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Revolution, WWII & Soviet Leningrad

Tour program
08:00 - 11:30 Panoramic city tour with special attention to the Revolution theme: visits to the Palace Square, a stop by Smolny and cruiser Aurora. (On Tue, Sat and Sun you can also get on board of cruiser Aurora and see the famous canon that started the revolution).
11:30 - 12:30 Visit to the Museum of the Siege of Leningrad(WWII theme)
12:30 - 13:30 Time for lunch (meals are not included)
14:00 - 15:30 Tour of the Political History Museum (Soviet times theme)
15:45 - 16:30 Visit to Sergei Kirov Museum
16:30 - 17:30 Free time for shopping or extra sightseeing (you can also visit Peskaryov Cemetery where victims of WWII are buried)
18:00 Return to the ship


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Tour highlights

Museum of the Siege of Leningrad
Revolution, WWII & Soviet 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.
Political History Museum
Revolution, WWII & Soviet Leningrad

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.
Sergei Kirov Museum
Revolution, WWII & Soviet Leningrad

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.

Optional tours

Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery
Revolution, WWII & Soviet Leningrad

The memorial complex at Piskaryovskoye Cemetery was opened on May 9, 1960 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the victory in WWII. The cemetery has 186 mass graves with about 420,000 civilians and 50,000 soldiers who died on the Leningrad Front buried in them. The Eternal flame was put here in memory of the victims of the siege and the heroic defenders of the city. In one of the pavilions by the entrance to the complex there is an exhibition dedicated to the history of Leningrad during WWII and the 900-day siege.
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All seasons 626 389 307 235 192 163 161 145

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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