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treasures of Saint Petersburg: Off the beaten track photo tour

Duration: 3 hours
For three centuries Saint Petersburg was the capital of Russia. The richest people of the Empire lived and worked here while investing money in their beautiful city. Nowadays royal palaces became the state museums but locals still live in former aristocratic mansions. Numerous architectural gems, unusual historical places are open to the public yet are hidden from the eyes of tourists. This tour is designed for those who want to see more than typical places in a popular guidebook. Special and rare spots only locals know, but with great historical and art value. In addition our guide will take pictures of you during the tour with a professional camera.

Hidden treasures of Saint Petersburg: Off the beaten track photo tour

Total tour price
Adults (age 8 and older)
Children (age 7 and younger)
* Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Hotel pickup
Hotel pickup
Flexible timing
Flexible timing
All tickets included
Easy cancellation
Easy cancellation
Tour highlights
Eliseyev Emporium
Start you tour at Eliseevs brothers majestic food store. Feel yourself a citizen of Russian Empire and take a look at the interiors of the most luxurious store of Saint Petersburg since 1902.

The building was constructed in art nouveau style and is amazing both outside and inside. Explore it and learn its history from your tour guide.
Aurora Theater
Continue your tour visiting Aurora cinema theatre founded in 1913. Learn how it survived bloody 20th century and still keeps the atmosphere of Imperial Russia.
Shortest Street of St.Petersburg
Turn off Nevsky Prospekt and go to the shortest street of Saint-Petersburg, only locals know about. The street has a perfect perspective, 220 meters long with the height of the buildings 22 meters. Nice photo stop and curious place to visit!
Draw Bridges of Saint-Petersburg
Stop at one of the oldest draw bridges of the city to enjoy the panoramic view of Saint-Petersburg. Learn why this bridge had seven identical brothers and what happened with them in the 20th century. Perfect location for photo shoot.
Local Appartment
Visit 19th century apartment house where the first elevator in Russia was installed. Find out how communal apartments appeared in Soviet Union and why up to 30 people still live together in nowadays Russia.

Find a secret door that leads to the labyrinth of yard-wells. Learn why almost all houses in the center of the city are connected with each other in such way. Walk through the labyrinth to a fancy Rubinstein street, famous for its bars and restaurants.
Saint Vladimir Cathedral
Visit Saint Vladimir cathedral, which is located in central residential area. Check how typical non-touristic Orthodox Church looks like, your tour guide will explain you all peculiarities of Christianity in Russia. Learn why religious people do not visit services every Sunday and why Russian temples are so adorned.
Apartment Interior
Finish your tour with a visit to typical rental apartment house constructed in 1860s. Learn why it was more beneficial to have a commercial apartment building than a coal mine at that time and how people lived and live there.
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