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Private Tour of Best Cathedrals and City View from the Dome

by UVisitRussia
per traveler Price is $35
*Pricing based on group of 8 travelers
Duration: {0} Duration: 4h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

Discover the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood

Explore the interiors St. Isaac’s Cathedral

Know better Our Lady of Kazan Cathedral

Take a walk in the streets of St. Petersburg

Climb outside St. Isaac's colonnade for a spectacular view

Highlights

Discover the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood

Explore the interiors St. Isaac’s Cathedral

Know better Our Lady of Kazan Cathedral

Take a walk in the streets of St. Petersburg

Climb outside St. Isaac's colonnade for a spectacular view

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10:00 AM, Private Tour of Best Cathedrals and City View from the Dome in English

Duration 4h

Live Commentary in English.

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Prices are cheaper when booked in bulk

Total price is $114, taxes included

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Private Tour of Best Cathedrals and City View from the Dome

Activity Location

Saint Petersburg

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • At the main entrance of Mikhailovsky Theatre

    1 Ploshchad' Iskusstv

    Sankt-Peterburg 191011


Description

Discover the secrets of St. Petersburg with this 4 hours walking tour. Your private guide will direct the tour of three of the city’s most beautiful cathedrals. Start with a visit to 19th-century St Isaac's, easily recognizable by its massive main dome. Marvel at the interior's mosaic icons and walk outside its colonnade for panoramic city views before continuing to The Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, a Russian Orthodox church that resembles Rome's St Peter's Basilica. Your last stop is the onion-domed Church on Spilled Blood home to a lavish shrine commemorating the spot of Alexander II's assassination.

A symbol of nationalism, the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood was built on the spot where Alexander II was killed. Outstanding mosaics and brilliantly ornate domes decorate the facade of this majestic church. Inside, the exceptionally beautiful marble flooring, elaborate mosaics and gilded columns are the finishing touches on a day of architectural brilliance. It is the second largest mosaic museum in the world with its 7000 m2 of mosaic covering the facade and interior walls.

The tour continues onwards to the equally magnificent Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan. Constructed between 1801 and 1811, this cathedral is simply enormous. The exterior stone colonnade was inspired by that of the iconic Roman Basilica; it surrounds a landscaped garden and central fountain. The cathedral’s interior is adorned with columns, sculptures and religious icons. It is dedicated to Our Lady of Kazan, probably the most venerated icon in Russia. 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.

The final cathedral of the tour is by no means the least. St. Isaac’s Cathedral was commissioned by Tsar Alexander I in 1918. It was built in celebration of Alexander’s victory over Napoléon. The grand facades of St. Isaac’s are richly decorated with beautiful sculptures. Inside, the cathedral features painstakingly detailed mosaics and vibrant columns of striking green malachite and blue lapis lazuli. St. Isaac’s is the third-largest domed cathedral in the world.


Inclusions

  • Professional English-speaking guide. Other languages available upon request

  • Entrance fees to the Church on Spilled Blood

  • Entrance fee to Our Lady of Kazan Cathedral

  • Entrance fee to St Isaac's Cathedral

  • Entrance fee to Colonnade of St.Isaak's Cathedral

  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges


Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop-off

  • Food and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Gratuities (optional)


Know Before You Book

  • Meet at the main entrance of the Mikhailovsky Theatre.

  • Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.