We invite you to visit Kronshtadt - a small picturesque sea town located on Kotlin island in the Gulf of Finland.
Kronshtadt was founded by Peter the Great to protect the approaches to St. Petersburg during the Great Northern War. The place is often called the sea shield of the city. As the strongest naval fortress in the north-west of Russia and the base of the Russian Baltic Fleet, this beautiful city-museum had remained a “closed town” for many years. It was only in 1996 when this place became open to the public.
The tour encompasses such attractions as the famous Kronstadt sea-gauge, which is the zero level of the Baltic system of depths and heights (all depths and altitudes are measured from its level), historical fortifications, dockage facilities, including the eminent drydock of Peter the Great, forts, harbours, cast-iron pavement, a suspension bridge, the inimitable Naval Cathedral of St. Nicolas, spectacular embankments, and many other attractions. You will learn about the history of the construction of the unique St. Petersburg Flood Prevention Facility Complex (the St. Petersburg Dam), and many interesting facts about the legendary Kronshtadt which has played a crucial role in the fate of Russia.
During our tour we will visit famous Fort Konstantin! First battery was built here in 1808 for protection of the main water way. Many times the fort was reconstructed. One of the first in Kronstadt it was armed with ruffled cannons in mid 19th century. Fort was left by solders only in 1950-s. Now the hotel and yacht-club are here. In the second part of our tour we will visit the lighthouse Museum.
The centre of the city and its fortifications have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
! Russian-speaking guide
Why you should choose this tour:
-Our modern buses with large panoramic windows will allow you to observe the must-see attractions.
-Our professional licensed guide will give you a lot of interesting information about the history of Kronshtadt.
-Our optimal travel route allows you to see the main city attractions like Naval Cathedral of St. Nicolas, Fort Konstantin & others.
-Great opportunity to take memorable pictures while while walking along spectacular embankments.
Price includes entrance tickets to the museum.
Bus tour to Kronshtadt is an excellent choice to discover this famous city of naval glory! Buy your tickets online without any fee & a queue. It takes just a few minutes. You don't need to print a ticket, just show it from your mobile device!
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A full description of all sights with exciting facts and explanations. *in Russian language
Absolutely for free!
Duration: 6 h. 00 min.
Place of departure:
Place of departure/arrival: Nevskiy pr. 35 (metro station "Nevskiy prospect", at the corner of Dumskaya str. & Nevskiy pr.). You can buy bus tickets on the website, without any queue & fee, or in our sales office: Nevsky prospect 22, 4th floor (*elevator), office 6 (don't buy tickets on the street!). In our office we offer free services: WC, water, city maps & booklets. The office is open daily, working hours. Сash & bank cards are accepted.