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New Year Baltic Capitals with Visa-Free St. Petersburg

7 days
6 nights

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PER PERSON :
based on double occupancy:

$ 2,200.00 (Inside Cabin and 3* hotel )
$ 2,400.00 (Outside Cabin and 4* hotel)
$ 2,800.00 (Commodore Cabin and 5* hotel)
$ 3,400.00 (Deluxe Cabin and 5* hotel)

Dates:

Dec 26, 2018 - Jan 01, 2019 

Cabin Description:

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 Deluxe cabin on ferry
5* centrally located hotel

DELUXE Category
Deluxe Cabin on Ferry
Superior Deluxe hotel

Included:

4 nights St. Peter Line ferry:
Stockholm - Helsinki
Helsinki - St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg - Tallinn
Tallinn - Riga
2 nights accommodations in St. Petersburg 
Beakfasts and dinners onboard
Breakfasts at the hotel
Russian Cuisine Dinner in at a local restaurant in St. Petersburg
Transportation by sedan car or minibus
English speaking guide
All admission and entrance fees
Tax and service charges



 

 

Optional Services:

City Tour in Helsinki: $150.00 per person (3H walking and bus)
City Tour in Tallinn: $95.00 per person (3H walking and bus)
City Tour in Riga: $95.00 per person (3H walking and bus)

Itinerary:

Once a year opportunity to visit capital cities on the Baltic Sea and stop in St. Petersburg for 3 days without Russian visa. Visit Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, St. Petersburg and Riga and celebrate New Year's Eve onboard Princess Anastasia

Day 1  : Departure from Stockholm

Overnight ferry to Helsinki

Embark St. Peter Line ferry in Stockholm at 17:30 (5:30pm). Dinner and overnight onboard. (D)

Day 2  : Helsinki, overnight ferry to St.Petersburg

11:30 Arrival in Helsinki 19:00 Departure from Helsinki

Breakfast onboard. Arrive in Helsinki at 11:30am. Spend all day on your own in Helsinki or meet your guide at the ferry terminal and continue on a sightseeing tour of Helsinki and Porvoo (optional). You need to be back at the sea terminal around 17:30 (5:30pm) for boarding. Departure to St. Petersburg at 19:00 (7:00pm). Dinner and overnight onboard (B, D)

Options: Options: 3H Sightseeing tour of Helsinki
Day 3  : 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

Options: In the evening we will be glad to offer optional ballet, symphony or opera performance.
Day 4  : All day in St. Petersburg

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we visit the famous Yusupov Palace is located on a quiet stretch of the Moika River. One of two surviving St. Petersburg residences of the wealthy Yusupov family, it has retained many of its original interiors and is most famous as the scene of the murder of the notorious Grigory Rasputin, a peasant who had gained control over the tsar's family due to his alleged supernatural powers. 

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. (B)

 

Day 5  : All day St. Petersburg, overnight cruise to Tallinn

19:00 - Departure from St. Petersburg

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

Day 6  : Tallinn, overnight ferry to Riga

9:00am Arrive in Tallinn 4:00pm Depart from Tallinn

Your next stop is Tallinn where you arrive at 109:00am. Optional walking tour of Old Tallinn.  Your guide will meet you at the terminal. Explore Tallinn on a guided walking tour of old town - an example of Gothic architecture in the Baltic and Nordic countries. The tour includes Toompea Castle fortifications, the Dome Church (13th century), the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky (19th century), Town Hall Square (15th century), St. Catherine's Passage, where artists of St. Catherine guild present their work, St.Olaf’s Church. Free afternoon. Return to the seaport on time to depart at 16:00 (4:00pm) to Stockholm. Overnight onboard (B, D)

Options: Options: 3H Walking tour of Old Tallinn $75 per person
Day 7  : Riga, possible overnight to Helsinki

10:30am Arrive in Riga

Arrive in Riga at 10:30am. (B)

Options: 3H city tour of Riga

Notes:

Group Size: max 12 people