Communist Walking Tour Of St Petersburg - Saint Petersburg

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    5pm
  • Departure Details :
    Meeting point is the middle of the platform underground Lenin's square ( Ploshad Lenina), Red line.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Step back in time to Leningrad, communist-era St Petersburg, and explore the city on an evening walking tour, seeing intriguing sites from its communist past. The 2-hour tour takes in attractions like the former KGB (secret police) facility (known as The Big House), a Soviet-era caf, the Field of Mars and a restored battleship. Hear tales of the two key rulers, Lenin and Stalin, while enjoying an insight into life in St Petersburg between 1917 and 1991.

Highlights

  • Get inside tips from a local

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide in central St Petersburg, and then set off on your communist walking tour. The country became a communist regime during the October Revolution of 1917 when the radical Bolshevik party staged a coup and seized power of Petrograd the city now known as St Petersburg. Under the leadership of Lenin, the party was re-branded as the communists a political force that went on to rule for more than 70 years.

Learn about this fascinating era of Russian history as you explore the city, hearing tales of Lenin who re-christened Petrograd as Leningrad, and then of his successor, Stalin. Much of the countrys well-documented repression took place under Stalins leadership, but your guide will introduce you to the sites linked to both leaders reigns.

See the building known locally as big house an old facility of the KGB where thousands of citizens were shot or deported to concentration camps, and then stop for photos by the Russian cruiser Aurora, hearing of her crucial role during the October Revolution.

Walk through the Field of Mars, an expanse of parkland that served as a vegetable garden when food in the city was scarce, and listen to tales of daily life in the Soviet-era city. Visit a communist-themed caf plus intriguing sites such as Crosses Prison and Solovetsky Stone a memorial to the victims of political repression.

Visit Zayachy Island to see Peter and Paul Fortress one of the few St Petersburg sites left relatively unscathed by the communists and then stop outside the Museum of Political History of Russia to see the balcony where Lenin delivered his rousing speeches.

After two hours exploring the communist sites of St Petersburg, make your way back to the start point where your tour finishes.

Inclusions

  • Professional guide

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking