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Saint Petersburg Rivers and Canals Boat Tour with a Private Guide

Saint-Petersburg is known by many as the "Venice of the North" making a cruise along its waterways a must-do. Along with your personal guide explore the most picturesque sights of the city such as the Peter and Paul Fortress, Yusupov Palace, the Mariinsky Theatre and much more.
Saint Petersburg Rivers and Canals Boat Tour with a Private Guide
Total tour price
98
USD
Adults (age 15-99)
* Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Hotel pickup
Hotel pickup
Flexible timing
Flexible timing
Duration
Duration: 2.5 hours
Easy cancellation
Easy cancellation
Tour highlights
Nevsky Prospect
Get picked up from your hotel and stroll along Nevsky prospect to the pier in the center of the city.

Take your seats at the boat, that has upper open deck and indoor covered area which can be used in case of rain. Your personal guide will be with you all the way to provide commentary and answers to any of your questions.
Nevsky Prospect
The Seven Bridges Point
During your boat ride pass under more than 30 bridges of various sizes and architectural designs. Learn the many tales and legends associated with these brides.

Visit the Seven Bridges Point – magical place on the waterfront of the Griboyedov Canal where you can see seven bridges all at once. Locals strongly believe that any wish you make here will come true!
The Seven Bridges Point
St. Nickolas Cathedral
Pass by the charming St. Nickolas Cathedral which is hardly accessible by foot for most of the visitors of Saint-Petersburg.

Admire the beautiful bell tower and learn why it is the principal church of the Russian navy.
St. Nickolas Cathedral
Saint Isaac and Yusupov Palace
Take the ultimate picture of Saint Isaac Cathedral and gaze at the infamous Yusupov palace, which is located nearby.

Discover the dark history of the Palace - the place where Rasputin was killed. Listen to the story of the murder that ended the Russian empire.
Saint Isaac and Yusupov Palace
The Mariinsky theatre
Pass by the Mariinsky theatre – one of the best opera and ballet theatres of the world. Compare the historical building, constructed in 1860 with the new building of Mariinsky, named The Second Stage.

Some locals consider that the new building at a price of 500 million euros is too modern and spoils the view of the city. Develop your own opinion about one of the most divisive architectural issues!
The Mariinsky theatre
Neva River
Out of the canals emerge into the Neva river and enjoy panoramic views of main attractions of the city, such as: Winter palace, Peter and Paul fortress, Spit of Basel's Island.

Go under famous draw bridges of St. Petersburg, and learn how the lifestyle of the locals has been affected because of the tradition to open bridges every night.
Neva River
Moyka River
See numerous former mansions and palaces of Russian aristocrats while cruising along Moyka river and taking some of your best pictures of the city.

After the tour you will have an understanding the city's intricate system of canals and waterways so you can continue to explore many other marvels that Saint Petersburg has to offer.
Moyka River
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