St Petersburg in the context of Art Nouveau
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We have designed this 4-hour private tour because we want to accompany you on the discovery of the beautiful art nouveau available in the city of St Petersburg.
Our Experienced tour guides are experts and passionated about Art Nouveau style and this facts are a guarantee of satisfaction for art nouveau lovers like you. Small-group tour ensures a more personalised experience for your discovery of the Art Nouveau in the Russian “Venice of the North”.
St. Petersburg alone has several thousands surviving Art Nouveau buildings, in fact large urban districts were rebuilt entirely with Art Nouveau structures before 1914. What we will do is to show you and your group are the best ones.
The complete aesthetic innovation of subject and space media happened due to the search for the structural integrity of buildings, the organic intercommunication of functional, constructive, and compositional decisions.
1 – 2 PAX = 270€
3 – 10 PAX = 300€
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Tips not included in the price of the tour.
Indulge your passion for Art Nouveau style on this 4 hour tour in Saint-Petersburg. Your guide will explain to you why in St Petersburg this art style, also called Modern Style in Russia, is especially relevant and has so many variations and peculiarities.
During all the tour we will drive you around the city that is often called “the Venice of the North”. First we will take some time in the marvelous Vytebsk train station. Created to serve the needs to travel to the west from Saint-Petersburg. The station is an Art Nouveau pearl of the pre-Soviet capital of Russia.
The whole station was redesigned in 1904 and makes an impression with its decorative reliefs and floral Jugendstil detailing. Inside one finds the opulent Art Nouveau interiors with the stained glass in the foyer as well as sweeping staircases and soaring arches.
While driving around the city center, you’ll admire the Eliseev’s grocery store impressing both outside and inside with its opulent decorations. In this building there is a nice coffee shop and we will have a coffee and cakes if you feel like doing so.
You will discover the House of Books, the tallest building of the city in 1904.
Saint Petersburg has many Art Nouveau mansions and tenant houses. It’s a city on islands and historically lots of Art Nouveau mansions and dachas as well as tenant houses were built away from the city center, on the Islands.
One of them, the Petrograd Island, is truly a museum of Art Nouveau architecture. It was a fashionable and prestigious district of St Petersburg right before the Revolution of 1917. The well-to-do owned the land there and had their mansions made in Art Nouveau, the most popular style of the time.
Among other buildings, in this part of the city you’ll see Kshesinskiy’s mansion, housing the Museum of Political History of Russia nowadays and Lidval House, an Art Nouveau absolute masterpiece.
We’ll make a stop by the elegant Kshesinskiy mansion. Designed in 1904 by the court architect, Aleksandr von Gogen, the building is almost playfully asymmetric, with a single, octagonal tower. Most eye-catching of all are the many contrasting building materials with bands of pink and grey granite, cream-coloured bricks, delicately ornamented iron railings and majolica tiles. We will not go inside the building.
From this point we will bring you back to your hotel or to any central location you need.
Our specialised art nouveau guide can guide you in English, Russian or German. Please select the language of your choice in the scroll below the calendar.
Pickup & Drop Off
The tour starts and finishes in the lobby of your hotel. We can also drop you off wherever you choose, in your hotel or at any point in the city center.
Things to Bring
Pending cost of the private tour price in cash (not credit card) and camera.
Local certified guide expert and in love with art nouveau.
Car/minivan with driver at your service.
Food, drinks or souvenirs.
Please note that the maximum size of the group is 10 people.
Airport pick-up and/or drop off is possible (extra fee). The price agreed (71€ for 1 to 2 people, and 89€ for 3 to 10 people) will be paid to the car/minivan driver. We only do the reservation, with do not charge an extra fee or commission. If you’ve picked the Airport Pickup details, please provide your flight, time and airport details.
Please click on the calendar on the right in order to book this tour.
If you cancel the tour more then a week in advance then you only pay the administration costs of 15%.
If you do it between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date you must pay 50% of the total amount.
When cancelling less than 48 hours before the date of the tour you must pay all the amount of the tour.