Dostoevsky Walk: the Master of St. Petersburg

Some critics view Leo Tolstoy as top Russian writer ever. We believe that human nature was best explored and understood by someone else – Fyodor Dostoevsky. Moscow born and bred, Dostoevsky moved to St. Petersburg to study at a military academy and this is where his debut novel and other most important works were eventually written and published. Joining our Dostoevsky walking tour in St. Petersburg you will learn about the writer’s dramatic life, his work and his love. Hear stories about how “the beacon of Russian intelligentsia” and “the Master of St. Petersburg” was once sentenced to death, survived imprisonment, nearly ended up in publisher’s pocket, but got away with it, and how it influenced the writing of his books. Wonder the little streets and back alleyways, go across foot bridges in the area generally known as Dostoevsky district. Visit places where The White Nights, Brothers Karamazov and The Idiot were written. Make the 730 steps from Raskolnikov’s house to the pawn-broker’s apartment, soak in the atmosphere of Hay market square and visit other iconic spots from Crime and Punishment.



Any date and time by prior arrangement. To book it use the form on the right or drop us an email at


3 hours


1200 / 1000 rubles (full/students)

Meeting Point:

Diner (Столовая) at 27 Nab. Reki Fontanki, right next to our boats pier P1 (look it up on Google maps). Meet under the sign (on the photo) or inside if it's raining.

Book this tour

To book this tour fill out the form below or write us an email at, or telephone +7 911 034 52 75 (10.00 am - 6.00 pm).