The Russian tours often take visitors to Kronshtadt. Our package tour to Kronshtadt consists of
- a tour of the town,
- a visit of the Naval Cathedral and
- a one hour sea-trip around the forts (batteries) of Kronshtadt on a comfortable boat.
We shall sail into the open sea and you will learn about the important role that the batteries played in the war with the Swedes and in the WWII. These tiny isles are the witnesses of a story of mystery and glory that they keep to this day.
This country trip is dedicated to the lovely town located on the island of Kotlin in the Gulf of Finland.
A tunnel links the island to the mainland on one side and a dam connects it on the other side. Until 1983 it was only possible to reach Kotlin by the sea.
Once the island served as a frontier between Russia and Sweden. A few forts and a fortress named Kronshlot were constructed by the order of Peter the Great. The date of the foundation of this fortress is customarily considered to be the birthday of the town. The name of the town is translated into Russian as the “fortress town”.
St. Petersburg shore excursions in Kronshtadt introduce you to the historical center of the town and the guide will tell you about the vital role that this port town played in the history of Russia.
- You will not only see the town from the bus,
- the tour presupposes that we will take a walk along the picturesque embankment,
- will admire the boundless water surface of the Gulf where you could envision the historical events,
- view the forts scattered around the Gulf.
Our tour of Kronshtadt also includes the visit of the main cathedral of the town – the Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas.
The cathedral was built in the new-byzantine style in the beginning of the previous century. Emperor Nicholas the Second and members of the royal family were present at the inauguration of this spacious and light church.
In the Soviet time the town and the Russian Orthodox shrine of the town of Kronshtadt underwent many trials. Up to 1996 Kronshtadt was closed for Russian visitors to say the least about the foreign visitors. But this is history now and the town continues to live and develop.
We will be happy to help you discover this town of military navy! Thank you for choosing the HolaRussia company!