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We offer three levels of travel to St. Petersburg!

RU001 - Moderate- Escorted GROUP tour - from $1395 pp

RU002 - First Class - Escorted tour with PRIVATE GUIDE - from $1865 pp

RU003 - Deluxe - Escorted tour with PRIVATE GUIDE & DELUXE HOTELS - from $2790 pp    

               

St. Petersburg by Train from Helsinki - Moderate

Escorted

Travel Code: RU001

Level of travel:

Tour highlights include:

  • 3 nights accommodations
  • 4 breakfast, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
  • 2nd Class train tickets
  • Transfer from rail station to hotel in St. Petersburg
  • Tour Escort starting from Helsinki rail station /St. Petersburg
  • Guided excursions and entrances on Group events

Note: A Visa is required to enter Russia; see page our Terms & Conditions Section for more information.

If you would like to experience majestic palaces, exquisite mansions, richly decorated cathedrals and regal ambience this tour is for you! This group tour enables you to see one of the most magnificent cities in the world all in a more economical manner!

4 Days/3 nights from $1395 pp/dbl - Land only

 

Dates Price pp Single Supplement
April 27 $1395 $155
May 25 $1725 $515
June 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 $1725 $515
July 06 $1725 $515
July 13, 20, 27 $1555 $325
August & September $1555 $325
October, November, December $1395 $155
December 29 $1860 $165

This is an escorted group tour starting from Helsinki.

Day 1: Depart Helsinki to St. Petersburg - Czarist Colours
Enjoy breakfast upon the early morning Finnish Sibelius train departing Helsinki to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival in St. Petersburg, considered the "Venice of the North", a orientation tour awaits to see the Bronze Horseman, Admiralty, Nevsky Prospekt and Palace Square. Take the time to admire this harmonious city and very special atmosphere. The tour continues to the roots of St. Petersburg, the famous Peter and Paul Fortress. St. Petersburg was founded by Peter the Great as he laid the foundation of the first fortress on an island in 1703. Dinner is included tonight.
Accommodations: Hotel Moskva or similiar, B, D

Day 2: Canals and Boulevards
Begin your day with an excursion to the Hermitage. Established in 1764, this is an art lovers delight with close to 2.5 million pieces of art including Leonardos, Raphaels and Titans. After a lunch at a local restaurant a visit to the third largest cathedral in the world, St. Issac's. Designed by French architect Auguste Montferrand the construction took over 40 years and was completed in 1858. Dinner is included tonight.
Accommodations: Hotel Moskva or similiar, B, L, D

Day 3: 18th Century Russia Luxury
After breakfast travel to the famous estate on the outskirts of St. Petersburg given by Peter the 1st to his wife Catherine Aleksejevna. Pushkin, known as the summer residence of many Russian Czars, has become one of the most magnificent, richest residences in Europe. Enjoy lunch before a transfer to the city centre for a leisurely afternoon free to wander about and further explore this fabulous city. Dinner is at a local restaurant.
Accommodations: Hotel Moskva or similar, B, L, D

Day 4: Homeward bound
Spend your morning finding that last minute gift or taking one last peek at your favorite site! Eat lunch at your hotel before transferring to the rail station for an afternoon departure by train to Helsinki.

 

St. Petersburg by Rail - First Class

Escorted

 

Travel Code: RU002

A-Level accommodations:


Level of Travel: 1/2
Deluxe-Class Hotel: Corinthia Nevsky Palace, a five-star hotel with a classic façade restored to its original splendor

4 days/3 nights from $2175pp/dbl

Departures from Helsinki (Or you can originate in St. Petersburg.)

Dates A - Level
Low season $2175
High Season $2555
Shoulder Season $2285


Single supplement upon request


B-Level accommodations:


Level of Travel:
Moderate-Class Hotel: Dostoevsky Hotel, a convenient hotel that has an unusual blend of classical interior and modern facilities

4 days/3 nights from $1865 pp/dbl

Note: Same tour with the moderate hotel pricing option

Dates B-Level
Low Season

$1865

High Season $2265
Shoulder Season $2095

Single supplement upon request


Tour highlights include (for both levels):

  • 3 nights accommodations
  • 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • Second-class Sibelius train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg (first-class available upon request)
  • Transfer from rail station to hotel in St. Petersburg Tour escort starting from St. Petersburg
  • Guided excursions and entrances into attractions Luggage assistance

Note: A Visa is required to enter Russia; see our Terms & Conditions for more information

Over the years, we feel we have created the perfect St. Petersburg program as a natural extension; with our privately guided 4-day/3-night option including round-trip rail from Helsinki. Our clients enthusiastically report that our guides are knowledgeable and enjoyable encompassing the perfect combination of historical information, guidance and genuine friendliness. Our travelers also enjoy the guided tours, yet savor their free time to visit the various other museums, revisit the Hermitage, shop or just browse this historic venues.

