be amazed by the Yusupov Palace, the site of the poisoning and eventual murder of Grigory Rasputin
  • Head to the the Museum of Political History, the mansion of the ballerina who was lover of Tsar Nicholas II that became the Bolsheviks' headquarters
Full description
When thinking of the events that changed the course of history in the 20th century, one of the first places that come to mind is St. Petersburg, the city that saw Russia's most important revolutionary events unravel, events that shook the entire world. A visit to St Petersburg will bring history that changed the world to life. Take this tour and discover the traces of the Great October Revolution.

This tour will take you to see the beauty of the Winter Palace, the hub of the Russian imperial court that was stormed by the Bolsheviks thus putting the palace centre stage in the revolution. Learn about the Field of Mars where you find the monument "To the Fighters of The Revolution". Explore the Museum of Political History, originally the mansion of Mathilde Kschessinska the prima ballerina at the Mariinsky Theatre before the Revolution and lover of Tsar Nicholas II. In 1917, the building was seized by the Bolsheviks and turned into their headquarters in the city. Then see the famous battleship Aurora, the oldest surviving ship of the Russian Navy that gave the signal for the storming of the Winter Palace in 1917. Before finally seeing the Yusupov Palace, the site of the poisoning and eventual murder of Grigory Rasputin, the notorious monk, the close advisor of the last Empress. The tour will finish on the Palace Square.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • 2-hour walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to the museums

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Meeting point

The guide will meet you at the Alexander Column on Palace Square. The guide will hold a blue umbrella. Дворцовая пл., 6, Санкт-Петербург, Россия, 191186

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 14 reviews

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My partner and I had so much fun during this tour - our guide Elizabetha was so friendly and straight away wanted to make sure that we got the most out of the tour. She asked us what our knowledge of Russian history tour and tailored how she told the story of the Russian revolution. Any building we pointed out she was able to tell us what it was. Elizabetha asked us where we would like to finish the tour ideally, and she took us on the metro to get there. Thoroughly enjoyable tour - be prepared to walk!

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July 11, 2019

Quel plaisir de découvrir l'histoire de la révolution russe en compagnie d'Irina, qui parle un espagnol parfait et qui a su nous faire un peu mieux comprendre la façon de vivre de ses compatriotes au début du siècle dernier. Toute en mesure, sa façon de décrire les événements tragiques de cette période ne donne jamais dans le sensationnel, et nous n'avons pas vu passer le temps en sa compagnie, en dépit d'une température quasi polaire :-)

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December 1, 2019

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My partner and I had so much fun during this tour - our guide Elizabetha was so friendly and straight away wanted to make sure that we got the most out of the tour. She asked us what our knowledge of Russian history tour and tailored how she told the story of the Russian revolution. Any building we pointed out she was able to tell us what it was. Elizabetha asked us where we would like to finish the tour ideally, and she took us on the metro to get there. Thoroughly enjoyable tour - be prepared to walk!

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July 11, 2019

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