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Half day Saint Petersburg Russian Orthodox Cathedrals tour (5 hours)

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

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).

 Then explore more of the Barouqe masterpieces; the Smolny Cathedral  and the Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicolas and Epiphany,  a marine regimental church. Interestingly it was not closed a day during the times of Bolsheviks.

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.

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!

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 5 hours
Departure time: 10:00 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation by air conditioned vehicle
  • Assistance of an English-speaking local guide (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.)
Not included
  • Gratuities (optional)
Departure and Return

Departure Point: your Saint Petersburg hotel

Departure Time:  any time till 4 p.m.

Return details: your Saint Petersburg hotel

Sights included in program

Saint Petersburg : Savior on Blood
The Cathedral of Our Savior on the Spilt Blood is a unique masterpiece combining the old Russian style of architecture, talent of the best Russian artists and Italian stone carvers, and the art of Roman mosaic. Mosaics cover almost all the surface of the walls and ceilings there are 7 500 square meters of mosaics all in all. It is a unique example of a Russian style cathedral in the centre of St. Petersburg. Its coloured onion domes are so famous... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Kazansky Cathedral
Whilst taking a stroll along Nevsky Prospekt you cannot fail to notice the impressive Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan. Kazan Cathedral, constructed between 1801 and 1811 by the architect Andrei Voronikhin, was built to an enormous scale and boasts an impressive stone colonnade, encircling a small garden and central fountain. The cathedral was inspired by the Basilica of St. Peter’s in Rome and was intended to be the country’s... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Saint Alexander Nevsky Lavra
Saint Alexander Nevsky Lavra or Saint Alexander Nevsky Monastery was founded by Peter I of Russia in 1710 at the eastern end of the Nevsky Prospekt in Saint Petersburg supposing that that was the site of the Neva Battle in 1240 when Alexander Nevsky, a prince, defeated the Swedes; however, the battle actually took place about 12 miles (19 km) away from that site. "On April 5, 1713, in St. Petersburg, in the presence of Peter I, the wooden Church ... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Smolny Cathedral
Smolny Cathedral was originally intended to be the central church of a monastery, built to house the daughter of Peter the Great, Elizabeth, after she was disallowed to take the throne and opted instead to become a nun. However, as soon as her Imperial predecessor was overthrown during a coup, carried out by the royal guards, Elizabeth decided to forget the whole idea of a stern monastic life and happily accepted the offer of the Russian throne. Read more
Saint Petersburg : St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral
St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral of the Epiphany in St. Petersburg is an outstanding monument of Russian architecture of the middle of the XVIII century, which history is inextricably linked with the history and traditions of the Russian fleet. The cathedral has preserved its historic image and interiors for over 200 years. St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral was built as a "marine regimental church" in 1753-1762 on the sea regimental yard on the site of a ... Read more

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