During this tour you will see the places 3 main cathedrals of St. Petersburg: St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Savior on the Spilled Blood Church and the Alexander Nevsky Lavra. During the tour you will see the interior and exterior of all three buildings.
St. Isaac’s Cathedral is one of the most defining landmarks of St. Petersburg. The dome of St. Isaac’s dominates the skyline and its gilded cupola can be seen glistening from all over the city.
The beautifully decorated interiors with their characteristic malachite and lazurite columns are a treat to the senses.
A magnificent view of the centre of St. Petersburg is to be had from the upper colonnade of St. Isaac's Cathedral at a height of 43 meters.
The Church of the Resurrection, known as the "Saviour on the Spilt Blood", was erected on the place where the Emperor Alexander II was assassinated.
During the Soviet period, the church was considered to have no artistic value and was used as a storehouse. But in 1997 the restored church was reopened to the public.
This church with its elegant domes and magnificent mosaic panels is a stunning example of Muscovite religious architecture period in St. Petersburg.
Alexander Nevsky Lavra (or Alexander Nevsky Monastery) was founded by Peter the Great at the southern end of the Nevsky Prospekt in St Petersburg to house the relics of Alexander Nevsky, patron saint of the newly-founded Russian capital.
The monastery area contains a majestic Neoclassical cathedral and other numerous structures of the same period. It also contains the Lazarev and Tikhvin Cemeteries, with the tombs of Lomonosov, Suvorov, Karamzin, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Dostoevsky and other Russian celebrities.