Have you already seen a real steam locomotive on the move in St. Petersburg? Would you like to ride it? Then we invite you to go on a fascinating journey from the most beautiful railway station in Russia - Vitebskiy and see a real old steam locomotive!
During the tour you will learn about the history of the first railway in Russia, get acquainted with the architecture of Vitebskiy and Tsarskoye Selo stations, see the puffing steam locomotive of the last century and ride it. During the trip, a professional guide will tell you about the history of Russian Railways, while you enjoy a fragrant tea poured into a traditional railway glass with sweet treats. And you will enjoy all this to the rhythmic sound of the wheels of a puffing locomotive. The tour will fascinate both children and grown-ups!
10:00 - group gathering at the entrance to the Vitebskiy railway station (the nearest metro station is "Pushkinskaya").
Vitebskiy railway station is worth special attention. For the first time in the history of Russia, in 1837, a train headed by the "Provorniy" (Ptompt) steam locomotive started to Tsarskoye Selo from here. We shall see the beautiful architecture of the building, built in 1904, walk through its halls, the walls of which have seen so many passengers and so many amazing events. A whole day is not enough to explore all its hidden places, paintings and décor elements.
11:00 - departure of the retro train from Vitebsk railway station. Along the way, the guide will tell you the story about the history of Russian Railways and throw a real railway tea party.
11:30 - arrival at Tsarskoe Selo railway station. Tour around the station.
The rich history of the station begins in 1837. During its existence, the main building was rebuilt four times. The last reconstruction was made in 1946-1950. At the times, the Leningrad architect E. A. Levinson and engineer A. A. Grushke had a challenging task to preserve the traditions of the Palace and Manor architecture of the old city and reflect the theme of the memory of A. S. Pushkin. We shall enjoy a consistent architectural complex, which merged the traditional features of Tsarskoye Selo buildings of Pushkin times.
12:00 – bus transfer to Saint Petersburg. A fascinating quiz will be offered along the way. The stops for getting off the bus back in the city: "Moskovskaya" and "Sennaya" metro stations.
* the train schedule may change. You will receive information about the departure time by e-mail 1-2 days before the tour date. Passengers seating in the car of the retro train is not reserved in advance, please take any seat available. All requests for seats reservation are considered, but not guaranteed.
Please, bring your passport or ID to board the train
! Russian-speaking guide
Why you should choose this tour:
-Our professional guides will help you to discover local culture & feel the atmosphere of Saint-Petersburg.
-Our optimal travel route which will allow you to make an unforgettable trip on an old steam locomotive and see the famous railway stations of the city. A great opportunity to take unforgettable photos and videos of a retro train. All entrance fees are included.
This tour often choose a family with kids
Train tour is an excellent choice to discover the city! Buy your tickets online without any fee & a queue. It takes just a few minutes. You don't need to print a ticket, just show it from your mobile device!
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A full description of all sights with exciting facts and explanations. *in Russian language
Absolutely for free!
Duration: 2 h. 30 min.
Place of departure:
Place of departure: Pushkinskaya metro station (meeting with a guide at the entrance to the Vitebsk railway station. You can buy tickets on the website, without any queue & fee, or in our sales office: Nevsky prospect 22, 4th floor (*elevator), office 14 (don't buy tickets on the street!). In our office we offer free services: WC, water, city maps & booklets. The office is open daily, working hours. Сash & bank cards are accepted.