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

The Soviet building works of the 1920s was something that amazed foreigners: it was hard to believe that after enduring the civil war the Russians would begin building a “brave, new world” using architectural forms never witnessed before in a style known as “constructivism”. There is a single square on Manhattan-like grid of avenues and streets of Vasilievsky Island that tells the story of the rise and fall of the most creative artistic style of the 20th century, whose philosophy anticipated almost all future architectural movements from brutalism to hi-tech. You will explore the "Red Nail-Maker" plant, Kirov Workers' Club, a catering factory and a lot more utopian buildings.
That is why if it’s inspiration you need, you cannot afford miss the futuristic buildings tour.
It is a pleasant 20-minute walk from the meeting point at Vasileostrovskaya metro station to the first building on route, or the group can take a public bus (25 roubles per person).

Vladimir
5.0
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

sunday at 12am

What places will you see

• "Red Nail-Maker" plant
• Kirov Workers' Club
• a catering factory and a lot more utopian buildings

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 36 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

At the pavement outside Vasileostrovskaya metro stop

How long your tour will be
2 h.
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Reviews by travellers
Lucindah
about 6 years ago
St Petersburg is a fantastic city - full of history, politics...and great tour guides! Vladimir was a wonderful guide, showing us the highlights of Soviet architecture. Both his Metro Palaces and Futuristic Buildings tours were fascinating - way beyond the banal information offered by bog-standard guidebooks. He was engaging, well-prepared and passionate about his subject. Thanks for making sure we'll never forget our trip to St Petersburg!
Rob P.
about 9 years ago
Vladimir Put on your walking shoes! Vladimir will take you on a great tour and explain the details of some remarkable buildings across Vasilievsky Island. He is a hugely knowledgeable host and really loves his topic. If history and architecture are your go, then this is a must do for your agenda. Rob and Peter Melbourne, Australia
3750 ₽
per group
Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
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