Medical Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Volga Region

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The unique tour for those who are interested in medicine and pharmaceuticals, first of all for professional doctors and students of medical schools. It is also an option for those, who visit our city for the second or more time, who would like to learn more about the history of Russia and Russian medicine, Russian scientific heritage and specific arts. The tour is not recommended for kids and persons under the age of 18.
9 am After meeting with your guide, enjoy the city intro tour with photo stops. During the city tour, observe the oldest university of Russia, visit the legendary first drugstore of Saint-Petersburg, founded in 1760. It is situated  in the remarkable historic art-nouveau building, decorated by famous mosaics master Frolov and his circle (the same masters, who made mosaics for the Saviour in the Spilt Blood);     Since 1850 it belonged to Wilhelm Christopher Erenfrid (Vasily Pell). His son, Alexander Wilhelm Pell introduced granulated pills and tablets, implemented the methods of the aseptic and antiseptic, invented ampoule for dosage and storage of sterile solutions… Remarkable and world-known were his works at the field of organ therapy; in 1908 he got the pure substance Sperminum-Poehl, the only preparation, exported from Russian Empire… He was the first who introduced the system of input control for the raw materials.At the beginning of the 20th century, here ware bacterial and pharmaceutical laboratories, organ-therapy institution, drug-store, research and development section, dispensary. The drug store kept on working during the WWII in the besieged city of Leningrad. Since that times there is an air-raid bomb shelter.Learn more about this wonderful place and its mythological inhabitants; the guide will introduce city legends and tales about this drug store to you. The variety of pharmaceutical preparations and medicines are for sale without a doctor's prescription here, and the prices are more than reasonable.Have an optional lunch (your own expense) in a nice and cozy restaurant, taste some traditional Russian food and beverages!Continue your city tour and visit the museum of Military Medicine  University, the first museum of medicine in Russia. It is situated at the historical building of the XIX century military hospital. The exhibition here covers all the stages in the development of the world's and Russian medicine, surgery and pharmacology.During the transfer, learn more about Russian Medical System and the system of professional education for doctors; the guide will share some details of their everyday professional and private life with you, tell some casual situations and medical anecdotes. Then visit the State Russian Medical University of Mechnikov and its unique museum of judicial medicine. It had been established especially for the students and was opened to the public only in the XXI century. This museum is really specific as it has a lot of items showing the transition from life to death from the scientific and artistic point of view. There are many items with judicial value, demonstrating mutual medical pathology.   **In Russia, there is a variety of medicines, available for purchase without the prescription. To make sure about any definite preparation, we suggest writing the title and desired quantity to our manager. 

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities