A boat trip in summer time is an integral part of any sightseeing trip to Saint-Petersburg. After all, the city isn’t called “the Venice of the North” for nothing. And one of the best ways to get acquainted with the city is undoubtedly via a boat trip through one of its many rivers and canals, including the main waterway, Neva River. In the city center, the famous granite embankments house many of the grand buildings such as the Hermitage, St Peter and Paul Fortress or Saint Isaac’s cathedral.
It is also worth mentioning that most of the visitors who have tried a river excursion, believe that seeing St Petersburg from water gives one a very different perspective of the city. Maybe it is because the boats can sometime reach parts of the city that cannot be visited on the ground or because the unique blend of architecture and water – we can’t say. But what we do know is that cruising down the rivers and canals of Northen Venice will add special charm to your happy experience in St Petersburg.
•Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns
•Peter and Paul fortress
•University (Twelve Collegia)
•St. Isaac's square
•Palace square and the Hermitage
•St. Michael's castle
Stops for opportunities to take pictures include:
Fontanka river embankment
Departure Point Pick Up from your Hotel
Departure Time Afternoon
Return Details Return to your Hotel
What is included
The cruise lines say that no one is allowed off the ship in St. Petersburg cruise port that does not purchase a ship sponsored excursion or have arranged a Russian visa on their own. Is that correct?
That is false! The third option is to purchase an excursion with a government licensed St. Petersburg shore excursion operator who has permission to give visa-free excursions. Your "visa" is the excursion guide! With this excursion, you are ready to explore St. Petersburg with your guide for the duration of the excursion, everything is taken care of.
Can I go wander and explore on my own during this private St. Petersburg sightsee excursion?
Unfortunately no, as part of the visa-free St Petersburg cruise excursion, guests must stay with their excursion guide.
What documents will I need to get off the ship in St. Petersburg Russia?
Guests must present their valid passport and official EXCURSION Ticket from the operator and will have no problems clearing customs and immigration for their excursion.
Do I need to take my passport with me on the St. Petersburg Private Peterhof Palace with Hydrofoil Boat Excursion for Small Groups to show along with my Electronic Shore Excursion Ticket?
YES, it is necessary to take along your passport. You will need to print and show your Electronic Ticket as well as any other documents required or sent to you for this excursion. Everything needed will be listed on your E-ticket.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on EasyTravel and TripAdvisor reviews
My favorite shore excursion ever see all the highlights of St Petersburg and learn from one of the best
csporich, Nov 2019
Two FULL days of touring the best that St Petersburg has to offer. Purchasing this tour online, processing it, getting emails answered (no matter how stupid my question), getting through customs and finding the guide in port was ALL super easy and much faster than I anticipated. The tour guide is chock full of information about every site, all the history of each site