From  £2495
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Explore Yekaterinburg, including the Church of All Saints that stands on the site where Tsar Nicholas II was assassinated
  • Head deep into Siberia to discover the town where the Romanovs were held in exile, Tobolsk
  • Visit St Petersburg's most iconic landmarks, the State Hermitage
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In the Footsteps of the Romanov's Group Tour

10 Day Tour, from £2495 per person
Itinerary Dates
2018
04 Sep  -  13 Sep

2018 will commemorate the centenary of the tragic execution of Tsar Nicholas II and his family in Yekaterinburg on the night of the 16th July in 1917 at the hands of the Bolsheviks.  This new small group tour visits key sites in the timeline of the end of the Russian Monarchy including Tobolsk and Yekaterinburg in the heart of Siberia. End in St Petersburg and visit grand former Romanov summer residences. 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
Fly to Yekaterinburg
Fly to Yekaterinburg via Helsinki.

DAY 2
Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg

Arrive in Yekaterinburg and transfer to the hotel. Meet your local guide for a city tour. On the Iset River, Yekaterinburg is the historic and economic centre of the Urals, founded in 1723 by Tsar Peter the Great and named after his wife, Catherine. The city witnessed the death of monarchy in Russia as the last Russian Tsar, Nicolas II, was assassinated with his family by the Bolsheviks on 16th July 1918 in Ipatiev's House.

 

In 1974, the house was formally listed as a Historic-Revolutionary Monument before the Soviet Government ordered its demolition in 1977. Visit the Church of All Saints that now stands at the site, the Afghanistan Memorial at the Square of the Red Army and the attractive opera house. (B)

 

 

DAY 3
Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg

Today, visit the obelisk that marks the border between Europe and Asia, stopping en-route to visit a memorial complex in honour of the victims of Stalin’s repression. Travel to hauntingly beautiful Ganina Yama, the wooden monastery that was built on the site where the murdered bodies of Nicholas II and his family were thrown into a mine shaft. (B,L)

 

 

DAY 4
Koptelovo Village
Koptelovo Village

Take a day trip to Koptelovo village, around 130 kilometres from Yekaterinburg. This beautiful Siberian village was founded in the 17th century and inhabitants still live by their old traditions. Peep inside an old Russian house, called an "izba", visit a museum of antiquities and artefacts about the region’s history and enjoy a lunch of popular local dishes. In the evening transfer to Yekaterinburg Railway Station for Tobolsk. (B,L)

DAY 5
Tobolsk
Tobolsk

Arrive in Tobolsk and tour the provincial Siberian town that was once the centre of Russian Siberian Colonisation. Just off the main Trans-Siberian line, Tobolsk has a magnificent kremlin and a charming, crumbling old town. Until the early 20th century it remained a significant a centre for exile; deposed Tsar Nicholas II and his family were sent to live in the governor’s mansion in 1917. (B,L,D)

DAY 6
Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg

Return to Yekaterinburg this morning. Spend the day sightseeing at leisure, before transferring to the Railway Station for the overnight train to St Petersburg. (B)

DAY 7
St Petersburg
St Petersburg
Arrive in St Petersburg, transfer to the hotel and tour the city. Visit Peter and Paul Fortress; dating back to 1703 it is one of the oldest buildings in St Petersburg and the resting place of Peter the Great. Visit the Church of the Spilled Blood, one of Russia’s most ornate churches with a classic Russian Orthodox exterior, and an interior decorated with mosaics. (B,D)
DAY 8
St Petersburg
St Petersburg

This morning visit one of the world’s largest and most prestigious museums and St Petersburg’s most iconic landmark, the State Hermitage. In the afternoon stop at the Yusupov Museum, housed in one of St Petersburg’s mansions, and home to the cellar in which Count Yusopov and tried to murder Rasputin. (B)

DAY 9
St Petersburg
St Petersburg
30 km south of the city, Tsarskoye Selo (Tsar’s village) is one of the former Russian Tsars’ summer residences. Tour the famous Amber Room, painstakingly restored to its former glory alongside other rooms and the palace exterior. The gardens feature lakes, grottoes, statues, fountains and bathhouses. (B)
DAY 10
Fly to the UK
Enjoy a free morning before your transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

10 day tour, from £2495 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Finnair via Helsinki from London Heathrow
  • All airport taxes & security charges
  • Accommodation in three/four-star hotels 
  • Meals as specified (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guide 
  • Entrance fees on sightseeing tours as specified

Price Excludes

  • Russian Visa
  • Travel Insurance

Price Notes

Please note that there is no single supplement offer on this tour if booked before the 31st October 2017


Itinerary Dates From Price Single Room Supp.  
04 Sep 2018
-
13 Sep 2018
£2495 £395

Tour Route Map


  1. Russia, Ekaterinburg
  2. Russia, Tobolsk
  3. Russia, St Petersburg
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