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Rivers, channels and bridges without entering Neva River with individual transfers and personal guide (English, German, French or Japanese speaking) 

Saint Petersburg is often called "Venice of the North" because of the large number of small rivers and canals that divide the city into the islands, connected by bridges. Some bridges are true works of art with an incredible history, such as Anichkov Bridge. The biggest bridges across the Neva River are drawn at night to let ships pass in and out of the Baltic Sea into the Volga-Baltic waterway system. Therefore, during summer period, a boat tour among the rivers and canals of the historic center of St. Petersburg is an essential, very popular and extremely enjoyable part of city exploration. Also, if desired, night boat tours and cruises accompanied by a folklore show and/or a light dinner on board can be arranged.


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Rivers, channels and bridges without entering Neva River with individual transfers and personal guide

Built over 42 islands and often called a “Northern Venice”, St Petersburg is surrounded by water and interlaced with a complex network of rivers, canals and channels bonded together by numerous bridges. City’s low-rise classical architecture along the granite embankments of the Neva River allows wonderful panoramic city views from the water level. Therefore, during summer period (usually from the end of April till the end of September) a boat tour among the rivers and canals of St Petersburg is an essential, very popular and extremely enjoyable part of city exploration.

The boat tour travels through the historic center of the city with the urban landscape of the 18th and 19th centuries, passing many famous estates and palaces, like the Shuvalov, Sheremetev and Yusupov Palaces, as well as several of the city's most famous panoramas, including the Strelka ("Spit") of Vasilievsky Island. Going along the Kryukov Canal, the boat offers excellent views of the St. Nicholas Cathedral and the Mariinsky Theatre. On the Moika River visitors can view the Stroganov and Mariinsky Palaces, the St. Isaac's Cathedral, and the General Staff Building on the Palace Square. Along the way the tour boat passes numerous beautiful and unusual bridges. Some bridges, like Annichkov Bridge, are smaller remarkable works of art with an incredible history. Also, the tour passes under the famous "coloured" bridges, including the Blue Bridge, the widest bridge in the city (97.3m). The biggest bridges are the impressive drawbridges that span across the Neva River. The most famous among them is the Palace Bridge, which connects the Palace Square, home to the Winter Palace and the Hermitage Museum, with the Vasilievsky Island.

As an additional option for extra charge, longer boat trips, night cruises, cruises with a folk show or light dinner cruises can be arranged.

 
 

Sightseen on the route 
Sightseeing boat trip among the rivers and canals of historic center of St Petersburg

 
 

Services included 
Departure Point: Pick up from your hotel
Return Point: Drop off at your hotel

What’s Included:

•    Return transfers by private car/minibus, depending on the numbers of passengers

•    Sightseeing boat trip among the rivers and canals of historic center of St Petersburg

•    Live commentaries and accompaniment of personal guide-interpreter (English, German, French or Japanese speaking) during the whole time from pick up until drop off

 

Additional information 

Saint Petersburg is often called "Venice of the North" because of the large number of small rivers and canals that divide the city into the islands, connected by bridges. Some bridges are true works of art with an incredible history, such as Anichkov Bridge. The biggest bridges across the Neva River are drawn at night to let ships pass in and out of the Baltic Sea into the Volga-Baltic waterway system. Therefore, during summer period, a boat tour among the rivers and canals of the historic center of St. Petersburg is an essential, very popular and extremely enjoyable part of city exploration. Also, if desired, night boat tours and cruises accompanied by a folklore show and/or a light dinner on board can be arranged.


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Rivers, channels and bridges without entering Neva River with individual transfers and personal guide (English, German, French or Japanese speaking) 24934 RUB  (~432 $)

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