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  • Address: Neva River, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Hours: Daily
Long upheld as the lifeline of the city, the Neva River runs straight through the heart of St Petersburg, with its many tributaries and canal ways crisscrossing the city center. For visitors to St. Petersburg, following the path of the Neva River makes a popular route for walking tours and sightseeing cruises, with many of the city’s top attractions lining its banks. The grand façades of the Anichkov Palace, the Winter Palace and the Mariinsky Theatre, the Classicist buildings of New Holland Island, the historic Peter and Paul Fortress and the lush Summer Gardens all face onto the waterfront, punctuated by iconic drawbridges like the Peter the Great Bridge and the Palace Bridge.

The most romantic time to stroll along the Neva River is in late June or early July during the city’s famous ‘White Nights’, a phenomenon caused by the city’s high latitude where the sun never sets, while throughout the winter months the frozen river offers an atmospheric backdrop to St. Petersburg’s festive celebrations. 

Practical Info

The Neva River runs just over 46 miles between Lake Ladoga and the Gulf of Finland in Western Russia. Sightseeing cruises along the Neva River are possible from central St. Petersburg during the spring and summer months.

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Neva River Sightseeing Cruise in St Petersburg, St Petersburg, null
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Neva River Sightseeing Cruise in St Petersburg

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 11 Reviews

Explore enchanting St Petersburg by boat on a 2-hour small-group sightseeing cruise along the Neva River. After a short walk down Nevsky Prospekt -- the ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.48
Private Evening Canal Cruise in St. Petersburg, St Petersburg, Half-day Tours
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Private Evening Canal Cruise in St. Petersburg

After you have spent a long and informative day sightseeing and exploring various museums and city sights, slow down and take it easy on a private canal boat ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $365.00
Half-Day Saint Petersburg Venice of the North Tour with a Historian Guide, St Petersburg, Night ... 
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Half-Day Saint Petersburg Venice of the North Tour with a Historian Guide

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Experience Russia's 'Venice of the North' St. Petersburg from the eyes of our expert guides during this 4-hour half day tour. Your professional historian guide ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $250.00
St.Petersburg City Tour with a Private Car, St Petersburg, Christmas
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St.Petersburg City Tour with a Private Car

The tour begins at your hotel where your guide will meet you. By comfortable car you will go around the city visiting its historic places with stops for photo ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.83
Classic Tour in St Petersburg : Half-Day Private Tour, St Petersburg, City Tours
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Classic Tour in St Petersburg : Half-Day Private Tour

Guests will have a chance to get acquainted with one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, Saint Petersburg is one of ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.74
St. Petersburg Walking City Tour, St Petersburg, Private Sightseeing Tours
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St. Petersburg Walking City Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Reviews

Experience the cultural highlights of St Petersburg on a 3-hour walking tour with a guide. As you explore the spectacular city on foot – from Palace Square to ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.00
Small-Group St Petersburg City Highlights Tour Including Peter and Paul Fortress and Church of the ... 
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Small-Group St Petersburg City Highlights Tour Including Peter and Paul Fortress and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Tick through the must-sees of St Petersburg on this 3-hour city tour with an expert guide. Traveling by minivan or car, stop to admire the city views from the ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00
St.Petersburg Christmas City Tour Package, St Petersburg, City Tours
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St.Petersburg Christmas City Tour Package

A romantic and family friendly evening in the atmosphere of Christmas and New Year is a 2-hour walking guided tour and ends in a nice restaurant with a ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
St. Petersburg Romantic Evening City Tour, St Petersburg, Christmas
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St. Petersburg Romantic Evening City Tour

Let romantic atmosphere in your trip to Saint-Petersburg. One hour city tour on a luxury limousine car with sparkling wine and sweets will make an evening ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $188.00
1 Hour Private Boat Ride along Rivers and Canals, St Petersburg, City Tours
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1 Hour Private Boat Ride along Rivers and Canals

This evening tour is one of the easiest and most comfortable way to see St. Petersburg. You will have one hour boat ride along rivers and canals, see ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $275.00

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