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City tour with St. Isaac’s Cathedral and St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral
Tour Duration: 4 hours
This tour is a great start to your trip and the best way to get acquainted with all of the city?s major highlights. It will take you throughout the historical center of St. Petersburg and includes spectacular views of the Neva River, Griboyedova and Moika canals, numerous bridges connecting the city islands and visits to the two main islands - Petrogradsky and Vasilevsky.
The tour will introduce the visitor to Nevsky Prospect – the city’s famous boulevard, the Winter Palace, other palaces and churches and to the areas of the city formerly inhabited by Dostoyevsky, Rasputin and numerous Russian princes and counts.
St Isaac’s Cathedral, one of the most prominent landmarks in the silhouette of St Petersburg, towers at the crossing of St Isaac’s Square and Decembrist’s (formerly Senate) Square on the left bank of the Neva. St Isaac’s is the fourth largest domed cathedral in the world after St Peter’s in Rome, St Paul’s in London and Sta Maria del Fiore in Florence. St Isaac’s, amazing by its dimensions even today, is 101.5 m high, 111.3 m long (with porticoes) and 97.6 wide. The inner diameter of the dome is 21.8 m and the outer one 25.8 m. The pediments rest on 112 monolithic granite columns – each of portico’s columns is 17 m high and weighs 114 tons.
The cathedral can accommodate about 14,000 people. It was designed by the outstanding architect of the first half of the nineteenth century Auguste Ricard de Montferrand.
- Hotel pick-up & Drop off.
- Private car or mini-van transportation.
- Live Guide (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian)
- Entrance ticket to the St. Isaac’s Cathedral
Days off: Wed