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In the 18th century the columns fulfiled the role of lighthouses

The first two rostrum columns, Chesmenskaya and Moreiskaya, were built in the 1770s at Tsarskoe Selo (near Pushkin) in memory of the victories of the Russian fleet (see Russian Naval Memorials). In St. Petersburg there are two rostral columns erected from granite and pudost stone in 1805-10 (architect Jean-Francois Thomas de Thomon) on the spit of Vasilyevsky Island (see also Stock Market Square). From the very start they served as beacons for the trading port. Inside the rostral columns are spiral staircases, leading to the squares are chalice shaped lamps on tripods (since 1957 the gas beacons of the columns have been lit for celebrations). At the pedestal of the columns are sculptures (the craftsman S. Sukhanov, the sculptors J. Camberlain and J. Thibaud), they are traditionally considered allegories for the Volga and Dnepr rivers (the northern column), the Neva and Volkhov (the southern column). In 1999-2000, they were restored.

Route "St. Petersburg historical center by bicycle"

The 15 km route is optimal for a bicycle. Bicycle tour of the city allows you to see the main attractions. It takes less time than walking, but at the same time gives an opportunity to enjoy the views of the city

2 h

Gleam of White Nights

1,5 h romantic night excursion under drawbridges

Imperial Petersburg

An excursion water tour will show you the Northern capital in all its splendor and grandeur

1 h

Vasilievsky Island

Vasilievsky, one of the largest islands in St.Petersburg, was originally planned to be the centre of the city

Scarlet Sails Show at the Senate Marina

The Scarlet Sails festival was awarded the European Best Event Awards and is justly called one of the best city events in Europe, which cannot be missed and definitely should be seen from the best angle - from the board of the ship. The ticket price includes a drink of your choice - champagne, juice or mineral water.

Night cruise-conсert

• live music on board

• dance hits of the 21st century

• 5 drawbridges on the way

• double-deck boat

• open and closed decks

Saint-Petersburg overnight

Night walk along the rivers and canals of the city along the route Fontanka - the river Neva - r. Fontanka. During the walk, passengers will be able to see the layout of the two bridges and enjoy unforgettable views of the night Petersburg. The route is accompanied by an audio tour.

Anglotourismo

• live English speaking guide

• excursion along rivers and canals

Musical cruise

Evening water tour along the Neva and the Gulf of Finland, accompanied by live music. From the ship there is a beautiful view of the main city center and the expanses of the Gulf of Finland.

The route is carried out on the club ship Element.

2 h

Scarlet Sails Show on behalf «Moscow» hotel

Viewing the Scarlet Sails Show from the side of a comfortable double-deck boat from the Liteiny Bridge. Departure and arrival will take place from the public quay opposite «Moscow» hotel (Sinopskaya embankment, 28) at 11:00 pm. There is a bar on board, live band on-board.

One way transfer on hydrofoil to the autumn Fountain Festival in the Peterhof State Museum

• the most effective way to get to the autumn Fountain Festival  in the Peterhof

•  just 40 minutes in transit

•  the fastest way to go to the park from the Lower Park site, where you are not expecting those huge lines waiting for those who come in from the Upper Park

Fireworks on May 9 from Pushkin Memorial Apartment

Unforgettable festival fireworks on the Victory Day from the board of a comfortable single-deck motor ship.

Fireworks on May 9 from the pier Vodohod, Senate Marina and Palace pier

Unforgettable festival fireworks on the Victory Day from the board of a comfortable double-deck motor ship. Departure from the Palace pier and at the Senate Marina.

Transfer to Kronstadt (there and back again)

Saturday transfer by high-speed hydrofoil or catamaran to Kronstadt is a novelty of this season.

City Cruise

The best solution for people travelling around the city! River and canal Hop-on Hop-off excursion with 5 stops next to the main sights and points of interest in the city. 24-hour ticket. Audio-guide in 7 languages.

Fireworks on May 9 from the pier at Kunstkamera

Unforgettable festival fireworks on the Victory Day from the board of a comfortable single-deck motor ship.Departure from Kunstkamera pier (University Embankment, 3) at 09:30 pm.

Excursion to Kronstadt on a hydrofoil with a visit into the Naval Cathedral and the monastic meal

An eventfull trip to Kronstadt from the centre of St. Petersburg on a hight-speed boat. The ticket price includes a round-trip transfer, an excursion to the Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas with the ascent to the dome, a walk in the surroundings and a monastic lunch.

Grand Saint-Petersburg

One of the most picturesque sightseeing tours. In addition to the attractions of the ceremonial Neva you will see the palaces and parks of Krestovsky, Elagin and Kamenny Island. The itinerary is accompanied by a professional guide. Itinerary with a stop on Elagin Island.

2 h

Fireworks on May 9 from Anichkov Bridge and Lomonosov Bridge piers

Unforgettable festival fireworks on the Victory Day from the board of a comfortable single-deck motor ship.Departure from Lomonosov Bridge and Anichkov Bridge piers.

Scarlet Sails Show from the public quay opposite «Okhtinskaya» hotel

Viewing the Scarlet Sails Show from the side of a comfortable double-deck boat from the Liteiny Bridge. Departure and arrival will take place from the public quay opposite “Ohtinskaya” hotel (Sinopskaya embankment, 28) at 11 pm. There is a bar on board, music program on-board.

2 h

Overnight visit and excursion to the closed Peter and Paul Fortress and drawbridges boat tour

Unique tour:

  • night walking tour of the Peter and Paul Fortress
  •  boat trip from the Neva Gate of the fortress under drawbridges
  • you will see the breeding of 2 bridges
  • professional guide
2 h

Romantic saxophone

Finished until navigation 2019. Romantic night walk on the ship accompanied by live saxophone music along the rivers and canals of the city with an exit to the Neva River to watch the show of drawbridges.

2 h

Northern Venice

• route along the rivers and canal

• Neva, Fontanka, Moika River, Winter groove

• professional guide

• classic boat trip

Baltic Cruise

Excursion and entertainment trip along the Neva and the Gulf of Finland around Vasilevsky Island accompanied by audio excursions in Russian and English languages and background music. A children's room is on board. The boat makes a stop on a pier Sevcable Port.

2 h

Boat tour "Parade of warships"

In the centre of festive events on the Neva! Water excursion dedicated to the Day of the Navy. The route passes around warships in the water area of the Neva, from the Annunciation Bridge to the Cruiser Aurora.

Fireworks in honor of the Day of the Navy

The best view from the water on the most striking events of the Navy Day! 4 piers of departure to choose from! July 28, we invite you to view the festive fireworks in honour of the Day of the Navy from the side of the boat!

Anglotourismo Night

Night excursion in English, accompanied by a professional guide on the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg, watching the show of drawbridges.
 

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