Sunne in Splendour
While sailing along the rivers and canals of St Petersburg, the city is seen as Peter the Great intended. When Peter founded the city in 1703, he was not looking for a new capital city – that idea came later – he was looking for somewhere to anchor his brand new fleet. And when Peter invited yet more foreigners to build a city out of nothing, he thought most of all about how he wanted St Petersburg to look from a boat; it is completely by design that the most beautiful streets in the city are on the waterways along the Neva, Fontanka, Moika, Griboyedov, Kryukov…
The Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 boat, the “Sunne in Splendour” is an elegant vessel that takes its name from the eponymous novel by Sharon Kay Penman, about the English Wars of the Roses.
The “Sunne in Splendour” is rather splendid: 8 people in comfort, blankets, refreshments, light snacks. Guests can ask the captain to set a course wherever the fancy takes them. It’s possible at any time – morning, afternoon or late at night; and inquisitive explorers can have a good look at absolutely anything they like, just ask the captain to moor the vessel at any permitted docking place.
There is a variety of boat tours which can be offered to the clients. Standard tour lasts 1 hour 30 minutes. Guests are taken along the city’s most famous waterways, and the highlights of the city’s architectural treasures are seen for sure, such as the Peter and Paul Fortress, St Isaacs Cathedral, Hermitage Museum (formerly the Winter Palace) and many more.
Custom Tour that takes fans of water excursions through the rivers and canals of the city centre, and on to the fashionable islands of Krestovski and Kamenniy, passing the Yelagin Palace, and a brief turn on the Gulf of Finland. The boat may go to the Mariinsky Theatre
dock; a course can be charted for the Yusupov Palace, guests can explore Dostoevsky’s St Petersburg; and even go straight to Peterhof, following the route of Peter the Great.
During the Afternoon tea Tour The “Sunne in Splendour” will provide guests with a guided tour of the city’s most iconic treasures – Church on the Blood, Winter Canal and Hermitage, St Isaac’s – and on the return afternoon tea in our Tea Room is offered.
With evening Champagne Tours which start late in the afternoon and last until the sunset, one can sit back, relax, and soak up all that wonderful architecture and atmosphere while enjoying a glass of chilled fine Champagne.
Midnight Bridges Tours are so utterly amazing, that many people in St Petersburg do it night after night! The opening of the bridges all along the Neva River is a wonderful thing. A flotilla of pleasure boats is bobbing up and down; and the boat from the Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 will show the bridges in their best.
About Kempinski Hotel Moika 22:
The Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 is located in a charming and historical area, in the very heart of St Petersburg, opposite the renowned Hermitage Museum and Palace Square. The unique location of the panoramic Bellevue Brasserie on the ninth floor of the hotel makes it one of the most awe-inspiring places in the whole old St Petersburg. The Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 offers 197 rooms and suites and features the Beau Rivage restaurant; Wine Cellar; Tea Room and the Von Witter bar with its log fireplace
About Kempinski Hotels:
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties.
Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 64 five-star hotels in 27 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage.
The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences.
Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location.
Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA): the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.
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