St. Petersburg lies at the confluence of the river Neva and the Gulf of Finland. The terrain earned the city its nickname – the Venice of the North. But, it’s not only the canals that remind of the Italian city, but also the baroque style of palaces and churches. Most of those buildings are located along the river Neva, so a boat cruise looks like an unforgettable adventure.
The river cruises usually starts from the Hermitage museum and takes the tourists to see the most important attractions of St. Petersburg. Peter and Paul Fortress, Mariinsky Theatre, and St Isaac’s Cathedral are just some of the buildings you’ll be able to see, while the tour guides tell you the stories from the city’s glorious past.
The dock behind the Hermitage museum usually serves as the beginning point of the cruise.
A 2-hour river Neva cruise costs around $45.