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Peter and Paul Fortress

culture walk

Peter and Paul Fortress

1 review
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Peter and Paul Fortress

culture walk

Peter and Paul Fortress

1 review
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Housing a cathedral where the tsars are buried, a former prison, this large defensive fortress on Hare Island is the spot from which St Petersburg grew into the city it is today. History buffs will love it and everyone will swoon at the panoramic views from atop the fortress walls, at the foot of which lies a sandy riverside beach, a prime spot for sunbathing. We will get acquainted with the structure of the fortress, find out why the defensive construction is located in the city center. We will see where the weapons were stored and behold the most unusual monument to the founder of the city — Peter the Great. Also we will see where the coins are minted and visit the tomb of Russian emperors.

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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Your host

Learn more about Мария

Мария

I adore St. Petersburg, I was born and grew up here. Since I am a local citizen, I'm acquainted with all the historical sights, and I will also be able to introduce you to places in St. Petersburg that you will never find in the guidebooks. I will recommend food places for you to enjoy traditional Russian cuisine and introduce you to Russian culture. I speak English excellent and a little German, I am a certified guide-interpreter, I have all the necessary museum licenses. I will do my best to make your visit to such a beautiful city to inspire an unforgettable stay. I promise you will fall in love with this city like I me.

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Where you'll be

We will enter the fortress at the Ioannovsky bridge’s site, where you will hear the history of the defensive construction. We will pass through the Peter's gate and learn the history of the bas-relief above. We will find out the purpose of the main buildings in the fortress. Also we will visit the Peter and Paul Cathedral and get acquainted with the history of the fortress and the Cathedral itself.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Peter and Paul Cathedral tickets are paid separately.
Мария
Peter and Paul Fortress
1 review
£17/person
1 review
£17/person