Last days of the Romanovs Private tour and unique visit to Europe-Asia border

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: Russia, Urals District, Yekaterinburg
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  • 5 hours
  • Yekaterinburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

This excursion will acquaint you with the history of Romanov family in Yekaterinburg and details their tragic death.

You will visit the Monastery dedicated to the family of the last Tsar. The Monastery is located on the spot where the Bolsheviks tried to hide the Romanov’s corpses in a secret grave. Today, this area is a well-known Russian Orthodox pilgrimage site. After visiting this site, you will head to the monument of the border of Europe & Asia, which is located at the point where these 2 great continents meet. Having crossed the borderline you will get a Special Certificate and glass of sparkling wine. On the way back to the city you´ll visit Shirokorechensky Memorial with graves of Russian and German WWII soldiers. (The drive is approx. 20 km one way).

• Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance

Itinerary
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Stop At: Ganina Yama Monastery, Ganina Yama Tract, Yekaterinburg 624090 Russia

Following the February Revolution, the Romanov family and their loyal servants were imprisoned in the Alexander Palace before being moved to Tobolsk and then Ekaterinburg, where they were killed, allegedly at the express command of Vladimir Lenin. Despite being informed that "the entire family suffered the same fate as its head", the Bolsheviks only announced Nicholas's death, with the official press release that "Nicholas Romanov's wife and son have been sent to a secure place. "For over eight years, the Soviet leadership maintained a systematic web of disinformation as to the fate of the family, from claiming in September 1919 that they were murdered by left-wing revolutionaries to denying outright in April 1922 that they were dead. They acknowledged the murders in 1926 following the publication of an investigation by a White émigré, but maintained that the bodies were destroyed and that Lenin's Cabinet was not responsible.

Ganina Yama is a relatively new monument constructed out of wood and the story of its erection is full of tragic accounts. It is visited by orthodox people from all over the country to pay homage to the late Romanovs – the emperor dynasty of Russia. Found at the location where the given temple complex was built were the remains of the royal family. It is the also where their bodies were buried after they were shot to death.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Obelisk on the Border Between Europe and Asia, Moskovskiy trakt 17 km, 2, Yekaterinburg Russia

You will head to the monument of the border of Europe & Asia, which is located at the point where these 2 great continents meet. Having crossed the borderline you will get a Special Certificate and glass of sparkling wine.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shirokorechenskiy Memorial'nyy Kompleks, Широкореченский мемориальный комплекс, Ulitsa Repina, 1, Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovskaya oblast', Russia, 620043

On the way back to the city you´ll visit Shirokorechensky Memorial with graves of Russian and German WWII soldiers. (The drive is approx. 20 km one way).

The memorial was installed at the Shirokorechenskoye cemetery, on its shields there are 1,532 names of the soldiers buried here. Shortly after the start of the war, 153 hospitals were deployed in the Middle Urals. 40 hospitals were stationed in Sverdlovsk, where the wounded from all fronts were brought. Everyone who died here was buried on the territory of Yekaterinburg, since it was simply impossible to remove the bodies to their homeland under the conditions of military operations. The first burials of servicemen at the Shirokorechensky cemetery were made in September 1941. Later this place became known as a war cemetery. In 1946, an obelisk stela was built at a war grave, 10.6 meters high. On the polished black marble the inscription was carved: "Eternal glory to the heroes who fell for the freedom and independence of our Motherland."

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off by private vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Entry/Admission - Ganina Yama Monastery
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Roundtrip transportation to and from your central hotel


Departure Time

9:00 AM

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You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

5 hours

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