Russian Revolution | 7-day Private tour to Russia
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Russian Revolution

Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 402 Reviews
Private tour to Russia

Step back in time to learn about Lenin and the Russian Imperial Romanovs family with our thematic Russian Revolution Tour, including complimentary visas. In one week explore major revolutionary attractions, see sights connected with Lenin including his apartment and mausoleum, and get a close-up of the Russian royal family, their life and exile.

Russian Revolution

7 days2 cities
Russia1 country
Private tour to Russia
From
$2,517
Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 402 Reviews

Step back in time to learn about Lenin and the Russian Imperial Romanovs family with our thematic Russian Revolution Tour, including complimentary visas. In one week explore major revolutionary attractions, see sights connected with Lenin including his apartment and mausoleum, and get a close-up of the Russian royal family, their life and exile.

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Day-By-Day
Moscow, Russia

Moscow

first destination

Moscow is unlike any other city on Earth, it is diverse and vibrant, an adventure waiting to happen!

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Moscow
Transfer

Welcome to the legendary capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free to relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the amazing city center on your own.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Revolutionary Moscow City Tour & Visiting the Kremlin
City tour
Museum

After breakfast you go on a revolutionary city tour around the most magnificent Moscow landmarks.

During the tour you take a walk at the beautiful Red Square and Revolution Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral, admire a beautiful facade of the famous GUM department store, see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior (if time allows) and enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills.

You then explore the territory of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin, and go inside the Lenin's Mausoleum, also known as Lenin's Tomb.

Your tour finishes with a visit to the State Central Museum of contemporary history of Russia, where you learn more about important political events which have defined Russian society and state development for the last 150 years.

Or instead you can visit the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you spend an amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel and Viktor Vasnetsov.

Note: Please, confirm which museum you would like to visit before booking.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Trip to Gorky & Subway Ride
Day tour

In the morning after breakfast you check out from your hotel and together with your guide go on a tour of the house-museum Gorki.

Here you see the Gorki Leninskiye Estate, the old country mansion "Gorki" as well as Lenin's Study and Apartments at the Kremlin Museum - an exhibit which has been moved to Gorki, holding the only storage of material things which surrounded him in the Soviet period.

You then return back to Moscow to explore one of the most interesting sites in Moscow hidden deep beneath the surface - the Moscow Subway. You have a quick subway ride to taste local life and enjoy the splendid decorations of its stations.

After the tour you are transferred to the train station where you board the modern high-speed Sapsan train that takes you to St. Petersburg in comfort and safety in just 3,5 hours.

Upon arrival your driver meets you at the train station platform and takes you to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

Breakfast is included.

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Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow
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Located on a picturesque 18th-century street not far from the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square, this remarkable 4-star hotel offers a great combination of charm and quality.

train
Moscow
Saint Petersburg
4 hrs

Enjoy a fast connection between the Russian capitals in as little as 4 hours. The modern Sapsan bullet train is one of the most time-saving and high-comfort travel options with outstanding onboard amenities and comfortable seats.

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Saint Petersburg

second destination

Often called "The Venice of the North", St. Petersburg is the crown jewel of world capitals and a city of canals and palaces.

4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
4 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Exploring St. Petersburg Highlights & Boat Ride
City tour
Boat ride

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg, including Palace Square, the St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (no entrances included), as well as the Finlyandsky Station, that is most famous for having been the location where Vladimir Lenin returned to Russia from exile in Switzerland on 3 April 1917, ahead of the October Revolution.

During the tour you also visit the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family.

Later you enjoy a private boat ride along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg to see the city from a completely new perspective.

After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Visiting the Hermitage Museum & Cruiser Aurora
Museum

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum, where you visit the halls of the Winter Palace to explore the main collection of the Hermitage, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough, as well as the General Staff Building to enjoy an incomparable collection of impressionist art.

You then proceed to the famous museum ship Cruiser Aurora. The ship was taken over by the Bolsheviks who were preparing for a Communist revolution. At 9.45 p.m. on 25 October 1917 a blank shot from her forecastle gun signalled the start of the assault on the Winter Palace, which was to be the beginning of the October Revolution.

After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Trip to Peterhof
Day tour

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture - Peterhof.

During the tour you visit the famous Bath Cottage and take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
Departure from St. Petersburg
Transfer

This is the final day of your amazing Moscow - St. Petersburg tour. After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your private driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you've enjoyed both magnificent Russian capitals and return home with lifelong memories and unforgettable impressions. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

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Corinthia Hotel, St Petersburg
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The luxury hotel Corinthia is located on Nevsky Prospect, in the very heart of St. Petersburg and offers elegant design coupled with high-quality service.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable 4-star hotels in Moscow and St. Petersburg;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Economy class high-speed Sapsan train tickets from Moscow to St. Petersburg;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Customizable day-by-day itinerary
  • Professional local guides
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Moscow and St. Petersburg
  • Lenin's Mausoleum visit
  • Day trip to Gorki
  • Boat ride
  • Day trip to Peterhof
  • Included Russian visa processing

What To Know

  • The currency used in Russia is the Russian Ruble. Although debit cards are widely accepted, it is good to have some cash on you for minor purchases.
  • Make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes as you'll spend many hours exploring major Russian sights on foot.
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