• USD ($)
  • English

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
  • Duration:  90 minutes (approx.)
Discover St Petersburg’s underground art scene on a 1.5-hour tour of its palatial-looking metro stations! Led by a local guide who is passionate about the city’s art and history, the tour includes visits to the must-see stations around town: Ploshchad Vosstaniya, Avtovo, Kirovskiy Zavod and Admiralteyskaya. See bas-relief carvings, learn about Soviet Union history and visit one of the world’s deepest underground stations.

Highlights

  • 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
  • Learn of the Soviet Union’s wealth while strolling through Avtovo station
  • Visit Admiralteyskaya, one of the deepest metro stations in the world

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Avoid St Petersburg's busy museums and discover artwork in the metro stations instead! This tour is a must-do experience for lovers of art who are looking for something a little different.

What You Can Expect

St Petersburg Metro Station Tour

St Petersburg Metro Station

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.

Customer Reviews

4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

We had difficulty finding the meeting, which our was advised of the change, but we were not. Nonetheless, we managed to find each other and completed the tour. Anastasia was our guide and was very knowledgable and informative about the history of the stations And the significance of the art work. The pace was not too slow and tour was just the right length. A good experience.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this July 2013

this was a real disappointment. instruction on voucher was horrible or non-existent. never found the place or the guide. the location we were asked to meet were nearly 1km away from the nearest Metro station, and the street name given Nevsky Prospect was several km long. it would have been better to meet at a specific metro station, and a specific entrance point. Really disappointed. called the Moscow Free Tour no given, no one answered, only voice mail.

From USD $ 32.88

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date


Flexible Date Guarantee

Enter Total Number of Travelers

(Age 18+)

What's this, and can I change it?

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 5807METROSP

Advertisement
Advertisement

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message