5-Day Tour of St. Petersburg and Moscow from Helsinki

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 buzzing Moscow. You’ll visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, be awed by the huge art collection at the Hermitage Museum, get up close and personal with Lenin’s embalmed body in his mausoleum and of course have a tour of colourful St Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square.

per adult from

$2,659

NZD

Duration

5 days

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Overnight train travel, 2nd class
    • Ferry tickets, cabin B category
    • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Moscow Kremlin
    • Entry/Admission - Armoury Chamber
    • Entry/Admission - Saint Basil's Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
    What's excluded :
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Excursions not mentioned in the itinerary. Can be provided on spot, fees apply

  • Day 1: Departure to St. Petersburg. Ferry Princess Anastasia

    Pass By: Helsinki, Helsinki, Uusimaa
    Departing from Helsinki, you’ll board the Princess Anastasia ferry bound for St Petersburg.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation aboard a ferry: Cabin B. Upgrade options available.

    Day 2: Exploring St. Petersburg. Visit Peter & Paul’s Fortress. Boat Trip. Departure to Moscow

    Stop At: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
    Panoramic city tour. St Petersburg is known as the Venice of the North so what can be better than seeing the city from its waterways? We’ll travel by boat (during navigation period, otherwise by car) along the River Neva and the city’s many canals past palaces, parks and cathedrals.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia
    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.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight train "Grand Express" featuring spacious sleeping compartments. Upgrade options available.

    Day 3: Highlights of Moscow: Kremlin, Armoury, Red Square. Departure to St. Petersburg

    Stop At: Moscow, Moscow, Central Russia
    Panoramic city tour. Our guided city tour takes us to Lubyanka Square, the world-famous KGB centre of the Soviet epoch, and the Teatralnaya Square where the famous Bolshoi Theatre is located.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Moscow Kremlin, Moscow 103132 Russia
    Once the residence of the Tsars and now the base for the Russian president, the Kremlin is a fascinating place to explore. You can almost feel the ghosts of Tsarist Russia in Cathedral Square. Inside the Armoury Museum, marvel at such treasures as Faberge's fabulously decorated eggs, the chalice of Yuri Dolgorukiy and weaponry dating back centuries.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Armoury Chamber, Dvortsovaya St., 1R, Moscow 103073 Russia
    Inside the Armoury Museum, marvel at such treasures as Faberge's fabulously decorated eggs, the chalice of Yuri Dolgorukiy and weaponry dating back centuries.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Red Square, Moscow 109012 Russia
    Guided visit of the Red Square. Its world-renowned sights, including the brightly-painted domes of the 16th century St Basil’s Cathedral, the enormous GUM department store and pretty Kazan Cathedral attract millions of tourists each year.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Saint Basil's Cathedral, Red Square 2, Moscow 109012 Russia
    Visit to St. Basil's Cathedral. Our guide will show you the interiors of the cathedral.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Lenin's Mausoleum, Red Square, Moscow 613310 Russia
    We will visit Lenin's Mausoleum and the burial place of Soviet leaders at the Kremlin wall.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Vorobievy Hills, Vorobievy Hills, Moscow, Central Russia
    Visit to the observation platform for a panoramic view over the capital.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight train "Grand Express" featuring spacious sleeping compartments. Upgrade options available.

    Day 4: Catherine Palace & Amber Room. Hermitage Museum. Departure to Helsinki

    Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
    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.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
    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.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation aboard a ferry: Cabin B. Upgrade options available.

    Day 5: Arrival in Helsinki

    Pass By: Helsinki, Helsinki, Uusimaa
    Upon request we can arrange tours and accommodation in Helsinki, please enquire.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We provide pick-up transfer from the Sea Station "Morskoy Vokzal". Our guide will pick you up at the specified time, he will hold a sign-board.Ports
    • Morskoy Vokzal, Ploshchad' Morskoy Slavy, 1, Sankt-Peterburg, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 199106
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/9/2020 - 12/31/2020
    Monday:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Sunday:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    7/9/2021 - 12/31/2021
    Monday:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Sunday:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Please note some walking is required
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • We operate only small groups.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

14

Organised by Go Russia Travel Company

Activity ID: V-269522P18

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