St. Petersburg River
The River Neva meanders its way through the heart of St. Petersburg. The third largest river in Europe is a total of 46 miles long. For the size of the river, it actually has a relatively small capacity for transportation due to the many bridges and the steep banks. However, it is still to this day used for moving goods such as timber, granite and coal. There are also passenger boats connecting to other Russian cities, including Moscow, as well as many visiting cruise ships.
River Neva’s Bridges
Peter the Great had a vision for St. Petersburg. Today, his influence can be seen on the canals and streets along River Neva, as well as magnificent buildings such as the The Summer Palace of Emperor Peter the Great
. The city has more bridges than any other place in the world. A total of 539 bridges span across this vast city, with 315 of them in the centre alone. The first bridge was constructed in 1703 connecting the Peter and Paul Fortress. Explore the city’s canals and cross the narrowest, widest and longest bridges. The latter, Alexander Nevsky Bridge, is found nearby the Park Inn by Radisson Nevsky St. Petersburg Hotel
. Take time to marvel at the many granite sculptures and stunning architecture along the way.
Romantic Walks along River Neva
Immerse yourself in the romance of St. Petersburg and take an evening stroll along the banks of River Neva. The city offers many canals, bridges and riverside promenades, which let you see it from a whole new perspective. Due to its northern latitude you can enjoy the ‘white nights’ in the summer months when the sun does not dip below the horizon. This evening light gives you even more opportunity to enjoy the city. For several months each year the river is completely frozen, giving the views and atmosphere a whole new perspective in the winter time.
St. Petersburg Shore Excursions
To learn more about this historic city, book at tour with St. Petersburg Shore Excursions. With a guided tour you can combine exploring the city and the river’s many canals and bridges, with expert guides who are happy to impart their vast knowledge and city secrets. Nothing beats this local knowledge. Tours range from a few hours to three days, or can be catered to individual needs.
Whether you decide to explore the city by yourself or with a guided group, central accommodation at the Park Inn by Radisson Nevsky St. Petersburg Hotel makes this easy. From its location in Nevsky Prospect, the city can be explored from your doorstep.