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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. 

Activity level:
starting at $ 285 USD pp
DAY 1 | 07:30 - 17:30
Time Description
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
13:30 Lunch (optional)
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
Evening options
DAY 2 | 08:00 - 18:00
Time Description
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
13:00 Lunch (optional)
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
St. Petersburg, Berlin or Warnemünde/Rostock, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Tallinn:
up to
p. person
not available
Group size
(number of people)
2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
Please note: This tour is not available as a
Flat-rate tour.
starting at
per person
Group size
(number of people)
2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 17+
$705 $470 $400 $380 $350 $335 $320 $300 Request
For private parties

Tour price includes the following services:

  1. all port fees for two day and all local Russian taxes
  2. professional and personable English-speaking guide for two days
  3. A/C vehicle for two days with this timing (every extra hour costs $40)
  4. admission tickets to all the museums shown on the itinerary
  5. pass for the camera in the museums (one per couple)
  6. subway ride
  7. one bottle of water per person per day
  8. audio head-sets for larger groups of 10 and more people

Additional Notes:

Tour price does not include the following services:

  1. cost of lunches or snacks (approximately $15 pp per day)