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    Default Boat Tour daily, in English

    Starting May 1, 2012, we are launching our brand-new daily Boat Tour. In May, the tour will run every single day, departing 11:00 and 16:00 from our own pier in the city centre, at Fontanka, 53. The tour will be conducted by one of the guides from Peterswalk, in English.

    Some facts about the tour:

    -duration from 1 hr to 1 hr 15 min;

    -cost: general admission is 600 rubles per person. Discounts will be available for those who take any other tour with Peterswalk - ask your guide or check our site in a few weeks for details;

    -the pier is located opposite building 53, Fontanka. Click this link for map and directions. Fontanka is the name of a canal running through the city centre. The pier is 7 min walk down the western side of the Fontanka from the "four horses bridge" - a landmark bridge crossing the Fontanka at Nevsky Prospekt, with a bronze sculpture of a man and a horse on each of its four corners. Officially, the name of the bridge is Anichkov. Picture of the bridge here.

    -the route - a loop that takes you up the Fontanka, then goes through some smaller connecting ones into the river Neva, then along the Palace Embankment and then re-enter the canal network to return to the starting point. Variations on the route are possible, depending on the tide, the wind and other weather factors;

    -the boat - we are proud to present our shining new 50-seater canal boat, with a comfortable interior cabin with transparent roof (great for a rainy day), a clean and functioning WC, and other small things that have to be on a tour boat, such as a good sound system (so you can actually make out what the guide is saying) etc. More technical details when I get them from our captain!

    Sign up now, or request a private tour for your group. Post here or email us at info@peterswalk.com. We'll be adding more tours to the schedule as the season progresses.


    Peter

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    Will these have started by Easter weekend - March 30th?

    We'd love to do the walking tour in the morning and boat in the afternoon - or do the boat on the 2nd maybe - if it exists!

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    Dear Sara,

    Boat navigation will not begin in St Petersburg before early May. Right now the canals and the Neva (and much of the Gulf of Finland) are still under ice. Temperatures at the moment are around -5C -10C during the day, down to -17C at night. This is unlikely to change significantly by the end of March I am afraid.

    Hiring a private icebreaker is always an option

    Peter

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