St. Isaac’s Cathedral Panoramic View with Nevsky Prospekt

One Evening: 3.5 hours

Once the afternoon heat fades away and the bustling crowds subside, explore the impressive St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the St. Petersburg city center with your local tour guide. There, you will witness the seemingly endless twilight gradually crawl while the Imperial capital comes alive with light, during the famed “White Nights”.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Seaport- dockside or Hotel (if not arriving by ship)
DEPARTURE TIME 7:00 PM- Please arrive promptly
Tour guide and driver Comfortable mini-bus
Admission Breathtaking views
Thursday-Tuesday (cathedral not open on Wednesdays)
Mobility impaired individuals (due to the steps up to the platform surrounding the cupola)


What will your evening be like?


Your evening will begin with a tour inside the immense St. Isaac’s Cathedral (the largest orthodox basilica in the world!), where you’ll discover the story behind this feat of engineering and architecture.

After taking in the interior, we will head up the 250+ steps to the observation deck that surrounds the St. Isaac’s cupola, the fourth largest in the world. Once there, you will be able to soak in a breathtaking 360° panoramic view of this magnificent city.

Next, we will visit Nevsky Prospect, home to the most beautiful grocery store in Russia and the country’s largest bookstore, which was once a Singer sewing machine store. There will be opportunities to shop for local souvenirs, have a glass of wine (or shot of vodka), and indulge in Russia’s famous pastries.

This evening activity is perfect for couples looking for a romantic evening or anyone who would like to enjoy a side of St. Petersburg that most tourists don’t get to see. You shouldn’t miss out on another opportunity to visit Nevksky prospect!


*Please note: This evening option is only available Thursday through Tuesday since the cathedral is closed on Wednesdays


Evening 1:

  • 19:00                Meet your guide and driver dockside
  • 19:00-19:30    Drive to the city’s center
  • 19:30-20:10    Tour the inside of the massive St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • 20:10-21:10    Ascend the outer structure of the Cathedral to the observation deck surrounding the cupola and take in the views during the famed “White Nights”
  • 21:10-22:10    Take in Nevsky prospekt by visiting shops or cafés of your choosing (your guide’s recommendation is available upon request).
  • 22:10-22:30    Drive back to the port and return to your ship


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