St Petersburg: Alexander Nevsky Lavra Private Tour

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St Petersburg: Alexander Nevsky Lavra Private Tour

From $65.71 per person

Visit the monastery of St. Alexander Nevsky and its cemeteries where some of the greatest Russian writers, scientists, and artists are buried. Learn about Russian history and the baroque and neo-classical architectural style of Peter the Great.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Learn about Russian history and architecture
  • Discover a mysterious monastery full of secrets and history
  • Visit a cathedral, its chapels, and a cemetery all at once
Full description
Meet your guide and visit the Lavra of St. Alexander Nevsky which was built in 1710. Discover the opulent trappings of the Trinity Cathedral, the Chapel of the Annunciation, and admire the neoclassical and baroque architectural styles. Step inside the St. Alexander Nevsky Chapel, where you will find the holy relics of the saint. Follow your guide to see the sepulchres of famous Russian personalities in the history of Russian art. After you have crossed over from the Nikolskoe Cemetery, which was reserved for the aristocrats of the Imperial regime, enter the Lazarevskoe Cemetery where the remains of the celebrated Russian scientist and writer Mikhail Lomonsomov are interred. End your tour in the Tikhinskoe Cemetery where the greatest personalities of Russian arts and letters are buried. Learn about the writer Dostoevsky and the musician Tchaikovsky, just two of the most famous Russians reposing in this cemetery. Whether for its history, its cemeteries or its spiritual character, the St. Alexander Nevsky Lavra is a symbol of the Russian spirit, and is an essential visit during your stay in St. Petersburg.
  • Two-hour private tour of the monastery
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the monastery
  • Meals and drinks
  • Souvenirs
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Next to the Alexander Nevski Monument (Ploshchad' Aleksandra Nevskogo, 1, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 191167). Your guide will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • ripped clothing

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  • Please dress formally and respectfully to enter the monastery, (no holes, shorts etc)
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Guide très agréable et attentive


June 9, 2019


Excellent guide

July 4, 2019

Guide excellente

December 30, 2019

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