St. Petersburg Visa Free Cruise from Helsinki

St. Petersburg Visa Free Cruise from Helsinki

Depart:
Cruise-Land Only

5 Days/ 4 Nights

2016 Departures:

May 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, and 30
June 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 and 29
July 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29 and 31
August 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 and 30
September 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 and 29
October 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29 and 31
November 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 and 30
December 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 and 24

The visa-free scheduled ferry connection operates between Helsinki and St. Petersburg. The distance is 500 km and the voyage takes about 12 hours. The M/S Princess Maria takes more than 1600 passengers and is built to cruise comfortably year round. Passengers of all nationalities can enjoy St. Petersburg for 72 hours without a Russian visa. The departures are in the evening and in the morning you will be in Russia.
Price per Person:
In a double cabin May 2 - June 30 & September 1 - December 24 from $585 per person, B-inside cabin and from $645 per person, A-outside cabin

In a double cabin July 1 - August 31 from $595 per person, B-inside cabin and from $695 per person, A-outside cabin

Single cabins available
Package Includes:
2 nights transport by ferry M/S Princess Maria in chosen cabin class with private facilities
2 nights at the Hotel Vasilievsky with private facilities
Breakfast each morning
St. Petersburg City shuttle bus ticket-Please request shuttle bus schedule at time of boarding
Departure transfer to ship in St. Petersburg
Fuel & Harbor fees
Itinerary
Day 1 Helsinki-St. Petersburg
Self transfer to the pier for your 6pm departure from Helsinki to St. Petersburg in the Princess Maria. Overnight on board.

Day 2 St. Petersburg
8:30am Arrival to St. Petersburg (visa-free stay). The "City Bus Tour" allows passengers to move freely in St. Petersburg within 11 hours starting from 8 am till 7 pm by shuttle buses with ST PETER LINE sign on it. Please request shuttle bus schedule at time of boarding. There is a bus stop at the Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky. Overnight in St Petersburg at the Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky.

Day 3 St. Petersburg
Breakfast at your hotel. Free day to explore St. Petersburg for optiona lexcursions. (Hermitage Art Museum, Peterhof: the Grand Palace and Park, Pushkin: Catherine's Palace, an evening Folklore Evening at Nikolaevsky Palace, or a Ballet performance at the Palace Theater or Mariinsky Theater ) Overnight in St. Petersburg.

Day 4 St. Petersburg-On ship
Breakfast at your hotel. Check-out around 12pm you may store your bags at the hotel. Day at leisure to explore on your own or to choose from sightseeing excursions by private driver/guide. This evening you can collect your bags at the hotel and return to the terminal by shuttle bus (Please observe the current bus schedule.) Departure at 7pm. On board Princess Maria

Day 5 Arrive Helsinki
Breakfast on board. Upon arrival this morning at 8am in Helsinki end of services. You can add hotel nights in Helsinki or continue to Stockholm or Tallinn.

Pre and post cruise nights in Helsinki are available

Registration of migration cards (€4-6 pp depending on hotel) payable upon arrival is not included

Optional Excursions:
Panoramic City Tour without inside visits (3 hours)
Panoramic City tour with inside visit to: Holy Savior of the Spilt Blood & St. Isaac's (3 hours)
The Hermitage Museum (4 hours)
Hermitage including Brilliant or Gold Room (4 hours)
Yusupov Palace tour
Peterhof: Grand Summer Palace and Park (5 hours)
Pushkin: Catherine's Palace and Park (5 hours)
Folklore Evening
Ballet/Opera performance



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