St. Petersburg St. Isaac's Cathedral Excursion Reviews

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.
Could not go in, could only see it from a distance after having to cross a very busy street.
Could not go in, could only see it from a distance after having to cross a very busy street. Tour guide was much more interested that we go into the souvenir shop and buy something over-priced.
Could not go in, could only see it from a distance after having to cross a very busy street. Tour guide was much more interested that we go into the souvenir shop and buy something over-priced. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
An ornate Russian church.
An ornate Russian church. Once you've seen one, you've seen them all.
An ornate Russian church. Once you've seen one, you've seen them all. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line
Beautiful church.
Beautiful church. As usual, too many people and not enough time.
Beautiful church. As usual, too many people and not enough time. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
another church..no big deal.
another church..no big deal. We walked around the shopping district some and that was nice. Tea stop was warm inside and unremarkable. Gave us one hour of free time to walk the shopping. English tour guide was good.
another church..no big deal. We walked around the shopping district some and that was nice. Tea stop was warm inside and unremarkable. Gave us one hour of free time to walk the shopping. English tour guide was good. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Ponant
We did a 2-day comprehensive tour with Alba Tours and loved it!
We did a 2-day comprehensive tour with Alba Tours and loved it! Well worth the $250 USD per person. Small group (only 15-16 people), excellent lunch provided in restaurants on both days, guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Time spent at ... Read More
We did a 2-day comprehensive tour with Alba Tours and loved it! Well worth the $250 USD per person. Small group (only 15-16 people), excellent lunch provided in restaurants on both days, guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Time spent at all the sites was perfect. Saw a lot but didn’t feel rushed in any location. Would we have liked to stay longer at Peterhof or Catherine Palace or the Hermitage Museum? Of course! But we saw the highlights and the headsets provided ensured we could all hear our guide very well even in busy tourist sites. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess 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)
We didn't get inside the cathedral, but it made for wonderful photos of Red Square, both in the day ...
We didn't get inside the cathedral, but it made for wonderful photos of Red Square, both in the day and at night.
We didn't get inside the cathedral, but it made for wonderful photos of Red Square, both in the day and at night. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
This was my favourite cathedral absolutely stunning
This was my favourite cathedral absolutely stunning
This was my favourite cathedral absolutely stunning Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Wonderful paintings of Christ, Blessed Mothers, and Saints.
Wonderful paintings of Christ, Blessed Mothers, and Saints.
Wonderful paintings of Christ, Blessed Mothers, and Saints. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Golden dome was used by the Nazis in WWII as a reference point of what they bombed in St Petersburg.
Golden dome was used by the Nazis in WWII as a reference point of what they bombed in St Petersburg. It was left standing and still bears the scars of those bombings. Incredible art survived the war and paintings are beautiful.
Golden dome was used by the Nazis in WWII as a reference point of what they bombed in St Petersburg. It was left standing and still bears the scars of those bombings. Incredible art survived the war and paintings are beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Exquisite cathedral both on the outside & inside
Exquisite cathedral both on the outside & inside
Exquisite cathedral both on the outside & inside Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Mind-boggling, don't miss it!
Mind-boggling, don't miss it!
Mind-boggling, don't miss it! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Not as impressive as the Church of the Spilled Blood, but still a beautiful church!
Not as impressive as the Church of the Spilled Blood, but still a beautiful church!
Not as impressive as the Church of the Spilled Blood, but still a beautiful church! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line
Excellent and very informative and well organised tour.
Excellent and very informative and well organised tour. Knowledgeable tour guide.
Excellent and very informative and well organised tour. Knowledgeable tour guide. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
again, very crowded and not much time to enjoy the interior
again, very crowded and not much time to enjoy the interior
again, very crowded and not much time to enjoy the interior Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Very nice tour.
Very nice tour. Beautiful Cathedral. The model of how they build it was pretty interesting.
Very nice tour. Beautiful Cathedral. The model of how they build it was pretty interesting. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Beautiful inside and out...so impressed...definite would recommend
Beautiful inside and out...so impressed...definite would recommend
Beautiful inside and out...so impressed...definite would recommend Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Amazing architectural building currently used as a museum.
Amazing architectural building currently used as a museum.
Amazing architectural building currently used as a museum. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Gold, gold and more gold!
Gold, gold and more gold!
Gold, gold and more gold! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
This tour took us to Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood and St.
This tour took us to Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood and St. Isaac's Catherdral. We were able to go into both.
This tour took us to Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood and St. Isaac's Catherdral. We were able to go into both. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Lovely exterior.
Lovely exterior. Smaller inside than Spilt Blood but very nice.
Lovely exterior. Smaller inside than Spilt Blood but very nice. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Just stood with my mouth open.
Just stood with my mouth open. It was so beautiful.
Just stood with my mouth open. It was so beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Beautiful cathedral.
Beautiful cathedral. Ther was a video and display showing how they were able to place the columns in the front.
Beautiful cathedral. Ther was a video and display showing how they were able to place the columns in the front. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Another beautiful church.
Another beautiful church. Amazing architecture.
Another beautiful church. Amazing architecture. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises