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Our most recommended St. Petersburg River & Harbor Cruises

  • St. Petersburg: Raising Drawbridges Night Boat Tour

    1. St. Petersburg: Raising Drawbridges Night Boat Tour

    This night trip that travels under raised bridges will let you fully embrace the beautiful views of St. Petersburg by night.  Marvel at architectural ensembles, view the unique shape of the St. Petersburg skyline with a recognizable string of spires and domes and see a variety of bridges. During the cruise, see palaces and noble mansions, notable cathedrals in the city, the hand-made island of New Holland, the building of Mariinsky Theatre, the renovated Chinezelli circus, the granite walls of the Peter and Paul's Fortress and the gold-plated spire of the Peter and Paul's Cathedral. The views you see will take your breath away. Views that are particularly fabulous from the water are the ingenious ensemble of the spit of the Basils Island, the peculiar pattern of the Summer Garden fence, the mysterious St.Michaels Castle, and the square of the seven bridges. Join this tour and enjoy an ...

    Raising bridges is a remarkable event to see, tickets are very easily and quickly provided via the GetYourGuide app. The only suggestion is, given that it is cold at night, it would be good to provide and offer visitors a blanket, for example, before the end of the ride it was very cold for me.

  • St. Petersburg: "Northern Venice" Day Boat Tour

    2. St. Petersburg: "Northern Venice" Day Boat Tour

    One of the most beautiful cities in Europe, St. Petersburg is famous for its architecture, museums and monuments, many of which were designed to create the most visual effect from water. Parade facades, grandiose architectural ensembles, the unique shape of Saint-Petersburg skyline with recognizable strings of spires and domes, a variety of engineering and design concepts embodied in the bridges - all of this and more you can expect to see during this day-long boat trip. You will see palaces and noble mansions, the most notable cathedrals of the city, the man-made island of New Holland, the building of Mariinsky Theatre, the renovated Chinezelli circus, the granite walls of the Peter and Paul's Fortress and the gold-plated spire of the Peter and Paul's Cathedral. The views will take your breath away, visitors and citizens alike. Particularly fabulous from the water is the ingenious ense...

    Amazing Tour. Must have in your St Petersburg iteniary, specially night boat ride. Smooth check in by boat operator.

  • St Petersburg Channels and River Boat Tour

    3. St Petersburg Channels and River Boat Tour

    Take the opportunity to witness one of Europe's most exciting cities from a totally unique perspective - a guided boat cruise! This tour is a good chance to see a lot of famous sights in a short period of time. By boat, you will travel around St Petersburg city centre, leaving from the pier where tours take off every 1.5-hours. Together with a professional guide, the boat will take you through the Fontanka river, Kryukov's channel, Moyka river, Winter channel, and the Neva river. On both banks of the Fontanka river, you will see the Sheremetyev's palace (a gift from Peter the Great to the first St Petersburg governor), Anichkov Palace, Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace (one of the richest noble dynasties in Russian history), Ciniselli circus and the Faberge Museum. Next, follow the cruise on to the Kryukov's canal into the Kolomna district where the marvelous St Nicholas Naval cathedral shi...

  • St. Petersburg: Private Boat Tour

    4. St. Petersburg: Private Boat Tour

    Your trip starts off at Fontanka River Embankment 53 and follows the Mokya River through Winter Channel and into the Neva River. Continue down the Neva River through Kronverk, around Peter and Paul Fortress and back.   On this tour, see the city’s main attractions from the water: Anichkov Bridge, St. Michael’s Castle, Sheremetyev Palace, Field of Mars, A. S. Pushkin’s house, the Artillery Museum, and much more! For the longest part of its history, St. Petersburg has been the capital of the Russian Empire. All the Russian Emperors lived here, and therefore all the biggest architectural ensembles, luxurious palaces, exquisite gardens, parks and monumental cathedrals are all here as well – the city is rightly called marvelous!   There is no better way to see this city than by boat – breathtaking views of the famous bridges will amaze you with their beauty and scale. You won’t miss a single ...

    Great boat, great guide, great service. Took the cruise for a bachelor party& the guys enjoyed it so much we booked a second hour.

  • St. Petersburg: Raising Drawbridges Private Boat Trip

    5. St. Petersburg: Raising Drawbridges Private Boat Trip

    Embark on an exquisite night trip that follows bridges across the Neva river and fully embrace the beautiful views of St. Petersburg by night in privacy. Leaving distractions of the crowd behind, marvel at architectural ensembles, view the unique landscape of St. Petersburg skyline by night with a recognizable string of spires and domes. Watch a variety of bridges complete their seasonal navigation parade, raising their arms for the ships to come through. During the cruise, pass along the palaces, noble mansions, and notable cathedrals. Let the boat drop the anchor by granite walls of the Peter and Paul's Fortress and watch the process under the glow of the gold-plated spire of Peter and Paul's Cathedral. See breathtaking views such as the ingenious ensemble of the spit of the Basils Island, the peculiar pattern of the Summer Garden fence, the mysterious St. Michael's Castle, and the ...

