City tour with Peter and Paul Fortress

Peter and Paul Fortress

This excursion lasts for 4 hours. You will visit the most popular places in the city center. During short stops you can make selfi, to feel the atmosphere of these places. Also you will visit Peter and Paul Fortress. Tickets, driver with car and English speaking guide are included.

We can make longer or shorter than any excursion you want. So we can combine several trips into one day. We will consider all your wishes. Write us!

Peter and Paul Fortress

The Peter and Paul Fortress (Russian: Петропа́вловская кре́пость, Petropavlovskaya Krepost) is the original citadel of St. Petersburg, Russia, founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and built to Domenico Trezzini's designs from 1706 to 1740. In the early 1920s, it was still used as a prison and execution ground by the bolshevik government.

Today it has been adapted as the central and most important part of the State Museum of Saint Petersburg History. The museum has gradually become virtually the sole owner of the fortress building, except the structure occupied by the Saint Petersburg Mint.

The fortress was established by Peter the Great on May 16 (by the Julian Calendar, hereafter indicated using "(J)"; May 27 by the Gregorian Calendar) 1703 on small Hare Island by the north bank of the Neva River, the last upstream island of the Neva delta. Built at the height of the Northern War in order to protect the projected capital from a feared Swedish counterattack, the fort never fulfilled its martial purpose. The citadel was completed with six bastions in earth and timber within a year, and it was rebuilt in stone from 1706 to 1740.

From around 1720, the fort served as a base for the city garrison and also as a prison for high-ranking or political prisoners. The Trubetskoy Bastion, rebuilt in the 1870s, became the main prison block. The first person to escape from the fortress prison was the anarchist Prince Peter Kropotkin in 1876. Other people incarcerated in the "Russian Bastille" include Shneur Zalman of Liadi, Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich, Artemy Volynsky, Tadeusz Kościuszko, Alexander Radishchev, the Decembrists, Grigory Danilevsky, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Maxim Gorky, Mikhail Bakunin, Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Leon Trotsky and Josip Broz Tito.

Excursions in St. Petersburg

All prices are given in USD, included transport with driver, guide speaking a European language, entrance tickets.

Excursions Hours 1pax 2pax 3pax 4pax 5pax
City tour3 80USD80/4080/2780/2080/16
City tour with Peter and Paul Fortress4 110USD120/60132/44140/35150/30
City tour with St. Isaac’s Cathedral 3,5 99USD110/55120/40132/34140/28
St. Isaac’s and Savior on the Spilled Blood3 95USD110/55123/41135/35145/29
Hermitage Museum3,5 99USD120/60135/45152/38175/35
Petergoff - Park and Summer Palace5 145USD176/88204/68236/59250/50
Petergoff - Park with fountains 4 110USD126/62144/48156/39170/34
Catherine's Palace with Amber Room (Tsarskoe Selo)5 150USD170/85192/64216/54235/47
Catherine's Palace and Pavlovsk Palace6 170USD206/103240/80280/70315/63
Pavlovsk: Palace and Park5 130USD140/70150/50164/41175/35
Kronstadt city with Navy Cathedral4 100USD100/50100/33100/25100/20
The Great Gatchina Palace6 145USD156/78171/57188/47200/40

We can make any other excursion to any museum for you.
We have over 100 different museums in St. Petersburg.
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