The most important
They say, "the story is written here with the blood and a dream"...
This stronghold was built very quickly in 1703-1706, as there was an urgent need for strategic fortification in the Northern War with Sweden.
2 hours - 7300 rubles (minimum number of hours);
3 hours - 14,600 rubles;
4 hours - 18,250 rubles.
Duration: 2-3 hours
Type of the tour: on a car and walking
The tour is available in English and Russian
The fortress is the cornerstone at the base of city’s foundation, as well as it is one of the most outstanding sights. Although it was built on an island in the shape of an elongated hexagon and counted six bastions and the fortress, it never participated in hostilities. Later it had served as a political prison.
The Cathedral of Peter and Paul was built in 1712-1733 by the famous architect of the city Domenico Trezzini. This wonderful creation is located inside the fortress. The cathedral contains the remains of almost all Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family, who were finally buried in July 1998.
This tour can be a part of a sightseeing tour. We will walk around the fortress and enjoy the main panorama of St. Petersburg from the banks of the Neva. You will hear the story of the foundation of St. Petersburg. We will visit numerous temporary or permanent exhibitions at the fortress, as well as at the Peter and Paul Cathedral, where the main representatives of the Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov dynasty are buried. Perhaps we will see a concert or a festival that often takes place in the fortress.
Among the most interesting permanent exhibitions at the fortress:
- Museum of Science and Technology. The exhibition presents a various collection of scientific and technical devices of the XIX-XX centuries: household appliances, measuring and optical instruments, calculators, vehicles and much more.
- Trubetskoy Bastion (functioned from 1872 to 1921 as the main political prison of the Russian Empire).
All the following is included:
- During the White Nights (May 22 - June 22), a city tour can be organized at 7-8 pm.
- VIP tours for 1-3 people;
- All services include my services as an English-speaking guide;
- Business class car (Audi A7);
- Meeting at the hotel;
- Water in the car.
Please note that the museum tickets can be purchased in advance after the arrangement is made with my guests.