St. Petersburg Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood Excursion Reviews

This spectacular Russian-style church was built at the location of Emperor Alexander II’s 1881 assassination and is a must-see St. Petersburg attraction.
On both tours we spent almost an hour of the 4-hour tour in the tourist shop (same one on both ...
On both tours we spent almost an hour of the 4-hour tour in the tourist shop (same one on both trips). Then we were rushed around the spilled Blood Church and Peter and Paul Fortress.insufficient time to look at the exterior of this ... Read More
On both tours we spent almost an hour of the 4-hour tour in the tourist shop (same one on both trips). Then we were rushed around the spilled Blood Church and Peter and Paul Fortress.insufficient time to look at the exterior of this beautiful building. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
This also included a 45-minute canal cruise which I loved.
This also included a 45-minute canal cruise which I loved. This was a great tour and we had such an informative guide. Both days we stopped at the same tourist trap souvenir shop, which is right by the Hermitage square. It was great to get ... Read More
This also included a 45-minute canal cruise which I loved. This was a great tour and we had such an informative guide. Both days we stopped at the same tourist trap souvenir shop, which is right by the Hermitage square. It was great to get to see the square both days. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beautiful place.
Beautiful place. Cathedral on spilled blood was fantastic.
Beautiful place. Cathedral on spilled blood was fantastic. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was only an external stop for our Grand 2 day tour so we didn't get to go inside.
This was only an external stop for our Grand 2 day tour so we didn't get to go inside. Some tours offer that and it would have been nice but otherwise a beautiful place.
This was only an external stop for our Grand 2 day tour so we didn't get to go inside. Some tours offer that and it would have been nice but otherwise a beautiful place. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A little over crowded with tourists and watch out for the people dressed as Musketeers who will ...
A little over crowded with tourists and watch out for the people dressed as Musketeers who will collar you for a photo then ask for a lot of money. Stunning church spoilt by the crowds. Get there early.
A little over crowded with tourists and watch out for the people dressed as Musketeers who will collar you for a photo then ask for a lot of money. Stunning church spoilt by the crowds. Get there early. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
The church is beautiful but so many people.
The church is beautiful but so many people. There was a very limited amount of time and so many people so didn't get to see much.
The church is beautiful but so many people. There was a very limited amount of time and so many people so didn't get to see much. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Amazing mosaics, I've never seen anything like it.
Amazing mosaics, I've never seen anything like it. Thousands of tourists.
Amazing mosaics, I've never seen anything like it. Thousands of tourists. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Busy.
Busy. Lots of people. I can't say enough about Anastasia Travel. We were a little weary because their private tour cost was about the same as a group tour for two days. Our tour guide and driver - Leeza and Vadim - were great at ... Read More
Busy. Lots of people. I can't say enough about Anastasia Travel. We were a little weary because their private tour cost was about the same as a group tour for two days. Our tour guide and driver - Leeza and Vadim - were great at getting us around and avoiding the crowds. We liked to think Vadim actually worked for the KGB, or whatever agency does that sort of thing now in Russia. He didn't say much. ;) Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
NO queuing and informative and friendly TJ Travel tour guide, Olga.
NO queuing and informative and friendly TJ Travel tour guide, Olga. Wouldn't choose anyone else now have been with TJ. if all their tours are like this. Mini bus meant we could zip around easily and was a more flexible tour
NO queuing and informative and friendly TJ Travel tour guide, Olga. Wouldn't choose anyone else now have been with TJ. if all their tours are like this. Mini bus meant we could zip around easily and was a more flexible tour Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
This was part of the city tour, and was just one of many churches we visited.
This was part of the city tour, and was just one of many churches we visited. It was very crowded and tourists should heed the warning about pick pockets - one person on our tour had his wallet stolen.
This was part of the city tour, and was just one of many churches we visited. It was very crowded and tourists should heed the warning about pick pockets - one person on our tour had his wallet stolen. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
This was the port that was very interesting as I enjoyed very much.
This was the port that was very interesting as I enjoyed very much.
This was the port that was very interesting as I enjoyed very much. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Day 1 - Amazing city, stunning architecture, we walked with our guides through the parks to The ...
Day 1 - Amazing city, stunning architecture, we walked with our guides through the parks to The Church of the Spilt Blood. It was stunning art work, and mosaics inside. Needed more time to see this wonderful city. Day 2 - visited the ... Read More
Day 1 - Amazing city, stunning architecture, we walked with our guides through the parks to The Church of the Spilt Blood. It was stunning art work, and mosaics inside. Needed more time to see this wonderful city. Day 2 - visited the Hermitage, 1000 room with 3 million pictures - need years to see not 2 hours but still amazing. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
Impressive structure and how the "spot" became incorporated in the church footprint was a ...
Impressive structure and how the "spot" became incorporated in the church footprint was a revelation previously mot known to us
Impressive structure and how the "spot" became incorporated in the church footprint was a revelation previously mot known to us Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The frescoes are absolutely worth a visit to this cathedral
The frescoes are absolutely worth a visit to this cathedral
The frescoes are absolutely worth a visit to this cathedral Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Only got to see the outside & take pictures
Only got to see the outside & take pictures
Only got to see the outside & take pictures Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Stunning church built on the site of the assassination of Alexander II.
Stunning church built on the site of the assassination of Alexander II. The art work and architectural details are glorious.
Stunning church built on the site of the assassination of Alexander II. The art work and architectural details are glorious. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Beautiful inside and out.
Beautiful inside and out. The mosaics were amazing.
Beautiful inside and out. The mosaics were amazing. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Incredibly beautiful.
Incredibly beautiful. Every inch inside is mosaic tiles...
Incredibly beautiful. Every inch inside is mosaic tiles... Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Church of the Savior of the spilled blood - disaster, we could not understand guide, spent 30 mins ...
Church of the Savior of the spilled blood - disaster, we could not understand guide, spent 30 mins in shop - only walked about half a mile. Very crowed in the Church Not good value for money
Church of the Savior of the spilled blood - disaster, we could not understand guide, spent 30 mins in shop - only walked about half a mile. Very crowed in the Church Not good value for money Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was a decent tour.
This was a decent tour. You have to have a VISA to tour in Russia so we did book with the boat. Very busy and very hot
This was a decent tour. You have to have a VISA to tour in Russia so we did book with the boat. Very busy and very hot Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Outstanding exterior architecture with the most magnificent mosiac art on every interior surface.
Outstanding exterior architecture with the most magnificent mosiac art on every interior surface.
Outstanding exterior architecture with the most magnificent mosiac art on every interior surface. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It was under onstruction so i was not able to take a full picture of the onion shaped dome in all ...
It was under onstruction so i was not able to take a full picture of the onion shaped dome in all its glory which was a bummer; this is a must see attraction
It was under onstruction so i was not able to take a full picture of the onion shaped dome in all its glory which was a bummer; this is a must see attraction Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Cruise with visit to the church.
Cruise with visit to the church. Interesting to see city from the water. The church is a must see
Cruise with visit to the church. Interesting to see city from the water. The church is a must see Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did this as part of a 3 stop type trip.
We did this as part of a 3 stop type trip. Great church and enjoyable other stops, lots of hawkers at the church. I would buy from them as the ‘official’ shops are very expensive.
We did this as part of a 3 stop type trip. Great church and enjoyable other stops, lots of hawkers at the church. I would buy from them as the ‘official’ shops are very expensive. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
We were not able to visit this Church as construction work was being carried out but we drove ...
We were not able to visit this Church as construction work was being carried out but we drove passed and enjoyed the view.
We were not able to visit this Church as construction work was being carried out but we drove passed and enjoyed the view. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International