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St. Petersburg: Secrets of Imperial Russia Walking Tour

St. Petersburg: Secrets of Imperial Russia Walking Tour

From US$ 17.83 per person

Discover the secrets of the Romanov dynasty. Visit where Alexander II was assassinated, walk around the gardens of Michael's Castle, and learn about mysterious Rasputin.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Learn about the mysterious monk Rasputin and his relations to the royal family
  • Listen to the stories about numerous lovers and intrigues of Catherine the Great
  • Explore the place of assassination of Emperor Alexander II
  • See the sublime gardens of St. Michael's castle
  • Marvel at the fascinating palaces of the Romanov family and discover its secrets
Full description
The Romanovs, the family that reigned the Russian Empire for 3 centuries from the 17th to the 20th century, made a mark in the country's history.   On this 2-hour walking tour, discover the stories of the main tsars of the Romanov family, visit places surrounded by intrigues, mysteries, plots, and even assassinations, as happened too often during the history of Russia. Full of glorious and tragic chapters, secrets, plots, deceptions, conspiracies, and betrayals, this tour is one for the thrill-seekers. Meet your guide at the Alexander Column, located in the center of the Palace Square from where your unbelievable journey that will last for 3 centuries will begin. Walk along the embankment of the Winter Palace from where you can see Peter and Paul Fortress where the remains of the Romanov emperors rest. While you walk listen carefully to the guide who will tell you all about the most important secrets of Russia's royal dynasty. Get to the General Staff building and the field of Mars, learn the story of how Catherine the Great came to power and stories of her lovers. Learn about the place where Alexander II was assassinated by a terrorist. Visit the gardens of St. Michael's Castle where Emperor Paul, Catherine's son was strangled. Learn about Rasputin's mysterious history, his witchery, his relationship with the Empress, and his influence in the politics of Russia. Your journey ends when you reach the 20th century, the Great October Revolution, and the tragic end of one of the richest and the most powerful royal dynasties in the world.
  • Professional tour guide
  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Entrance fees to the museums
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

The guide will be waiting for you close to the Alexander Column in the Palace Square with a sign saying "Romanovs".

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
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