Departure to St. Petersburg. Ferry Princess Anastasia
We’ll depart Helsinki bound for St. Petersburg onboard the comfortable Princess Anastasia ferry.
St. Petersburg City Tour. Peter & Paul’s Fortress
Our driver will meet you in the arrivals area of the port with a Go Russia sign board and you’ll transfer to the hotel. From there you’ll take a guided city tour of St Petersburg and pay a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress. Occupying a commanding position on tiny Hare Island, the fortress was built by Peter the Great in 1703 to protect the land near the River Neva from attacks from Sweden. However, it didn’t see combat until 1917. Recently this fortress prison has had many of its buildings converted into museums and features a splendid cathedral containing the tombs of the Romanov monarchs.
Hermitage Museum. Boat Trip on St. Petersburg Canals
Perhaps the most famous of St Petersburg’s many historic sights, the Hermitage is the focus for today’s tour. Once the home of the Russian Tsars and now a world-class art museum, this spectacular building would be a draw for its architecture even without the three million works of art that form its extensive collection. Dating from the Stone Age to the 20th century, there are paintings, sculptures, icons, coins and jewellery waiting to be admired, from just about every famous name you could imagine.
After Hermitage we will enjoy a trip along St. Petersburg canals (during navigation period). The looming silhouettes of the bridges, the grandeur of the waterways, the granite embankments with their various piers and slipways, the 18th and 19th century palaces and parks on the banks of the Neva and the canals, architectural landmarks in the form of the domes and spires of churches and cathedrals, visible from a long way off - all this contributes to the unique appearance of the "Venice of the North", one of the world's most beautiful cities.
Catherine Palace & Amber Room. Departure to Helsinki
In the morning we will visit the Catherine Palace, another of Royal St Petersburg’s architectural masterpieces, located 25km south of the city at Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin). It’s a delightful baroque building designed by the Italian Bartolomeo Rastrelli and inside you’ll be wowed by the fabulously decadent Amber Room and its sumptuous interior decor.
Back at the hotel in St Petersburg, our driver will meet you with a Go Russia sign, ready to take you to the port where the Princess Anastasia ferry will be waiting to take you back to the Finnish capital.
Tour Dates & Prices
Arrival in Helsinki
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Your accommodation on this tour includes two overnight stays on-board Princess Anastasia Ferry (Helsinki - St. Petersburg and back, cabin category as per your choice) and an overnight stay in a centrally located 3* or 4* hotel. All our hotels have been carefully selected and personally tested by Go Russia product development team. They have been chosen for their central location, available facilities, tastefully designed interiors, and friendly service and customers’ feedbacks. Please note all our hotels are recommended on Tripadvisor and have above average ratings. Please view your accommodation details below.
Ferry Princess Anastasia
St. Peter Line operates regular connection between Helsinki and St. Petersburg on a modern ferry Princess Anastasia. Princess Anastasia is a modern passenger ferry with a total passenger capacity of 2 500 people. The ferry features comfortable cabins of different categories, several restaurants, bars, aqua-zones, duty free shops, cinema and music hall with regular show performances by St. Petersburg Music Hall ballet theatre.
Hotel Nevsky Grand St. Petersbrug 3*
Hotel Nevsky Hotel Grand is ideally located in the centre of St. Petersburg, and within easy walking distance of the famous landmarks of St. Petersburg - such as Hermitage; Kazan, St. Isaac's and Savior on Spilled Blood Cathedrals; Russian museum. The hotel features elegant interior and cozy homelike atmosphere. The hotel’s 135 guest rooms and 5 suites are designed in the modern style with a touch of antique, complimented by the technological amenities, including telephone, free WiFi, interactive satellite television, safe, air-conditioning system. There is a hall on every floor with soft drinks, coffee and tea, open 24 hours a day.Learn more
M-Hotel St. Petersbrug 3*
Located in the Golden Triangle District, the 3 star M-Hotel is convenient for many of St Petersburg’s attractions including being just a twenty minute walk from the Hermitage Museum. In addition, it is well connected to public transport; the nearest Metro station, Nevsky Prospect, is only a two minute walk away. The hotel’s rooms and suites are bright and airy, furnished in a comfortable fashion. WiFi is available throughout the hotel at no additional cost.Learn more
Hotel Petro Palace St. Petersburg 4*
Petro Palace is a brand new, superior 4* hotel in St. Petersburg, established in 2005 which offers the best location and superb amenities. It occupies a building of historical and cultural significance, the former residence of Baron Von Schtaal. The hotel is renowned for its central location, just steps away from the major landmarks of the city: Hermitage and St. Isaac’s Cathedral. All standard rooms are designed in modern style and feature queen size, king-size or twin beds. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, internet, telephone, interactive and satellite TV, a safe and a mini bar. Swimming pool is free of charge: 07:00 – 11:00, outside these hours a fee applies.Learn more
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We absolutely loved Helen, she was amazing and we felt that her knowledge of St Petersburg really made the trip
Our Guide Helen did an excellent job of providing information and getting us thru the sites.
Melena Sharapova was an outstanding Guide. Excellent English, Polite, Very knowledgeable, on time. I’d say use her as often as possible.
The tour guide (Milena) was amazing in St. Petersburg. She had a profound knowledge of the history of the city and provided us with great suggestions for food.
Visa free but with excellent guides and enough energy it was wonderful. The guides and sightseeing were great, all went like clockwork and would highly recommend.
It really was a wonderful experience and the guides were terrific. I will definitely be recommending to my friends.
Our guide in St Petersburg, Olga and the driver Vladimir were exceptional.
Great guides. Excellent use of time plus because of great location of hotel, we did much independent exploration
Timing, from the pickup on arrival to the arrangements for our tour visits to our homeward journey all were excellently on time with comfortable transport. Overall we enjoyed our stay in Saint Petersburg and had excellent service.
Your 72 hr St. Peterburg tour was well organised and exactly what we required