Helsinki St Petersburg Tour
6 nights plus 1 night cruise
or 9nights plus
from Euro 2325
7nights tour - Stockholm - St Petersburg
or 10 nights tour - Stockholm - St Petersburg - Moscow - Jul 30 2013
Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Transfer to hotel in connection with your
arrival. Your tour escort will meet you at 19.50 hrs in the hotel lobby.
Dinner and accommodation at the
Clarion Hotel Sign, first class centrally located hotel.
The day starts with a
4 hours guided tour of the city. Famous sights include
Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, Cathedral, Royal Theatre, etc. You
also visit the enchanting Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobbled
and numerous antique shops. Highlight of the tour is a visit to City
with its famous Blue and Golden Halls, where the Nobel Prize banquet is
each year. Afternoon free in Stockholm, with possibility to visit the
Wasa Museum or take one of the popular canal tours.
Accommodation at the Clarion
note that dinner today is
included in the program, as our experience shows that whilst in Stockholm
prefer to eat out at a restaurant of their own choice. Your tour escort
gladly advise and make table reservations for you.
3: STOCKHOLM - HELSINKI
free in Stockholm. Afternoon transfer from hotel to pier, for
on a luxurious cruise ferry of the Silja Line. 17.00 hrs:
of cruise from Stockholm, sailing slowly down the picturesque
archipelago past numerous small islands. Dinner on board.
of entertainment, bars, shops and casino. Accommodation
is in 2-
berth outside cabins (seaside) with shower/WC.
We recommend you to
an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to
from your cabin.
your buffet breakfast
you sail into Helsinki. After disembarkation 3
guided tour of Helsinki. Famous sights include the Senate Square,
Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park &
Monument, Underground Temple, and much more. During the afternoon you
explore the busy market place or the many souvenir shops close to the
Finnish crystal and leather goods are an excellent buy. Dinner
accommodation at the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel,
hotel centrally located.
5: HELSINKI - ST. PETERSBURG
breakfast followed by transfer by coach from hotel to railway station.
Departure from Helsinki at 10am on Finnish train ’Allegro’ for St.
Lunch box on train. 14.36 hrs: Arrival in St. Petersburg. Coach
from railway station to hotel combined with 1 hour guided boat cruise along the
Neva River and visit at St. Isaac's Cathedral. Welcome dinner incl shot of vodka
and 1 glass wine. Accommodation at Ambassador Hotel, a four star centrally
located hotel near the famous Mariinsky Theatre.
6: ST. PETERSBURG
After breakfast transfer to Neva River harbour for
cruise by hudrofoil to Pterhof, including Grand palace and lower parks with
fountains. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, tour of the world famous
Hermitage Art Museum and the State Rooms of the Winter Palace. Return to hotel,
dinner and overnight.
7: ST. PETERSBURG
breakfast at hotel. 3 hours panoramic tour of the city by
with local English-speaking guide. St. Petersburg is a city of
architectural beauty, famous for its magnificent palaces,
cathedrals, fountains and bridges. 12.30 hrs:
Lunch at local Restaurant.
After lunch transfer to town of Pushkin followed by a visit to Catherine's
Palace including the famous Amber room. Return to St Pteresburg. This
evening you will be taken to see a colourful Russian folklore show at the
Nikolaevsky Palace, with snacks during the intermission. Dinner at Dostoevsky
Restaurant. Accommodation at Ambassador hotel .
8: ST. PETERSBURG DEPARTURE
tour of the three most beautiful cities of the Baltic ends after breakfast,
transfers to St. Petersburg Airport in connection with your flight home.
nights Stockholm - St. Petersburg
6 nights accommodation including daily 3-course or buffet dinner
(except on second night in Stockholm) and buffet
breakfast, in centrally located first class hotels, all rooms with private
* 2 lunches on days 6 & 7, plus lunch box on train on day 5.
* 4 hours guided tour of Stockholm, 3 hours Helsinki, all entrances
* Overnight cruise Stockholm - Helsinki, incl. accommodation in 2-berth
cabins (seaside) with shower/WC, dinner and buffet breakfast
* Complete program in St. Petersburg, including 3 hours city tour, visit
Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Hermitage Museum
Winter Palace, excursion to Peterhof, all entrances included,
St. Petersburg - Peterhof , 1 hour’s guided canal tour, plus
show at Nikolaevsky Palace incl. snacks during intermission
dinner at Backstage Restaurant.
