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St Petersburg Channels and River Boat Tour

Product ID: 188607
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Explore the bustling city of St Petersburg by boat and take in the city's main historical and social landmarks. With a guide on board, you will cruise down the Fontanka river, Kryukov's channel, Moyka river, Winter channel, and the Neva river.
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Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours
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  • Enjoy a boat trip around St Petersburg's city center
  • Learn more about St Petersburg with a professional guide
  • Take stunning pictures of the city from the water
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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 shines gold. You will also see the Theatre's Square and the famous Mariinsky Theatre. Through the Kryukov's canal past the New Holland Island you will sail to the Moyka river. Yusupov's Palace, Count Razumovsky's estate and Stroganov's Palace which represent the best examples of Russian nobility aesthetics. You will also see the St. Isaac's Cathedral – one of the tallest cathedrals in the world. At the end of the tour, you will sail past the Summer Garden, Summer Palace, St. Michael's Castle. End your tour back at the pier from your original starting destination with exciting new knowledge about St Petersburg. 
  • Boat tour ticket
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Blankets
  • Toilets
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The tour starts near Anichkov bridge: Fontanka river embankment, 25 Sankt-Peterburg, 191023

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Important information
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• Please check your email before you go. There is a seat code you need to download after booking, which will be sent to your email
• Please do not give the GetYourGuide voucher at the pier, it is not a direct ticket. Your direct ticket is sent by email

From £14.94 per person

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Marina Wilson Private Tours

Product ID: 188607