finland tour: Visa Free Cruise Helsinki - St Petersburg - Tallinn - Stockholm 6 days

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Cruise with 2 nights in St Petersburg hotel plus a visit to historic Tallinn
6 days
Mar - Dec
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"We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise to St Petersburg, Tallinn and Stockholm. The weather was perfect and the sights of St Petersburg particularly were fantastic. We also very much appreciated the expertise of our guide, Olga S., and were pleased to find on meeting her that she was with us for all three days and that we two were the only people in the group! She deftly got us through the crowds at the Hermitage, her knowledge was terrific and her drivers negotiated the traffic superbly in the city and out to Peterhof." -Susanne R. Australia, 2018

Cruise by ferry from Helsinki to magnificent St Petersburg, then on to historic Tallinn and finally, Stockholm. Enjoy 3 days in St Petersburg, without needing a Russian visa.

Your tour arrangements include 3 nights onboard the ferry in an A-class outside cabin with breakfasts and buffet dinners on board, 2 nights in an hotel in St Petersburg with daily breakfast, a panoramic city tour of St Petersburg, a guided excursion to the Hermitage Art Museum or Yusupov Palace, a 2nd guided excursion to either Catherine's Palace in Pushkin or Peterhof Summer Palace, plus a departure transfer to the ferry wharf in St Petersburg. So there are no hidden extras!

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

Day 1 Friday Helsinki Departure and Overnight On Ferry
Make your own way to the ferry terminal in Helsinki for the evening departure to St. Petersburg at approximately 18:00hrs. Overnight in an A Class outside cabin, including a buffet dinner.

Day 2 Saturday Welcome to St. Petersburg: Panoramic City Tour 
Breakfast on the ferry then morning arrival in St. Petersburg at approx 09:00hrs. Disembark, meet your guide in the terminal and enjoy a panoramic city tour featuring the city's major highlights - the Admiralty, St. Nicolas Cathedral, Palace Square, St Isaac's Cathedral, Smolny Convent and a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress. At the conclusion of the city tour you will be dropped off at your hotel, where you will stay for 2 nights. Tonight, an  optional ballet, opera, circus or folkloric performance is offered.

Day 3 Sunday Choice of Excursions - Hermitage Art Museum or Yusupov Palace
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a guided excursion to either the famous, art-filled Hermitage Museum,  housed in the former Tsar's Winter Palace and with vast collections displayed in the magnificent State Rooms,  OR Yusupov Palace, a private palace situated on the banks of the Moika River and once owned by one of the city's wealthiest imperial families; small, yet lavishly decorated, it saw one of the most dramatic episodes in Russian history... the murder of Grigory Rasputin. 2nd overnight at your hotel in St Petersburg. This evening an optional ballet, opera, circus or folkloric performance is again offered.

Day 4 Monday Choice of Excursions - Catherine's Palace or Peterhof Palace: St Petersburg Departure
Breakfast at the hotel is followed by your further choice of a guided excursion to either Catherine's Palace in Pushkin, a spectacular former Imperial summer residence with the extraordinary Amber Room, OR Peterhof Summer Palace,  a magnificent ensemble on the Gulf of Finland, built for the Russian Tsars in the 18th Century, with enormous parks and beautiful, gold fountains. (Please note the fountains only operate, May to August).  At the end of your chosen excursion, you will be transferred to the ferry terminal to board the ferry which  departs  from St. Petersburg at 19:00hrs. Overnight onboard in an A Class outside cabin, including buffet dinner.

Day 5 Tuesday St Petersburg - Tallinn  
Breakfast on the ferry before your arrival into Tallinn at around 09:00hrs. Disembark and spend some time exploring beautiful this small, charming place- a rich, medieval town that was forgotten for 50 years in Soviet times, as a consequence of which it is still extremely well preserved. Kilometres of winding cobblestone streets, red rooves, watchtowers in the walls that surround the Old Town, and a magical, storybook setting of medieval houses make Tallinn, one of the oldest cities of Northern Europe, one of the most charming. Then make your own way back to the ferry wharf for the early evening departure at around18:30hrs. Overnight onboard in an A Class outside cabin, including buffet dinner.

Day 6 Wednesday Tallinn - Stockholm
Breakfast on the ferry and morning arrival into Stockholm at around 09:30hrs. After disembarkation, your tour arrangements conclude.

2018 departures: 30 Mar;   13, 27 Apr;   11, 25 May;  08 Jun;   20 Jul;    03, 17, 31 Aug;   14, 28 Sep;
                              12, 26 Oct;   09, 23 Nov;   07, 21 Dec.

Includes: ferry Helsinki - St Petersburg - Tallinn - Stockholm with exclusive use of  A-class outside cabin; 3 breakfasts and 3 buffet dinners on board; Day 2 guided Panoramic city tour of St Petersburg 2-3hrs; Day 3 guided excursion to either Hermitage Museum 3hrs or Yusupov Palace 3 hrs; Day 4 guided excursion to either Catherine's Palace in Pushkin 5 hrs or Peterhof Summer Palace 5 hrs; 2 nights at the Hotel Ambassador St Petersburg (or similar) including breakfast; Day 4 departure transfer to the ferry wharf in St Petersburg. 

Excludes: Optional evening excursions, ferry cabin upgrades, meals other than those specified, beverages, transfers in Helsinki, Stockholm or Tallinn. 

The programme may be adjusted due to varations in the opening hours of the palaces and museums in St Petersburg and minor changes to the ferry timetable. Ferry passengers of all nationalities can enjoy St. Petersburg for 72 hours without a Russian visa.

                            Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1918.00
Single AUD$ 2850.00

The prices shown here are for Hotel Ambassador low season travel from 01 March 2018 - 15 April 2018 & November - December 2018. Please ask us for prices for shoulder and high season travel.

Includes: ferry Helsinki - St Petersburg - Tallinn - Stockholm with exclusive use of  A-class outside cabin; 3 breakfasts and 3 buffet dinners on board; Day 2 guided Panoramic city tour of St Petersburg 2-3hrs; Day 3 guided excursion to either Hermitage Museum 3hrs or Yusupov Palace 3 hrs; Day 4 guided excursion to either Catherine's Palace in Pushkin 5 hrs or Peterhof Summer Palace 5 hrs; 2 nights at the Hotel Ambassador St Petersburg (or similar) including breakfast; Day 4 departure transfer to the ferry wharf in St Petersburg. 

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1818.00
Single AUD$ 2667.00

The prices shown here are for Hotel Dostoevsky low season travel from 01 March 2018 - 15 April 2018 & November - December 2018. Please ask us for prices for shoulder and high season travel.

Includes: ferry Helsinki - St Petersburg - Tallinn - Stockholm with exclusive use of  A-class outside cabin; 3 breakfasts and 3 buffet dinners on board; Day 2 guided Panoramic city tour of St Petersburg 2-3hrs; Day 3 guided excursion to either Hermitage Museum 3 hrs or Yusupov Palace 3hrs; Day 4 guided excursion to either Catherine's Palace in Pushkin  5 hrs or Peterhof Summer Palace 5 hrs; 2 nights at the Hotel Dostoevsky St Petersburg (or similar) including breakfast; Day 4 departure transfer to the ferry wharf in St Petersburg. 

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