1. From St Petersburg: Kronstadt City Tour
Start with pickup from your hotel in St Petersburg and travel to the town of Kronstadt, situated on the small island of Kotlin in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland. Explore this former strategic military port, with a history dating back to 1704, when it was founded by Peter the Great. Explore the city on a guided walking tour making stops at Vladimir Cathedral, the Italian Palace, and the Peter’s Dry Dock construction. Visit the Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas built between 1903 and 1913. This is considered to be the main church of the Russian Navy and is dedicated to all naval servicemen. Next, embark on a boat tour to the Kronstadt Sea Fortress which was once the most fortified port in the world. Formerly, there were 42 such forts, situated inline between the southern and northern shores of the Gulf of Finland.