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‘Russian Revolution’ Tour

Overview

Discover Russia’s revolutionary past from its greatest cities over 11 spectacular days. Visit St Petersburg, the gilded backdrop for revolutionary events, Yekaterinburg, where the last Russian Tsar was murdered, and Moscow, the grand new Bolshevik capital. If you enjoy Russian history and want to learn more about the country’s revolutionary past, then this is the tour for you. This 11-day tour will follow the tumultuous timeline of the Russian Revolution in historical milestones, visiting the Cruiser Aurora, the Winter Palace, the Romanovs’ memorial in Yekaterinburg, and more.

  • Guided tour of Kronshtadt

  • 4-hour Moscow city tour by car, with entrance to the Gorki Leninskie Museum

  • Underground tour

  • 2-hour guided excursion of the Yeltsyn center in Yekaterinburg

  • 4-hour guided tour of Church-on-the-Blood, Ganina Yama and the secret grave of Romanovs

  • Visit to Aurora cruiser

  • Visit to Peter and Paul Fortress

  • The State Museum of the Political history of Russia

Itinerary

St Petersburg

The pinnacle of art and culture in Russia, St Petersburg, is one of the country’s most visited destinations and former capital city. Nicknamed the ‘Venice of the North’ due to its elaborate system of canals, the city lies on the Neva River. It is popular with tourists and includes several of Russia’s most famous attractions including the Hermitage Museum, Catherine Palace and the Peterhof.

Day 1

Arrival in St Petersburg

Welcome to St Petersburg, you will meet your driver who will take you to your hotel ready for check-in.

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Nevsky Prospect

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 2

Revolutionary tour of St Petersburg by car

Today, we will follow the chronology of events that led to the tragic death of the Royal Family and the triumph of the Soviets.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • City Tour by car

  • Mariinsky Palace

  • Military History

  • Mansion of Mathilda Kschessinskaya

  • Expert Guide

  • Cruiser Aurora

  • Peter and Paul Fortress

  • Winter Palace

Day 3

Guided tour of the Kronshtadt

Today, you will explore the town of Kronshtadt, founded by Peter the Great in 1704 as a naval base situated 50 km away from St Petersburg.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Visit to Kronshtadt

  • Private Tour

  • Walking Tour

  • Military History

  • Naval Cathedral

  • Religious Buildings & Monuments

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 4

Free time in St Petersburg

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel followed by your own free time to explore St Petersburg.

  • Breakfast

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • Transfer to Train

  • Night on the Train

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 5

On the train to Yekaterinburg

Spend the day on the train to Yekaterinburg. Enjoy spectacular views of the Russian countryside from the edge of your seat!

  • Day on the Train

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Night on the Train

Travel to

Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg stands close to the divide between Russia and Kazakhstan and is known as the ‘window on Asia’ due to its close proximity to the border. The city is commonly referred to as Russia’s ‘third capital’ as it is ranked third for tourism, transport, and economic size. It holds crucial significance in Russian History as the final resting place of the Romanov dynasty.

Day 6

Arrival in Yekaterinburg and visit to the Yeltsin Centre

You will arrive in Yekaterinburg early in the morning and meet your driver who will take you to your hotel.

  • Dinner

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center

  • Cultural Immersive Experience

  • Military History

  • Food & Drink Experience

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 7

Romanovs tour by car

Following breakfast, you will be met by your guide for a private tour by car following the fascinating and tragic history of the Romanovs.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Private Tour

  • Church on the Blood of All Russian Saints

  • Religious Buildings & Monuments

  • Military History

  • Monastery at Ganina Yama

  • Expert Guide

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 8

Departure from Yekaterinburg

Today, you will leave Yekaterinburg behind and travel onward to the capital city of Moscow, a melting pot of culture, wealth and history with its buzzing nightlife and grand, historical buildings that sit alongside its prestigious cathedrals.

  • Breakfast

  • Expert Guide

  • Transfer to Train

  • Day on the Train

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

Travel to

Moscow

Russia’s official capital, Moscow, is the political and religious heart of the country. The city has the highest density of billionaires, is the world’s most populated inland city and boasts six out of Europe’s ten tallest buildings. It continues to be a major tourist destination in Europe growing year on year with famous attractions including Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral, and the Kremlin.

Day 9

Arrival in Moscow

You will arrive in Moscow in the morning. Your driver will be waiting for you at the railway station and will take you to your centrally located hotel.

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 10

“New Bolshevik Capital” half day tour

Today, you will immerse yourself in the new Bolshevik capital and discover the key landmarks linked with the Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • City Tour

  • Red Square

  • Military History

  • Moscow Kremlin

  • Gorki Leninskie

  • Moscow Metro

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Expert Guide

Day 11

Departure from Moscow

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel followed by more free time. At a prearranged time, your driver will collect you from your hotel and take you to your departure point.

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • Departure Transfer

Where you can stay

A hotel can be the make or break of any experience, and we understand that choosing the right hotel is important to our travellers. Check out our range of hotels ahead of time, and learn more about our standard 3-star options and the luxury 5-star upgrades that are available in the destinations you will be visiting.

Please note that the selection of hotels included here are examples of where you may stay on your tour, we will pick the best option for you based on your travel requirements.

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