St. Petersburg by Train

St. Petersburg by Train– Finland, Russia –4 days / 3 nights, Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Hermitage Art Museum - Pushkin - Peterhof - HelsinkiThe semi-escorted train journey to Russia travels from Helsinki to St. Petersburg, Russia's cultural capital. The Tsar's city is one of canals and rivers, built on 101 islands, joined by 350 graceful bridges over the Neva River, thus the name "Venice of the North". A bustling world capital of art, culture, and history, of majestic palaces and parks, extravagant mansions and richly decorated cathedrals, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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Operation May 21 - September 24, 2013
Departure Tuesdays
May 21, 28
June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27
September 3, 10, 17, 24
Price Hotel Ibis***
May 21 - July 9, 2013
from $1,940 per person in double room
from $2,415 single room

July 16 - September 24, 2013
from $1,785 per person in double room
from $2,120 single room

Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky****
from May 21 - July 2, 2013
from $1,975 per person in double room
from $2,495 single room

July 9 - September 24, 2013
from $1,850 per person in double room
from $2,275 single room
Included 3 nights accommodation of choice (Hotel Ibis or Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky)
3 x Breakfasts
2 x Lunches
Allegro train, Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki
Seat reservations in second-class compartments
Transfers from/to Train Station in St. Petersburg
Orientation tour with English speaking guide
Excursions in Russia are guided in English
Hermitage Art Museum, approx 3-4 hours
Yusupov Palace, approx. 3 hours
Excursion to Pushkin with Catherine's Palace
Excursion to Peterhof, low Park only
Entrance fees according to the program
Transportation with first class vehicles with A/C
Service charges and taxes on included items
Visa support letter fee of EUR 25
Not Included Airfare and airport taxes
Russian Visa
Gratuities
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
Please Note Minimum of 2 persons to operate the tour.

Visa for Russia
A visa is required for all passengers on the tours to Russia. Each passenger must apply for the visa in his/her country of domicile. The visa application must be accompanied by confirmation documents. To obtain the necessary visa support letter, we need to know the personal data of each passenger at the time of booking (i.e. surname, first names, date of birth, sex, nationality and passport number). The handling fee of EUR 25 is included in the cost for the support letter per party traveling together.
We will be happy to assist you with your Visa application.
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Day 1 HELSINKI - ST. PETERSBURG (B, Train) Czarist Colours
After boarding the Allegro train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg in the morning you can enjoy the Southern Finland landscape passing by. Upon arrival in the "Venice of the North", the orientation tour takes you to the Bronze Horseman, Admiralty, Nevski Prospekt and Palace Square. On Palace Square you will admire the harmonious unity of St. Petersburg. The architects of the city gave colors an essential role in their plans and this magnificent Russian city owes much of its special atmosphere to these painted façades. The city was founded by Peter the Great, as he laid the foundation of the first fortress on an islet in 1703. This island, the Peter-and Paul Fortress, has become the chief monument to its founder's reign. Overnight in Ibis Hotel*** or Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky****.

Ibis Hotel***, or
Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky****

Day 2 ST. PETERSBURG - HERMITAGE (B, L, Coach) Along Canals and Boulevards
The day begins with an excursion to the Hermitage. The Hermitage was established in the year 1764, as Catherine II bought paintings made by famous Dutch painters. After the revolution in 1917 the amount of exhibits tripled and now it contains 2,400,000 pieces of art. The Hermitage collection offers art lovers special highlights such as Leonardos, Raphaels and Titians. After lunch, served in a local restaurant downtown, we visit the Yusupov Palace, home of a noble family from the 18th through 20th centuries. The palace went down in Russian history as the place where the mysterious monk Grigory Rasputin was assassinated, a Siberian peasant who became the spiritual mentor and friend of Nicholas II and the Royal Family in the early 20th century. Return to hotel. Overnight.

Day 3 ST. PETERSBURG (B, L, Coach) 18th-century Russian Luxury
In the year 1708 Peter I gave his wife Catherine Aleksejevna an estate in the outskirts of St. Petersburg. As the summer residence of Russian Czars for two centuries, Zarskoje Selo, later Pushkin, was developed into one of the most magnificent and richest residences in Europe by the most famous architects and craftsmen of the time. Lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch we continue to another landmark in St. Petersburg; the Peterhof Summer Palace where we visit its low park. Overnight.

Day 4 ST. PETERSBURG - HELSINKI (B, L, Train) Spend your last morning at leisure. After lunch at the hotel, transfer to the railway station and afternoon departure to Helsinki, where you arrive late in the evening.

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