9000 руб.
The price is for the group of 1-4 people. Start and end of the tour at any convenient location

Petersburg churches

History of Russia in the architecture of Christian churches in St. Petersburg

Driving tours

4 hr
Working days
Opening hours
By prior order
9000 rub. *
The price is for the group of 1-4 people. Start and end of the tour at any convenient location

What can you expect?

The history of Russia, as in a mirror, is reflected in the history of churches - not only of the Orthodox, but also of other denominations. On an excursion with an expert in the architecture of St. Petersburg and Western Europe, you will get acquainted with the diversity and peculiarities of St. Petersburg Christian churches - Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, Armenian churches.

You will see the multi-confessional Nevsky Prospect, St. Isaac's, Nikolsky, Peter and Paul and Smolny Cathedrals, the Novodevichy Convent. The route passes through different districts of the city, and walking tours will alternate with trips to beautiful places in a comfortable car.

City tour with a specialist in St. Petersburg architecture.
The history of Russia in the mirror of the history of Christian denominations and churches.
Isaac, Nikolsky, Peter and Paul and Smolny Cathedrals.
Car and walking tour
Kazan Cathedral and multi-confessional Nevsky Prospect.
The beginning is at a convenient time for you, in a convenient place.
+7 (812) 611-30-12
Book by phone

The tour is conducted by

Local historian and philologist with knowledge of European languages

Alexey Shishkov

Route and content of the tour

In program

The second building built in the new Russian capital is the Peter and Paul Orthodox Cathedral. And next to it, almost at the same time, a church for Protestants was being built. This is the whole of the Petrine era.

By the very beginning of the 19th century, large stone cathedrals and churches stood around Nevsky Prospekt, which still stand in their places. The Finnish Church of St. Mary, the German Evangelical Church of St. Peter, the Catholic Cathedral of Catherine of Alexandria, the Swedish Church of St. Catherine, the Armenian Church. Opposite these remarkable non-Orthodox structures is one dilapidated Orthodox Church of the Nativity of the Virgin. This is what must be understood when speaking about the history of the construction of the Kazan Cathedral. By the way, it was not conceived at all the way we see it now.

Did you know that the current St. Isaac's Cathedral is the fourth version of the Cathedral of St. Isaac of Dalmatia at this place (and, by the way, the first version was not quite here)?

We will get acquainted with the Nikolsky Naval Cathedral, consecrated in 1760 in the presence of Empress Elizabeth Petrovna. We will visit the Smolny Cathedral, which is also closely associated with the name of Peter's youngest daughter Elizabeth, and we will fast forward a century to the Soviet era, when Andrei Zhdanov, the head of the Leningrad Regional Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, built there for himself one of the most reliable bunkers during the Great Patriotic War.


To choose the day and time of the excursion most convenient for you, place your order at least 24 hours before the start. Otherwise, we will be able to offer you options only based on the availability of our guides.

The excursion is individual. You can go on a trip around the city alone or together with your family or friends - we have a fixed price for the entire excursion.

If you have changed your plans and you want to cancel the tour after payment - no problem, we will refund your money!


The excursion bureau "Petersburg 24" is ready to develop an individual excursion program for one or several days for you - based on your wishes in terms of topics and routes, time and cost. The beginning and end of excursions - in any place convenient for you, at a convenient time for you.

The cost is calculated individually.

To find out the details and order the service, call us: +7 (812) 611-30-12 or email: zakaz@petersburg24.ru

Свидетельства очевидцев

30 октября 2023

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The excursion bureau "Petersburg 24" invites you to individual excursions with experienced local historians - specialists in the history and architecture of St. Petersburg.

Enjoy fun walks and travel in a comfortable car on routes not found in traditional travel guides.

You will discover new sides of the world famous sights of the Northern capital, look into secret corners that only locals know about, learn little-known facts and legends of one of the most mysterious and mystical cities in the world.

St. Petersburg is beautiful all year round - not only during the white nights season, when millions of tourists flock to the banks of the Neva, but also in golden autumn, crystal winter and spring awakening days.
The excursion bureau "Petersburg 24" has developed excursions for you for all seasons. At the same time, we always build a route and a guide's story, taking into account the weather and your wishes.

To choose the day and time of the excursion most convenient for you, place your order at least 24 hours before the start.

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