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St. Petersburg Winter Holidays

5 days
4 nights

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PER PERSON:
$ 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)
$ 1,900.00 (Platinum cat. - deluxe cabin & 5* hotel)

Dates:

Nov 01, 2019 - Dec 28, 2019 

Hotels:

BRONZE package                    
B2 cabin 
3* centrally located hotel

 

SILVER package                
Outside A2 cabin 
4* centrally located hotel

 

GOLD package
Commodore cabin
5* centrally located hotel
PLATINUM package
Deluxe Cabin 
5* centrally located hotel

 

 

 

 

 

Gold and Platinum categories include priority disembarkation, 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
Russian folklore show at the Nikolayevsky Palace
Tax and service charges

INCLUDED SIGHTSEEING:
St. Petersburg City Tour
Visit to Spilled Blood Church
Visit to St. ISaac Cathedral
Pushkin with Catherine Palace and Amber Room
The State Hermitage Museum

Itinerary:

The opportunity to visit St. Petersburg visa-free and participate in winter festive activities make is a perfect winter holiday filled with exploring art, architecture and Russian traditions in one of the world's most renowned cultural capitals. Winter is a perfect time to enjoy Venice of the North without crowds.

 

Day 1  : BOARD 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  : ST. PETERSBURG

City Tour - Spilled Blood Church - Lunch - Museum of Russian Vodka

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, and other remarkable landmarks. The tour includes a visit to Spilled Blood Church.

After a delicious Russian cuisine lunch at the local restaurant, we will continue to the Museum of Russian vodka that explores the creation, packaging, ritual, and culture of the country’s favorite drink and includes vodka tasting. 

A Russian folk show is a perfect end to your exciting day in St Petersburg. Relax and enjoy the colorful performance offered by various dance, music and choir groups of Saint Petersburg. 

Overnight in St. Petersburg hotel. (B, L)

Day 3  : ST. PETERSBURG

Hermitage - St. Isaac Cathedral

We begin our day with the morning tour of the State Hermitage Art Museum, one of Russia’s main treasures. Occupying six stunning buildings along the River Neva, the Hermitage is the second largest art museum in the world (Louve in Paris is the first) founded in 1764 . The museum has a wide range of art on display (over three million pieces!) - from prehistoric collections to modern art.

St. Isaac’s Cathedral is one of the world’s largest Cathedrals and can accommodate an audience of about 10,000 people. It was designed by then unknown architect Auguste de Montferrand and opened in 1858. The Cathedral is beautifully decorated inside with marble of 13 colors, malachite, lapis-lazuli, paintings, mosaics and stained glass made by the most famous Russian artists.

In the evening we will attend a ballet performance in one of the famous St. Petersburg art venues (optional)

Overnight in St. Petersburg hotel (B)

Options: ballet performance in the evening
Day 4  : ST. PETERSBURG

Catherine Palace - Amber Room - Russian Troika Ride

After breakfast we will visit Pushkin (formerly known as Tsarskoye Selo) with the famous Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations

if time and weather permits we will experience real Russian winter adventure in a troika ride. 

We then continue to the ferry terminal where you board Princess Anastasia on your way back from St. Petersburg

Dinner and overnight onboard (B, D)

Day 5  : MORNING ARRIVAL IN HELSINKI OR TALLINN

After breakfast disembark in Helsinki or Tallinn (B)