Political History of Russia museum, the museum of the Siege of Leningrad and the Peskorevskoye memorial cemetry
Are you interested in the Russian history of the 20th century? Would you like to learn what caused the Russian Revolution of 1917 and overthrow of the Romanovs? A tour to the museum of Russian political history will answer all your questions. The Museum is located in the former mansion of Matilda Kseshinskaya, the prime ballet dancer of Mariinsky Theatre, who is famous for her love affair with Nicholas II. During the tour you will learn about their relationship, the tragic fate of Nicholas II and the escape of Matilda.
The 2nd part of the tour is devoted the most tragic part of the Leningrad history (the name of St. Petersburg in the Soviet period), World War II and the Siege of Leningrad. A visit to the museum of the Siege will show the true life of citizens of Leningrad who stayed in the city from 1941 to 1945. A visit the Peskarevskoye memorial cemetery will give a finishing touch to the tour.
This tour is available for both visa-free cruise passengers and *other tourists with Russian visa.
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- meeting with the guide
- a visit to the museum of political history of Russia
- a visit to the museum of the Siege of Leningrad
- lunch in a local café/restaurant
- a visit to the Peskarevskoe memorial cemetery
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you by your ship/ at the hotel
End location: I will bring you back to your ship/to the hotel
Duration: 8 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 rouble - Technically you don't have to bring local cash (roubles) with you. The tour is all-inclusive. The only thing you have to pay is meals in the restaurant which accept credit cards (except American Express). As for souvenir shopping, if desired, all gift shops accept dollars, as well as credit cards.