One of the special St. Petersburg evening options is a night boat tour. St. Petersburg looks fascinating from the water of its numerous rivers and canals. Majority of the summer time visitors agree, that like in Venice and Amsterdam, a river and canal boat trip is a must for any tour itinerary. A night boat tour, when all the palaces and bridges are beautifully lit, is even more spectacular.
You can consider two options: an evening boat trip after a dinner out or a late night boat tour for the opening of the bridges. You can add a boat trip after your dinner in one of the local St. Petersburg restaurants (there are a great many to satisfy a very picky foody) or after a folkloric show. Such a boat ride will give a nice and pleasant touch to your day tours.
If you would like to see the legendary opening of the bridges in St. Petersburg, ten your night boat tour will be a really late one. At midnight your boat ride will start from one of the downtown piers. You will see the most famous small canals first. After about 45 minutes, you will sail out to the Grand Neva River and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Gala St. Petersburg. The Winter Palace, Palace Embankment, Spit of Vassilievsky Island, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress – all the familiar sights look as if they are fairy-tale castles and palaces. But even more stunning is the sight of the bridges going up right in front of you.
Prepare to start the next day tours later than usual, as you will not return back to your hotel or cruise ship until 3 a.m.