Cruise Stockholm, Helsinki, St Petersburg Tallinn, Stockholm 8 days 2017

Visa Free Cruise + highlights of Helsinki, St Petersburg & Tallinn
8 days
Apr - Dec 2017
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Cruise by ferry from Stockholm, Helsinki, St Petersburg, Tallinn and back.  See the sights of these magnificent cities, a Russian Visa is not required for your stay in St Petersburg. The price includes 4 nights onboard the ferry in an A-class outside cabin (with sole use of cabin) including breakfasts and buffet dinners, a panoramic city tour of St Petersburg, a guided excursion to the Hermitage Art Museum, a 2nd guided excursion to either Catherine´s Palace in Pushkin or to the Peterhof Summer Palace, a 3rd guided excursion to the Yusupov Palace, 3 nights at a hotel in St Petersburg with daily breakfast, and a departure transfer to the ferry wharf in St Petersburg. So there are no hidden extras!

3 nights are spent at your hotel in St Petersburg and 4 nights onboard the ferry.

Day 1 Stockholm Departure
Make your own way to the ferry terminal in Stockholm for the evening departure to Helsinki on the ferry at approx. 17:30hrs. Accommodation in A Class outside cabin including buffet dinner.

Day 2 Welcome to Helsinki
Breakfast on the ferry, then morning arrival in Helsinki at approx. 11:30hrs. Time at leisure to wander around the city before your evening departure for St Petersburg at approx. 19:00hrs. Accommodation in A Class outside cabin including buffet dinner.

Day 3 Welcome to St. Petersburg: Panoramic City Tour
Breakfast on the ferry then morning arrival in St. Petersburg at approx. 09:00hrs; time at leisure onboard. (You cannot disembark until after 14:00hrs today as the Visa free entrance status is for a maximum of 72 hours). At 14:00hrs, disembark and meet with your guide in the terminal, and enjoy a panoramic city tour featuring the major highlights such as the Admiralty, St. Nicolas Cathedral, Palace Square, Smolny Convent and Peter and Paul Fortress, and a visit to St Isaac's Cathedral. Then transfer to your hotel for the next 3 nights.

In the evening an optional ballet, opera, circus or folkloric performance is offered.

Day 4: Hermitage Art Musuem
Breakfast at the hotel then today enjoy a guided tour to the famous art filled Hermitage Museum, formerly the Tsar's Winter Palace, where the vast collections are housed in magnificent State Rooms. In the evening, an optional ballet, opera, circus or folkloric performance is again offered.

Day 5 Imperial Jewels: Choice of Excursions to Catherine's Palace OR Peterhof Palace 
Breakfast at the hotel, then choose between a guided excursion to either Catherine´s Palace in Pushkin including the famous Amber Room, OR Peterhof Summer Palace and gardens. In the evening an optional ballet, opera, circus or folkloric performance is again offered.

Day 6 Yusopov Palace and St Petersburg Departure
Breakfast at the hotel then this morning visit the Yusupov Palace, a private palace formerly owned by one of the wealthiest St Petersburg imperial families, and  situated on the banks of the river. It is a lavishly decorated and beautiful small palace, where one of the most dramatic episodes of the history of Russia took place, the murder of Grigory Rasputin. Then transfer to the ferry terminal for your departure from St. Petersburg on the ferry to  Tallinn via Helsinki (you must re-board by 13:00 hours at the latest). Departure at approx.18:00hrs for Tallinn.  Accommodation in A Class outside cabin including buffet dinner.

Day 7 Welcome to Tallinn
Breakfast on board and arrival into Tallinn at approx. 12:00hrs. Enjoy free time walking around the charming  medieval old town with its cobblestone streets and towers. Return to the ferry for the evening departure from Tallinn, bound for Stockholm, at approx.18:30hrs. Accommodation in A Class outside cabin including buffet dinner.

Day 8 Stockholm Arrival
Breakfast on the ferry before your morning arrival into Stockholm at approx. 09:30hrs, disembarkation and end of arrangements.

2017 departures: Every Tuesday from 04 April to 19 December 

Includes: Return ferry transport with exclusive use of A-class outside cabin (with sole use of cabin) including 4 breakfasts and 4 buffet dinners; Day 3 guided St Petersburg panoramic city tour ; Day 4 guided excursion to  Hermitage Museum; Day 5 guided excursion to either Catherine´s Palace in Pushkin and Amber Room OR  Peterhof Summer Palace; Day 6 guided excursion to Yusupov Palace; 3 nights at the Hotel Ambassador St Petersburg or similar including daily breakfast; departure transfer to ferry wharf on Day 6.

Excludes: Optional evening excursions, cabin upgrade onboard ferry, meals other than as specified, beverages. 

On some tours the programme may be switched due to opening hours. Passengers from the ferry of all nationalities can enjoy St. Petersburg for 72 hours without a Russian visa.

The Peterhof Summer Palace is a magnificent ensemble on the Gulf of Finland, built in the 18th century as the summer residence of Russian Tzars with enormous parks and beautiful fountains (please note the fountains at Peterhof only operate from May to August)

The beautiful Catherine´s Palace in Pushkin is one of the former Imperial summer residences with the world-famous Amber Room.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1895.00
Single AUD$ 2866.00

Includes:  Return transport in ferry with exclusive use of A-class outside cabin (with sole use of cabin) including 4 breakfasts and 4 buffet dinners; Day 3 guided St Petersburg panoramic city tour ; Day 4 guided excursion to Hermitage Museum; Day 5 guided excursion to either Catherine´s Palace in Pushkin and Amber Room OR Peterhof Summer Palace; Day 6 guided excursion to Yusupov Palace; 3 nights at the Hotel Ambassador St Petersburg or similar including daily breakfast; departure transfer to ferry wharf on Day 6. Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.