Astonishing travel to St. Petersburg
This Helsinki cruise east across the Baltic by luxury ferry boat is amongst the most enjoyable cruises to St Petersburg; choose your cabin class to suit on the newly renovated cruise ferry and travel in comfort and style. This three day round trip from Helsinki to St Petersburg will delight any traveller.
Not requiring a Russian visa, you will be invigorated by Baltic sea air as you embark on the Helsinki Cruise ferry boat for the cultural capital of Russia. St Petersburg is at your leisure and or you will join the “Full Day Sightseeing Tour“: experience the beauty and grandeur of Tsars’ Palaces, the Mariinsky Theatre, and the many other treats this 18th Century city has to offer.
Day 1 – Helsinki Cruise to St Petersburg
Helsinki at your leisure. The cruise-ferry departs from the harbour at 19:00 or 18:00; why not explore and enjoy Finland’s cosmopolitan capital city throughout the day? Winner of the 2012 award for Design Capital of the World, Helsinki is compact and very easy to get around with a superior public transport system. Visit the open air markets, the Rock Church, or shop in the designer boutiques before you step onboard and set sail…
Day 2 – Discover St Petersburg
Enjoy a hearty buffet breakfast onboard (optional), and arrive in Russia’s cultural capital at 09:00 am.
You will be greeted at the harbour by a friendly, highly qualified, English-speaking guide for a private full-day sightseeing tour of this beautiful and impressive eighteenth century city.
Full day sightseeing tour includes panoramic tour of St Petersburg, you will see major attractions and main streets. Visit the best of the historic sights of this cultural capital city:
- The Peter and Paul Fortress – founded by Peter the Great in 1703, this citadel was the first building in St Petersburg. It is now the central part of the State Museum of saint Petersburg History.
- The Hermitage Museum – founded by Catherine the Great in 1764, this is one of the world’s largest and oldest museums, and has been an art and culture site open to the public since 1852. It’s vast collections are housed along the Palace Embankment, in six buildings including the Winter Palace. The time slots are booked in advance, there are no lanes for us to enter the museum.
- Kazan Cathedral – this Russian Orthodox Church is dedicated to Russia’s most venerated religious icon, Our Lady of Kazan. Located on the Nevsky Prospekt, this is a spectacular building both architecturally and in terms of grandeur.
At 17:00 you will be transfered back to the harbour for the check-in.
If you want, you can spend the day in St Petersburg is at your leisure without our guides..
Departure at 19:00 for return voyage to Helsinki.
Day 3 – Return Cruise and Arrival in Helsinki
The cruiser arrives in Helsinki at 07:00 or 08:00 (subject to schedule) after breakfast onboard. Optional sightseeing tours of Helsinki are available – please see the Optional Extras tab for more information.