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2021 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

UPGRADE TO A 2-ROOM SUITE
$250 per person (subject to availability)

Dates:

May 27, 2021 - May 27, 2021 
Jul 01, 2021 - Jul 05, 2021 05-07-2021
Jul 07, 2021 - Jul 07, 2021 
Jul 15, 2021 - Jul 19, 2021 
Jul 21, 2021 - Jul 25, 2021 
Jul 29, 2021 - Aug 02, 2021 
Aug 04, 2021 - Aug 08, 2021 
Aug 12, 2021 - Aug 16, 2021 
Aug 18, 2021 - Aug 22, 2021 
Aug 26, 2021 - Aug 30, 2021 
Sep 01, 2021 - Sep 05, 2021 
Sep 09, 2021 - Sep 13, 2021 
Sep 15, 2021 - Sep 19, 2021 
Sep 23, 2021 - Sep 27, 2021 

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 sightseeing 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).