St. Petersburg by Train

Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki with St. Petersburg highlights
St. Petersburg, Russia © Pixabay

Travel by train from Helsinki to 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.


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 and a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress. 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: 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: Yusupov 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 afternoon departure from St. Petersburg by Allegro train bound for Helsinki. On arrival in Helsinki, your tour arrangements end.

2020 departures:
15, 22 May
05, 26 June
17, 31 July
07, 14, 28 August
11, 25 September
09, 23 October

Tour Overview

  • Summary

    Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki with St. Petersburg highlights
  • Tour Category

  • Duration

    4 Days


    May - Oct

Tour Prices

    • Double pp from:

      $ AUD

      Single from:

      $ AUD
    • Prices shown are for 23 October 2020 departure

      Prices may vary according to dates of travel.

      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; 4hr guided excursion to the Hermitage Museum; 5hr guided excursion to Peterhof Summer Palace and Park 3hr 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; optional evening folklore show; optional evening circus.

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