Overnight visit to Peter and Paul fortress


The navigation is stopped because of the weather conditions. Reopining is planned for May 2020

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.

Meeting point: visitors make a group and meet their guide at Ioannovsky bridge (entrance to the island from the side of Gorkovskaya metro station) next to Peter and Paul fortress at 00:10–00:15.
At 00:20 the tours starts from the entrance to the fortress. 

In the beginning the guide will lead you to the sleeping fortress. 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. 

You will continue to watch 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 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.

The cruise ship will make two stops at the two banks of Neva river in the end of our journey: “Pier with Lions”, Admiralteyskaya embankment 2 and at the public quay at Kronverskaya embankment.

Cost of the tour without St. Petersburg Card - 810 RUB.

Excursions are held on the nights of Fri-Sat, Sat-Sun.

20% discount with St. Petersburg Card

Meeting point: Peter and Paul fortress, Ioannovsky bridge

Closest metro station:

+7 (812) 635-68-29


Open hours:
Departure on the night from Fri to Sat and from Sat to Sun (May - September) at 00.20; duration - 2 hours