Duration

3 hours

Excursion type

By car

Place of the beginning and the end of an excursion

On request

Time of the beginning of an excursion, frequency

On request

What’s included in the price

Guide service, transport service, tickets to Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Language

Russian, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese or any other on request

  • Applications in high season are accepted in advance due to high rate of guide employment.
  • Day off: Wednesday

The sightseeing tour round St. Petersburg gives you an opportunity to learn about the history of Russia, because it is St. Petersburg that was the official capital of the country for a long period of time. A visit to The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood will shed light on one of the most extraordinary pages of the annals of historical St. Petersburg. During the excursion, you will visit the Church, admire its inner decor and discover the exhibit items.

The Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ or The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

The Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ is a cathedral of unparalleled beauty built in the pseudo Russian style. Its deliberately grandiose decor makes you forget about the tragedy which brought about the construction of the cathedral. However, the alternative name of the cathedral, which is used more often - The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood - reminds us of that occasion. It commemorates the fatal wound of the Emperor on the very spot where the cathedral stands today.

The international stardom of The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

During the excursion, you will learn about the history of this magnificent place, its unique exhibits and the splendid inner decor of the cathedral. Every year the church attracts thousands of tourists who want to admire the beautiful domes covered with the multi-colored enamel, the gorgeous mosaics, icons and paintings, the glorious stained glass and the terrific stone carving.

The unique collection of mosaic canvases

The mosaic decor of the cathedral is certainly worth your attention, because it represents one of the biggest collection of mosaics of the Old World. The whole inner decoration, beginning from the basement and to the main dome, is done in this technique. Just imagine: the total space of the mosaic decoration of the church amounts to more than 7 thousand square meters!

The Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ has not only a symbolic name. During the excursion, you will learn about this in detail: why the height of the central construction is precisely 81 m and the height of the second highest dome is 63 m. Our guide will tell you many interesting facts about this amusing cathedral.

The unique inner decor of the cathedral has made it famous all over the world. In many countries, the picture of The Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ is perceived as one of the symbols of Russia and its rich cultural heritage.