City tour with Peter and Paul Fortress and St.Nicholas Cathedral
The fortress was established by Peter the Great in 1703 on a small Hare Island on the north bank of the Neva river. The main attraction of the fortress is Peter and Paul Cathedral that was designed by Dominico Trezzini in baroque style. From 1720, the fort served as a base for the city garrison and also as a prison for high-ranking or political prisoners. Then for almost two centuries, it was a burial-place for Russian emperors from Peter I to Alexander III. The last Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family were buried there in 1998.
St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral is a major Baroque Orthodox cathedral in St.Petersburg. It consists of two separate churches, the lower Saint Nicholas Church is located on the first floor, while the upper Epiphany Church is on the second floor. The main shrine of the cathedral—a Greek icon of St. Nicholas located in the lower church.
Duration of excursion – 4 hours.
Price of excursion includes: Guide service, transportation, entrance tickets.