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General Conditions



3 days / 2 nights, Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki

Hermitage - Peterhof - Pushkin - Ballet


Departures daily, April  - September 2006

An independent tour by train allowing you to explore the "Venice of the North" at your own pace. The comfortable ride through the countryside of southeastern Finland takes less than seven hours by the Finnish "Sibelius" train to St. Petersburg, Russia. This magnificent city of St. Petersburg entices with a legacy of history, the arts and striking beauty. St. Petersburg, built on 101 islands, is a city of canals and rivers, joined by 350 graceful bridges over the Neva River, thus earning the name" Venice of the North". The city, once the capital of Russia, is a bustling world capital of art, culture, history, music and luxury. For the traveler who wishes a short introduction to Czarist St. Petersburg.


Day 1 HELSINKI - ST. PETERSBURG (train, private car)
On arrival in St. Petersburg, a local guide will accompany your transfer by private car to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this exciting city on your own. Former czarist palaces, extravagant mansions, and richly decorated churches create an imperial ambience all around the city, which used to be the home of the Russian czars for two hundred years. Overnight at Hotel Moskva or at Hotel Angleterre.


(B, private car)
Breakfast at the hotel. The guided sightseeing tour covers the most essential sights of this magnificent Russian city, such as the Peter-and-Paul Fortress, the city's founding monument; the brilliant St. Isaac's Cathedral, decorated with more than 500 paintings, sculptures and mosaics by Russian masters; and the onion-domed Church of the Bleeding Saviour.
After the guided tour you will have plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely stroll along the bustling avenue of Nevsky Prospekt. The city also offers a multitude of delights for art and culture lovers. Overnight at Hotel Moskva or at Hotel Angleterre.

Day 3 RETURN TO HELSINKI (B, private car, train)
After breakfast at the hotel you have the opportunity to do some last minute shopping or sightseeing. In the afternoon, guided transfer by private car to the railway station and return to Helsinki with arrival late in the evening.


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Departure Dates 2006

Daily, May - October

Inquire about winter departures Dec - Feb


Prices in US Dollars

Czarist St. Petersburg, 3 days

Hotel Moskva
Apr 20-  May 19 & Sep 01 - 30 USD per person
Per person sharing a double room 695
Single Supplement 345
Extra bed 625
Additional nights
Per person sharing a double room 130
Single room 200
Extra bed 80
May 20 - Aug 31, 2006
Per person sharing a double room 835
Single Supplement 365
Extra bed 665
Additional nights
Per person sharing a double room 155
Single room 245
Extra bed 95
D'Angleterre Hotel, Superior Rooms
Apr 20 - May 19 & Sep 01 - 30
Per person sharing a double room 795
Single Supplement 495
Extra bed on request
Additional nights
Per person sharing a double room 195
Single room 365
Price for extra bed on request
May 01 - Jul 31, 2006
Per person sharing a double room 965
Single Supplement 625
Extra bed on request
Additional nights
Per person sharing a double room 300
Single room 495
Price for extra bed on request



  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in renovated twin-bedded rooms with bath or shower in the chosen tourist-class

  • 2 Breakfasts

  • Finnish train "Sibelius" Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki, 2nd class compartments

  • Transfers in St. Petersburg by private car and with local guide

  • 3-hour sightseeing tour with local guide

  • Service charges and taxes on included items

Not Included

  • Airfare & airport taxes

  • Gratuities

  • Russian Visa

  • Personal items

Add-ons: Tour Options

  • Additional nights in St. Petersburg

  • Folklore Evening, including transfers

  • Additional nights in Helsinki

Please note:

This is an independent tour program.

You will be met at the train station in St. Petersburg by private car and driver.


Visa for Russia

A visa is compulsory 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). Our European tour operator charges a handling fee of EUR 25 is charged for the visa support letter per party traveling together. Five Stars of Scandinavia will be happy to assist you in obtaining your visa.


Please inquire about departures Oct 2006 - March 2007

List of Hotels

Night 1 & 2

Your choice of:

Hotel Moskva or Hotel D'Angleterre

St. Petersburg / Russia


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