St. Petersburg Peter & Paul Fortress Excursion Reviews

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.
This was on the first day and it is an interesting place but the church we went into within the ...
This was on the first day and it is an interesting place but the church we went into within the palace was far too crowded and we didn't have any time to walk around the fortress and appreciate it.
This was on the first day and it is an interesting place but the church we went into within the palace was far too crowded and we didn't have any time to walk around the fortress and appreciate it. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Insufficient time at the Fortress, too much wasted time especially at the Tourist shop.
Insufficient time at the Fortress, too much wasted time especially at the Tourist shop.
Insufficient time at the Fortress, too much wasted time especially at the Tourist shop. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
The Russians know how to decorate the inside of churches.
The Russians know how to decorate the inside of churches. Beautiful inside and out. Good amount of time at this location. Saw what I wanted.
The Russians know how to decorate the inside of churches. Beautiful inside and out. Good amount of time at this location. Saw what I wanted. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very interesting history but not enough time to explore much
Very interesting history but not enough time to explore much
Very interesting history but not enough time to explore much Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Again thousands of tourists and only time to go in church.
Again thousands of tourists and only time to go in church. couldn't visit anything else there.
Again thousands of tourists and only time to go in church. couldn't visit anything else there. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Too short and very little time to stop and take pictures
Too short and very little time to stop and take pictures
Too short and very little time to stop and take pictures Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The czars are buried here and, frankly, by the time we got here, I thought I had seen enough of ...
The czars are buried here and, frankly, by the time we got here, I thought I had seen enough of both churches and czarist history. But this turned out to be a highlight capped by a brief concert by an a capella quartet of priests.
The czars are buried here and, frankly, by the time we got here, I thought I had seen enough of both churches and czarist history. But this turned out to be a highlight capped by a brief concert by an a capella quartet of priests. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I loved the history of this tour and the church is beautiful inside
I loved the history of this tour and the church is beautiful inside
I loved the history of this tour and the church is beautiful inside Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Very emotional place.
Very emotional place. Saw the burial spots of the Russian Czars.
Very emotional place. Saw the burial spots of the Russian Czars. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Hugely interesting visit to the burial sites of the Russian Tsars.
Hugely interesting visit to the burial sites of the Russian Tsars.
Hugely interesting visit to the burial sites of the Russian Tsars. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
GReat opportunity for seeing some of the city.
GReat opportunity for seeing some of the city. The fortress itself is interesting but it is the church containing the Romanov family which is the crowning glory. Just breathtaking.
GReat opportunity for seeing some of the city. The fortress itself is interesting but it is the church containing the Romanov family which is the crowning glory. Just breathtaking. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
We visited the cathedral.
We visited the cathedral. It was the first museum and I had to get used to so many tourists in one place. But the cathedral is very beautiful. Lots of gold (again)
We visited the cathedral. It was the first museum and I had to get used to so many tourists in one place. But the cathedral is very beautiful. Lots of gold (again) Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Fatastic opportunity to see where it all started and the final resting places of the Russian Tsars ...
Fatastic opportunity to see where it all started and the final resting places of the Russian Tsars and their families.
Fatastic opportunity to see where it all started and the final resting places of the Russian Tsars and their families. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Included in day tour.
Included in day tour. This is where all the Tsars are buried, very impressive
Included in day tour. This is where all the Tsars are buried, very impressive Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Very cool buildings.
Very cool buildings. There was a band playing music to the square below while we were there.
Very cool buildings. There was a band playing music to the square below while we were there. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Another long day filled with exciting history, buildings and art.
Another long day filled with exciting history, buildings and art. The morning included a bus and boat tour and then on to Peter and Paul Fortress. The afternoon was at the annex of the Hermitage which housed Impressionist art. Our guide ... Read More
Another long day filled with exciting history, buildings and art. The morning included a bus and boat tour and then on to Peter and Paul Fortress. The afternoon was at the annex of the Hermitage which housed Impressionist art. Our guide was incredibly knowledgable. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Part of our tour.
Part of our tour. It was as good as expected for another baroque church. To see the tombs of past tsars was interesting.
Part of our tour. It was as good as expected for another baroque church. To see the tombs of past tsars was interesting. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The Cathedral was my favorite part of this site
The Cathedral was my favorite part of this site
The Cathedral was my favorite part of this site Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Long 2 days but well worth being a bit tired.
Long 2 days but well worth being a bit tired. Booked through Celebrity because I was a little nervous about customs and visas. It was a 1.5 day tour. That was enough. Some people booked the 2 day. I could not imagine. So we got to see the ... Read More
Long 2 days but well worth being a bit tired. Booked through Celebrity because I was a little nervous about customs and visas. It was a 1.5 day tour. That was enough. Some people booked the 2 day. I could not imagine. So we got to see the main sites Peter and Paul fortress, Hermitage museum, St. Isaac's and Church of spilled blood on the first day. The second day we visited the gardens of Peterhof. We were lucky it called for rain but it held off until we were almost through. Lunch was provided in a great restaurant called Biblotique on the main shopping street. It consisted of borst, salad, stroganoff, apple cake and coffee. Be very careful in Russia. One of our fellow bus mates had their wallet stolen right outside of the restaurant while waiting for the bus. Luckily he was really high tech and able to cancel his cards and only had minimal money in his wallet. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The day was so packed, and there were so many traffic snarls and cruise ships in port that we were ...
The day was so packed, and there were so many traffic snarls and cruise ships in port that we were afraid we would not get back to the ship on time.
The day was so packed, and there were so many traffic snarls and cruise ships in port that we were afraid we would not get back to the ship on time. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
we saww it jut from out.
we saww it jut from out. beautiful exterior, i suppose something for me to go back for.
we saww it jut from out. beautiful exterior, i suppose something for me to go back for. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Beautiful, very interesting, well worth the hour stop.
Beautiful, very interesting, well worth the hour stop.
Beautiful, very interesting, well worth the hour stop. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
It was educational and a good start of our tour.
It was educational and a good start of our tour.
It was educational and a good start of our tour. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Excellent and our Tour Guide, Elenna, was very informative.
Excellent and our Tour Guide, Elenna, was very informative.
Excellent and our Tour Guide, Elenna, was very informative. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Interesting tour of the church and we also enjoyed a short performance of the choir.
Interesting tour of the church and we also enjoyed a short performance of the choir.
Interesting tour of the church and we also enjoyed a short performance of the choir. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises