St. Petersburg is often referred to as Venice of the North. From the very outset the city was built on water, on numerous islands in delta of Neva River. The combination of the architecture and water in Saint Petersburg, as well as in Venice, has a special charm.
A new perspective on the city can be gained from water-level and the boat trip visit some areas of the city that might not be reached on ground.
A familiar view of Saint Petersburg is a drawbridge across the Neva. Every night during the navigation period from April to November, 22 bridges across Neva and main canals are drawn to let ships pass in and out of the Baltic Sea into the Volga-Baltic waterway system. It is an exciting spectacle which attracts many guests of St. Petersburg every night. The elegance of some bridges can be compared only with the beauty of the architectural ensembles and majestic buildings of the city.