St Petersburg Metro and Soviet Avantguard Architecture Tour

Фото: Alex 'Florstein' Fedorov

This Anglotourismo tour starts with a visit to some of the finest metro stations in St. Petersburg.

  • Learn about how metro was built, why some of the stations have “safety doors” and some don’t.
  • Discover a hidden bars relief of Stalin and other Soviet memorabilia.
  • Take a ride on an escalator, that takes long enough to go through your morning paper, and find out what are the dos and don’ts of the deepest subway  in the world.

When you’ve had enough of the underground the tour takes you to the area that was built up in the 1920s as a model workers’ district.

  • Take a stroll along charming Traktornaya street lined up with terrace houses. Find out how social housing worked in the USSR between the two world wars.
  • Learn about Sergey Kirov, who gave name to the district, and visit main square in the area which witnessed  military parades and public celebrations back in Soviet times.
  • Find out what a “kitchen factory” is and pay a quick visit to the remaining workers’ shot bar.
  • Hear stories about some of the most prominent Soviet avantguard architects from 1920s and 30s.
  • Other stops along the way include January the 9th Park, a palace of culture and a “hammer and sickle” school.

Photo by Alex 'Florstein' Fedorov



3 p.m. on Thursdays & Sundays, all year round




2 persons


3 hours


1200 / 1000 rubles (full/students)

  Meeting Point:

Diner (Столовая) at 27 Nab. Reki Fontanki, look it up on Google maps

Book this tour

Booking is required for this tour. To make a reservation send us an e-mail at  or fill out a form below. A minimum of 2 participants are required for the tour to run.

IMPORTANT: Please, note that we expect reservations sent before 10 pm on the day before the tour. If no reservations are made on the eve of the tour day, the guide will not show up at the meeting point.