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St. Petersburg by Rail - First Class

 

Travel Code: RU002

Tour highlights include (for both levels):

  • 3 nights accommodations
  • Second-class Sibelius train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg (first-class available upon request)
  • Transfer from rail station to hotel in St. Petersburg Tour escort starting from St. Petersburg
  • Guided excursions and entrances into attractions Luggage assistance

Note: A Visa is required to enter Russia; see our Terms & Conditions for more information

Over the years, we feel we have created the perfect St. Petersburg program as a natural extension; with our privately guided 4-day/3-night option including round-trip rail from Helsinki. Our clients enthusiastically report that our guides are knowledgeable and enjoyable encompassing the perfect combination of historical information, guidance and genuine friendliness. Our travelers also enjoy the guided tours, yet savor their free time to visit the various other museums, revisit the Hermitage, shop or just browse this historic venues.

We are proud to offer our preferred module into St. Petersburg by Rail on an A-Level, with First class accommodations and B-Level, with standard rooms. We know you will thoroughly enjoy this historic Russian city in The Nordic Company style. It becomes a very compatible extension after visiting other parts of Scandinavia and is easily accessible with our attractive connecting air contracts with SAS, Scandinavian Airlines. Or other options including Silja Line's beautiful overnight archipelago sailing cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki. Customized options are available upon request. Just ask!

A-Level accommodations:

Deluxe-Class Hotel: Corinthia Nevsky Palace, a five-star hotel with a classic façade restored to its original splendor

4 days/3 nights

Departures from Helsinki (Or you can originate in St. Petersburg.)

Single supplement upon request!


Day 1: Depart Helsinki to St. Petersburg

Rise early for your departure on the Finnish Sibelius train. Upon arrival in St. Petersburg you will be met on the train-station platform by your guide for the next three days. Following a transfer to your hotel and check-in, enjoy an orientation tour that includes the Bronze Horseman, Admiralty, Nevsky Prospekt and the Palace Square, where you can admire the harmonious unity of the city and painted façades. End the day with a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress in all its glory. This is the burial place of all the Russian tzars including Peter the Great.
Accommodations:Corinthia Nevsky or Dostoevsky

Day 2: St. Petersburg

Following a breakfast buffet, you are off to visit the much-anticipated Hermitage! This art lover's delight houses more than 2.5 million works of art, including 65,000 items by the great masters of the Renaissance: Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian and Michelangelo. Following lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Cathedral of St. Isaac, the third largest in the world, with its gilded dome dominating the skyline.

Accommodations: Corinthia Nevsky or Dostoevsky

Day 3: St. Petersburg

After another generous Russian buffet breakfast at the hotel, start your morning with a visit to Pushkin, the summer palace of the tzars for more than two centuries and a favorite of Catherine the Great. This is one of the most magnificent and richest residences in Europe. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before your transfer back to the city center, where you have the afternoon free to leisurely immerse yourself in this urban, open-air museum widely spoken of as Russia's "Crown Jewel."
Accommodations: Corinthia Nevsky or Dostoevsky

Day 4: St. Petersburg - Helsinki

Savor your last Russian buffet breakfast and take the morning to explore this artful city one last time. Your time in the city of exotic moods, grandeur and vibrant energy is slowly ending as you catch an early afternoon transfer to the train. You arrive late evening in Helsinki (early train available upon request)

Accommodations in Helsinki: Available upon request at a conveniently located hotel in Helsinki, or continue with another spectacular itinerary arranged by The Nordic Company.

* Dinners available upon request (additional).

**Additional entertainment options: Opera, Mariinsky ballet or the St. Petersburg Circus are available throughout the year.

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