Fairytale Baltics

Guaranteed departure (Helsinki-St. Petersburg). The tour starts in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, before the journey continues by train to Russia. Here you will spend three overnights in St. Petersburg, allowing you to get to know this fascinating Russian city.

Duration

5 days

Transportation

Train

Season

Summer

Tour Type

Guided

Itinerary - Day by day

  • Transfer from Helsinki Airport Vantaa to your hotel.
  • Meet with your guide at 18:50 hrs (before dinner) in the hotel lobby.
  • Dinner and accommodation at Haven Hotel.

Arrival at Helsinki Vantaa Airport, followed by transfer to your hotel (only included if you arrive on the same day as the escorted coach tour starts). During the afternoon you can explore the busy market place or the many souvenir shops close to the harbour. Finnish crystal and leather goods are an excellent buy. Your tour escort will meet you at your hotel at 19:50 hrs in the hotel lobby. Dinner and accommodation at Haven Hotel, a boutique hotel located in the heart of the city center, close to the harbour, Senate Square and shopping area. 

Add extra nights in Helsinki - From EUR 110 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Train from Helsinki to St.Petersburg.
  • 1-hour boat trip on Neva River.
    • including visit at St. Isaac’s Cathedral.
  • Dinner and accommodation at Ambassador Hotel.

Early breakfast followed by transfer by coach from your hotel in Helsinki to the railway station. Departure from Helsinki on the train “Allegro” for St. Petersburg. A lunch box will be provided during the train ride. Coach transfer from the railway station to your hotel upon arrival in St. Petersburg in the afternoon, combined with 1-hour guided boat cruise along the Neva River and visit at St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Welcome dinner including shot of vodka and 1 glass of wine, and accommodation at Ambassador Hotel, a four star hotel located in the city centre, near the famous Mariinsky Theatre.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Cruise by hydrofoil on Neva River to Peterhof.
    • including Grand Palace and lower parks.
  • Lunch at local restaurant.
  • Visit at Hermitage Art Museum and the State Rooms of the Winter Palace.
  • Dinner and accommodation at Ambassador Hotel.

Buffet breakfast at hotel. This day begins with a transfer to Neva River cruise harbour for a cruise by hydrofoil to Peterhof, including Grand Palace and lower parks with fountains. Lunch at local restaurant is included. After lunch, tour of the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum and the State Rooms of the Winter Palace. Return to hotel. Dinner and accommodation at Ambassador Hotel.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Excursion to Pushkin to visit Catherine's Palace.
    • including famous Amber room.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • 3-hour sightseeing tour with local English speaking guide.
  • Evening folklore show at Nikolaevsky Palace.
  • Dinner at Dostoevsky Restaurant (or similar local restaurant).
  • Accommodation at Ambassador Hotel.

Buffet breakfast at hotel, followed by transfer to the town of Pushkin and a visit to Catherine’s Palace including the famous Amber room. Lunch at local restaurant. 3-hour panoramic tour of St. Petersburg by coach with local English-speaking guide. St. Petersburg is a city of outstanding architectural beauty, famous for its magnificent palaces, cathedrals, fountains and bridges. The tour includes sights as the Square of Arts, the Russian Museum, the Cathedral of Our Saviour on the Spilt Blood, Griboedov canal, Nevsky prospect, the Palace Square with the Winter Palace, the spit of the Basil's Island, the Menshikov Palace, the Senate Square and the Bronze Horseman. A visit will be paid to Peter & Paul Fortress. This evening you will be taken to see a colourful Russian folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace, with snacks during the intermission. Dinner at the Dostoevsky Restaurant (or similar local restaurant). Accommodation at Ambassador Hotel.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Airport transfer to St. Petersburg Airport.

Buffet breakfast at your hotel, followed by transfer to St. Petersburg Airport in connection with your flight home (only included if you depart on the same day as the escorted coach tour ends). 

Note: The price for extra nights in St.Petersburg is on request.

Tour category

Hotel Haven

Gold

Accommodation at 4 star hotels or at unique properties, like historic hotels or manor houses, selected for their atmosphere.

Outside (seaside) cabin included during overnight cruises.

See Gold accommodation

Services included:

  • 4 nights accommodation including daily 3-course or buffet dinner and buffet breakfast, in centrally located first class hotels, all rooms with private facilities.
  • Lunch on day 3 & 4 and lunch box on the train Helsinki-St. Petersburg on day 2.
  • Complete programme in St. Petersburg, including 3 hours city tour, visit to Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, Pushkin including 1 hour guided canal tour, plus folklore show at Nikolaevsky Palace incl. snacks during intermission and dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Train Helsinki – St. Petersburg, incl. transfers between hotels and railway stations.
  • Luggage assistance at all hotels.
  • English speaking tour escort throughout.
  • Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts etc.
  • Transfers airport/hotel on first and last days to coincide with individual flight times (only included if arriving/departing on the same day as the escorted coach tour starts/ends).
  • Electronic travel documentation, including a detailed travel itinerary and travel vouchers.

-KINDLY NOTE THAT MOST NATIONALS REQUIRE A VISA TO ENTER RUSSIA-