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Palace Square imagePalace Square

Day Schedule

➤ Breakfast

➤ The Winter Palace/Hermitage guided tour

➤ The city sightseeing tour visiting: St. Isaac's Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, the Church of the Spilled Blood

Please take note that due to logistic issues we might occasionally amend the sequence of the tours.

St Isaac's Cathedral in winter imageSt Isaac's Cathedral in winter

Today you visit one of the most important sites in Russian history and heritage, the world-famous Palace of the Hermitage. Your guide will make it interesting to follow the tricky path of the centuries behind it and give you a better understanding of sophisticated Russian history.

The Church on the Spilled Blood imageThe Church on the Spilled Blood

Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, built in late XIX century in St. Petersburg, has a dramatic and twisted story. As a result, during the late Soviet era, the church permanently stood in a falsework. This was lasting for so, so long that finally St. Petersburg residents made an ironic belief that as soon as falsework was removed, the entire USSR would be removed as well.

Believe it or not, but the fact is: in 1991 the temple’s falsework was finally taken away and the same year, in August 1991, the end of the Soviet power has come. And this is just one of the dozens of the legend surrounding one of St. Petersburg’s top must-sees.

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