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2-day Grand Russian Historical Tour. 20th Century: Communism and WW2
Private | 19.5hrs. with guide and driver | Active
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.
Due to requiring a specialized tour guide, this tour has limited availability.
DAY 1 | 07:30 - 17:30
|07:30||Meeting at the ship|
|08:30||Panoramic city tour, stops at St. Isaac's square and the Bronze Horseman|
|09:45||General tour of the Hermitage museum|
|12:15||Visit to Peter and Paul’s fortress including excursion to the Cathedral|
|14:15||Russian Revolution Tour: Field of Mars memorial to the revolutionaries, KGB Headquarters, monument to the Victims of Political Repressions. (outside views)|
|15:15||Drive to Peterhof (Summer Residence often named ´Russian Versailles´) erected by order of Peter the Great. The scene of fierce battles during WW2. Including a tour of the Peterhof Lower fountain park and gardens with photo opportunity at the Grand Cascade.|
|17:30||Return to the ship|
DAY 2 | 08:00 - 18:00
|08:00||Meeting at the ship|
|08:30||Panoramic city tour, subway ride on the way to Catherine's Palace|
|10:00||Tour of Catherine's Palace with the Amber Room in the Tsars' Village (Pushkin)|
|12:00||Drive to St. Petersburg|
|13:45||Siege of Leningrad exhibition at the Rumyantsev Mansion|
|14:45||A visit to the Saviour on the Spilled Blood Church|
|15:30||Political History Museum in the mansion of prima-ballerina Kshesinskaya - Cold War and Soviet Life exhibition|
|18:00||Return to the ship|
Tour price includes the following services:
- all port fees for two day and all local Russian taxes
- professional and personable English-speaking guide for two days
- A/C vehicle for two days with this timing (every extra hour costs $40)
- admission tickets to all the museums shown on the itinerary
- pass for the camera in the museums (one per couple)
- subway ride
- one bottle of water per person per day
- audio head-sets for larger groups of 10 and more people
Tour price does not include the following services:
- cost of lunches or snacks (approximately $15 pp per day)