9.00- our guide and driver will meet you after you pass immigration control next to your ship or in the lobby of your hotel.
In a comfortable air conditioned vehicle you will drive along the historical centre of Saint-Petersburg to the famous PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS - the first constriction of the city. Of course the guide will tell you about the foundation of Saint-Petersburg but the main reason for you to visit this place is PETER AND PAUL CATHEDRAL - place where all Russian emperors are buried including Nickolas II, his wife Alexandra and children. With the help of the guide you will discover where the royal family of Nickolas II was killed, why it took so long to find the remains, who shared with the family the tragic destiny and who betrayed them. The guide will tell you about famous princess Anastasia, you will understand why the myth appeared and how it was dispelled.
After the cathedral we offer you really unique tour along the MUSEUM OF POLITICAL HISTORY. The building of this museum was initially constructed in the beginning of XX century as a palace of the ballet dancer Matilda Kshesinskaya - incredible woman who was on a certain point the lover of Nickolas II. You will be enchanted by the details of the romantic story with connected young Nickolas with the elegant, beautiful and smart ballet dancer. Also your guide will show you part of the exposition dedicated to the reign of the last Emperor. You will discover his political mistakes, unfortunate coincidences and personal tragedy of royal family which brought the revolution. You will talk about the end of Russian Empire: abdication of Nickolas II and what made him to sign it.
Free time for lunch. There are numerous cafes near the museum of Political History between which you may choose the one you prefer. Please note that the price of the tour does not include lunch.
Visit to the YUSUPOV PALACE. During the tour you will admire not only luxuries interiors of the palace but also see with your own eyes the rooms where in December 1916 Grigory Rasputin was killed. The guide will tell you about Rasputin, explain you the reason of his incredible influence on the family of Nickolas II and describe intriguing details of his murder.
The last place which we offer you to visit is FABERGE MUSEUM where you will see marvellous collection of the famous eggs made for the Russian royal family by Karl Faberge. Each egg is not only the masterpiece of imagination, style, taste and jewellery art but also the reflection of Nickolas II and his wife Alexandra's sincere love which they brought through their lives.
18.00 - end of the program. Return to the ship or your hotel.