Vodka Tasting & Canal Boat Tour

from 35 USD
3 hrs
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Private Tours
Vodka Tasting & Canal Boat Tour

The best ending of an exciting day of exploring St. Petersburg is for sure a couple of vodka shots and relaxed stroll down the city's streets (or a panoramic city tour) and a refreshing private canal boat tour!

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  • Vodka Tasting
  • Rivers & Canals Boat tour
  • Panoramic City Tour

Try three different kinds of vodka followed by typical after-vodka snacks, learn the history of this so-very-Russian beverage at the unique museum of Russian Vodka! Learn to know the difference between the kinds of vodka. Learn to drink vodka the way the Russians do it! 

30 min

By day or by night, the most spectacular view of St. Petersburg can be seen from the water. The unforgettable panoramas of the Hermitage, squares, and embankments. Built over 42 islands, Saint Petersburg is surrounded by water and interlaced with a complex web of rivers and canals. They seem to bind the city together, while also marking the borders of its different districts and neighborhoods. The slow ride by Nikolsky cathedral belltower, or through the tunnels of the wide bridges, or under the glass walkway of Mariinsky theater, where the light is barely seen on the other side, is an experience you'll never forget. St. Petersburg's architecture means that magnificent vistas of the city are often visible from the water. Therefore an essential part of any exploration of the city is to get out in a boat and cruise the rivers and canals of Saint Petersburg.

1 hr

See as many highlights as one can cover within a short period: Aurora cruiser, the first house of St. Petersburg, Nevsky Prospect, numerous rivers and bridges, Kazan Cathedral, Admiralty, Palace Square and the Hermitage museum, the Bronze Horseman monument to Peter the Great, Palace Bridge, St. Nicholas Cathedral, University Embankment with its historical buildings: Kunstkammer, the Academy of Sciences, and Saint Petersburg State University, Menshikov Palace, the Square of Arts with Michael's Palace, the Mosque, the Smolny Convent, the Taurida Palace, the Foundry Prospect with the "Big House" (the KGB headquarters) and many more!

Please note that depending on the time allowed, not all sights might be included!
2+ hrs (depending on occasion)

Detailed Program

Time Description
Tour time: 18:00 - 21:00 (Vodka museum closes at 19:00!)
18:00 Meet your guide and driver at your hotel lobby

Take it easy after a long tour day and relax! First, we will take you to a unique Russian Vodka Museum where you will learn the history of this so-very-Russian beverage, and also try 3 different kinds of vodka followed by typical after-vodka snacks.

19:30 - 20:30 Continue your day with an evening stroll down the city's streets, hop in a couple of bars, do some shopping, and finally enjoy a refreshing private boat ride along rivers and canals. 
If you are not up to shopping, bar hopping, or doing a walking city tour - your guide and driver will gladly take you on a Panoramic Driving tour before it's time to board your private boat.
21:00 Return to your hotel.
Book this tour
  • Private boat tour for 1 hour
  • Professional tour guide for the tour
  • Private transportation to/from the tour
  • Vodka-Museum tour and vodka-tasting session
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Surcharge for other languages:
  • - Spanish, German or French: 30 USD per group 
    - Chinese: 60 USD per group 
    - Portuguese, Italian or Japanese: 80 USD per group 
    - other languages on request
NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated, providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark.
  • Dress code is casual (i.e., jeans, sportswear, joggers or sneakers)
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other severe medical conditions
  • The minimum drinking age is 18 years.

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