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Fontanka, St. Petersburg
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Palace Square, St. Petersburg
Fountains, Peterhof, St. Petersburg
Bronze Horseman, St. Petersburg
Lower Park, St. Petersburg
Faberge Museum, St. Petersburg
Faberge Museum, St. Petersburg
Strelka with Rosstral Columns, St. Petersburg
Peter-and-Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg
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St. Isaac Cathedral, St. Petersburg
Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg
Admiralty Building, St. Petersburg
Savior on Blood, St. Petersburg
Peterhof, St. Petersburg
Amber Room, St. Petersburg
Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg
Catherine's Palace, St. Petersburg
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
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Canal Griboyedova, St. Petersburg
Faberge Museum, St. Petersburg

Helsinki - Visa-Free St. Petersburg - Helsinki

Travel 2 nights onboard between Helsinki and St. Petersburg and spend 2 nights in one of the centrally located St. Petersburg hotels. You will have 3 full days to tour St. Petersburg with a small group or a private guide and visit all famous sites, palaces and museums.
Day 1  : Board the ferry in Helsinki 

19:00 - Departure from Helsinki

You need to be at the sea terminal around 17:00 (5:00pm) for check-in and boarding. Departure is at 19:00 (7:00pm). Dinner and overnight onboard 

Day 2  : All day in St. Petersburg, overnight at the hotel 

9:00 Arrival in St. Petersburg

Breakfast onboard. Arrival in St. Petersburg at 9:00 am. Disembark and go through passport control procedure. Your guide will meet you outside the customs.

Your visa-free St. Petersburg tour starts with a city sighgtseeing including the center with Nevsky Prospect, Admiralty Building, Kazan Cathedral, Strelka with Rosstral Columns, Canal Griboyedova, Fontanka, the Palace Square with Winter Palace, Summer Gardens, St. Isaac Cathedral, Spilled Blood Church and other remarkable landmarks. The tour includes visits to Spilled Blood Church, Peter-and-Paul Fortress and Faberge Museum.

Peter-and-Paul Fortress was built in 1704 to defend the city from naval attacks, however it never served its primary purpose. Instead, its historical mission turned out to be rather gruesome: thousands of workers died while building the fortress, many political prisoners, including Peter's own son Alexi were kept and tortured in its cells. The tombs of the Romanov family are also in its Cathedral.

The stunning Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood was built on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in March 1881. The construction of the church was almost entirely funded by the Imperial family and thousands of private donors. Both the interior and exterior of the church are decorated with incredibly detailed mosaics, designed and created by the most prominent Russian artists of the day 

Famous Faberge Museum at the Shuvalov Palace with the biggest collection of Faberge works including famous Easter eggs.

After a delicious Russian cuisine meal at the local restaurant, you will get to the hotel around 17:00 (5:00 pm). Time to rest or explore on your own. Overnight in St. Petersburg. 

* total tour time is 7 hours. Start and end times might vary depending on how fast you go through passport control procedure

Day 3  : All day in St. Petersburg 

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we drive to Peterhof, through the suburbs and summer houses (dachas) of the local people. In Peterhof, we will visit the Upper and Lower Park with fountains, dominated by a spectacular Grand Cascade. The Grand Cascade with its gilded statues is the centerpiece of the park. Stroll around and learn about the unique pumpless fountain system, enjoy "trick fountains" invented by Peter the Great to entertain his guests, walk along the Gulf of Finland' with its beautiful sea views and St. Petersburg panorama.

Another visit today is to the Hermitage Museum. We will spend several hours in the main building where you will see old European masters including Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Michelangelo, Rubens, Titian, and Rembrandt, etc.**

* Petergof fountains are closed approx. from the end of September to mid-May. We will visit Yusupov Palace with Gregory Raspitin cellars instead. 

 Options: evening performance: folk show or ballet

Day 4  : All day St. Petersburg, overnight cruise to Helsinki 

19:00 - Departure from St. Petersburg on Saturday

18:00 - Departure from St. Petersburg on Sunday

In the morning we drive to Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo) to visit the famous Catherine Palace with its legendary Amber Room. Designed by the Italian architect Rastrelli, it is one of the top St. Petersburg landmarks. The town itself is a charming suburb named after the greatest Russian poet, Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin. 

