Russia & Baltics Tours

Rivers and Canals Boat Trip in Saint-Petersburg

ID 1125, Private tour

From $130 ($130 per person)

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Children, 8-15yo
Children, 4-7yo
Children, 0-3yo

Excursion category:

  • Shore excursions
  • Small group tours
  • Private/Custom Tours

Excursion options:

  • Canal and river cruise
  • Shore excursions
1 — 3 hours
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St. Petersburg is frequently called the ‘Venice of the North’. This city has 80 rivers and canals and water transportation is considered to be the most romantic way of moving from one part of the city to another. Making a cruise along its waterways is definitely a must-do during navigable period (From April to November). Watch Saint-Petersburg on a 3-hour cruise, passing such significant spectacular sights as the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Mariinsky Theatre, Spilled Blood Church, Marble Palace, Spit of a Basil Island and many more.

• Choose a daytime cruise on the River Neva and main canals or a midnight cruise to see St. Petersburg’s illuminated drawbridges open, or a jazz dinner cruise on the Neva.
• Hotel pickup is included.
• 3-hour guided daytime or evening river cruise in St. Petersburg Cruise on St. Petersburg’s River Neva and canals to experience the waterside beauty of the ‘Venice of the North’
• Pass such landmarks as the Winter Palace, Peter and Paul Fortress, and St.Isaaks Cathedral and many others.
• Choose a daytime cruise, midnight drawbridge cruise, or evening jazz dinner cruise
• All cruises include hotel pickup and drop-off on foot at hotel or central location
• Choose from multiple departure times on the daytime cruise

Select the cruise and begin your 3-hour experience with your personal driver, guide and pick-up from your hotel. Then, board your boat and sail along the city's main waterways, including the imperious River Neva, passing many of the most picturesque and famous landmarks along the way. After your cruise, disembark and enjoy the views of the nighttime city while coming back to your hotel.

Daytime Riverboat Cruise (3 hours):

Choose from the regular departure times available, and after transfer from your hotel, embark and take in the views along the ‘Best Rout’ - the classic river and canal way around St. Petersburg. You will sail on the River Neva and have a chance to admire mighty Peter and Paul Fortress with Golden Building of Peter and Paul Cathedral, Spit of Basil Island, and drift along the Fountain River and canals by St. Nicholas Cathedral, best ballet theater in the city the Mariinsky, Moika River Embankment, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Summer Garden and the General Staff Building on the Palace Square and many more.

Drawbridges Night Cruise (3 hours):

Fell the vibe of a midnight city taking cruise around St. Petersburg’s waterways and admire unforgettable views of drawbridges being raised. See all eight main bridges, watching as some, like the Palace Bridge and Trinity Bridge (which id considered to be ‘a necklace of Neva River), raise their wings to let big and small boats pass. Absorb the unbelievably romantic atmosphere as boats and riverside crowds gather for the spectacle, and cruise along canals and the River Neva to enjoy St. Petersburg’s illuminated palaces and monuments.

Evening Jazz Cruise (3 hours):

Take a comprehensive walking tour around the historical part of St. Petersburg

Mag Howard

08 07 2018

Great for kids. Our two kids and us adored our guide Anna and she kept them entertained and interested - not an easy task, but they were very excited during our boat ride. An added touch was the co-owner of the agency personally inquiring at the end of the tour, how the trip went. Rest your feet and join a canal boat trip to see even more of this wonderful city from a different viewing platform. Bring a sweater as the water can be quite chilly even in summer! You see things from a different perspective, and if it is a lovely evening, some stunning pictures. Don't forget to look behind you sometimes. I'd recommend it.

Andy Solerno

22 05 2017

Fell in love with St. Petersburg during this boat tour. Exceeded our expectations to tell the truth. Still have breathtaking emotions while watching trough pics we took During our stay in St-Petersburg, my family and I decided to book this boat trip in St-Petersburg and on Neva river mainly. We were quite lucky with the weather as some sun was following us, but once we arrived at the end of the trip, it started to rain heavily... It is interesting and relaxing to seat outside of one of those touristical boats, expect quite a lot of people, because the activity is much appreciated by tourists. Be ready for cold weather and/or rain in case. You may take photos and videos but you should remain seated (if possible) while the boat is moving. So, I would suggest to try this boat excursion, but only by good weather!

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Important Information:

•	Confirmation will be received at time of booking 
•	A moderate amount of walking is involved 
•	Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately 
•	Boats only operate from April to end of October