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2021 Stockholm - Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki Visa Free Cruise

6 days
5 nights

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PER PERSON :

May 15 - Sep 30*
$ 1,525.00 (Bronze cat. - inside cabin & 3* hotel)
$ 1,725.00 (Silver cat. - outside cabin & 4* hotel)
$ 1,950.00 (Gold cat. - commodore cabin & 5* hotel)
$ 2,050.00 (Platinum cat. - deluxe cabin & 5* hotel)

Mar 25 - May 15
Oct 1 - Dec 22
$ 1,450.00 (Bronze cat. - inside cabin & 3* hotel)
$ 1,650.00 (Silver cat. - outside cabin & 4* hotel)
$ 1,775.00 (Gold cat. - commodore cabin & 5* hotel)
$ 1,855.00 (Platinum cat. - deluxe cabin & 5* hotel)

$ 400.00 (single supplement )

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 26, 2021 - May 31, 2021 
Jun 30, 2021 - Jul 05, 2021 $400 supplement
Jul 06, 2021 - Jul 11, 2021 
Jul 14, 2021 - Jul 19, 2021 
Jul 20, 2021 - Jul 25, 2021 
Jul 28, 2021 - Aug 02, 2021 
Aug 03, 2021 - Aug 08, 2021 
Aug 11, 2021 - Aug 16, 2021 
Aug 17, 2021 - Aug 22, 2021 
Aug 25, 2021 - Aug 30, 2021 
Aug 31, 2021 - Sep 05, 2021 
Sep 08, 2021 - Sep 13, 2021 
Sep 14, 2021 - Sep 19, 2021 
Sep 22, 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:

3 nights St. Peter Line ferry:
Stockholm - Helsinki
Helsinki - St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg - Helsinki
2 night accommodations in St. Petersburg 
3 breakfasts and 3 dinners onboard
2 breakfasts 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 and one-time sauna admission on the ship

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
Petergof 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

Optional Services:

City Tour in Stockholm: $350 per person (4H old town walking with Vasa Museum and Royal Palace)
City Tour of Helsinki: $155 per  person (3H total: 1H walking and 2H by car)
Hermitage Impressionists Pavilion - USD 65

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Board M/S Anastasia in Stockholm

17:30 - ferry departs from Stockholm

Embark St. Peterline M/S Anastasia ferry in Stockholm at 17:30 (5:30pm). Dinner and overnight onboard. (D)

Day 2  : Spend all day 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

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: Helsinki and Porvoo sightseeing
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 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 4  : All day tour 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 ballet or folk show for extra fee
Day 5  : 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 6  : 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, disembark (B).