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2020 Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki

5 days
4 nights

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Rates:

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PER PERSON :

May 15 - Sep 15*
Dec 22 - Dec 31
$ 1,425.00 (Bronze cat. - inside cabin & 3* hotel)
$ 1,625.00 (Silver cat. - outside cabin & 4* hotel)
$ 1,850.00 (Gold cat. - commodore cabin & 5* hotel)
$ 1,925.00 (Platinum cat. - deluxe cabin & 5* hotel)

Mar - May 15
Sep 15 - Dec 22
$ 1,350.00 (Bronze cat. - inside cabin & 3* hotel)
$ 1,550.00 (Silver cat. - outside cabin & 4* hotel)
$ 1,700.00 (Gold cat. - commodore cabin & 5* hotel)
$ 1,750.00 (Platinum cat. - deluxe cabin & 5* hotel)

SEASON SUPPLEMENTS:
certain dates in June and July - additional supplement per person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:
single supplement - $400 all year round

 

Dates:

Dec 05, 2019 - Dec 09, 2019 special winter program
Dec 11, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019 special winter program
Dec 19, 2019 - Dec 23, 2019 special winter program
Dec 25, 2019 - Dec 29, 2019 special winter program
Mar 26, 2020 - Mar 30, 2020 
Apr 01, 2020 - Apr 05, 2020 
Apr 09, 2020 - Apr 13, 2020 
Apr 15, 2020 - Apr 19, 2020 
Apr 23, 2020 - Apr 27, 2020 
May 13, 2020 - May 17, 2020 
May 21, 2020 - May 25, 2020 
May 27, 2020 - May 31, 2020 
Jun 04, 2020 - Jun 08, 2020 $500 supplement
Jun 10, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020 $300 supplement
Jun 18, 2020 - Jun 22, 2020 $300 supplement
Jun 24, 2020 - Jun 28, 2020 
Jul 02, 2020 - Jul 06, 2020 $400 supplement
Jul 08, 2020 - Jul 12, 2020 
Jul 16, 2020 - Jul 20, 2020 
Jul 22, 2020 - Jul 26, 2020 $400 supplement
Jul 30, 2020 - Aug 03, 2020 
Aug 05, 2020 - Aug 09, 2020 
Aug 13, 2020 - Aug 17, 2020 
Aug 19, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020 
Aug 27, 2020 - Aug 31, 2020 
Sep 02, 2020 - Sep 06, 2020 
Sep 10, 2020 - Sep 14, 2020 
Sep 16, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020 
Sep 24, 2020 - Sep 28, 2020 
Sep 30, 2020 - Oct 04, 2020 
Oct 08, 2020 - Oct 12, 2020 
Oct 14, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020 
Oct 22, 2020 - Oct 26, 2020 
Oct 28, 2020 - Nov 01, 2020 
Nov 05, 2020 - Nov 09, 2020 
Nov 11, 2020 - Nov 15, 2020 
Nov 19, 2020 - Nov 23, 2020 
Nov 25, 2020 - Nov 29, 2020 
Dec 03, 2020 - Dec 07, 2020 
Dec 09, 2020 - Dec 13, 2020 
Dec 17, 2020 - Dec 21, 2020 
Dec 23, 2020 - Dec 27, 2020 

Cabin Description:

Hotels:

BRONZE category:
B2 cabin on ferry
3* centrally located hotel

SILVER Category:
Outside A2 cabin on ferry
4* centrally located hotel

GOLD Category:
Commodore cabin on ferry
5* centrally located hotel

PLATINUM Category
Deluxe Cabin on Ferry
Superior Deluxe hotel

Gold and Platinum categories include priority disembarkation

Included:

2 nights St. Peter Line ferry:
Helsinki - St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg - Helsinki
2 night accommodations in St. Petersburg 
2 breakfasts and 2 dinners onboard
2 breakfsts at the hotel
Russian cuisine dinner at a local restaurant
Transportation by sedan car or minibus
English speaking guide
All admission and entrance fees
Tax and service charges
Gold and Platinum categories include minibar on the ship and one-time sauna addmission

INCLUDED SIGHTSEEING:
St. Petersburg City Tour
Visit to Spilled Blood Church
Visit to Peter-and-Paul Fortress
Visit to Faberge Museum
Pushkin with Catherine Palace and Amber Room
Peterhof Lower Park with Fountains
The State Hermitage Museum

Highlights & Experience:

St. Petersburg City Tour
Visit to Spilled Blood Church
Visit to Peter-and-Paul Fortress
Visit to Faberge Museum
Pushkin with Catherine Palace and Amber Room
Peterhof Lower Park with Fountains
The State Hermitage Museum

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Board the ferry in Helsinki

18:00 Departure from Helsinki on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

19:00 Departure from Helsinki on Thursday and Wednesday

You need to be at the sea terminal around 17:00 (5:00pm) for check-in and boarding. Departure is at 19:00 (7:00pm). Dinner and overnight onboard (B, D)

Day 2  : All day in St. Petersburg, overnight at the hotel

9:00 Arrival in St. Petersburg

Breakfast onboard. Arrival in St. Petersburg at 9:00 am. Disembark and go through passport control procedure. Your guide will meet you outside the customs.

Your visa-free St. Petersburg tour starts with a city sighgtseeing including the center with Nevsky Prospect, Admiralty Building, Kazan Cathedral, Strelka with Rosstral Columns, Canal Griboyedova, Fontanka, the Palace Square with Winter Palace, Summer Gardens, St. Isaac Cathedral, Spilled Blood Church and other remarkable landmarks. The tour includes visits to Spilled Blood Church, Peter-and-Paul Fortress and Faberge Museum.

Peter-and-Paul Fortress was built in 1704 to defend the city from naval attacks, however it never served its primary purpose. Instead, its historical mission turned out to be rather gruesome: thousands of workers died while building the fortress, many political prisoners, including Peter's own son Alexi were kept and tortured in its cells. The tombs of the Romanov family are also in its Cathedral.

The stunning Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood was built on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in March 1881. The construction of the church was almost entirely funded by the Imperial family and thousands of private donors. Both the interior and exterior of the church are decorated with incredibly detailed mosaics, designed and created by the most prominent Russian artists of the day 

Famous Faberge Museum at the Shuvalov Palace with the biggest collection of Faberge works including famous Easter eggs.

After a delicious Russian cuisine meal at the local restaurant, you will get to the hotel around 17:00 (5:00 pm). Time to rest or explore on your own. Overnight in St. Petersburg. (B, D)

* total tour time is 7 hours. Start and end times might vary depending on how fast you go through passport control procedure

Day 3  : All day in St. Petersburg

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we drive to Peterhof, through the suburbs and summer houses (dachas) of the local people. In Peterhof, we will visit the Upper and Lower Park with fountains, dominated by a spectacular Grand Cascade. The Grand Cascade with its gilded statues is the centerpiece of the park. Stroll around and learn about the unique pumpless fountain system, enjoy "trick fountains" invented by Peter the Great to entertain his guests, walk along the Gulf of Finland' with its beautiful sea views and St. Petersburg panorama.

Another visit today is to the Hermitage Museum. We will spend several hours in the main building where you will see old European masters including Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Michelangelo, Rubens, Titian, and Rembrandt, etc.**

* Petergof fountains are closed approx. from the end of September to mid-May. We will visit Yusupov Palace with Gregory Raspitin cellars instead. 

Options: evening performance: folk show or ballet for extra fee
Day 4  : All day St. Petersburg, overnight cruise to Helsinki

18:00 Departure to Helsinki on Sunday

19:00 Departure to Helsinki on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

In the morning we drive to Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo) to visit the famous Catherine Palace with its legendary Amber Room. Designed by the Italian architect Rastrelli, it is one of the top St. Petersburg landmarks. The town itself is a charming suburb named after the greatest Russian poet, Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin. 

Our visa-free cruise to St. Petersburg comes to an end. Some free time before heading back to the ferry terminal. Check-in and boarding atarts at 17:00 (5:00pm). Departure is at 19:00 (7:00 pm). Dinner and overnight onboard (B, D)

Day 5  : Morning arrival in Helsinki

08:30 Arrival in Helsinki on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

07:00 Arrival in Helsinki on Monday

11:30 Arrival in Helsinki on Wednesday and Thursday

After early breakfast onboard arrive in Helsinki and disembark (B).    

* on Monday arrivals to Helsinki the passengers can continue to Tallinn for an extra fee.