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Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost)
Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost)

Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost) Tours and Activities

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The looming yellow cathedral tower and star-shaped fortifications of the Peter and Paul Fortress dominate St. Petersburg’s riverfront, rising up from the shores of Zayachy Island. Built by Peter the Great in 1703, the fortress boasts a long history, having served as a military base, royal burial site, and political prison.

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Entrance to the Peter and Paul fortress and 2 hour group tour

Entrance to the Peter and Paul fortress and 2 hour group tour

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Explore the grounds and visit the museums of the Peter and Paul Fortress, the birthplace of St. Petersburg Listen to numerous stories and legends about the tsars and emperors, political prisoners and revolutionaries. Surprise yourself with the panoramic views from the top of the walls of the fortress. Visit the majestic Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul and see with your own eyes the funerary vault of the Romanov dynasty.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.03
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$34.03
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Private Tour: Peter and Paul Fortress in St Petersburg

Private Tour: Peter and Paul Fortress in St Petersburg

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Explore one of St Petersburg’s greatest treasures on this 3-hour private walking tour of Peter and Paul Fortress. Accompanied by a knowledgeable private guide, head inside the imposing fortress, the city’s oldest building, constructed by Peter the Great in 1703. Walk around the key sites as you hear about their history; explore the Trubetskoy Bastion prison cells and museum; and visit the extraordinary Peter and Paul Cathedral, whose gilded interior holds the tombs of Peter the Great and Nicholas II and his family, killed by the Bolsheviks in 1917.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.06
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$107.06
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Shore Excursion: 2-Day St. Petersburg City Tour

Shore Excursion: 2-Day St. Petersburg City Tour

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Maximize your time in the remarkable Russian city of St. Petersburg on a comprehensive 2-day shore excursion to major attractions and historical landmarks. Alongside an expert guide, visit the majestic Peterhof Fountain Park; browse intriguing exhibits in the Hermitage, Russia’s largest museum; and absorb the sacred ambiance of ecclesiastical structures like the Church on the Spilled Blood, and the Peter and Paul Cathedral. Gain valuable insight into the rich history of the city and travel by luxury, air-conditioned vehicle for the duration of your tour.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$250.00
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$250.00
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St. Petersburg Small Group or Private Walking City Tour

St. Petersburg Small Group or Private Walking City Tour

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Discover beautiful St. Petersburg by foot on a 3-hour, small-group walking tour of its architectural treasures. With a guide, set out to explore the signature sights of this spectacular city, Russia’s capital during the 1700s and 1800s, as you uncover its history. See top St. Petersburg attractions including St Isaac’s Cathedral and Palace Square, walk along Nevsky Prospect, and learn about the city’s present-day culture and life. Numbers are limited to 12 tour for a more intimate experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.00
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ALL INCLUSIVE: Full Day Tour of St Petersburg

ALL INCLUSIVE: Full Day Tour of St Petersburg

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Get acquainted with St. Petersburg and its sights with this day-long tour of the city. Covering more ground and sights than you would do by foot, the coach tour takes in all the top St. Petersburg attractions including St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Palace Square, and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. You’ll even savor a traditional Russian lunch and visit the State Hermitage Museum, too.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.06
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$122.06
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2 day shore tour of Saint-Petersburg with Faberge museum

2 day shore tour of Saint-Petersburg with Faberge museum

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Make the most of your limited time on dry land with a 2-day private tour of St Petersburg. Luxury end-to-end transportation from the port takes you to each destination on your itinerary. Offered in multiple languages, you enjoy the pleasure of live commentary in your native tongue. Along with a guided tour at each museum, you also enjoy complimentary admission and skip-the-line access.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$640.00
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$640.00
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Guided Tour Peter and Paul Fortress, Cathedral and Prison

Guided Tour Peter and Paul Fortress, Cathedral and Prison

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In the course of the tour you will see the unique authentic place where the second capital of Russia started. It is advisable to do the tour before you see the other sights since it will give you understanding why Saint Petersburg was founded in this part of Russia, you will learn about the history of the city and the fate of the ruling dynasty.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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$50.00

Peter and Paul Fortress Private Tour + Photographer

Peter and Paul Fortress Private Tour + Photographer

The best price and no hidden fees! With this tour besides having a professional tour guide you will also have a professional photographer with you at all times taking astonishing photos and videos to capture your visit to this iconic place. The Fortress of Saint Petersburg is like the Kremlin in Moscow, if you don't come is like you were not in Saint Petersburg. The place was built by the orders of Peter the Great and under his supervision, it was a defence mechanism during WWII and today is the resting place of the Romanov Family. Most of the walls are still original but the gardens inside are as beautiful as ever, the cathedral is until today the highest point in the city center and is almost completely covered with gold. Later we will send you all the photos and videos by e-mail. Don't miss this chance, you wont find a better price!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.54
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$42.54

Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 2-day Grand Shore Excursion

Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 2-day Grand Shore Excursion

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This 2-day tour through St. Petersburg gets you acquainted with the city, its history, and its culture. Visit Catherine Palace, Peterhof Garden (Petrodvorets), Rasputin Museum at the Yusupov Palace, the Russian-Orthodox Peter and Paul Cathedral, and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Plus go on a canal and riverboat ride, and gain early access to The Hermitage.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$315.00
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$315.00
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1-Day St. Petersburg PRIVATE ALL INCLUSIVE GRAND TOUR Skip-the-line

1-Day St. Petersburg PRIVATE ALL INCLUSIVE GRAND TOUR Skip-the-line

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Experience the best of St Petersburg and learn about the city’s incredible history on this full-day sightseeing tour. With an expert guide, admire the historical highlights of Russia’s most beautiful city, from the glorious Winter Palace and stately Nevsky Prospect to its graceful canals and bridges, the Peter and Paul Fortress, St Isaac’s Cathedral, and the Hermitage, all from the comfort of a minivan or car. Your tour includes hotel pickup, entry fees, and lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$206.19
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$206.19
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2-Day Group Shore Excursion in St Petersburg with Faberge Museum & Boat Cruise

2-Day Group Shore Excursion in St Petersburg with Faberge Museum & Boat Cruise

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Get a comprehensive overview of the St. Petersburg—considered to be the "Venice of the North"—on this 2-day small-group shore excursion. See famous sights including Peterhof, Catherine’s Palace, the Hermitage Museum and more. Enjoy skip-the-line admission to many attractions, a 3-course Russian lunch each day, a Neva River canal cruise, and a guided tour of the famous Faberge Museum.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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St. Petersburg 3-Day All-Inclusive Tour

St. Petersburg 3-Day All-Inclusive Tour

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This 3-day tour of St. Petersburg includes transport, lunches, and all entrance fees for places shown on the below itinerary, so you can relax and enjoy your time exploring what the city has to offer. Go to the famous Hermitage and the Faberge Museum to learn about Russia’s history. Along the three days, see Yusupov Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Peterhof Palace and Garden (Petrodvorets), the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and Catherine Palace and Park.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$413.22
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$413.22

Mini-Group 2-Day Shore Excursion of St Petersburg Must-Sees and Boat Cruise

Mini-Group 2-Day Shore Excursion of St Petersburg Must-Sees and Boat Cruise

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Spend your days in port exploring the highlights of St. Petersburg. Your guide meets your small group at the port each day to take you in a comfortable minibus to the sights. Visit the Hermitage, the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, Catherine Palace and famed Amber Room, the fountains and gardens of Peterhof Palace and more, including a cruise along the canals of the city.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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St Petersburg 2 Day Top-Guided Optimized Mini-Group Tour Introducing The Best of the City And Its Suburbs

St Petersburg 2 Day Top-Guided Optimized Mini-Group Tour Introducing The Best of the City And Its Suburbs

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Make the most of your time in St. Petersburg on this small-group shore excursion limited to just 15 people. Spending two days exploring offers the opportunity to not only see the city's top sights, including the Hermitage Museum, but also to go outside the city to explore the cities of Peterhof and Pushkin.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$185.00
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$185.00
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St.Petersburg 2 Day Visa Free Shore Tour

St.Petersburg 2 Day Visa Free Shore Tour

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When your cruise visits St. Petersburg, discover the many splendors of the city on a comprehensive 2-day shore excursion, with no Russian visa required. Learn about the city’s past from an informative guide, and discover landmarks including the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Peter and Paul Fortress. Witness the art highlights of the world-famous Hermitage Museum, cruise along the stately canals, visit the fountain-dotted Peterhof Park, and explore the Catherine Palace at Pushkin, including its world-renowned Amber Room.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$296.24
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$296.24
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Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 3-day Grand Shore Excursion

Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 3-day Grand Shore Excursion

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This 3-day tour of St. Petersburg is perfect for cruise ship guests making a stop in the city because it’s visa-free and includes all transportation. See popular places, such as the Russian-Orthodox Peter and Paul Cathedral, Catherine Palace, and St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Gain early entry into The Hermitage and the Peterhof Gardens. Visit the Faberge Museum, and then head to Yusupov Palace to walk through the Rasputin exhibit. Plus, see the city sights by boat on a cruise along a river and canal.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$395.00
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$395.00
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St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Visa-Free 2-Day Tour including the Faberge Museum

St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Visa-Free 2-Day Tour including the Faberge Museum

