Half Day St. Petersburg and Church of Spilled Blood (Visas Included)
Stroll down St. Petersburg's most popular street to see palaces Nabokov and other famed authors saw, admire iconic monuments like the Menshikov Palace, and more when you book this exciting four hour city sightseeing tour. Your scenic tour includes an expert guide who will take you to explore St. Petersburg's popular historical sites like the Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral and St. Isaac's Cathedral. You'll also get to admire the architectural grandeur of the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, making this guided excursion perfect for history buffs and culture enthusiasts!
Kick off your cultural excursion by meeting your expert guide outside your port and setting off to roam the famed Russian main street of Nevsky Prospekt. As St. Petersburg's most popular street, Nevsky Prospekt is a mecca that intersects modern shops with historical sites, including the palaces that sit along the University Embankment, which famous writers like Dostoevsky and Nabokov once encountered. Follow your guide down this famous main street to admire the Romantic-style architecture and ornate facade of the 19th-century Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, which architects built on top of the assassination site of Emperor Alexander III. While this Russian Orthodox church began construction in 1883, architects did not complete it until 1907, and its interior features over 80,729 feet (7,500 square meters) of mosaics.
Next, follow your guide past the grand Palace Square to encounter Russia's largest cathedral: St. Isaac's Cathedral. This iconic 19th century cathedral stands 141 feet tall, features Byzantine and Neoclassical architectural style and a golden dome, and currently functions as a state museum. Continue your scenic excursion by visiting the famed 18th century structure of the Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral. This iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site served as the Romanov nobility's burial site and as a defense and worship center for the city.
As you continue your cultural excursion, you'll roam past some of the iconic monuments erected in honor of the past rulers and nobility, including the bronze horseman of Peter the Great. Before heading back to your port, don't forget to grab your camera to capture stunning photos of the Menshikov Palace, home of the Heritage Museum. Take postcard worthy pictures as you explore the historical sites of the city for the perfect end to your cultural adventure in St. Petersburg.
If you're searching for a relaxing tour that provides an easy introduction to the city of St. Petersburg, then this tour is for you! Don't let this tour pass you by. Sign up for this guided sightseeing excursion today and get ready to discover St. Petersburg.