This excursion can be either a car tour or just a walk (but rather tiring if you are not quite fit).
The writer spent greater part of his life in this city and reflected its image in his novels. The engineering school he graduated from was located in the former royal palace (St. Michael’s Castle), that is our first stop. Soon after Dostoyevsky wrote his first novel, he was arrested and sentenced to death. We visit the site of public executions in St. Petersburg. Instead of the capital punishment Dostoevsky was sent to Siberia hard labours and upon returning to St. Petersburg wrote his best novels. Most of their main characters were petersburgers. We go to see the houses known as “the house of Raskolnikov”, “the house of Sonya”, “the house of Rogozhin”, etc., as if re-reading Dostoyevsky’s novels.
We finish at Dostoyevsky’s last address in St. Petersburg, where he wrote the “Karamazovs brothers” and died. Today the memorial apartment of Dostoevsky functions there. A visit to the museum is optional.