What To Expect
This Saint Petersburg walking tour will show you the small things which make local life so bustling and important. We begin at the Vosstania Square metro station where we will embark on a discovery to find the last surviving image of Stalin in its lavish décor, and the place where massive doors stand to shut off a station, making it into a nuclear shelter.
Next we will visit a unique local pub run by the Russian aerobatics team, "Russian Knights," complete with Soviet Air Force paraphernalia like ejection seats and an SU-27 tail fin fixed to the wall behind the bar. While here, we can't forget to taste the local honey beer made as per an ancient Russian recipe.
After savoring traditional locally made honey beer, your guide will continue walking 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.
With a short walk from the monument, we will view the house of one of Russia's most mysterious men, Rasputin! And nearby lies a small apartment that was once home to another of Russia's infamous men in the 19th century, Vladimir Lenin.
We will have the opportunity to walk with your guide through the archways of nearby buildings, experiencing the darkness of Saint Petersburg called the "well-yards," where walls with windows stand just a few meters apart from each other, creating darkness within. Once we have escaped from the murkiness of well-yards we will immediately see the splendid art nouveau façade of Baltiysky train station, and certainly a different tour experience.
After a short walk from there, we will see an entire yard dedicated to the "Wizard of Oz," complete with paintings and sculptures from the fairytale's characters, even an Emerald Town playground. The Saint Petersburg sightseeing tour ends next to Vladimirskaya metro station, where we depart while admiring the monument dedicated to Fyodor Dostoyevsky, one of the most famous Russian authors.
Unveil the majesties of Saint Petersburg through the Wonderland of Oz, tucked into one of the local yards of a monument to Russian submarines.
Learn the secrets of the Soviet metro.
Savor traditional Russian honey beer in one of the most unique Russian Air Force bars.
Marvel in the stories of Rasputin and Lenin.
English-speaking tour guide
Meals and drinks unless specified
Tips and gratuities
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.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress.
Tour takes approximately 2 hours.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
2 days / 1 night