Petrograd Side Walk

Фото GAlexandrova

Visiting this charming neighbourhood is a perfect way to get away from the hustle and bustle of touristy centre and have a totally local experience. Originally known as City Side or City Island, Petrograd Side started as a typical working class settlement with wooden houses, unpaved streets and complete lack of public infrastructure. Construction of Trinity bridge in 1903 became a mile stone in the history of the area and gave way to construction boom St. Petersburg had never seen before. Thousands of apartment buildings and some private mansions were build in a conspicuously European Art Nouvea style within a very short time period. Join this guided tour in St. Petersburg to discover some of the best examples of Northern Modern Style Stockholm and Copenhagen would be jealous of. Walk the maze of back streets, delve into the labyrinth of courtyards and check out some guerilla art. On this walking tour you will hear stories about Sergey Kirov, Dmitry Shostakovich and Matilda Kshesinskaya and visit the houses where they lived. Take a stroll along Kamennoostrovsky prospect, the finest avenue in town, learn what a “phalanstery” is, where the first Russian blockbuster movie was made, and visit the oldest square in St. Petersburg.

Photo by GAlexandrova



3 p.m. on Tuesdays & Saturdays, 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.