The longest ship trip, designed for lovers of marine romance, during which you will see all the most interesting sea sights of Kronstadt and land on two forts of the fortress. Our route runs through the waters of the Great Kronstadt Raid, along the Kronstadt Fairway, along the granite walls of the harbors, to the eastern tip of Kotlin Island.
1 hour 30 minutes on the water, 1 hour 30 minutes on the forts.
Fort Grand Duke Constantine is the largest sea fort in the south waters of the Kronstadt fortress. Experimental and training sites where serf specialists were trained.
Fort Alexander I – the only multi-tiered fort of Kronstadt, called by contemporaries a frigate house for the similarity of its designs with the side of a battleship; the place where at the beginning of the 20th century a special microbiological laboratory was located.
Fort Peter I – the first casemated stone fort of Kronstadt, built under Peter I and called it the citadel.
The Kronstadt fairway is one of the sections of the famous trade route of antiquity “From the Varangians to the Greeks”, along which “soft gold” – furs — was brought to the warm countries from the Lord Veliky Novgorod. Interestingly, this fairway is still the only one “sea road” to St. Petersburg.
The complex of Kronstadt harbors – includes five separate harbors: Cabotage, Merchant, Middle, Forest and Military. It was originally designed under Peter I. From the end of the 18th century, the harbor was gradually faced with granite. The length of the facade of the Kronstadt harbors is about two kilometers. Their walls are on an artificial foundation.
Kronshlot Fort is the first Russian fort in the Baltic – the brainchild of Peter the Great. The place where Kronstadt began.
Nikolaev lighthouses are two graceful picturesque metal towers located on the territory of the Kronshlot fort. Built at the end of the XIX century for a reliable approach of ships to the port of Kronstadt.
Marine Factory is a ship repair company founded in 1856. There were completed many ships of the Russian Navy. Four dry docks are located on its territory, three of which are still in operation today.
Kronstadt lighthouse is the highest in Kronstadt, builted at the beginning of the twentieth century. Located on the wall of the military harbor.
The gates of the Kronstadt raid are a pair of white lighthouses that appeared in Kronstadt in the 20s of the XX century.
Fan of Kronstadt Sights – a system used to determine the deviation of compasses in Kronstadt raids.
Friedrichstadt lighthouse is one of the oldest Kronstadt lighthouses. A small, elegant metal turret is located on one of the bastions of the marine facade of Kronstadt.
The gate lighthouses of the St. Petersburg Sea Canal are a pair of white lighthouses that appeared in Kronstadt in the 1920s.
Fort “Paul I” – the largest and most unlucky fort of Kronstadt. Almost completely destroyed in the 20th century; received the nickname “Ragged” among the people.
1 and 2 southern marine batteries – as temporary structures were built during the Crimean War as an additional defense of the southern part of the Kronstadt fortress. For a long time it served to repel attacks from small-sitting vessels.
Fort “Milyutin” is the first armored turret battery in Russia. On this fort our group will land. How it functioned; strolling through the interior. You can also visit the exhibition dedicated to the history of the Kronstadt fortress. Of course, at the end of the program you will have free time for an independent walk around the fort.
The ship-passing structure S-1 is the most complicated hydraulic engineering structure, “Sea Gate of St. Petersburg”. It is part of the complex of protective structures of St. Petersburg from floods.