Plague, typhus, cholera, consumption, HIV, scarlet fever, flu - these words, inscribed in the chronicles of St. Petersburg, hide not only terrible figures, but also the fates of famous people, epoch-making discoveries and stories of real heroes. All this will be revealed to you on a car tour around the Obvodny Canal. Individual excursion for 1-3 people Duration 2 hours Children Possible with children How it goes By car 4900 rubles per excursion Price for 1-3 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Collect anamnesis of St. Petersburg At the center of our walk is the history of urban epidemics, which dates back to long before the founding of St. Petersburg and continues in modern realities. We will figure out who is to blame for the fact that St. Petersburg is "built on bones": climate, working conditions or epidemics. I will tell and show how the geographical location of the city influenced outbreaks, how they were fought and won. Step by step you will follow how the most dangerous viruses were destroyed by soap and human courage
Iconic locations and secret places We will explore the surroundings of the Obvodny Canal: we will drive from the Alexander Nevsky Lavra to the Yekateringofka River and even drop by one of the beaches of the Baltic Sea. But, of course, we will not limit ourselves only to popular locations. For example, you will visit one of the first gardens in the city, drive through an underwater tunnel, take a walk near a not completely destroyed cemetery, find a hidden courtyard-well and admire the unusual industrial landscapes of St. Petersburg
Not only viruses The most mystical city in Russia is associated not only with physical, but also with mental illness. I will tell you whether it is worth believing the stories about the "suicide epidemic" in St. Petersburg and what in fact can be worse than the spread of terrible diseases. Finding answers to these and many other questions will open up new sides of the city and dispel entrenched stereotypes.
- The tour takes place by car with stops and walks. This format will allow you to avoid the vagaries of the weather and cover more interesting places.
- The route starts at the Ploschad Aleksandr Nevskogo metro station, ends at the Baltiyskaya
- The excursion can also be conducted for a group of 4 to 10 people in minivans or minibuses with a driver (the cost is discussed when booking)
- The excursion by business class car is only possible if you book it in advance
The beginning of the excursion in the center by agreement. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.