Beyond the royal and wealthy area of St. Petersburg we find "Petersburg of Fyodor Dostoevsky" - old vast quartiers a bit away from the palaces, full of everyday life and hidden gems. This is a special look at the city, a walking tour around quiet streets, cozy alleys and river banks that still preserve the spirit of our beloved 19th century. Dostoevsky was living here, as also the characters of his books. "Crime and Punishment", "The Idiot", "White Nights" and others - the stories are inseparably connected with the city. The house, the courtyard, the bridge - it all exists, let's see it! Which streets did Rodion Raskolnikov take to kill the old lady moneylander? Where did she live? What are the neighborhoods of ordinary people whose lives, griefs and love are described by Dostoevsky? Where and why was Dostoevsky almost executed in his youth?
We like to notice details and learn history of the city through them. We’ve been giving tours in St. Petersburg for 9 years and got many essential gratitudes. Look for our 10 theme-based walking routes in which experienced guide shows both grand sights and hidden gems, shares local stories and gives useful recommendations. There is no better way to see the city than to take a good walk around it. Join us for memorable impressions of St. Petersburg!
Raskolnikov house, Old lady house, Dostoevsky apartments, Sennaya square (old market square), observation desk, typical well-courtyards, Semenov Platz (execution square), Fontanka River and Сatherine canal, old local bookshop
Petersburg of Fyodor Dostoevsky