Peter's Walking Tours, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Peter's Walking Tours, St. Petersburg, Russia.
The original walking tours in St. Petersburg, Russia for budget conscious English speaking travellers
Well-shaped inner yard, typical feature of St. Petersburg slums

Peter's Slums Walks

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 Dostoyevskys 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 for details.

The tour is guided by Nick, Dmitri or Peter.

To book this tour privately, please write us at, or ask your guide. The cost is 160 USD (paid in rubles at the days exchange rate), covering up to 8 people (20 USD for each extra person).

Slums of Narva Gate