You will be taken through some of the most attractive rivers and canals, which flow along granite embankments. The main waterway of the city is the Neva River and you will see many of St Petersburg’s highlights from it. Pass palaces and mansions of Russian aristocratic families, such as Yusupov Palace, Stroganov Palace and Michael’s Castle. Peter the Great ordered that each palace should have a landing stage on the river and many of these elaborate porticoes, granite piers and landing stages can still be seen from the water. View the marvellous, multicoloured Spilled Blood Church, pass the well-known Summer Gardens, the oldest public park in St Petersburg and the first Summer Palace of Peter the Great.
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