We are proud to offer our preferred module into St. Petersburg by Rail on an A-Level, with First class accommodations and B-Level, with standard rooms. We know you will thoroughly enjoy this historic Russian city in The Nordic Company style. It becomes a very compatible extension after visiting other parts of Scandinavia and is easily accessible with our attractive connecting air contracts with SAS, Scandinavian Airlines. Or other options including Silja Line's beautiful overnight archipelago sailing cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki. Customized options are available upon request. Just ask!

Day 1: Depart Helsinki to St. Petersburg

Rise early for your departure on the Finnish Sibelius train. Upon arrival in St. Petersburg you will be met on the train-station platform by your guide for the next three days. Following a transfer to your hotel and check-in, enjoy an orientation tour that includes the Bronze Horseman, Admiralty, Nevsky Prospekt and the Palace Square, where you can admire the harmonious unity of the city and painted façades. End the day with a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress in all its glory. This is the burial place of all the Russian tzars including Peter the Great.
Accommodations: (A) Corinthia Nevsky or (B) Dostoevsky, B

Day 2: St. Petersburg

Following a breakfast buffet, you are off to visit the much-anticipated Hermitage! This art lover's delight houses more than 2.5 million works of art, including 65,000 items by the great masters of the Renaissance: Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian and Michelangelo. Following lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Cathedral of St. Isaac, the third largest in the world, with its gilded dome dominating the skyline.

Accommodations: (A) Corinthia Nevsky or (B) Dostoevsky, B, L

Day 3: St. Petersburg

After another generous Russian buffet breakfast at the hotel, start your morning with a visit to Pushkin, the summer palace of the tzars for more than two centuries and a favorite of Catherine the Great. This is one of the most magnificent and richest residences in Europe. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before your transfer back to the city center, where you have the afternoon free to leisurely immerse yourself in this urban, open-air museum widely spoken of as Russia's "Crown Jewel."
Accommodations: (A) Corinthia Nevsky or (B) Dostoevsky, B, L

Day 4: St. Petersburg - Helsinki

Savor your last Russian buffet breakfast and take the morning to explore this artful city one last time. Your time in the city of exotic moods, grandeur and vibrant energy is slowly ending as you catch an early afternoon transfer to the train. You arrive late evening in Helsinki (early train available upon request). B

Accommodations in Helsinki: Available upon request at a conveniently located hotel in Helsinki, or continue with another spectacular itinerary arranged by The Nordic Company.

* Dinners available upon request (additional).

**Additional entertainment options: Opera, Mariinsky ballet or the St. Petersburg Circus are available throughout the year.

                 

St. Petersburg by Rail in Style - Deluxe

Escorted

 

Travel Code: RU003

Level of Travel:

Tour highlights include:

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 4 breakfasts
  • First Class Sibelius train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg
  • Transfer from rail station to hotel in St. Petersburg
  • Tour escort starting from St. Petersburg
  • Guided excursions and entrances into attractions

Note: A Visa is required to enter Russia; see page our Terms & Conditions section for more information.


4 days/3 nights from $2790 pp/dbl LAND ONLY

Deluxe-Class Hotel: Grand Hotel Europe, this classic hotel dates back to the 19th century with spacious rooms and an airy ambience


Moderate–Class hotel package available upon request!


Dates Price pp
October 2008 $3125
October 2008- March 2009 $2790
April $3495
May - July $4595
August $3495
September $4595
October 01 - October 15 $3495
October 15 - March 2010 $3145

Single supplement upon request

This is an escorted deluxe tour that begins in Helsinki. After a glorious ride through the alluring Finnish countryside, arrive in St. Petersburg to be met by a local guide. Spend the next 4 days enjoying the unparalleled sites of this majestic city!

Day 1: Depart Helsinki to St. Petersburg Rise for an early departure on the Finnish Sibelius train and enjoy a breakfast. Once you arrive in St. Petersburg , you will be met by a local guide to transfer by private car to your elegant hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this imperial city often considered to be the “Venice of the North”.
Accommodations: Grand Hotel Europe, B

Day 2: St. Petersburg Following a breakfast buffet, embark on a guided sightseeing tour including some of this city’s magnificent attractions; Peter and Paul Fortress, inside the St. Issac’s Cathedral and the Church of Bleeding Saviour. The afternoon will be spent admiring the famous works that are housed at the Hermitage Art museum.
Accommodations: Grand Hotel Europe, B


Day 3: St. Petersburg After another classic Russian breakfast at the hotel, delight in a full day excursion to Pushkin, the summer palace of the tzars and a favorite of Catherine the Great. Also included is a visit to Pavlovsk the home to Paul’s palace.
Accommodations: Grand Hotel Europe, B


Day 4: St. Petersburg – Helsinki – Homeward Bound**
Savor your last Russian breakfast before your tour to Yusupov Palacewi with the Rasputin Chamber. The rest of the day is yours to do some last minute shopping in this glorious city! Your transfer will take you to the train station for an evening departure back to Helsinki.

Accommodations in Helsinki: Available upon request at a conveniently located hotel in Helsinki, or continue with another spectacular itinerary arranged by The Nordic Company.

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