Private Boat Tour

St Petersburg Canal Cruise

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Private boat tour in St Petersburg is both romantic and comfortable way to see the sights along the rivers in the heart of the city. Just in 75 minutes you’ll see over 300 years of St. Petersburg history!

Optional extras:

Transfer by car

Tour Itinerary

  1. Hotel Pick-up

    Our guide will come to your hotel (lobby area) or any other indicated address to begin the tour from there. If you stay outside the center area, we will take the metro with you (tickets are included).

  2. The Boat

    This modern (built in 2016), safe, clean and comfortable boat can take up to 30 people on board. But on the tour it is completely yours. It has an upper deck to enjoy the river’s breeze on a sunny day and an inner deck with panoramic views to feel privileged in case of rain. There is a WC on board.

  3. Fontanka River

    Our guide takes to a pier where the boat will be waiting for you. We use 2 piers on Fontanka river and Moyka river depends on your hotel location.

  4. Mariinsky Theatre

    One of the most famous opera and ballet theatres in the world. You will pass under the bridge connecting the historical building of Mariinka and the modern one.

  5. Moyka River

    Here you can find the presence of different countries as well as different times: French gardens and European palaces looking down on at you from the banks of Dutch-like waterways together with the edifices of the Soviet era, modern shops and restaurants.

  6. Yusupov Palace

    Probably one of the well-known personalities in Russian history and the most intriguing one – Grigori Rasputin – was assassinated in this palace. For someone only this fact could be the reason to take the excursion.

  7. Stroganov Palace

    Intrigued why a Baroque palace and a Russian beef dish have the same name? To tell the truth, they both were called after the members of the Stroganov family. Who were they and what’s important about them? Your guide will tell you all the details when you’re on board.

  8. Winter Canal

    One of the oldest embankments in the city. This short but beautiful canal connects Moyka with the Neva and flows under an arch bridge between Winter Palace and Hermitage Theatre.

  9. Winter Palace

    If you heard about Saint Petersburg, you have most likely heard about the Winter Palace, which is one of the greatest architectural masterpieces in the world and which served as a residence for many years to the Russian Imperial family for many years.

  10. Neva Bay

    Perhaps the most popular part of the tour: here’s the Peter and Paul Fortress, the birthplace of the city; a temple-like building of the former Stock Exchange and the famous fence of the Summer Garden, which hosted the first balls in the Russian Empire.

  11. Hotel drop-off

    At the end of the tour we will take you back to your hotel or any other place you would prefer.