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Take a walk with me alongside Nevsky prospect — the main avenue of St. Petersburg, which connected the Admiralty shipyard with the rest of Russia. Here you can see the unique skyline of St. Petersburg, where no building should be taller than Winter Palace or wider than the street. See this ensemble which consists of buildings belonging to every style, which was used by many of the chief architects of St. Petersburg during its 300 year history. Observe how they developed from the first baroque palaces on the former outskirts of the city and classical buildings of the Empire style to eclectic historical trends and modern style of the beginning of 20th century. It was a street of "many faiths" where Russian Orthodox churches stand near Protestant, Catholic and Lutheran cathedrals. It was a street of commerce with its first shopping malls and headquarters of banks and credit organizations. Libraries, theaters, bookstores and concert halls made it a cultural capital of Russia.
The minimum cost of the tour is 2000 rubles for a group of 1-4 people. For a group of 5-10 people the cost is 500 rubles per person.
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St.Petersburg - city's history and architecture - customer reviews
May, 7 2018
Igor is a treasure of knowledge and able to raise to your level. If you don’t need the the basics, but are able to take if from there, he’s your guy.
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Igor was very knowledgeable- extremely knowledgeable about Russian history. He was well organized and knew exactly where to take us. It was a busy schedule and we walked lots but we felt like we saw and learned so much. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Igor as a guide. His English by the way is fantastic!3 months ago
Very informative and interesting. A good mix of history and art. Will recommend it.6 months ago
Igor Ribin was our guide in Saint Petersburg and he took us literally everywhere.
His knowledge of Saint Petersburg is extensive and he was happy to adapt his tours to our interests.
His Hermitage tour is amazing in respect of his detailed knowledge of the art and artifacts in this remarkable museum. You definitely appreciate having a guide.
Igor also guided us at the the Hermitage Storage Facility, this is a fabulous off the beaten track must see in Saint Petersburg and the assistance of a professional guide such as Igor will help greatly.
We would recommend Igor Ribin as a Saint Petersburg guide, particularly his walking tours and go with his suggestions you will really discover a lot of interesting places.
Thanks Igor we had a wonderful time.
Helen & Andrew
Igor is simply fantastic. He might look stern at first sight. But he really is a caring and knowledgeable guide. One of the best guide I have ever engaged.over 1 year ago
We were fortunate to book Igor for a two day hermitage and city tour. We learned so much, covered so much ground and enjoyed the experience that we booked Igor for another day to Peterhof and Catherine’s Palace at Pushkin.
Igor is in himself a quintessential Russian experience. His passion for his craft, the history of his city and the landmarks know no bounds. As an Australian, Igor looks, sounds and acts like what we would believe a typical Russian would be, stern, forthright and a sense of humour as dry as a dead dingoes donger. Dressed partway between Sherlock Holmes and a university professor you scuttle along after him, keeping up with his long stride as he talks verbatim into a microphone connected to your own earphones. ‘We’ve got a lot to cover today’ he chimes, ‘so lets get cracking!’
I’ve always hated the wasted time that goes with group tours, Igor – not only removed any wasted time with us, but we covered more in one day (albeit we were beat!) than a two day group itinerary. All on foot.
If you are after lots of laughs, morning, afternoon tea, long lunches and commercial recommendations then Igor is not your man. If you are after a jammed packed experience, with each landmark contextualised with time and place, a story woven between them, fact based descriptions that enable your own imagination to go back to that era, and the occasional quiz to check you’ve been listening – then Igor IS your man.
We thoroughly value our travel experience with Igor and highly recommend him not only to generalist travellers like ourselves but those interested in specialty components of St Petersburg history – such is his depth he can tailor a super experience to suit. Oh and he is REALLY good value too!
Thanks Igor for making our experience in St Petersburg unforgettable!over 1 year ago
I have booked Igor for a second time for another two day individual tour (2016 and 2018).
It was like visiting an old friend again, and am very thankful to him for tailoring my trip again, and building upon what we saw in 2016.
This time we visited the areas outside the main tourist sites - we visited the areas associated with Soviet History, the Siege monument, various metro stations.
The main reason for my trip was to run in the marathon, and Igor tailored my trip to pick up my racing number from the stadium.
We also visited a newly built exhibition (built in 2018) on the history of Russia - This was awesome! and would recommend you take a trip there.
We also visited the main football stadium in St P (new Zenith stadium which was used during world cup) - this was impressive.
I really enjoyed taking the buses around the city with Igor, as a solo tourist who does not speak Russian, this would not have been possible alone.
Igor is such great value for money, and would I definitely book him again if I return to St Petersburg.
(My 2016 review)
I really enjoyed my tour to St Petersburg with Igor.
He was able to tailor my tour to include a comprehensive historical tour of Dostoevsky's St Petersburg.
The tour was very detailed, yet flexible.
St Petersburg is a great city with so much history, I plan to return again one day.about 2 years ago