Kamenny Island is not at all like ceremonial Petersburg. It will remind you of a small cozy European town with a neat park, rivers and old buildings. You will see the dachas of famous Petersburgers, preserved from the imperial times, get acquainted with the sphinxes on the pier and enjoy the silence reigning here. Individual excursion for 1-6 people Duration 3 hours Children Possible with children How it goes On foot Rating 5 by 3 reviews RUB 3500 per excursion Price for 1-6 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Stone Island - a reserve of interesting architecture You will see the houses of the banker Stieglitz, Professor Bekhterev, the engineer Chaev, the architect Melzer, and the Countess Kleinmichel. Admire the old Kamennoostrovsky theater and see the “local residents” of the island - two salamanders and a girl with an oar. Hear about the dacha, which Pushkin rented here for several years, and enjoy the panoramas of the Petrogradskaya side, Bolshaya and Malaya Nevka and the Krestovka river
History at every turn You will learn how the development of the northern islands of the Neva delta, which became a favorite walking place for Petersburgers back in the 19th century, went on. I will tell you how Stone Island, once the summer residence of Alexander I, was gradually built up with elegant "chalet de bourgeois". Who were their owners, what were the architects guided by, which of the mansions retained their original features, and which were "modernized". And also how the measured life of the bourgeois was crowded out by the first sanatoriums for workers and labor colonies in Russia.
Who is the excursion for?
Travelers and locals who want to get off their usual hiking trails and find themselves in nature without leaving the city. And to all fans of northern modernity!
The beginning of the excursion At the 2nd Berezovaya Alley. You will know the exact meeting point immediately after booking.