Vladimir
Private
Duration: 2 hours
Group size up to 10 persons
Venue: on the pavement outside Avtovo metro stop
English
Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
You can get the full amount back when paying online

The opulent metro system, decorated with the marble sculptures and frescos is a wonder, erected at a time when Leningrad was still healing its wounds inflicted by the Nazi siege. The tour is an exploration of the “palaces for the people” and the Soviet epoch.

The earliest stations of the Leningrad metro show an extraordinary sense of taste in interior design. Besides purely aesthetic beauty, the underground “palaces for the people” reveal different aspects of life in the Soviet Union, such as the veneration of Russian literature or the religion of the socially significant deed. Discover the values of post-war Russia deep below the ground on the metro tour.

This tour, dedicated to the post-war history of Leningrad and its citizens, takes you through the most opulent stations of the red line: from Avtovo to Ploshad Vosstaniya.

The metro tickets are included in the price. You will see the decoration of both underground halls and surface vestibules of the oldest eight stations across the red line.

Vladimir
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guide and interpreter
Choice of tourists

Four Soviet-related Leningrad Walks tours have been conceived by Vladimir I., a linguist, who was fed up with the myths of the Cold War era and the wrong perceptions of the Soviet times that exist both in Russian and in Western society.

This is
individual
excursion
Only your group
Only you, your friends or family will be on the tour. Time on excursions - time spent with loved ones
Personal guide
Always at your disposal - will adjust the program, suggest places for children, where to eat, what to see
Profitable
The cost of an individual excursion is comparable to the cost of a group excursion if you are going with someone else
3750 ₽
per group
Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
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Price
Regular ticket
3750 ₽
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

• tour guide

What is not included

• personal expenses

Activity schedule

Friday at 7pm

What places will you see

the Leningrad metro

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 30 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

On the pavement outside Avtovo metro stop

How long your tour will be
2 h.
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Reviews by travellers
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Vicki T.
8 months ago
The Metro Palaces Tour with Vladimir was fab. Vladimir is very professional and obviously loves his city. I describe myself as an introvert, or very guarded. Therefore, I truly appreciate how at ease I felt with Vladimir. He was approachable and I was comfortable asking him random questions. He always had a thoughtful answer. I am not well-read in Russian classics but prior to flying home, I managed to read The Nose by Gogol, downloaded several Dostoyevsky books, and added a few Russian films...
Krupets
about 4 years ago
The excursion was great! And Vladimir is very professional! It was intersting information and good organization. We are very satisfied. Vladimir, thank you a lot from our group!
Eltasmit
almost 5 years ago
We took the Metro Palaces tour with Vladimir on our first night in St. Petersburg. This was our first visit and we can't imagine a better introduction than the two hours we spent learning about the history of the city through the design of the metro system. Vladimir is a wonderful guide - extremely knowledgeable, friendly and clearly passionate about the subject matter. We highly recommend the tour and Vladimir as a guide to this amazing city.
Dagielpe
almost 5 years ago
It was really fascinating tour allowing to understand much better Russian history.
Dacobe
over 5 years ago
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 ...
Job.alex
over 6 years 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.
Darya
over 7 years ago
Dear Vladimir 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. Thank you. Daria & George
Ieva M.
almost 9 years ago
Vladimir guided us very professionally telling about smallest details of Metro palaces, pointing out different interesting facts and answering all questions we have! Highly recommended tour no matter weather or time of year! :)
Azeem A.
about 9 years ago
Vladimir is a great host and is very knowledgeable about the city and the metro stations. He really helped me understand the essence of the beauty of these stations. The tour is really remarkable and totally worth it. And Vladimir is very accomodating and very helpful (he helped me catch a bus to Peterhof at the end of the tour as well). Thanks you Vladimir for giving me this tour. I thoroughly enjoyed it and got some really nice pictures. :)
Hillary N.
about 9 years ago
The metro palaces tour was great. Vladimir was very knowledgeable on the subject and made us see the stations in a different way. We have done lots of tours in many places and this one ranked as one of our favorites. Vladimir was also very accommodating to our schedule.
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Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
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