Today’s halfday sightseeing includes 2 exciting visits:: a visit to the Elizarovs’ Museum Apartment and a visit to the New Holland.
The Elizarovs’ Museum Apartment is located in the beautifully preserved apartment where engineer and revolutionary Mark Elizarov lived with his wife, Lenin’s
elder sister Alexandra Ulyanova-Elizarova, and his mother-in-law, Lenin’s mother Maria Ulyanova, in 1915-1917. While on tour not only will you see Ulyanovs’ personal belongings – the everyday things which Lenin used, but you will also visit a typical apartment of Russian Intelligentsia dating back to the beginning of the 20ith century, where all the furniture and interior decorations have been preserved. Very atmospheric place.
Morning tour will be followed by the visit to the New Holland - a man-made island dating back to the time when Peter the Great founded St.Petersburg. On the night of November 9th, 1917, Vladimir Lenin used radio station, located on the island, to broadcast the news about the revolution. His famous announcement reached all the soldiers and sailors. In the following revolutionary years the staff of the radio station broadcast reports of the 2nd All-Russian Congress of Soviets and telegrams from Vladimir Lenin.
In 2011 New Holland was opened to the public. The territory of New Holland free from historical buildings was transformed into a public park with different kinds of activities available to its visitors. You will have an opportunity to explore the island and find something to do to your liking: take part in various recreational activities, visit multiple specialty shops and creative studios located in the building of the former naval prison – The Bottle, enjoy a cup of coffee in numerous small cafes, have lunch at the Kuznya House restaurant and club arranged in the former Foundry, take a look around the park and its diverse attractions or visit exhibits currently held in the Pavilion.
Transfer to the hotel.
Afternoon and evening – at leisure
Overnight at the htl
St.Petersburg, 5 nights