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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
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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.
Reviews (12)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile
Amazing and interesting tour

Spent a couple of very interesting hours touring the most beautiful St Petersburg metro station. Our tour guide was Anastasia, and made tour very enjoyable with her knowledge. She was extremely helpful and was happy to answer any questions, even those not concerning Metro but...More

Thank Lucy00001
Reviewed 21 August 2018
Vlad was amazing at bringing to life the stories behind the 1950s metros!

Great tour with Vlad, who has a crisp clear English where not a single word is wasted, he tells his stories with great ease and confidence that make it a joy to listen to. Going deep underground to see the marvel of the Stalinist stations...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 12j_rgenm
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 PatrickB300
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

Date of experience: November 2017
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Gustaaf V
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