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Visa-Free Trip to St.Petersburg, Russia

This tour passes in St. Petersburg. Duration of the sightseeing tour «Visa-Free Trip to St.Petersburg, Russia» 6 days. With this tour package, you'll have an exciting adventure across the Baltic Sea and explore impressive St. Petersburg.

Your journey will begin in Helsinki, you'll board on a large cruise ferry "Princess Anastasia" and start your exciting adventure across the Baltic Sea to St. Petersburg. You can visit Nightclub folk and variety show "Columbus" bar, or visit Nightclub on the 7th deck - crazy party until late.

In St. Petersburg you'll have a guided city tour, during which you'll see the Peter and Paul Fortress, the oldest building in the city, the Peter and Paul Cathedral, the burial place of the Russian Tsars from Peter the Great onward, and the Spit of the St. Basil Island, one of the city’s symbols - a beautiful ensemble of architectural forms on the shores of the Neva River. In the evening you can visit Russian Dinner party.

The next day you can visit the Palace and Park of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), a former country residence of the royal family. The entire palace complex of Tsarskoe Selo includes the Catherine Palace, the Catherine Park, the Alexander Palace, the Alexander Park and over 100 architectural elements: pavilions, monuments, bridges and other structures. The gem of the park ensemble is the Catherine’s Palace with the worldwide famous Amber room. The palace features exquisite decorative objects, furniture, Russian and Western-European paintings, unique collections of porcelain, amber, arms and bronze sculptures. In the evening you can enjoy ballet or opera at the St. Petersburg theatres, join to limousine tour with sparkling wine and visit after-party in a nightclub.

You can explore the world-famous Hermitage Museum which contains over 3 million works of art and unique world culture artifacts - amazing paintings, graphic works, sculptures, works of applied art, archaeological artifacts and numismatic objects. Our guide will show the best rooms and halls of the exhibit. After the tour, you may stay in the museum or have a lunch or a walk in the city. You can join the tour "Cathedrals of St. Petersburg" and visit Nikol’skyj Cathedral, a major Baroque Orthodox cathedral in the western part of Central Saint Petersburg, it has always been closely associated with the Russian Navy, serving as its main shrine until the Russian Revolution, St. Isaac's Cathedral - one of the symbols of St. Petersburg, its gilded dome dominates the city skyline and can be seen even far out into the Gulf of Finland, and Cathedral on the Spilled Blood, which is called so because it was constructed as a memorial church in the place where the Russian Tsar Alexander II was assassinated. Then you'll return to the ferry and travel back to Helsinki.

Type: Small Group Tours
Duration: 6 days

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Day 1: Helsinki

15:30 Meeting at Helsinki West Terminal (Länsisatama) 

19:00 M/S Princess Anastasia departs from Helsinki 

22:00 Nightclub folk and variety show "Columbus" bar (7th deck) FREE ENTRANCE 

23:00 Nightclub on the 7th deck. Crazy party until late!

Day 2: St. Petersburg

09:00 Arrival in St Petersburg. Buffet breakfast (8th deck, extra cost 13 €). Debarking is possible only after 14.00. Passport control. 

15:30 Guided city tour. Get to know the famous city sights: Peter & Paul fortress, The Spit of the St Basil Island, Nevsky prospect, etc. (included for all) 

18:30 Check-in (estimated time) 

20:30 Meeting at the hotel/hostel lobby. Departure to Russian Dinner party. Traditional Russian Evening – Show and Dinner – 30 €. Afterwards transportation to the hotel/hostel. Opportunity to stay in the city center for clubbing.

Day 3: Pushkin

Breakfast (included in hotel accommodation; own arrangements in hostel) 

09:30 Guided bus excursion to Pushkin, Catherine's Palace in "Village of the Tsars", 25 €. Location is 30 km away from the city. Afterwards free time in Catherine’s park. 

13:30 Departure from Pushkin back to the city. Arrival at the hotel/hostel 

15:00-15:30. Free time. 

18:00 Ballet or Opera in one of the St Petersburg theatres (trip specific). Tickets 35-55 € 

21:30 End of the performance - transportation to the hotel/hostel (estimated time) 

23:00 Limousine tour with sparkling wine, 25 €. Duration 1,5 hour. After-party in a nightclub. If the program gets popular, we may provide two options: departure at 21:00–22:30 (for those not attending the ballet) and departure at 23:30–01:00 (for those attending the ballet)

Day 4: St. Peterburg

Breakfast (included in hotel accommodation; own arrangements in hostel) 

10:00 Guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum (FREE for students/ 20 € adults). Duration approx. 2 hours. After the tour, you may stay in the museum or have lunch or a walk in the city. 

14:30 Cathedrals of St Petersburg tour 25 €. Starts from the Hermitage Museum, no transportation from the hotel/hostel. Includes a visit to the most beautiful cathedrals of St.Petersburg: Nikol’skyj Cathedral, St Isaac’s Cathedral and Cathedral on the Spilled Blood. The overall duration of the program – 2,5 hours. 

21:00 Meeting at the hotel/hostel lobby. Departure to the night cruise on rivers and canals 15 €. (Available from late April, weather permitting). Afterwards transportation to the hotel/hostel. Opportnity to stay in the city center for clubbing

Day 5: St. Peterburg

Breakfast (included in hotel accommodation; own arrangments in the hostel). Free time. Check-out by 12:00. 

11:30 Bus departure from the hotel/hostel to the harbor 

12:30 Passport control and boarding (by the latest according to the visa-free regulations) 

18:00 M/S Princess Anastasia departs to Helsinki. Same cruise program as on the 1st day

Day 6: Helsinki

07:00 Arrival in Helsinki. Debarking, Finnish customs and passport control. End of tour.

What's included

Accommodation

Accommodation in 4-person economy-class cabin on the ferry
Accommodation according to the chosen category (hotel/hostel) 3 nights
Accommodation in a centrally located 3* hotel 3 nights (shared double room basis) +40€
Accommodation in single room 3* hotel +80€

Guide

Guided city sight-seeing tour by bus in English
Guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum (FREE FOR STUDENTS ONLY)
Guided tour of the St. Peter and Paul fortress
Services of a tour leader in St Petersburg

Meals

3 x hotel breakfast

Transport

Ferry trip Helsinki-St Petersburg-Helsinki
Transportation sea terminal-hotel-sea terminal in St Petersburg

Additional Services

All mandatory fees (port fee, fuel surcharge, passport registration)
Tourist map of St Petersburg
Not included in the price

Additional Services

Connecting bus transfers to Helsinki
Single room supplement
Optional guided excursions and activities
Travel insurance
Additional expenses

Optional Extras

  • Traditional Russian evening - show and dinner, from 30€ 
  • Catherine's Palace - The Village of the Tsar's, from 25€
  • Opera or Ballet from 50
  • Night Fever - Limo trip from 25€
  • Cathedrals of St.Petersburg from 25€
  • Cruise on rivers and Canals from 15€

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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
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 : 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
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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