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  2. St. Petersburg
  3. Peter and Paul Fortress

City Tour with Peter and Paul Fortress visiting

Product ID: 130380
St. Petersburg half-day City Tour, featuring a walking tour to Peter and Paul Fortress.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

Pick-up included

Your hotel
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the immense Palace Square, home to the city's Winter Palace
  • See the impressive monument to Catherine the Great, as well as the Alexandrinsky Theatre
  • Take in panoramic views of the whole city, including the 5 buildings of the State Hermitage Museum
  • Discover the amazing city of Saint Petersburg on this exciting private sightseeing tour
  • Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, once build to protect the city but later used as a political prison
Full description
Discover the world-famous Nevsky Prospect, lined with marble palaces of Russian royalty and aristocracy, with the city's most fashionable boutiques and art salons arranged in old 18th-century building façades. Admire the streets' trading rows and arcades, with impressive classical and Renaissance cathedrals.

Then, enjoy an excellent photo opportunity with a stunning panorama along the Neva's embankments; by the city's Rostral Columns you will have a view of the 5 buildings of the State Hermitage Museum, the Admiralty and St. Isaac's Cathedral.

From there you will visit the most splendid architectural masterpieces of Saint Petersburg: the Fine Arts Square, the magnificent Church of Resurrection on Spilled Blood, the Field of Mars, the Alexanderinsky Drama Theater, Smolny Cathedral, the Classical Senate building, the Bronze Horseman and much more. Enjoy the beauty of the third largest square in the world - the Palace Square, home to the Winter Palace and the Alexander Column.

During this tour, you will also pay a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, the oldest construction in Saint Petersburg. The Peter and Paul Fortress was originally created to protect the city, but was eventually used as a political prison.

The Peter and Paul Cathedral is a unique example of Russian 18th-century architecture that has remained intact. For almost two centuries, it served as a burial-place for Russian emperors. The last Russian tsar - Nicholas II - and his family were buried in the cathedral's small St. Catherine chapel in 1998. 
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private car or mini-van transportation
  • Entrance fees for Peter and Paul Fortress, Cathedral, and Bastion
  • English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
Customer reviews
Overall rating
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based on 6 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
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Value for money
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Safety
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Organized by

MariaRose Tours

Product ID: 130380