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St. Petersburg Palace Square

St. Petersburg tourist authorities have launched an unusual service – guided tours by retro tram. City residents and visitors can ride in a restored 1920 tram and learn the history of municipal electric transportation services.

It were these carriages of MC series serving the streets of Leningrad during the siege period. Nowadays the tram starts at the Museum of electric vehicles on Vasilievsky Island, passing by the main metro stations in the centre of the city and stops at Turgenev Square. You can hop on / hop off at any stop – “Vasileostrovskaya”, “Sportivnaya”, “Gorkovskaya”, “Gostinniy Dvor” and “Sennaya Square”.

The launch of this unusual service is dedicated to the 105th anniversary of the tram in St. Petersburg. It will run until the end of October.

Retro tram will run twice a day on weekends at 11:35 and at 14:05. Current fare is 50 Roubles, approximately 1 GBP.

Go Russia can also assist in tours to St. Petersburg.

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