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.
you can see the golden spire of the cathedral as you look down many of the larger avenues
Sail Date: July 2013
you can see the golden spire of the cathedral as you look down many of the larger avenues
you can see the golden spire of the cathedral as you look down many of the larger avenues Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A bit of a blur.
Sail Date: June 2013
A bit of a blur.
A bit of a blur. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We only visited the outside due to lack of time.
Sail Date: June 2013
We only visited the outside due to lack of time. Incredible history here, read up on the location prior to visiting to get max benefit from the stop
We only visited the outside due to lack of time. Incredible history here, read up on the location prior to visiting to get max benefit from the stop Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Had a private two day tour for three of us which allowed us to visit pretty much every main ...
Sail Date: May 2013
Had a private two day tour for three of us which allowed us to visit pretty much every main destination and a few others besides. i would recommend SPB Tours highly.
Had a private two day tour for three of us which allowed us to visit pretty much every main destination and a few others besides. i would recommend SPB Tours highly. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Stunning
Sail Date: May 2013
Stunning
Stunning Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
amazing....
Sail Date: May 2013
amazing....
amazing.... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Very impressive.
Sail Date: October 2012
Very impressive. Lovely light inside the cathedral.
Very impressive. Lovely light inside the cathedral. Read Less
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The Peter & Paul cathedral is beautiful and a must see.
Sail Date: September 2012
The Peter & Paul cathedral is beautiful and a must see.
The Peter & Paul cathedral is beautiful and a must see. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Interesting.
Sail Date: September 2012
Interesting. Strange in its layout. Again, one of the places you have to visit if only to see the resting place of all the Tsars. I felt the tour here was a bit disjointed but this was primarily because of numbers visiting the church and ... Read More
Interesting. Strange in its layout. Again, one of the places you have to visit if only to see the resting place of all the Tsars. I felt the tour here was a bit disjointed but this was primarily because of numbers visiting the church and then a wait for our onward river cruise boat to arrive. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Lots of walking !
Sail Date: September 2012
Lots of walking ! Interesting history!
Lots of walking ! Interesting history! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
I was overcome when I saw the crypt of Czar Nicholas II and his murdered family.
Sail Date: August 2012
I was overcome when I saw the crypt of Czar Nicholas II and his murdered family. I had heard and read so much about them
I was overcome when I saw the crypt of Czar Nicholas II and his murdered family. I had heard and read so much about them Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Following a good lunch we proceeded to the Peter & Paul Island and its fortress and cathedral, ...
Sail Date: August 2012
Following a good lunch we proceeded to the Peter & Paul Island and its fortress and cathedral, where the Romanov Tzars are entombed. The golden spire of the cathedral dominates the St Petersburg skyline. Not as spectacular within as ... Read More
Following a good lunch we proceeded to the Peter & Paul Island and its fortress and cathedral, where the Romanov Tzars are entombed. The golden spire of the cathedral dominates the St Petersburg skyline. Not as spectacular within as St Isaacs or the Church on Spilled Blood, the cathedral is still undergoing some rennovation, but is still very much worth a visit. I would have liked time to explore the fortress and walk around its wall, but . . . alas . . . time! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Exceptional site.
Sail Date: August 2012
Exceptional site. I was touched by seeing the tomb with the remains of the last Czar and his family.
Exceptional site. I was touched by seeing the tomb with the remains of the last Czar and his family. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
An exciting building to visit where the tombs of Romanov rulers and their family lie.
Sail Date: July 2012
An exciting building to visit where the tombs of Romanov rulers and their family lie. The decor was exquisite.
An exciting building to visit where the tombs of Romanov rulers and their family lie. The decor was exquisite. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very disappointed we did not go inside the church where the Czars are suppose to be buried.
Sail Date: July 2012
Very disappointed we did not go inside the church where the Czars are suppose to be buried. We walked around outside and then went to the Church of Spilled Blood then to a souvenir shop. The tour guide did point out other points of ... Read More
Very disappointed we did not go inside the church where the Czars are suppose to be buried. We walked around outside and then went to the Church of Spilled Blood then to a souvenir shop. The tour guide did point out other points of interest and she was very knowledgeable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We had wanted to take a private excursion as when we were here before we did ships tours and they ...
