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Two prisons on the two islands

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Visit two of St. Petersburg’s most notorious prisons on this half-day tour to the Peter and Paul Fortress and Shlisselburg. Take a boat to the island prisons and learn about the dark history of the prisons and their prisoners from your informative guide. Learn about the October coup, the “Red Terror,” the battle with the Swedes, and much more as you explore these fortresses.
  • Take a tour of the Peter and Paul Fortress and Shlisselburg prison
  • Learn about the dark history of the prisons and their prisoners
  • Admire the views of St. Petersburg on a boat to the fortresses
  • Enjoy a personalized experience on this small-group tour

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This tour was absolutely amazing. I...
Ryan F
, Jun 2018
This tour was absolutely amazing. I actually happened to be the first one to take this tour as it's a new thing the company is trying out. I'm glad they did because it stuck out to me when I was browsing tours and excursions in St. Petersburg for something off the beaten track. My tour guide Elena was punctual, courteous and professional. She picked me up on time at my hotel and took me by car to the Peter and Paul Fortress. Though the tour was focused around prisons, Elena was happy to share her expertise on other sections of the Peter and Paul Fortress and also took me in to see the Church where the Romanovs are buried. When I mentioned I needed souvenirs for my family she even took me to a Russian souvenir shop not well known to tourists, so the items were cheaper. After that we drove about an hour to the Schisselburg Fortress, which we then arrived to by boat. We spent some time walking around the island and continued a tour of the prison there and learned about the former inmates and their living conditions. Elena is so well-versed in Russian history and the unique stories of these two prisons. She was also very pleasant to spend the day with. We had many laughs on the long drive to Schisselburg and back and had interesting conversations about life in America, where I'm from, and Russia. Though the plan on the itinerary was to drop me off at my hotel, Elena was happy to take me to the St. Isaac's Cathedral and told me how to skip the line to get in fast. I had a great time with her and was so pleased with her professionalism, expertise in the subject matter, and willingness to customize the trip per my interests. She mentioned she does other tours as well which I'm sure are great. I'd definitely book another tour with her again if I find myself in St. Pete. Thanks Elena for a great time!

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