Meeting with tour guide at hotel lobby. Departure to Kronstadt.
Kronstadt, a XVIII-century fortress-city situated on an island of Kotlin in the Baltic Sea, is the most distant and unusual suburb of St. Petersburg. Kronstadt began as a fortress and a naval base meant to shield Saint Petersburg from sea attacks, so there aren’t that many palaces and parks here, like in Imperial residences. It serves its purpose well – not one enemy has ever occupied the fortress to this day. As the monument of fortification, Kronstadt included into the UNESCO’s list the world’s cultural heritage. Kronstadt used to be a "closed town" for many years and not only foreign visitors but also even locals had no chance to come and see the place. To visit Kronstadt, we needed a very special permission that was possible to get only if you had close relatives or a professional reason to go there. Only in 1996, Kronstadt was opened for visitors.
The most famous attraction in the city is the Naval Cathedral built in 1903–1913 by V. Kosyakov as the main church of the Russian Navy and dedicated to all fallen seamen. In 2013, the reconstruction of the Naval Cathedral was finished and now we can see it in its original form. You will see the unique interior of the temple – unusual choros chandeliers, murals, mosaic floors depicting scenes from the lives of ancient Christians and naval symbols.
Returning to hotel.
Departure Point Pick Up from your Hotel
Departure Time Morning
Return Details Return to your Hotel
What is included
• admission tickets;
• licensed English speaking guide.
The cruise lines say that no one is allowed off the ship in St. Petersburg cruise port that does not purchase a ship sponsored excursion or have arranged a Russian visa on their own. Is that correct?
That is false! The third option is to purchase an excursion with a government licensed St. Petersburg shore excursion operator who has permission to give visa-free excursions. Your "visa" is the excursion guide! With this excursion, you are ready to explore St. Petersburg with your guide for the duration of the excursion, everything is taken care of.
Can I go wander and explore on my own during this private St. Petersburg sightsee excursion?
Unfortunately no, as part of the visa-free St Petersburg cruise excursion, guests must stay with their excursion guide.
What documents will I need to get off the ship in St. Petersburg Russia?
Guests must present their valid passport and official EXCURSION Ticket from the operator and will have no problems clearing customs and immigration for their excursion.
Do I need to take my passport with me on the St. Petersburg Private Peterhof Palace with Hydrofoil Boat Excursion for Small Groups to show along with my Electronic Shore Excursion Ticket?
YES, it is necessary to take along your passport. You will need to print and show your Electronic Ticket as well as any other documents required or sent to you for this excursion. Everything needed will be listed on your E-ticket.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on EasyTravel and TripAdvisor reviews
My favorite shore excursion ever see all the highlights of St Petersburg and learn from one of the best
csporich, Nov 2019
Two FULL days of touring the best that St Petersburg has to offer. Purchasing this tour online, processing it, getting emails answered (no matter how stupid my question), getting through customs and finding the guide in port was ALL super easy and much faster than I anticipated. The tour guide is chock full of information about every site, all the history of each site