Helsinki & St. Petersburg

Visit the fascinating cities St. Petersburg and Helsinki, cultural capitals of North-eastern Europe. In St. Petersburg, transfers, a private city sightseeing tour and a guided tour of the world famous Hermitage Art Museum are included. Enjoy the train ride to the Finnish capital, Helsinki, and its many highlights.

Start the tour in Helsinki instead of St.Petersburg?

Duration

5 days

Transportation

Train

Season

All Year

Tour Type

Partly guided

Itinerary - Day by day

  • Arrival in St. Petersburg according to your own itinerary.
    • Kindly note that most nationals require a visa to enter Russia
  • Private transfer from the airport to your hotel in St. Petersburg.
  • Accommodation in St. Petersburg.

Arrival in St. Petersburg according to your own itinerary. A private transfer by car to your hotel. St. Petersburg is a city of outstanding architectural beauty, famous for its magnificent palaces, cathedrals, fountains and bridges. Sights of interest include: The Palace Bridge, Alexander Garden, Peter and Paul Fortress and much more. Accommodation in St. Petersburg.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • 3-hour sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg.
    • Including the Palace Square, the Winter Palace, the Summer Garden,
  • Nevsky Prospect and much more.
  • Afternoon at leisure.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • The Square of Arts
    • Saint Isaac’s Cathedral
    • Peterof
    • Peter and Paul Fortress
    • The Palace Bridge
    • Alexander Garden
  • Accommodation in St. Petersburg.

Breakfast at the hotel. At 10:00 hrs a local guide will meet you at your hotel and take you on a 3-hour visit of St. Petersburg. Famous sights include the Palace Square, the Winter Palace, the Summer Garden, Nevsky Prospect, The Square of Arts, Saint Isaac’s Cathedral and much more. The afternoon is at your own leisure. Accommodation in St. Petersburg.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • 4-hour visit of Hermitage Art Museum
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Accommodation in St. Petersburg.

Breakfast at the hotel. At 10:00 hrs a local guide will meet you at your hotel and take you on a 4-hour visit of the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum. This museum is one of the most famous and largest museums in the world with more than three million works of art and artefacts of the world culture in its collection. (Kindly note that Hermitage Art Museum is closed on Mondays and on January 1 and May 9). The afternoon is at your own leisure. Accommodation in St. Petersburg.

Add extra nights in St.Petersburg - From EUR 49 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Private transfer to the train station.
  • Train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki (approx. 11:30-14:00 hrs).
  • Afternoon at leisure in Helsinki
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Helsinki Cathedral
    • Sibelius Monument
    • The Rock Church
    • Finlandia Hall
    • Suomenlinna Maritime Sea Fortress
  • Accommodation in Helsinki.

Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to the train station and departure from St. Petersburg by a 3,5-hour train ride to Helsinki. The Finnish capital is a modern cultural city, which throughout 450 years of history, has existed in the crosscurrents of the East and West. The colourful layers of history can be seen everywhere; a walking tour of the city centre or of the magnificent Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress will open your eyes to a fascinating past. Sights of interest include the historical centre, Senate Square, the Parliament building, Finlandia Hall, the Sibelius Monument and Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church). Accommodation in Helsinki.

Add extra nights in Helsinki - From EUR 85 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure from Helsinki according to your own itinerary.

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Helsinki according to your own itinerary.

Tour category

Hotel Saint Petersburg

Silver

Accommodation at good tourist class hotels equal to 3 to 3+ stars according to Scandinavian standard.

Inside cabin included during overnight cruises.

See Silver accommodation

Hotel Helvetia

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 hotel accommodation in a standard room with private shower/WC, including breakfast
  • Train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg or v.v.
  • Transfer between the train station and your hotel in St. Petersburg or v.v.
  • Transfer between the hotel in St. Petersburg and the airport or v.v.
  • English speaking transfer assistant on the transfer from St. Petersburg railway station (if starting the tour in Helsinki) or to St. Petersburg railway station (if starting the tour in St. Petersburg)
  • 3-hour guided sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg
  • 4-hour guided visit of Hermitage Art Museum (entrance included)
  • Electronic travel documentation, including a detailed travel itinerary and travel vouchers.
  • Additional services included for Tour Category GOLD only:
  • Category GOLD hotels (accommodation in standard rooms)
  • 1st class on the train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg

Important visa information: Most nationals require a visa to enter Russia. You need to apply for a visa yourself at the Russian embassy in your home country.