October Revolution tour
Learn how the city used to live trough the soviet union times. Revolution, the Civil war, KGB service, repressions, collapse of the USSR. How the city lived those days and how them affected the mental of locals.
If you wonder
-Why the repaire of a war ship by workers is not very good idea if revolution is about to start
-What the typical monument to Lenin looks like and why
-Why Aurora cruiser gave the shot to start the revolution
-Why the shared apartment became so poplar while the Soviet union times
-Why locals call the 8 store building of KGB the highest building in the city while it's not
-What the great Bolsheviks' idea was which every woman certainly liked most of all
-Why Bolsheviks left so many churches in the city
-What were the common forms of the repressions while the soviet union times
-How many monuments to Lenin are left in the country
-How to recognize the square or street that used to have a church demolished by Bolsheviks
-What is the most unusual place on the Earth where the monument to Lenin can be found
than this tour is right for you!
What we'll see on the tour:
The Lenin's Square
The Finland railway terminal, where Lenin arrived to start revolution
The Aurora Cruiser, which gave the signal to start revolution
The Big House (KGB Headquarters)
Peter and Paul Fortress, political prisons while the civil war
The Solovetsky Stone, a monument to victims of repression
The Museum of Political History of Russia
Tour starts: monument to Lenin, Lenin's Square metro station (Ploshad Lenina), red line
Tour ends: Gorkov metro station (Gorkovskaya), blue line
Regular ticket: 550 RUB per person
Ploshad Lenina metro station, monument to Lenin
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For two days Evgenia guided regular clients of us, a family with a five year old son, who visited Sint-Petersburg as part of a cruise trip.
They were very pleased with her, as you can read in their feedback:
"We can heartily recommend Evgenia for a city tour. She masters the English language and knows a lot about the city. What struck us is that she had done a lot of research before meeting us. She even had checked in which restaurant we could get pasta without sauce for our son! This was very much appreciated. Also she is flexible, has no problem with ad hoc requests and is full of ideas. Because we were travelling with a small child we had to stay more to the already trodden paths, but we liked our visit a lot. Our experience with her was very positive!"
Also on our behalf: thank you very much and we are sure we’ll meet again.
Irene de Jonge, owner Blini Reizen, the Netherlands
Eugenia was terrific. We took a walk around the city center, and Eugenia showed showed us the interiors of the cathedrals and the Hermitage. She offered to wait for us outside, but it was definitely worth buying tickets for her to have her accompany us inside the sites. She's very knowledgable about the paintings, and helped us to navigate some of the high points of the enormous and overwhelming Hermitage. She was a trooper, willing to climb to the top of St Isaac's with us in the freezing cold. Her sunny disposition and excellent English made conversation a pleasure. By the end of the day, we felt we had made a new friend, as well as seen some of a beautiful and fascinating city. We won't hesitate to book Eugenia for another tour the next time we are in St. Petersburg.
Thanks for a wonderful day, Eugenia, and Happy New Year.
John & Nikki
Если Вы хотите привить вашим детям любовь к искусству, если вы хотите легко и не принужденно коснуться красоты, понять и даже в каких то моментах стать ценителем, то я очень Вам советую, энергичную, позитивную, веселую Женю. Мы ездили группой Я в самом расцвете сил, две племянницы (тинейджеры) и бабушка (в самом лучшем расцвете лет) Женя на понятном всем поколениям языке, с байками для каждого возраста, рассказала нам Историю основания, интересные исторические факты, описала произведения искусств, показала под каким ракурсом лучше наслаждаться данным процессом. Очень советую и честно если бабушка не врет в следующем году поедем еще раз. И самое главное Женя знает интересные факты, которые увы другие экскурсоводы не рассказывают. Мы проверяли - все реально. Спасибо большое. Было нереально круто.3 months ago
Just had one-day tour with Evgenia and it is wonderful. I made my best decision when booking a tour with her. She is so energetic and knowledgeable about the city. At the same time she is your friend and can suggest the most possible way to fit with your interest no matter whether you are alone or in group. She gave me a lot of good advices and her suggestions are always great. She helped me to arrange an excellent trip in Saint Petersburg, taking care of me from A to Z. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to explore the true Saint Petersburg.
Evgenia, thanks a lot once again and we will definitely meet each other when I have a chance to go back to Saint Petersburg in the future.
Best guide in St. Petersburg! We really enjoyed our day tour with Eugenia, she was wonderful explaining us everything we need to know about the city. We also visited the churches and she had all the patience to wait for our pictures and souvenir shopping. We had a great lunch in a Russian/Georgian restaurant. I highly recommend to visit the Hermitage with Eugenia.. we did a 3 hr visit and she showed us the most important things. We had a great time in the city! We didn't have a lot of days and we think this tour was the best choice!
Thanks a lot Eugenia!!!
Ma. Cristina, Rossana and Daniel
Eugenia was one of the best guides we have had the pleasure to work with on one of our two summer trips to Europe. She was extremely knowledgeable, accommodating, great with our children, helpful, happy, and we absolutely LOVED her! Her English is excellent! I cannot say enough "great" words about her. We travel with our 3 young children and she was wonderful with them as well. She made our experience one to remember and I can actually say that I feel like I made a friend in St. Petersburg.
She is highly recommended and I wouldn't consider using another guide!
Sherry and Family,