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Set out from port on a 2-day tour of St Petersburg visa-free and visit all of the city's top attractions. See Peterhof summer palace and its incredible outdoor fountain display; learn the history behind the onion-domed Church of the Spilled Blood; and enjoy a guided tour of the incredible Hermitage. You'll also visit the Fabergé Museum, home to 9 Imperial Easter eggs as well as the largest collection of Fabergé works on the planet. Then, explore the birthplace of St. Petersburg, the 18th-century Peter and Paul Fortress, and embark on a metro tour and boat cruise along the city's rivers and canals. This shore excursion includes round-trip port of call transport and lunch daily.
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  • 16 to 18 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$275.00
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$275.00
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1-Day St. Petersburg PRIVATE ALL INCLUSIVE GRAND TOUR Skip-the-line

1-Day St. Petersburg PRIVATE ALL INCLUSIVE GRAND TOUR Skip-the-line

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Dip into one of the world’s greatest city's on this full-day tour of St. Petersburg. With a guide, stop at some of the city’s top landmarks such as the Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, and the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood. View magnificent pieces of architecture as your guide explains their history.b Then, complete your experience with a 3-hour guided tour of the renowned Hermitage Museum.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$206.19
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$206.19
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2-Day Private City Tour of St Petersburg

2-Day Private City Tour of St Petersburg

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Embark on a 2-day private guided tour of St Petersburg and immerse yourself in the city's many wonders. This multi-day excursion allows you to delve beneath the surface of some top attractions for a more thorough and rewarding experience. Learn the story behind the onion-domed Church on Spilled Blood, marvel at Peterhof's magnificent fountains, and see the ongoing restoration of Catherine Palace, largely destroyed during WWII. Cruise along the canals of this 'Venice of the North' and explore both the Hermitage and the city's metro stations: artworks in themselves.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Private Shore-Excursion: 1-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour

Private Shore-Excursion: 1-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour

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When your ship docks in St. Petersburg's port, enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private shore excursion. The tour is fully tailored to your interests, and transportation is provided in a private, air-conditioned, sedan or minibus. Pickup and drop-off at the port; no Russian visa required.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$194.00
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$194.00
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Shore Excursion: Three Day Highlights Tour

Shore Excursion: Three Day Highlights Tour

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Discover the regal residences and arresting landmarks of St Petersburg on a comprehensive 3-day shore excursion led by a professional guide. Gain an insiders perspective of the remarkable Russian city as you visit monuments like Peterhof, the Church on Spilled Blood and the Faberge Museum. Take a relaxed cruise along St Petersburg’s canals; marvel at the impressive statues in metro stations; and browse the enriching exhibits of the Hermitage, Russia’s largest museum.
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  • 1 day 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$395.00
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$395.00
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2 Day All Highlights of St Peterburg Shore Excursion Tour

2 Day All Highlights of St Peterburg Shore Excursion Tour

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This tour, paced over two days, will let you see all the major attractions of St.Petersburg: State Hermitage & Winter palace, Peterhof fountains and Catherine palace with the Amber room, Cathedral of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, St.Isaac Cathedral, Nevsky prospect etc. - Enjoy the service of a Personal Licensed Expert Guide - Get your private comfortable air-conditioned transportation - Skip long lines to popular attractions (tickets are all pre-booked) - Experience some city old areas in the countryside with the famous datchas - Take a delightful hydrofoil ride which will allow you to experience some modern residential areas of St. Petersburg from the water - Take a metro ride to experience a little bit of local everyday life and see spectacular subway stations, decorated with marble, bronze chandeliers, mosaic, statues.
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  • 2 days
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$584.62
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$584.62
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VISA-Free 2-Day St. Petersburg Discovery Tour

VISA-Free 2-Day St. Petersburg Discovery Tour

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Take a worry-free and visa-free trip to the former imperial city of St. Peterburg on this 2-day small-group shore excursion. Visit key landmarks such as Peter and Paul Cathedral, Peterhof, the Amber Room at Catherine’s Palace, the Faberge Museum, and much more. Learn about Russia’s rich history, art, and culture from your tour guide, enjoy a relaxing boat ride, and even sample the gastronomy with two included Russian lunches.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$357.70
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$357.70

Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day

Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day

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Explore St. Petersburg the way you want with a private, full-day flexible tour. Customize your perfect itinerary in advance and relax with pre-arranged logistics and pre-booked skip-the-line tickets. Discover highlights like St. Isaac’s Cathedal and Church on the Spilled Blood, take a canal cruise, or devote time to the Hermitage, Catherine Palace, or Peterhof — you choose. Entrance fees and meals are at your own expense, with private air-conditioned transport and guiding services included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$152.00
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$152.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost) costs USD 5.00. Guided Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost) tours start around USD 5.00 per person.
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