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St. Petersburg's Cathedrals

St. Petersburg Cathedrals

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Specifications

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  • 5 hours

    from 2 persons

    from $135

    Availaibility: every day except Wednesday

    We could include a visit to Grand Choral Synagogue free of charge. We could also include going to the colonnade of St. Isaac's Cathedral at USD 7 per person.

The tour starts with a visit to Peter and Paul's Fortress and an inside tour of Peter and Paul's Cathedral where Russian Emperors from Peter the Great through Nicolas II are buried, as well as the tombs of other members of the royal family. A number of interesting buildings complete the ensemble of the Fortress.

During your tour you will visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan or the Church of Savior on the Spilt Blood, depending on your wish. Kazan Cathedral is located on the main street Nevski Avenue. It encircles a small square with a double row of columns forming an impressive colonnade. The cathedral was named after a "miracle-making" icon of Our Lady of Kazan which is now there attracting thousands of believers who wish to worship it. Please note, that Kazan Cathedral is a functioning Orthodox church so taking pictures in Kazan Cathedral is forbidden.

The Church on the Spilt Blood is one of the most beautiful churches in St. Petersburg. It is richly decorated with enamels and mosaics. It was built on the spot where emperor Alexander II had been murdered in 1881 and is open as a museum now.

To conclude you will visit the main Orthodox Cathedral of St. Petersburg, a functioning St. Isaac's Cathedral that also works as a museum. The Cathedral used to be the main Orthodox Cathedral of Russia in the 19th century. The outstanding monument is decorated with 112 huge granite columns, hundreds of wonderful sculptures, dozens of mosaic and art works. The Cathedral is astonishing both inside and out. Besides, if you spend some time going up the colonnade, you will see the panorama of St. Petersburg from the bird eye's view!

Cost of the private tour:

Special offer for tour leaders with bigger groups →
Number of people in the group 2 3 4 5 6
Price per person, USD 245 205 175 150 135
TOTAL price, USD 490 615 700 750 810

If you are fit and don't mind walking, you may save some money on car rent and parking and use public transportation in stead of a private vehicle. Here are the rates for the private tour with a professional English-speaking guide and public transportation:

Number of people in the group 2 3 4 5 6
Price per person, USD 200 175 150 130 115
TOTAL price, USD 400 525 600 650 690

Don't mind joining a group?

Sign up for a fixed-rate small group tour with an English-speaking guide at $135 per person! No more than 6 (SIX) persons in a group. The rate remains the same even if just 2 persons book the tour!

The price includes:

Tour tickets for cruise ship passengers

The services of an English-speaking guide and his/her undivided attention

The rent of a comfortable vehicle with a/c and driver services

The tickets to all the Cathedrals in the program

A permission for amateur photo and video (except Kazan Cathedral where it is forbidden)

Free bottled water (1 bottle per person)

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