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

St. Petersburg: Raising Drawbridges Night Boat Tour

Product ID: 167286
Experience the most romantic boat trip and see how the bridges are raised on the Neva River at night. Enjoy the most amazing views of the city along the beautiful route.
About this activity
Duration: 105 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Audio guide/headphones
English, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Watch the 2 main bridges across Neva River being raised right in front of your eyes
  • Be amazed by the white night if you join between May and June
  • Watch the magnificent city lights at night
Full description
This night trip that travels under raised bridges will let you fully embrace the beautiful views of St. Petersburg by night. 

Marvel at architectural ensembles, view the unique shape of the St. Petersburg skyline with a recognizable string of spires and domes and see a variety of bridges. During the cruise, see palaces and noble mansions, notable cathedrals in the city, the hand-made island of New Holland, the building of Mariinsky Theatre, the renovated Chinezelli circus, the granite walls of the Peter and Paul's Fortress and the gold-plated spire of the Peter and Paul's Cathedral.

The views you see will take your breath away. Views that are particularly fabulous from the water are the ingenious ensemble of the spit of the Basils Island, the peculiar pattern of the Summer Garden fence, the mysterious St.Michaels Castle, and the square of the seven bridges. Join this tour and enjoy an unforgettable experience. 
  • Russian guide
  • Warm covers to keep you comfy in the windy weather, heating is also available
  • Seats inside or outside the boat
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks or food (you are welcome to bring your own)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the pier which is located at Fontanka, 53, near to Lomonosov Bridge.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Please note child carriages and wheelchairs need to be left on the pier
• Please consider bringing your personal headphones with a 3.5 mm jack as sometimes they may come in handy
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 537 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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It was amazing people were so curtious they looked after us so well. We were provided thin blankets it was so good. After the trip we needed a taxi we asked the guy who was driving the boat he was very kind enough to book Uber for us from his phone . I thank you all for such a warm hospitality . It was worth and sweet memory for life time . Thank you again

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October 14, 2019

It was an excellent experience! We loved the views, but we were also lucky to see the musical bridges go up! It was surreal seeing all the people on the shore and all the boats around us. Magical! We highly recommend this cruise but do make sure to bring something warm because it can get very cold

August 27, 2019

Wonderful experience. Highly recommended

October 4, 2019

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Saint-Petersburg Boats

Product ID: 167286