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  1. Russia
  2. St. Petersburg
  3. Neva River

St. Petersburg: Drawbridges Night Cruise

Product ID: 207495
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Join a night time cruise under one of the most popular drawbridges in Saint Petersburg.
About this activity
Duration 90 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a panoramic boat cruise along the Neva River
  • See all the main drawbridges and pass by the Cruiser "Aurora"
  • Take a special route under the drawbridges to the TV Tower
  • Admire the enchanting views of the city lights at night
  • Learn about the city's architecture and history from a Russian-speaking guide
Full description
Explore the central district of St. Peterburg made up of an incredible network of canals and rivers, over which many grand drawbridges are spanned. Discover the architecture history of these incredible constructions, built by highly skilled engineers and designers. Their names and history are of a great value to the entire city and cannot exist separately from it.

Learn about many of the 342 unique bridges with audioguide commentary during this informative tour. Find out about how during the reign of Peter I, bridge construction in the city was forbidden and citizens were forced to travel on the rivers by boat. Hear the surprising history of the use of Venetian gondolas as public transport in the 18th-century. Learn about how, as several centuries have passed, durable and powerful bridges were since constructed from wood and stone. 

Pass under the first bridge of the city, the Liteny drawbridge, built in 1879, to connect the Vyborg side of the city. Discover today why bridges are considered to be the real pride of the city, decorating the riverbanks. See all of the main drawbridges on the River Neva which exist today, taking a special route underneath them toward the TV Tower and back. Admire spectacular views of the city lights by night as you soak up the incredible architecture and architecture of this historic city. 
  • Russian-speaking guide
  • Blankets
  • Umbrellas
  • City map
What’s Not Included
  • Food or drink
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Central Pier, staircase by the lions, Admiralty Embankment, 2, St Petersberg

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The boat will depart according to the timetable
• Please arrive at the meeting point at least 30 minutes before the tour departure time
• Be careful when choosing a date for night cruises after midnight (12:30 AM, 12:50 AM). For example, when purchasing a ticket for a cruise on the night between June 1, 2019 and June 2, 2019, you need to select the date June 2, 2019 with the time 12:30 AM or 12:50 AM.
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Product ID: 207495