All the tours
St. Petersburg | 1 hour
6 Travelers rating
A visit made only for you, your family and friends
per person
Voyage Russie, Saint-Pétersbourg - Forteresse Pierre et Paul
More pictures
Voyage Russie, Saint-Pétersbourg - Forteresse Pierre et Paul
More pictures
Voyage Russie, Saint-Pétersbourg - Forteresse Pierre et Paul
More pictures
A very important military and religious site, the Saints Peter and Paul Fortress is one of the most well-known symbols of St. Petersburg. Its cathedral, whose spire is a St. Petersburg landmark, contains the sepulchers of the Romanov Czars and their families. The Fortress is an essential visit for anyone who wishes to know St. Petersburg and Russia.

Languages available: French, Enlish, German, Spanish, Italian

Chosen by Peter the Great for its strategic location, the first stones of the fortress and the city were laid on Hare Island in 1703. Conceived as a military installation to protect St. Petersburg against Swedish invaders, the Peter and Paul Fortress forms an elongated hexagon. However, it quickly became a prison, and many famous political opponents were imprisoned there.

There are several buildings in the compound, of which the Arsenal, the Fortress, is the most well-known and visited for the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral. In addition to its rich decorations and built in the Baroque style typical of the 18th century, it houses the tombs of Russian Czars (from Peter the Great) in tombs of Carrara marble, green jasper, or pink rhodonite. Since their repatriation in 1998 to the chapel of St. Catherine of the Martyrs, the ashes of Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia, and his family, who were canonized in 2000, have been received by the Cathedral. Thus, your guide, with anecdotes and stories, will lead you through the centuries and the secrets of the Cathedral, a true symbol and dominant part of St. Petersburg. You will discover and understand the histories of the Fortress, of St. Petersburg, and the Imperial Romanov family. You will explore the fortress with the 122m-high spire of the cathedral as a landmark, a veritable symbol and dominating point of Saint Petersburg’s landscape.

Exploring the Peter and Paul Fortress is an essential visit for any trip to Russia!

  • A 1-hour visit to the Fortress
  • Entrance tickets to see the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral
You will see
  • The Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral
  • The sepulchers of the Russian Czars
  • The military and architectural ensemble that makes up the Fortress

Your rating

6 Travelers rating
Nansen Tiersen
Impressive fortress on the island. Very charming and romantic city, the architecture and historical monuments are peculiar and give a typical northern atmosphere. Very nice guide, a real expert.
Gabriele Gottshalk
Very interesting visit to the fortress and the Admiralty. Our guide was gentle and answered all our questions. We learned a lot on St Petersburg, the fortress and Russia. Thanks a lot!
Daniel Turriff
Great arvo spent at the Peter and Paul fortress. Our guide was really interesting and the place stunning. Hopefully we had a guide and went through all the tourists.
+ 3 in other languages
1Is my payment secure?
In order to make your payment easier and faster, we implemented a secured online payment system. Your banking details are coded in order to protect you from frauds.
2Is there a booking fee?
You do not have any additional booking fee. The indicated price is the paid price.
3In which currency is the payment processed?
The payment is done in Russian rubles. You will be debited according to your bank’s currency rate. Prices in euros are indicative prices based on the daily rate of the Russian Federation Central Bank.
4How and until when can I modify or cancel my booking?
In case you wish to modify or cancel your booking, make sure to contact us directly (in English, French or Russian) at Some museums and sites do not accept modifications and cancellations. That is why if you cancel your booking within a week before the excursion, the entrance billet will not be refunded. If you cancel within 3 days before the excursion, the participation fees will not be reimbursed.

In case you only wish to modify your booking, our team will do their best to find a suitable alternative according to our guides’ availabilities and available entrance tickets in the museums.
5When will I be reimbursed?
You will be refunded within 7 working days at last, following the acceptation of your cancellation.
6For how long my items are saved in my cart?
A selected visit added to your cart will be saved for your for 60 minutes.
Sign in using facebook
Don't have an account yet? Register
Forgot your password? Reset
Forgot password
Sign in with facebook
Do you already have an account? Login
Don't have an account yet? Register
First name*
Last name
Confirm password*
Sign in with facebook
Do you already have an account? Login
Forgot your password? Reset
By using this website you agree to the use of cookies. By using this website you also fully agree to terms and conditions as published in the document “Terms and Conditions”