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history walk

Walk through the closed entrances of houses of the 19th century

history walk

Walk through the closed entrances of houses of the 19th century

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English, Russian
history walk

Walk through the closed entrances of houses of the 19th century

history walk

Walk through the closed entrances of houses of the 19th century

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English, Russian

What you'll do

We will walk through the most beautiful entrances of the houses of the Central part of St. Petersburg and see what is hidden from the eyes of ordinary passers-by. It is impossible to get there on your own, access to these entrances of houses is only for residents. But especially for our guests, the doors of the entrances of these houses will open all their secrets and show what has been hidden from prying eyes for centuries. The walk is ideal for any weather. If it's cool, we'll warm up in the entrances. And if it rains, we'll give you raincoats. We will see more than 10 beautiful entrances of houses, where we will have to wait for the majestic columns and bas-reliefs, ancient elevators and fireplaces, rare stained glass Windows and tiles of the 19th century, mysterious doors and exquisite stucco. We will visit the streets and houses where great writers and composers once lived: Dostoevsky, Chaliapin, Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov, we will see where the film about Sherlock Holmes was shot. During the walk you will learn how to decorate their homes merchants of the time and hear a lot about the life of St. Petersburg of the 19th century. Learn where the saying went "Junior assistant senior janitor" and "remove the corner", why there was a need to leave the city to the country and the groin Petersburg of the time, as lived in the absence of toilets and sanitation, where people taking money on construction profitable homes, what profession was the most honorable in 19 century and other interesting history

Your host

Learn more about Alexey

Alexey

For more than 3 years I have been conducting tours of the entrances of St. Petersburg houses and do other unusual and interesting excursions. All tours are designed so that guests get the most impressions! Franz Ferdinand band was with us! You have to see the real Peter. Experience in conducting excursions: in the summer of this year, organized excursions to the most beautiful roofs of St. Petersburg and received a lot of positive reviews, 4 years additionally engaged in excursions from St. Petersburg to Karelia (organizer and guide)

Where you'll be

We will guide you through the closed entrances of the houses and show you the most beautiful of them in the Central part of the city. Each entrance of the house is unique and different from the others. These are not just entrances, these are works of art, which are more than 150 years old and which are rarely seen from ordinary passers-by. More than 10 entrances of houses, ancient elevators, stained glass Windows and tiles of the 19th century, majestic columns and stucco work - all this will amaze you during our walk.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

Walk through the front is absolutely safe and does not require any preparation. Takes about 1.5-2 hours. If it gets cold, we'll warm up in the front. And if it starts to rain-give raincoats.

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Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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Alexey
Walk through the closed entrances of houses of the 19th century
New experience
£75/person
New experience
£75/person