St Petersburg underground palaces. Metro tour

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Activity Level



Other, Local Experience, Hiking and Walking, City


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5



English (advanced), Russian (fluent)

Most spectacular stations of St Petersburg underground. Design, history, personalities

Entering the St Petersburg metro, you can easily confuse the station with a magnificent palace hall or lobby of a five-star hotel. This is not surprising! In Soviet times, subway stations were built as palaces for ordinary people. You have a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with all the details of the decor, architectural features, the history of the creation of stations, the history of the city and its outstanding figures immortalized in the design of the subway rooms. Dozens of types of marble and granite, floor lamps, sconces, chandeliers, bronze bas-reliefs, mosaics and decorative panels, sculptures and busts, crystal and glass decorate the "underground palaces". Eight stations of the Saint Petersburg subway are recognized as objects of cultural heritage. Welcome to the world's deepest subway according to the average depth of the tunnels.


- Meeting point. At the entrance to the "Mayakovskaya" metro station
- Going down to the subway
- Having a trip on subway. We'll see the following stations:
Vosstaniya square
Institute of Technology
The Baltic
Kirov Plant
- Saying goodbye in hall of the "Admiralty" metro station

Please keep in mind that the tour is customizable and may be included as a part of the City walking tour.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: The entrance to the "Mayakovskaya" metro station is located at the intersection of Nevsky Prospekt and Marata Street on the side of Nevsky Prospect with odd house numbers, in the building of the "Nevsky Atrium" shopping center.

End Point Options: Suggested by Guide: The hall of the "Admiralty" metro station.

Duration: 3 hours


Walking, subway

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: Metro ticket

Estimated Local Cash Needed

500 rubles - Food, public transport

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks


-I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange private car and driver
-I am not permitted to arrange visa-free tours. I can meet you at passengers' port only if you have Russian visa

Private tour guide Anna

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