Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg

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  • Saint Petersburg: Top 30 City Highlights Walking Tour

    1. Saint Petersburg: Top 30 City Highlights Walking Tour

    Discover Saint Petersburg like a true local with an informative walk. Uncover the stories of the city’s past and present as you follow your guide through the historical center. Meet your guide right next to Palace Square. Learn about the main residence of the tsars of the Russian Empire and the famous State Hermitage Museum from your guide. Admire the panorama of the magnificent River Neva. Find out the main waterway of the city, its bridges and learn of the catastrophic floods the river caused the city. See the birthplace of Saint-Petersburg, the Peter and Paul Fortress, and the former city port on the Spit of Basil Island. Stop in front of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and hear about the assassination of the Tsar Alexander II. Then, continue walking along the paths of the Mikhailovsky Garden, the Fontanka River Embankment and the main street of the city, the Nevsky Pr...

  • St. Petersburg: 8-Hour Grand Tour

    2. St. Petersburg: 8-Hour Grand Tour

    This comprehensive tour offers you the opportunity to take in as much as possible of the city as possible in a day's sightseeing. All of your exploration will be conducted from the comfort of a car or minivan and accompanied by a knowledgeable and experienced guide. You will take a complete tour of St. Petersburg's most famous sites, beginning with the neoclassical splendor of St. Isaac's Cathedral. You can observe the geometry of the Palace Square, and visit the oldest construction in St. Petersburg: Peter and Paul's Fortress. Following that you'll see the burial vault of the Romanov family, before visiting the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. The tour also includes an elegant lunch in the restaurant serving traditional Russian cuisine. In the afternoon you'll go on a 2-hour guided excursion in the largest museum of Russia and one of the richest museums of the world: the State H...

    We booked this tour with an english speaking guide to make sure we understood what we were seeing. Well worth it. You could try doing it independently but you would miss so much information. Our guide Olga arrived and was excellent from the very outset. Her knowledge and passion for the tour was exceptional. Peter and Paul fortress excellent, followed by church of the spilled blood and onto St Isaac cathedral. Although we were the only two on the tour we found Olga made us feel like a member of her own family when it came to stop for a traditional russian lunch. When it came to the highlight of the tour which was the Hermitage museum this is where the expert guide Olga made the tour worth every penny. Her knowledge as we said earlier was brilliant. Booking through Get your guide was the first time we have booked experiences online but will definitely be using this website in the future. Rob and Vanessa Newell

  • Saint Petersburg: Private Half-Day Tour with Faberge Museum

    3. Saint Petersburg: Private Half-Day Tour with Faberge Museum

    Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will head toward the Nevsky prospect, the main artery of Saint-Petersburg. While admiring the beauty of the Nevsky Prospect and the hundreds of canals and streets coming off it, your guide will provide you a brief history of the founding of the city and how it became the capital of the Russian Empire. After you reach the famous Hermitage Museum on the Palace Square and admire the architectural wonders of Bartolomeo Rastrelli, head down the Palace Embankment toward the statue of the Bronze Horseman (Peter the Great) on the Thunder Stone. From here, you will be able to enjoy a beautiful view seeing Vasilyevsky Island and The Menshikov Palace on the other side of Neva River. From the monument, your guide will take you to the Kazan Cathedral, which was modeled on the building of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Continue down Griboyedov Emban...

    Our guide Roufina was very kindness and she is very professionnal . She knows very well the history of Russia and she gave us very complete informations and she answered to all our questions with sweet delicatesse. And she speaks very fluently French language which is different from others guide . She love her job and contact with people. Next time when we will come back to St. Petersburg we will ask to your company to be with her for our excursions . Best regards Thierry and laurence

