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Join this St Petersburg tour to discover the gritty greats and strange sights of the 'burg. Visit the former homes of Lenin and Rasputin, knock back some honey beer in a bar filled with Soviet Airforce paraphernalia, find metro station art relics, and see a yard dedicated to the Wizard of Oz. Ahhhh Russia, don't go changing!
- Discover the weird and wonderful sights in St Petersburg, with a local guide
- Explore the history of Russia left behind by the likes of Rasputin and Lenin
- Savour traditional Russian delicacies like honey beer in a local pub
- Discover a yard dedicated to the Wizard of Oz
- Visit a building where nuclear submarines were designed
Tour style:Walking & Orientation, Local transport, Local Life & Culture, Heritage & History
Local English-speaking Guide, small glass of honey beer
Snacks, beverages, souvenirs, tips and gratuities for your guide.
Group size:Maximum 12
- Duration:2 hours
- Pickup location:
Vosstania Square, at the entrance to Vosstania Square metro station.
- Pickup Time: 7.00 PM
- Drop off location:
Vladimirskaya metro station
Additional information :
- Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
- Confirmation of booking:
Please contact St Petersburg Urban Adventures to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.
- Dress standard:
Comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
- Child policy:
You must be at least 19 years old to join this tour. Photo ID must be supplied to your guide at the beginning of the tour.
- Language: English
This is a historical St Petersburg tour with a twist - instead of stopping off at St Petersburgs' many, many monuments, we go on a journey to the city's weirder sights to give you a healthy dose of real local life. After all, how often to you visit the famous landmarks in your own city? Join a local guide to see what make St Petersburg tick for the people that live there.
We begin this St Petersburg tour at the Vosstania Square metro station where we will embark on a discovery to find the last surviving image of Stalin, and the place where massive doors stand to shut off the station to make it a nuclear shelter. St Petersburg is full of thee little oddities, only noticable with a local to point them out!
Next we will visit a unique local pub run by the Russian aerobatics team, “Russian Knights,” complete with Soviet Air Force paraphernalia such as ejection seats and an SU-27 tail fin fixed to the wall behind the bar. While we're here, you'll get the chance to taste the local honey beer made with a Russian recipe - definitely worth tasting, we'd say!
After savouring the taste of this traditional treat, your St Petersburg guide will lead you towards a long grey Soviet-style building where the nuclear submarines, “Red Octobers” were designed and where a monument dedicated to Russian submarines stands nearby.
After a short walk from the monument, we will view the house of one of Russia’s most mysterious men, Rasputin! Not only that, but nearby lies a small apartment that was once home to another of Russia’s infamous men in the 19th century, Vladimir Lenin. You'll have the opportunity to walk with your St Petersburg guide through the archways of nearby buildings, experiencing the darkness of the so-called “well-yards” where walls with windows stand just a few meters apart from each other, creating a darkness within. It might sound scary, but we can assure you this is a fascinating experience you won't want to miss!
Once we have escaped from the murkiness of well-yards we will see the splendid art nouveau façade of Baltiysky train station. After a short walk from there, we'll come to a yard dedicated to the Wizard of Oz, complete with paintings and sculptures from the fairytale’s characters, and even an Emerald Town playground. We told you we'd take you to some weird spots!
The St. Petersburg city tour ends next to Vladimirskaya metro station where we'll leave each other at the monument dedicated to Fyodor Dostoyevsky, one of the most famous Russian authors. What a way to end the perfect St Petersburg day!
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This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this trip
- Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund
- Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.
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