Sail Date: July 2012
We had wanted to take a private excursion as when we were here before we did ships tours and they were very slow moving and more about shopping than touring.However we were only in port for one day and it was a monday and the Hermitage is ... Read More
We had wanted to take a private excursion as when we were here before we did ships tours and they were very slow moving and more about shopping than touring.However we were only in port for one day and it was a monday and the Hermitage is closed to all except very large tour operators on a monday.I e mailed several beforehand and those that said they could get us in were very expensive so reluctantly i booked a full day ships tour that included The Hermitage.it turned out to be the highlight of our trip.The guide spoke excellent English.There were 40 people on our bus all of whom were fit and able bodied.We never lost anyone or had to wait anywhere for anyone.Lunch was included and was a salad followed by veg soup,then a chicken in cream sauce with potatoes followed by apple streudel.There was caviar on bread and sparkling wine and vodka shots and bottled water and coffee or tea included.This was in the Literary Cafe on Nevsky Prospeckt. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The Cathedral at the Peter and Paul Fortress was interesting as it had the tombs of many of the ...
Sail Date: July 2012
The Cathedral at the Peter and Paul Fortress was interesting as it had the tombs of many of the Russian Tzars including Peter the Great. *Make sure you use a restroom before arriving at the Fortress the bus that contained the toilets had ... Read More
The Cathedral at the Peter and Paul Fortress was interesting as it had the tombs of many of the Russian Tzars including Peter the Great. *Make sure you use a restroom before arriving at the Fortress the bus that contained the toilets had the smallest and dirtiest bathrooms I have ever seem in my life! I am quite small and I could hardly fit in the stall and the stall walls were only shoulder height. Ironically you had to pay to use these facilities. We did have a good laugh the rest of the trip talking about the "pi** bus" and how it "pi**ed us off"! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Enjoyed this excursion - the tour guide was very fluent, funny, helpful.
Sail Date: July 2012
Enjoyed this excursion - the tour guide was very fluent, funny, helpful.
Enjoyed this excursion - the tour guide was very fluent, funny, helpful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The founding site of St.Petersburg.
Sail Date: July 2012
The founding site of St.Petersburg. Full of marble sarcophaghi of all the Russian Tsars,emperors,empresses and their families & staff. Very interesting
The founding site of St.Petersburg. Full of marble sarcophaghi of all the Russian Tsars,emperors,empresses and their families & staff. Very interesting Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was part of our 2-day independently booked small group tour.
Sail Date: July 2012
This was part of our 2-day independently booked small group tour. The area was quite crowded and perhaps extra-so because it was Navy week and many locals were there celebrating and sightseeing in addition to foreign tourists. Our guide ... Read More
This was part of our 2-day independently booked small group tour. The area was quite crowded and perhaps extra-so because it was Navy week and many locals were there celebrating and sightseeing in addition to foreign tourists. Our guide was able to keep us together and provide explanations of what we were seeing, making sure we didn't miss the tomb of Peter the Great as well as the chapel with the remains of the last Romanovs. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Plenty of time to see inside and out; very interesting!
Sail Date: June 2012
Plenty of time to see inside and out; very interesting!
Plenty of time to see inside and out; very interesting! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider:
Saw this from our river cruise and were pleased to see inside later when we visited in our tour ...
Sail Date: June 2012
Saw this from our river cruise and were pleased to see inside later when we visited in our tour mini-bus.
Saw this from our river cruise and were pleased to see inside later when we visited in our tour mini-bus. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Like all of the cities major attractions, this is a jaw-dropping stop.
Sail Date: June 2012
Like all of the cities major attractions, this is a jaw-dropping stop.
Like all of the cities major attractions, this is a jaw-dropping stop. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Interesting
Sail Date: May 2012
Interesting
Interesting Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line