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Peter and Paul Cathedral (Petropavlovskiy Sobor) Tours

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Peter and Paul Cathedral (Petropavlovskiy Sobor)

The Peter and Paul Cathedral (Petropavlovskiy Sobor) is an orthodox cathedral and burial place of Russian emperors dating as far back as Peter the Great.

As the oldest cathedral in St. Petersberg, it is considered one the tallest orthodox cathedrals in the world and also one of the most remarkable achievements of the baroque era, with a rectangular base, and containing an enormous bell-tower and landmark needle, all resembling western European architecture.

The bell-tower is the tallest in the world and contains a carillon composed of 51 bells totaling a weight of 33,422 pounds (15,160 kg) and ranges in such of variety of notes that it is not outside of the range of any piece of music.

Atop the cathedral also is one of St. Petersburg’s most important symbols, its golden spire, sitting 404 feet (123 m) above ground level.

Located at Petropavlovskiy Sobor and near to the reka Neva, the Peter and Paul Cathedral sits in what is called the Peter and Paul Fortress, which also houses a the recommended museum.

Across the eastern bridge you can take bus 46 to Troitskaya ploshchad and across the west bridge you can take the 6 and 40 trams to nearby Zoologicheskiy pereulok.


Address: Petropavlovskiy Sobor, St. Petersburg, Russia
Hours: Closed Wednesdays
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2-Day St. Petersburg City and Local Culture Shore Excursion in a Small Group

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2-Day St. Petersburg City and Local Culture Shore Excursion in a Small Group

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Get a comprehensive overview of St. Petersburg on this 2-day shore excursion with a small group. Visit the Russian Imperial palaces, the Peterhof Fountain Park, and the famous Hermitage Museum. Take a canal cruise through the 'Venice of the North' and choose to upgrade your experience with a tour extension featuring visits to the Faberge Museum and some of the city's top nighttime attractions.
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  • 2 days
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Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 2-day Grand Shore Excursion

Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 2-day Grand Shore Excursion

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This 2-day tour through St. Petersburg gets you acquainted with the city, its history, and its culture. Visit Catherine Palace, Peterhof Garden (Petrodvorets), Rasputin Museum at the Yusupov Palace, the Russian-Orthodox Peter and Paul Cathedral, and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Plus go on a canal and riverboat ride, and gain early access to The Hermitage.
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  • 2 days
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VISA-Free 2-Day St. Petersburg Discovery Tour

VISA-Free 2-Day St. Petersburg Discovery Tour

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Take a worry-free and visa-free trip to the former imperial city of St. Peterburg on this 2-day small-group shore excursion. Visit key landmarks such as Peter and Paul Cathedral, Peterhof, the Amber Room at Catherine’s Palace, the Faberge Museum, and much more. Learn about Russia’s rich history, art, and culture from your tour guide, enjoy a relaxing boat ride, and even sample the gastronomy with two included Russian lunches.
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  • 2 days
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Premium St Petersburg 2 Day Small Group Tour

Premium St Petersburg 2 Day Small Group Tour

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Explore the most famous sights of St. Petersburg on a 2-day small-group shore excursion. See key landmarks such as the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Hermitage Museum, Peterhof, and the Yusupov Palace as you learn about Russia’s rich history and culture from your guide. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance tickets to blockbuster attractions and take a relaxing boat tour along the canals and river.
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  • 2 days
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Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 3-day Grand Shore Excursion

Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 3-day Grand Shore Excursion

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This 3-day tour of St. Petersburg is perfect for cruise ship guests making a stop in the city because it’s visa-free and includes all transportation. See popular places, such as the Russian-Orthodox Peter and Paul Cathedral, Catherine Palace, and St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Gain early entry into The Hermitage and the Peterhof Gardens. Visit the Faberge Museum, and then head to Yusupov Palace to walk through the Rasputin exhibit. Plus, see the city sights by boat on a cruise along a river and canal.
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  • 3 days
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St Petersburg in 1 Day - Private Tour with Licensed Guide

St Petersburg in 1 Day - Private Tour with Licensed Guide

A private guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and spend a full day showing you the best sights of St Petersburg. You will see its first construction, Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral, its main museum - the Hermitage, its most famous church - the Savior on the Spilled Blood and much more. This tour is great for travelers who are keen on history and want to learn more about Russian Emperors and their deeds.
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  • 8 hours
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Discover St Petersburg in 4 Days with Private Guide

Discover St Petersburg in 4 Days with Private Guide

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Discover the magnificent palaces, iconic landmarks, and world-renowned museums of St Petersburg on this 4-day tour. Accompanied by a private guide, take in all the city’s highlights including the St Peter & Paul Fortress, St Isaac's Cathedral, and the Church on the Spilled Blood. Plus, take day trips to the Tzars' Village, Catherine’s Palace, and Pavlovsk Palace; explore the Hermitage Museum and the Faberge Museum; and enjoy a sightseeing cruise along the St Petersburg canals.
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  • 4 days
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Saint Petersburg CityPass

