City Tour with Peter and Paul Fortress and Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood
"St. Petersburg city view"
Discover downtown St Petersburg's many wonders.
This tour includes everything that the city of St. Petersburg has to offer.
You’ll start in downtown St. Petersburg visiting the Nevsky Prospekt, the Monastery of Alexander Nevsky, Kazanskiy Cathedral, Palace Square, the Hermitage, Admiralty, Field of Mars and St. Basil Point where you can enjoy a spectacular view over the whole city, spotting the most important and beautiful landmarks.
The tour then takes you to the first construction of the city, the Peter and Paul Fortress which sits in the centre of the city. You will explore this impressive architectural ensemble with a long belfry, the impressive Peter and Paul Cathedral, the Mint and a huge fortress previously served as a high security political jail.
Your excursion continues to St.Petersburg's next must-see architectural marvel - the Church of the Saviour on the spilt blood, one of the most important historic sights in St. Petersburg. It commemorates the tragic death of the Tsar, Alexander II who was mortally wounded in a terrorist bombing on 1 March 1881. The cathedral was erected in place of the assassination by architect Parland to remember the famous Tsar which is reflected in the stunning nineteenth century Russian architecture of the Church.
Take a step back in time and explore city's rich history through its main architectural marvels.
Location: Russia, St-Petersburg
Category: Culture and History
Duration: 5 hours
Includes a local guide and any entrance or other fees. Meals and transfers included only where stated.
For groups of more than 6 people, price will be provided on application.
Duration of the excursion is approximate and may vary according to local conditions.
Restrictions: Unavailable Wednesdays, New Years Eve and New Years Day - No Restrictions but involves walking. May be difficult for disabled guests
Physical rating: Easy - Suitable for all