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Cathedrals of St. Petersburg Tour with transport

3 hours

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Description

St Petersburg is a city of magnificent cathedrals and beautiful churches. During this tour you will have the possibility to visit the St. Petersburg´s Orthodox Cathedrals that played an important role not only in the history of St Petersburg but also in Russia. St. Isaac’s Cathedral is one of the finest architectural monuments of the XIX century, the former principal cathedral of the Russian capital can accommodate 10,000 people. The cathedral is graced with 112 solid granite columns weighing up to 114 tons each and about 400 reliefs and bronze sculptures. St. Nicholas Cathedral is one of the oldest cathedrals in St Petersburg. It is one of a very few cathedrals in the city that was not closed during Soviet times. In 1941, it became the official residence of the Metropolitan of Leningrad and Novgorod - Alexey (Simanskiy), who served in the cathedral from 1941 to 1944 during the 900-day siege of the city. Then you will pay a visit to the Kazan Cathedral, a cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church on Nevsky Prospekt. It is dedicated to Our Lady of Kazan, probably the most venerated icon in Russia. The cathedral was inspired by the Basilica of St. Peter’s in Rome and was intended to be the country’s main Orthodox Church. After the war of 1812 (during which Napoleon was defeated) the church became a monument to Russian victory. Captured enemy banners were put in the cathedral and the famous Russian Field Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov, who won the most important campaign of 1812, was buried inside the church.

Tour duration

3 hours

What's included

  • Private guide
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Pick-up at your hotel

Prices

Number of people 1 2 3 4 5 6
Price per person $115 $72 $59 $49 $43 $39

Schedule

Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday not available
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

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