Surely it’s worth seeing St.Petersburg from water. That’s a different kind of beauty when one can admire the city from a different perspective. Itineraries are different, but all of them pass by the most beautiful places. You will pass by Main State building of the Hermitage where works of impressionists are introduced. The Western wing of the building is still headquarters of the Western Military District of Russia, this part of the building has always had a military purpose. The Pevchesky Bridge, one of the widest in St. Petersburg, and to the right of it there’s  the Singing Chapel where still you can see the imperial box, and where  concerts and speeches of world best performers of  opera take place. The well-known Moika 12, every student will be able to tell you that A.S. Pushkin spent there last 6 months of his life.

Pass through the Winter Channel as the boat passes by walls of the Star house (it’s where a lot of Russian celebrities live) and Archive of the State Council, walls of the New Hermitage, and further to the left of the boat on the second floor there are the well-known Raphael Loggias are visible. One passes by all those magnificent places and immerses themselves immediately into the past! On the right a little further there’s a building of the Hermitage Theatre built for Catherine the Great. Now the entrance is from the street, and earlier in imperial times it was impossible to get inside unless one was part of the court or was a noble invited by High and Mighty Ones. If you look carefully, you will see 2 yellow windows on the right, it is the former Winter Palace of Peter the Great where he died on February 8th (according to new style) in 1725. The Neva river with Peter and Paul Fortress, Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, Field of Mars, Siskin Pyzhik (the smallest monument in St.Petersburg), Summer Garden and so on ….

You can buy a ticket for public river trams  but if you are a group like 3-5 people, it is easier for you to take a small cozy boat and the guide will give you all of the explanations. Such boats  are much more flexible than river trams and if water level in channels allows, the boat can pass near the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood. It is magic! It can reach, actually, Kazan Cathedral. No river tram will ever do it!

If you are interested in such a tour, please, send a request to this e-mail: or or what’s app +79119682688.

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