Twenty years ago Kronstadt was a closed naval base, visited by few outsiders only with a special pass. Nowadays it is one of the most unusual sights of St. Petersburg. Located on the island in the Gulf of Finland, it is accessible by the picturesque road above the barrier which protects St. Petersburg from destructive floods. On our Kronstadt Guided Tour in St. Petersburg visit one of the biggest cathedrals in Russia – St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral. It is visible from almost everywhere on the Gulf of Finland and you can always recognize its golden glow from a distance.
With our knowledgeable guide you will learn the secrets of the operating corvettes and submarines of the Baltic Fleet of Russia, see members of sailors' families lighting candles in the recently restored "Hagia Sophia" of Kronstadt. It is a beautiful naval cathedral of St. Nicholas. Take a boat ride around the harbors, lighthouses and forts in the Gulf of Finland that once stopped the British squadron from bombarding St. Petersburg, and learn about the Kronstadt rebellion of 1921.
Kronstadt tour is highly recommended to book along with the Tsars and Revolution Tour since the fortress was in the very center of the dramatic 1917 events. It is also a good add-on to the Russian Orthodox Tour because Kronstadt remains a popular place of pilgrimage. John of Kronstadt was canonized in 1964 and he embodies the image of the Orthodox culture in Russia.
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Took this tour last Sept.9 & 10, purchased from VIATOR,supplied by ULKO tours. MARINA our tour Director was an embodiment of professionalism, knowledge and pleasant personality.ANDREW the van operator drove us to all our destinations, safely.He was very courteous, helpful and professional. We visited several landmark sites in those two days. There was information/ knowledge overload ( of which I am happy) that simply tells me that MARINA is a seasoned tour director. It was a lively interactive tour as questions were raised and anwered. This tour is reasonably priced compared to other vendors of same destination landmarks. As a matter of fact this excursion offers more and much better itinerary. Lunches were included. Food and venues were of pleasant surprise... take this tour and find out....If you can request for MARINA.. I would highly recommend... ANDREW to drive you around... a TEAM to have...
Tailored Tours helped us tailor the tour to our needs (traveling with small kids), and they took care of everything. The itinerary was great, transportation provided, and the tour was amazing. Even more than anything our tour guide “Marina” was absolutely great, she was extremely knowledgeable, a great storyteller, great with kids, funny, warm...she made St. Petersburg even more spectacular that it already is. By day 2, we felt like friends.
Overall a great experience, will definitely recommend Tailored Tours and Marina to everyone, they played a big role in making this tour unforgettable.
Maripau11, Northborough, Massachusetts