  • St. Petersburg: 4-Hour Cruise Visa-Free Budget Walking Tour

    4. St. Petersburg: 4-Hour Cruise Visa-Free Budget Walking Tour

    This Cruise Walking Tour is affordable, visa-free, and worry-free. You can add-on a round-trip transfer option and save time for sight-seeing. Saint Petersburg is perfect in cruise season — it is never too hot and a guided walk will give you a clear image of the city and exclude you from thousands of other tourists in the museums. The tour will start in the port of Saint Petersburg itself. Your guide will meet you at the arrival area of the port terminal. You will get to the city center by underground which is probably the most beautiful metro system in Europe. At Nevsky Prospect, you'll see Kazan Cathedral, Saint Isaac’s Cathedral (outside visit), Bronze Horseman, Peter and Paul Fortress and its grounds, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (outside visit), Field of Mars, Eliseevy Merchants’ Shop, the USSR cafe, Kunstkammer, the Academy of Sciences and St. Petersburg State University....

    Olga picked us up at the cruise ship at the agreed time. She was very flexible regarding the itinerary and explained everything in a good way. We appreciated the time which we spent with her.

  • Church of the Savior on Blood, St. Isaac and Kazan Cathedral

    5. Church of the Savior on Blood, St. Isaac and Kazan Cathedral

    You will start your journey with the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, which was built in 1881 on the site of the assassination of Alexander II. The church still keeps the evidences of this horrible event – you will see the stones on which fell mortally wounded Alexander II, parts of the pavement and the lattice of the Catherine canal. The British portal Vouchercloud recognized the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood the most popular attraction in Russia for tourists from all over the world, and recently it entered the Top-10 attractions in the world by TripAdvisor. Continue your route towards beautiful Kazan Cathedral, which holds the miraculous icon of Kazan Mother of God - one of the main Shrines of the country. Moreover it is closely connected with the events of the Patriotic war. The Cathedral keeps the military trophies of the defeated French army gathered during the war in...

  • Saint Petersburg: Must See Private Tour with Cathedrals

    6. Saint Petersburg: Must See Private Tour with Cathedrals

    Get picked up from your hotel and along with your private guide walk along the Nevsky Prospect, the main city street. See famous UNESCO World Heritage sites and old mansions of Russian aristocrats, including Singer house, one of the most beautiful buildings of the city. Visit the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood - learn the origin of its name and how it miraculously survived during Bolsheviks' reign. Continue to the Palace Square where some of the most notable events in Russian history took place including the October Revolution of 1917. Go inside one of the most notable attractions of Saint Petersburg – the magnificent St. Isaac Cathedral. Its inner decoration includes mosaics, silver, gold, and semi-precious stones. Enjoy the walk next to the Neva river and take a picture of Peter and Paul fortress – the oldest structure of the city and admire the Bronze Horseman, a spectacu...

  • St. Petersburg: Private 3 Cathedrals Tour

    7. St. Petersburg: Private 3 Cathedrals Tour

    The tour starts off with you being greeted by your guide in your hotel lobby. Enjoy the city's scenery while walking from your hotel to the closest cathedral. The route will be customised depending on your hotel location. A private guide will accompany you throughout the duration of the tour and you will also be provided with free compliments such as city maps, bottles of water, rain coats (in case of rain) and farewell gifts. The first Cathedral, Saint Isaac Cathedral is a great work of the late period of classical architecture. It used to be the principal place of worship in Saint Petersburg before the October Revolution of 1917. The second place of interest is the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, a rare example of a traditional Russian church. Lastly you will get to see the main cathedral of the city, Kazan Cathedral which is located in Nevsky Prospect. Whilst the first two c...

    Our guide was a wonderful young lady who knew her material quite well. The cathedrals are so marvellous, and one can never see them in one day without a guide, except in the unlikely event that you know your way around St. Petersburg. It really is also a walking tour of town. We stopped at some extra sites as well, and our guide left us at the wonderful fast food restaurant Teremok. She made sure we had English menus and could order and then set off to her next tour.

