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.
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.
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.
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).
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.