St. Petersburg Canals and Church on Spilled Blood (Visas Included)

Price: $75.00
Ages 2 and under are free.
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Beverage (Bottled Water)
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and sensible flat-soled walking shoes. ing in layers may be necessary depending on the time of the year.
Restrictions Some mobility is required to get in and out of the tour vehicle and boat. Boat and boat pier is not wheelchair accessible. Gang way is narrow and unstable. Must be able to navigate steps and inclines. This tour can not accommodate partly-motorized vehicles, walkers or wheelchairs.

If you're looking for a relaxing tour that gives you a chance to see St. Petersburg's historic sites like the Engineer Castle and the Winter Palace from a unique perspective, then this tour is for you! Your tour includes an air-conditioned vehicle and relaxing boat ride that takes you down the Winter Canal, the Fontanka, and the Moyka to catch city scenes from the water as you pass by places like the Field of Mars and St. Isaac's Cathedral. Your tour also includes an English-speaking guide who will take you to view the iconic Cathedral of Savior on Spilled Blood, where you can admire the architectural excellence of this ornate historic cathedral. You can also expect this tour to cover the cost of your entrance fees, port fees, photo permits, and a visa-free visit for your convenience and will include time for shopping for the ultimate experience.

Begin your sightseeing tour by traveling to the city center pier and get ready to take a cruise along St. Petersburg's iconic canals. Known as the "Venice of the North," thanks to its network of canals, including the ones you'll travel down Winter Canal, the Fontanka, and the Moyka. Take in the breathtaking views of historic landmarks like the Winter Palace, the Academy of Fine Arts, the Trinity Bridge, and the former royal residence of the Engineer's Castle, which features Gothic and French Classic architecture and has a different appearance from each side. Get your camera ready to take pictures of other historical museums, palaces, public squares, and cathedrals you'll see along the way, including St. Peter and Paul's Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral, and the Kunstkamera, Russia's first museum.

Your tour continues with a stop at the famous 20th century built Cathedral of Savior on the Spilled Blood,the very location of the 1881 assassination of the Russian Tsar Alexander. This historic 23,000 square foot cathedral is covered by ornate mosaics throughout the structure, and it also has one of the world's largest works of indoor mosaics. Wrap up your tour with some to peruse through the nearby gift shop for a little retail therapy before heading back to your pier.

From enjoying a canal cruise to catch breathtaking views of historic buildings from the water, to touring a historic cathedral, this sightseeing tour is a culture enthusiast's dream. Book this tour today to catch a one of a kind view of St. Petersburg's historical sights for an unforgettable time in Russia!

Please note: The route of your canal trip will depend on the boat size and traffic conditions of the waterways.