Cathedrals of the Northern Capital
A 5 hour visa-free shore excursion from $43

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Days:                          Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun                   

Departure time:         09:00 or 14:00            

Duration:                    5 hours

1 pax $265
2 pax $144
3 pax $114
4-5 pax $91
6-7 pax $69
8-9 pax $58
10-14 pax $49
15-19 pax $58
20-24 pax $52
25-29 pax $47
30 pax $43

 

Prices are in USD per person per tour                      

Discount for kids (3-12 yo) - 15 USD                     

Infants (0-3 yo) are free of charge     

Inclusions:

All port fees for one day and all local Russian taxes; Visa-free formalities; Private vehicle; English/or German/or Spanish/or Italian/or French local Guide; Entrance tickets to the museums; One pass for the camera per person in the museums; 1 bottle of mineral water per person in the vehicle.

Exclusions:

Gratuities to the guide and driver

Excursion description

Explore the splendid art, architecture and beauty of the Russian Orthodox churches of St. Petersburg during this scenic and memorable cathedral tour.

Your guide will meet you at the pier at 9 amand will take you to magnificent St.Petersburg cathedrals that reflect the establishment and development of the Russian State. You will see: Peter and Paul Fortress, St.Isaak’s cathedral and Spilled Blood Cathedral. Then we will bring you back to the ship.

The Peter and Paul Fortress

Located on the banks of the beautiful Neva River, the towering Peter and Paul Fortress dominates the skyline of St Petersburg. Built in 18th century, the fortress is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in the city's rich history.
Established in 1703 by Peter the Great, the Peter and Paul Fortress has held some high-profile criminals in its prison cells, including 'Crime and Punishment' author Fyodor Dostoevsky and Lenin's right-hand man, Leon Trotsky.
The fortress is also home to the famous Cathedral of St Peter and Paul, the city's oldest, dating back to 1712. The cathedral's majestic bell tower and its flying angel figurine exemplify the city's architectural splendor. St. Peter and St. Paul-s Cathedral served as a burial-vault for the members of the Romanov dynasty.

St. Isaac's Cathedral

One of the most stunning structures in the world, the interior decoration of the cathedral is a symphony of gold, marble, lapis lazuli, malachite and porphyry. The walls and vaults are covered with painted and mosaic compositions, and the cathedral itself dominates the central part of the city. Designed by the French architect Montferrand between 1818 and 1858, is the largest church in St. Petersburg with.
Its height is 101,5 meters, and the golden dome of a cathedral is seen from all points of the city. Around the cathedral, stand 112 columns, each of granite monolith weighs 114 tons.
The inner area of the temple is 4000 square meters. The interior appearance of the cathedral strikes by its greatness. Paintings and mosaic work of Russian and foreign artists decor ate the huge arches and the walls of temple. The huge doors, each weighing 10 tons, are decorated with magnificent bronze bas-reliefs.

Spilled Blood Cathedral

Also known as Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ or even just the Church on the Blood - as it marks the spot where Alexander II was fatally wounded in an assassination attempt on March 1, 1881. Designed by Alfred Parland in the style of 16th and 17th-century Russian churches, the Church of the Resurrection provides a stark (some would say jarring) contrast to its surroundings of Baroque, Classical and Modernist architecture.
The Cathedral is a unique masterpiece combining the old Russian style of architecture, talent of the best Russian artists and Italian stone carvers, and the art of Roman mosaic. 7 500 square meters of mosaics cover almost all the surface of the walls and ceilings.
Although years of neglect during the Soviet era left the building in poor condition, a painstaking, 27- year restoration led to the reopening of the cathedral in 1997.

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