Revolution, WWII & Soviet Leningrad

1-day programm

  • Schedule
    Mon (except for last Mon of the month), Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun
  • Intensive
    This is a good choice for those who want to cover many sights during a short stay in the city. If you choose this option you should be ready to move at a fast pace. You will not be able to spend a lot of time on each sight, but we guarantee that you will see as much as possible.
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
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Tour program
09:00 - 12:30 Panoramic city tour with special attention to the Russian Revolution including visits to Palace Square, a stop by the Smolny and the cruiser Aurora(On Tue, Sat and Sun you can also board the Aurora and see the famous canon that started the revolution).
12:30 - 13:30 Visit to the Museum of the Siege of Leningrad(WWII theme)
13:30 - 14:30 Time for lunch (meals not included)
15:00 - 16:00 Tour of the Political History Museum (Soviet theme)
16:15 - 17:00 Visit to Sergei Kirov Museum
18:00 Return to the ship

*Please note that the above itinerary is valid only for the ships arriving before 07:30 AM. The program will have to be readjusted for those ships that arrive after 07:30 AM.

Included Sightseeing

These sights are included into the standard package:

St. Petersburg
Sergei Kirov Museum
Sergei Kirov Museum

The Sergei Kirov Museum is one of the city's unique monuments of the Stalin period. It was the largest museum dedicated to a Communist Party leader in Leningrad. Kirov's memorial five-room flat is remarkable for its collection of authentic personal belongings and almost entirely intact interior elements. From 1926 to 1934, Kirov headed the Leningrad Communist Party organization. He was Stalin's closest friend and associate. The Museum includes exhibitions that reflect the social, economic, political, and cultural aspects of Leningrad life in the 1920-1930s. You will also have chance to see typical Soviet sculptures in a nearby park.

Political History Museum
Political History Museum

The State Museum of the Political History of Russia was the first museum in Russia that engaged the public in historical and revolutionary issues. By the mid-1920s it had a unique collection of revolutionary banners, an extremely valuable collection of leaflets of different political parties, posters, and objects of that time. For any history lover or person interested in the Soviet Union or political movements and philosophy, this museum is a must.

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad
Museum of the Siege of Leningrad

The Museum of the Siege of Leningrad is St. Petersburg's first military museum. The museum documents the 900 day Siege of Leningrad and World War II. Visitors will have a chance to see and learn about this extremely difficult period in the city's history and how people managed to survive during these severe times. The exhibition contains many items from the period including outfits, photos and thematic displays related to the siege and the war.

Optional Sightseeing

You can enrich your experience by adding the following extra tours:

St. Petersburg
Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery, St Petersburg
Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery
Available on any day
Free of charge

Prices and Terms

All seasons
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$668 $389 $307 $235 $192 $163 $161 $145

Prices are per person based on the group size. Prices for groups over 8 people are on request

Prices include

  • Pick-up and drop-off in the port
  • Tickets to all museums
  • Transportation to museums and for excursions
  • Guide service
  • Tour ticket (also called a blanket visa) - - the document which allows you to go ashore in St. Petersburg without a visa.

Tours can be customized to your taste. We can include additional excursions or performances on your request.

Booking procedure
To book your tour we need a prepayment of 10% of your tour cost. Full payment is required not later than 14 days before your arrival to St. Petersburg. As soon as you are ready to confirm your booking we will need the following information from you via e-mail for each member of your group:

  • Full name as per passport
  • Passport number
  • Date of Birth
  • Citizenship
  • Dates of the tour with us
  • Name of the ship

After this, we will issue tour tickets for each member of your group (one ticket for each day) and forward them to you via e-mail. As of that moment we consider your tour officially booked with us.

Payment policy
To book your tour we need a prepayment equal to 10% of your total tour cost. Full payment is required not later than 14 days before your arrival to St. Petersburg. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Eurocard. Payment by bank transfer is also possible.

Cancellation policy

  • You may cancel your tour reservation 14 days before your tour begins with a fee of 20 USD per person .
  • For cancellations received less than 14 days before the start of your tour or in case of not appearing on the pier on the day of your tour, we will apply a penalty equivalent to 50% of the total cost of the tour program.
  • Concert and theatre tickets: There are no refunds for evening tours (theatre, tickets, folk show or boat rides).

Child/Student discounts
Children 6 years and under are free of charge. A 20 USD discount per day is offered to children 7-17 years old.

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