This tour combines a private ride along the city neighbourhoods associated with Fyodor Dostoevsky with a walk in the district of Crime and Punishment. Complete immersion into the atmosphere of the city of the mid. 19th century is guaranteed.
Although Fyodor Dostoevsky was born in Moscow, he spent the most productive part of his life in St. Petersburg and the storyline of almost all his novels develops here, in shabby, unfriendly and poor areas of the city that still keep this atmosphere today. Dostoevsky was very precise in the descriptions of the places associated with his characters – we know exactly where they 'lived', strolled, where Raskolnikov murdered the old lady and we can now trace their routes. We will start our tour with the stop in front of the St. Michael's Castle where Dostoevsky studied in his adolescence in the Military Engineering Institute, after that we will proceed to the place of his mock execution and head on to the Haymarket Square, where we will take a walk to get an insight into the life of poorer classes of the society in the mid 19th century and see the buildings, yards, bridges and streets associated with the characters from Crime and Punishment and the writer himself. After lunch in a traditional restaurant we will continue to visit Dostoevsky's last apartment on Kuznechny Lane now converted in the museum or see the writer's grave in the Tikhvin Cemetery of the Alexander Nevsky Monastery.
Duration 5 hours Rates 14000 RUB p/p for a private tour for 2 persons 8000 RUB p/p for a small group of 5 persons
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