Fairy Tale Baltics

Escorted TourFinland and Russia


From $2,430 USD
August 3 - August 7, 2018
5 Days / 4 Nights

Fairy Tale Baltics, escorted tour to Finland and Russia, features highlights of Helsinki, by Allegro train to historic St. Petersburg, city of the Czars.

Overview

The Fairy Tale Baltics, 5-days escorted tour to Finland and Russia. Explore Finland's capital city Helsinki, often called the "Daughter of the Baltic", with many sights and attractions; Suomenlinna, one of the world's largest historical maritime fortresses is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Journey by high-speed Allegro train from Helsinki to historic St. Petersburg. Visit the Hermitage Museum, Peter & Paul Fortress, Pushkin and St. Isaac's Cathedral.

Operation

August 3 - August 7, 2018

Departure

Guaranteed departure 2018: August 3 - August 7

Price

  • from $2,430 per person in double room
  • from $2,965 single room

Included

  • 4 nights Helsinki - St. Petersburg
  • 4 nights accommodation in centrally located first class hotels
  • Rooms with private facilities
  • Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily
  • Daily 3-course or buffet dinner
  • Packed lunch on train Helsinki - St. Petersburg
  • Train Helsinki - St. Petersburg
  • Coach transfers between hotels and railways stations
  • 3-hour city tour of St. Petersburg
  • Visit to Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral
  • Visit to Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace
  • Pushkin, Catherine's Palace
  • Hydrofoil from St. Petersburg to Peterhof
  • Entrance to Lower Parks and Grand Palace
  • 1 hour guided canal tour
  • Folklore show at Nikolaevsky Palace
  • Snacks during intermission
  • Dinner at local restaurant
  • All entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats and seat belts
  • English-speaking tour escort throughout
  • Luggage assistance at all hotels while with the group
  • Transfers airport/hotel first & last days of tour*

Not Included

  • International airfare & airport taxes
  • Airport taxes
  • Russian Visa fee
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal insurance / personal items
  • $25 Service fee

Please note

  • *Transfers to/from a different airport than the one mentioned in the tour program may incur a supplement.
  • Please inquire about our favorable airfares on Icelandair or SAS.

Day 1 ARRIVAL HELSINKI (D)

Transfer from Helsinki Vantaa Airport in connection with your flight arrival. Dinner and accommodation at the Hotel Haven, a first class hotel centrally located. Your tour escort will meet you at 18.50 hrs (before dinner) in the hotel lobby.

Haven Hotel ****+

Day 2 HELSINKI - ST. PETERSBURG (B, L, D)

Breakfast followed by transfer by coach from hotel to railway station. Departure from Helsinki on train "Allegro" for St. Petersburg. Lunch box on train.

Arrival in St. Petersburg. Coach transfer from railway station to hotel combined with 1 hour's guided boat cruise along the Neva River and visit at St. Isaac's Cathedral.

Welcome dinner including shot of vodka and 1 glass wine, and accommodation at Ambassador Hotel, a four star hotel located in the city center, near the famous Mariinsky Theatre.

Ambassador Hotel ****+

Day 3 ST. PETERSBURG - PETERHOF (B, L, D)

Buffet breakfast at hotel. The day begins with a transfer to Neva River cruise harbour for cruise by hydrofoil to Peterhof, including Grand Palace and Lower Parks with fountains. Lunch at local restaurant.

After lunch, tour of the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum and the State Rooms of the Winter Palace. Return to hotel. Dinner and accommodation at Ambassador Hotel.

Ambassador Hotel ****+

Day 4 ST. PETERSBURG - PUSHKIN - FOLKLORE (B, L, D)

Buffet breakfast at hotel and transfer to town of Pushkin followed by a visit to Catherine's Palace, including the famous Amber room. Lunch at local restaurant.

After lunch 3 hours tour of the city by coach with local English-speaking guide. St. Petersburg is a city of outstanding architectural beauty, famous for its magnificent palaces, cathedrals, fountains and bridges. The tour includes sights as the Square of Arts, the Russian Museum, the Cathedral of Our Saviour 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 paid to 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 at the Dostoevsky Restaurant or similar. Accommodation at Ambassador Hotel.

Ambassador Hotel ****+

Day 5 ST. PETERSBURG (B)

Your tour ends after breakfast at the hotel with transfers to St. Petersburg Airport to connect with homeward flights.

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