Kronstadt Tour - the History of the Russian Navy

Discover the Gates of St. Petersburg from the inside, its martial history and glory!

The city-fortress of Kronstadt is the first Russian naval base and the sea gateway to St. Petersburg. Every ship that goes in and out of St. Petersburg water area passes through the floodgates of Kronstadt Dam. Most of tourists coming by the sea see this island with warships at its berth, from the decks of their cruise ships. But very few have actually been inside this obscure, unnoticed by mass tourists, place.

Until 1996 this strategic military object was impossible to visit for overseas guests and many Russians! Nowadays, we offer you an exciting and comfortable ride to Kronstadt and a chance to get inside this historical seafort!

Activity Details

4 hours
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Tour type: 
Private guided tour: English, German, French, Spanish

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Total Price
267 USD
Price breakdown
2 x 133 USD
267 USD
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Private guide
Personal driver
Hotel pick-up
Hotel drop-off
all taxes,
no hidden costs
Optional Extras
Meeting point: 
Your central St. Petersburg hotel 
End location: 
Your hotel or city centre 

Tour Highlights

  • Kronstadt Fortress
  • Peter's Harbour and park area
  • Kronstadt Naval Cathedral (visit)
  • Kronstadt Footstock
  • Peter's Dock
  • Fort Constantine visit (optional tour extension)
  • Oranienbaum Palace (optional tour extension)

Tour Details

The tour starts at your hotel in St. Petersburg. Our expert guide will take you to Kronstadt city and fortress. Tour Peter's Harbour and park area, visit the Kronstadt Naval Cathedral. During summer time and when weather is good, it is also possible to visit one of the foretresses on small islands in the Gulf on Finland, not far from Kronstadt - Fort Kotlin, Fort Obruchev or Fort Totleben.
You may wish to extend your Kronstadt tour with an optional visit to Constantine Fort and driving past a former Royal Residence - Oranienbaum - a UNESCO site nowadays. 

The mysteries of Kronstadt island and its surroundings await you!

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