Regular English-Guided Boat & Walking Tours in St. Petersburg, Russia Info & group bookings: +7 921 989 47 22,

Regular Daily Boat Tours

Regular boat and walking tours are closed. We reopen on May 5th, 2014

We are getting ready for the new season. Meanwhile we will be happy to give you any tour you like on a prior arrangement basis. Just contact us via email, telephone at +7 921 989 47 22 (10.00 am – 6.00 pm) or the contact form on this site and book a tour.

Regular daily boat tours in St. Petersburg by Anglotourismo

What to do in St. Petersburg? Sounds like a silly question. There’s plenty of attractions. But if you happen to visit the city in late spring or summer or early autumn, there’s on thing that is an absolute must-do: taking a boat tour along St. Pete’s famous rivers and canals. If you come by youself or with your family or a group of friends, the easiest way to do it is to take a boat trip with Anglotourismo, the company that was the first in St. Pete to run this kind of cruises in English specially for people who prefer to travel independently rather than as a part of package tours.

From May 5th to September 30th we run six tours (one tour every 1,5 hours) at 11.00, 12.30, 14.00, 15.30, 17.00, and 18.30. Three more tours at 20.00 , 21.30 and 00.20 will be available daily from June 1st to August 31st.

All tours are guided in English!

Duration and cost:

11.00, 12.30, 14.00, 15.30, 17.00, 18.30, 20.00 and 21.30 tours run for 1 hour and cost 650 rubles adults/550 rubles students, kids under 5 y.o. ride for free (Daytime Tours).

00.20 tour runs for 1 hour 20 min and costs 800 rubles adults/700 rubles students, free for kids under 5 y.o. (Night Tour).

Please note: we can’t book boat tours in advance.
Normally it is not necessary and we can provide seats for everyone who shows up. But if you want to make sure you get seats, you can just buy tickets at the ticket booth earlier the same day. The ticket booth opens at 10 a.m.

Routes and features:

Boat tours: views along the way

11.00, 12.30, 14.00, 15.30, 17.00, 18.30, 20.00 and 21.30 tours tend to go along the Fontanka and the Neva rivers. Main sites along the way include Anichkov Bridge, Engineer’s Castle, Summer Gardens, the Salt District, Field of Mars, Church on Spilt Blood, St. Peter and Paul’s fortress, Trinity Bridge, the Winter Palace, the Kunstkamera, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the University of St. Petersburg.

Night boat tours - raising bridges on the NevaAs we all know, every city looks different in the dark, but our 00.20 tour offers even more! This is likely to be the best opportunity to find out all about St Petersburg’s famous White Nights Festival. As your guide’s commentary helps you out recognize the sites along the river banks that may look unfamiliar in the dusk, enjoy the cool breeze from the Gulf of Finland, salute to a raised bridge on the Neva with a glass of champagne (bringing your own is not a terrible crime) and join the improvised race of dozens of water bikes, yachts and motor boats on the way back to the dock!

Time Route Duration Cost* Available Available now?
* kids under 5 y.o. ride for free
11.00 1 1 hour 650 rub. / 550 rub. May 5th – September 30th NO
12.30 1 1 hour 650 rub. / 550 rub. May 5th – September 30th NO
14.00 1 1 hour 650 rub. / 550 rub. May 5th – September 30th NO
15.30 1 1 hour 650 rub. / 550 rub. May 5th – September 30th NO
17.00 1 1 hour 650 rub. / 550 rub. May 5th – September 30th NO
18.30 1 1 hour 650 rub. / 550 rub. May 5th – September 30th NO
20.00 1 1 hour 650 rub. / 550 rub. June 1st – August 31st NO
21.30 1 1 hour 650 rub. / 550 rub. June 1st – August 31st NO
00.20 2 1 hour 20 800 rub. / 700 rub. June 1st – August 31st NO

How to take a tour

First of all – we have no possibility to book it for you in advance, and in most cases there’s no need to, just turn up! Anglotourismo Boat Tours leave from a dock on the Fontanka river next to Shuvalovsky Palace (Nab. Reki Fontanki 21). Tickets are available in our ticket booth (Nab. Reki Fontanki 27) next to north western corner of Anichkov Bridge – a famous bridge with the four horse statues right on the main street. We recommend showing up 10-15 minutes before the tour starts – more chances to get the best seats! Or if you want to be completely sure you get on a certain boat, buy tickets ealier on the same day, the ticket booth opens at 10 a.m.

Tickets booth, dock & free walking tour meeting place


Our boat has a covered deck, so we go rain or shine and even if only 1 person shows up for the tour!


Routes can be changed due to weather conditions or traffic.


Daily at 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30, 17:00, & 18:30
from May 5th to September 30th

Daily at 20:00, 21:30 & 00:20 from June 1st to August 31st

Daytime tours

Duration: 1 hour
Full price: 650 r.
Students: 550 r.
Kids <5 y.o.: free

Night tour

Duration: 1h 20
Full price: 800 r.
Students: 700 r.
Kids <5 y.o.: free

Cash only, no cards, sorry.

Ticket booth

Naberezhnaya reki Fontanki, 27, next to Anichkov bridge

Who we are

Anglotourismo started in 2007 running boat tours along St. Petersburg’s canals and rivers on the regular basis for English-speaking visitors. For the first time in this city’s history an independent traveler had a chance to join a turn-up boat tour in English, instead of running around looking for a reasonable boat, a competent guide, negotiating the price, putting a tourist group together to bring the cost down etc. We tried our best to make this service as affordable and accessible as possible!

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