Russian Revolution | 9-day Private tour to Russia
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Russian Revolution

Tour rating: 4.87 / 5, Based on 404 Reviews
Private tour to Russia

Explore major revolutionary attractions and Lenin traces as you traverse the main sights with our Russian Revolution tour, offering complimentary visas and a chance to visit Lenin's secret apartment, the Smolny Bolshevik headquarters and the Aurora cruiser in St. Petersburg, then on to Tobolsk and Ekaterinburg, holding the secrets of the exile of the Russian royal family, and after continue to Moscow landmarks, including Lenin's Funeral Train and his Mausoleum.

Russian Revolution

9 days4 cities
Russia1 country
Private tour to Russia
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$3,345
Tour rating: 4.87 / 5, Based on 404 Reviews

Explore major revolutionary attractions and Lenin traces as you traverse the main sights with our Russian Revolution tour, offering complimentary visas and a chance to visit Lenin's secret apartment, the Smolny Bolshevik headquarters and the Aurora cruiser in St. Petersburg, then on to Tobolsk and Ekaterinburg, holding the secrets of the exile of the Russian royal family, and after continue to Moscow landmarks, including Lenin's Funeral Train and his Mausoleum.

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Day-By-Day
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Saint Petersburg

first destination

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

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in St. Petersburg
Transfer

Welcome to the legendary Venice of the North and the brilliant Northern capital of Russia - St. Petersburg! 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.

  • Pre-extension to Finland available: Begin your exploration of Lenin traces in Finland during the 2-day pre-tour extension to Helsinki and Tampere.
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Day 2
Lenin's Revolutionary St. Petersburg Tour
City tour

Following breakfast you meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby and go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg that reflect the Lenin times.

During the tour you see the Finlyandsky Station and the Lenin Monument. The station 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. Afterwards go to Kshesinskaya Mansion which is home to the Museum of Political History.

You pass by the the last house where Lenin had his last secret apartment from where he walked to Smolny in October 1917.

Then continue to Sestroretsk to see the Lenin Shalash and Saray - the place where Vladimir Lenin and his comrade-in-arms Grigory Zinoviev hid during the summer of 1917 to avoid arrest and prosecution by the Provisional Government. You get to see the Shed Museum (in Russian, Sarai) - a real former shed where Lenin and Zinoviev hid for several days in July 1917, and today there is still a Soviet-era permanent exhibition that recreates the interior of this shed as it looked in 1917. After continue to the Hut Museum (in Russian, Shalash) - a quite large pavilion built in the mid-1960's at the rural site where Lenin and Zinoviev also resided in July 1917 in a hut fashioned from branches and hay.

After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free. You may join one of our carefully planned optional tours.

  • Optional tours: Elizarov Apartment or Tauride Palace

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Cruiser Aurora & Hermitage
Museum

After breakfast you meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby and proceed to the Alliluyev family Apartment Museum for a guided tour. In this apartment that belonged to a family of a worker Sergey Alliluyev that was involved in the revolutionary movement Vladimir Lenin and Grigory Zinoviev also found shelter in July 1917. Joseph Stalin also lived in this apartment for several months  and eventually got married to Nadezhda Alliluyeva, the daughter of Sergey Alliluyev.

Your tour then continues to Smolny (from the outside) - the building chosen by Vladimir Lenin as Bolshevik headquarters during the October Revolution. It was Lenin's residence for several months, until the national government was moved to the Moscow Kremlin in March 1918.

One of the highlights of the tour is a tour of the Russian 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.

Afterwards you go to the legendary Hermitage Museum, that houses its unique collection of world art, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough, in the halls of the Winter Palace.

After the tour you return to your hotel. In the evening you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Ekaterinburg.

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.

plane
Saint Petersburg
Ekaterinburg
2 hrs 50 min

Take a plane from Russia's northern capital, often called "Venice of the north", to the city of Ekaterinburg. Your private drivers take you to the airport in St. Petersburg and pick you up in the Ekaterinburg airport upon arrival.

Tobolsk City Gallery

Tobolsk

second destination

The Siberian gem Tobolsk is a town in Tyumen Oblast, situated at the confluence of the Tobol and the Irtysh rivers.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Romanov Exile Path: St. Petersburg - Tobolsk
Transfer

Early in the morning you arrive in Ekaterinburg - the capital of Ural. Upon arrival you are met by your driver in the airport and taken to your centrally located Ekaterinburg hotel to have some rest.

After breakfast at about noon you are taken to the rail station to board a train that takes you to Tobolsk, a town in Tyumen Oblast, Russia. The duration of your train ride is about 10 hours.

