The best way to discover the former capital of the Russian Empire, the history of this city and its architecture is to take a tour around the beautiful staircases of old St. Petersburg buildings. The aim of our tours is to show the extraordinary in the ordinary.
During the tour you will get to know the history of the so-called „well-courtyards“ and public thoroughfares, find out the backdoor and the grand staircase is; will see unusual apartment houses, such as: Eliseevsky, Tolstoy, Dekhterinsky, etc. and, their great grand entrances, find out who built them and who lived in them. You will also learn is stained glass and etching, firewall or cour d'honneur. You will see the house where a famous Russian writer Sergei Dovlatov-Mechik lived, the famous "five corners" crossroads with its staircases and well courtyards, several unique stairs of St. Petersburg with stained glass windows, stucco and fireplaces, as well as communal apartments, old signs and bells, famous monuments.Itinerary11:00 Meeting your guide at the hotel, walking to the metro station Dostoevskaya;11:30-13:00 The tour through staircases of St. Petersburg buildings;13:00-13:30 Departure to the hotel.