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St. Petersburg Metro Tour + Alexander Nevsky Lavra (4 hours)

Discover St Petersburg’s underground art scene on a 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. Then enjoy a visit to famous Alexander Nevsky Lavra - the first and the largest monastery of the city and to the monastery's graveyards, home to the final resting places of many of the great names of Russian culture.
  • 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
  • Enjoy a visit to famous Alexander Nevsky Lavra - the first and the largest monastery of the city and to the monastery's graveyards, home to the final resting places of many of the great names of Russian culture

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.

Your tour guide will pick you up at your St.Petersburg centrally located hotel and you will walk towards the nearest metro station to explore St.Petersburg underground first, as well as the magnificent Alexander Nevsky Lavra afterwards - home to some of the oldest buildings in the city, as well as to cemeteries which contain the graves of some of the giants of Russian culture, including Tchaikovsky, Dostoevsky, and Glinka.

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).

Then come to Alexander Nevsky metro station to find yourself right in front of Alexander Nevsky Lavra, founded by Peter the Great in 1710, this orthodox monastery is the most important in St. Petersburg, located at the eastern end of Nevsky Prospekt. It is the first and the largest monastery of the city. For many visitors, one of the major attractions is the monastery's graveyards, home to the final resting places of many of the great names of Russian culture. The Tikhvin Cemetery contains many of the most famous graves: In the far right-hand corner from the gate is an impressive bust of Tchaikovsky over his grave, while close by are Rubinshtein, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Glinka. Dostoevsky lies further back along the wall, towards the gate. The other main cemetery, the Lazarus Cemetery, is the resting place of several of the great architects who left their indelible mark on the city, including Starov, Quarenghi and Rossi.

Your guided tour finishes in Alexander Nevsky Lavra. The rest of the day is free for you.

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 4 hours
Departure time: 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 01:00 PM

Important info

Price includes
  • Hotel pick-up by guide
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Metro tickets 
  • Entrance fee to Alexander Nevsky Lavra Cathedral 
  • Entrance fee to Necropolis of the Masters of Arts
Not included
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
Departure and Return
Departure point: your centrally located St.Petersburg hotel
Departure time: flexible, contact us to confirm your preferred start time 
Return details: tour concludes at Alexander Nevsky Lavra

Sights included in program

Saint Petersburg : Metro St. Petersburg
Visit the magnificent "palaces of the People" as the Metro used to be called during the Soviet Union years. All the stations are totally different and individually designed. Some are luxurious with art work, statues, sculptures, mosaic walls, and chandeliers, some are simpler looking. The trains are always crowded, as if there was a constant rush hour. Read more
Saint Petersburg : Saint Alexander Nevsky Lavra
Saint Alexander Nevsky Lavra or Saint Alexander Nevsky Monastery was founded by Peter I of Russia in 1710 at the eastern end of the Nevsky Prospekt in Saint Petersburg supposing that that was the site of the Neva Battle in 1240 when Alexander Nevsky, a prince, defeated the Swedes; however, the battle actually took place about 12 miles (19 km) away from that site. "On April 5, 1713, in St. Petersburg, in the presence of Peter I, the wooden Church ... Read more

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