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City photos Neva River
City photos Neva River
City photos Neva River
City photos Neva River
City photos Neva River
The Neva is the main river that shapes the overall layout of Saint Petersburg. Although it is one of the shortest rivers in Europe (its length is just 74 kilometers or 45 miles), it is a very important transportation route, since it links Ladoga Lake and the Gulf of Finland. The river’s name comes from the Finnish word “neva,” which means “swamp.” Indeed, the bank of the Neva used to be primarily covered by swampy forests. However, with the foundation of Saint Petersburg, the swamps were drained and replaced by wide prospects and streets. The Neva is a deep and wide river. Its maximum depth is 24 meters (78 ft.), and the average width is measured around 400-600 meters (1312 – 1968 ft.), which makes the river suitable for navigation and port construction. The river forms about 100 islands. Due to the busy navigation on the Neva and general pollution, it is highly recommended to restrain from swimming in the river.

Excursions with Neva River

Saint-Petersburg is often referred to as Venice of the North. Like the Italian city, the Northern capital of Russia boasts wondrous architecture, splendid museums and vibrant lifestyle. Born from the sea foam and specifically designed as a gateway of

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A relatively young city, St. Petersburg was founded in 1703, and has been playing key role in the history of Russia ever since. Our sightseeing tour will acquaint you with the main architectural and historical monuments of Saint Petersburg. You will

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St. Petersburg occupies the first place in Russia and one of the leading places in the world for the number of bridges. The elegance of the draw bridges can be compared only to the beauty of the city architectural ensembles. The bridges of St. Peter

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Take the mind-blowing night river tour of St. Petersburg, and you may tell everyone back home you’ve seen all in life! The most picturesque time for such a trip is, of course, the white nights when evening dusk fuses with the morning twilight, and th

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Even though Saint Petersburg becomes the most popular touristic attration in summer time, there are plenty of winter activities as well! You will have an unforgettable experience during your stay in Christmas and New Year holidays: light of the night

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