2-day PRIVATE Shore Excursion BACK IN THE USSR - From Russia with love!

The Soviet Union was hidden from the American eyes behind a mysterious shroud of secrecy. This tour is focused on the Soviet Union era until modern days. You will learn about historically meaningful events that had an impact on the Russian nation and you will get back in the time of the communism and cold war. To get the most of this unique atmosphere, you will have lunch at a Soviet-style cafe.

Along with the visits to some historical places and museums focused on the Soviet Union era, you will have an opportunity to take photos at locations where the scenes from the famous film «GoldenEye» with James Bond were shot.

The Berlin Wall had come down in 1989 and the Soviet Union had broken up. The cold war was over, but like Pierce Brosnan (James Bond) said: «You are always going to have bad guys. You don’t need a cold war to make James Bond fly». As long as countries have their secrets, spies will exist and mysterious stories will be filmed based on gossips, legends, and anecdotes.

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Lunch
    • Air-conditioned vehicle for 2 days
    • WiFi on board
    • Personable licensed English-speaking guide for 2 days
    • All port fees
    • All local taxes
    • Port pick-up and drop-off
    • Blanket visa (tour ticket)
    • Bottled water (1 per day/per person)
    • Headsets and audioguide system (for group of 5 or more)
    • Photo/video permits to all museums
    • Subway ride
    • Raincoats, if needed
    • Entry/Admission - The State Museum of the Political History of Russia
    • Entry/Admission - Kirov Apartment Museum
    • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Museum of Soviet Life Style
    What's excluded :
    • Suggested gratuities: 10% for guide and 5% for driver given separately

  • Day 1: City sightseeing with photo stops at James Bond "GoldenEye" sights, Political History Museum, Kirov memorial appartment

    Stop At: Field of Mars (Marsovo Pole), St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    A large square in the centre of Saint Petersburg
    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Bolshoy Dom, Liteyny pr 4 metro Chernyshevskaya, St. Petersburg 191123 Russia
    KGB Headquarters

    Stop At: Historical and Memorial Museum Smolny, Smolnogo, 1, St. Petersburg 191060 Russia
    A monument to Lenin
    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Cruiser Aurora, Petrovskaya / Petrogradskaya Emb. Gorkovskaya Metro, St. Petersburg 197046 Russia
    Aurora is a 1900 Russian protected cruiser, currently preserved as a museum ship in Saint Petersburg
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    Photo stop at one of the main sights of Saint Petersburg
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Saint Isaac's Square, Isaakiyevskaya Sq., St. Petersburg Russia
    One of the James Bond "GoldenEye" movie sights

    Pass By: Birzhevoi (Exchange) Bridge, Malaya Neva River Emb., St. Petersburg Russia
    One of the James Bond "GoldenEye" movie sights

    Pass By: Mikhailovskiy Castle Historical Museum, Sadovaya St., 2, St. Petersburg 191011 Russia
    Former royal residence in the historic centre of Saint Petersburg and one of the James Bond "GoldenEye" movie sights

    Stop At: The State Museum of the Political History of Russia, Kuibysheva st., 2/4 Metro: Gorkovskaya, St. Petersburg 198218 Russia
    Guided inside visit to the historical and political museum
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kirov Apartment Museum, Kamennoostrovskiy Ave., 26-28, St. Petersburg 197101 Russia
    Inside visit to the memorial appartment of the party-boss of USSR Kirov
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Lunch at a Soviet cafe
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Enjoying boat ride down Neva River, Hermitage Museum, visit to Spilled Blood Church, a walk along Nevsky Prospect

    Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
    Inside guided visit to the second largest museum in the world, Hermitage (The Winter Palace)
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Avenue, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia
    A walk along Nevsky prospect, the main street of the beautiful city to get the close-up feel of the Russian atmosphere
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Museum of Soviet Life Style, Kanala Griboyedova Emb., 15, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    Inside visit. The museum contains objects of 70-80s, which were present in the life of almost every Soviet person
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Traditional lunch at a local soviet-style cafe
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We always meet our guests at the port or hotel with an eye-catchy Red Star Travel sign. We will be there prior to 1 hour of the starting time, so we'll never loss each other.Ports
    • Morskoy Fasad, ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • This tour is visa-free for cruise passengers
    • Blanket visa (tour ticket) will be provided separately from the tour voucher. Please make sure to print it out before you set off (each passenger MUST receive and print a blanket visa (tour ticket) from local operator to pass the customs during disembarkation)
    • Please provide the following information for the blanket visa (tour ticket): 1. Your full names as shown on your passport, including middle names 2. D.O.B(s) 3. Citizenship(s) 4. Passport number(s) 5. Sailing dates 6. Name of the ship
    • You must have a valid passport and our printed tour ticket to clear customs in St Petersburg
    • Your blanket visa requires you to be accompanied by a guide or driver at all times
    • The Hermitage Museum reserves the right to adjust the entrance time slot
    • The sequence of the sights is subject to change depending on the day of the week and traffic
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes
    • Lunches are not included for non-paying children (0-5 y/o)
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Vegetarian and other dietary lunch options are available. Please inform us at the time of booking
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Red Star Travel

Activity ID: V-201566P4

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