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Half-Day Private Tour to Kronshtadt (5 hours)

Explore the northern shield of Russia and the maritime capital of the Russian Empire! Learn the history of the Russian navy on a fascinating tour of Kronshtadt, located on the Gulf of Finland close to St. Petersburg. Walk along the banks of Kotlin Island, visit the splendid Naval Cathedral and more.

Kronstadt is a real pearl of war history of Russia. Founded by Peter the Great as a maritime fortress and naval base, Kronstadt once might have been a capital of the Russian Empire during the Great Northern War with Sweden. The port is ice-bound for 140–160 days of the year, from the beginning of December through April. A large proportion of the inhabitants are sailors, adding to the maritime atmosphere.

Located on Kotlin Island, 19 miles (30 kilometers) west of St. Petersburg proper, the city’s main seaport, it is also the traditional seat of the Russian Admiralty. The first Russian navy base amazing defence system was founded in Kronshtadt – the naval Maginot Line.

At the times of The Red Revolution drama Kronshtadt was a centre of rebellions, and the first anti-communist uprising in 1921 also happened here. During the trip you will visit the famous Naval cathedral with its magnificent both exterior and interior bearing no resemblance with any Saint Petersburgian church or cathedral.

  • Discover the once closed district of Kronshtadt, St. Petersburg's main seaport and naval base
  • Go to the splendid Naval Cathedral, and learn how it was used as a lookout
  • Wander the streets to see 19th-century architecture and more
Type: Private Tour
Duration: 5 hours
Departure time: 10:00 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Driver’s services as per the program (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Inside visit of Naval Catherdal 
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges 
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
Departure and Return

Departure and return point: your centrally located St Petersburg hotel

Sights included in program

Saint Petersburg : Kronstadt
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1 person - US$ 274 (US$ 274 per person)
2 person - US$ 274 (US$ 137 per person)
3 person - US$ 267 (US$ 89 per person)
4 person - US$ 268 (US$ 67 per person)
5 person - US$ 225 (US$ 45 per person)
6 person - US$ 258 (US$ 43 per person)
7 person - US$ 280 (US$ 40 per person)
8 person - US$ 320 (US$ 40 per person)
9 person - US$ 360 (US$ 40 per person)
10 person - US$ 400 (US$ 40 per person)
Price for persons: 1 - 1011 - 16

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Also you get the best, top-rated and most experienced and knowledgeable hand-picked tour guide appointed on a priority basis.
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the best tour guides only. Multilingual and well travelled, each possesses deep insight into the diverse attractions and cultural patterns throughout the region. With us guides undergo a rigorous selection process, achieving outstanding knowledge of local culture and language. Rest assured that the best tour guides only will be working on the tours to give you excellent opportunity to explore the best of the sights during both short and long-term stay in Russia.

Once you complete your reservation, we will send you a booking confirmation email. As the day of the tour approaches, our logistics team will provide you with all relevant information for your tour.

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