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Neva River Sightseeing Cruise in St Petersburg
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Reviewed June 21, 2016

We went on a canal boat ride on the various waterways around St. Petersburg. It was chilly but the boat provided warm blankets. This is a great way to see all the areas around St. Petersburg which is often called the Venice of the North....More

Thank wwjd1947
Reviewed June 20, 2016

As long as you are at the Hermitage, enjoy the Neva River Embankment. But better to take a canal boat ride that will take you out to the river and around. Then you will see St.P buildings behind the embankment.

Thank 09Raleigh
Reviewed June 19, 2016

A lovely place to walk around the city,to catch a boat trip, relax or watch the hydrofoils streak along.

Thank Pam D
Reviewed June 13, 2016

This is a lovely city to walk around and the focus is really the Neva river with lovely views from either side. Although this was my sixth trip I found out for the first time that bridges are raised at night for a few hours...More

Thank shrimper7
Reviewed June 11, 2016

That was after we had gotten our first impressions of the glorious city on Neva River, that we decided to go to the banks of Neva and take some rest on the granite cladded embankments. Before 1760 they were made of wood and after that...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed June 5, 2016

There are a lot of vehicles, high-speed boats (Hydrofoils) running on the Neva River. Hydrofoil runs from St. Petersburg to Peterhof and these tour boats are referred as "Meteors". I didn't try them out, unfortunately. However. Next time could be pleasure vehicle ride.

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Reviewed May 18, 2016

Take a boat on the canals for a moment to relax and rest your feet. Make sure you get on a boat with different languages, many are only in Russian. This is a good way to get out closer to the fortress. Rides take about...More

1  Thank suemike_12
Reviewed May 18, 2016

St Petersburg is built over 42 islands so what better way to see the city and the many bridges than via a boat ride. We took a canal boat trip from Fontanky Reky nab [near the Faberge museum] - although there are various pick up...More

1  Thank gremmietraveller
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Calm and serene looking river Neva is more gorgeous when you ferry on it and the view from river is not to be missed, I followed my instinct and booked a private boat ride with my guide Mr. Nikolay and worth it we went through...More

1  Thank Vijay66610
Reviewed May 17, 2016

The Neva Embankments has a lot of Saint Petersburg residents around. We took a canal boat through the embankments. It's all a really beautiful area with stately buildings.

Thank Margie C
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Response from apophisguard | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are. I did the Neva river and canal trip, (twice - thanks to Mr.Putin's state visit). We should have done the Aurora trip, but it was cancelled because Putin was there.
June 25, 2017|
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Response from apophisguard | Reviewed this property |
Ciao Sono andato in un viaggio di una giornata come parte di una crociera del Mar Baltico. Posso solo suggerire di fare una piccola ricerca e di vedere se ci sono viaggi con commenti audio italiani. Il nostro viaggio aveva... More
August 16, 2016|
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Response from Joseph K S L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Bryan Sorry. Didn't see your question till now as I was away on a cruise Please forward your question to Olesya. She was my tour guide in St Petersburg She can be contacted via her website Babushkatravel. com