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Our Bestseller to Russia

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

Hermitage - Peterhof - Pushkin - Ballet


Departures daily, May - October 2006

Superior first class, semi-escorted tour to St. Petersburg, Russia. Recently celebrating its 300th Anniversary, the 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. Travel by first class train "Sibelius" from Helsinki. Upon arrival in St. Petersburg, your private car and English speaking guide will meet and escort you on all excursions and sightseeing tours. Visit the dazzling Hermitage Art Museum, Summer Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Peterhof. Enjoy an evening Ballet performance at one of the famous theaters or a Russian Folklore show. There is much enchantment in St. Petersburg waiting to take visitors into a time gone by, which will live in the hearts and memories forever.



Early morning departure by Finnish train "Sibelius" to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival, your private car, driver & guide will meet you at the St. Petersburg Train Station. Private Transfer including city sightseeing with entrance to St. Isaac's Cathedral with its stunning and unique Russian mosaics, sculptures and gold icons. Enjoy the fabulous view over the city center before being transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel Moskva***, located opposite Alexander Nevsky Square on the corner of  Nevsky Prospekt, in view of the river Neva. A perfect location in the historical and architectural centre of the city.


Today your driver and guide will escort you to Peterhof, lavish Summer Palace of Peter the Great. Founded in the beginning of the eighteenth century by Emperor Peter the Great not far from his new northern capital St. Petersburg, Peterhof was intended to become the most splendid official royal summer residence. Its wonderful parks, 176 fountains and four cascades, majestic palaces, numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes, make Peterhof, often called "Capital of Fountains", unique in the world. Enjoy a delicious lunch before your visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum and Winter Palace. Transfer back to your hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Hotel Moskva.


Breakfast at the hotel. Today your excursion will take you to the town of Pushkin south of St. Petersburg, where Catherine I built a surprise palace for her husband, Peter the Great. Visit Catherine the Great's Palace, surrounded by lavish park with fountains, bridges, terraces and galleries. Afternoon at leisure. Perhaps a visit to the Russian Art Museum or shopping on Nevsky Prospect. This evening you will be picked up and transferred to one of the famous theaters for a Ballet performance. Return transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel Moskva.



Breakfast at your hotel. Morning transfer by private car and driver to the Train Station. Depart for Helsinki full of fun-filled memories and deep lasting impressions. The program ends with afternoon arrival in Helsinki.




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Departure Dates 2006

Daily, May - October

Inquire about winter departures Dec - Feb


Prices in US Dollars

St. Petersburg Art & Ballet, 4 days

May 20 - June 30
Per person sharing a double room 1,455
Single Supplement 640
May 01 - 19 & July 01 - Oct 31
Per person sharing a double room 1,435
Single Supplement  640
Program with D'Angleterre Hotel 
May 01 - July 31
Per person sharing a double room 1,775
Single Supplement 815
Aug 01 - Oct 31
Per person sharing a double room 1,615
Single Supplement 670
Program with Astoria Hotel 
May 01 - July 22
Per person sharing a double room 2,070
Single Supplement


July 23 - Oct 31
Per person sharing a double room


Single Supplement  790



  • 3 nights first class hotel

  • Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily

  • 1 x luncheon

  • First class train Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki

  • Transfers and local transportation by private car & driver

  • Half-day city tour including entrance to St. Isaac’s Cathedral

  • Visit to Peterhof including entrance to the Palace & Park

  • Visit to the Hermitage Art Museum &Winter Palace

  • Visit to Pushkin, incl. entrance to Catherine's Palace

  • Private English speaking guide on all excursions

  • Ballet performance

  • Luggage handling

Not Included

  • Airfare & airport taxes

  • Gratuities

  • Russian Visa

  • Personal items

Add-ons: Tour Options

  • Upgrade to Hotel Astoria or Radisson SAS Royal

  • Additional nights in St. Petersburg

  • Folklore Evening, including transfers

  • Additional nights in Helsinki

  • Extension to Moscow

  • Extension to Tallinn

  • Baltic Cruise to Stockholm

Please note:

This is an independent tour program.

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

All excursions as per itinerary are with private guide and driver.


List of Hotels

Night 1, 2 & 3

Hotel Moskva

St. Petersburg / Russia


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