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The Admiralty building is one of St. Petersburg's oldest structures. It was built by Peter the Great and originally served as a dockyard. It once housed the Admiralty Board, which was in charge of ship building and eventually became part of the ministry of the navy. Some sections were built in the 1700s while other additions were constructed in the 1800s.

Unfortunately visitors today won't be able to see the building in its original state. Many of the statues were destroyed in 1860 when the Orthodox church declared them to be pagan. The building was also damaged during the blockade of Leningrad and was attacked by the Germans in World War II. The Admiralty building does still have lots of sculptures and reliefs to admire. There is also a 240 foot golden spire with its weather vane, a little ship, that sits on top of it and is one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. The original is in the Naval Museum, so the one you see here today is a replica. The building now houses the naval college.

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1, Admiralteyskiy Prospekt , St Petersburg, Russia, 191186
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2-Day St. Petersburg City and Local Culture Shore Excursion in a Small Group

2-Day St. Petersburg City and Local Culture Shore Excursion in a Small Group

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Get a comprehensive overview of St. Petersburg on this 2-day shore excursion with a small group. Visit the Russian Imperial palaces, the Peterhof Fountain Park, and the famous Hermitage Museum. Take a canal cruise through the 'Venice of the North' and choose to upgrade your experience with a tour extension featuring visits to the Faberge Museum and some of the city's top nighttime attractions.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$197.31
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$197.31

St Petersburg Must-Sees Private Tour

St Petersburg Must-Sees Private Tour

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Enjoy our best-selling walking tour with a private local guide in Saint Petersburg. This exclusive tour includes a combination of the Must-See's attractions in the city center.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$205.68
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$205.68
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Segway Tour 1,5 hour

Segway Tour 1,5 hour

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Maximize your time in St Petersburg and cover more ground than you could on a walking tour with this fun Segway tour. Learn to operate your Segway and have time to practice before setting out along the waterfront of the Fontanka River and past the Winter Palace and Summer Garden. Stop along the way to admire landmarks including Senate Square, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Russian Museum, and Peter and Paul’s fortress.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.40
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$47.40

Segway tour St. Petersburg - Brief route

Segway tour St. Petersburg - Brief route

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It's a unique ability to see most significant sightseeings in St. Petersburg in a short time without getting tired.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.62
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$23.62

Classic St Petersburg City Tour with Canal Boat Ride

Classic St Petersburg City Tour with Canal Boat Ride

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Discover the highlights of St. Petersburg efficiently and comfortably on a 5-hour sightseeing tour. Beginning with port pickup, included transportation takes your group to each stop on the itinerary. Groups larger than six enjoy complimentary headsets, so you don’t miss a word of your guide’s immersive commentary. Your well-rounded experience ends with a cruise along the canal, which allows you to photograph the city from a unique vantage point.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.06
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$82.06

Skip the Line: St. Petersburg: Russian Ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre Ticket

Skip the Line: St. Petersburg: Russian Ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre Ticket

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Russia is home to some of the world’s most renowned and prestigious ballet companies. On this tour, experience an unforgettable evening at the famous Mariinsky Theater in St Petersburg. Attend a ballet performance by one of Russia’s top ballet companies and enjoy a magical rendition of a classic ballet such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, or The Nutcracker.
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  • 3 hours
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$235.90
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$235.90

1-Day St. Petersburg PRIVATE ALL INCLUSIVE GRAND TOUR Skip-the-line

1-Day St. Petersburg PRIVATE ALL INCLUSIVE GRAND TOUR Skip-the-line

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Dip into one of the world’s greatest city's on this full-day tour of St. Petersburg. With a guide, stop at some of the city’s top landmarks such as the Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, and the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood. View magnificent pieces of architecture as your guide explains their history.b Then, complete your experience with a 3-hour guided tour of the renowned Hermitage Museum.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$172.63
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$172.63
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Private Imperial Residences Day Trip to Peterhof and Catherine Palace by Car

