Half-Day Private Tour: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and State Russian Museum with Traditional Lunch

Visit the most iconic site in St. Petersburg after the Hermitage Museum: the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood. It stands out with its multicolored facade and onion-shaped domes. Enjoy a unique chance to admire one of the largest mosaic collection of the world! See also the State Russian Museum (formerly the Russian Museum of His Imperial Majesty Alexander III) with your professional guide. The museum is the largest depository of Russian fine art in Saint Petersburg and it is also is one of the largest museums in the country. End your tour devoted to the Russian Art with a traditional 3-course Russian dinner right in the Russian Museum. Try one of the best Russian Vodkas and feel yourself real Russian!

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  • What's included :
    • 3-course Traditional Russian Lunch including one Russian Vodka (1 shot per person)
    • Professional art historian guide
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
    • Entry/Admission - State Russian Museum
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • DVD (available to purchase)
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Transportation to/from attractions (comfortable air-conditioned vehicle can be provided for the additional payment)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

    Meet a guide at your hotel or ship for 10am departure (12pm on Thursdays), then hail a cab for the trip to the first stop of the day, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (transport can be arranged at an additional expense). Built on the site where the Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in 1881, the enormous church houses more than 80,000 square feet (7,432 sq. mt.) of mosaics, now restored after years of neglect. Take in the details of the elaborate facade and onion domes, and see the shrine that marks the site of the Emperor's assassination.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: State Russian Museum, Inzhenernaya St., 4 Metro: Gostiny Dvor, Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191011 Russia

    The next stop is the State Russian Museum, a short walk away from the church, and one of Russia’s largest museums. You’ll find a broad range of artwork, including collections that were nationalized after the Russian Revolution of 1917. Take advantage of your time with a private guide to see the artifacts that interest you most, from historic icons to sculpture, paintings, Soviet art, Modern art, and more.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: State Russian Museum, Inzhenernaya St., 4 Metro: Gostiny Dvor, Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191011 Russia

    When you’ve worked up an appetite, head to the museum’s onsite restaurant for a hearty lunch. Start with a shot of Russian vodka, then try three courses of classic Russian fare. This 5-hour culture and food tour concludes at the museum, close to public transit, sights, and fascinating St. Petersburg neighborhoods.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Your hotel/hostel/shipAddress: Your hotel/hostel/shipDirections: Meet your private art professional guide at your hotel/hostel/ship, depending on your preference and arrangements.Dates: Thursday-MondayReturn point: Russian MuseumPorts
    • Saint Petersburg cruise port
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 5 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-7772P31

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