finland tour: St Petersburg by Train

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Helsinki - St Petersburg - Helsinki with St Petersburg highlights
4 Days
Fridays all year
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Travel by train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg, then explore the main highlights of St. Petersburg with 3 nights in the city, before returning to Helsinki. Your tour arrangements include the return train, 3 nights accommodation with daily breakfast, guided excursions to the Hermitage Museum, Peterhof Palace and Yusupov Palace and transfers in St Petersburg.

One of the world's most beautiful cities, the former Imperial city of St. Petersburg has all the ingredients for an unforgettable travel experience: high art, lavish architecture, an extraordinary history and rich cultural traditions that have inspired and nurtured some of the modern world's greatest literature, music, and visual art. 

Day 1 Helsinki to St. Petersburg
Make your own way to the Helsinki Railway station. Departure from Helsinki to St. Petersburg on the fast, modern  Alllegro train. On arrival in St. Petersburg, meet your driver for the transfer to your hotel, with a panoramic city tour on the way, featuring major city highlights including the Admiralty, St Isaac's Cathedral, St Nicholas Cathedral, Palace Square and Smolny Convent.  The tour ends at your hotel where you stay for 3 nights.

Day 2 St. Petersburg: The Hermitage Museum
Breakfast at the hotel then enjoy a comprehensive guided tour of the beautiful Hermitage Museum, formerly the Tsar's winter residence, where you will see the treasures of the Old Masters and State Rooms of the Winter Palace.

Day 3 St. Petersburg: Palatial Splendours of Peterhof Palace
Breakfast at the hotel then enjoy an excursion to magnificent Peterhof Palace, a stunning palace ensemble on the Gulf of Finland. The Palace was built in the 18th century as the summer residence of the Russian Tsars. Enjoy the enormous park with and the palace before returning to the hotel (please note the fountains at Peterhof operate only from May to the end of August).  

Day 4 St. Petersburg: Yuspov Palace and Train to Helsinki
Breakfast at the hotel then visit the splendid and luxurious Yusupov Palace, where one of the most dramatic episodes of Russian history took place – the murder of Grigory Rasputin. Then transfer to the railway station for your departure from St. Petersburg by Allegro train bound for Helsinki. On arrival in Helsinki, your tour arrangements end.

Departures: every Friday all year

Includes: Return 2nd Class Allegro train Helsinki - St Petersburg; transfers station/ hotel in St Petersburg; 3 nights at the 4 star Ambassador Hotel or similar including breakfast and registration fee and VAT at hotel; panoramic city tour of St Petersburg; 4 hr guided excursion to the Hermitage Museum; 5 hr guided excursion to Peterhof Summer Palace and Park 3 hr guided excursion to the Yusupov Palace; entrance fees. For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.

Excludes: Russian Visa, transfers in Helsinki, upgrade to First Class train.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1671.00
Single AUD$ 2606.00

Includes: Return 2nd Class Allegro train Helsinki - St Petersburg; transfers station/ hotel in St Petersburg; 3 nights at the 4 star Ambassador Hotel or similar including breakfast and registration fee and VAT at hotel; panoramic city tour of St Petersburg; 4 hr guided excursion to the Hermitage Museum; 5 hr guided excursion to Peterhof Summer Palace and Park 3 hr guided excursion to the Yusupov Palace; entrance fees. For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.

The price will vary according to your dates of travel. 

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