Visa Free Cruise to St. Petersburg from Stockholm 7 days (finish Stockholm)

Cruise Stockholm - Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Tallinn - Stockholm
St Isaacs Cathedral St. Petersburg, Russia © Shutterstock

Cruise by ferry from Stockholm to magnificent St. Petersburg, on to medieval Tallinn and then back to Stockholm. Enjoy three days in St. Petersburg, without needing a Russian visa and four nights on board the ferry.

Itinerary

Day 1 Stockholm: Departure and overnight on ferry

Make your own way to the ferry terminal in Stockholm for the evening departure at around17:30hrs. Overnight in an A Class outside cabin, including a buffet dinner.

Day 2 Helsinki: Day at leisure

Arrival into Helsinki at around 11:30hrs; disembark and time at leisure. Perhaps visit Senate Square, Uspensky Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, the New Opera House, the Sibelius Park & Monument, the Church in the Rock and the harbourside fish stalls and markets. Then make your own way back to the ferry wharf for the departure at around 19:00hrs. Overnight in an A Class outside cabin, including a buffet dinner.

Day 3 Welcome to St. Petersburg: Panoramic City Tour

Breakfast on the ferry before arrival into St. Petersburg at approximately 09:00hrs. Disembark, meet your guide in the terminal and enjoy a panoramic city tour featuring the major highlights - the Admiralty, St. Nicolas and St. Isaac's Cathedrals, Palace Square, 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 two nights. Tonight, an optional folkloric performance is offered.

Day 4 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 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.

Day 5 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. (N.B. 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 which departs from St. Petersburg at around 18:00hrs. Overnight in an A Class outside cabin, including buffet dinner.

Day 6 St. Petersburg - Helsinki - Tallinn

Breakfast on the ferry then a short stop in Helsinki port before continuing on to Tallinn, arriving at around 12:30hrs. Disembark and spend some time exploring beautiful Tallinn. This rich, medieval town was forgotten for 50 years in Soviet times, as a consequence of which it is still extremely well preserved. Kilometres of winding cobblestone streets, red rooves, 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 early evening departure, bound for Stockholm, at around 18:30hrs. Overnight in an A Class outside cabin, including buffet dinner.

Day 7 Stockholm Arrival

Breakfast on the ferry before morning arrival into Stockholm at around 09:30hrs. After disembarkation, your tour arrangements conclude.


2020 departures: 
08, 22 April
20 May
03, 17 June
01, 15, 29 July
12, 26 August
09, 23 September
07, 21 October
04, 18 November
02, 16 December

Notes:

The programme may be adjusted due to variations in opening hours of 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.

Tour Overview

  • Summary

    Cruise Stockholm - Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Tallinn - Stockholm
  • Tour Category

    Cruises
  • Duration

    7 days

    Departures

    Mar - Dec

Tour Prices

    • Double pp from:

      $ AUD

      Single from:

      $ AUD
    • Prices shown are for Hotel Ambassador low season travel from 01 March - 18 April 2020 & 21 October - December 2020

      Prices may vary according to dates of travel

      INCLUDES: ferry Stockholm-Helsinki-St. Petersburg-Tallinn-Stockholm with exclusive use of A-class outside cabin; 4 breakfasts and 4 buffet dinners on board; Day 3 guided Panoramic city tour of St Petersburg 2-3hrs; Day 4 guided excursion to either Hermitage Museum 3hrs or Yusupov Palace 3hrs; Day 5 guided excursion to either Catherine's Palace in Pushkin 5hrs or Peterhof Summer Palace 5hrs; 2 nights at the Hotel Ambassador St. Petersburg (or similar) including breakfast; Day 5 departure transfer to the ferry wharf in St. Petersburg.

      EXCLUDES: optional evening excursion, ferry cabin upgrades, meals other than those specified, beverages, transfers in Helsinki, Tallinn or Stockholm.

    • Double pp from:

      $ AUD

      Single from:

      $ AUD
    • Prices shown are for Hotel Dostoevsky low season travel from March - April 2020 & October - December 2020

      Prices may vary according to dates of travel

      INCLUDES: ferry Stockholm-Helsinki-St. Petersburg-Tallinn-Stockholm with exclusive use of A-class outside cabin; 4 breakfasts and 4 buffet dinners on board; Day 3 guided Panoramic city tour of St Petersburg 2-3hrs; Day 4 guided excursion to either Hermitage Museum 3hrs or Yusupov Palace 3hrs; Day 5 guided excursion to either Catherine's Palace in Pushkin 5hrs or Peterhof Summer Palace 5hrs; 2 nights at the Hotel Dostoevsky St. Petersburg (or similar) including breakfast; Day 5 departure transfer to the ferry wharf in St. Petersburg.

      EXCLUDES: optional evening excursion, ferry cabin upgrades, meals other than those specified, beverages, transfers in Helsinki, Tallinn or Stockholm. 

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