Private Imperial Residences Day Trip to Peterhof and Catherine Palace by Car

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Devote your attention to two of Russia’s most celebrated imperial residences on a private day tour from St. Petersburg. Leave the city for the baroque Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo. Tour the interiors as you hear about the tsars who lived here, and see the showpiece Amber Room and gardens. Afterward, explore the palace and parks of the Peterhof estate, including the world-famous Grand Cascade fountains. Hotel pickup and drop-off, plus entrance fees included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.00
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$165.00
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St. Petersburg Small Group or Private Walking City Tour

St. Petersburg Small Group or Private Walking City Tour

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Discover beautiful St. Petersburg by foot on a 3-hour, small-group walking tour of its architectural treasures. With a guide, set out to explore the signature sights of this spectacular city, Russia’s capital during the 1700s and 1800s, as you uncover its history. See top St. Petersburg attractions including St Isaac’s Cathedral and Palace Square, walk along Nevsky Prospect, and learn about the city’s present-day culture and life. Numbers are limited to 12 tour for a more intimate experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$56.00
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$56.00
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Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day

Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day

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Explore St. Petersburg the way you want with a private, full-day flexible tour. Customize your perfect itinerary in advance and relax with pre-arranged logistics and pre-booked skip-the-line tickets. Discover highlights like St. Isaac’s Cathedal and Church on the Spilled Blood, take a canal cruise, or devote time to the Hermitage, Catherine Palace, or Peterhof — you choose. Entrance fees and meals are at your own expense, with private air-conditioned transport and guiding services included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.00
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$152.00
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2-Day Group Shore Excursion in St Petersburg with Faberge Museum & Boat Cruise

2-Day Group Shore Excursion in St Petersburg with Faberge Museum & Boat Cruise

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Get a comprehensive overview of the St. Petersburg—considered to be the "Venice of the North"—on this 2-day small-group shore excursion. See famous sights including Peterhof, Catherine’s Palace, the Hermitage Museum and more. Enjoy skip-the-line admission to many attractions, a 3-course Russian lunch each day, a Neva River canal cruise, and a guided tour of the famous Faberge Museum.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00

2 Days in St Petersburg with Private Expert Guide

2 Days in St Petersburg with Private Expert Guide

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Some group tours can feel impersonal and rigidly planned. This private two-day tour of St. Petersburg offers the flexibility to customize the tour to your own interests. See the city's top sights, as well as some lesser-known spots, and travel just outside the city to Peterhof to explore its palaces, fountains, and gardens.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$243.00
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$243.00
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St Petersburg 2 Day Top-Guided Optimized Mini-Group Tour Introducing The Best of the City And Its Suburbs

St Petersburg 2 Day Top-Guided Optimized Mini-Group Tour Introducing The Best of the City And Its Suburbs

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Make the most of your time in St. Petersburg on this small-group shore excursion limited to just 15 people. Spending two days exploring offers the opportunity to not only see the city's top sights, including the Hermitage Museum, but also to go outside the city to explore the cities of Peterhof and Pushkin.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.00
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$185.00

Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 2-day Grand Shore Excursion

Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 2-day Grand Shore Excursion

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This 2-day tour through St. Petersburg gets you acquainted with the city, its history, and its culture. Visit Catherine Palace, Peterhof Garden (Petrodvorets), Rasputin Museum at the Yusupov Palace, the Russian-Orthodox Peter and Paul Cathedral, and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Plus go on a canal and riverboat ride, and gain early access to The Hermitage.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$315.00
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$315.00

Segway Tour On the banks of the Neva river 2,5 hours

Segway Tour On the banks of the Neva river 2,5 hours

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Explore many of the important sites in St. Petersburg historic center on a Segway. It’s fun to roll along the sidewalks as your guide shares the stories of the buildings and attractions you pass. Visit Palace Square, the Spit of Vasilievskiy island, Peter and Paul’s Fortress and more. All safety equipment and a short lesson is included in your package.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.10
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$71.10

Prime Tour of St Petersburg By Private Vehicle

Prime Tour of St Petersburg By Private Vehicle

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Admire St. Petersburg’s highlights on a private sightseeing tour, and choose to bolt on visits to its top museums and cathedrals. See landmarks including the Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage, and Senate Square on a panoramic drive, and if you wish, upgrade to add skip-the-line interior visits to three cathedrals, the Hermitage, and the Faberge Museum. All options are ideal for first-time visitors, and include hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.24
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$89.24
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2 day Moscow and St Petersburg Tour

