Tour to the Alexander Nevsky Monastery

Saint Alexander Nevsky Monastery is the spiritual heart of Saint-Petersburg and a pilgrimage core of orthodox Christians. The local guide will show you the magnificent Holy Trinity Cathedral and burial places of known Russian political social personalities and you. Visit to iconography workshop can be organized at an advance note. Walking around the territory you will feel this little holy world completely isolated from the vanity of social city life.

Price of the program “City tour and Museum”:

from 18 $ per one person

Program includes

  • Territory of the Monastery
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral
  • Icon workshop
  • Necropolis


Opening hours: 6:00–20:00

Information on weekends specified when the Program requested

 Address: 1, Monastyrka river embankment, St. Petersburg, 191167

 Price of the program “City tour and Museum”: from 18 $ per one person


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Our tickets allow you to visit the museum without enduring great queues at the entrance and be guided around by an authorized guide.

A classical excursion program includes a city tour with visit to one museum. The priced presented below include car rent and a licensed guide’s fee. Costs for museum visits are presented on separate slides.

Standard program of a city tour + museum lasts for approximately 4 hours. In case you want to intermit for a lunch in an atmospheric restaurant in the heart of Saint-Petersburg and vitalize yourself by masterpieces of original Russian cuisine, just inform us and we will propose the best alternative meeting you budget.

In case your preferable dates of visit coincide  with official days off of the museum  you chose, we are glad to propose  a worthy alternative.

The primary monastery of St Petersburg, founded by Peter the First. The holy place is dedicated to Prince Alexander Nevsky, the medieval ruler first secured a victory over the Swedish knights on the Neva river banks. Peter the Great set up the avenue leading towards the monastery which today is named Nevsky Prospect.

The monastery is the pathbreaking center of Russian Orthodox religion in St Petersburg, attracting thousands of pilgrims, and the famous architectural highlight worth visiting.

Tour description

The ensemble of Alexander Nevsky Monastery has numerous churches and cemeteries. Admission is arranged according to the rules of the active monastery: you should be dressed properly, monks can’t be pictured, no smoking, etc.

Usually tour to Alexander Nevsky Monastery in St Petersburg begins with the visit to the cemetery. Necropolis of Artists is the most renowned one. Here one can see the tombs of Dostoevsky, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and other Russian talents and geniuses. The oldest church on the monastery grounds is the Annunciation Church, where burials of the Romanovs family members took place.

The outstanding Russian Field marshal Alexander Suvorov is buried there. The Holy Trinity Cathedral is the center of pilgrimage. The most venerated icon of Virgin Mary and the relics of St Prince Alexander Nevsky are found there.

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