We offer you to make an exciting boat trip through the historic center of St. Petersburg and appreciate its ceremonial beauty and shine. This trip includes the Gulf of Finland, providing the opportunity to enjoy the Baltic sea.

  • the tour location is floating restaurant Astra
  • trip duration – 1.5 hours
  • departure/arrival – 2 Admiralteiskaya Embankment, (from the Pier with lions)

You can get comfortable on a modern boat and enjoy the panoramic views of the Gulf of Finland, the historical part of St. Petersburg, its palaces and luxurious granite piers. During an hour and a half you will have an amazing opportunity to get acquainted with the most notable buildings and monuments of the Northern capital.

Old route tour

The route passes along The Bolshaya and Malaya Neva and gets into the high sea areas of the Gulf of Finland. This cruise is a complete reconstruction of the old route that once was followed by the ships entering the city port from the sea, bypassing the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island. The river boat will double the island, go along the Neva up to the Smolny Cathedral and will head to the Gulf of Finland.

Highlights and interesting facts

During the tour, views of impressive buildings of the Northern capital quickly alternate each other: the Hermitage Museum and the Marble Palace, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Summer Garden, the famous prison Kresty (Crosses) and St. Petersburg famous Petrovsky football stadium where FC Zenit plays.

You will also have an opportunity to see the Field of Mars, St. Petersburg islands, its shipyards. The river boat will take you under the largest bridges of St. Petersburg: Trinity, Bolsheokhtinsky, Palace and Liteiny. During this educational river tour, a guide will tell many interesting stories and fun facts. For instance, you will learn why the Gulf is called Marquis Puddle, which of the drawbridges has become a symbol of the city of Peter the Great and many more.