Saint-Petersburg Tours

City by locals: following the steps of Dostoevsky

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Feodor Dostoevsky is one of the most famous Russian writers beyond Russia. His novels full of deep philosophic ideas and psychological and social drama gave a chance to open Russia for a wide number of people all over the world. St. Petersburg became the scenery for most of his novels. The houses, where he settled his literature heroes could still be found in its center. We got used to think of several districts as of «Dostoevsky»’s ones and we invite you to walk and explore them with our guide and the book of the novel «Crime and Punishment». Let’s count the steps of Raskolnikov in a true city environment of XIX century.
What remained the same and what have been changed in the life of the city and the citizens? How Dostoevsky created the great city myth and how it is used in contemporary urban life.

You will also the F.M.Dostoevsky Literary-Memorial Museum opened on November 12, 1971 as the last St. Petersburg flat of the writer, in the house at 5/2 Kuznechny Lane. Dostoevsky had rented an apartment in this building twice, once for a very short time in 1846, and then from October 1878 until his death, on January 28, 1881. The beginning and end of his writing career turned out to be joined to-gether in one spot. Here he had worked on his early story The Double, and here he wrote his last nov-el, The Brothers Karamazov. The Dostoevskys' apartment was recreated for the most part from the memoirs of his wife Anna and of his contemporaries.

Price

Number of people 2 pax   4 pax   5 pax   6 pax   10 pax  
Price per person in EUR* 35 € 20 € 15 € 12 € 11 €

*We offer discounts for groups more than 10 pax. To enquire about group rates, please contact us.

This half-day tour is available all year long and includes:

  • English-speaking guide’s services
  • Admission fee to Dostoevsky museum

Price doesn’t include:

  • Accommodation
  • Tips
  • Lunch
  • Photo and video shooting fee