From  £2445
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Explore the iconic sights of Moscow, including Red Square
  • Visit Lenin's Mausoleum
  • Travel to Ulyanovsk for the Lenin House Museum and beer tasting
  • Tour the city of Kazan
  • In St Petersberg, tour the Hermitage Museum, Peterhov Park and the Grand Palace
  • Explore the flat in which Lenin lived upon returning from exile
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Russian Revolution Group Tour

9 Day Tour, from £2445 per person
Itinerary Dates
2017
13 Sep  -  21 Sep
To commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Russian Revolution, this brand new group tour follows the life and movements of Vladimir Lenin throughout this turbulent time in Russia’s fascinating modern history. Explore Moscow and pay the man himself a visit at his mausoleum before setting off for Kazan, exploring his house museum in Ulyanovsk, and getting to know St Petersburg.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO MOSCOW
FLY TO MOSCOW
Arrive in Moscow and transfer to your hotel.
DAY 2
MOSCOW
MOSCOW
Embark on a city tour, visiting the Lenin Mausoleum. Situated in the iconic Red Square in the centre of Moscow, the mausoleum serves as the current resting place of Vladimir Lenin and his embalmed body has been on public display here since his death in 1924. In the afternoon, visit Lenin’s estate at Leninskie Gorki, to explore his study and private rooms. (B)
DAY 3
MOSCOW TO ULYANOVSK
MOSCOW TO ULYANOVSK
Today explore the Kremlin territory, including some of the cathedrals. One of the largest and most interesting museums in the world, this is also home to the President of the Russian Federation. Inside the monumental walls and towers, the Kremlin boasts gold domed cathedrals with unique frescos, the Tsar Cannon, the Tsar Bell, the Grand Kremlin Palace, the Senate and Arsenal. In the afternoon, catch the overnight train to Ulyanovsk. (B)
DAY 4
ULYANOVSK
ULYANOVSK
Disembark at Ulyanovsk to visit the Lenin House Museum at the former property of the Ulyanov family. This preserved and restored house shows the environment in which the family lived. Observe a Ceremony of Initiation to the Lenin party and lay flowers at the Lenin monument. Dinner tonight takes place in a Soviet style restaurant or a Brewery with ‘Red’ beer tasting and Russian cuisine. (B,L,D)
DAY 5
KAZAN
KAZAN
Travel in the early morning to Kazan, a beautiful city celebrating harmonious Christian and Muslim coexistence with a church and mosque built side by side. Take a city tour to see the university where Lenin studied. Later fly to Moscow. (B)
DAY 6
MOSCOW TO ST PETERSBURG
MOSCOW TO ST PETERSBURG
Take the fast train to St Petersburg. An afternoon city tour will introduce you to Smolniy, where Lenin and Krupskaya lived for a period. In 1917 the building was chosen as the Bolshevik Party headquarters and after the revolution, became the headquarters of the local Communist Party. A monument of Lenin guards the entrance. (B)
DAY 7
ST PETERSBURG
ST PETERSBURG
Poster-boy of St Petersburg, the State Hermitage is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious museums. Spend the morning exploring the collection started by Catherine the Great and boasting over 3 million exhibits. In the afternoon, explore the Elizarov Museum-flat with a guide, where revolutionary Elizarov lived with his wife, Lenin’s elder sister. Lenin and Krupskaya also lived here upon returning from exile. (B)
DAY 8
ST PETERSBURG
ST PETERSBURG
Today travel to Peterhof to explore the park and palace of this luxurious and beautifully preserved estate located on the shore of the Finnish gulf, 29km from St Petersburg. Modelled to be the ‘Russian Versailles’, the Grand Palace features an ornate Ceremonial Staircase, a gilded Ballroom, a throne room and heavily decorated Oriental Chinese Study. Peek into the private royal family quarters and wander the stunning landscaped park to reach the Grand Cascade, a lavish ensemble of fountains and bronze statues. (B)
DAY 9
ST PETERSBURG TO UK
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

9 day tour, from £2445 per person
(Single person supplement + £395)

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with British Airways direct from London Heathrow
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation in standard rooms in three/four-star hotels
  • Meals as specified on itinerary (B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation as specified
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guide as specified
  • Entrance fees on sightseeing tours

Price Excludes

  • Russian Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals/services other than specified 
Itinerary Dates From Price Single Room Supp.  
13 Sep 2017
-
21 Sep 2017
£2445 £395
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