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Private Tour: Peter and Paul Fortress in St Petersburg provided by SMART Moscow Day Tours

Private Tour: Peter and Paul Fortress in St Petersburg

Private Tour: Peter and Paul Fortress in St Petersburg
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Visit Peter and Paul Fortress in St Petersburg with a private guide and learn about its rich history on a 3-hour walking tour! The sprawling site is fascinating to explore, with old prison buildings and an ornate Baroque cathedral. Visit Trubetskoy Bastion, a prison-turned-museum and gaze in awe at the extravagant interior of Peter and Paul Cathedral where Tsar Peter the Great is buried.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Start your private tour with a pickup from your St Petersburg hotel at a time chosen by you to suit your schedule. Then, hop inside your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and 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. Let your guide know if there are any sights at the fortress that you want to see more or less of: since your tour is private, your itinerary can be tailored around your interests. On 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. 
Having explored the fortress and its key sites, ride your minibus back to your hotel where your tour concludes.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Start your private tour with a pickup from your St Petersburg hotel at a time chosen by you to suit your schedule. Then, hop inside your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and 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. Let your guide know if there are any sights at the fortress that you want to see more or less of: since your tour is private, your itinerary can be tailored around your interests. On 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. 
Having explored the fortress and its key sites, ride your minibus back to your hotel where your tour concludes.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5946PETEPAUL
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private minivan
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Entrance price to the fortress
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Kronverkskaya Naberezhnaya, 1, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197046
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • It is advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private minivan
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Entrance price to the fortress
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Kronverkskaya Naberezhnaya, 1, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197046
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • It is advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Sivarnee
Bangkok, Thailand1,068 contributions
Accessible central altar for local residents & visitors
Oct 2018 • Solo
My private tour at Peter and Paul Fortress was very impressive. My favorite interior was central altar gate of peter and paul fortress, it represent the spirit of old Saint Petersburg. All was designed in gold magnificent style. The altar was so eye catching and glitter. The dominate color is gold.The arch above the central altar is supported by Corinthian columns. Next to them were winged statues of Peter and Paul (Patron saints). Toward the base was Virgin Mary with the Apostles at her feet. The crown represents Christ enthroned.
Written February 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Manny A
21 contributions
Very Informative
My tour to the Peter and Paul fortress was amazing and informative. Anastasia did an excellent job at explaining each place we stopped at the fortress as well as provide a wealth of knowledge about the history of St Petersburg! I thoroughly enjoyed my time with her. I definitely recommend this tour and highly recommend Anastasia as she is truly a very knowledgeable guide! Thank you!
Written October 21, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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