Baltic Cruise: Helsinki – St. Petersburg – TallinnVisa-Free Travel Discount to St. Petersburg

Cruise from Helsinki to St. Petersburg and Tallinn | 5 days

pice on request

Subject to season and number of people in the booking.

Meeting point


Port (Country)

Helsinki (Finland), St. Petersburg (Russia visa free)

Sailing date

March – December 2018

Day 1: Visit Helsinki by Baltic Cruise

You have numerous options available to you when it comes to Russia visa-free travel. A cruise is one of the most exciting choices. This cruise will take you through some of the top sights in this part of the world.

  • Departure from Helsinki 
  • Overnight onboard the ferry (Helsinki – St. Petersburg)

You’ll start your journey in Helsinki. On the first day, you can enjoy taking in the city on your own, getting a feel for the local lifestyle and cuisine. You can also visit the city’s famous Temppeliaukio Church, also known as the rock church, as it was built directly into solid rock. For those who are interested in history, Helsinki is home to a phenomenal history museum that will help you better understand the region’s past. At the end of the day, you’ll spend the night on board the ship.

Day 2: Visit St. Petersburg, Russia Visa-Free Travel

  • Arrive in Visa Free St. Petersburg at 9:00 am 
  • Guided sightseeing tour with driver


After sailing through the night, you’ll wake up in St. Petersburg. You’ll have the option of eating breakfast on the ferry or dining on your own in town. If you have chosen to add the Sightseeing Package to your tour, a guide will take you to see the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Kazan Cathedral, offering insight and information along the way. If you would prefer to see the sights on your own, a shuttle will drop you off in the heart of the city, where you’ll stay in a hotel for the night.

Day 3: Visa Free St. Petersburg  Baltic Cruise

  • Breakfast in your hotel
  • Guided sightseeing tour with driver

Your second day in St. Petersburg starts with breakfast at your hotel. After that, you’ll have the day to yourself to explore all that St. Petersburg has to offer. Some popular attractions include Nevsky Street, the Church of the Savior on Blood, Isaac Cathedral and Mariinsky Theatre. For architecture and design buffs, the city is filled with impressive buildings and stately bridges. You’ll stay in the hotel again for your third night.

Day 4: Visa Free St. Petersburg  Baltic Cruise

  • Breakfast in your hotel
  • Departure from St. Petersburg
  • Overnight onboard the ferry (St. Petersburg – Tallinn)

On day four, you’ll have breakfast at your hotel again before heading out for sightseeing, either on your own or with a guide. With the Sightseeing Package, your guide will take you to the Hermitage Museum. This expansive museum showcases Russia’s art and culture and it is the second-largest museum of its kind in the world. After touring the museum, a car will take you back to the harbor. If you are touring the city on your own, you can take a shuttle to the harbor, where you’ll spend the night on the boat.

Day 5: Visit Tallinn by Baltic Cruise

  • Arrive in Tallinn (Estonia)
  • Guided walking tour of Old Town Tallinn

On the final day of the cruise, you’ll be in Tallinn. After breakfast on the ferry, you’ll have the rest of the day to yourself to explore the city as you see fit. Tallinn is the capital of Estonia and is known for its picturesque red roofs, so don’t forget to bring your camera! Be sure to stop by the Gothic Town Hall and St. Nicholas Church, two of the most popular attractions in the area. Lahemaa National Park is another great option, giving you the chance to escape the city and spend some time enjoying the wonders of nature.

For Russia visa-free travel, a cruise offers the perfect opportunity to see the highlights of the region in a short space of time. We welcome you to get in touch with us to learn more about our many available cruises and other tours for Russia visa-free travel. Call today for more information about this cruise and the others we have available. We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have about our tour offerings and travel to Russia in general. Your dream vacation in Russia awaits!

What is included:

  • Round trip by cruise ferry from Helsinki to St. Petersburg and Tallinn (2 overnights)
  • Hotel 3* in the heart of St. Petersburg (2 overnights)
  • Daily breakfast in your hotel
  • Guided sightseeing walking tour of St. Petersburg
  • Guided 3 hrs tour to the Hermitage museum
  • Public shuttle bus from the harbor to the city center of St. Petersburg and back
  • Premium customer support (24h emergency phone support for existing customers, e-mail support, on-line chat, call back)
  • Fuel and harbor fee

Private Sightseeing Package


  • Round trip by luxury cruise ferry from Helsinki to St. Petersburg (2 overnights)
  • Hotel 3* in the heart of St. Petersburg (2 overnights)
  • Daily breakfast in your hotel
  • Personal guide and car for the transfers, panoramic tour and excursions: Panoramic city tour by private car with a personal guide (3 hrs), Palace square and The State Hermitage museum, Peter and Paul Forteress, Kazan Cathedral with a personal guide
  • Premium customer support (24h emergency phone support for existing customers, e-mail support, on-line chat, call back)
  • Fuel and harbor fee

What is not included:

  • Any transportation to or from Helsinki
  • Travel insurance

Please note:

  • All times are local
  • Check your Nordic Cruises tour voucher for exact departure and arrival times
  • All guests must be on board at least 1/2 hour before sailing

The tour includes 2 overnights on board of a luxury cruise MS Princess Anastasia

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The tour includes 2 overnight in one of the best 3-5 star hotels which are carefully selected for you and located in the heart of St. Petersburg.
You can book any hotel of your choice:

Nevsky Grand Hotel 3*

The hotel is ideally located in the very city center and offers all renovated, clean and comfortable rooms.

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Dynasty Hotel 3*

The Dynasty Hotel is located in the heart of legendary city of St. Petersburg on Rubinstein Street just off Nevsky Prospect. It is only 20 min walk from one of the famous St. Petersburg’s highlights such as the Kazan Cathedral and the Church of the Savior on Blood.

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Golden Triangle Boutique Hotel 4*

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W 5* Boutique Hotel by Starwood Hotels

This luxury W Hotel Saint Petersburg is a truthfully lovely hotel on Voznesenky Prospect, just a few steps from the Saint Isaac’s Cathedral. Standing in this stylish hotel makes you vocation truly great.

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Drawbridge Openings Schedule, St. Petersburg

During navigation period from April till the middle November thirteen bridges that cross the Neva river are opened for a few hours to let large ships pass. Please follow the schedule below to get successfully to your hotel.
Palace Bridge1:10 am-2:50 am
3:10 am-4:55 am
Trinity Bridge1:20 am-4:50 am
Blagoveshchensky Bridge1:25 am-2:45 am
3:10 am-5:00 am
Grenadersky Bridge1:30 am-4:30 am
Kantemirovsky Bridge1:30 am-4:30 am
Smpsonievsky Bridge1:30 am-4:30 am
Liteiny Bridge1:40 am-4:45 am
Tuchkov Bridge 2:00 am-2:55 am
3:35 am-4:55 am
Volodarsky Bridge 2:00 am-3:45 am
4:15 am-5:45 am
Exchange Bridge2:00 am-4:45 am
Bolsheokhotinsky Bridge 2:00 am-5:00 am
Alexander Nevsky Bridge2:20 am-5:10 am
Finlyandsky Bridge2:20 am-5:30 am

Russia Visa Free Requirements

Nordic Cruises Tour Operator legally offers Baltic cruises to St. Petersburg with Russia Visa Free up to 72 hours. It is enough time for first time visitors.
To take a ferry to St. Petersburg you should have to show at passport control:

  • Your valid passport WITHOUT Russia Visa
  • Nordic Cruises voucher conformation
  • Boarding Pass
  • Travel Insurance (hardly recommended)
  • Take advantage of the Russia Visa Free to discover the Northern Capital of Russia.

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