Soviet Saint-Petersburg: Back to the past (half-day tour)

An opportunity to learn how the locals lived in the Soviet times.
You will find yourself in Soviet typical apartments, called Kommunalka and take part in the interactive tour.
After you will have an opportunity to come back in the soviet childhood for a short while in a Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, because there were so many interesting things that the locals remember cordially till now.
And of course you can ask any questions to our guide about the life during the Curtain.

per adult from

$146

NZD

Duration

5 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    • Kommunalka flat escursion
    • Nostalgic museum of soviet slot machines tickets
    • Guide services
    • Entry/Admission - Kommunalka Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines
    What's excluded :
    • Accommodation
    • Tips
    • Visa fees
    • Photo and video shooting fees
    • Meals
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Kommunalka Museum, Rubinshteyna, 5, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia

    You will find yourself in Soviet typical apartments, called Kommunalka and take part in the interactive tour.

    In the 1920s the process of transforming city apartments belonging to one owner into communal apartments began in the large cities of the young Soviet country. The former owners of the apartment moved into one of the rooms and other rooms occupied in need of housing factory workers, military personnel, members of the various Soviet institutions, and so on. In this way, the Soviet authorities tried to solve the housing problem in the cities, primarily in Moscow and Leningrad, wh ere the popula-tion constantly increased due to the influx of labor from the provincial regions of Russia.

    In the 1960s, the construction of five-story houses, the so-called “Khrushchevki”, began in Leningrad. In the 1970s and 1980s, the outskirts of the city were built up with whole arrays of multi-story houses, but the problem of “communal” in the city was not solved. Nowadays, 10% of housing in St. Petersburg are “communal”.

    Cohabitation of strangers in one apartment gave birth to a whole cultural layer of urban folklore. Many residents of St. Petersburg keep memories of their childhood and youth spent in such communal apartments. Reputation of communal apartments is ambiguous, it seems “social evil”, but for many people the word “communal” causes a slight nostalgia.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, Konyushennaya Sq., 2 Bldg. V, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

    After you will have an opportunity to come back in the soviet childhood for a short while, because there were so many interesting things that the locals remember cordially till now.From the Soviet childhood they are Soyuzmultfilm’s cartoons, Olympic Bear, planetarium, Sportloto lottery, football at the yard. They are pioneer camps at the Black Sea, horn sounds, walking-tours and songs near the campfire. They are walks with parents and friends at the Parks of Culture with ice-cream, fizzy drink and candy floss, and more—Arcade Games.


    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Peter and Paul Fortress, St Petersburg, Russia, 197046
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 11/22/2019 - 12/31/2020
    Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, Konyushennaya Ploshchad', 2, лит В, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191186
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Neva Seasons Travel Company

Activity ID: V-214382P2

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