  • St Petersburg: Half–Day Cathedrals Walking Tour

    8. St Petersburg: Half–Day Cathedrals Walking Tour

    Start your tour by discovering St. Isaac's Cathedral, commissioned by Tsar Alexander I in 1918 and built in celebration of the victory over Napoléon. Marvel at the grand facades, richly decorated with beautiful sculptures. Step inside to explore the cathedral features, painstakingly detailed mosaics and vibrant columns of striking green malachite and blue lapis lazuli. Continue your tour at the equally magnificent Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, constructed between 1801 and 1811. See the incredible exterior stone colonnade, inspired by that of the iconic Roman Basilica, and its landscaped garden and central fountain. Head inside to see the cathedral's interior, adorned with columns, sculptures and religious icons. Finish your tour with a visit to a symbol of nationalism, the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood. Find out how it was built on the spot where Alexander II was killed, dis...

    A chance to walk to the three cathedrals and have other buildings of interest pointed out on the way. Our guide also told us where the points of interest we wanted to visit were located, which was really helpful. We learnt a lot about Russian history - hopefully after all the tours we've done we should remember at least some of it. Beware the people in animal suits at the meeting point, Alexander's column, in Palace Square - if they offer to take a selfie say 'no'! ~They don't tell you how much it will cost.

  • St. Petersburg: Architectural Jewels Group Walking Tour

    9. St. Petersburg: Architectural Jewels Group Walking Tour

    You'll meet your guide at the Alexander Column on Palace Square. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint-Isaac, which was built in the 19th century. Up until the revolution, this building was a center of religious life in Saint Petersburg. Being the 3rd-largest cathedral in Europe, it has a magnificent view of the city and the Neva River from its largest dome of 102 meters. Enjoy a stroll along the Griboyedov Canal to your next visit: the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan. The elegant Neoclassical style of this sprawling church likens it more the temples of Ancient Greece than to an orthodox basilica, and its palatial columns are one of the most recognizable images of the Nevsky Prospect. The cathedral, which holds the miraculous icon of Kazan Mother of God, is one of the main shrines of the country. Moreover, it is closely connected with the events of the Patr...

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What people are saying about Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 31 reviews

We booked this tour with an english speaking guide to make sure we understood what we were seeing. Well worth it. You could try doing it independently but you would miss so much information. Our guide Olga arrived and was excellent from the very outset. Her knowledge and passion for the tour was exceptional. Peter and Paul fortress excellent, followed by church of the spilled blood and onto St Isaac cathedral. Although we were the only two on the tour we found Olga made us feel like a member of her own family when it came to stop for a traditional russian lunch. When it came to the highlight of the tour which was the Hermitage museum this is where the expert guide Olga made the tour worth every penny. Her knowledge as we said earlier was brilliant. Booking through Get your guide was the first time we have booked experiences online but will definitely be using this website in the future. Rob and Vanessa Newell

Lovely tour guide, great information!

We booked a private three cathedrals tour as we wanted to visit all three locations and we were not disappointed. Our guide was prompt, meeting us at our AirBnB location at the specified time, and led us to all three locations with tons of great information and anecdotes along the way. She provided wonderful insight into the area and the churches, as well as detailing the exhibitions above and beyond the museum information. We appreciated her insight and knowledge, as well as the tour's ability to move us "up in line" and skip the waiting. We were so wonderfully treated to such a great tour, we would highly recommend this to anyone traveling to St Petersburg.

Our guide Roufina was very kindness and she is very professionnal . She knows very well the history of Russia and she gave us very complete informations and she answered to all our questions with sweet delicatesse. And she speaks very fluently French language which is different from others guide . She love her job and contact with people. Next time when we will come back to St. Petersburg we will ask to your company to be with her for our excursions . Best regards Thierry and laurence

Our guide was a wonderful young lady who knew her material quite well. The cathedrals are so marvellous, and one can never see them in one day without a guide, except in the unlikely event that you know your way around St. Petersburg. It really is also a walking tour of town. We stopped at some extra sites as well, and our guide left us at the wonderful fast food restaurant Teremok. She made sure we had English menus and could order and then set off to her next tour.

The knowledge of the guide. The beautiful architecture. The amazing hospitality of the people