Great tour. In 2 hours you see the first stations built on line 1. It goes beyond the superficial architecture to explain the meaning and reasoning behind it and provide a very interesting picture of 20th century Russian history and culture, including the Revolution, the Siege of Leningrad, Soviet values, industrialization and others. Vladimir explains all this in detail, covering things that would be easily missed otherwise. You also see a couple of construction details affected by the Cold War. Fascinating.
Daniel.About activity Metro Palaces 6 months ago
The tour guide, Eugenia, was awesome – Her knowledge of the history, art and architecture was amazing… The tour included showing how to buy tokens and how to enter and ride the system, with visits to some amazing stations… A very worthwhile tour and one of the highlights of my trip…About activity Subway Tour 7 months ago
The metro palaces tour was a great change from the usual humdrum of museum visits. Vladimir was engaging and gave us a great glimpse into the beautiful metro stations along the red line starting from Avtovo going to Ploshchad Vosstaniya. He was organized and very accommodating with our group's last minute tour request. I would definitely recommend taking a tour with Vladimir.About activity Metro Palaces over 1 year ago
We have joined the Metro Palaces tour. It was really good and interesting. I've always considered the St. Petersburg Metro as one of the most appealing parts of the city and I enjoyed the tour very much. I was not just a tour but a journey through the most significant times of the Russian History. Very well detailed and organized.
Daria & GeorgeAbout activity Metro Palaces over 2 years ago
We really enjoyed taking the subway your with Evgeniya. She was very knowledgeable, patient (we had a five year old with us), and convivial. We learned many fascinating details about the metro system, and also had the opportunity to experience an under-appreciated part of St P's architecture. Well worth spending the full two hours if you can spare the time!About activity Subway Tour almost 3 years ago