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Peter & Paul Fortress Ticket and 2-Hour Group Walking Tour

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Peter & Paul Fortress Ticket and 2-Hour Group Walking Tour

From US$ 33.91 per person

Explore the cradle of St Petersburg, Peter and Paul Fortress on the Rabbit’s Island and visit its majestic Cathedral, the Burial Place of the most important Romanovs beginning from Peter the Great and up to Nicholas II and his family.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Explore the grounds and visit the museums of Peter and Paul Fortress, the birthplace of St Petersburg
  • Listen to numerous stories and legends about Emperors and Epresses, political prisoners and revolutionaries
  • Be amazed at the panoramic views from atop the fortress walls
  • Visit the majestic Saint Pete and Paul’s Cathedral and see the burial vault of the Romanov dynasty with your own eyes
Full description
From its very founding in 1703, the Peter and Paul Fortress (the original citadel of St. Petersburg) had been used as a prison. Ironically it housed a jail used by the imperial family to imprison political prisoners. Later, the Bolsheviks would use the prison for the same purpose. Your knowledgeable and friendly guide will tell you numerous stories and legends about Peter I and Catherine the Great, rebels against the Tsarist regime and then the enemies of the state. On this tour you will have the unique opportunity to visit the Peter & Paul Cathedral, the symbol of the city of St Petersburg. Every single Romanov Tsar is buried here. Now Nicholas II and the entire last Imperial family is also buried here, and this is the best place to come with a guide to learn about the entire Romanov dynasty through their family tree. After the tour, you can stay in the Fortress and continue exploring its grounds and museums or follow your guide to get back to the city center.
  • Professional tour guide
  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Entrance ticket to Saint Pete and Paul’s Cathedral
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    The guide will meet you at the Burger King close to Peter and Paul Fortress. Address: АЗС ПТК, Park Aleksandrovskiy, 8a, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197046. The guide will be holding a blue umbrella.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
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    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 36 reviews

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    very infomative and helpful guide. excellent tour!

    we have been told earlier not to visit peter and paul fortress without a guide, and they were probably correct. our guide pointed out so many interesting facts and told us so many interesting stories while pointing us to the real things at the fortress and its cathedral inside. the visit would have been a lot less interesting and less informative without her. highly recommended.

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    July 24, 2019

    Very interesting visit

    December 31, 2019

    Igor was very helpful introducing the history and surrounding. It is a must to have a guide in order to know the place. The only thing is the meeting point was not clear .. It was outside the fortress.

    November 9, 2019

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