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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 Prospekt. List of highlights:1. Winter Palace (Hermitage), Palace Square, General Staff Building2. Sculpture of Atlantis 3. Neva River4. Peter and Paul Fortress5. St Basil’s Island6. Capella Building7.  Stroganov Palace 8. Nevsky Prospekt9. Kazan Cathedral10. Singer House11. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood 12. State Russian Museum13. Michael’s Castle14. Summer Garden15. Sheremetev Palace 16. Faberge Museum17. Anichkov Bridge18. Anichkov Palace19. Eliseev Merchants’ Shop20. Alexandrinsky Theatre21. Gostiny Dvor22. Churches of Nevsky Prospekt23. Passage24. Saint Isaac’s Cathedral25. Grand Hotel Europe26. Admiralty Building27. Swedish Church28. Literary Cafe29. Cabinet of Curiosities30. Palace Bridge

St Petersburg Bridges: Opening at Night Boat Tour

2. St Petersburg Bridges: Opening at Night Boat Tour

Experience St Petersburg by night during a 1-hour 20-minute river cruise with a professional English-speaking guide. Starting from the Anichkov Bridge, the boat will sail along the Fontanka, Moyka, and Neva rivers. Experience bridges opening and closing as your sail through. Pass by numerous sights of interest including Ciniselli Circus, St Michael's Castle, Summer Garden, and Summer Palace, Old St Petersburg Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns, Winter Palace, Peter and Paul Fortress and numerous cathedrals, parks, and churches. Gaze at the stunning views of the city embankments illuminated as part of the White Nights Festival before you return to the Anichkov Bridge.

St. Petersburg: Walking Tour, Faberge Museum & Boat Ride

3. St. Petersburg: Walking Tour, Faberge Museum & Boat Ride

Explore the most famous sights of St. Petersburg from multiple perspectives with a 3-hour walking tour, a tour of the Fabergé Museum, and a boat ride of the New River. Witness Nevsky Prospect, the Kazan Cathedral, and the three central squares, St. Isaac's, Senate, and Palace.  Enjoy panoramic views of the city’s many bridges and the River Neva from the Promenade des Anglais. Next, stop at the Fabergé Museum for a guided visit. See masterpieces of jewelry craftsmanship, housed in the refined interiors of the Shuvalov Palace on the Fontanka River Embankment.  Stop for lunch in a local restaurant before boarding a boat for a 1-hour boat trip. See St. Petersburg’s bridges, canals, palaces, and cathedrals from the city’s crowning river.


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What people are saying about Fontanka River

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Lida was our tour guide and she was AWESOME! She speaks good english and keeps u engaged for 3 hours. She is from St.Petersburg and is very knowledgeable about the city. She has answers to all your questions. Booking was simple on GYG and communication was good prior to the meeting time via whatsapp. I highly recommend this tour.

A spectacular ride. If you want to observe St. Petersburg at night is the best vision. And drawbridges are a great experience. It is worth the cold that is passed. Like all the tours and activities that I bought online, the difference of buying the tour right there is too much the difference.

I was able to taste more than I expected.

I didn't know the transfer time to the hotel until just before. There was no reply in the inquiry in Japanese, and when I emailed in poor English, I told the hotel pick-up time. I want you to include it in your voucher.

terrific spectacle!

You should have participated in this at least once! The guide, who showed us the sights on the right and left on the way to the Neva, did very well. To recommend at any time!

The walk in chilled weather was amazing one to do. They do as they write “nothing stops this tour”. The guide Lidia was wonderful and made the tour perfect.