Visit the sumptuous Tsars' Village, which was the summer residence of the Russian Emperors. Tsars' Village is a unique ensemble, comprising a number of palaces, pavilions, and the dwellings of lesser nobles and servants, in harmony with lakes and landscaped gardens.
Museum of Political History
The Museum of Political History is housed in the mansion of Kshesinskaya, who was a famous ballet dancer and Tsar Nicholas II's lover.
After the Tsar's abdication in March 1917 the mansion became the headquarters for the Bolsheviks, and Lenin gave many speeches from the balcony.
Now the house contains a fascinating overview of the Soviet era, as well as more recent times, and has some rare Soviet posters and cartoons. You receive a full guided tour in English.
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Other experiences in St Petersburg
These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.
The city tour takes you to the main streets and squares of the city - names that stir the Russian heart - Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square, the Bronze Horseman, the Fontanka Embankment, the Neva River, and Vassilevsky Island.
St Petersburg is the home of ballet - the dance was first developed here from the 18th century onwards, with all of the most famous ballets being premiered here. As well as ballet, the city has a thriving musical scene, with many fine orchestras and performers.