What are smart walks?Smart walks are a series of thought-provoking walking tours of St Petersburg. The idea of smart walks is to show the city in the broad context of Russian history and to link the past with the present.
What are they about?We have set up four series of tours: tours for history buffs, literary tours, tours about 20th century Russian architecture and Orthodoxy tours. Each tour is structured so that you can not only visit interesting sites, but also acquire a general understanding of the subject.
How do they differ from usual tours?What stands out in our programme is that we tell you what travel guides never tell, because we go behind the scenes. Each walk is a key to the “riddle wrapped in a mystery inside the enigma”, as Winston Churchill once referred to Russia. Exploring St Petersburg with us, you will better understand Russia and yourself.
20th century architecture
Rooftop tourGet a bird’s eye view of the city
“The Holy Island”Explore the churches on Vasilievsky Island to find what Orthodoxy is all about
For History Buffs
“The Leningrad Siege”Find out how the city managed to endure the longest siege in military history
Citizen! Understand your own city, and you will understand your own social environment, and yourself