Peter and Paul Fortress and the Church on Spilled Blood
This tour includes the visit to St. Peter and Paul Fortress – the birthplace of the city, St. Peter and Paul’s cathedral – the burial place of the Russian tzars and the Church on Spilled Blood.
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. 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, 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 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.
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.
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This tour includes
- Hotel pickup
- Professional guide
- Admission to the St. Peter and Paul’s fortress, St. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral, the Church on Spilled Blood.
The itinerary of the tour
10.00 — Meeting by the hotel
10.00 — 12.00 — A Tour in the Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral
12.00 — 13.30 — A Tour in the Church on Spilled Blood.
14.00 — Return to the hotel.
Please note: This is a sample itinerary. The tour can be modified on your request!
number of people
2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 Price per person/
175 110 85 75 70 65 60 60 60 60
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.