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Stockholm – The Gateway to Russia

Travel Code:  SW001

Stockholm – Helsinki – St. Petersburg

9 days/7 nights | Recommended Itinerary

This journey includes stunning Stockholm, historic Helsinki and striking St. Petersburg. It is a nice way to see some of the “best” while traveling in a unique and engaging manner.

Tour highlights include:

  • 9 days - Stockholm – Helsinki – St. Petersburg
  • 7 nights accommodation, including the Silja Line

Day 1: Overnight flight from U.S. gateway city

Day 2: Stockholm

Arrive in Stockholm, transfer included to hotel for an afternoon to refresh and explore! Your tour escort will meet you at the hotel during the evening to go over documents.
Accommodations: Clarion Hotel Sign, a newly opened first class hotel right in the city centre.

Day 3: Stockholm

Meet for a morning 4-hr city tour. Some of the famous sites you see include the Royal Palace, Parliament, Royal Theatre and the Cathedral. A visit will be made to charming Gamla Stan (Old Town), where the cobblestone streets are filled with wonderful shops. Today’s highlight is City Hall, home to the Nobel Peace Prize. You have the afternoon free to delve more into this fabulous city. Maybe visit the Vasa Museum or take a canal tour. Dinner in on your own, but your escort will be happy to suggest some fabulous choices.
Accommodations: Clarion Hotel Sign

Day 4: Stockholm – Helsinki

Enjoy a morning free to pick up any last minutes gifts before embarking on your overnight ferry to Helsinki. (Pick up hotel – transfer to the dock for a 5 pm departure) The sailing is fantastic along the picturesque archipelago and its many islands.
*It is recommended to bring an overnight bag on the ship and store your suitcase underneath.
Accommodations: Outside cabin on Silja Line

Day 5: Helsinki

Awake and have breakfast as you sail into Helsinki. Upon arrival take a panoramic 3-hr city tour to see the best of Helsinki including Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument and Underground Temple. Take the afternoon to further venture into this exciting city on your own.
Accommodations: Radisson SAS Royal, one of Helsinki’s finest

Day 6: Helsinki – St. Petersburg

Rise for an early departure at 7:42 am on the Sibelius train to St. Petersburg. After a boxed lunch on the train, take a coach to visit Peter & Paul Fortress- burial place of the Russian czars, and St. Issac’s Cathedral. Tonight’s Welcome dinner includes a special “taste” of Russian culture.
Accommodations: Ambassador Hotel, a unique historic gem

Day 7: St. Petersburg

Today’s journey includes a 3-hr panoramic city tour with awe-inspiring venues, palaces and outstanding architectural beauty. Lunch will be at the renowned Hermitage museum with a tour following to the see the famous art works and State rooms of the Winter Palace.
Accommodations: Ambassador Hotel

Day 8: St. Petersburg

After breakfast meet for a 9:00 am departure by hydrofoil to the homes of the Tzars and Tour of the Park including Monpaisir, Bath House and Grand Cascades. Lunch will be at the Restaurant Adamant followed by a guided cruise along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg. The evening includes a wonderful Russian Folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace. Dinner is included at the Backstage Restaurant of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Accommodations: Ambassador Hotel

Day 9: St. Petersburg – USA Savor your final breakfast before your return train to Helsinki or flight to the U.S. Or let us help you craft a pre or post tour!