Travel back in time as you delve into the history of the Soviet era on this tour of St. Petersburg. Discover remnants of the USSR and learn about life during WWII.
Soviet History Tour
We'll start at 11 am, meeting next to the Bronze Horseman, a statue that became an important symbol for the Soviet resistance at the Siege of Leningrad during World War II.
First, we'll visit the city's historic center, where your guide will take you through the history of the USSR and when St. Petersburg adopted the name Leningrad. As we make our way through the center, you'll observe the many remaining references to Vladímir Ilich Uliánov, better known as Lenin.
On our visit to the Rumyantsev Mansion, we'll learn about the history of Russia from the imperial to the Soviet era, delving into the details of what daily life was like during the time.
The next stop on our tour will be to the Kommunalka Museum, which houses a reconstruction of the communal apartments that were common during the height of the USSR. These residences, called kommunalkas, often housed from two to seven families.
Then, we'll head to the Museum of the Defense and Siege of Leningrad, where we'll see its exhibition on World War II, one of the most tragic times in the history of the city. You'll go back in time to the Siege of Leningrad, a long military blockade that occurred in the city, and learn about the feats of residents who stayed and lived through famines and freezing temperatures.
During the visit, you'll explore authentic artifacts including photos, weapons, flags, uniforms, and personal objects. One of the most important items you'll see is the diary of Tanya Sávicheva, who recorded all the deaths in her family during the time. We'll also see the bomb shelter, the blockade room as well as aerial alarms, truly recreating a besieged Leningrad.
At 1 pm, after being immersed in the Soviet history of St. Petersburg, the tour will come to an end.
|Adults||Children 7-17 years old||Children under 7 years old|
Children 7-17 years oldUS$ 23.10
Children under 7 years oldFree
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A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
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 transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Alcoholic drinks are not available.
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).
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Official English speaking guide specialized in the history of St. Petersburg.
Entrance to the Kommunalka Museum.
Entrance to Rumyantsev Mansion.
Entrance to the World War II/Great Patriotic War exhibition.
When to book?
You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.
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No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
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Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
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Senate Square, next to the Bronze Horseman statue.