Half day Saint Petersburg Russian Orthodox Cathedrals Private Tour

Revel in the spiritual heritage of Saint Petersburg while visiting cathedrals of different architectural styles; from Petrine baroque cathedrals in Alexander Nevsky Lavra to the neo- Russian Church on Spilled Blood.

• Explore the Alexandr Nevsky Lavra Grounds, visit the ornate tombs of Mikhail Lomonosov, Alexander Suvorov, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Karl Rossi, and others.
• Be impressed by the Smolny, Kazansky and Nikolaevsky cathedrals
• Enjoy the mosaic interiors of the gorgeous Resurrection Church (the Church on Spilled Blood)
• Enjoy transportation by air conditioned vehicle
• Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance

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  • What's included :
    • Entrance fees
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Transportation by air conditioned vehicle
    • Assistance of an English-speaking local guide
    • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
    • Entry/Admission - Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy Lavra
    • Entry/Admission - Smolny Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Nicholas Naval Cathedral of The Epiphany
    • Entry/Admission - Kazan Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy Lavra, Reki Monastyrki Emb., 1, St. Petersburg 191167 Russia

    Discover another spiritual edifice, a fortress, commissioned by Peter I of Russia in 1710, at the supposed site of the Neva Battle in 1240 when Alexander Nevsky, defeated the Swedes. The Alexand Nevsky Lavra was founded also to house the relics of the prince. Today you can see the massive silver sarcophagus of St. Alexander Nevsky in the State Hermitage Museum (without the relics).

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Smolny Cathedral, Rastrelli Sq., 1, St. Petersburg 191124 Russia

    Then explore one of the Barouqe masterpieces - Smolny Cathedral.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Nicholas Naval Cathedral of The Epiphany, Nikolskaya Sq., 1/3, St. Petersburg 190068 Russia

    Explore the Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicolas and Epiphany, a marine regimental church. Interestingly it was not closed a day during the times of Bolsheviks.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kazan Cathedral, Kazanskaya Sq., 2 Metro Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

    Your next stop will be at Kazansky Cathedral. It is dedicated to Our Lady of Kazan, probably the most venerated icon in Russia. The cathedral was commissioned in 1801 by Paul 1st. The construction ended 1811 during the reign of his son, Alexandr 1st. When The Patriotic War was over, the cathedral was perceived primarily as a memorial to the Russian victory against Napoleon. In 1815, keys to seventeen cities and eight fortresses were brought by the victorious Russian army from Europe and placed in the cathedral's sacristy.

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    And the last, but not the least, cathedral to visit is the gorgeous Resurrection Church (the Church on Spilled Blood): the second largest mosaic museum in the world with its 7000 m2 of mosaic covering the facade and interior walls. This Church is absolutely marvelous both inside and out. The cathedral, in the pseudo-Russian style, was founded to commemorate the tsar-martyr Alexander II on the exact site where he was mortally wounded in 1881.
    It's the type of architecture you dream of before coming to Russia. Don't miss it!

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    You will be picked up from your Saint Petersburg hotel
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • The commentary in German and French is also available if specified while booking. Italian & Spanish commentary available for extra charge 20 euro per person, if specified while booking and is paid upon arrival directly to the guide.
    • Departure Time: any time till 4 p.m.
    • 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
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • 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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Organised by U Visit Russia

Activity ID: V-7772P311

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