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  3. Gulf of Finland, St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg: Half-Day Private Tour to Kronshtadt

Product ID: 38914
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Learn the history of the Russian navy on a fascinating 4-hour tour of Kronshtadt, located on the Gulf of Finland close to St. Petersburg. Walk along the banks of Kotlin Island, and visit the splendid Naval Cathedral, one of the historic forts, and more.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Russian

Pick-up included

Pick-up from hotels in St. Petersburg. Your guide will wait in your hotel lobby, holding a "Travel Club Sovetsky" sign
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the once closed district of Kronshtadt, St. Petersburg's main seaport and naval base
  • Explore one of the small fortress islands of the Gulf of Finland
  • Go to the splendid Naval Cathedral, and learn how it was used as a lookout
  • Wander the streets to see 19th-century architecture and more
Full description
The Kronshtadt district of St. Petersburg has played a leading role in Russian history since its first fortifications were laid in 1704. Located on Kotlin Island, 19 miles (30 kilometers) west of St. Petersburg proper, the city’s main seaport, it is also the traditional seat of the Russian Admiralty.

Founded by Emperor Peter the Great as a maritime fortress and naval base, the port is ice-bound for 140–160 days of the year, from the beginning of December through April. A large proportion of the inhabitants are sailors, adding to the maritime atmosphere.

During your tour, you will walk along the banks of Kronshtadt with a private guide, and enjoy the splendor of the Naval Cathedral, once the main lookout with a reach of some 28 miles (45 kilometers). You will also explore one of the original “forts” - actually fortified artificial islands in the Gulf of Finland.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop-off at hotels in St. Petersburg
  • Transportation by private car
  • Guide
  • Tour of the Naval Cathedral and Konstantin Fort

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Important information
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• Please advise of preferred start time at the time of booking
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Product ID: 38914