St. Petersburg: Half-Day Private Tour to Kronshtadt

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St. Petersburg: Half-Day Private Tour to Kronshtadt

From US$ 163.28 per person

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.

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Duration 4 hours
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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
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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.
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  • 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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    May 14, 2019

    The driver, Tatiana, was great; the guide, Anastasia, was poor

    My biggest interest in Kronshtadt was the history of the sailors in the events of 1917 to 1921. The guide, Anastasia, knew nothing about the history of Kronshtadt and the only place she seemed to know was the Naval Cathedral. The driver, Tatiana, was very willing to try to find places on the island associated with its history and she was very pleasant.

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    June 20, 2017

    è un'isola fortezza dalle vecchia Russia, da vedere merita soprattutto la chiesa è il porto doganale

    August 31, 2019

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