Neva Embankments
Neva Embankments
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  • drogilmour
    Guatemala City, Guatemala2,691 contributions
    No such embankment.
    There are several embankments on the Neva. One in the former British Embassy is called the British Embankment, the University embankment by the Egyptian statues, called the Admiralty Embankment by the Admiralty building, the Kutuzov by the Kutusov palace by the Neva, the Petrovskaya by the cabin of Peter the Great, the one by the Hermitage is called the Palace Embankment. My favorite was the palace embankment, overlooking the Roman columns of the Vasileostrovsky / Petrogradsky district and the old palace. Walking along the embankments of the Neva one can admire a myriad of palaces and important buildings and parks.
    Written January 14, 2020
  • Natalia Gertsen
    Moscow, Russia15,014 contributions
    Набережные реки Невы
    У реки Невы много набережных. Так или иначе, все они связаны со множеством легенд и мифов. Гулять на них приятно в хорошую безветренную солнечную погоду, какая в Питере – редкость. Река Нева широка, одета в гранит и при пасмурной погоде приобретает цвет стали. Не пройтись хотя бы по одной из набережных красивого города просто невозможно.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 24, 2019
  • Natalia Gertsen
    Moscow, Russia15,014 contributions
    Набережные Невы
    Одетая в гранит Нева почему-то всегда выглядит хмуро. Возможно, погода вносит свои коррективы. На берегу Невы всегда пронизывающий ветер, так что лучше для прогулок надеть что-нибудь тёплое. Набережные очень протяжённые, можно гулять долго.
    Written September 24, 2020
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Peter R
Keswick, VA994 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
Not to be missed is a walk along the embankment as day turns to evening and the lights of St Petersburg begin to sparkle on the Neva !
Written October 3, 2014
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brandreth16
London278 contributions
Jun 2014 • Friends
I have visited many cities built on rivers, but few have such breath-taking riversides. The architecture and colours used, make it a visually stunning masterpiece. And that's in daylight. Take a nighttime boat trip and you'll see something even more stunning. Wonderful.
Written June 28, 2014
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Angelika S
Mainz, Germany105 contributions
Sep 2019
I have walked along there and enjoyed the views from the other side of the river. The best way is going on a neva boat trip. In summer I recommend doing an evening tour with sunset and darkness and the glittering bridge lights. Fantastic views and impressions I will never forget.
Written September 15, 2019
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GabyVM
Jakarta, Indonesia7,803 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
St. Petersburg has many rivers criss-crossing the city which consists of numerous islands. Because of that, taking a boat to roam over the rivers and canals allows us to view the city and its iconic buildings and monuments conveniently and from different angles.
There are various boat trip options. Many travel agents include English speaking guides or narratives, dinner, blankets and other trivia which made them more expensive and you are bound to pre-defined schedules.
The other cheaper and more flexible alternative is to take public boats available at, among others, the pier at Neva river embankment close to Admiralty Building.
We enjoyed the cruise along the waterways and also the hydrofoil trip to Peterhof/Grand Palace (visited in June a few years back).
Written August 29, 2016
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Dickd1946
Charleston, SC1,231 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
Enhanced by the Glory of the palaces and buildings from eras gone by encompassing some dynamic architecture to the humble fishermen along the banks this area needs to be witnessed and strolled along. If you have the weather and time do not miss. Just as outstanding are the bridges, churches, Submarine C-189, Hermitage, and on and on..... With illumination at night it is just as spectacular in an awesome way.
Written February 14, 2015
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chrisCullercots
cullercots147 contributions
May 2013 • Solo
Was lucky enough to have good weather whilst visiting SP there fore was able to sit on the sand and eat my picnic and have 1/2 hour sunbathing. Really never expected to be able to do that! You are just like a child in a toy shop walking along, so much to see. You must bring good walking shoes.
Written May 8, 2013
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Lynda D
Tulsa, OK93 contributions
Jan 2012 • Family
When you look across the river and see the Winter Palace (aka the Hermitage), sparkling in the sun. You know you are in St. Petersburg. I had to keep pinching myself - when you have seen this in movies, tv shows, books all you life and you see it with your own eyes. Nothing is better.
Written December 20, 2012
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Michael T
Chelmsford, UK935 contributions
Sep 2019
There are several places along the Neva river that you can stop to take in the amazing sights. Some great photo opportunities.
Written October 11, 2019
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Maria del Refug... G
Mexico City, Mexico15 contributions
Aug 2018
We used the Neva Travel Company twice and both were terrible experiences. (The blue company so you can spot it easily)

The first one was the Angloturismo night. The boat was old, dirty and in poor condition. Our guide was so bored -I guess by doing the same trip all over again- that she couldn't get any attention to her dull commentaries.
The following day we took the Hydrofoil from Saint Petersburg to Peterhof and back. What a nightmare!
On our way to Peterhof the host didn`t stop talking on the microphone trying to sell all kinds of booklets, souvenirs, excursions and so forth. We never had a quiet time! On top of it, there is no sign or people appointed to indicate any security measures such as emergency exits, lifesavers, etc. On our way back the boat was half empty, so they made us wait for ONE HOUR inside the boat for the next scheduled trip. I had my train to catch to Moscow that afternoon, so I looked for someone to tell us the reason for the delay. Nobody speaks English, they didn't even give an explanation or apology in Russian. When I was looking for some help I noticed the lifesavers piled up at the back of the boat. When we finally sailed, again the crew was there to sell souvenirs and more, and again nobody gave information of the security measures. We left one hour behind schedule, until the boat was full! When we arrived in Saint Petersburg I went to the ticket office to ask for a reimburse, the man at the office was as rude as he could be! He told me that our delay was due to bad weather- at this point I must say it was the only sunny day we had that week in Saint Petersburg -. He, also, almost yelled, that he could not reimburse me because I used the boat. It is clear to me that they made us wait so the boat was full so they saved fuel and expenses. Too late I realized the other company, Astra, the red one, has newer and better boats, more trips and I am sure better service!

Written October 4, 2018
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Mollie B
Amelia Island, FL23 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Glimpses of the river as we walked to the museum churches. We had hoped to take the river cruise, but there was still ice!
Written May 20, 2018
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