Availabilty: Currently by private booking only (see bottom of page).
Duration: approximately 3 hours
One of the following Slums Walks may take place on this tour. Meet the guide or email us for details.
Petrograd Side. The glamour of Bolshoy Prospekt, one of the city's main shopping districts, hides a lovely collection
of back streets with crumbling art nouveau houses and quaint backyards. Easily the most charming residential corner
of the city (also home of the first techno club in Russia), north of the Fortress.
Ligovka. A 19th century coachmen's neighbourhood, today Ligovka has the best collection of alternative clubs
and cheap watering holes in St. Petersburg, a great number of small museums, plus unbeatable industrial views.
Hay Market area and Kolomna. Hay Market has always been synonymous with poverty, seediness and vice. Much of it is
still there since the times of Dostoyevsky’s novels - plus the ever functioning produce market and many other delights
for those who like that sort of thing.
Kolomna is a charming lower-class residential neighbourhood west of
Hay Market with 18 century residential buildings, old canals and churches and a lot of that old city feel unspoilt by modern
civilisation. Not slums per se but still a great area to explore.
There's more than just that - we keep developing new routes, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The tour is guided by Nick, Dmitri or Peter.
To book this tour privately,
please write us at email@example.com, or ask your guide.
The cost is 160 USD (paid in rubles at the day’s exchange rate), covering up to 8 people (20 USD for each extra person).