Duration

3 hours (1,5 hours sightseeing tour; 1,5 hours the Peter and Paul Fortress)

Excursion type

Bus

Place of the beginning and the end of an excursion

Nevsky Ave., 35 (Gostiny Dvor), parking of buses opposite to the Perinny Ranks art center

Time of the beginning of an excursion, frequency

Daily, Wednesday - day off; specify the time at manager

What’s included in the price

Transport service, guide service, tickets to Peter and Paul Fortress and Trubetskoy Bastion

Language

Russian

The sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg will tell you about its rich history and famous tourist attractions. The center of St. Petersburg is the boundary between the past and the present, where historical monuments harmoniously coexist within the modern world of the Northern capital. Your exploring of the city will start from Nevsky Prospekt.

You will be amazed by its scale and opulence represented in the elegant and majestic palaces, theaters, luxurious restaurants and, certainly, rich temples of various religious faiths. Here, you will see the Russian Orthodox Kazan Cathedral as well as the Catholic Church of St. Catherine and the St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Not without reason Alexander Dumas called this avenue the street of religious tolerance.

From the Isaac's Square to the Peter and Paul Fortress

Next we visit the St. Isaac's Square, take a look at its ensemble: the monument to Nicholas I, the St. Isaac's Cathedral, some secular buildings, which architectural excellence cannot be ignored. The cathedral, named after Saint Isaac, is the link between the Isaac's and Senate Square. Our tour necessarily includes the visit of the second one.

Here, you will see the world-famous Bronze Horseman, the building of the Senate and Synod, and find out many interesting historical facts. Then, we will pass by the Palace Square and the Hermitage Museum, the Church of Savior on the Blood, the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island, and the Cabin of Peter the Great. During this tour you will learn the most interesting and, until recently, unknown facts about St. Petersburg, however, they do not tell you the entire history of this amazing city of Peter the Great.

The Peter and Paul Fortress

Our tour includes a visit to the fortress. It is located on Hare Island. The fortress was laid by Peter the Great on May 27 in 1703. This date is considered the day of foundation of St. Petersburg. The fortress has the oldest temple of the Northern capital and symbol of the city, which is the famous Peter and Paul Cathedral, which was designed by an outstanding architect Trezzini. Today, it houses the tomb of the Royal Romanov dynasty.

Next, we will explore the Trubetskoy Bastion, which is the sign part of the architectural ensemble of the Peter and Paul Fortress. Political prisoners were kept there. The conditions of this prison were extremely severe, so it is often called the Russian Bastille and compared with the Siberian exile.

This tour will leave a lot of pleasant experiences and a desire to find out more. The closer you get to know this city, the more clearly you understand that the Northern capital is still full of secrets.

Opening hours of the Saint Peter and Paul Fortress:

From 10: 00 am- 06: 00 pm.

Address: Peter and Paul Fortress, 3

Metro station: Gorkovskaya, Sportivnaya