Journey into the Past (trip to local Vintage and Thrift store)

Dear guest,
My name is Irina.
I am outgoing, friendly, easy to get along with-full of suggestions for your visit to St.Petersburg!
I love to travel to hidden places, enjoy meeting new people, experiencing the local flavour of places and cultural backgrounds.
I'm really glad about being local tour guide of "Sputnik8" because I got to know a lot of people around the world I wouldn't have met without this project.
I was study History of Art in St.Petersburg University Culture and graduated Art expert.
Now I work like Assistant of costume designer in Film Industry.
Thanks for my occupation I know all place in the St.Petersburg where your can find authentic and vintage things and clothes.
I will be glad to show my secrets places in the city where you can find unusual things and meet interesting people.
I'm also passionate about healthy and tasty food and will be happy to share my skills of cooking.
Looking forward to meet you.
Sincerely, Irina

Irina
4.9
Assistant costume designer
1500 ₽
per group
Full refund for cancellations up to 72 hours
Private
2 h.
Group size up to 5 persons
Full refund for cancellations up to 72 hours
English
This tour is useful for getting unique gifts and souvenirs that are different from the matryoshka dolls sold at big touristy stores and markets.

With my help you will dive into the past of Saint Petersburg.
We’ll go to five local Vintage and Thrift stores where I can help you buy and bargain for good prices.
Our tour starts at Bolshaya Monetnaya street and ends on Kronverkskiy prospekt in front of Zoo near Gorkovskaya metro station.
During the course of our excursion you will delight in historical Petersburg.
We will visit house where was living composer Shostakovich and where he was writing Leningradskaya symphony in 1941 year.

Why do you need this tour?
This tour is useful for getting unique gifts and souvenirs that are different from the matryoshka dolls sold at big touristy stores and markets.
By the request we can visit Sytnyy market where your will find different local delicates and local drink as Kvass or Medovukha.
On Weekends the tour made on metro station Sennaya Ploschad', start from the Vintage shop close to metro and will be finish near Nikol'skaya Ploschcad'(near Mariinskiy Theatre).

Welcome to my tour "Journey into the Past"!
Looking forward to meet you!

1500 ₽
per group
Full refund for cancellations up to 72 hours
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This is a new tour, check out reviews from other tours by this guide:
Richard
Irina is very kind and cheerful, she explained me all the ingredients of our dishes(and taught me the ingredients' names in Russian even i speak very bad, ha-ha),then taught me how to cook step by step, she is professional. During the tea time, she shared me interesting knowledge of Russia living style and introduced flea market to me. I am glad to have a great time with her, absolutely recommend this tour.
Tom
11 months ago
Wonderful, fantastic experiences that I really enjoy eating Borsch while knowing the culture behind it. She is very enthusiastic and open and willing to learn people from all over the world. Strongly recommended! Thanks for your great experience.
Paula
11 months ago
What a unique and fantastic experience. This is a must-do experience out of all the things we have done in St. Petersburg. The hosts make you feel truly at home, in Russian or English. Best ever experience and definitely best experience we’ve tried in St.Petersburg. Highly recommend.
Shira
11 months ago
Irina was super friendly and welcoming and made the shared cooking experience one that we would like to repeat back at home!
Andy
12 months ago
I spent a great couple of hours with Irina, learning to bake Russian bread. The bread was delicious (I'm still enjoying it a couple of days later!) and Irina was very friendly and welcoming. She even took me to an antique shop and a church after we finished baking, and talked to me all about her travels. I would highly recommend this tour. Thank you so much Irina!
Natalie
12 months ago
It’s very nice experience during a trip in St.Petersburg. Local Food is an important part for me when traveling. The hospitality is also very nice. Thanks a lot.
Ance
12 months ago
This tour was great! Irina is very friendly and we spent several hours chatting about everything from Russian food and culture, to what's going on in the city! She took me to an antique shop while the bread was baking and recommended several 'off-the-beaten-track' events in the city over the course of my stay that so far have all been great! The conversation was great, and Irina was very knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn about Russia and St Petersburg over a cup of tea, and take home a delicious loaf of bread! Thanks Irina!
Lkcy.wor
about 1 year ago
Very good class, Irina is very nice and helpful. She gave great tips on how to cook brocht. She also helped me to purchase vodka in local shop. Highly recommended!
Shane.bu
about 1 year ago
Had an excellent time with Irina. We made some delicious Borscht and learnt a lot about Russian culture and way of living. Thoroughly recommended!!
Jessica
about 1 year ago
My day with Irina was absolutely one of the highlights of my time in St Petersburg. I combined this 'Journey to the Past' tour with her other cooking master class. We started the day baking traditional Russian bread at Irina's place, during which time we drank tea, chatted and helped each other with our language skills :) Afterwards, Irina took me to her favorite bric-a-brac stores so I could find some little treasures to take home as Russian mementos. These are not shops you would find without local know-how! Irina introduced me to the shopkeepers who were all very friendly, and she helped me select some special souvenirs along the way, telling me the stories of many objects and their significance to Russian culture and history. We also made a trip to the local food market to sample delicacies from all over Russia, which was a lot of fun. By the time Irina and I parted ways in the evening, I really felt as if I had spent the day with a good friend. I would highly recommend to do this tour in conjunction with Irina's cooking tour as well, as she is a formidable cook :)
Price
Journey into the Past (trip to local Bric-a-Brac/Curios)
1500 ₽
per group
For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What is included in activity

