Neva River Sightseeing Cruise In St Petersburg - Saint Petersburg

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Overview

Explore enchanting St Petersburg by boat on a 2-hour small-group sightseeing cruise along the Neva River. After a short walk down Nevsky Prospekt -- the city’s most prominent address – hop on board your luxury boat and admire all the sights that line St Petersburg’s romantic waterways. See the Peter and Paul Fortress that was built by Russian Tsar Peter the Great, and see cultural city highlights like Mariinsky Theatre. Pass under countless charming bridges and compare different examples of architecture on New Holland Island.

Numbers are limited to six on this small-group sightseeing cruise, ensuring you’ll enjoy personalised attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Your expert local guide will pick you up from your central city hotel and walk with you to St Petersburg’s boat station, passing along Nevsky Prospekt – the city’s swanky main street that’s filled with chic boutiques and beautiful architecture.

Built on the river, central St Petersburg consists of a network of waterways with countless canals and more than 300 bridges of varying sizes from different architectural periods. As you hop on board your luxury sightseeing boat, your guide will talk to you about the grandeur of the Neva River and its fascinating history. Hear tales of Peter the Great, one of Russia’s more famous tsars, who founded the city in the 18th century, intending it to be his ‘Venice of the north.’

As you cruise up and down the river, watch out for all the top St Petersburg attractions that line the Neva’s granite-clad embankments. See the Peter and Paul Fortress that was created by Peter the Great in the Northern War to protect his city from a feared Swedish attack, and pass numerous other castles and palaces, like St Michael’s Castle and the Imperial Anichkov Palace.

See the city’s oldest and most charming park – the Summer Gardens – that was built in a distinctive Dutch Baroque style, and admire the imposing Aurora Battle Ship -- once a battleship in the Russo-Japanese war but now a museum. Pass Mariinsky Theatre where classical ballet and opera performances have taken place since the 1800s, showcasing masterpieces by esteemed Russian composers like Tchaikovsky.

Glide past romantic New Holland Island, admiring its majestic arches and early Russian Classicist buildings, and pass St Nicholas Naval Cathedral and St Isaac’s Cathedral – two of the largest city cathedrals. After cruising up and down the Neva, your sightseeing boat returns to the boat station where your tour finishes.

Inclusions for Neva River Sightseeing Cruise In St Petersburg

  • Local guide (will meet you at your hotel)

Exclusions for Neva River Sightseeing Cruise In St Petersburg

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The Tour does not operates for the Cruise ship passengers

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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11 reviews by the users

  • Nice and scenic - Just remember the Guide on Boat is Russian and your personal Guide Translates in English which upset other Russian Tourists and they became very rude

  • We had an unusual experience. Our very friendly, well educated guide met us at the hotel as indicated at 10am. We didn't know that we needed to be on a boat with English narration that left at 10:30. It was more than a 30 minute walk for us to where the boat left so we missed it and had to wait an hour for the next boat that was Russian narration. Due to the loudness of the speaker system on the boat and not wanting to interfere with what other passengers were hearing, our guide has to whisper to us in English about what we were seeing.
    Other than that, the sights are magnificent.

  • O.K. WE were only two people with the tour guide.

  • Tour was fantastic!

  • The trip almost did not happen, except that we had to adjust to the companys timetable, differently than the one we have settled before.

  • A little disappointing we had expected more for our money. Whilst the guide was good and very knowledgeable we had expected more for a private tour as there was only 2 of us. There were quite a number of different tour groups on the same boat all speaking different languages so it was difficult to hear at times. The tour description is misleading as the 2 hour cruise is one hour of walking and one hour on the boat.

  • Catherine is a very pleasant guide and her tour was very informative.

  • Very Good

  • Very nice

  • The canals and waterways of St Petersburg are one of the city's highlights and this tour of them was both comprehensive and interesting. Our guide however, met us at our hotel at 10.30am in an old rundown van with a driver. He told us then that the tour would not be commencing until 11.30 and offered to take us to a souveneir shop to do some shopping in the meantime. The tour itself and the guide were otherwise satisfactory.

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