finland tour: Visa Free Cruise Helsinki - St Petersburg - Tallinn - Stockholm - Helsinki 7 days

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Cruise with 2 hotel nights in St Petersburg + visit to lovely Tallinn
7 days
Mar - Dec
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Cruise by ferry from Helsinki to magnificent St Petersburg, on to medieval Tallinn, historic Stockholm and then back to Helsinki. Enjoy 3 days in St Petersburg, without needing a Russian visa.

Your tour arrangements include 4 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, 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 4 nights onboard the ferry.

Day 1 Friday Helsinki Departure and Overnight On Ferry
Make your own way to the ferry terminal in Helsinki for evening departure to St. Petersburg at approximately  19:00hrs. 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 from May to August). At the end of your chosen excursion, you will be transferred to the ferry terminal to board the ferry, departing St. Petersburg at 18:00hrs. Overnight onboard in an A Class outside cabin, including buffet dinner, with sole use of the cabin.

Day 5 Tuesday St Petersburg - Tallinn  
Breakfast on the ferry before your arrival into Tallinn at around 09:00hrs. Disembark and spend time exploring beautiful Tallinn. This rich, medieval town was forgotten for 50 years in Soviet times. As a consequence, it is still extremely well preserved. Kilometres of winding cobblestone streets, red roofs, 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 around 18:30hrs. Overnight onboard in an A Class outside cabin, including buffet dinner.

Day 6 Wednesday Tallinn - Stockholm 
Arrive in Stockholm around 09:30, disembark and time at leisure. Stockholm, one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, is built on 14 islands, and connected by 57 bridges. With 750 years of history and rich cultural life, Stockholm offers a wide selection of world class museums and attractions, most of which are easily reached. In the afternoon make your own way back to the ferry wharf for the departure at around 17:30hrs. 

Day 7 Thursday Helsinki Arrival
Breakfast on the ferry and morning arrival into Helsinki at approximately 11:30hrs. 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; 4 breakfasts and 4 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 3 hrs; Day 4 guided excursion to either Catherine's Palace in Pushkin 5 hrs or Peterhof Summer Palace 5hrs; 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 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.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1958.00
Single AUD$ 2900.00

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; 4 breakfasts and 4 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 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$ 1862.00
Single AUD$ 2724.00

The prices shown here are for Hotel Dostoevsky low season travel from March - April 2018 & October - 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; 4 breakfasts and 4 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 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 Dostoevsky St Petersburg (or similar) including breakfast; Day 4 departure transfer to the ferry wharf in St Petersburg. 

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