St. Petersburg is one of the world's most northerly cities. It lies on the same latitude as southern points of Alaska and Greenland, and yet its climate - which to a large extent depends on the proximity to the sea and the many waterways that crisscross the city - is frequently described as fairly mild. Winters are much warmer than Moscow's, and the January average temperature is about -8°C (17°F), with a July average of 18°C (64°F). The annual average is 4°C (39,2°F) but, on the whole, the atmosphere is a humid, fogs are frequent, and the rainfall heavy. The weather is very changable.
From late May to early July the nights are bright enough that the city never needs to turn the streetlights on. But the time to experience the brightest White Nights is from June 11th to July 2nd. During their brief twilights, lasting no more than 30 to 40 minutes, the streets and squares acquire an unusual charm. This was the inspiration for Dostoyevsky's White Nights, and they are now the occasion for St. Petersburg's annual festival of music and the arts.
Waters plays an enormous part in the life of the city. Much of St. Petersburg lies practically at sea level. The River Neva (a very short one of only 74 km., half of which is within the city's boundary), as it reaches the Gulf of Finland divides into four arms: the Great and Little Neva, and the Great and Little Nevka, which, with numerous affluents, combine to form an intricate delta made up of more than 40 islands.
The magic of St. Petersburg White Nights is, of course, the panorama of "opened bridges". The bridge-wings, connecting the islands in the daytime lift up and open the road for ships. Their majestic lights create an unforgettable view together with Peter-and-Paul Fortress, illuminated Hermitage, and other beautiful palaces and houses standing on the banks of the Neva. The beginning of excursion is usually at 23:30. The route of the excursion includes the best vantage points of St. Petersburg.

 White Night - oils, canvas: 65 cm x 52 cm ( by kind approbation of the painter Alexander Zinenko )


Price includes: transportation by car, minivan or coach assistance of an English-speaking guide (German, French, Spanish, and other languages upon request)
Duration of the tour - 3 hours

 Number of pax
Car Minivan Coach
4 - 9
10 - 14
15 - 19
 Price are in EUR per person
 St. Petersburg

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