Visa Free Cruise to St Petersburg from Helsinki 5 days (finish in Helsinki)

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Cruise Helsinki - St Petersburg - Helsinki
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Mar - Dec
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"We had a fabulous time. Highly recommend this cruise to all our friends. Our tour guide was just wonderful. We could not have asked for more. Perfect for us. Loved the hotel too!" - Karen G. Minneapolis, USA, 2018

Cruise by ferry from Helsinki to magnificent St Petersburg and back, taking you to the city's main sights, without needing a Russian visa. Your tour arrangements include 2 nights onboard the ferry in an A-class outside cabin including breakfasts and buffet dinners, 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 2 nights onboard the ferry.

Day 1 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, with sole use of the cabin.

Day 2 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. This evening, an optional ballet, opera, circus or folkloric performance is offered.

Day 3: 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 with vast collections displayed in the magnificent State Rooms, OR  Yusupov Palace. This private palace is situated on the banks of the Moika River and was 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  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 in an A Class outside cabin, including buffet dinner, with sole use of the cabin. 

Day 5 Helsinki Arrival 
Breakfast on the ferry before your arrival into Helsinki at 07:00 or 08:00hrs (depending on date of arrival). After disembarkation in Helsinki, your tour arrangements conclude.

2018 departures: 18, 24 Oct;    01, 07, 15, 21, 29 Nov;   05, 13, 19 Dec

2019 departures: 28 Mar;  03, 11, 17 Apr;  02, 15, 23, 29 May;  06, 12, 20, 26 Jun;  04, 10, 18, 24 Jul;  01, 07, 15, 21, 29 Aug;  04, 12, 18, 26 Sep;  02, 10, 16, 24, 30 Oct;   07, 13, 21, 27 Nov;  05, 11, 19, 25 Dec

Includes: return ferry Helsinki-St Petersburg-Helsinki with exclusive use of  A-class outside cabin; 2 breakfasts and 2 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 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 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. 

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.

Accommodation in Helsinki can be added to the cruise - please enquire.

Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1771.00
Single AUD$ 2554.00

The prices shown here are for Hotel Ambassador low season travel from 01 March 2019 - 15 April 2019 & 14 October - December 2019. Please ask us for prices for shoulder and high season travel.

Includes: return ferry Helsinki - St Petersburg - Helsinki with exclusive use of  A-class outside cabin; 2 breakfasts and 2 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 5 departure transfer to the ferry wharf in St Petersburg. 

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1737.00
Single AUD$ 2521.00

The prices shown here are for Hotel Dostoevsky low season travel from March - April 2019 & October - December 2019. Please ask us for prices for shoulder and high season travel.

Includes: return ferry Helsinki - St Petersburg - Helsinki with exclusive use of  A-class outside cabin; 2 breakfasts and 2 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 5 departure transfer to the ferry wharf in St Petersburg. 

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