Duration

3 hours

Place of the beginning of an excursion

Nevsky Ave., 35 (Gostiny Dvor), parking of buses opposite to the Perinny Ranks art center

Place of the end of an excursion

Nevsky Ave., 35 (Gostiny Dvor), parking of buses opposite to the Perinny Ranks art center

Time of the beginning of an excursion, frequency

Individual schedule

What’s included in the price

Transport service, guide service

Language

English/Russian

  • Route: Gostiny Dvor, Nevsky Prospect, Petrogradskaya Side (Ioannovsky Convent), Vasilyevsky (Basil) Island (St. Andrew's Cathedral, The Church of Three Holy Men), Smolensky Cemetery

There are many holy places in St. Petersburg that preserve its glorious history and cover the city from misfortunes like a golden robe. Every year, thousands of tourists and pilgrims come to visit these great shrines. This tour gives you this opportunity.

The beginning of the trip

The excursion includes acquaintance with the cathedrals and churches of the Petrogradskaya Side and Vasilyevsky (Basil) Island, a visit to the marble tomb of St. John of Kronstadt. The Ioannovsky Convent is famous because it houses the remains of St. John. Everyone has the opportunity to kiss the tomb.

St. Andrew's Cathedral and The Church of Three Holy Men

Then, we will take the route to St. Andrew's Cathedral and The Church of Three Holy Men. John Chrysostom, Basil the Great, Gregory The Theologian - these are the three holy men and the most venerated saints. Their teachings are the foundation of the Orthodox faith. It is noteworthy that the exterior of the Church has been preserved to this day without much change, which cannot be said about the interior, which was subject to change many times.

The main decoration of St. Andrew's Cathedral, which is situated nearby, is the carved and gilded three-tier iconostasis. The legend says that there is a tomb of Ekaterina A. Dolgorukova nearby. She is known in history as «the failed Empress».

The Chapel of Saint Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg

We will not pass over the Chapel of Saint Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, located in the Smolensky Cemetery on Vasilyevsky Island. Here, you will hear the story about her good deeds and the miraculous cure of the sick, about the healing power of the earth in the burial place of Xenia, and will touch the holy wonderworking icon.

The Chapel of Saint Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg is a popular object of pilgrimage. Thousands of believers come to worship her in search of spiritual support and blessings. It is no wonder that the queues of people wishing to touch the icon, famous for its miraculous powers, is not something unusual here.