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  • Saint Petersburg: Top 30 City Highlights Walking Tour

    1. Saint Petersburg: Top 30 City Highlights Walking Tour

    Discover Saint Petersburg like a true local with an informative walk. Uncover the stories of the city’s past and present as you follow your guide through the historical center. Meet your guide right next to Palace Square. Learn about the main residence of the tsars of the Russian Empire and the famous State Hermitage Museum from your guide. Admire the panorama of the magnificent River Neva. Find out the main waterway of the city, its bridges and learn of the catastrophic floods the river caused the city. See the birthplace of Saint-Petersburg, the Peter and Paul Fortress, and the former city port on the Spit of Basil Island. Stop in front of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and hear about the assassination of the Tsar Alexander II. Then, continue walking along the paths of the Mikhailovsky Garden, the Fontanka River Embankment and the main street of the city, the Nevsky Pr...

  • St. Petersburg: Historic Canal Cruise

    2. 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: Private Boat Tour

    3. 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: Night Cruise with Live Saxophone Music

    4. St. Petersburg: Night Cruise with Live Saxophone Music

    Take a journey through the rivers and canals that are loved by tourists and locals alike. Pass stunning embankments, monuments, palaces, accompanied with live music — the solemn groaning of the sax playing only for you. Have you glided under draw bridges to the sound of songs like Summertime, You are Beautiful, Spanish Nights, and Forever in Love? It's time to try.  Pass under the low arches of the bridges across canals and find yourself in the waters of the Grand Neva River, where the saxophone becomes delicately silent. Witness the spectacle of the show: the bridges singing. The duration of the tour is 1 hour and 50 minutes. Landing and disembarkation take place on the pier, Anichkov Bridge, in the heart of the city at the intersection of Nevsky Prospekt and the Fontanka river embankment.

    It was a nice experience going round on the canals. If you go in the Autumn months be sure to wrap up warm though, and the saxophone music is a recording from a live band not a live musician.

  • St Petersburg: See the City from the Water on a Boat Tour

    5. St Petersburg: See the City from the Water on a Boat Tour

    Embark on a tour of the waterways of St. Petersburg with this guided river cruise. Travel around St Petersburg city center, and see Anichkov Palace, Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace, Ciniselli Circus and the Faberge Museum from the water.

    Cast off from the pier with a professional guide, and sail down Fontanka river, Kryukov's channel, Moyka river, Winter channel, and the Neva river. Watch as Sheremetyev's palace, a gift from Peter the Great to the first St Petersburg governor drifts by.

    Float by Anichkov Palace, Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace, Ciniselli circus and the Faberge Museum, and appreciate viewing them from the water. Marvel at St. Nicholas Naval cathedral shining in gold, the Theatre Square and the famous Mariinsky Theatre from Kryukov's canal.

    Journey on the Moyka river to see Yusupov's Palace, Count Razumovsky's estate and...

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What people are saying about Fontanka River

It was a nice experience going round on the canals. If you go in the Autumn months be sure to wrap up warm though, and the saxophone music is a recording from a live band not a live musician.