Northern Venice

Detailed tour description

When there’s neither time nor energy to seize the unseizable – start with the on board sightseeing. "Northern Venice" excursion is a visitation landmark across the main rivers and canals of Saint Petersburg: Fontanka river, Kryukov canal, Moyka river, Winter canal and grand Neva river. Just in an hour you’ll see all the main sights of the city while our guide will be telling you more than a few exciting stories.

Let’s imagine how it will happen…

Fontanka river. Your journey will start at the quay of Anichkov bridge, which is located at the very corner of Nevsky prospect and Fontanka river embankment. You, as if in a time machine, will see the milestones of city’s development. Sheremetyev’s palace, which was given as a gift for the reclamation of swampy lands from Peter the Great, as well as Anichkov palace of Russian Royal family, Beloselsky-Belozersky palace, Derzhavin’s museum estate and the commercial apartment buildings of the 19th century will float beside you.

Along Kryukov’s canal past the golden domes. Cruiser will move along Kryukov’s canal into Kolomna district, which used to be the suburbs of the city, and was crowned with the marvelous St. Nicholas Naval cathedral. You will see the center of city’s cultural life – Theatre’s square and famous Mariinskiy theatre.

Architectural glory of Moyka river embankment. Through Kryukov’s canal past the New Holland Island cruiser will sail to Moyka river. You will see Yusoupov’s palace, Count Razoumovskiy’s estate and Stroganov’s palace. You will be stunned by the beauty of St. Isaac’s cathedral, and the names of great Russian citizens will be remembered along our route.

Grand Neva river: In the beginning of your journey you will lay your eyes upon the facades of Saint Petersburg. It’s a view to die for, from the luxurious estates of the Neva’s embankment. You will see Peter and Paul fortress – the place of the foundation of our city. Gaze at the glory and subtleness of Summer Garden railing, the very one chanted by a famous Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.

Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns, Winter palace and Kunstkamera will be seen in their prime glory.

And Fontanka river again.

In the end of your journey you sail once again along the banks of Fontanka river , past Summer Garden, palace of Peter the Great, tiny but beloved monument of Tschischik-Pyschik (Yellowbird the Puffer, character of Russian folk rhymes) and St. Michael’s Castle.

You journey will take place in any weather conditions – cruisers have decks and comfortable glazed interior spaces.

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Comfortable channel boat with large open and closed decks for traveling along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg in any weather.

Smolenka
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    Single deck
  • Bar
    Soft drinks and snacks
    No
  • Blankets
    Yes
  • Restroom
    Yes
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