Tallinn, Helsinki and St Petersburg Exploration

Explore these fascinating Baltic Sea cities.
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This tour takes you from Tallinn to Helsinki by ferry, then on by train to St Petersburg. In each city enjoy the convenience of transfers and guided city sightseeing, with plenty of time for additional privately guided optional activites to help you further explore these fascinating Baltic Sea cities.  2 nights are spent in each city.

You can also do the tour in reverse, or you can add extra nights - please ask us.

Day 1 Tallinn Arrival
On arrival in Tallinn, transfer to your hotel, check-in, and time to explore. 2 nights in Tallinn.

Day 2 Tallinn Private Walking Tour and Optional Kadriog Palace & KUMU visit
After breakfast, meet your private guide for a Tallinn walking tour. Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life. The Old Town is a busy and vibrant place with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing tour takes you around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where you will see Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the medieval Old Town Hall. 

In the afternoon you can enjoy a privately guided optional excursion to Kadriorg Park and KUMU, the award winning Estonian art museum. Pick up at your hotel and travel from Tallinn to Kadriorg Park. Start with a visit to the marvellous park at the Palace with its Baroque flower garden, Swan Pond and smaller park, as well as the historic buildings such as the Summer House, Kitchen House and Guard House, that surround the palace. Then visit the Kumu (KUnstiMUuseum) Art Museum and its exhibition halls. Duration 3hrs.

The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack, located in an historical house in the city's Old Town. 2nd overnight in Tallinn.

Day 3 Tallinn - Helsinki by Ferry
After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to Tallinn harbour, for departure on the ferry to Helsinki. On arrival in Helsinki, disembark and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Time at leisure - explore the busy market place or the many design shops. Perhaps visit the Senate Square, Uspenskij Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, the New Opera House, the Sibelius Park & Monument, the Church in the Rock and the harbourside fish stalls and cafes. 2 nights in Helsinki.

Day 4 Helsinki City SIghtseeing
Today after breakfast join a Helsinki regular audio city bus tour of 1.5 hours, departing from and returning to the centre of the city. In the afternoon, time at leisure. The many famous sights of the city include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument, Underground Temple, and much more. In the afternoon, time at leisure to further explore on your own. Or perhaps take an optional sightseeing trip by boat through the city's canals (1.5hrs), or one of the privately guided optional tours available - a visit to Suomenlinna Fortress Island by ferry with a 1 hr guided walk on the island, a city tour including a walking tour of the old town (3hrs), or a visit to Porvoo (4hrs). 2nd overnight in Helsinki.

Day  5 Helsinki - St Petersburg by Train
This morning after breakfast, transfer to the railway station and depart on the Allegro train (2nd class) for the 3-4 hour journey to St. Petersburg. Complete customs and immigration processing on the train while you relax in your seat. On arrival in St Petersburg, transfer to your hotel for check in. In the afternoon enjoy some of the great optional activities offered which include visits to the Hermitage Art Museum (4hrs), Peterhof Park and Grand Palace (5hrs) or Zarskoye Selo and Catherine's Palace including the Amber Room (5hrs). 2 nights in St Petersburg.

Day 6 St Petersburg City Sightseeing
After breakfast, enjoy a St. Petersburg city sightseeing tour with your private guide and car. In the afternoon there is time for another of the wonderful optional activities available to help you explore the treasures of this amazing Imperial city. 2nd night in St Petersburg.

Day 7 St Petersburg Departure
Transfer to the airport or railway station and end of arrangements.

Departures: daily all year (except 10 June 2018 – 19 July 2018 due to the FIFA World Cup)

Includes: 6 nights accommodation with daily buffet breakfast, privately guided Tallinn city walking tour 3hrs, regular audio city tour in Helsinki 1.5hrs, St. Petersburg sightseeing tour with private car and guide 3hrs, transfers to/fom airport, ferry terminals and railway station, standard class ferry Tallinn - Helsinki (deck seat), 2nd Class Allegro train Helsinki-St. Petersburg.

Excludes: optional excursions, transfers Day 4 to/from hotel to starting/finish point of Audio Tour, Russian Visa, upgrade to 1st Class train Helsinki to St Petersburg, upgrade to Business Class on ferry.

You can choose between Standard 3 star, Superior 4 star or Deluxe 5 star accommodation.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1564.00
Single AUD$ 2641.00

Includes: 6 nights accommodation with daily buffet breakfast, privately guided Tallinn city walking tour 3hrs, regular audio city tour in Helsinki 1.5hrs, St. Petersburg sightseeing tour with private car and guide 3hrs, transfers to/fom airport, ferry terminals and railway station, standard class ferry Tallinn-Helsinki (deck seat), 2nd Class Allegro train Helsinki-St. Petersburg.

Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

You can choose between  Standard 3 star, Superior 4 star or Deluxe 5 star accommodation. The price shown here is for 3 star Standard accommodation.

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1650.00
Single AUD$ 2810.00

Includes: 6 nights accommodation with daily buffet breakfast, privately guided Tallinn city walking tour 3hrs, regular audio city tour in Helsinki 1.5hrs, St. Petersburg sightseeing tour with private car and guide 3hrs, transfers to/fom airport, ferry terminals and railway station, standard class ferry Tallinn-Helsinki (deck seat), 2nd Class Allegro train Helsinki-St. Petersburg.

Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

*you can choose between  Standard 3 star, Superior 4 star or Deluxe 5 star accommodation. The price shown here is for 4 star Superior accommodation.

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