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.
5 day tour package, Finland – Russia – Finland
- Russian visa is not required! (read more…)
- 3 full days in St. Petersburg
- Guided tours for small groups included
- No restrictions in St. Petersburg. Walk around on your own!
- Round trip from Helsinki to St. Petersburg by a luxury cruise ferry boat
- 3* – 5* hotels in St. Petersburg’s city centre. The best location!
- Harbour – hotel and back transfers included in St. Petersburg
Day 1 – Cruise from Helsinki to St. Petersburg
The MS Princess Anastassia 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.
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 (other languages are also available on request) for a 3 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 18:00 there is a return to hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.
All hotels are conveniently located in the heart of St. Petersburg – just some minutes walk from the Nevsky Prospect.
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 15:00) this day continues with a meeting with the guide at the hotel lobby, followed by a 3 hours on-foot excursion to the State Hermitage Museum (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.
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 MS Princess Anastassia 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!
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
This tour is arranged for small groups or individual travellers on private basis.
The basic package includes:
- 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
- Breakfast in hotel
- Walking guided panoramic tour of St. Petersburg
- Visit to either Kazan Cathedral or Church of the Savior on Blood
- Guided tour of the Hermitage museum
- Harbour, passenger, fuel, immigration fees, etc.
The private package includes (extra charge):
- Personal transfers from harbor to hotel and back
- Personal English speaking guide for all excursions (other languages are also available)
- Personal car as per the tour program
- Panoramic tour of St. Petersburg
- Excursion to the Hermitage museum
- Excursion to Peter and Paul Fortress
- Excursion to Kazan Cathedral
- Meals onboard (optional)
Hotels of your choice
Nevsky Grand 3* (included)
If you are seeking comfortable, three star accommodations in the very centre of St. Petersburg, look no further than the Nevsky Hotel Grand. This fine hotel is perfect for holidaymakers and business travellers alike, and is located very conveniently in the Golden Triangle of the city just five minutes from the subway station and literally around the corner from the Nevsky Prospekt. Read more about hotel…
or Dynasty boutique hotel 3* (included)
Dynasty hotel St Petersburg | Reception Dynasty Hotel has opened its doors to the guests in June 2007. It is a cozy hotel in the heart of Saint Petersburg. The guests will be able to feel the atmosphere of an old St. Petersburg mansion combined with the modern comfort. Heraldic symbols of noble families of Russian Empire and Europe have been used in the hotel interior design. Location: in the centre of the city.
At guests service: 39 rooms, laundry. All rooms have satellite TV, phone, hairdryer, bathrobes, Internet access. Address: 29/28 Rubinstein Street, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Read more about hotel…
MS Princess Anastassia is a cruise ferry wich was built in Finland.
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.