1st highlight: Vasily Island, Senate Square, Nevsky Prospect
Today we will see the most popular landmarks and places in the city such as the Palace Square, the Art's Square, Winter Palace, Anichkov Bridge and the armored cruiser Aurora. Further highlights are the Isaac Cathedral and the "Savior of the Spilled Blood" church - a building of overwhelming architecture and furnishings in the Russian confectioner style. We start the guided tour with the history of the city and take a short walk to the Senate Square, where we find the Iron Rider, the Senate, the Menshikov Palace and the Art collection. We continue to Nevsky Prospect, one of the oldest and most famous streets and at the same time the cultural and commercial center of St. Petersburg.
2nd highlight: Isaac & Kazan cathedrals
The Isaac Cathedral is one of the largest and most famous cathedrals in Russia and continues to be the 4th largest domed church in Europe. It was built as the main church of the country in the middle of the 19th century and its height reaches 101.5 m high. In its decor, colorful types of marble, semi-precious stones, gilded sculptures and bronze high reliefs fit together effectively. The columns of the iconostasis made of lapis lazuli and malachite are very impressive. The huge Kazan Cathedral with its semicircular shape and gigantic colonnades is located directly on Nevsky Prospect. It was built on the model of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome in the early 19th century.
Transfer to the hotel and free time
Overnight at hotel