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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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$33.11
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$33.11
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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
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$122.06
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$122.06
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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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$104.17
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$104.17
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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
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$250.00
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$250.00

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
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$56.00
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$56.00
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Admission ticket to the Faberge Museum in St. Petersburg

Admission ticket to the Faberge Museum in St. Petersburg

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You will get to see the world's largest collection of works by Carl Fabergé, including nine of the famous Imperial Easter Eggs.
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  • 4 hours
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$13.74
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$13.74

Saint Petersburg CityPass

Saint Petersburg CityPass

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The St. Petersburg CityPass is the ultimate in flexibility for your sightseeing in the city. Choose which museums and attractions to visit when you want. The CityPass includes admission to more than 20 different museums. Use the pass for complimentary bus tours, walking tours, or sightseeing excursions on the water. You also receive deals and discounts at participating restaurants. An included guidebook and city map help plan your days. Choose from 2-, 3- or 5-day passes.
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  • 2 to 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.89
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$85.89

State Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg Admission Ticket

State Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg Admission Ticket

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There's no need to wait in line to purchase a ticket at the popular State Hermitage Museum when you buy this admission ticket ahead of time. Simply show your voucher at the entrance to skip the line of other visitors. Choose from one- or two-day passes, and browse the vast collection of art, antiquities, and archaeological artifacts at your own pace.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$6.92
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$6.92

Private Tour of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg

Private Tour of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg

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Immerse yourself in the many wonders of the Hermitage with a 3-hour private tour. The six-building St Petersburg complex is both one of the world's largest museums and houses the largest collection of paintings on the planet. Visit the works that most appeal to your preference. See paintings by Goya, Rembrandt and Monet, marvel at da Vinci's 15th-century Madonna and marvel at ornate rooms decorated in symbols of Russian Imperialism. Also, learned how this vast collection survived the atrocities of WWII.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.00
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$77.00
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Peterhof Palace and Fountains by Hydrofoil with Private Guide

Peterhof Palace and Fountains by Hydrofoil with Private Guide

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If you have time for one big attraction during a summer visit to St. Petersburg, the Peterhof is a must. This 5-hour private tour takes you to this grand royal complex, the brainchild of Peter the Great, between May and September, when its fountains are running. Explore the Grand Palace, gardens, and Peter’s Monplaisir summer villa, and admire the playing fountains of the Grand Cascade. Skip-the-line entry, return hydrofoil transport, and hotel pickup included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.00
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$152.00
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Hermitage VIP Ticket with Concierge Service

Hermitage VIP Ticket with Concierge Service

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Save yourself a lot of time, which can be better spent inside the museum, by getting skip-the-line access to the Hermitage. This enormous art museum is very popular, but getting priority access is the easy way of visiting. Your personal concierge will meet you at the entrance and help you with audioguides, maps, and directions. Tour the museum at your own pace.
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  • 1 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.50
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$42.50

St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: Small-Group 2-Day Visa-Free Tour Including Boat Ride

St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: Small-Group 2-Day Visa-Free Tour Including Boat Ride

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Enjoy a luxurious experience of St. Petersburg during a comprehensive 2-day shore excursion in the remarkable Russian city. With an accomplished guide, discover the most sought-after sights, including the Peterhof Palace and the St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and gain valuable insight into intriguing Russian history and culture. Feast on traditional Russian food and relish the intimate ambiance of this small-group tour, limited to only 16 people.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$317.08
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$317.08

THE BEST Half Day Tour of Peterhof (Petrodvorets)

THE BEST Half Day Tour of Peterhof (Petrodvorets)

Take a small-group tour with just seven people around the Grand Peterhof Palace, and enjoy a close-up look at St. Petersburg’s most extravagant palace. Known by many as the Russian Versailles, the palace boasts elaborate sights around every corner, and you’ll discover them all as you explore with a guide. Learn about Tsar Peter the Great as you go, visiting the fountains, the gardens, and the palace, of course.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.06
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$122.06
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Entrance ticket to the Savior on Blood

Entrance ticket to the Savior on Blood

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The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of St. Petersburg’s most photographed landmarks and a must-visit sight for first-time visitors. With this admission ticket, avoid the ticket lines and take your time exploring on a self-guided tour. After admiring the magnificent façade, head inside to discover the elaborate interiors, adorned with colorful mosaics, Italian marble, and precious stones.
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  • 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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$7.49
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$7.49

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
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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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$41.39
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$41.39

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
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$315.00
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$315.00

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
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$200.62
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$200.62
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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
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$25.00
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$25.00

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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$402.08
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$402.08

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
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$25.00
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$25.00

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
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$185.00
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$185.00

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
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$374.73
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$374.73

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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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