Saint Petersburg CityPass

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The St. Petersburg CityPass is the ultimate in flexibility for your sightseeing in the city. Choose which museums and attractions to visit when you want. The CityPass includes admission to more than 20 different museums. Use the pass for complimentary bus tours, walking tours, or sightseeing excursions on the water. You also receive deals and discounts at participating restaurants. An included guidebook and city map help plan your days. Choose from 2-, 3- or 5-day passes.
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  • 2 to 5 days
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3-Days in St Petersburg: All-inclusive Private Tour with Professional Guide

3-Days in St Petersburg: All-inclusive Private Tour with Professional Guide

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Discover the ins and outs of stunning, historic St. Petersburg—Russia’s “Venice of the North”— during this intensive multi-day guided tour. Stay in your own accommodation, enjoying door-to-door hotel pickup each day. Highlights include skip-the-line admission tickets to standout sights like the Hermitage Museum, Catherine’s Palace, and St. Isaac’s Cathedral—plus a sightseeing cruise down the city’s famous canals.
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  • 3 days
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Majestic Saint-Petersburg in 2-Day Visa-Free Shore Excursion

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Majestic Saint-Petersburg in 2-Day Visa-Free Shore Excursion

Ticking off St Petersburg’s many highlights can be difficult on limited time. Discover Russia’s cultural capital on a 2-day shore excursion, and follow a comprehensive sightseeing itinerary to visit landmarks including Catherine Palace, Peter and Paul Fortress, and the Church of the Savior on Blood. Benefit from provided headsets to hear your guide’s insights clearly, and avoid hidden costs with entrance fees included in the price.
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  • 2 days
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3-Day Private Shore Excursion of St Petersburg - All-inclusive Visa-free Tour

3-Day Private Shore Excursion of St Petersburg - All-inclusive Visa-free Tour

Enjoy a hassle-free way of discovering St. Petersburg’s charms during this 3-day, private shore excursion. Don’t worry about securing a visa—this itinerary makes logistics simple. Over the course of your stay, you’ll see Catherine Palace, the Hermitage Museum, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and numerous other grand attractions. You’ll also have free time for shopping and exploring at your own pace. Port pickup and drop-off, private minivan transit, entry to the sites, and lunches are all included.
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  • 3 days
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St Petersburg Highlights:Peter and Paul & Savior on Blood &St Isaac's Cathedrals

St Petersburg Highlights:Peter and Paul & Savior on Blood &St Isaac's Cathedrals

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View St Petersburg’s iconic highlights on this 3-hour small-group tour with an informative guide. Travel around the sites in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle; stop to visit must-sees including the Peter and Paul Fortress and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Admire the sweeping views from the Spit of St Basil Island, and see the Nevsky Prospect, Winter Palace and more, as your guide recounts the revolutions and events of the city’s 300-year-old history. Perfect for first-time visitors, the tour is limited to six people for a more personalized atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
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Saint Petersburg City Tour in One Day

Saint Petersburg City Tour in One Day

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Get to know St Petersburg like a local with a full-day walking tour led by a resident guide. Learn about the city's landmark sights and hidden gems little known to tourists as you explore its streets. Stroll along Nevsky Prospect―the city's main thoroughfare―visit its squares and cathedrals and marvel at the unique architecture along the way. You'll also enjoy a ride on the metro, a system with palatial stations that are works of art within themselves, en route to Peter and Paul Fortress―the birthplace of St Petersburg.
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  • 6 hours
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St Petersburg 2 Day Mini-Group Tour + Faberge

St Petersburg 2 Day Mini-Group Tour + Faberge

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Experience the best overview of St. Petersburg on this 2-day Visa-Free shore excursion in a small group. Be amazed by the collection of Faberge Eggs and other masterpieces with your visit to the world renown Fabrge museum. Take a romantic canal cruise through the many rivers and canals that makes 'Venice of the North' St Petersburgs nickname. You will see the stunning mosaics of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, visit the beautiful art and architecture of St Isaac's Cathedral and see the most requests rooms of the State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace that features one of most respected art and antiquties collections in the world, in an ornate palace of 1005 rooms. This tour offers a free option of a very popular a 3-hour tour evening extension featuring citizens view walking tour. Visit the Russian Imperial palaces and the Fountain Park of Peterhof and the famous Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to visit Catherine Palace, widely considered the most beautiful palace in the world.
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  • 2 days
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St Petersburg Channels and River Boat Tour

St Petersburg Channels and River Boat Tour

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St. Petersburg is a city on the water with more than a hundred canals and around 800 bridges. On this tour, cruise along the Fontanka River and explore the scenic waterways; spot landmarks such as the Summer Garden and Mikhailovsky Palace; and listen to the on-board commentary as you admire the city from the water.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private 4-Day Tour - the Best of St Petersburg

Private 4-Day Tour - the Best of St Petersburg

Explore the highlights of St Petersburg with a professional guide during this 4-day tour. You will see the most remarkable museums and monuments of the city and its suburbs with special skip-the-line admissions. The Hermitage Museum, the Yusupov Palace, Peterhof, Catherine's Palace, and other sights will open its doors for you.
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  • 4 days
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One Day Private Tour: City Tour with Skip-the-Line Hermitage

One Day Private Tour: City Tour with Skip-the-Line Hermitage

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Get to know the 'Venice of the North' on a private full-day tour of St Petersburg, complete with skip-the-line Hermitage entry. Start with a sightseeing overview of the city, stopping at such landmarks as Peter and Paul Fortress―the birthplace of St Petersburg―St Isaac's Cathedral, Palace Square and the onion-domed Church on the Spilled Blood. Enjoy lunch at a traditional Russian restaurant (optional), then set out for a visit to the Hermitage Museum―home to the planet's largest collections of paintings, including works by iconic artists like Monet, Rembrandt and van Gogh.
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  • 7 hours
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No-Visa Free-Style Shore Excursion and Free Time

No-Visa Free-Style Shore Excursion and Free Time

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This is a fun and informative visa-free 2-day tour, that features great flexibility to decide on the spot what activities you would like to participate in. For those who do not want to be with the guided group, an English speaking knowledgable escort will accompany you alternative free activities of your choice. This tour is great for those who want to explore contemporary St Petersburg and have direct engagement with the locals and daily life in addition to the cultural and historical destinations. It is best for those who want to explore walking while others in the group visit ticketed entrance destinations. The Tour provides visa-free entry for all cruise passengers. Note that pickup is only for cruise passengers arriving by cruise ships at the St Petersburg Passenger Port.
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  • 2 days
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Private Tour of St Petersburg with 6 Cathedrals and Traditional Lunch

Private Tour of St Petersburg with 6 Cathedrals and Traditional Lunch

See the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and five more St. Petersburg cathedrals on this private tour that provides insight into the history and religious culture of the city. You'll visit St. Isaac's Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral, and Peter and Paul Cathedral, part of Peter and Paul Fortress.
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  • 6 hours
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US$199.00
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Full Day City Highlights Tour of St. Petersburg

Full Day City Highlights Tour of St. Petersburg

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See the sights of St Petersburg on a city tour with a private guide who makes sure you don’t miss the top landmarks and attractions in the former Russian capital. Learn about three centuries of history as you travel through the city by private vehicle to visit palaces, cathedrals, squares and more, including the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Hermitage Museum and the Fortress of Saints Peter and Paul. Over the course of the day, you’ll hear about Russian royalty, admire the ornate architecture and take in the atmosphere of grandeur.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$169.00
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2-Day Accessible Shore Excursion in St Petersburg

2-Day Accessible Shore Excursion in St Petersburg

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This 2-day wheelchair tour is St. Petersburg is an ideal introduction to our city. The tour is fully accessible and includes all the most famous attractions in our city. Your group will be picked up from the cruise terminal and taken around by a special accessible wheelchair van with an electric elevator. Our proffessional guide, experienced in working with wheelchair tours, will know how to make your tour smooth and comfortable and will accommodate your needs and requirements.
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  • 2 days
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Private Tour of Peter and Paul Fortress and St Isaac Cathedral in St Petersburg

Private Tour of Peter and Paul Fortress and St Isaac Cathedral in St Petersburg

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Enjoy a private tour of both the birthplace of St Petersburg—Peter & Paul Fortress—and St Isaac's Cathedral, the 4th-largest cathedral in the world. Explore the fortress, learn the story of its origins and and visit its Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, where Russian tsars from Peter the Great to Nicholas II are buried. Then head to St Isaac's, recognizable by its massive gilded dome. Wander the now-museum, taking in its superb mosaics and collection of paintings. Later, climb to the observation walkway at the dome's base for spectacular city views.
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  • 3 hours
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US$83.00
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Two-Day Private Visa-Free Excursion - Best of St Petersburg & Faberge Museum

Two-Day Private Visa-Free Excursion - Best of St Petersburg & Faberge Museum

Choose this active private shore excursion to discover the most famous sights of St Petersburg with a professional guide just in 2 days. The first part of the tour is devoted to discovering the sights of St Petersburg, such as The Hermitage Museum, the Spilled Blood Church and St Peter and Paul Fortress with the Cathedral. The gem of the day is visiting the Faberge Museum with a unique collection of Faberge Eggs and jewelry. The second part of the program is be committed to exploring the Peterhof, which is famous for its one-of-a-kind fountain system. Visit its Upper and Lower Parks and see various fountains and statues. Another great activity included in the tour is a relaxing boat ride on the rivers and canals of St Petersburg.
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  • 17 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$460.00
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Private Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral Tour - with Friendly Local Guide

Private Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral Tour - with Friendly Local Guide

Delve into one of St. Petersburg’s must-sees on a private tour of the Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral. Experience the daily firing of the fortress’ cannon, and visit the cathedral, set within the walls. View the church's interior, home to the tombs of the Romanov tsars; learn about the dynasty’s history, and see the bell tower and gold-needle spire. Plus, admire the city panoramas from Vasilievsky Island. Upgrade to include entrance fees.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$85.00
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What are Peter and Paul Cathedral (Petropavlovskiy Sobor) hours of operation?
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Peter and Paul Cathedral (Petropavlovskiy Sobor) hours of operation: Closed Wednesdays. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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