Canal Cruise , Church on the Split Blood & Shopping

Canal Cruise , Church on the Split Blood & Shopping

Canal Cruise , Church on the Split Blood & Shopping

St Petersburg was built in 1703 by Peter the Great around a network of canals. Nowadays the city's golden dome and ornate palaces reflect in the waters of the canals creating the air of a fairy tale. Take a relaxing boat trip and view the sights that have made St Petersburg famous the world over.

Your boat will go along the Fontanka, the Moyka, the Winter Canal and a loop on the Neva River. Main sites you'll see along the way include Anichkov Bridge, Enginee's Castle, Summer Garden, the Salt District, Field of Mars, Church on Spilt Blood and many other sites.

After your boat ride you will proceed to the marvelous Russian-style Church on Spilt Blood built on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated on March 1, 1881. Constructed in 1907, the church was designed in the style of the sixteenth and seventeenth century Russian architecture, inspired particularly by St Basi's Cathedral on Red Square in Moscow. The interior of the church was decorated with diferent shades of marble and several thousand square yards of mosaic.

Before you return back to the ship enjoy shopping at the souvenir market offering traditional Russian crafts: Matryoshka dolls, lacquer boxes, woolen shawls, and much more.

You will be required to provide your passport details at least ten days prior to your cruise departure date to assure you receive the required visa support documents which are necessary for you to participate in this tour and will be presented to the Customs/Immigration Authorities in Russia.

Departures (Local Time)

8:30 AM (Hours: 4)


  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Museum fees
  • Boat Trip


Remember to bring your camera. As an officially registered company our tour operator, provides you with visa free excursions and will meet you near your ship. According to the Russian Federation law, visas are not required for the shore excursions if you book the tour through the company officially licensed and authorized by the Russian government to receive foreign cruise passengers and to operate inside St Petersburg port area. As they are officially authorized by the Russian government they will supply you with the proper documentation: a Tour Ticket that you will present along with your passport to the customs/ immigration offices. You will need to provide your passport information for this paperwork to be completed 10 days prior to sail date.

Departure Location

At the cruise ship pier. The specific meeting location at the pier will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.

Redemption and Voucher Details

  1. After you complete your booking, your credit card will be charged and our expert Shore Excursion Concierge agents will 'hand'-review your shore excursion selections against your cruise itinerary to confirm compatibility. Your credit card statement will list the merchant for the charges as Port Promo Cruise Tours.
  2. You will receive an email within 72 hours of booking from which confirms your booking and contains the vouchers required for your shore excursions. Please print these vouchers and bring them with you on your cruise. You will be required to turn the voucher(s) in to the corresponding shore excursion supplier(s). The vouchers feature information regarding how to meet up with the tour leader upon arrival to a port and other important details.
  3. Your tour is completely refundable if your ship is unable to get into port or due to weather cancellations. See our terms and conditions for complete details.
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