Escorted Tour-Land Only
15 Days/ 14 Nights
Price per Person:
In a double room $4599
Single supplement $1399
See Northern Highlights tour page for inclusions until day 12
St. Petersburg inclusions:
3 nights first class hotel with private facilities
2 lunches-drinks not included
3 dinners-drinks not included
Train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg including boxed lunch
Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
Hotel taxes and service charges
Day 1 Oslo-Helsinki
Please see Northern Highlights tour page for day by day itinerary for days 1-11
Day 2 Helsinki-St. Petersburg
Breakfast followed by transfer by coach from hotel to railway station. 10am departure from Helsinki on the train Allegro for St. Petersburg. Lunch box on train. 2.36pm arrival to St. Petersburg. Coach transfer from railway station to hotel combined with a 1 hour guided boat cruise along the Neva River and a visit to the St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Welcome dinner including a shot of vodka and 1 glass of wine. Overnight at the Ambassador Hotel, located in the city center, near the famous Mariinsky Theater.
Day 3 St. Petersburg
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. The day begins with a transfer to the Neva River harbor for a cruise by hydrofoil to Peterhof, including visits of the Grand Palace, lower parks with fountains. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, tour the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum and the State Rooms of the Winter Palace. Return to hotel. Dinner and overnight Ambassador Hotel.
Day 4 St. Petersburg
Buffet breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the town of Pushkin followed by a visit to Catherine’s Palace including the famous Amber room. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch 3 hours tour of the city. St. Petersburg is a city of outstanding architectural beauty, famous for its magnificent palaces, cathedrals, fountains and bridges and the tour includes sights such as the Square of Arts, the Russian Museum, the Cathedral of Our Savior on the Spilt Blood, Griboedov canal, Nevsky prospect, the Palace Square with the Winter Palace, the spit of the Basil’s Island, the Menshikov Palace, the Senate Square, and the Bronze Horseman. A visit will be made to the Peter & Paul Fortress. This evening you will be taken to see a colorful Russian folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace, with snacks during the intermission. Dinner will be served at the Dostoevsky Restaurant or similar. Overnight at the Ambassador Hotel.
Day 5 St. Petersburg-End of Tour
After breakfast transfer to the airport or you can extend your stay in St. Petersburg or continue to Moscow.
Additional nights in Oslo and/or St. Petersburg available
Visa is needed for travel to Russia and is not included.