Romanov Secrets Tour in St. Petersburg is focused on the glorious dynasty of Russian Tzars. Being the second (and the last) dynasty of the tzars after Ryurikovich, the Romanovs became a symbol of the Russian Empire. On the tour along with the statues and monuments dedicated to the emperors you will visit the burial vault of the Romanov family – the Peter and Paul Cathedral.
We will focus on mysterious and enigmatic stories from the Romanov Royal family members’ history. Most of the stops will be at the main squares of the city where the monuments to the Russian Emperors and Empresses are, and most of the stories will be connected with the secrets of their marriages, coups d’etat, births and deaths. You will learn about the persons who thanks to the secrets of their lives have been named “the Russian Iron Mask”, “the Russian Hamlet” and “the Sphinx who took his secret to the grave”.
We will visit the Peter and Paul Cathedral where the Royal family members are buried and see the Mikhailovsky (St. Michael’s) Castle, the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, the Palace Square, the Senate Square and St. Isaac’s Square.
A part of the tour will be dedicated to the secret of Grigori Rasputin, this Siberian peasant whom the Russian Empress called “Our Friend” and to the relationships between him and the family of the last reigning Russian Emperor – Nicholas II.
The tour can include the inside visit of the Yusupov Palace where we can see the room where Rasputin was murdered.
Romanov Secrets Tour in St. Petersburg is highly recommended for history lovers and big fans of the royalty.
Venture a tour to the imperial residences of Russia:
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My daughter,who visited St Petersburg last Autumn, recommended Timofey Kruglikov Tailored Tours to show us around this wonderful city. From our first email to Tim his contribution to our trip was wonderful, tailoring our visits to what we wanted to see. He collected us from our hotel at 9am on the morning of my wife's birthday and dropped us back there at 5pm feeling tired but elated from what we had seen. Tim's knowledge of the the City's highlights are immense and took us to the front of queues making it possible to spend more time visiting the various palaces, Church of the Spilled Blood, the place where Rasputin was murdered - the small theatre was amazing. Tim arranged dinner for my wife's birthday at the Grand which included a birthday cake as a surprise - we enjoyed the evening so much that we returned the following evening. He also arranged lunches
and the information he passed to us about the Russian heritage and the lives of the people who ruled Russia gave us so much knowledge that he made it a holiday to remember. We were transported by his driver in a very comfortable Mercedes people carrier who stayed with the vehicle at all time. Thanks to Tim for making my wife's birthday so special.
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