Our visa-free cruise to St. Petersburg comes to an end. Some free time before heading back to the ferry terminal. Check-in and boarding atarts at 17:00 (5:00pm). Departure is at 19:00 (7:00 pm). Dinner and overnight onboard 

Day 5  : Morning arrival in Helsinki 

8:00 Arrival in Helsinki on Sunday

7:00 Arrival in Helsinki on Monday

After early breakfast onboard arrive in Helsinki and disembark.

* on Monday arrivals to Helsinki the passengers can continue to Tallinn for an extra fee.

INCLUDED:

  • 2 nights St. Peter Line ferry:

Helsinki - St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg - Helsinki

  • 2 night accommodations in St. Petersburg 
  • 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners onboard
  • 2 breakfsts at the hotel
  • Russian cuisine dinner at a local restaurant
  • Transportation by sedan car or minibus
  • English speaking guide
  • All admission and entrance fees
  • Tax and service charges
  • Gold and Platinum categories include minibar on the ship and one-time sauna addmission

INCLUDED SIGHTSEEING:

  • St. Petersburg City Tour
  • Visit to Spilled Blood Church
  • Visit to Peter-and-Paul Fortress
  • Visit to Faberge Museum
  • Pushkin with Catherine Palace and Amber Room
  • Peterhof Lower Park with Fountains
  • The State Hermitage Museum

Hotels:

BRONZE category:
B2 cabin on ferry
3* centrally located hotel

SILVER Category:
Outside A2P cabin on ferry
4* centrally located hotel

GOLD Category:
Commodore cabin on ferry
5* centrally located hotel

PLATINUM Category
Deluxe Cabin on Ferry
Superior Deluxe hotel

Gold and Platinum categories include minibar and one-time sauna addmission on the ship

Notes:

Group Size: max 15 people

Operates alternating weeks:
Wednesday - Sunday
Tuesday  - Monday

* please note different departure from St. Petersburg and arrival in Helsinki times on alternating weeks

* on Thu-Mon voyages, after arrival to Helsinki, the passengers can continue to Tallinn for an extra fee. 

Type: Small Group Tours
Duration: 5 days

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Visa

Russian visa support (Russian visa invitation letter) is included.

