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Where do River Cruise Boats dock in SPB .

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Where do River Cruise Boats dock in SPB .

I am trying to plan my walking tours in SPB and would like to know where River Cruise Boats dock and the best way to get to the Hermitage from the dock area -will be traveling with GCT on the Tahki Don and arrive near the end of May.

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1. Re: Where do River Cruise Boats dock in SPB .

>>traveling with GCT on the Tahki Don

the boat name is "Tikhi Don" ... Most likely it docks at "Pier 31" (also called "Solyanoi pier" or "Salt pier". It's city outskirt and rather industrial, cargo-port area. The nearest subway station is "Proletarskaya" (green line, south) it seems (according to the Inet info) that no transportation from there to\from the Pier. However, you can get to\from the Pier (according to Inet info):

- from subway station "Lomonosovskaya"("Ломоносовская") bus № 8, 119 and 476

- from subway station "Ploshchad' Alexandra Nevskogo"(«Пл. Александра Невского») taxi-minibus № 8

- from subway station "Ulitsa Dybenko" («Улица Дыбенко») taxi-minibus № 365А.

- and there's always a taxi

>>best way to get to the Hermitage from the dock area

closest to the Hermitage is "Admiralteiskaya" metro station (Purple line), a bit further is "Nevskii prospekt/Gostinii dvor" metro station (Blue line).

I'm sure if you contact GCT they should know where the boat docks and how to get to the city center...

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2. Re: Where do River Cruise Boats dock in SPB .

Sometimes cruise companies provide shuttle buses to the nearest subway station - but no guarantee... The easiest way to get out of this area is to ask a desk lady to call for a taxi because not always any of them would be at hand and this pier is not frequented by taxis being an industrial suburb...

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3. Re: Where do River Cruise Boats dock in SPB .

Thank you so much for your help.

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Approx how much should I figure to pay for a cab. And approx how far from city center is the docking area ?

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5. Re: Where do River Cruise Boats dock in SPB .

Normally it should be about 1000 rubles - unless they will have their own expensive deals at the ship; the distance is not that important - driving time greatly depend on traffic conditions which vary. Approximate evaluation is 30-60 min one way.

Edited: 28 February 2013, 07:12
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>>how far from city center is the docking area?

Pier address is Oktyabr'skaya naberezhnaya (embankment), 29a

https://maps.google.ru/maps?saddr=%D0%A1%D0%BE%D0%BB%D1%8F%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B9,+%D0%9F%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%87%D0%B0%D0%BB,+%D0%A1%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BA%D1%82-%D0%9F%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B1%D1%83%D1%80%D0%B3&daddr=Hermitage+Museum,+Saint+Petersburg&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=59.922506,30.372734&spn=0.09343,0.220757&sll=59.918423,30.378558&sspn=0.093442,0.220757&geocode=FaUVkgMdVGXQASERzHuwpUOu0im_o95YMC6WRjERzHuwpUOu0g%3BFfibkgMdQJDOASH8XVCgKgNOBynp4ssyCzGWRjH8XVCgKgNOBw&oq=%D0%A1%D0%BE%D0%BB%D1%8F%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B9&dirflg=r&ttype=now&noexp=0&noal=0&sort=def&mra=ltm&t=m&z=12&start=0 (if the link doesn't open just copy-past it in your browser)

even though google "suggests" to walk from the pier to the bus/trolley stop I wouldn't do it. The area is industrial and dirty etc.

Edited: 28 February 2013, 09:48
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7. Re: Where do River Cruise Boats dock in SPB .

Did a similar cruise last year.

Unless there`s been changes our docking area was: Utkina Zavod know as the Salt Pier. It`s right off any maps!

Address: Oktyabrskaya Nab. 31

Utkina Zavod is located on the opposite bank of the Neva from Proletarskaya metro station. There is a complimentary shuttle between the Proletarskaya metro station and the pier. The shuttle schedule will depend on the number of ships docked on that particular day but mostly leaves on the half hour.

Ships dock at two locations here but use the same metro. One is within walking distance of Proletarskaya metro and the other (salt Pier) in a really inconvenient location, beyond walking distance to absolutely anything as you have to walk across a huge bridge without any sidewalk.

There`s a big thread on CC you might like to visit and ask questions.

boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php…

Its about a different ship but they`re pretty well peas in a pod.

This is about your ship

boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php…

Edited: 28 February 2013, 12:30
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8. Re: Where do River Cruise Boats dock in SPB .

hugo64, thanks for first-hand information!

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9. Re: Where do River Cruise Boats dock in SPB .

Svetakoshka,Hugo,Versech thank you for responding and answering my questions ---You all are so generous sharing your information and knowledge -So helpful for planning -saves much time _THANK YOU THANK YOU

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