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St Petersburg: Alexander Nevsky Lavra Private Tour

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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.


  • 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


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

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  • Please dress formally and respectfully to enter the monastery, (no holes, shorts etc)

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