Upon arrival you are taken to your hotel for overnight.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Exile of the Tsars to Tobolsk Tour
City tour

Today following breakfast you check out from the hotel. Together with your guide you go on a day tour of Tobolsk - the city to which the Russian royal family was exiled to from Tsarskoe Selo shortly after the revolution. The distant and desolate region of Siberia was a prison to the family.

During the tour you see the main city highlights, including the main square. Then you visit the Governor's Palace which is home to the "Sibiria Under the Aegis of the Romanovs" exhibition, dedicated to the life of the royal family.

Your tour then continues to the Memorial Cemetery Zavalnoe where you learn about the history of the Decembrist's history of political exile to Tobolsk as well as some facts about the native-born poet Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov and famous scientist Dmitri Mendeleev.

Afterwards you see the Tobolsk Prison Castle - a strict-regime penitentiary adjacent to the Governor's Palace. Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Tsar Nicholas II and hundreds of victims of Stalin's political repression campaign did their time in this notorious Siberian prison. During your tour you get to see how dreary life as a prisoner would have been.

Right after the tour you are taken to your overnight train back to Ekaterinburg.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Stay at the remarkable centrally-located 4-star hotel that offers high-quality service and all amenities necessary for a nice vacation.

train
Ekaterinburg
Tobolsk
10 hrs 10 min

Enjoy the authentic experience of traveling on a regular Russian train from Ekaterinburg to Tobolsk. Travel as the locals do in either a 1st or 2nd class train cabin and take in the views of the Russian countryside.

Ekaterinburg, Russia

Ekaterinburg

third destination

Ekaterinburg is a key-city to endless and rich Siberia and "a window overlooking Asia". Resting in the Ural region, Ekaterinburg is a thriving city where East meets West.

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
Day 6
Last Days of Russian Imperial Family Tour in Ekaterinburg
Day tour

Early in the morning you arrive in Ekaterinburg. Upon arrival you are transferred to your hotel. After breakfast and some rest you check out from the hotel and enjoy an 8-hour guided sightseeing tour around the most remarkable city landmarks.

During the tour you take a walk through the historical city center, see the Opera Theater that housed political meetings, the Officers' Club and the KGB servicemen buildings.

The second part of your tour is dedicated to the last days of the Russian Imperial Family. You visit the Church on Blood built on the site of the notorious Ipatiev House, where the last Russian Emperor, Nicolas II, and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918.

You finish the tour at the first burial place of the tsar’s family - the Monastery Complex “Ganina Yama” that now consists of seven chapels - one for each member of the royal family.

After the tour in the evening you are taken to the airport for your flight to Moscow. You are met by your driver upon arrival who takes you to your centrally located hotel for check in.

Breakfast is included.

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Four Elements Hotel, Ekaterinburg
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Set in the heart of the city, the charming Four Elements Hotel welcomes all guests with open arms. It promises excellent service and comfortable rooms, equipped with modern amenities, including spacious Suite Dreams beds, ergonomic desks, 37-inch TVs, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi.

plane
Ekaterinburg
Moscow
2 hrs 20 min

Have a quick flight from Ekaterinburg to Russia's glorious capital, Moscow. Your private drivers take you to the airport in Ekaterinburg and meet you in the Moscow airport when you arrive.

Moscow, Russia

Moscow

fourth 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
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Revolutionary Moscow City Tour
City tour

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

During the tour you see magnificent buildings, avenues and squares, including the Revolution Square. You then proceed to the State Central Museum of contemporary history of Russia.

Your next stop is Lenin's Mausoleum, located on the Red Square. Also known as Lenin's Tomb, it is a mausoleum that currently serves as the resting place of Vladimir Lenin. His preserved body has been on public display there since shortly after his death in 1924.

As a grand finale of your tour you explore the Kremlin territory.

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

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Lenin Heritage in Moscow
Museum

In the morning after breakfast you meet your guide and driver and 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 continue to the museum-pavilion - Lenin's Funeral Train where you see the train carriage of the locomotive that took the body of the Russian leader to Moscow.

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

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Departure from Moscow
Transfer

This is the final day of your amazing 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 your tour 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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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.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable 4-star hotels in St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Tobolsk and Moscow;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • First-class train tickets Ekaterinburg - Tobolsk - Ekaterinburg;
  • Economy class flight tickets St. Petersburg - Ekaterinburg, Ekaterinburg - Moscow;
  • 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 themed sightseeing tours of St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, and Moscow
  • Visiting unique places like the Cruiser Aurora, the place where the Russian royal family spent their last days, and Lenin's Mausoleum
  • 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 sights on foot.
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