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Visa Free Tours to Russia

Travel by ferry from Helsinki. Explore St. Petersburg & Moscow.
Did you know? You may travel to Russia visa-free provided you have met the following conditions: you travel to / from Russia by a ferry from / to Helsinki and stay in Russia not more than 72 hours, i.e. 3 complete days. This is just enough time to explore St. Petersburg or even combine it with a short visit to Moscow. Read more about visa – free rules.

Our visa-free packages to Russia: we have designed two visa free packages to Russia departing from Helsinki by ferry: Read more about practicalities when joining one of our visa-free packages in Russia.
Our most popular visa-free itineraries are tailored for the needs of a short-term visitor to Russia. Our trips include all major landmarks in St. Petersburg and Moscow. You embark St. Peter Line ferry in Helsinki, spend an overnight onboard and arrive early in St. Petersburg to start your city exploration accompanied by an experienced local guide. You then spend the rest of your tour in St. Petersburg staying in a hotel or alternatively travel by an overnight train to Moscow. Return to Helsinki is also by an overnight ferry from St. Petersburg.

Day tours for passengers on large cruise ships: if you are on a cruise and stay in St. Petersburg just for a couple of days, view our visa-free trips for cruise passengers.

Please note, all our tours are highly ranked on Tripadvisor and we operate only small groups of no more than 10 people.

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Explore Russia Visa-Free by Ferry from Helsinki: St. Petersburg - 5 days (VF-02)
Explore Russia Visa-Free by Ferry from Helsinki: St. Petersburg - 5 days (VF-02)
It’s possible to visit Russia without the need for a visa, and this tour is one such holiday. Arriving by ferry from Helsinki, you’ll be able to discover the beautiful city of St Petersburg. You’ll stay in a centrally located hotel at Nevsky Prospekt and explore the city’s wo...
5 days | 2 cities. Tour price by request
Explore Russia Visa Free by Ferry from Helsinki: St. Petersburg - Moscow - 5 days (VF-01)
Explore Russia Visa Free by Ferry from Helsinki: St. Petersburg - Moscow - 5 days (VF-01)
If you’re short on time and don’t wish to apply for a Russian visa, then this is the tour for you, a 72-hour trip taking in the highlights of Russia’s two largest cities. Our professional guides and drivers will ensure that you see all the major sights of elegant St Petersburg and ...
5 days | 3 cities. Tour price by request
Photo Gallery: Visa-Free Tours to Russia
Landmarks to see and places to visit on your visa-free tour to Russia.
Tour highlights
Read about major highlights you expect to see on your visa-free journey.
Optional excursions for your tours
You can enhance your stay and book optional excursions in Moscow and St. Petersburg while on your tour. We suggest to choose your excursions before your departure so we can arrange a guide, entrance tickets and a transport if applicable.
Accommodation on your tours
We offer different cabin classes on a ferry and hotel categories: 3* and 4*. Please note all our hotels are centrally located and are recommended on Tripadvisor. If you travel to Moscow, you will be spending two nights on an luxurious overnight train, also offering different compartment categories. Please view accommodation details below.
Great value holidays
Small groups: 2 - 10 people & personal approach from our highly-qualified guides.
Itinerary options: visit just St. Petersburg or combine it with a short stay in Moscow or Helsinki.
Add-ons available on all packages: optional excursions, theatre tickets, Helsinki extension.
Your comfort is our priority
Choice of carefully selected hotels of high standard and central location, Tripadvisor high rank.
Choice of cabins on a ferry: standard, premium and deluxe, read more about a ferry.
Flights: checked luggage included. We normally fly with British Airways (subject to availability).
Country expertise
Award winning company. Russia's Leading Inbound Travel Agency.
Dedicated tour manager to guide you through the booking process.
No Russian visa required, all tours are compliant with visa-free rules.
Your peace of mind
Total financial protection: our tour packages are covered by ATOL and insolvency insurance.
All tours are run by professional licensed English-speaking guides.
24-hours emergency hotline available 7 days per week.