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  3. Peter and Paul Fortress

St. Petersburg's Peter and Paul Fortress Walking Tour

Product ID: 12963
You will visit the oldest cathedral in St. Petersburg located in the cradle of the city and the very first construction of the future capital of Russia. Today, Peter and Paul Cathedral is the burial place for the Romanov dynasty.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Meet up location: Lobby of your hotel.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the exciting story of Peter and Paul Fortress from your private guide and begin to understand the Cathedral's place in Russia's history
  • Take a unique chance to explore Russia's oldest Cathedral and now the last resting place of the Romanovs
Full description
Discover the oldest cathedral in St. Petersburg located in the cradle of the city, the very first construction Peter the Great embarked upon in 1703 when he founded the future capital of Russia. This private tour will enable you to gain a detailed understanding of this iconic Cathedral.

Today, the Peter and Paul Cathedral is the burial place for the Romanov dynasty and the Tsars who led Russia. Let your private tour guide inform you of their exciting history as you walk past the tombs of the late monarchs.

The tour will start in the lobby of your hotel. You will go to Peter and Paul Fortress on foot or public transportation (by bus or subway depending on your hotel's location - your guide will assist you finding the fastest way to reach the fortress) which is located in the very heart of St. Petersburg.

Whilst there, you will enjoy a tour the cathedral of SS Peter and Paul and also explore the grounds of the fortress. At the end of the tour you will be taken back to your hotel or any other place within the limits of the city that you wish to be taken to.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Admission to Peter and Paul Fortress and SS Peter and Paul Cathedral
  • Admission to Nevsky Panorama
What’s Not Included
  • Museum of History of St. Petersburg
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

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    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
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ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE OF IT

OUR TOUR STARTED ON THE RIGHT NOTE WITH OUR ALLOCATED GUIDE MS JULIA SHOWING UP PUNCTUALLY TO PICK UP MY WIFE AND MYSELF UP AT OUR HOTEL - SHE THEN TOOK US BY METRO TO THE ENVIRONS OF THE FORTRESS WHERE SHE EXPLAINED TO US HOW AND WHY IT WAS BUILT, AND THE USES IT HAS BEEN MADE USE OF EVER SINCE IT WAS COMPLETED - ONE THIS INTRODUCTION TO THE SUBJECT HAD BEEN COMPLETED SHE PROCEEDED TO TAKE US INTO THE FORTRESS AND INTO THE THE CATHEDRAL AND GAVE US A DETAILED EXPLANATION OF IT ESPECIALLY THE GRAVES OF THE TSARS AND TSARINAS - THE SAME HAPPENED WHEN SHE THEN TOOK US TO THE PRISON WHICH PRIOR TO 1917 HOUSED QUITE A FEW OF THE REVOLUTIONARIES WHO WOULD BECOME FAMOUS AS PART OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION - WE ENTERED INTO EACH AND EVERY CELL WITH MS JULIA CLEARLY SHOWING US HER PROFOUND DEPT OF THE SUBJECT COUPLED WITH HER VERY CHARMING NATURE WHICH MADE FEEL VERY MUCH AT HOME IN HER GOOD HANDS - WE ENDED THE TOUR PROPER BY GOING UP TO THE BASTIONS AND WALKING AROUND THEM - THANK YOU MS JULIA

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September 18, 2019

Interesting not to be missed

Excellent idea to meet the guide in the hotel so as to create a first contact during the journey. We chose to go by metro and this allowed us to feel more local. The guide Katerina was fantastic and told us a lot about the fortress and the history of the city even with anecdotes from her childhood during the sad period of the city, which made everything much richer. The fortress is a piece of the city's history although it now contains a bit too touristy exhibits. I suggest going there without a doubt.

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July 7, 2018

Marina our guide was wonderful She was very knowledgeable,friendly, caring She just made this tour incredibley special in every way

June 5, 2019

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