- 3-hour private Peter and Paul Fortress tour in St Petersburg
- See the highlights of Peter and Paul Fortress, the oldest building in the city
- Learn about the building’s 18th-century history as you walk around
- Visit Trubetskoy Bastion, a prison museum and former torture chamber
- Marvel at the opulent interior of Peter and Paul Cathedral
- Enjoy a flexible itinerary and personalized attention from a guide
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
This private tour introduces you to one of the most beautiful and fascinating landmarks in St Petersburg – Peter and Paul Fortress! Your private guide will ensure you’ll have a personal and in-depth experience while regaling you with stories about the site’s past.
What You Can Expect
Head inside and start exploring, learning about the impressive building’s history. The oldest structure in St Petersburg, the fortress was built in the 1700s to defend against an invasion by the Swedes. The attack never came, and the site went on to be used as a prison until as recently as 1917.
Visit Trubetskoy Bastion, one of the old prison blocks, and hear how it served as the main political prison of the Russian Empire as well as a torture chamber for the secret services. Whereas it once symbolized political repression, the building is now a museum that charts the history of its former inmates. Browse the exhibits with your guide as you walk around.
Continue to the Russian Orthodox Peter and Paul Cathedral, and marvel at its Baroque interior – a standout feature that sets it apart from the city’s other Orthodox cathedrals. Look up toward the bell tower and visit the tombs of emperors and eminent Russians like Tsar Peter the Great.
After exploring the fortress and its various sites, return to your minivan and travel back to your hotel where your tour ends.