Helsinki and St. Petersburg

The great Baltic Sea cities of Helsinki & St Petersburg
5 days
July
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This short escorted tour offers you one night in Helsinki, then takes you by train through the Finnish countryside across the Russian border, and on to St Petersburg, to experience the highlights of this wonderful city. All the fabulous excursions in the itinerary are included in the tour price. 

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Day 1 Helsinki
Arrive Helsinki Vantaa Airport and transfer to your hotel. During the afternoon you can explore the busy market place or the many souvenir shops close to the harbour. Finnish crystal and leather goods are an excellent buy. Your tour escort will meet you at 18.50 hrs (before dinner) in the hotel lobby.

Dinner and accommodation at Hotel Haven, a first class hotel centrally located.

Day 2 Helsinki - St Petersburg: River Cruise & St Isaac's Cathedral
Early breakfast followed by transfer by coach from hotel to railway station. Departure from Helsinki on train “Allegro” for St. Petersburg. Lunch box on train. Arrival in St. Petersburg. Coach transfer from railway station to hotel combined with 1 hour’s guided boat cruise along the Neva River and visit at St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Welcome dinner incl. shot of vodka and 1 glass wine.

Accommodation at the Ambassador Hotel, a four star hotel located in the city centre, near the famous Mariinsky Theatre.

Day 3  St Petersburg: Peterhof Palce and Hermitage Art Museum
Buffet breakfast at hotel. The day begins with a transfer to Neva River cruise harbour for cruise by hydrofoil to Peterhof, including Grand Palace and lower parks with fountains. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, tour of the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum and the State Rooms of the Winter Palace. Return to the hotel. 

Dinner and accommodation at the Ambassador Hotel.

Day 4 St Petersburg: Panoramic City Sightseeing, Catherine's Palace,  Amber Room & Folklore Show
Buffet breakfast at hotel. This morning transfer to the town of Pushkin followed by a visit to Catherine’s Palace including the famous Amber room. Lunch at a local restaurant.  After lunch, 3hr panoramic tour of the city by coach with local English-speaking guide. St. Petersburg is a city of outstanding architectural beauty, famous for its magnificent palaces, cathedrals, fountains and bridges and the tour includes sights as the Square of Arts, the Russian Museum, the Cathedral of Our Saviour on the Spilt Blood, Griboedov canal, Nevsky prospect, the Palace Square with the Winter Palace, the spit of the Basil’s Island, the Menshikov Palace, the Senate Square, and the Bronze Horseman. A visit will be paid to Peter & Paul Fortress. This evening you will be taken to see a colourful Russian folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace, with snacks during the intermission. Dinner at the Dostoevsky Restaurant or similar.

Accommodation at the Ambassador Hotel.

Day 5 St Petersburg Departure
Your tour ends after breakfast with your transfer to St. Petersburg Airport.

2017 Departure: 28 July. This departure is FULLY BOOKED.

Includes:  4 nights accommodation in standard rooms including breakfast daily, 2 x 3-course lunches (Days 3 & 4 plus lunch box on train Day 2),  4  x 3-course or buffet dinners. Complete programme in St. Petersburg, including 3 hour city tour, visit to Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, Pushkin, 1 hour’s guided canal tour, plus folklore show at Nikolaevsky Palace incl. snacks during intermission; Hydrofoil from St. Petersburg to Peterhof, incl. entrance to Lower Parks and Grand Palace; train Helsinki – St. Petersburg, incl. transfers between hotels and railway stations;  Luggage assistance at all hotels ; Tour escort throughout; Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats etc. Transfers airport/hotel on first and last days. Transfers to/from a different airport than the one mentioned in the tour programme may incur a supplement.

Excludes: Russian Visa

Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3121.00
Single AUD$ 3729.00

Includes:  4 nights accommodation in standard rooms including breakfast daily, 2 x 3-course lunches (Days 3 & 4 plus lunch box on train Day 2),  4  x 3-course or buffet dinners. Complete programme in St. Petersburg, including 3 hour city tour, visit to Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, Pushkin, 1 hour’s guided canal tour, plus folklore show at Nikolaevsky Palace incl. snacks during intermission; Hydrofoil from St. Petersburg to Peterhof, incl. entrance to Lower Parks and Grand Palace; train Helsinki – St. Petersburg, incl. transfers between hotels and railway stations;  Luggage assistance at all hotels ; Tour escort throughout; Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats etc. Transfers airport/hotel on first and last days. Transfers to/from a different airport than the one mentioned in the tour programme may incur a supplement.

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