Overnight visit and excursion to the closed Peter and Paul Fortress and drawbridges boat tour
- Guide on board
- Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
- Excursion languages – Русский, English
- Regularity daily
- Free return 3 hours before the tour
- The price is lower than on the pier
This is an unparalleled naval-pedestrian excursion. Not only you’ll see the drawn bridges above Neva river but you’ll be able go on adventure into Peter and Paul fortress at night, when the gates are sealed and the entrance to the perimeter is forbidden. This program is unmatched by our competitors – you’ll visit the heart of Saint Petersburg when everything around is deserted, quite, and that’s when the legends come to live.
“Overnight visit to the fortress” is a 2-hour journey for children and adults, that will open the doors into the unforgettable world of nocturnal Saint Petersburg.
Unique overnight excursion into Peter and Paul fortress
In the beginning our guide will meet you at Kronverkskiy embankment besides St. John’s bridge that will lead you to the sleeping fortress. Those ancient stones remember Peter the Great, Tsarevich Alexei, Princess Tarakanova, The Decemberists, Chernyshevskiy and Dostoevskiy…They’ll reveal their mysteries at night.
You’ll see the famous ravelins, bulwarks and Peter and Paul cathedral, where all the Russian emperors are buried. Make a wish upon the most unconventional monument of Peter the Great made by Mikhail Shemyakin. The sculptor used Peter’s death-mask, looking upon it it doesn’t take much effort to imagine what he was like. Especially at night…
The pedestrian excursion lasts 30 minutes and then…
The journey across the water will begin in an unusual location
Having visited the fortress you will continue to get acquainted with the city overnight from the deck of our comfortable cruise ship that will embark from the main quay of Peter and Paul fortress next to the Neva gates. No other cruise ships make their stops here, we are the one ones. The quay is overlooking the nightly aquatorium of Neva river, you’ll be able to take unique photos from this perspective.
The Neva gates are a unique place. More than a 100 years ago the prisoners of the fortress were taken from there to the place of their execution. If you can hear – you’ll hear history coming to life.
Grand show – the drawn bridges
Our cruise ship will sail from the quay under the drawn bridges of Grand Neva river and will reach the destination through Malaya Neva river. You will see Palace, trinity and Annunciation bridges drawn, the splendor on the embankments at night: Winter palace, Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns, Kunstkamera, Twelve Collegia, Arts Academy, Admiralty building, Bronze Horseman, Aurora cruiser and plenty of other spectacular sights.
Pedestrian and naval journeys are accompanied with a fascinating excursion. Our professional guide will get you acquainted with Saint Petersburg’s history and legends.
For your convenience, the cruise ship will make two stops at the two banks of Neva river in the end of our journey: “Lions’ quay”, Admiralty embankment 2 and at the public quay at Kronverskiy embankment. You will be able to use either night buses or taxi.
Join us on the unforgettable adventure – spectacular drawn bridges and a visit to the oldest part of Saint Petersburg under the cover of night.
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