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St. Petersburg Peter & Paul Fortress Excursion Reviews

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The Peter and Paul Fortress is one of St. Petersburg's oldest structures; visitors learn about how the fort was once used to protect the area from being attacked by the Swedish army.

nybumpkin

17 reviews

Only complaint here is that it was crowded. It was hard to get a good view of the interior. However, we had an exellent concert from an a capella group in a chapel.


Provider: Independent Operator

NantahalaCruiser

1 review

you can see the golden spire of the cathedral as you look down many of the larger avenues


Provider: Independent Operator

wickers

1 review

A bit of a blur.


Provider: Independent Operator

beachluver9

2 reviews

We only visited the outside due to lack of time. Incredible history here, read up on the location prior to visiting to get max benefit from the stop


Provider: Independent Operator

karbop1

1 review

Had a private two day tour for three of us which allowed us to visit pretty much every main destination and a few others besides. i would recommend SPB Tours highly.

Provider: Independent Operator

lewisltd

2 reviews

Stunning


Provider: Independent Operator

ronnieb

1 review

amazing....


Provider: Independent Operator

blethers

1 review

Very impressive. Lovely light inside the cathedral.

Provider: AmaWaterways

Dodifra

1 review

The Peter & Paul cathedral is beautiful and a must see.

Provider: Independent Operator

Harrisontig31

1 review

Interesting. Strange in its layout. Again, one of the places you have to visit if only to see the resting place of all the Tsars. I felt the tour here was a bit disjointed but this was primarily because of numbers visiting the church and then a wait for our onward river cruise boat to arrive.

Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Lochani

1 review

Lots of walking ! Interesting history!

Provider: Viking Cruises

andawaywego2

1 review

I was overcome when I saw the crypt of Czar Nicholas II and his murdered family. I had heard and read so much about them

Provider: Independent Operator

Cruisin-Geezer

5 reviews

Following a good lunch we proceeded to the Peter & Paul Island and its fortress and cathedral, where the Romanov Tzars are entombed. The golden spire of the cathedral dominates the St Petersburg skyline. Not as spectacular within as St Isaacs or the Church on Spilled Blood, the cathedral is still undergoing some rennovation, but is still very much worth a visit. I would have liked time to explore the fortress and walk around its wall, but . . . alas . . . time!

Provider: Independent Operator

iffley094

1 review

Part of the Neva River cruise. We saw the tombs of the Romanov Tsars from Peter the Great to the newly created memorial room for the last Tsar Nicholas 11 and his family.

Provider: Saga Holidays

johnl.szabo@gmail.com

1 review

Exceptional site. I was touched by seeing the tomb with the remains of the last Czar and his family.

Provider: Viking Cruises

sailing1001

1 review

An exciting building to visit where the tombs of Romanov rulers and their family lie. The decor was exquisite.

Provider: Independent Operator

MerryFLLMom

1 review

Very disappointed we did not go inside the church where the Czars are suppose to be buried. We walked around outside and then went to the Church of Spilled Blood then to a souvenir shop. The tour guide did point out other points of interest and she was very knowledgeable.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Mileeny

1 review

We had wanted to take a private excursion as when we were here before we did ships tours and they were very slow moving and more about shopping than touring.However we were only in port for one day and it was a monday and the Hermitage is closed to all except very large tour operators on a monday.I e mailed several beforehand and those that said they could get us in were very expensive so reluctantly i booked a full day ships tour that included The Hermitage.it turned out to be the highlight of our trip.The guide spoke excellent English.There were 40 people on our bus all of whom were fit and able bodied.We never lost anyone or had to wait anywhere for anyone.Lunch was included and was a salad followed by veg soup,then a chicken in cream sauce with potatoes followed by apple streudel.There was caviar on bread and sparkling wine and vodka shots and bottled water and coffee or tea included.This was in the Literary Cafe on Nevsky Prospeckt.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

flcruiser3

1 review

The Cathedral at the Peter and Paul Fortress was interesting as it had the tombs of many of the Russian Tzars including Peter the Great. *Make sure you use a restroom before arriving at the Fortress the bus that contained the toilets had the smallest and dirtiest bathrooms I have ever seem in my life! I am quite small and I could hardly fit in the stall and the stall walls were only shoulder height. Ironically you had to pay to use these facilities. We did have a good laugh the rest of the trip talking about the "pi** bus" and how it "pi**ed us off"!

Provider: Independent Operator

Porky55

3 reviews

Enjoyed this excursion - the tour guide was very fluent, funny, helpful.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

rmgjg

1 review

The founding site of St.Petersburg. Full of marble sarcophaghi of all the Russian Tsars,emperors,empresses and their families & staff. Very interesting

Provider: Independent Operator

DawgVoyager

1 review

This was part of our 2-day independently booked small group tour. The area was quite crowded and perhaps extra-so because it was Navy week and many locals were there celebrating and sightseeing in addition to foreign tourists. Our guide was able to keep us together and provide explanations of what we were seeing, making sure we didn't miss the tomb of Peter the Great as well as the chapel with the remains of the last Romanovs.

Provider: Independent Operator

bobby3334

2 reviews

Plenty of time to see inside and out; very interesting!

Provider: Independent Operator

Philip Lowe

1 review

Saw this from our river cruise and were pleased to see inside later when we visited in our tour mini-bus.

Provider: Independent Operator

geekguy1

6 reviews

Like all of the cities major attractions, this is a jaw-dropping stop.

Provider: Independent Operator

gzerovti

2 reviews

Truly memorable as here you see the graves of the Tzars including the last Tzar and some of his family.

Provider: Thomson Cruises

Misschad

1 review

Again not enough time to take in all the sights and explore, but hopefully we can visit again.

Provider: Thomson Cruises

chileno first time cruise

1 review

Didnt go inside just a photo opportunity in the rain so this site didnt make much of an impact. The cathedral next door where all the Romanovs are buried was great though

Provider: Princess Cruises

slix1

2 reviews

Interesting

Provider: Independent Operator

MNDutchGirl

5 reviews

This is where the Romanovs are buried and was not on the top of my highlight list, although it didn't take much time to walk through.

Provider: Independent Operator

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