St Isaac’s & Peter and Paul & Savior on Blood Tour
Visit St Isaac’s Cathedral, Peter and Paul Cathedral and Savior on Blood Cathedral on one tour!
Peter and Paul Cathedral
Peter and Paul Cathedral is the symbolic center of Russia because it is the burial vault of many of the Romanov family. For two hundred years all Russian rulers from Peter I to Nicolas II (except Peter II and Ivan VI) and their families were buried there. The lids of the tombs are decorated with large bronze crosses coated in pure gold, tombs of the rulers have four bronze emblems of the Russian Empire at four corners. The remains of the last Russian Emperor Nicolas II and members of his family, who were shot under the town of Ekaterinburg by local Bolsheviks on 17 July 1918, were buried in the Catherine’s Chapel of Peter and Paul Cathedral on 17 July 1998.
St. Isaac’s Cathedral
St. Isaac’s Cathedral was the St Petersburg main church and the largest cathedral in Russia. It was built between 1818 and 1858, by Auguste Montferrand, to be one of the most impressive landmarks of the Russian Imperial capital. One hundred and eighty years later the gilded dome of St. Isaac’s still dominates the skyline of St. Petersburg. The cathedral now is a museum and it brings to light XIX century history of Russia. The Cathedral remains an example of genius engineering ideas, design and Orthodox traditions.
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg is an Orthodox Memorial constructed in memory of Emperor Alexander II who was wounded March 1, 1881 exactly where the cathedral is located now. The first thing you notice when entering the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in is a wonderful mosaic carpet of its icons and ornaments covering the entire inner space, from the base to the main dome. It is the only Orthodox Cathedral, mosaic decoration of which is 7065 square meters, one of the largest mosaic collections in Europe.
The tour takes 4 hours and is available on a private transfer.
This tour includes
- Visit to the St Isaac’s Cathedral
- Visit to Our Savior on Blood Cathedral
- Visit to Peter and Paul Cathedral
The itinerary of the tour
10:00 Hotel pickup
10:10 Tour of Savior on Blood
12:00 Tour of Peter and Paul Cathedral
13:00 Tour of St Isaac’s Cathedral
14:00 Hotel drop off
The tour sequence may vary
number of people
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Tour price includes
Tickets to the museums
English language guide