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  1. Russia
  2. St. Petersburg
  3. Peter and Paul Fortress

St. Petersburg: 'Northern Venice' Boat River Tour in Russian

Product ID: 199303
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Experience St. Petersburg from the water on this incredible boat tour through a network of winding rivers, known as the 'Northern Venice'. See many cultural and historical sites as you relax and take in the surrounding views.
About this activity
Duration 70 - 75 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 2 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover the most important sights of Saint-Petersburg from the water
  • Experience a city tour from the water as you wind through a network of rivers known as the 'Northern Venice'
  • Relax as you are transported away from the hustle and bustle of the city streets
Full description
Experience St. Petersburg from the water as you enjoy a cruise along a selection of gorgeous rivers, nicknamed 'The Northern Venice'. Your journey will begin from the pier on the Neva, with the boat following a scenic route along the Fontanka, the Moika River and a return through the fascinating Winter Grove.

The boat will take you past many interesting sites and your Russian-speaking tour guide will explain the historical significance. This includes many noble mansions, some of the most notable cathedrals of the city, the man-made island of New Holland, the marvelous Mariinsky Theatre and the renovated Chinezelli circus. You will also take in the sight of the granite walls of the Peter and Paul's Fortress and see the breathtaking sparkling gold-plated spire of the Cathedral.
  • Expert Russian-speaking tour guide
  • Toilet facilities

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• You can choose from two locations to begin the boat tour. Either the pier of Admiralty or the pier at the Peter and Paul Fortress
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