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St. Petersburg: Raising Drawbridges Night Boat Tour

St. Petersburg: Raising Drawbridges Night Boat Tour

From US$ 16.37 per person

Experience the most romantic boat trip and see how the bridges are raised on the Neva River at night. Enjoy the most amazing views of the city along the beautiful route.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 105 minutes
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Audio guide included
English, Russian


  • Watch the 2 main bridges across Neva River being raised right in front of your eyes
  • Be amazed by the white night if you join between May and June
  • Watch the magnificent city lights at night
Full description
This night trip that travels under raised bridges will let you fully embrace the beautiful views of St. Petersburg by night.  Marvel at architectural ensembles, view the unique shape of the St. Petersburg skyline with a recognizable string of spires and domes and see a variety of bridges. During the cruise, see palaces and noble mansions, notable cathedrals in the city, the hand-made island of New Holland, the building of Mariinsky Theatre, the renovated Chinezelli circus, the granite walls of the Peter and Paul's Fortress and the gold-plated spire of the Peter and Paul's Cathedral. The views you see will take your breath away. Views that are particularly fabulous from the water are the ingenious ensemble of the spit of the Basils Island, the peculiar pattern of the Summer Garden fence, the mysterious St.Michaels Castle, and the square of the seven bridges. Join this tour and enjoy an unforgettable experience. 
  • Russian guide
  • Seats inside or outside the boat
  • WC onboard
  • Drinks or food (you are welcome to bring your own)
  • Warm covers
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the pier which is located at Fontanka, 53, near to Lomonosov Bridge.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • Please note child carriages and wheelchairs need to be left on the pier
  • Please consider bringing your personal headphones with a 3.5 mm jack as sometimes they may come in handy
  •  Please note, warm covers to keep you comfy in the windy weather are available for sale at the pier
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 585 reviews

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Raising bridges is a remarkable event to see, tickets are very easily and quickly provided via the GetYourGuide app. The only suggestion is, given that it is cold at night, it would be good to provide and offer visitors a blanket, for example, before the end of the ride it was very cold for me.

August 15, 2021

The tour was great and the inner cabin was heated. Having said that, there were two issues : The entire commentary is in Russian which meant that I understood NOTHING of what we were seeing except for the Hermitage which I had visited What a pity given that St Petersburg is full of history! Another minor issue is that the site states that food and drinks can be purchased on board. This was NOT available. Overall, seeing the bridges open etc was fantastic BUT the tour package failed to deliver in terms of content and facilities. I could have easily taken the NEVA TRAVEL tour which offers the same (no food or drinks and everything in Russian)

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September 30, 2020


It was amazing people were so curtious they looked after us so well. We were provided thin blankets it was so good. After the trip we needed a taxi we asked the guy who was driving the boat he was very kind enough to book Uber for us from his phone . I thank you all for such a warm hospitality . It was worth and sweet memory for life time . Thank you again

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October 14, 2019

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