Duration

4 hours

Excursion type

By car

Place of the beginning and the end of an excursion

On request

Time of the beginning of an excursion, frequency

On request

What’s included in the price

Guide service, transport service, tickets to Peter and Paul Fortress

Language

Russian, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese or any other on request

  • Applications in high season are accepted in advance due to high rate of guide employment.
  • Visit to The Peter and Paul Cathedral, The Grand Ducal Burial Vault and The Trubetskoy Bastion with its grim prison cells
  • Discovering The Peter and Paul Fortress architectural ensemble on the Hare Island
  • The excursion foresees making stops for taking photos. Our guide will advise you on the places for the best photos

Sightseeing city tour with a visit to The Peter and Paul Fortress is a story for every guest of St. Petersburg to feel.

From Nevsky Prospect to The Field of Mars

Traditionally, the point of departure to discover the Northern Capital’s sights is the Nevsky Prospect. Around 2 million people walk along this avenue every day.

There are many books and films about the beauty of St. Petersburg. But you can fully enjoy it only by seeing with your own eyes the splendid Senate Square with the gorgeous Bronze Horseman, the architectural masterpieces of the St. Isaac’s Square and the Spit of the Vasilyevsky (Basil) Island.

The Peter and Paul Fortress

A city tour might seem incomplete without a visit to The Peter and Paul Fortress from which the history of St. Petersburg began. The excursion eliminates this problem, because it envisages the visit to the Fortress as well as The Peter and Paul Cathedral with its Grand Ducal Burial Vault. It holds the remains of the emperors who from generation to generation made the history of Russia.

The Trubetskoy Bastion prison cells

During the excursion, you will have the opportunity to visit The Trubetskoy Bastion prison cells. Political prisoners and other undesirable persons were once held there. During 1880s, convicts were held there. The political imprisonment with its severe punishments and incarceration conditions surpassed even the exile cells of Siberia.

Convicts were subject to the strictest regime and were deprived of books (except for the Bible), meetings, correspondence, tobacco and any kind of labor and activities. The enhanced sound insulation excluded even the opportunity to communicate by tapping. The complete isolation in each individual cell, the absence of writing implements and severe corporal punishments combined with scarce food were true torture for the convicts.

There was no any other prison that had such a strict regime. Back then, Leon Trotsky, Vladimir Lenin’s brother, Maxim Gorky and other famous people were prisoners in this dungeon. Nowadays The Trubetskoy Bastion prison cells are one more page in the historical almanac of St. Petersburg.