Do you have the writer’s bug? Do you feel a Nobel prize for illustrious contribution to literature is in your destiny? Or do you just love the works by the brilliant Dostoevsky, Pushkin, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev and other remarkable novelists? Whether you write or read, this is the tour you take if you have the love for literature. It’s exciting, it’s inspiring!
On arrival, at the St. Petersburg Airport, check-in at your hotel. Our recommendation is boutique Hotel Rossi . Meeting with the curator of the group. Tea in historical interiors of the hotel.
Today check out the city with a visit to Peter & Paul Fortress and Alexander Nevsky Lavra Necropolis. Stop for Lunch at restaurant “Palkin”. And the continue with your trip to the Museum Estate of Derzhavin.
Peter and Paul Fortress
It was the one the history of St. Petersburg began with. On May 16, 1703 this very place was chosen by Peter The Great to become the fortress which was supposed by the tsar to become protection from enemy’s assault. The Peter and Paul Cathedral was built in this particular fortress and later made the burial place for members of the Romanov dynasty. The main political jail of the Imperial Russia was located within the walls of one of the bastions where were imprisoned such famous ones as Prince Alexey, Princess Tarakanova, the Decembrists, writers Feodor Dostoevsky, Nikolay Chernyshevsky, Alexander Radishchev. The largest Mint in the world is situated on the territory of the fortress.
Alexander Nevsky Lavra
The Lazarus and Tikhvin Cemeteries at Alexander Nevsky Lavra are together known as the "Necropolis of Masters of Arts." Here the ornate tombs of Mikhail Lomonosov, Alexander Suvorov, Nikolay Karamzin, Modest Mussorgsky, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and other famous Russians can be visited.
Derzhavin Estate Museum
The Gavrila Derzhavin Estate Museum is a city estate of the eighteenth century recreated at River Fontanka Embankment, 118, in the house where Gavrila Derzhavin, great Russian poet, the predecessor of Pushkin lived for nearly 25 years. There, surpassing the limits of small societies and salons, gathered the artistic, literary and political elite of the country, including A. Bezborodko, A. Stroganov, D. Fonvizin, A. Olenin, N. Karamzin, I. Krilov, V. Zhukovsky, D. Levytsky and others.
Today feel inspired to write with a tour to the Memorial Flat of Alexander Pushkin and the Literary Museum of The Pushkin House.
Memorial Flat of Alexander Pushkin
The flat on Moika Embankment is the last place where the outstanding Russian poet Alexander Pushkin lived. He accommodated there with his family from October, 1836 till January 29, 1837. The building on Moika Embankment, 12 was constructed in 1720s and reconstructed at the end of the 18 th-the beginning of the 19 th century. The flat where Pushkin and his family lived was in the dress circle of the mansion.It was here, in the study that the poet finished his «Capitan's Daughter», worked on the «Peter the Great Chronicles» and wrote his last poem. Nowadays the Pushkin Memorial Museum is the only one of this kind in Saint Petersburg. Literary and historical exhibitions held in the museum chart poet's life and work, tell about the tragic duel and the last days of his life and picture the broad panorama of Pushkin's epoch — the beginning of the 19 th century.
The Literary Museum (Pushkin House)
The Literary museum of the Institute of Russian Literature (the Pushkin House) RAS is the first and the largest national literary museum in Russia. It was founded in 1905. There are more than 200 thousand works of art, documental and everyday-historical things related to Russian literature of 19-20 centuries. Also there is the greatest collection of personal belongings of Russian writers and poets, such as Alexander Pushkin, Vasily Zhukovsky, Nikolai Gogol, Mikhail Lermontov, Leo Tolstoy, Ivan Turgenev, Fyodor Dostoevsky and others.
Today get some more inspiration with a tour of Memorial Flat of Dostoevsky. Feel the energy at the footsteps of Dostoevsky!
Walking tour Dostoevsky’s St Petersburg Visit places associated with the great writer's books and life. Sites from Crime and Punishment, including the murder route, and other novels.
Memorial Flat of Fyodor Dostoevsky
In the beginning of October 1878 Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky and his family moved to the apartment at 5 of Kuznechny Lane and lived there till his death on January 28, 1881. In the Soviet years, the building on Kuznechny Lane was reconstructed and later housed ordinary communal apartments. The memorial plaque was placed on the house of Kuznechny Lane in 1956. In 1968 the house was put to capital repairs, after which the apartment of Dostoevsky was restored by the archive plans and his contemporaries reminiscences. In November 1971, on Dostoevsky's birthday, the inauguration of the Literature and Memorial Museum of the writer took place.
Hotel of the tour: “Belmond Grand Hotel Europe” (5*, city center)
All tours and transfers are with Spanish speaking guide or an English-speaking guide for English speaking groups or Portuguese-speaking guide for Portuguese speaking groups
All transfers are provided on private basis with assistance
Lectures according to the program
All meals stated in the program
Upon request, we will be happy to offer extra nights and optional services (more guided tours and excursions on private basis, tickets for evening performances, with and without transfers, etc.)