Helsinki to St Petersburg. 5 Day Russia Visa Free Travel
Travel from Helsinki to St. Petersburg and visit Russia’s cultural capital with this round-trip Baltic cruise.
- Russian visa is not required! (read more…)
- 3 full days in St. Petersburg
- Guided tours included. Groups up to 8 people.
- No restrictions in St. Petersburg. Walk around on your own!
- Round trip from Helsinki to St. Petersburg by a luxury cruise ferry boat
- The best location! 3* – 5* hotels located close to the Palace Square and Nevsky prospect.
- Harbour – hotel and back transfers included in St. Petersburg
Day 1. Helsinki
15:00 – 17:30 Check-in and boarding. 18:00 – 19:00 Departure from Helsinki.
Day 2. St. Petersburg
09:00 Arrival, boarder crossing, transfer to the city center (not to hotel), hotel check-in. 15:00 City sightseeing.
Day 3. St. Petersburg
08:00 Breakfast in hotel. 14:00 Guided tour of the Hermitage museum (entrance tickets included).
Day 4. St. Petersburg
08:00 Breakfast in hotel. 09:00 Free time. Optional tours available. 16:00 Transfer to the harbour from the city center (not from hotel). 18:00 – 19:00 Departure to Helsinki.
Day 5. Helsinki (Tallinn*)
07:00 – 08:00 Arrival to Helsinki.
*If the Day 1 of the tour is Friday, then on the Day 5 the ship returns to Tallinn instead of Helsinki
Basic Package (included):
- Round trip cruise Helsinki to St Petersburg by cruise ferry, cabin class as per you choice
- Accommodation at city centre 3* hotels included or 4*-5* (optional)
- Transfer by shuttle bus from harbour to the city center and back (not to / from hotel)
- Breakfast in hotel
- 4 hour walking guided panoramic tour of St. Petersburg
- Visit to either Kazan Cathedral or Church of the Savior on Blood
- 4 hour guided tour of the Hermitage museum and the Palace Square
- Harbour, passenger, fuel, immigration fees, etc.
Group size for the tours: 1 – 8 people. All departures are guaranteed
Private Package (optional):
- Personal transfers from harbor to hotel and back
- Personal English speaking guide for all excursions (other languages are also available)
- 4 hour panoramic tour of St. Petersburg with excursion to Peter and Paul Fortress and to Kazan Cathedral (by private car)
- Excursion to the Hermitage museum
- Meals onboard (optional)
Travel from Helsinki to St. Petersburg and visit Russia’s cultural capital with this round-trip Baltic cruise
Visit Russia’s cultural capital with this round-trip Baltic cruise from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. From breath-taking Tsar Palaces to the world famous Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg’s remarkable grandeur and must-see attractions will be yours to devour.
This affordable 5-day package includes accommodation in the very city centre hotel, guided tours, transfers, breakfasts and doesn’t require a Russian visa. Plus, this city break can be tailored to suit your requirements, from Private Sightseeing Packages to cruise-ferry cabin class – the choice is yours.
Day 1 – Cruise from Helsinki to St. Petersburg
The cruise-ferry departs from Helsinki to St. Petersburg at 18:00 or 19:00 (subject to departure date), giving you time to explore Finland’s Capital throughout the day. The Design Capital of the World’s compact size and efficient public transport make it ideal for tourists. You can visit the incredible Rock Church or shop till you drop at the city’s fashionable boutiques, designer stores and open-air markets before you set sail.
Day 2 – Welcome to St. Petersburg
Enjoy the Russia visa free travel by one of the best Baltic cruises. The day starts with a buffet breakfast on board (optional), followed by the 09:00 am arrival at St. Petersburg. The disembarking and passport control will start upon arrival. The harbour shuttle buses are ready for the transfers to the city center (a private transfer to hotel is for an extra charge).
Your affordable package includes the full itinerary described below.
At 15:00 you will be greeted at the hotel lobby by a highly qualified English-speaking guide for a 4 hours walking sightseeing tour of the beautiful 18th century city. You’ll also visit the Kazan Cathedral – a monument to Russia’s victory over Napoleon, built in the style of the Vatican’s Basilica. Afterwards, at 19:00 there is a return to hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.
All hotels are conveniently located in the heart of St. Petersburg – just a few minutes walk from the Nevsky Prospect which is the main street of the city.
Day 3 – Hermitage Grandeur
After breakfast you can enjoy your stay in St. Petersburg on your own or book any optional tours.
In the afternoon (at 14:00) this day continues with a meeting with the guide at the hotel lobby, followed by a 4 hours on-foot excursion to the Palace Square followed by the State Hermitage Museum visit (entrance fees are included). Formerly the homes of Tsars, the Hermitage is home to one of the finest art collections in the world. The collections – including masterpieces by renowned artists such as Titian, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Van Gogh, Monet and Matisse – occupy a large complex of six historic buildings along the Palace Embankment, including the Winter Palace. Many of the Winter Palace’s staggering 1,057 halls and rooms are open to the public.
Day 4 – Discover St. Petersburg
After breakfast, you are free to explore and enjoy St. Petersburg on your own. The city’s extensive public transport system – consisting of underground metros, buses and trams – is ideal for sightseers. Discover the city’s network of canals, picturesque bridges plus the Baroque and Neo Classical architecture. Before long, you’ll know why this city is known as the “Venice of the North”. Whether you choose to gaze upon the city’s magnificent waterfront across the River Neva or experience St. Petersburg’s beatnik bands, contemporary art galleries or delectable dining experiences – the choice is yours. After a half day of exploration Russia visa free travel, rest and relax back at the hotel.
A shuttle bus will pick up passengers from the city centre and transfer them to the harbour. A private transfer from hotel is for an extra charge.
For those who booked a private sightseeing package: your driver will be waiting for you at the hotel reception for the transfer back to the harbour.
The boarding gate is closing at 17:30. At 18:00 or 19:00 (subject to departure date) departure from St. Petersburg back to Helsinki.
Day 5 – Return Cruise to Helsinki
Following breakfast (optional), the ship arrives in Helsinki at 07:00 or 08:00 (subject to departure date). The astonishing Russia visa free travel is terminated. We did our best to make this trip unforgettable.
Optional Helsinki sightseeing tours of are available. Contact us today for excellent rates and services on the Basic Package and Sightseeing Package from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. We’re looking forward to your call!
General characteristics: tonnage 33575 GRT, length 116.10m, beam 28.46m, capacity 1760 passengers and 305 cars.
The ferry accommodates two thousand passengers. There are comfortable cabins, different bars, restaurants, aqua-zone, Duty Free shop, auto decks. Every evening guests can enjoy exclusive show program by St. Petersburg Music Hall ballet theatre.
9 m²/ 2-4 persons/ decks 4, 5, 6.
Watch the starry sky right out of your cabin’s window at nights, and enjoy the gentle sunbeams breaking through the curtains in the mornings. Convenient closet for your clothes, air conditioner and wonderful bathroom – that’s all you need for relaxation and the perfect beginning of a new day. For a child aged 7 years old requires a bed in the cabin, as for an adult.
9 m²/ 2-4 persons/ decks 4, 5, 6.
A great combination of price and quality! A cabin for 2-4 person is air conditioned and has a wonderful bathroom. It’s so relaxing to stretch out on a soft bed after a bright day! For a child aged 7 years old requires a bed in the cabin, as for an adult.