It is said that behind every great man there is a great woman. But what does it mean to be the wife of an emperor or prince, poet, musician or business man? During the walk, you will understand what role the fair sex played in the history of our country and how they lived in St. Petersburg. You will find yourself in the Smolny Cathedral, where I will talk about the "women's" professions and positions: secretaries of state, maids of honor and others. And in the luxurious palace of the Yusupov princes - you will look into the princess's boudoir, her linen room and the house church. Group excursion Duration 3 hours Group size up to 15 people Children Allowed with children How it goes By bus 1250 rubles per person
What awaits you
Smolny Cathedral and the main "women's monuments" You will visit the Smolny Cathedral, where Catherine II opened the first educational institution for women in Russia. I will tell you who the maids of honor and secretaries of state are, and what was their responsibility. You will learn how in the Russian Empire they became court ladies and what privileges were available to those close to the empress and the crown princess. Let's talk about fashionable hairstyles, dresses and popular fragrances. Traveling around the city, you will see the famous "women's monuments": the poetess Anna Akhmatova and Saints Peter and Fevronia
Yusupov Palace and its secret rooms We will continue our acquaintance with the life and life of the beautiful ladies of the past in the palace of the Yusupov princes - one of the most beautiful in St. Petersburg. The palace was visited by the queens of Great Britain, Norway and Sweden, and now its interiors, made in different styles, will surprise you too! You will see the male half of the palace, stroll through the Moorish drawing room and look into the princess's boudoir. You will visit the linen room and the house church - the secret rooms of the palace
As a result, you will look at the events of the past through the eyes of great women, understand their difficult life and understand how famous ladies influenced the history of the Northern capital.
- I or another guide from my team will lead the tour for you.
- The tour is conducted by minibus.
- Tickets to the palace are included in the tour price.
- The walk will end at the Yusupov Palace.
The beginning of the excursion is in the area of the Chernyshevskaya metro station. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.