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St. Petersburg: Communist Leningrad Tour

Product ID: 73107
Get to know the hidden pages of Soviet Leningrad history. On this Communist Leningrad tour, you'll see many important sights of the Soviet era and learn about the most important events of the Communist past of St. Petersburg.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 5:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See the Lenin Monument
  • Feel the atmosphere of the Big House (the KGB Headquarters)
  • See Peter and Paul Fortress, the former main political prison of the city
  • See the only monument to Gulag prisoners in Saint Petersburg
  • Take a look at the Aurora cruiser, the symbol of the October Revolution
Full description
1917: St. Petersburg is the capital of the Russian Empire. It then becomes the location of the event which forever changed the face of not only Russia as a country, but the entire world: the October Revolution.

Soon, the capital was moved to Moscow, but Leningrad (the Soviet-era name of St. Petersburg) remained the second most important city of the Soviet Union. It was the cradle of the 1917 Revolution. Many sad events of the Stalinist repression happened in the local KGB Headquarters (also called "the Big House"). For almost three years during World War II, Leningrad was in the blockade, which killed almost all the citizens who didn’t escape.

On this communist St. Petersburg tour, you'll learn about the most important events of the communist past of St. Petersburg and see the most significant sights. Your walking tour will end by Gorkovskaya metro station, near Peter and Paul Fortress.
  • Professional guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

1. Get to Ploschad Lenina metro station (Lenin Square), Red Line. 2. If you are coming from the city center, then you need to go out of the train and turn left to the exit of the metro station. 3. On the surface, go towards the big monument of Lenin. Your tour guide with the red umbrella will be just in front of it.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 38 reviews

Review summary

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    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Vladimir did and excellent tour in wind and rain. Some great insights and useful information

March 14, 2020

March 5, 2020

Vladimir was very informative and gave an excellent insight into the way of life in St Petersburg and Russian during communist rule. Good job Guys, many thanks Paul.

January 15, 2020

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Product ID: 73107