Duration: 3-4 hours
Description: Petrograd is the former name of St. Petersburg. The revolution was led by the Bolsheviks who used their influence in the Petrograd Soviet to organize the armed forces. Bolshevik Red Guards forces under the Military Revolutionary Committee began the takeover of government buildings on 24 October 1917 (O.S.). The following day, the Winter Palace (the seat of the Provisional government located in Petrograd, then capital of Russia), was captured.
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More enjoyment in the evening! There is a wide variety of evening programs to select from such as: St Petersburg Theaters, concert halls, night clubs, circus; romantic canal cruises which are an unforgettable experience especially during the White Nights time, or just dining at one the fine restaurants of the city. It is well known that ballet performances and folk shows in St. Petersburg are very popular among the guests of the city. Please let us know your preferences; we will be happy to assist and book the best tickets for you. Our drivers are available in the evenings for taking you to and from performances of your choosing.
Depending upon your preferences you have complete flexibility as to dining choices. We offer bistro, cafe, or restaurant establishments along the route or you may order meals at recommended restaurants.
Your guide can assist you in your purchase of Russian souvenirs, gifts for your relatives and friends such as shawls, objects made of malachite and lapis-lazuli, 'Matroyshka' dolls, painted wooden ecology-friendly toys for kids, watches with revolutionary or Soviet symbols, fur, crystal, gold, icons, stamps with pictures of the Russian Imperial Family, caviar, vodka and much more. We know the stores where the prices are lowest and the selections larger than usual. We want you to get the quality you desire at a fair price. We are here to assist you in every way.
Your guide may change the sequence of sightseeing, depending on museums occupancy, days off, traffic and other circumstances. Please do not be concerned. You will see all the sights mentioned in your itinerary.
What you can expect during your visit
- Transportation vehicle and equipment sanitized between use
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Face masks required for travelers and staff
- Regular temperature checks for staff