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Reviewed 26 October 2017

The Fontanka is considerably smaller than the Neva, but it's still worth walking along. Quite easy just to wander aimlessly along and admire the various buildings and bridges you'll encounter along the way.

Thank KGB777
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Our private tour guide brought this trip to life for us. Every detail, point of interest, or just anything/everything of significance was narrated for us newbies. This is where the Russian nobility lived and it is where Peter I had his summer palace. It's relaxing...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

going by boat is another way to see St Petersburg. its a very relaxing wat to see the sights without walking the crowded streets

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We were told that cruises on the canals are much nicer than the Neva cruises and that boats with English audioguides are only found on Fontanka river. So we came here for our ride. We were not able to find any English speaking boats after...More

Thank Tingting L
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

We had a very enjoyable walk up and down both sides of this embankment. Beware the river cruise boat operators though; we were, I won't say harassed, but were very strongly encouraged to undertake a river cruise by a young lady who spoke very good...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2016

We embarked near st isaac cathedral for this river and canals cruise. It is worth while and pleasant cruise along part of Neva river anf Fontanka canal. Very recommended. You can sit inside covered by a roof or outside. Beware not to stand up when...More

Thank mendi62
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

We took a lovely cruise on the Neva and part of the cruise included the Fontanka River. It is the left branch of the Neva River. The Fontanka is spanned by fifteen bridges. The Fontanka Embankment is lined with the former private residences of Russian...More

Thank Maggi713
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Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

We took a cruise along the Fontanka River and I can highly recommend this as a way of relaxing while seeing all the beautifully designed buildings and bridges. We cruised for over an hour with a knowledgeable guide who provided the history of the important...More

Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

We walk all the way to River Fontanka to take the river cruise along the rivers of St. Petersburg. The river cruise was another way of seeing the sight of St. Petersburg. Although there was commentaries, but it was in Russian language. We enjoyed the...More

Thank John C
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Reviewed 4 November 2015

Fontanka River, (originally named Anonymous creek) is one of 93 rivers crossing St.Petersburg. In 1719 it took the name Fontanka (=fountain) because it supplied water to the Summer Garden. Fontanka has only one embankment for its 7 km length. From 1780-89 architect Andrey Kvasov built...More

1  Thank Mina P
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