Private Tour to Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg

Private Tour to Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg

From $88.98 per person

Discover the cradle of St. Petersburg on a small group tour of the Peter and Paul Fortress. Visit the 18th-century citadel and its Cathedral, Royal Mint, the Trubetskoy Bastion, and the main prison block.

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  • Explore the Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg’s oldest landmark
  • Look inside the cells of the political prison in the Trubetskoy Bastion
  • Learn the history and legends that surround the Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Enjoy panoramic views and get the best photos
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Start your private tour with a pickup from Alexander Column on Palace Square. Then head for the Peter and Paul Fortress, the oldest of St Petersburg’s landmarks.. As you travel, your guide will tell tales of the city and how it was founded with the construction of the fortress in 1703 at the behest of the Tsar, Peter the Great. Upon arrival at the fortress, stroll around its buildings with your guide while learning about their fascinating history. Hear how the fortress was built to defend against an incursion of Swedish forces that never happened, and how during the 19th century, the fortress was used as a prison. Peer inside the eerie Trubetskoy Bastion, one of the former prison blocks as your guide explains how it was used as a torture chamber, and take a guided tour of the museum that charts the lives of the former inmates. Visit the stunning Peter and Paul Cathedral, the imperious Russian Orthodox church housed within the fortress walls. Admire the soaring bell tower and gilded baroque interior, and see the tombs of several of the Tsars laid to rest here, including Peter the Great, and Tsar Nicholas II and his family, whose remains were buried here in 1998.
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
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  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Alexander Column on Palace Square.

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    Je ne comprends pas pourquoi le rendez vous est devant l ERMITAGE alors qu' il faut 30 mn pour s y rendre ? Enfin le site ne mérite pas de visite guidée si on a déjà eu une visite guidee de l ERMITAGE. 140€ pour 2 cela ne vaut pas la peine. Et la guide pourrait parler français. Elle ne parlait qu' anglais !!!!

    November 17, 2019


    Tour sconsigliato! Durato un’ora e mezzo invece di due ore e mezzo, poche informazioni relativamente a quanto era indicato nei dettagli della prenotazione.

    August 17, 2019


    Guide charmante et très intéressante

    July 14, 2019

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