Cruise from Helsinki to historic St Petersburg on this visa-free break
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- Sail across the Baltic from Helsinki to St. Petersburg
- Stay in five-star luxury at the Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge
- Let an expert-led tour introduce you to the delights of the Hermitage Museum
- 1 Night Helsinki
- 1 Night Baltic cruise
- 2 Nights St Petersburg
- 2 Nights Baltic cruise
City | History & culture | Ocean cruise | Short break | Summer
Spend a night in the Finnish capital, Helsinki, before sailing across the Baltic to St Petersburg, where you'll enjoy a guided tour of the city without the time-consuming process and expense of applying for a Russian visa. You’ll stay at the five-star Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge, a luxurious launch pad for your included tour of the city's highlights, culminating in a visit to the impressive Hermitage Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of fine art. What's more our cruise ship has a choice of up to five cabin grades along with a host of bars and restaurants, a casino, duty free shops and on-board entertainment.
Day by day itinerary
Enjoy included airport lounge access before your flight to Helsinki. On arrival in the Finnish capital, you'll check in to the Radisson Blu Plaza, ideally located close to the National Theatre, Grand Casino Helsinki and Finnish National Gallery.
Stay: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki (Superior)
The bulk of today is left free for you to explore the city. The shopping is excellent and a number of sights are well worth a visit, including the ‘church in the rock’, Temppeliaukio, the colourful Market Square, the Presidential Palace and the Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral, whose golden minarets give Helsinki a distinctive Eastern flavour. Come evening you’ll board the M/S Princess Maria, check in to your cabin and enjoy dinner on board as you set sail for St Petersburg.
Stay: M/S Princess Maria (Superior)
Arrive in the morning and transfer to the luxurious Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge in the heart of the city. Your included sightseeing tour takes in the Hermitage Museum, home to the world's largest collection of fine art and history and either Peter and Paul Fortress or St Isaac’s Cathedral. You'll also have ample time to explore at your own pace, with the Faberge Museum among a host of optional highlights.
Stay: Solo Sokos Palace Bridge Hotel, St Petersburg (Superior)
Your return cruise departs St Petersburg at 19.00 on day five, with dinner once again served on board. Arrive in Helsinki at 08.00 the next morning and make your own way to the airport for your flight home.
Stay: M/S Princess Maria (Superior)
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
from £875 pp. incl. flights
from £1,385 pp. incl. flights
- Return flights from London to Helsinki
- 1 night at the Radisson Blu Seaside with breakfast
- return cruise aboard The Princess Anastasia in a Commodore category cabin
- Visa-free 2 night stay at the Solo Sokos Hotel Valilievsky or similar
- shared transfers in St Petersburg
- City tour
- Entrances to: Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage museum and Church on the Spilled Blood
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Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.
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