Visa Free Cruise to St. Petersburg from Stockholm 6 Days (finish Helsinki)

Cruise Stockholm - Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki
Catherine's Palace St. Petersburg, Russia © Pixabay

Cruise by ferry from Helsinki to magnificent St. Petersburg, on to medieval Tallinn, historic Stockholm and then back to Helsinki. Enjoy three days in St. Petersburg, without needing a Russian visa and three 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 approximately 17:30hrs. Overnight in an A Class outside cabin, including a buffet dinner, with sole use of the cabin.

Day 2 Helsinki: Day at Leisure

Arrival into Helsinki at around 11:30hrs; disembark and time at leisure. Perhaps visit Senate Square, Uspenskij Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, the New Opera House, Sibelius Park & Monument, 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 approximately 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 then arrival into St. Petersburg at approximately 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 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 the 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. (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 approximately 19:00hrs. Overnight in an A Class outside cabin, including buffet dinner, with sole use of the cabin.

Day 6 Helsinki Arrival

Breakfast on the ferry before your early arrival into Helsinki at approximately 08:00hrs. After disembarkation in Helsinki, your tour arrangements conclude.


2020 departures: 
12, 20, 26 May
03, 09, 17, 23 June
01, 07, 15, 21, 29 July
04, 12, 18, 26 August
01, 09, 15, 23, 29 September
07, 13, 21, 27 October
04, 10, 18, 24 November
02, 08, 16, 22 December

Notes:

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.

Tour Overview

  • Summary

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

    Cruises
  • Duration

    6 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 & 10 October - December 2020

      Prices may vary according to dates of travel

      INCLUDES: ferry Stockholm-Helsinki-St. Petersburg-Helsinki with exclusive use of A-class outside cabin; 3 breakfasts and 3 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 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-Helsinki with exclusive use of A-class outside cabin; 3 breakfasts and 3 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 or Stockholm.

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