* Train Helsinki – St. Petersburg, incl. transfers between hotels and
* Luggage assistance at all hotels.
* English speaking tour escort throughout.
* Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats etc.
* Transfers airport/hotel on first and last days. Transfers to/from a
different airport than the one mentioned in the tour program may
incur a supplement.
per person in Euros for the 7nights tour ($ rate varies depending the exchange):
2325 per person based on double occupancy
Euro 580 Single supplement
10nights Stockholm - Ste Petersburg
- Moscow tour - Jul 30 departure
Same itinerary as above from Day 1
til Day 8
Day 9: MOSCOW
8: ST. PETERSBURG - MOSCOW
Buffet breakfast at hotel and checkout from
the hotel. Time for leisure. At 11:30 transfer to St.
Petersburg railway station for departure at 13.00 with SAPSAN train to
Moscow. Lunch on board. 17:45: Arrival in Moscow followed by coach
your hotel in the Russian capital. Moscow was founded in the 12th
century, built as a wooden fortress on the banks of
the Moscow River to keep out barbarian invaders from
the east. Today it is a modern city with wide boulevards and green parks, yet
proudly preserving its historic monuments and impressive buildings from previous
eras. Dinner and accommodation at Hilton Leningradskaya Hotel, centrally
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Morning tour of the Kremlin and
Armoury Museum, with local English-speaking guide. This tour lasting approx.
3 hours has to be done on foot as no coaches are allowed inside the area.
The Kremlin, which was the home, not only
of the Tsars, but also of Lenin
and Stalin, is surrounded by 7 metres thick walls and covers an area of 29
acres. You will pass by the Lenin Mausoleum and the grave of the unknown
soldier, where brides still leave their wedding bouquets, to visit one of
the impressive Russian Orthodox Cathedrals. This will be followed by a
guided tour of the Armoury Museum, containing the largest
the world of crown jewels and coronation robes, including the wedding dress
of Catherine the Great and the famous189 carat Olov diamond. You will also
see the golden horse-drawn carriages of all the Tsars and many other
treasures. 13.00 hrs: Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch walk through
the Red Square to rejoin your coach for a panoramic city tour, including a
visit to Saviour Cathedral. On this tour you will see the amazing golden,
blue and green towers of the Orthodox churches, the Bolshoy Theatre, Gorkij
Park (Moscow’s largest entertainments park), the State University of Moscow,
and numerous other famous sights. Return by coach to hotel. Dinner and
accommodation at Hilton Leningradskaya Hotel.
Day 10: MOSCOW
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Morning tour of the WWII Memorial on Poklonnaya
Hill followed by a visit to Novodevichy Convent, a 16th century cluster of
sparkling domes, one of the city most beautiful groups of buildings and full
of history and treasures. The
adjacent Novodevichy Cementery is Moscow
most prestigious resting place after Kremlin (entrance). Lunch at local
restaurant. After lunch guided tour of the famous Moscow Metro, ending with
a walk along the fascinating pedestrian street Arbat, known as the
’Montmartre of Moscow’. Rest of afternoon free for shopping in the GUM
department store or exploring Moscow on your own. We can recommend a visit
to the Pushkin Museum, famous for its collection of monuments from Ancient
Egypt, or the popular Tretiakov Art Gallery. Dinner and accommodation at
Hilton Leningradskaya Hotel.
Day 11: MOSCOW DEPARTURE
breakfast at hotel followed by transfer to Moscow Airport for your flight
per person in Euros for the 10nights tour ($ rate varies depending the exchange):
3888 per person based on double occupancy
10 nights Stockholm – Moscow Includes:
Euro 938 Single supplement
All above mentioned services
included in the 7nights tour plus -
* 3 nights accommodation including
daily 3-course or buffet dinner and buffet breakfast, in centrally located
first class hotel, all rooms with private facilities.
* Train St.
Petersburg – Moscow, incl. transfers between hotels and railwaystations.
* Complete programme in Moscow, including panoramic city tour, 3 hours visit
to the Kremlin and Armoury Museum, guided Metro Tour, visit to WW2 Memorial
and Novodevichy Cementery, incl. all entrance and coach transfers between
restaurants and hotel.