River Boat Tour in St. Petersburg with Private Guide - Drawbridge and Jazz Boats

River Boat Tour in St. Petersburg with Private Guide - Drawbridge and Jazz Boats

Get a scent of the Venice of the North with your local private guide enjoying the romantic and scenic cruise along the Neva river.

The private 3-hour tour combines history, architecture, iconic views, cultural insight and fun facts, thus immersing you in the historical and artistic atmosphere and revealing the charms of the St Petersburg's history and architecture.

You will be able to take a different perspective on St Petersburg, relax and enjoy different stories your knowledgeable guide will share with you along the way. This tour will make you understand why so many world-renowned poets, artists, painters, musicians have found their inspiration in this city.

Relax over a cup of tea or coffee and traditional Russian cakes or bliny (optional, not included in tour) while enjoying the views of scenic Neva River and its photogenic canals and bridges.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Moika Embankment, St. Petersburg Russia

Timing is flexible and you can start the tour any time you prefer.  

This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you. Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby at about 10am and discuss the tour itinerary with you at the beginning of the tour. Start time can be customized.

You can book any of the 3 options (all boats are public with other passengers on boat):
• Regular River Boat Tour
• Drawbridge Night Boat Tour
• Evening Jazz Boat Tour

10.30am Take the 2-hour Cruise along the Golden Ring of the Northern Venice with the views on the St. Nicholas Cathedral, Mariinsky Theatre, Moika River Embankment, New Holland island, Stroganov and Mariinsky Palaces, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, General Staff Building, Vasilyevsky and Aptekarsky Islands, Peter and Paul Fortress and the Summer Garden (every day, start any time you wish).

Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St Isaac_s Square, 4 Nevskiy Prospekt metro station, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia

Enjoy the views from the boat

Pass By: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia

Enjoy the views from the boat

Pass By: Palace Bridge, Bolshaya Neva River Emb., St. Petersburg 190000 Russia

Enjoy the views and snap memorable pictures from the boat

Pass By: Summer Palace of Peter the Great, Kutuzova Emb., 2, St. Petersburg 191187 Russia

Enjoy the views and snap memorable pictures from the boat

Pass By: The General Staff Building, Dvortsovaya Sq., 6-10 Metro Kanal Griboyedova, Nevskiy Prospekt, Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

Enjoy the views and snap memorable pictures from the boat

Pass By: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia

Enjoy the views and snap memorable pictures from the boat

Pass By: Stroganov Palace, Nevskiy Ave., 17, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

Enjoy the views and snap memorable pictures from the boat

Pass By: Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, Pisareva st., 20 Entrance from Dekabristov Street, 37, St. Petersburg 190121 Russia

Enjoy the views and snap memorable pictures from the boat

Pass By: New Holland Island, Admiralteyskiy Canal Embankment, 2, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia

Enjoy the views and snap memorable pictures from the boat

Stop At: Alexander Nevsky Bridge, Most Aleksandra Nevskogo, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 192019

If you wish to experience the city at night, you can choose the Drawbridges Boat Night Tour option when booking and engulf yourself in the atmosphere of brilliant lights, fascinating caravan of ships in the night with hundreds of people taking pictures of the ships from the embankments and the old local tradition of raising bridges. You will see the Palace Bridge, Troitsky Bridge, Liteyny Bridge, Bolsheokhtinsky Bridge, Alexander Nevsky Bridge, Sampsonievsky Bridge and Blagoveschensky Bridge along the tour. (every day, start at about 12 am, to be confirmed before the tour).

Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Troitskiy bridge, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191186

Enjoy the great views of drawbridges in St Petersburg on this night boat tour.

Pass By: Liteynyy bridge, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 194044

Enjoy the great views of drawbridges in St Petersburg on this night boat tour.

Pass By: Bolsheokhtinsky bridge, Bolsheohtinskiy Bridge, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 195112

Enjoy the great views of drawbridges in St Petersburg on this night boat tour.

Pass By: Sampsoniyevskiy Bridge, Sampsoniyevskiy Most, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 194044

Enjoy the great views of drawbridges in St Petersburg on this night boat tour.

Pass By: Blagoveshchenskiy Bridge, Blagoveshchenskiy bridge, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199034

Enjoy the great views of drawbridges in St Petersburg on this night boat tour.

Stop At: Джазовый ужин-круиз City Blues, University Embankment, 3, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199034

The Jazz evenings on the Neva Tour option will uncover the fascinating and magnifying beauty of triumphant cathedrals, inimitable monuments, historical fortifications and scenic landscapes of the coastline. You will discover St Petersburg on board of «City Blues» boat & restaurant, stylized as a steamer of the early 20th century, listen to the seductive jazz improvisations and enjoy the main city’s attractions: Hermitage Museum, Summer Garden, Peter and Paul Fortress and more. (Wed-Sat, 7pm only).

Discover the beauty and charm of the Venice of the north, travel through the urban landscape of the aristocratic 18th and 19th centuries, and enjoy the views of the city’s bridges and impressive panoramas of the surrounding landscapes.

Finish the tour at some place in downtown St Petersburg or get back to your hotel..

Duration: 3 hours



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Operates only if the weather conditions permit, please dress appropriately"
"BOATS ONLY OPERATE FROM MAY TO SEPTEMBER"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"



Duration: 3 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Your guide can meet you at your hotel, hostel, vacation rental, port, train station, airport or a point of interest. There'll be an extra charge for meeting you at port, train station or airport.
You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email

Ports

  • St. Petersburg Cruise Port Terminal



Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Friendly local guide
  • Meeting in the hotel
  • Private tour (Note: the boat itself is not private, it is a public boat experience)
  • Multiple start times available
  • Taxi back (on Drawbridge night tours only)
  • Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
  • Iconic places for photoshoot
  • Entry/Admission - Moika Embankment
  • Entry/Admission - Alexander Nevsky Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Джазовый ужин-круиз City Blues

Not Included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Facilities


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