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Peter and Paul's Fortress and Cathedral in St Petersburg (with roundtrip transfer) (3 hours)

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.
  • 3-hour private Peter and Paul Fortress tour in St Petersburg
  • See the highlights of Peter and Paul Fortress, the oldest building in the city
  • Learn about the building’s 18th-century history as you walk around
  • Visit Trubetskoy Bastion, a prison museum and former torture chamber
  • Marvel at the opulent interior of Peter and Paul Cathedral
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary and personalized attention from a guide

This private tour introduces you to one of the most beautiful and fascinating landmarks in St Petersburg – Peter and Paul Fortress! Your private guide will ensure you’ll have a personal and in-depth experience while regaling you with stories about the site’s past.

Arrange your private tour of the Peter and Paul Fortress to start at a time to suit your schedule, and relax with a hotel pickup by luxury car. As you travel, your private guide will talk to you about the city and also about the things that you want to see at the fortress. Once inside the attraction, your itinerary is flexible, so if there’s something you want to see more of, simply let your guide know.

Head inside and start exploring, learning about the impressive building’s history. The oldest structure in St Petersburg, the fortress was built in the 1700s to defend against an invasion by the Swedes. The attack never came, and the site went on to be used as a prison until as recently as 1917.

Visit Trubetskoy Bastion, one of the old prison blocks, and hear how it served as the main political prison of the Russian Empire as well as a torture chamber for the secret services. Whereas it once symbolized political repression, the building is now a museum that charts the history of its former inmates. Browse the exhibits with your guide as you walk around.

Continue to the Russian Orthodox Peter and Paul Cathedral, and marvel at its Baroque interior – a standout feature that sets it apart from the city’s other Orthodox cathedrals. Look up toward the bell tower and visit the tombs of emperors and eminent Russians like Tsar Peter the Great. 

After exploring the fortress and its various sites, return to your car and travel back to your hotel where your tour ends.  

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 3 hours
Departure time: 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 02:00 PM

Important info

Price includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Private roundtrip transportation (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Entrance fee to Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral
  • Entrance fee to Trubetskoy Bastion
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
Additional info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • It is advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes
Departure and Return
Departure and return point: your centrally located St Petersburg hotel
Departure time: flexible, contact us to confirm your preferred start time

Sights included in program

Saint Petersburg : Peter and Paul Fortress
Located on the banks of the beautiful Neva River, the towering Peter and Paul Fortress dominates the skyline of St Petersburg. Built in 18th century, this amazing fortress is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in the city's rich history. The oldest building in St Petersburg, the grandiose Peter and Paul Fortress is the perfect destination for culture seekers and history buffs. Planned by Peter the Great as a defense against possible atta... Read more
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1 person - US$ 159.16 (US$ 159.16 per person)
2 person - US$ 182.16 (US$ 91.08 per person)
3 person - US$ 207 (US$ 69 per person)
4 person - US$ 231.84 (US$ 57.96 per person)
5 person - US$ 257.60 (US$ 51.52 per person)
6 person - US$ 281.52 (US$ 46.92 per person)
7 person - US$ 315.56 (US$ 45.08 per person)
8 person - US$ 360.64 (US$ 45.08 per person)
9 person - US$ 405.72 (US$ 45.08 per person)
10 person - US$ 450.80 (US$ 45.08 per person)
Price for persons: 1 - 1011 - 16

Our flexible payment options allow you to pay 20% of a deposit first and the remaining 80% in 14 days prior to your tour date - payment can be done both online or over the phone. This gives you the peace of mind knowing your spaces are booked on the tours and that you do not miss out on making the most of your time in Russia.

Also you get 8% discount and 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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