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St. Petersburg St. Isaac's Cathedral Excursion Reviews

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St. Isaac’s Church—the largest and most famous cathedral in St. Petersburg—is a magnificent architectural monument that served as the main Russian Orthodox Cathedral in the 19th century.

sheree

1 review

beautiful, went with a private guide


Provider: Silversea Cruises

NantahalaCruiser

1 review

Amazing art work in addition to the 4th largest dome in the world


Provider: Independent Operator

LGCRUISING

1 review

This church had such a beautiful interior. It was well worth visiting.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

wickers

1 review

Not memorable.


Provider: Independent Operator

ronnieb

1 review

Historical...


Provider: Independent Operator

Brummie7207

2 reviews

10 out of 10


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

kre8ive

1 review

Beautiful cathedral and surrounding area equally interesting. On a previous tour we had to be content with a drive-by, and this time we were determined to tour the interior. Gorgeous!

Provider: Independent Operator

andawaywego2

1 review

Amazing experience. We are both unable to do much strenuous walking so we took a milder tour and missed some of the interesting places, but we were happy with what we saw. St. Petersburg has the most amazing buildings, palaces and museums. Beauty and quality we have not seen before. Don't miss Catherine's Palace for a show stopper.

Provider: Independent Operator

Cruisin-Geezer

5 reviews

We finished Day 1 of our exhaustive tour at the stunning St Isaac's Cathedral back in the city centre. Its golden dome can be seen as a major feature on the St Petersburg skyline, but the interior is where you really say WOW. Magnificent mosaics cover every inch of the walls and ceilings in the most glorious of colours. The iconoclastas is beautiful and the lofty grandeur of this cathedral leaves you awestruck.

Provider: Independent Operator

MlleMag

1 review

Fabulous building, massive, huge domes, artwork, icons. Would like to have had at least an hour there, but only about 20 min. No place to sit and meditate.

Provider: Independent Operator

AgouraTraveler

2 reviews

This gold-domed church was a pleasure to visit. The ornate interior is spectacular and some of the exterior columns still bear the results of German shelling during WWII.

Provider: Princess Cruises

rmgjg

1 review

photo op only

Provider: Independent Operator

DawgVoyager

1 review

This was part of our 2-day independently booked small group tour. The building was quite crowded with other tourists, but our guide kept us together and explained some of the history of the building and allowed us to take all the pictures we wanted. We did not spend a great deal of time here.

Provider: Independent Operator

ShaNayNay34

1 review

A must see, beautiful cathedral.

Provider: MSC Cruises

gohawks6

1 review

Couldnt get entry so little disappointed but nice tour nonetheless.

Provider: Princess Cruises

bobby3334

3 reviews

One of the most magnificent in the work; don't miss it under any circumstances.

Provider: Independent Operator

cathpiano

2 reviews

A lot like the mosques in Istanbul...huge, open, beautiful

Provider: Princess Cruises

oht

1 review

Beautiful Cathedral. Tour guide not very knowledgeable.

Provider: Independent Operator

geekguy1

7 reviews

Like so much of St. Petersburg, with all the amazing, ornate, beautiful palaces, churches, and museums, you think after a while it would get repetitious, but with sites like St. Isaac's it never does.

Provider: Independent Operator

ivanchemist

2 reviews

The size is amazing. My kids walked up to the walkway around the dome, and thought it was worth the effort for the view one got from this vantage point.

Provider: Independent Operator

Misschad

1 review

Just 4 words describe St Petersburg 'Out of this World'. The Palaces were outstanding and not enough time really to explore them or to look at all the treasures. Peterhof Palace you could have spent the whole day in the gardens alone and to see what it was after the war is an inspiration. Catherine's Palace and the Amber Room were absolutely stunning. The Peter and Paul Fortress again not enough time to explore or see all the things there. The Cathedrals were beautiful and words can't describe how wonderful they are.

Provider: Thomson Cruises

chileno first time cruise

1 review

Another great cathedral, although I cant remeber what its main features were! I know I was impressed at the time!

Provider: Princess Cruises

slix1

2 reviews

Amazing

Provider: Independent Operator

Bonica Rose

1 review

Impressive architecture and ingenious engineering.

Provider: Holland America Line

MNDutchGirl

5 reviews

Beautiful mosaics

Provider: Independent Operator

rgarick

1 review

this was the highlight of our trip using spb tours for 2 days....they arranged everything (no visa needed)...prompt, courteous service and staff for the 2 days in our air conditioning luxury coach with a maximam of 16 persons....straight to the head of the lines at the heritage and yusupov palace. Our tour guide Andre was very good, along with the experienced bus driver. Andre kept us on a great schedule and we saw all of the most famous highlights within the 2 day time frame.... Don't miss seeing Peterhof Palace, Catherine's Palace, and Hermitage. Only thing disappointing was the missing Faberge collection at the Hermitage....it used to be housed here but it has been moved to Moscow

Provider: Independent Operator

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