Amazing Tour to Saint Petersburg Neva River Cruise

Amazing Tour to Saint Petersburg Neva River Cruise
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours > Day Cruises > Sightseeing Cruise
$280
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Description

Saint-Petersburg is fairly called “North Venice”. The walking along its rivers and canal is a beautiful and interesting trip. Delight in magical St Petersburg on a 3.5 hours sightseeing cruise along the Neva River. Wonderful, often unexpected sights of the famous architectural ensembles are open to you. Frankly speaking, Petersburg should be seen from water – it’s difficult to find something more beautiful somewhere. There are some piers in the center of the city where you can start you travelling from.
We suggest trips with interesting route in the historical part of the city: the Fontanka River, the Moika River, popular trips during White Nights; also trips with going out to the Finnish bay.


A city built over 42 islands, St. Petersburg is surrounded by water and interlaced with a complex web of rivers, canals and channels that seem to bind the city together, while also marking the borders of its different districts and neighborhoods. St. Petersburg's low-rise classical architecture means that great vistas of the city are often visible from the water, and therefore an essential part of any exploration of the city is to get out in a boat and cruise the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg.

History:
The Neva is the only river flowing from Lake Ladoga. It flows through the city of Saint Petersburg, three smaller towns of Shlisselburg, Kirovsk and Otradnoye, and dozens of settlements. The river is navigable throughout and is part of the Volga–Baltic Waterway and White Sea – Baltic Canal. It is a site of numerous major historical events, including the Battle of the Neva in 1240 which gave Alexander Nevsky his name, the founding  of Saint Petersburg in 1703, and the Siege of Leningrad by the German army during World War II.

Whereas most tourist attractions of Neva are located within St. Petersburg, there are several historical places upstream,in the Leningrad Oblast. They include the fortress Oreshek, which was built in 1323 on the Orekhovy Island at the source of Neva River, south-west of the Petrokrepost Bay, near the city of Shlisselburg. The waterfront of Schlisselburg has a monument of Peter I. In the city, there are Blagoveshchensky Cathedral (1764–95) and a still functioning Orthodox church of St. Nicholas, built in 1739.



Saint-Petersburg is fairly called “North Venice”. The walking along its rivers and canal is a beautiful and interesting trip. Delight in magical St Petersburg on a 3.5 hours sightseeing cruise along the Neva River. Wonderful, often unexpected sights of the famous architectural ensembles are open to you. Frankly speaking, Petersburg should be seen from water – it’s difficult to find something more beautiful somewhere. There are some piers in the center of the city where you can start you travelling from.
We suggest trips with interesting route in the historical part of the city: the Fontanka River, the Moika River, popular trips during White Nights; also trips with going out to the Finnish bay.