Sights included in program

Saint Petersburg : Hermitage Museum
The Hermitage Museum is the world culture encyclopaedia written in Russian. It is a unique museum that combines a beautiful art collection with the memory of Russian national history. This is a museum of culture, a museum of art, a museum of Russian history, and also the museum of Russian architecture. The whole Hermitage is where the heritages of different nations were collected and displayed. It is one of the largest and oldest museums in the w... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Peterhof
A symbol of St. Petersburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site and an absolute must-see for tourists - Peterhof, also known as "the capital of fountains", is reason enough to go to Russia and admire its unique fountains and palaces. The palace and park at Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets) are often referred to as "the Russian Versaille", although many visitors conclude that the comparison does a disservice to the grandeur and scope of this majestic... Read more
The Palace-and-Park ensemble of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) - a former country residence of Russian emperors - is a fascinating monument of the world's architectural and gardening arts of the XVIII-XX centuries, famous for the splendor of its Baroque interiors, including the stunning Gold suite of rooms and the unique Amber Room, the 8th wonder of the world. Its three parks occupy the area of 600 ha, on which over 100 architectural constructions ris... Read more
Saint Petersburg : St. Isaac Cathedral
St. Isaac's Cathedral is a colossal domed cathedral built in the nineteenth century. Its monumental and majestic image creates a unique accent in the city’s skyline and serves as much a landmark of the northern capital, as the spire of the Cathedral in the Peter and Paul Fortress and a gold ship atop of the Admiralty. It is originally the city's main church, one of the most impressive landmarks of the Russian Imperial capital. St. Isaac&rsq... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Peter and Paul Fortress
Located on the banks of the beautiful Neva River, the towering Peter and Paul Fortress dominates the skyline of St Petersburg. Built in 18th century, this amazing fortress is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in the city's rich history. The oldest building in St Petersburg, the grandiose Peter and Paul Fortress is the perfect destination for culture seekers and history buffs. Planned by Peter the Great as a defense against possible atta... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Nevsky Prospect
Almost three miles (five km) long, Nevsky Prospekt is one of the best-known streets in Russia and is the main thoroughfare of St Petersburg, starting at the Admiralty whose gilded spire is a famous city landmark, to the Moscow Railway Station and then to the Alexandr Nevsky Monastery where some of the country's most celebrated artistic figures are buried. It has been the hub of the city for centuries, cutting through the most historical part, and... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Yusupov Palace
The spectacular Yusupov Palace on the Moyka River has some of best 19th-century interiors in the city, in addition to a fascinating history. Five generations of elite aristocratic dynasty Yusupov were the owners of the palace on the Moika from in St. Petersburg from 1830 to 1917. It was famous not only by its architectural design, but also by the frequent and sumptuous receptions, including dances and masquerades. The palace's last owner was the ... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Savior on Blood
The Cathedral of Our Savior on the Spilt Blood is a unique masterpiece combining the old Russian style of architecture, talent of the best Russian artists and Italian stone carvers, and the art of Roman mosaic. Mosaics cover almost all the surface of the walls and ceilings there are 7 500 square meters of mosaics all in all. It is a unique example of a Russian style cathedral in the centre of St. Petersburg. Its coloured onion domes are so famous... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Admiralty
The One of St. Petersburg most oldest and, arguably, most historically important buildings, the Admiralty building serves as the focal point of Nevsky Prospekt, Gorokhovaya Ulitsa, and Voznesenskiy Prospekt. While its location at the convergence of some of St. Petersburg's most epochal streets embodied Peter's emphasis and, some would say, obsession with the importance of northern capital's maritime might, it served a far more important and reali... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Amber room
The Amber Room is one of the most famous, mysterious, and majestic rooms of Catherine's Palace in St. Petersburg. Often hailed as "the eighth wonder of the world," it is an opulent room adorned with gold and precious amber. When Peter the Great met Frederick William I in November 1716 to mark the conclusion of an alliance between Russia and Prussia, the King gave the Emperor gifts that included the Amber Study. Peter wrote at the time to Empress ... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Faberge Museum
The astonishing Faberge museum is the newest and probably the most anticipated museum in St Petersburg. It holds the largest collection of fabulous Faberge eggs. The core of the museum's collection, Imperial Easter eggs were created for the last two Russian Tsars. There are a galaxy of other items made by Faberge, as well as his contemporaries. The museum also holds decorative applied and fine arts, including amazing gold and silver items, painti... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Fontanka river Embankment
In contrast to the Neva and its many rivers and canals, the Fontaka has a single embankment running along its seven kilometer course. Until the middle of the 18th century the Fontanka served as the southern boundary of the city, and after it was considered the boundary of fine construction of St. Petersburg. Not surprisingly, there are a huge number of buildings here that are of historical and cultural value. Moreover, you can get acquainted... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Griboedov canal
This is a narrow and twisting canal flowing through the very centre of St. Petersburg, between - and for most of its length parallel to - the Fontanka and Moyka Rivers. Although the canal is less than six kilometers in length, it is traversed by more than 21 bridges, many of them pedestrian. Only Obvodny Canal, with its 24 bridges, has more. The canal's embankment is five kilometers long and gives a broad panorama of St. Petersburg arch... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Kazansky Cathedral
Whilst taking a stroll along Nevsky Prospekt you cannot fail to notice the impressive Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan. Kazan Cathedral, constructed between 1801 and 1811 by the architect Andrei Voronikhin, was built to an enormous scale and boasts an impressive stone colonnade, encircling a small garden and central fountain. The cathedral was inspired by the Basilica of St. Peter’s in Rome and was intended to be the country’s... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Palace Square
Palace Square, one of the most famous squares in the world, serves as an excellent example of how different architectural styles can be combined in a most elaborate and aesthetically pleasing way. This amazing Square, connecting Nevsky Prospekt with Palace Bridge leading to Vasilievsky Island, is the central city square of St Petersburg and of the former Russian Empire. It was the setting of many events of worldwide significance. The architectura... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Peterhof Fountains & Grounds
The fountains of Peterhof are one of Russia's most famous tourist attractions, drawing millions of visitors every year. Fountains were intrinsic to Peter the Great's original plans for Peterhof - it was the impossibility of engineering sufficiently powerful jets of water that prompted him to move his attentions from the Strelna site to Peterhof - and subsequent generations competed with their predecessors to add grander and ever more ingenious wa... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Summer Garden
The Summer Garden occupies an island between the Fontanka, Moika, and the Swan Canal in Saint Petersburg, Russia and shares its name with the adjacent Summer Palace of Peter the Great. Read more
The city of Saint Petersburg is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places on earth, and virtually any building in the large historic center, threaded with canals dotted with baroque bridges, can be considered an attraction—and indeed, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is a magical city, with a long list of major attractions. Its Hermitage Museum, housed in the Winter Palace of the Romanov Dynasty, is both one of the world's gr... Read more
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