  • St Petersburg Bridges: Opening at Night Boat Tour

    6. St Petersburg Bridges: Opening at Night Boat Tour

    Experience St Petersburg by night during a 1-hour 20-minute river cruise with a professional English-speaking guide. Starting from the Anichkov Bridge, the boat will sail along the Fontanka, Moyka, and Neva rivers. Experience bridges opening and closing as your sail through. Pass by numerous sights of interest including Ciniselli Circus, St Michael's Castle, Summer Garden, and Summer Palace, Old St Petersburg Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns, Winter Palace, Peter and Paul Fortress and numerous cathedrals, parks, and churches. Gaze at the stunning views of the city embankments illuminated as part of the White Nights Festival before you return to the Anichkov Bridge.

  • St. Petersburg: 2-Day Feel like a Local Group Tour

    7. St. Petersburg: 2-Day Feel like a Local Group Tour

    You will begin your first day onboard a cosy boat, exploring rivers and channels of the "Northern Venice". Following this, you will continue to the former residential Winter Palace of the Romanov rulers, which today houses one of the world's most prestigious museums where the rooms themselves rival the art within them. Your guided tour includes both the Winter Palace and the Hermitage display rooms, which are home to more than three million artworks, including works by Da Vinci, Rafael and Rembrandt. You will then move on to explore the main street of the city. The chief sights include the huge neoclassical Kazan Cathedral, the Art Nouveau Bookhouse, half a dozen 18th-century churches, a monument to Catherine the Great, an enormous 18th-century shopping mall, a mid-19th-century department store, the Russian National Library, the Anichkov Bridge, and the Singer House. Once an impressive ...

  • St Petersburg: 3-Day, Visa-Free Cruise Shore Excursion

    8. St Petersburg: 3-Day, Visa-Free Cruise Shore Excursion

    Discover the highlights of St Petersburg on a 3-day, visa-free cruise excursion. Each day your guide will pick you up at the cruise ship terminal and drop you off there each night to sleep in your cruise cabin. Day 1  Your first stop is at sphinxes near the spit of Vasilevsky Island. Then visit Peter and Paul Fortress and enjoy a guided tour of Peter and Paul Cathedral, the first building of the ancient city of St Petersburg. In the cathedral you can see the tombs of the Romanov dynasty. After the visit of the cathedral, explore the Church of The Savior on Spilled Blood. Then, enjoy lunch in a typical Russian restaurant. In the afternoon your guided tour will continue with a visit of the Hermitage Museum.  Day 2  Explore Peterhof, the summer residence of the Czars and often called the "Russian Versailles." Walk through Petershof Park and visit the Pala...

  • White Nights Tour with Cruise in German

    9. White Nights Tour with Cruise in German

    Enjoy the special experience around the summer solstice: in June there are a few weeks to enjoy the unique experience of the White Nights in St. Petersburg. See how the St. Petersburgers turn the long, bright nights into daylight and the whole city is on its feet until the bascule bridges above the Neva open again. Start the tour through the White Nights with a guided walk through St. Petersburg to the Summer Garden of Peter the Great. On your way pass the picturesque Griboedov Canal and the Church of the Blood. Learn interesting facts about historical St. Petersburg. Enjoy the maritime atmosphere and the spectacular view of the illuminated Peter and Paul Fortress with snacks and drinks near the Neva river. In the evening you will set off with the guide on a cruise through the world's northernmost metropolis before you experience the special moment of the opening of the bascule bridges...

  • St. Petersburg: Northern Islands Boat Tour in Russian

    10. St. Petersburg: Northern Islands Boat Tour in Russian

    Sail along the most picturesque naval route in Saint Petersburg and explore some of the region's northern islands, admiring this modern city and its architecture along the way. From the boat, marvel at the impressive Saint Petersburg Arena stadium, Western High-Speed Diameter, and Lahta Center. Then stop at Elagin island and enjoy some free time to explore and walk around the park. Head towards the Aquatorium of Grand Neva next, sailing through Malaya Nevka along the way. From the water, watch out for the Aurora cruiser, Nakhimov Naval School and the Trinity bridge. Finally, sail past the Summer Garden, and the Peter and Paul Fortress before arriving back at the pier.

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What people are saying about St. Petersburg

Overall rating

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based on 994 reviews

Excellent boat trip

Gathering point is clear. We’re waited to be on board. The staff are nice and polite. The content from the head set provided is very informative. Recommended

Nice route and interesting excursion. Only on the website was written 90 minutes duration of the tour, and it was only 60 minutes

Amazing Tour. Must have in your St Petersburg iteniary, specially night boat ride. Smooth check in by boat operator.

Its was a really nice boat tour! Recommend ! Only at night is a bit cold , please bring some warm clothes.

The audio guide matched perfectly where we were so it was easy to grab all the points