guide services

What is not included

Personal expenses

Activity schedule

dayly

What places will you see

historical center of the city on Petrogradskaya side

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 0 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

Bolshaya Monetnaya street,9

How long your tour will be
2 h.
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This is a new tour, check out reviews from other tours by this guide:
Richard
11 months ago
Irina is very kind and cheerful, she explained me all the ingredients of our dishes(and taught me the ingredients' names in Russian even i speak very bad, ha-ha),then taught me how to cook step by step, she is professional. During the tea time, she shared me interesting knowledge of Russia living style and introduced flea market to me. I am glad to have a great time with her, absolutely recommend this tour.
Tom
11 months ago
Wonderful, fantastic experiences that I really enjoy eating Borsch while knowing the culture behind it. She is very enthusiastic and open and willing to learn people from all over the world. Strongly recommended! Thanks for your great experience.
Paula
11 months ago
What a unique and fantastic experience. This is a must-do experience out of all the things we have done in St. Petersburg. The hosts make you feel truly at home, in Russian or English. Best ever experience and definitely best experience we’ve tried in St.Petersburg. Highly recommend.
Shira
11 months ago
Irina was super friendly and welcoming and made the shared cooking experience one that we would like to repeat back at home!
Andy
12 months ago
I spent a great couple of hours with Irina, learning to bake Russian bread. The bread was delicious (I'm still enjoying it a couple of days later!) and Irina was very friendly and welcoming. She even took me to an antique shop and a church after we finished baking, and talked to me all about her travels. I would highly recommend this tour. Thank you so much Irina!
Natalie
12 months ago
It’s very nice experience during a trip in St.Petersburg. Local Food is an important part for me when traveling. The hospitality is also very nice. Thanks a lot.
Ance
12 months ago
This tour was great! Irina is very friendly and we spent several hours chatting about everything from Russian food and culture, to what's going on in the city! She took me to an antique shop while the bread was baking and recommended several 'off-the-beaten-track' events in the city over the course of my stay that so far have all been great! The conversation was great, and Irina was very knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn about Russia and St Petersburg ove...
Lkcy.wor
about 1 year ago
Very good class, Irina is very nice and helpful. She gave great tips on how to cook brocht. She also helped me to purchase vodka in local shop. Highly recommended!
Shane.bu
about 1 year ago
Had an excellent time with Irina. We made some delicious Borscht and learnt a lot about Russian culture and way of living. Thoroughly recommended!!
Jessica
about 1 year ago
My day with Irina was absolutely one of the highlights of my time in St Petersburg. I combined this 'Journey to the Past' tour with her other cooking master class. We started the day baking traditional Russian bread at Irina's place, during which time we drank tea, chatted and helped each other with our language skills :) Afterwards, Irina took me to her favorite bric-a-brac stores so I could find some little treasures to take home as Russian mementos. These are not shops you would find witho...
1500 ₽
per group
Full refund for cancellations up to 72 hours
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