2 day Moscow and St Petersburg Tour

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Explore two of Russia’s most important cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg, on this 2-day private tour. Visit famous landmarks such as the Kazan Cathedral, Anichkov Palace, Nevsky Prospect, Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Kremlin, and much more. Learn about the history of Russia as you explore the monuments and customize the itinerary based on your preferences with your private guide.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$282.00
per group
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$282.00
per group

St Petersburg 2 Day Grand Mini-Group Tour

St Petersburg 2 Day Grand Mini-Group Tour

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This very popular, small group shore excursion introduces  St Petersburg in a relaxed and very friendly way. The tour includes all the must sees and features St Petersburg city life. The Grand tour is the way to explore the city and to see its the most requested  surroundings. The tour balanced program offers to visit with no rush: Hermitage/Winter Palace, Catherine Palace/Amber Room, Imperial Park, Peterhof Fountain Park, Metro, canal and Neva River cruise, and more. The tour is limited to a maximum of 15 group members.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.00
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$5.00
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Segway Tour Stone faces 2 hours

Segway Tour Stone faces 2 hours

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Explore the main sights of the northern capital with a Segway sightseeing tour. Discover the city by choosing one of the offered routes. Enjoy the route with exciting walks by Segway, the machine of the future.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.30
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$55.30

4 hour Private Panoramic City Tour by Retro Car

4 hour Private Panoramic City Tour by Retro Car

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Glide through St Petersburg in a beautiful Soviet-era car on a 4-hour private panoramic tour. Hop inside a gleaming, vintage auto with a private guide and separate driver, and admire the landmarks from the comfort of your head-turning classic. See Palace Square and the Bronze Horseman statue of Peter the Great; admire the sights along the River Neva; and enjoy photo stops at must-sees such as Kazan Cathedral and the former KGB headquarters. Tell your guide if you want to tailor your itinerary — it’s customizable to your interests.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$492.31
per group
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$492.31
per group

St. Petersburg Private 3-Day Highlights Tour

St. Petersburg Private 3-Day Highlights Tour

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Pack in St. Petersburg sights into three days on this private tour of the city’s main highlights. During your 3-day city visit, see Catherine Palace and Park, Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Bronze Horseman, and Peterhof Palace and Garden (Petrodvorets). Plus you’ll also explore the Rasputin exhibit at Yusupov Palace, and go on a river and canal boat cruise.
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  • 3 days
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$912.83
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$912.83
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Highlights of St Petersburg Private Tour

Highlights of St Petersburg Private Tour

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Experience the best of St Petersburg, dubbed the ‘Paris of the East,’ on a private 4-hour city tour. Traveling by private vehicle with an informed guide, pause for photos of landmarks including the spectacular Winter Palace and St Isaac’s Cathedral. Chart the city’s tsarist past as you see highlights such as the Bronze Horseman and Peter and Paul Fortress, and stroll along Nevsky Prospekt, the monument-lined main street, planned by Peter the Great. Your itinerary is flexible, so feel free to ask your guide to tailor it around your interests.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.00
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$142.00
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Walking Sightseeing Tour With The State Hermitage Museum

Walking Sightseeing Tour With The State Hermitage Museum

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A brilliant way to explore St. Petersburg, to see the main attractions of the city and to visit one of the biggest Art galleries in the world - State Hermitage Museum.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.09
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$79.09

St.Petersburg 3 Hour Private Panoramic City Tour

St.Petersburg 3 Hour Private Panoramic City Tour

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See the best of St Petersburg on a 3-hour private panoramic tour. Settle inside an air-conditioned, private vehicle with a driver and guide, and admire the landmarks from your comfortable seat. Hear intriguing history from your guide as you pass sights like Palace Square, the Bronze Horseman statue of Peter the Great, and more. Absorb the city skyline from the riverbanks, drive along Nevsky Prospekt and stop for photos at the prettiest sights. If you wish, let your guide know what you want to see; your itinerary is flexible.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.67
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$66.67
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Should I book Admiralty Building tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Admiralty Building can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Admiralty Building 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Admiralty Building costs USD 5.00. Guided Admiralty Building tours start around USD 5.00 per person.
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