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 and Royal Mint, and the Trubetskoy Bastion, the main prison block. See the cells that held political prisoners.
What to Expect
The Peter and Paul Fortress, an engineering masterpiece of the 18th century, is the oldest landmark in St. Petersburg. Built in 1704 by Peter the Great, founder of the city, it hasn’t actually ever served as a fortress, however.
On this 3-hour small-group tour you’ll visit this spectacular monument and learn about its history. The tour is priced per group as opposed to per person. A maximum of 25 participants may join the tour.
Shortly after the construction, the Peter and Paul fortress became the main Russian prison for political criminals. Later, during the Red Terror campaign of the KGB it became a place of execution.
On this excursion you’ll visit the main church of the fortress, the Peter and Paul Cathedral, as well as seeing the tombs of famous emperors of the Romanov dynasty. You’ll also have the opportunity to see the inside of the old prison cells.
- Round-trip hotel transfers (by sedan or by mini-van that seats 17 persons)
- Tickets to Peter and Paul Cathedral and the Prison
Know Before You Go
Please book the tour at least 24 hours in advance. You can pay by cash only just before the tour.