Futuristic Buildings

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.

Vladimir I.
5.0
guide and interpreter
3750 ₽
per group
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Private
2 h
Full refund for cancellations up to 72 hours
English

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).

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Mathilde
Yes, Vladimir was very sympathic, he showed us many things that we couldn't have discover without him. Very nice moment !
Balraj_s
over 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this tour with Vladimir. I undertook this tour alone, and Vladimir made it possible to collect me from my hotel, and we made our way to restaurant. We tried five different vodaks, from various places, and also enjoyed some food. Most of all, I enjoyed the company of Vladimir, and we had a great cultural exchange and it was a pleasure to learn about him and his interesting life in St Petersburg. Thank you, and if I return, I will be sure to see you again. Bally (UK)
Eduard.a
over 1 year ago
Eduard and Evgeniya were amazing tour guides, they showed St Petersburg and Hermitage with so much energy and enthusiasm. Both of them are very knowledgeable tour guides with excellent customer service and an awesome passion for the city.
Taylor.b
about 2 years ago
Vladimir is awesome
Amywebb
about 2 years ago
Really great tour, our host, Vladimir, was so passionate and knowledgeable on the topic, but Made the night a fun and memorable one. He tailored it to suit our needs also, very happy and would thoroughly recommend.
Nootson
over 2 years ago
Vodka is not that simple as you might have thought! The "vodka tour" was a charming way both to learn and to taste. The place for testing chosen by Vladimir was really cosy, elegent, and... food was really tasty and he went in depths about the history of the spirit itself, explaining us how the production technology drammatically changed in the time of the last Russian emperor. We were lucky to have a sip of authentic vodka produced according to the old technology and to compare it with the newer ones. If you want to add a gastronomic hint for your trip, Vladimir's testing is the best choice.
Krupets
over 2 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
about 3 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
about 3 years ago
It was really fascinating tour allowing to understand much better Russian history.
Jorik
over 3 years ago
Vladimir is a real expert on the architecture and history of the city. He did a great job by making a private to suit our interests. He showed us some buildings of early and later soviet periods we would never have found ourselves. Besides that he takes time for everything you would like to know. As a surprise he introduced us to some really good Russian wines we really enjoyed.
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
Photos
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This is a new tour, check out reviews from other tours by this guide:
Mathilde
about 2 months ago
Yes, Vladimir was very sympathic, he showed us many things that we couldn't have discover without him. Very nice moment !
Balraj_s
over 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this tour with Vladimir. I undertook this tour alone, and Vladimir made it possible to collect me from my hotel, and we made our way to restaurant. We tried five different vodaks, from various places, and also enjoyed some food. Most of all, I enjoyed the company of Vladimir, and we had a great cultural exchange and it was a pleasure to learn about him and his interesting life in St Petersburg. Thank you, and if I return, I will be sure to see you again. Bally (UK)
Eduard.a
over 1 year ago
Eduard and Evgeniya were amazing tour guides, they showed St Petersburg and Hermitage with so much energy and enthusiasm. Both of them are very knowledgeable tour guides with excellent customer service and an awesome passion for the city.
Taylor.b
about 2 years ago
Vladimir is awesome
Amywebb
about 2 years ago
Really great tour, our host, Vladimir, was so passionate and knowledgeable on the topic, but Made the night a fun and memorable one. He tailored it to suit our needs also, very happy and would thoroughly recommend.
Nootson
over 2 years ago
Vodka is not that simple as you might have thought! The "vodka tour" was a charming way both to learn and to taste. The place for testing chosen by Vladimir was really cosy, elegent, and... food was really tasty and he went in depths about the history of the spirit itself, explaining us how the production technology drammatically changed in the time of the last Russian emperor. We were lucky to have a sip of authentic vodka produced according to the old technology and to compare it with the newer ones. If you want to add a gastronomic hint for your trip, Vladimir's testing is the best choice.
Krupets
over 2 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
about 3 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
about 3 years ago
It was really fascinating tour allowing to understand much better Russian history.
Jorik
over 3 years ago
Vladimir is a real expert on the architecture and history of the city. He did a great job by making a private to suit our interests. He showed us some buildings of early and later soviet periods we would never have found ourselves. Besides that he takes time for everything you would like to know. As a surprise he introduced us to some really good Russian wines we really enjoyed.
3750 ₽
per group
Book now
Full refund for cancellations up to 72 hours
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