St. Petersburg Peter & Paul Fortress Excursion Reviews

The Peter and Paul Fortress is one of St. Petersburg's oldest structures; visitors learn about how the fort was once used to protect the area from being attacked by the Swedish army.
The czars are buried here and, frankly, by the time we got here, I thought I had seen enough of ...
Sail Date: September 2018
The czars are buried here and, frankly, by the time we got here, I thought I had seen enough of both churches and czarist history. But this turned out to be a highlight capped by a brief concert by an a capella quartet of priests.
The czars are buried here and, frankly, by the time we got here, I thought I had seen enough of both churches and czarist history. But this turned out to be a highlight capped by a brief concert by an a capella quartet of priests. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I loved the history of this tour and the church is beautiful inside
Sail Date: September 2018
I loved the history of this tour and the church is beautiful inside
I loved the history of this tour and the church is beautiful inside Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Very emotional place.
Sail Date: July 2018
Very emotional place. Saw the burial spots of the Russian Czars.
Very emotional place. Saw the burial spots of the Russian Czars. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Hugely interesting visit to the burial sites of the Russian Tsars.
Sail Date: July 2018
Hugely interesting visit to the burial sites of the Russian Tsars.
Hugely interesting visit to the burial sites of the Russian Tsars. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
GReat opportunity for seeing some of the city.
Sail Date: July 2018
GReat opportunity for seeing some of the city. The fortress itself is interesting but it is the church containing the Romanov family which is the crowning glory. Just breathtaking.
GReat opportunity for seeing some of the city. The fortress itself is interesting but it is the church containing the Romanov family which is the crowning glory. Just breathtaking. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
We visited the cathedral.
Sail Date: June 2018
We visited the cathedral. It was the first museum and I had to get used to so many tourists in one place. But the cathedral is very beautiful. Lots of gold (again)
We visited the cathedral. It was the first museum and I had to get used to so many tourists in one place. But the cathedral is very beautiful. Lots of gold (again) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Fatastic opportunity to see where it all started and the final resting places of the Russian Tsars ...
Sail Date: May 2018
Fatastic opportunity to see where it all started and the final resting places of the Russian Tsars and their families.
Fatastic opportunity to see where it all started and the final resting places of the Russian Tsars and their families. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Included in day tour.
Sail Date: May 2018
Included in day tour. This is where all the Tsars are buried, very impressive
Included in day tour. This is where all the Tsars are buried, very impressive Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Very cool buildings.
Sail Date: August 2017
Very cool buildings. There was a band playing music to the square below while we were there.
Very cool buildings. There was a band playing music to the square below while we were there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Another long day filled with exciting history, buildings and art.
Sail Date: August 2017
Another long day filled with exciting history, buildings and art. The morning included a bus and boat tour and then on to Peter and Paul Fortress. The afternoon was at the annex of the Hermitage which housed Impressionist art. Our guide ... Read More
Another long day filled with exciting history, buildings and art. The morning included a bus and boat tour and then on to Peter and Paul Fortress. The afternoon was at the annex of the Hermitage which housed Impressionist art. Our guide was incredibly knowledgable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Part of our tour.
Sail Date: August 2017
Part of our tour. It was as good as expected for another baroque church. To see the tombs of past tsars was interesting.
Part of our tour. It was as good as expected for another baroque church. To see the tombs of past tsars was interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The Cathedral was my favorite part of this site
Sail Date: July 2017
The Cathedral was my favorite part of this site
The Cathedral was my favorite part of this site Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Long 2 days but well worth being a bit tired.
Sail Date: July 2017
Long 2 days but well worth being a bit tired. Booked through Celebrity because I was a little nervous about customs and visas. It was a 1.5 day tour. That was enough. Some people booked the 2 day. I could not imagine. So we got to see the ... Read More
Long 2 days but well worth being a bit tired. Booked through Celebrity because I was a little nervous about customs and visas. It was a 1.5 day tour. That was enough. Some people booked the 2 day. I could not imagine. So we got to see the main sites Peter and Paul fortress, Hermitage museum, St. Isaac's and Church of spilled blood on the first day. The second day we visited the gardens of Peterhof. We were lucky it called for rain but it held off until we were almost through. Lunch was provided in a great restaurant called Biblotique on the main shopping street. It consisted of borst, salad, stroganoff, apple cake and coffee. Be very careful in Russia. One of our fellow bus mates had their wallet stolen right outside of the restaurant while waiting for the bus. Luckily he was really high tech and able to cancel his cards and only had minimal money in his wallet. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The day was so packed, and there were so many traffic snarls and cruise ships in port that we were ...
Sail Date: July 2017
The day was so packed, and there were so many traffic snarls and cruise ships in port that we were afraid we would not get back to the ship on time.
The day was so packed, and there were so many traffic snarls and cruise ships in port that we were afraid we would not get back to the ship on time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
we saww it jut from out.
Sail Date: July 2017
we saww it jut from out. beautiful exterior, i suppose something for me to go back for.
we saww it jut from out. beautiful exterior, i suppose something for me to go back for. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Beautiful, very interesting, well worth the hour stop.
Sail Date: July 2017
Beautiful, very interesting, well worth the hour stop.
Beautiful, very interesting, well worth the hour stop. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
It was educational and a good start of our tour.
Sail Date: June 2017
It was educational and a good start of our tour.
It was educational and a good start of our tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Excellent and our Tour Guide, Elenna, was very informative.
Sail Date: June 2017
Excellent and our Tour Guide, Elenna, was very informative.
Excellent and our Tour Guide, Elenna, was very informative. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Interesting tour of the church and we also enjoyed a short performance of the choir.
Sail Date: May 2017
Interesting tour of the church and we also enjoyed a short performance of the choir.
Interesting tour of the church and we also enjoyed a short performance of the choir. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Excellent tour exploring the prison and the Cathedral, followed by a short river cruise.
Sail Date: May 2017
Excellent tour exploring the prison and the Cathedral, followed by a short river cruise.
Excellent tour exploring the prison and the Cathedral, followed by a short river cruise. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Easy walking thru beautiful gardens and church.
Sail Date: April 2017
Easy walking thru beautiful gardens and church.
Easy walking thru beautiful gardens and church. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
All part of the two day package
Sail Date: September 2016
All part of the two day package
All part of the two day package Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
You need to be with a guide or apply for a visa to tour on your own.
Sail Date: September 2016
You need to be with a guide or apply for a visa to tour on your own. Our first day was the Peter & Paul fortress. This is were the Romanoff family have their tombs inside the church there. Our guide was young and she spoke perfect ... Read More
You need to be with a guide or apply for a visa to tour on your own. Our first day was the Peter & Paul fortress. This is were the Romanoff family have their tombs inside the church there. Our guide was young and she spoke perfect English. On the way there and back, she announced points of interest. Lots to see and to take pictures of. Lovely vibrant city and very clean. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beautiful fortress.
Sail Date: August 2016
Beautiful fortress. It was built for protection by Peter the Great in case of an attack by the Swedes. Many of the Russian tsars are buried here.
Beautiful fortress. It was built for protection by Peter the Great in case of an attack by the Swedes. Many of the Russian tsars are buried here. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Overwhelming.
Sail Date: August 2016
Overwhelming.
Overwhelming. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises