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2018 Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki

5 days
4 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

USD
EUR

PER PERSON :

Mar - May 15, 2018
Sep 15 - Dec 22, 2018
$ 1,250.00 (Bronze Cat.)
$ 1,450.00 (Silver Cat. )
$ 1,600.00 (Gold Cat. )
$ 1,650.00 (Platinum Cat. )

May 15 - Jun 10, 2018
Jul 20 - Sep 15, 2018
$ 1,325.00 (Bronze Cat.)
$ 1,525.00 (Silver Cat. )
$ 1,750.00 (Gold Cat. )
$ 1,825.00 (Platinum Cat. )

Jun 10 - Jul 20, 2018
Christams and New Year's
special rates apply

2018 rates are valid for 2019 departures if booked before Dec. 25, 2018

Dates:

Aug 08, 2018 - Aug 14, 2018 
Aug 22, 2018 - Aug 28, 2018 
Sep 05, 2018 - Sep 11, 2018 
Sep 19, 2018 - Sep 25, 2018 
Oct 03, 2018 - Oct 09, 2018 
Oct 17, 2018 - Oct 23, 2018 
Oct 31, 2018 - Nov 06, 2018 
Nov 14, 2018 - Nov 20, 2018 
Nov 28, 2018 - Dec 04, 2018 
Dec 12, 2018 - Dec 18, 2018 
-  2019
Mar 28, 2019 - Apr 01, 2019 
Apr 03, 2019 - Apr 07, 2019 
Apr 11, 2019 - Apr 15, 2019 
Apr 17, 2019 - Apr 21, 2019 
May 02, 2019 - May 06, 2019 
May 15, 2019 - May 19, 2019 
May 23, 2019 - May 27, 2019 
May 29, 2019 - Jun 02, 2019 
Jun 06, 2019 - Jun 10, 2019 
Jun 12, 2019 - Jun 16, 2019 
Jun 20, 2019 - Jun 24, 2019 
Jun 26, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019 
Jul 04, 2019 - Jul 08, 2019 
Jul 10, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019 
Jul 18, 2019 - Jul 22, 2019 
Jul 24, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019 
Aug 01, 2019 - Aug 05, 2019 
Aug 07, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019 
Aug 15, 2019 - Aug 19, 2019 
Aug 21, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 
Aug 29, 2019 - Sep 02, 2019 
Sep 04, 2019 - Sep 08, 2019 
Sep 12, 2019 - Sep 16, 2019 
Sep 18, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 
Sep 26, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019 
Oct 02, 2019 - Oct 06, 2019 
Oct 10, 2019 - Oct 14, 2019 
Oct 16, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019 
Oct 24, 2019 - Oct 28, 2019 
Oct 30, 2019 - Nov 03, 2019 
Nov 07, 2019 - Nov 11, 2019 
Nov 13, 2019 - Nov 17, 2019 
Nov 21, 2019 - Nov 25, 2019 
Nov 27, 2019 - Dec 01, 2019 
Dec 05, 2019 - Dec 09, 2019 
Dec 11, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019 
Dec 19, 2019 - Dec 23, 2019 
Dec 25, 2019 - Dec 29, 2019 

Hotels:

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

SILVER Category:
Outside A2P 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 minibar and one-time sauna addmission on the ship

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

19:00 - Departure from Helsinki

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
Day 4  : All day St. Petersburg, overnight cruise to Helsinki

19:00 - Departure from St. Petersburg on Saturday

18:00 - Departure from St. Petersburg on Sunday

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

8:00 Arrival in Helsinki on Sunday

7:00 Arrival in Helsinki on Monday

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.

Notes:

Group Size: max 15 people

Operates alternating weeks:
Wednesday - Sunday
Tuesday  - Monday

* please note different departure from St. Petersburg and arrival in Helsinki times on alternating weeks

* on Thu-Mon voyages, after arrival to Helsinki, the passengers can continue to Tallinn for an extra fee.