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Timofey Kruglikov - Private Guide in St. Petersburg

 Member Since 2012 

Russian Icons and Russian Orthodox Tradition Tour

Culture and History tour in St. Petersburg

Tour Price : from 50 EUR per person Duration : 4 hours Languages: English, German

The Russian Icon has always remained an expression of the Russian Orthodox tradition. Being extremely impressive objects of art they not only adorn the church interiors but reveal the most significant theological concepts of Russian orthodoxy, archetypes and peculiarities of Russian religious conscience. In Russia, where written philosophical texts did not appear before the 18th century, the icon was a “speculation in colours” with its specific language of symbols. In the Icon department of the State Russian museum (around 100 icons which date back to 12 – 17th c.) we will focus on the most important images and symbols, and attempt to approach an understanding of the language of the icon. During this tour we will visit the most beautiful churches and monasteries of St. Petersburg, listen to the traditional Russian church choir, get acquainted with the main rites and customs of the Russian Orthodox tradition. The tour can include the visit of: St.Alexander Nevsky Monastery, the Kazan Cathedral, St.Nickolas Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Virgin of Vladimir and others.

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: from 50 EUR per person
Duration: 4 hours
Group Size: 2 - 20
Languages: English, German
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :NO
Hotel pick-up:YES
Drop-off :YES
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):NO
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :YES
Translation services :NO
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :NO
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :NO
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :NO
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :YES