Helsinki, St. Petersburg & Moscow

Visit the magnificent Russian cities Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as Finland's capital Helsinki. Travel comfortably by train and enjoy the luxury of private hotel transfers in Russia. Be amazed by the beauty and the presence of centuries of history. Visits with private guide to the world-famous Hermitage Museum and to Kremlin as well as other well-known sites are included.

Start the tour in Helsinki instead of Moscow?

Duration

8 days

Transportation

Train

Season

All Year

Tour Type

Partly guided

Itinerary - Day by day

  • Arrival in Moscow 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 Moscow.
  • Accommodation in Moscow.

Arrival in Moscow according to your own itinerary. You will be transferred by car to your hotel. 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. Accommodation in Moscow.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • 3-hour sightseeing tour of Moscow
    • Including the Kremlin, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (St Basil the blessed or Pokrovsky Sobor); the Bolshoi theatre and much more
  • Afternoon at leisure in Moscow.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Red Square
    • Lenin’s Mausoleum
    • Tretyakov Gallery
    • Pusjkin State Museum
    • Moscow Metro
    • GUM and TSUM stores
  • Accommodation in Moscow.

Breakfast at the hotel. At 10:00 hrs a local guide will meet you at your hotel and take you on a 3-hour sightseeing tour of Moscow, including the Kremlin, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (St Basil the blessed or Pokrovsky Sobor); the Bolshoi theatre, Victory Park, Triumphal Arch, New Arbat Street, Arbat Square and much more. The afternoon is at your own leisure. We recommend you to visit the Red Square, Lenin’s Mausoleum, Tretyakov Gallery, Pushkin State Museum, Moscow Metro and the Gum and TSUM stores. Accommodation in Moscow.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Moscow.
  • Accommodation in Moscow.

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure. Accommodation in Moscow.

Add extra nights in Moscow - From EUR 95 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Private transfer from your hotel to the train station.
  • Train from Moscow to St. Petersburg (13:30-17:30).
  • Private transfer from the train station to your hotel in St. Petersburg.
  • Accommodation in St. Petersburg.

Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer from your hotel to the train station. Departure from Moscow by a 4-hour train ride to St. Petersburg (13:30-17:30), often referred to as Russia’s cultural capital. 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 in St. Petersburg.
  • 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, 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 35 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Private transfer from your hotel to the train station.
  • Train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki (11:30 – 14:00).
  • 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. 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 65 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 Novotel Moscow Centre

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 Peter I

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: 

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation in a standard room with private shower/WC, including breakfast
  • Train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg or v.v.
  • Train from St. Petersburg to Moscow or v.v.
  • Transfers between the train station and your hotel in St. Petersburg and Moscow
  • Transfer between the hotel in Moscow and the airport or v.v.
  • When starting in Helsinki: English speaking transfer assistant between St. Petersburg Railway Station and your hotel, and from Moscow Railway Station to your hotel
  • When starting in Moscow: English speaking transfer assistant on the transfer from your hotel to the Moscow Railway Station, and between St. Petersburg Railway station and your hotel
  • 3-hour guided sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg
  • 4-hour guided visit of Hermitage Art Museum (entrance included)
  • 3-hour guided sightseeing tour of Moscow
  • 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 and St. Petersburg to Moscow 

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