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St Petersburg: Traces of the Russian Revolution 2-Hour Tour

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During this 2-hour walking tour visit the key sights in St Petersburg today to travel in the footsteps of the Great October Revolution, an event that has changed and still continues to shape the world today.


  • Learn what caused the Russian Revolution of 1917 and overthrew of the Romanovs
  • Marvel at the famous Winter Palace that was stormed by the Bolsheviks
  • See the Cruiser Aurora, a blank shot from the canons of Aurora marked the beginning of the October Revolution
  • Be amazed by the Yusupov Palace, the site of the poisoning and eventual murder of Grigory Rasputin
  • Head to the the Museum of Political History, the mansion of the ballerina who was lover of Tsar Nicholas II that became the Bolsheviks' headquarters


When thinking of the events that changed the course of history in the 20th century, one of the first places that come to mind is St. Petersburg, the city that saw Russia's most important revolutionary events unravel, events that shook the entire world. A visit to St Petersburg will bring history that changed the world to life. Take this tour and discover the traces of the Great October Revolution. This tour will take you to see the beauty of the Winter Palace, the hub of the Russian imperial court that was stormed by the Bolsheviks thus putting the palace centre stage in the revolution. Learn about the Field of Mars where you find the monument 'To the Fighters of The Revolution'. Explore the Museum of Political History, originally the mansion of Mathilde Kschessinska the prima ballerina at the Mariinsky Theatre before the Revolution and lover of Tsar Nicholas II. In 1917, the building was seized by the Bolsheviks and turned into their headquarters in the city. Then see the famous battleship Aurora, the oldest surviving ship of the Russian Navy that gave the signal for the storming of the Winter Palace in 1917. Before finally seeing the Yusupov Palace, the site of the poisoning and eventual murder of Grigory Rasputin, the notorious monk, the close advisor of the last Empress. The tour will finish on the Palace Square.


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