1. Kronstadt: Private Day Tour
Discover the picturesque and historically significant city of Kronstadt, a unique fortress town situated on the island of Kotlin, and admire panoramic views across the Finnish Gulf. Listen as a knowledgeable guide tells you the fascinating history of the city, as you visit highlights including the splendid Naval Cathedral together. Learn about the Kronstadt fortress, strategically located there by Emperor Peter I to protect St Petersburg from its enemies. Explore the fort of Konstantin, and climb its bastions to enjoy spectacular views over the Baltic Sea. Find out about the dam, and how St Petersburg used to protect itself from floods. See the old Kronstadt Admiralty walls, and learn about captivating Russian naval history such as the interesting story of the rescue boat Pilot, built in Kronstadt in 1864. Gain an insight into the scientific history of the city, as your guide tells you all about Alexander Popov, who is said to have invented the radio. Find out about the Kronstadt rebellion, during which sailors rebelled against the Bolshevik regime in 1921, and were brutally suppressed.