Duration

5,5-6 hours

Excursion type

Bus and boat

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 at 14:30

What’s included in the price

Transport service, guide service

Language

Russian

  • Route: Gostiny Dvor, Kronstadt Naval Cathedral, motorboat trip along the forts, Anchor Square, The Monument to Peter the Great, Sea-Gauge, Petrovsky dock, Gostiny Dvor

The excursion to Kronstadt guarantees that you will feel unforgettable emotions, learn interesting facts and stories about this charming naval city, visit its sights. The final part of the excursion includes a motorboat trip which will allows you to see the famous forts of Kronstadt.

Sights of Kronstadt

The Italian Palace is one of the oldest architectural monuments here. Once it was a residence of Prince Menshikov - governor of this city. Then it hosted the Sea Cadet Corps, where I.F. Kruzenshtern, F.F. Bellingshausen and Yu. F. Lisyansky studied.

The true crow of Kronstadt is the Anchor Square and Kronstadt Naval Cathedral on it. It is constructed on the model of Hagia Sofia in Constantinople. The Kronstadt Naval Cathedral is considered to be the main Cathedral of the Navy of Russia. Its gorgeous inner decoration consists of splendid stained-glass windows, casting, mosaic compositions which correspond to the general navy topic.

Petrovsky dock and Sea-Gauge

During the excursion, you will find out that Kronstadt has its own Admiralty, Summer Garden, Gostiny Dvor, Blue and Green Bridges. Once you are here, do not forget to visit Petrovsky dock, which was designed by Peter the Great for repairing the ship’s bottoms. Today it is rarely used for its intended purpose. The main constructions are not involved in reparation works.

It is noteworthy that from the beginning of XVIII century and until our times the sea gauge service exists in Kronstadt. It is designed to determine the sea level alteration. The determination of depths and heights for the whole of Russia is made based on this data. Kronstadt Sea-Gauge is one of the oldest of its kind.

Boat trip

During water transport navigation period (May-October), you will have the opportunity to admire the panorama of the hero city from the sea. The motorboat will take you along the famous forts: «Emperor Alexander I», «Grand Duke Konstantin», «Peter I», «Kronschlot», «Paul I». Such a conclusion will be the crown of your acquaintance with the city of the Russian seamen’s glory.