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St Petersburg Metro Tour

  • 1.5-hour walking tour of St Petersburg’s metro stations
  • Walk through grandiose stations, learning about their incredible artwork and architecture
  • Admire bas-relief carvings at Ploshchad Vosstaniya (Uprising Square) and Kirovskiy Zavod
St Petersburg Metro Tour
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St Petersburg Metro Tour
Delve into St. Petersburg's subterranean art world on a metro station walking tour. Peruse architecturally stunning stations and marvel at their mosaics and bas-relief carvings. Your guide will offer insight into the city's Soviet history and art scene as you go. Stops include Admiralteyskaya—which sits nearly 300 feet underground—and Avtovo, a palatial station known for its marble columns and grand entrance.
What to Expect
Start your tour at Nevsky Prospect in St Petersburg, and then head below ground to explore the city’s metro stations. Whereas most European city metros are dark, gloomy and have little to write home about, the same can’t be said in St Petersburg, where stations were designed as palaces for the people.

As you walk through the underground tunnels, learn about the Soviet Union in its heyday and marvel at the artwork and architecture that epitomized the regime’s power and prosperity. Travel by metro to Ploshchad Vosstaniya at Uprising Square and admire its incredible bas-relief carvings (sculptures carved on a flat surface) of revolutionary events featuring leaders like Lenin and Stalin.

Visit Avtovo, the station that many consider an underground palace with its marble columns, gold mosaics and sculptures of soldiers carved into a palatial entranceway. See more intriguing bas-reliefs at Kirovskiy Zavod, a station named after the nearby Kirov industrial plant, and then continue to Admiralteyskaya – one of the deepest underground stations in the world at a depth of 282 feet (86 meters).

After exploring the underground artwork of St Petersburg, return to Nevsky Prospect, where your tour finishes.
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile
Great alternative to another museum

Our guide, Dima, was an art history graduate with excellent historical knowledge and very able in English. The tour lasted two hours - a little longer than the 1.5 the tour advertises - it was well worth every Rouble. We enjoyed the sights and the...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 1 April 2018
Best tour we took in St. Petersburg

First of all, apologies to Dmitry ( Dima ) for taking so long to write this review! I took this tour last November 2017 with my wife and 2 friends, so 4 people in total. They day we took the tour nobody else showed up,...More

1  Thank Adrian_Ogando
Reviewed 5 March 2018
More than a dedicated Metro Tour

For those visiting St. Petersburg, we truly would recommend this tour. Our guide Polina did not only explain the metro system and the history and construction of the beautiful metro stations but also gave us insights in the cities history and its day-to-day life. The...More

Thank Gustaaf V
Reviewed 24 October 2017
Super Metro Tour! Highly Recommend it.

We booked just 2 days before and we were contacted immediately. The tour guide is very friendly and nice! He had perfect english compared to other locals and he answered all our questions. He even showed us pictures of how the metro station was before...More

1  Thank Anna S
Reviewed 22 October 2017
A different way to see history

We did the Petersburg Free Walking Tour with Anastasia and she managed to keep a large group of foreign tourists informed and entertained for 2 hours in the rain, rain and cold. Her knowledge and passion for St Petersburg was inspiring. We enjoyed it so...More

Thank Pamela T
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