Immerse yourself in the turbulent events of early 20th century Saint Petersburg: discover the history of the Russian Revolution in the former capital on this guided English-language tour.
St Petersburg: Russian Revolution Tour Itinerary
Saint Petersburg, Petrograd, Leningrad... the former capital of Russia has been through a lot over the past few hundred years. Begin your journey through time meeting your guide underneath Alexander Column in the centre of Palace Square.
Firstly, you'll make your way over to the majestic façade of the Hermitage Museum, located in an imposing building known as the Winter Palace, after which this elegant city centre square is named. The sprawling green-and-white palace was the official residence of the Russian Emperors until 1917, when it was stormed by the Red Army.
As you take in the details of its architecture, your guide will reveal the historic events that the Winter Palace played host to in the run up to the Russian Revolution, from the Bloody Sunday Massacre of 1905 to it being taken over by the Bolsheviks in October 1917.
The attack on the Winter Palace was initiated by a signal: a canon fired by the Aurora cruiser, which will be the next stop on your Russian Revolution tour of Saint Petersburg. After marvelling at the historic warship, which is now used as a museum, you'll make your way to the Field of Mars and the Yusupov Palace. Discover the links that these two important sites have to the Bolshevik Revolution and to the famous figure known as Rasputin before your tour comes to an end.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 2 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
- Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
- The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.
- The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
- At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 20% of the total maximum capacity.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
- Alcoholic drinks are not available.
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English guided tour
Children under 8 years oldFree
* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of St Petersburg's history.
When to book?
You can book up until 8 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.
No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
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Alexander Column in Palace Square.