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Sightseeing Tour & Peter & Paul Fortress with transfer and guide (English, German, French, Japanese speaking) 

The Peter and Paul Fortress is the original citadel of St. Petersburg. It was founded in 1703 and was meant to protect the future city from possible attacks by the Swedish army and navy. The day of the fortress foundation is celebrated nowadays as St. Petersburg Birthday. Throughout the years the fortress was used in many different ways, but it never saw any military actions, for the Swedes were defeated before the fortress was even completed. Still due to its location and architecture it housed the city's garrison and was a high security political jail. In the middle of the fortress stands the Peter and Paul Cathedral, the burial place of all the Russian Emperors and Empresses. There are also the City History Museum and the Mint on the territory. The Fortress is one of the most famous symbols of St Petersburg. 01/05/12-30/09/12 - daily; 01/01/12-30/04/12 and 01/10/12-31/12/12 - daily exept Wednsday

View from the river


Peter & Paul Fortress

Welcome to Saint-Petersburg, the city of legendary palaces, museums and art galleries, broad avenues and beautiful drawbridges! Russia’s second largest city, Saint-Petersburg was founded by Peter the Great in 1703 as Russia’s new capital and a “window to Europe”, and called “Venice of the North” for its numerous canals and islands. Panoramic private tour is an excellent option to explore the very best that this remarkable city has to offer in the safety and comfort of a private vehicle with brief photo stops along the way. The tour starts on Nevsky Prospect, which cuts through the city historic center and is lined up with palaces, fashionable boutiques and art salons, trading arcades, and such architectural masterpieces as the Admiralty, the Kazan Cathedral, the picturesque Russian-style Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, Gostiny Dvor shopping mall, Anichkov Bridge and many more. The tour continues along the Neva River embankments to view the imperial Winter Palace, home to the Hermitage, St Isaac’s Cathedral, one of the largest domed churches in the world, the Bronze Horseman, monument to Peter I.

The Saint-Petersburg sightseeing tour will be followed by the guided visit to the spectacular 18th-century ensemble and an open-air museum of the Peter & Paul Fortress on the banks of the Neva River. The first structure to be founded in St. Petersburg on 27 May 1703, the fortress is the cradle of Russia’s new capital. The day of the fortress foundation is celebrated as the City Day. However, the citadel has never served its intended defensive function. Instead it has served many other roles over 300 years, from being home to the city's garrison and high security political prison to hosting the burial place of all the Russian Emperors and Empresses at the famous Peter and Paul Cathedral, which stands in the middle of the citadel. Now the fortress is home to the City History Museum and the Mint.

The tour gives visitors a chance to explorer numerous historic buildings around the grounds of the citadel and to walk along the tops of the fortress walls for superb views across the Neva River and for photography. The tour includes visits to the Peter and Paul Cathedral and Trubetskoy Bastion Prison. As an additional option for extra charge, during the tour visits can be organized to other various museums and expositions of the fortress.

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Hare Island Territory is open to visitors daily from 06:00 to 22:00

The territory of the Peter and Paul Fortress (within city walls ) is open daily from 9:00 to 21:00

The museum is open daily except Wednesdays . Medium-to- day .

Information Center Ticketing Ioannovsky Ravelin 10.00-18.00

Information Center Ticketing Botnia house 10.00-18.30

Peter and Paul Cathedral 10.00-19.00

The prison of Trubetskoy bastion 10.00-19.00.

1. On Tuesday, work desks and expositions ends one hour before the specified time work.
2. On Sunday, Peter and Paul Cathedral opens an hour later.
3. Tour Desk is open from 11.00 to 18.00 .


Saint-Petersburg private City Tour Peter & Paul Fortress with transfers and personal guide
Departure Point: Pick up from your hotel
Return Point: Drop off at your hotel

What’s Included:
•    Return transfers by private car/minibus, depending on the numbers of passengers
•    Panoramic tour of Saint-Petersburg in the safety and comfort of private car/minibus, depending on the numbers of passengers
•    Guided visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress’ grounds, the Peter and Paul Cathedral and Trubetskoy Bastion Prison, entry ticket included
•    Live commentaries and accompaniment of personal guide-interpreter (English, German, French or Japanese speaking) during the whole time from pick up until drop off


Additional information 

Telephone: 7 (812) 230-64-31


State Museum of the History of St Petersburg includes seven branches: Peter and Paul Fortress,

Shlisselburg Fortress Oreshek, Rumyantsev Mansion, Alexander Blok Museum, Sergey Kirov Museum,

St Petersburg Avant-garde Museum (Mikhail Matyushin’s House), Monument to the Heroic Defenders of

Leningrad, Museum of Printing.

Sightseeing Tour & Peter & Paul Fortress with transfer and guide (English, German, French, Japanese speaking) 15092 RUB  (~246 $)

6355 RUB  (~104 $)

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