9000 руб.
The price is for a group of 1-4 people. Start and end of the tour at a convenient place and time

Modern: a style that creates new forms

A story about a brief but brilliant history of the Art Nouveau style in St. Petersburg

Driving tours

4 hr
Working days
Opening hours
By prior order
9000 rub. *
The price is for a group of 1-4 people. Start and end of the tour at a convenient place and time

What can you expect?

Modern is freedom that does not like straight lines. The topic of the excursion with an expert on the architecture of St. Petersburg and Western Europe is a short but brilliant history of the Art Nouveau style in the Northern capital. You will learn about the reasons for the appearance and early decline of Art Nouveau on the banks of the Neva, see the most striking examples of style, hear the dramatic stories of the inhabitants of these houses.

The route passes through the city center, Petrogradskaya side and Kamenny Island. Walking tours will alternate with trips to beautiful places in a comfortable car.

Excursion with a specialist in architecture and history of St. Petersburg and Europe.
Singer's House, Kshesinskaya Palace, Lidval's masterpieces, Kamennoostrovskie dachas.
A fascinating story about the life of the Northern capital at the beginning of the 20th century.
In four hours you will know everything about the Art Nouveau style, incl. northern modern.
Car and walking tour.
The beginning is at a convenient time for you, in a convenient place.
+7 (812) 611-30-12
Book by phone

The tour is conducted by

Local historian and philologist with knowledge of European languages

Alexey Shishkov

Route and content of the tour

In program

What are the features and mysteries of St. Petersburg Art Nouveau? Why did this stage last only 20 years and was interrupted with the outbreak of World War I? What do the metro pavilions in Paris and the mansions in the center of St. Petersburg have in common? What are Bent Stem and Scourge Strike?

We will examine the House of Books, aka the House of Singer, compare it with the Eliseevsky store, admire the Vitebsk railway station and find out what is the difference between the Melzer house and the Mertens house.

We will visit the "Art Nouveau Reserve" - Kamenny Island, where wealthy people have rented summer cottages since Pushkin's times. Some of these summer cottages are reminiscent of fairytale palaces.

On the Petrogradskaya Side, which has become the way we know it, thanks to Art Nouveau, we walk around the mansion of Matilda Kshesinskaya and the nearby Cathedral Mosque (imagine, it is also made in the Art Nouveau style!).

We will talk about the "northern modernity" that came to us from Finland and Sweden. We will walk along Kamennoostrovsky Avenue, where the great Frederic Lidval worked. We will see a house that resembles a miniature Kshesinskaya mansion, and a tenement house where Maxim Gorky hosted Bunin and Mayakovsky, Chaliapin and Korney Chukovsky.


To choose the day and time of the excursion most convenient for you, place your order at least 24 hours before the start. Otherwise, we will be able to offer you options only based on the availability of our guides.

The excursion is individual. You can go on a trip around the city alone or together with your family or friends - we have a fixed price for the entire excursion.

If you have changed your plans and you want to cancel the tour after payment - no problem, we will refund your money!


The excursion bureau "Petersburg 24" is ready to develop an individual excursion program for one or several days for you - based on your wishes in terms of topics and routes, time and cost. The beginning and end of excursions - in any place convenient for you, at a convenient time for you.

The cost is calculated individually.

To find out the details and order the service, call us: +7 (812) 611-30-12 or email: zakaz@petersburg24.ru

Свидетельства очевидцев

22 февраля 2024

Спасибо "Петербург 24" за организацию групповой экскурсии на микроавтобусе. Гиду Алексею Германовичу отдельная благодарность! Я и мои гости просто в восторге!

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The excursion bureau "Petersburg 24" invites you to individual excursions with experienced local historians - specialists in the history and architecture of St. Petersburg.

Enjoy fun walks and travel in a comfortable car on routes not found in traditional travel guides.

You will discover new sides of the world famous sights of the Northern capital, look into secret corners that only locals know about, learn little-known facts and legends of one of the most mysterious and mystical cities in the world.

St. Petersburg is beautiful all year round - not only during the white nights season, when millions of tourists flock to the banks of the Neva, but also in golden autumn, crystal winter and spring awakening days.
The excursion bureau "Petersburg 24" has developed excursions for you for all seasons. At the same time, we always build a route and a guide's story, taking into account the weather and your wishes.

To choose the day and time of the excursion most convenient for you, place your order at least 24 hours before the start.

Modern: a style that creates new forms

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