Tour Tallinn, Helsinki, and Saint Petersburg

Discovering the Baltic in 8 days

This is a tour with an innovative program that in a few days will introduce you to three different countries, each with its own culture and centuries-old traditions. Tallinn - the capital of Estonia and the European capital of culture for the year 2011 - is a city that leaves tourists always impressed with its beauty. Its historic center, or the Old Medieval City, is an ancient Hanseatic port and UNESCO world

heritage site. Helsinki, across the gulf of Finland from Tallinn, is the northernmost metropolitan region in the world. With its one-million inhabitants, it is the northernmost city and the capital of the EU Member States. St.Petersburg, founded by Tsar Peter the Great on the Neva delta was for a long time the capital of the Russian Empire, seat of the court of the tsars, and today it is one of the main artistic and cultural centers of Europe.


Travel Program

Day 1    Tallinn

Arrival to Tallinn airport, meet with the driver and transfer to the hotel. Check-in (after 14:00), possible free time and overnight stay.

 

Day 2    Tallinn

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to the old town of Tallinn and the most significant historical and architectural monuments: the Toompea castle, the Orthodox Cathedral - dedicated to St. Alexander Nevski, the Church of St. Nicolas, the Palace of the Parliament of Estonia, Kiek in de Kok Tower, St. Mary’s Cathedral - a jewel of Gothic architecture, the Town Hall Square. Free time. Overnight stay.

 

Day 3    Tallinn - Helsinki

Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the port of Tallinn and ferry to Helsinki. Arrival in Helsinki. Guided tour of the city: through the port, the famous Market Square, the Parliament building, the Senate Square, the Finland Hall, the Sibelius monument, the Church in the Rock. Hotel accommodation. Free time. Overnight stay.

 

Day 4    Helsinki - St. Petersburg

Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning. In the afternoon, transfer to Helsinki railway station and departure by fast train to St. Petersburg. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Check-in and overnight stay.

 

Day 5    St. Petersburg

Breakfast at the hotel. City Tour St. Petersburg (external visits only): the square of the Rostrate Columns, the Nevsky Prospect, the Field of Mars, the Palace Square with the Winter Palace, the Decabrists Square, the Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Visit to the Fortress of Saints Peter and Paul, on the small island of the hares in the Neva River, with the Cathedral of Peter and Paul included or the tallest building in the city and burial place of all Russian emperors and empresses. Return back to the hotel. Free time. Overnight.

 

Day 6    St. Petersburg

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Hermitage Museum, one of the most important museums in the world. The museum occupies 4 beautiful buildings along the Neva River, including also the Winter Palace. The collections include over three million art objects. Recently the paintings of the Impressionist painters were brought to the General Staff Palace opposite the Hermitage Museum. Return back to the hotel. Overnight.

 

Day 7    St. Petersburg

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to the residence and park of Pushkin. Also known by the name of Tsarskoe Selo (the village of the tsars), the Pushkin residence consists of a spectacular complex that belonged to Catherine II the Great - located 27 km south of Saint Petersburg. The 600-hectare park with two artificial lakes is full of pavilions, caves and kiosks. The palace, with its very long facade, is one of the most precious architectural examples of Russian rococo and houses the famous Amber Room - a priceless piece of art. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

 

Day 8    St. Petersburg

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Pulkovo airport. Departure for home.


For a quote, send us a message at: info@incoming-russia.com

It will be necessary to indicate the exact dates of the tour, the number of participants and the accommodation in the hotel rooms.

 

We do not publish the prices of this tour as they are subject to change based on: the chosen hotel (3-4-5 stars), the number of participants (minimum 2 people), the period of visit and the type of car for transfers (standard, business, mini-van).

 

Included:

→  2 nights in Tallinn;

→  1 overnight in Helsinki;

→  4 nights in St. Petersburg; 

→  Breakfast at the hotel;

→  Transfers to and from airports and to and from stations carried out by private car / minivan;

→  All excursions and scheduled visits made with a local professional English-speaking guide;

→  Admissions, if any, during the excursions;

→  Visa support (a standard «tourist voucher» issued by the authorized Russian host travel agency)

→  Our 24-hour telephone assistance in English, carried out by our office in Moscow.

 

Possible modifications of the tour:

→  It is possible to extend the number of nights in St. Petersburg;

→  It is possible to consider a transfer from St. Petersburg to Moscow by Sapsan fast train and to include overnight stays and excursions in Moscow.


Important notes

→  Minimum number of participants is 2 people; 

→  The tour can be done throughout the year;

→  The guides in English are limited in number, therefore requests must be made well in advance

 

Visa

While some countries have bilateral agreements in place to allow visa-free travel to Russia for their citizens, most foreign nationals are still required to have an Entry Visa.  Starting from October 1, 2019, nationals of 51 foreign states may be granted an Electronic Visa to enter the Russian Federation through checkpoints located in the territory of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region under condition of not leaving this region. For more information please visit website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

The Baltic states belong to the Schengen Area and to travel there citizens of many countries are required to have a Schengen Entry Visa. Please contact as at info@incoming-russia.com to clarify whether you need a Schengen visa or not.

 

 

General information

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