St. Petersburg
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St. Petersburg: Morning Kayak Tour in the Historic Center

1. St. Petersburg: Morning Kayak Tour in the Historic Center

You'll start your tour at the base of one of the most famous cathedrals in the city, the St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral, built in the 18th Century. Sailing along the Kryukov Canal, you'll pass by Mariinsky Theater and on to the Moyka Canal. You'll be able to see a bit of the New Holland Arch before seeing the Yusupov Palace and then the magnificient St. Isaac's Cathedral. You'll then proceed under some famous colourful bridges, including the Blue Bridge, the widest in the city. You'll see Nevsky Prospekt, the main street of the city, straight from the water, before reaching the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, built at the exact place where Alexander II was mortally wounded. From there, you will start your way back down the Griboyedov Canal to the starting point, enjoying the view on the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, and again sailing between famous bridges like the Bank and the Lion bridge. At six in the morning, Saint Petersburg is just waking up, you can enjoy its sights in a quiet and magical setting. This unique kayaking excursion acquaints you with the architectural splendor of the cultural capital of Russia.

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Saint Petersburg: Kayak Tour on the Neva River

2. Saint Petersburg: Kayak Tour on the Neva River

Discover St. Petersburg from a new perspective as you kayak down its main water arterial, the Neva River. As you float down the pristine river, gaze at the sprawling Winter Palace, which hosts the 2nd-largest collection of art in the world. Learn of centuries of history as you pass the Peter and Paul Fortress, an 18th century fortification built by Russian Czars.  Enjoy vast panoramas of the city only possible from the water as your guide leads you throughout St. Petersburg. At the end of your 2-hour tour, you’ll end up at the Aurora, the legendary cruiser that signaled the start of the Russian Revolution in 1917. After a unique photo-op in front of the cruiser, you’ll hop out of the water, having experienced St. Petersburg in a way that few have.

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What people are saying about St. Petersburg

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

The tour was beautiful, although we had to wake up early we got to see the city before everyone came out. I recommend for people who have had experience kayaking before or for those who can keep up the pace of the tour guides. If you are slow or you are not athletic I don’t recommend because they might have to cut your tour. The guides were very kind and patient. It was a fun experience.