We have a two day travel program planned with a local tour company during our cruise stop in St Petersburg on May 31-June 1 of this year. It is actually a private tour with just my husband and myself, plus a guide and driver. I am a slow walker and do not want to hold up a group if I have to stop and rest more often than the others, but we would like to see as much as we can in two days.
I notice that most of the travel itineraries, including ours, include both an inside and outside visit to St Isaacs Cathedral, but only seem to schedule an outside visit to Church on the Spilled Blood. Other than to save time, as we have a very aggressive tour schedule which also includes a visit to St Peter and Paul Cathedral, can someone advise that, other than for a time constraint, why would you choose an inside visit of St Isaacs instead of inside Spilled Blood? I understand that the mosaics in St Isaacs are impressive, but isn't there anything as nice inside Spilled Blood? Would one half hour each be sufficient to view the inside of both church's?
It doesn't appear to matter that the visits are on Saturday late afternoon and or Sunday afternoon, because the itinerary appears this way even if the tour is on a weekday. I would really like to do inside both church's but I do not want to give up a subway ride or shopping time to do this. If we have to keep the original itinerary, can you tell me which church would be more valuable for going inside? It is a customized itinerary but there is only so much touring time in a day.