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St. Peter and Paul’s fortress and the Church on Spilt Blood

St. Peter and Paul’s fortress and the Church on Spilt Blood

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Your private guide and chauffeur will meet you at your hotel. You will drive in a comfortable vehicle around the historical part of the Imperial St. Petersburg. You will see its main streets and squares, marvelous cathedrals and monuments, beautiful bridges and palaces.

During the city tour you  will be told the amazing story of the foundation of the city and enjoy the splendid architecture of the historic center.

The tours includes  the visit to St. Peter and Paul’s fortress  – the birthplace of the city.

You will hear a lot about the history of the city and Romanovs. Their mysteries and tragedies.

You will visit St. Peter and Paul’s cathedral – the burial place of the Russian tzars.

Then you will drive across the beautiful Neva river to the Church on Spilt Blood or  the Church of the Savior on Blood ( how it is called by the Russians)  – the most  Russian church of the city — a real gem. Inside the church you will be fascinated by the brightness of  7 thousands square meters of mosaics, Russian style iconstands and wonderful marble floors. You will get acquainted with the story of the assassination of  Alexander the Liberator as the church is dedicated in his memory.

1 day(s)
4 hours
  • This tour includes

    You will receive a first impression of the iconic St. Petersburg’s landmarks: buildings and monuments, streets and squares, gardens and parks; you’ll briefly glimpse the key events of the city’s history. Our driver will guide you through experiences you won’t easily get on your own. On the trip, you’ll get an initial taste of St. Petersburg and decide on your plans for a more thorough introduction.

     

    You will visit the Peter and Paul Fortress: the historic center of St. Petersburg, one of the few remaining citadels in Europe, and the main political prison of tsarist (and later Bolshevik) Russia. This tour will take you to the Zayachy island where the fortress itself is located.

     

    You will also visit the Peter and Paul Cathedral with its famous tomb of the emperors, where you will see the burial places of Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, Alexander III, Catherine II, and, of course, the sepulchre of Peter I, the city’s eponymous founder.

     

    Our next stop will be the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Its multi-colored domes, brick patterns, corbels, and pilasters make it stand out among the architectural ensemble of the city’s center. Who dared to disturb the Imperial capital’s strict and majestic image with such liberties? The reason was a tragedy: Ignaty Grinevitsky, a left-wing terrorist, has mortally wounded the emperor, Alexander II the Liberator, on this very site. Savior on Spilled Blood is a memorial church, built on the place of a regicide.

  • Price

    Please note: This is a sample itinerary. The tour can be modified on your request!

    Group size/
    number of people
    2468101214161820
    Price per person/
    USD
    1751108575706560606060

  • Tour price includes
    • professional and personable English-speaking guide for 4 hours (other languages available for private tours upon request ).
    • comfortable A/C vehicle for 4 hours
    • tickets to the museums shown in the itenerary

PLEASE NOTE: According to the Russian Federation Law, all cruise ship passengers, staying in Russia for up to 72 hrs, do not need a Russian visa if they book the tour with us. We will legally provide you with an officially authorized document (Tour Ticket or Blanket Visa) which is considered a Russian visa equivalent.

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