Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg

4.6
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
To see Saint Petersburg from a different perspective, take a walk or boat tour along Neva Embankments. City planners originally built these embankments of wood and sand, intending to stabilize the riverbanks and provide the city with much-needed flood protection. During the final decades of the 18th century, as Pushkin put it, "the Neva dressed herself in granite." In addition to providing necessary flood control, the granite embankments transformed the appearance of the growing city. The landmark steps, sculptures, and docks along the river, designed by some of Russia's most prominent architects, gave Saint Petersburg the elegant look of a modern city. With our online itinerary creator, St. Petersburg attractions like Neva Embankments can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Create an itinerary including Neva Embankments
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Tours to Neva Embankments

Neva Embankments reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,487 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • There are several embankments on the Neva. One in the former British Embassy is called the British Embankment, the University embankment by the Egyptian statues, called the Admiralty Embankment by...  more »
  • St Petersburg is the former capital and has the moniker "Venice of the North". There is no better way to see the city, day or night, than by boat on the canals.  more »

Plan your trip to St. Petersburg

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in St. Petersburg

See all ›
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 3 hours

Museums in St. Petersburg

See all ›
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in St. Petersburg

See all ›
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in St. Petersburg

4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.1
Duration: 8 hours
4.1
Duration: 1 hour

Parks in St. Petersburg

4.3
Duration: 4 hours
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nearby attractions in St. Petersburg

4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours