Fontanka River
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St Petersburg Bridges: Opening at Night Boat Tour

1. 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.

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St Petersburg Channels and River Boat Tour

2. St Petersburg Channels and River Boat Tour

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. 

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St. Petersburg: Faberge Museum with River and Canal Cruise

3. St. Petersburg: Faberge Museum with River and Canal Cruise

Explore the collections at the Faberge Museum in the refined interiors of the Shuvalov Palace with this St. Petersburg tour. View the city landscape from the Neva river on a boat tour. Meet your guide and enter the Faberge Museum. Admire exhibits containing masterpieces of jewelry craftsmanship. Marvel at the heart of the collection, the Faberge eggs which were created from 1885 to 1917. Embark on a river and canal cruise. Snap pictures of panoramic city views. Sail past palaces, cathedrals, and old and new architectural ensembles. Stand in the fresh air on the upper deck, or head down below to the heated indoor deck.

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St Petersburg: Guided River Cruise

4. St Petersburg: Guided River Cruise

Embark on a tour of the waterways of St. Petersburg with this guided river cruise. Travel around St Petersburg city center, and see Anichkov Palace, Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace, Ciniselli Circus and the Faberge Museum from the water. Cast off from the pier with a professional guide, and sail down Fontanka river, Kryukov's channel, Moyka river, Winter channel, and the Neva river. Watch as Sheremetyev's palace, a gift from Peter the Great to the first St Petersburg governor drifts by. Float by Anichkov Palace, Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace, Ciniselli circus and the Faberge Museum, and appreciate viewing them from the water. Marvel at St. Nicholas Naval cathedral shining in gold, the Theatre Square and the famous Mariinsky Theatre from Kryukov's canal. Journey on the Moyka river to see Yusupov's Palace, Count Razumovsky's estate and Stroganov's Palace. View the heights of St. Isaac's Cathedral, the flora at the Summer Garden, the Summer Palace, and St. Michael's Castle before returning to the pier.

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

5. 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

4.1 / 5

based on 21 reviews

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.

Great boat trip through Saint Petersburg

The 90-minute boat trip with a knowledgeable guide in English led through the most important canals, past the magnificent buildings, palaces and churches, as well as over the Neva and around the Peter and Paul Fortress. It was - especially with the best weather - a wonderful experience.

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!

Friendly staff, because the appointment was missed at 5:00 p.m., easily booked for a later appointment. Problem with the English guidance: loudspeaker volume too low.