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  • 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: Historic Canal Cruise

    3. St. Petersburg: Historic Canal Cruise

    Enjoy a leisurely cruise down Saint Petersburg’s canals, the perfect waterways for admiring the intricate architecture of the city. Gliding down the Neva, Moika, and Fontanka Rivers, and well as the Kryukov, Griboyedov, and Winter Canals, gaze at the splendor of the old city, all the while learning about its history and secrets. Sail beneath the first stone bridge in Saint Petersburg, which has remained unchanged since the 18th century. Marvel at the magnificent Church of the Resurrection of Christ. See the spectacular golden wings of Bank Bridge Lion, all the while picking up insights into all the sights on the route from your expert guide. Walk away with a new appreciation of Russia’s most beautiful city after having experienced it from a new perspective.

  • St. Petersburg: Magical Neva Cruise at Night in Russian

    4. St. Petersburg: Magical Neva Cruise at Night in Russian

    Shadows of Russian rulers and freethinkers, poets and politicians, glorious commanders and fair ladies will accompany you on this journey. Cruiser will cross the aquatorium of Neva river where you will look upon the imperial sights of the city. After that our cruiser will take you past the symbols of the following era – you will see the legendary herald of the revolution Aurora cruiser and Nakhimov Naval School. You will see the bridges of Saint Petersburg: Palace bridge, Trinity bridge, Liteyniy bridge, Annunciation bridge, will be drawn in front of your own eyes. Throughout the journey our guide will surround you with the atmosphere of antique Saint Petersburg, its legends, mysteries and stories. Overall duration of the journey is 1 hour 30 minutes.

  • Peterhof Palace and Park Private Tour with Boat Ride Back

    5. Peterhof Palace and Park Private Tour with Boat Ride Back

    Your guide will pick you up at your place of stay and you will take a scenic drive to Peterhof. As you arrive to Peterhof, start your tour in the French style Upper Gardens, pass by the Grand Palace constructed by the famous Italian architect Francesco Rastrelli and continue to Lower Park. Walk towards the Grand Cascade marveling at one of the most extensive waterworks of the Baroque period. Admire the golden statue of Samson that represents Russia’s victory over Sweden in the Great Northern War. Continue your tour by entering the Grand Palace, arguably the most famous residence of the Russian Czars. See rooms which date back to the time of Peter the Great and marvel at the shining golden Baroque halls and rooms from the Classical period. Walk along colorful flowerbeds to the main square of the garden and see the famous Roman and Chessboard Hill fountain.   Then, continue to the founta...

    Elena the guide was excellent. Unfortunately the tour was delayed by 45 mins (admittedly prearranged to change from 9.00 to 9.30 but she and also the taxi were late) so when we got to a Peterhof the place was absolutely crowded out with other huge tours so we lost any advantage. The so called VIP entrance was a joke and we queued there for over half an hour all tightly bunched up together. Once inside the staff efficiently moved us through, but it was a race so no time to dwell and look at the Artifacts. I was not aware when booking that the 12th June was a public holiday, though the crowds going into the Palace where nearly all tourists. As said above Elena rose above the difficulty and kept cheerful and professional in very difficult circumstances. By the end of the day we did say we had enjoyed it, but only after a nice lunch in the restaurant there and walk round the grounds. The gold fountains were superb

  • St Petersburg Channels and River Boat Tour

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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: Private Tailor-Made Tour with Guide & Driver

    10. St. Petersburg: Private Tailor-Made Tour with Guide & Driver

    Discover highlights like St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Church of 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. Specify your sightseeing preferences on booking, and on the day, meet your private guide and driver at your hotel at your preferred time. Selecting what you want to see in advance will allow your guide to plan logistics and pre-book tickets so you won’t need to join lines for tickets on the day. If you have no particular sightseeing plans, your guide will craft an itinerary for you. Your guide will also recommend restaurants for lunch (own expense) should you wish. Discuss your itinerary with your guide, and then hop inside your private, air-conditioned sedan or minivan (depending on group ...

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What people are saying about St. Petersburg

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,139 reviews

We enjoyed our stay in St Petersburg, the Hop On Hop Off was our greatest highlight. We were happy to meet a very friendly and helpful guide, Tatyana in Red Line bus. She really made our sight seeing your very memorable. We will definitely encourage people to use the bus just to get the feel of what is happening around St Petersburg.

We hit the "hellish" weather in St. Petersburg. Thanks to the trip by bus and then by boat, we got to know a large part of the important monuments in the city without much effort. It took us about 6 hours in total. I recommend

Very good. An interesting excursion, saw the opening of three bridges, the Peter and Paul Fortress, the hare island. There is hot tea. Dress warmly .10/10 I advise everyone.

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.