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Andrey Vereshchagin - Private Guide in St. Petersburg

 Member Since 2008 

Dostoevsky Connections

Culture and History tour in St. Petersburg

Tour Price : Starting from 35 euros per person and above Duration : 4 hours Languages: Russian, English

The tour features connections of the great Russian writer and some of his heroes to St.Petersburg. The sequence may change.

We start from Michailovsky castle where Dostoyevsky studied and got his military engineer certificate, then passing near one of his first dwellings where he wrote his first original novel – the Poor Folk.

 Then – a former apartment house (now – business centre) where he wrote his short novel the White Nights and was arrested in 1849 for a participation in a socialist circle (we shall see the secret police headquarters where he was delivered) to be incarcerated in Peter and Paul fortress.

From there we go to a place of the supposed capital punishment of the participants, in the former drill ground of Semyonovsky regiment. The last minute pardon changed the execution for a prison in Siberia, soldier’s service; he returned to St.Petersburg only 10 years after. We shall pass Kaznacheyskaya street in which he changed 3 apartments and where he wrote the Crime and the Punishment, the most St.Petersburg novel of all his creations. A supposed dwelling of Raskolnikov was nearby.

We shall also see a supposed house where the pawn-broker murdered by Raskolnikov lived. In 1867 Dostoyevsky got married to Anna Snitkina who had been his stenographer helping to write a short novel the Gambler in 26 days – they had their church marriage at the Trinity cathedral (to be passed).

We shall see the last apartment of Dostoyevsky in St.Petersburg where he died in 1881 visiting the museum inside and his tomb at the cemetery of Aleander Nevsky monastery.

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: Starting from 35 euros per person and above
Duration: 4 hours
Group Size: 2-8
Languages: Russian, English
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :NO
Hotel pick-up:YES
Drop-off :NO
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):NO
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :NO
Translation services :NO
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :NO
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :NO
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :NO
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :NO
Attractions:Trinity Cathedral