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St. Petersburg: 'Northern Venice' Boat River Tour in Russian

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St. Petersburg: 'Northern Venice' Boat River Tour in Russian

From US$ 11.31 per person

Experience St. Petersburg from the water on this incredible boat tour through a network of winding rivers, known as the 'Northern Venice'. See many cultural and historical sites as you relax and take in the surrounding views.

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Duration 70 minutes
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  • Discover the most important sights of Saint-Petersburg from the water
  • Experience a city tour from the water as you wind through a network of rivers known as the 'Northern Venice'
  • Relax as you are transported away from the hustle and bustle of the city streets
Full description
Experience St. Petersburg from the water as you enjoy a cruise along a selection of gorgeous rivers, nicknamed 'The Northern Venice'. Your journey will begin from the pier on the Neva, with the boat following a scenic route along the Fontanka, the Moika River and a return through the fascinating Winter Grove. The boat will take you past many interesting sites and your Russian-speaking tour guide will explain the historical significance. This includes many noble mansions, some of the most notable cathedrals of the city, the man-made island of New Holland, the marvelous Mariinsky Theatre and the renovated Chinezelli circus. You will also take in the sight of the granite walls of the Peter and Paul's Fortress and see the breathtaking sparkling gold-plated spire of the Cathedral.
  • Expert Russian-speaking tour guide
  • Toilet facilities
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    1. Admiraulty, Admiralteyskaya Embankment, 2 (ticket office 3)

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Oversize luggage
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Alcohol and drugs

    Know before you go

    • You can choose from two locations to begin the boat tour. Either the pier of Admiralty or the pier at the Peter and Paul Fortress
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    4.5 /5

    based on 4 reviews

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    October 25, 2021

    We knew about the Russian tour. Terrible. That lady rattled and rattled and rattled. The windows were always fogged up.

    October 20, 2019

    foggy but picturesque

    October 18, 2019

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    Product ID: 199303