Baltic Cruise: Russia Visa-Free Travel to St. Petersburg from Helsinki

Visa Free to St. Petersburg, Russia

Baltic Cruise from Helsinki to St. Petersburg, Russia Visa Free | 5 Days

From 409 € per person

Subject to season and number of people in the booking.

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

Sailing date

March – December 2018

Russia Visa Free Tour from Helsinki to St. Petersburg

Day 1: Cruise from Helsinki to St. Petersburg

Your Baltic Cruise is Russia visa free adventure from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. You will have the majority of the day to explore Helsinki (read more what cruise travelers can do in Helsinki). You can visit on your own the amazing Temppeliaukio Church, also known as Rock Church, or take a peek in the city’s Natural History Museum which houses some spectacular exhibits, or shop in the city’s open markets and designer boutiques. You will board the  cruise ferry before your departure from Helsinki at 6:00 – 7:00pm (subject to departure date) to visit St. Petersburg. You will spend the night on this gorgeous cruise-ferry that holds over 1600 passengers and has 606 cabins. 

Day 2: Visit  St. Petersburg with Russia Visa Free

You will arrive from Helsinki to St. Petersburg at 9:00 am  of day two after spending the night upon one of the finest Baltic Cruises. Your day starts with an optional delicious  buffet breakfast onboard the ferry.  The disembarking, passport control and transfer to the city center will start right after arrival. Most of hotels we offer are located in a walking distance from the shuttle bus stop.
This Russian Baltic city has many exciting attractions. If you plan to spend the day sightseeing, you will want to take a look at our Sightseeing Package upgrade.
The affordable sightseeing package is included in  your amazing trip.

Our experienced guide will greet you at the hotel reception at 3:00 pm. The guide will take you on a walking 3 hour sightseeing tour of the beautiful historic city of St. Petersburg. Your guide will speak English unless you have requested another language.
The Baltic cruise form Helsinki to St. Petersburg Sightseeing Package includes also visit of  one of the famous Cathedrals of St. Petersburg.

Day 3:

Visit Hermitage Grandeur in St. Peterburg

You will begin your day with a hearty  breakfast at the hotel.
At 03:00 pm you will embark on a 3 hours walking outing to the State Hermitage Museum. This outing is included in your tour price.
The Hermitage, formerly known as the homes of Tsars, houses one of the world’s finest art collections. You will see masterpieces by renowned artists such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, Titian and Gainsborough. These art collections are located along the Palace Embankment where you will find the infamous Winter Palace.

 

Day 4:

Explore St. Petersburg

After  breakfast in your hotel, you have a  day to explore the city of St. Petersburg.  You can make use of the city’s public transport system. It consists of buses, trams, and the marvellous underground metro.
St. Petersburg is sometimes referred to as the “Venice of the North”, and is a sight to be seen with its extensive network of canals and charming bridges in Baroque and Neo-Classical styles.

Also you can visit absolutely fantastic Eliseyev Emporium on Nevsky Prospect, just a few minutes from your hotel, and the Church of the Saviour on Blood, a sacred landmark in St. Petersburg. After a day of St. Petersburg exploring, you will return to the hotel where you can relax and prepare for another great day to follow.

Arround of 4:00 pm you will take a shuttle bus from the city centre to the harbor.

You will board the ferry before 5:30 pm. At 7:00 pm departure on your overnight trip back to Helsinki.

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Day 5: Baltic Cruise to Helsinki, Finland

The cruise ferry arrives in Helsinki at 7 – 8:00 am (subject to a departure date). You can enjoy an  optional breakfast aboard the ship before disembarking and ending your fantastic Russia visa free travel vacation to St. Petersburg. We know you will enjoy this trip. We strive to do our best to provide you with an unforgettable experience. Should you decide to spend more time in Helsinki, be sure to ask about our sight-seeing tours.
Remember, there are a few packages available for this cruise vacation. Visit St. Petersburg. Contact us today to enjoy your cruise from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. So, we can tell you about the excellent rates we offer on the Basic Package and the Private Sightseeing Package. We look forward to hearing from you!

Helsinki City, Finland

Helsinki City, Finland

Helsinki on the Shore of the Gulf of Finland

Helsinki on the Shore of the Gulf of Finland

The Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia Visa Free

The Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia

"Our Lady of Kazan", St. Petersburg

“Our Lady of Kazan”, St. Petersburg

The Palace Bridge, St. Petersburg

The Palace Bridge, St. Petersburg

Eliseyev Emporium on Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg

Eliseyev Emporium on Nevsky Prospect, Visti St. Petersburg

The Winter Palace, St. Petersburg

The Winter Palace, St. Petersburg

Church of the Savior on Blood, Visit St. Petersburg

Church of the Savior on Blood, Medieval Russian Architecture

Port of Helsnki

Port of Helsnki

Visit the amazing Baltic city St. Petersburg, Russia visa free. Enjoy its remarkable culture, fine art and adventure on Baltic Cruise ship Princes Maria. Make your vacation absolutely unforgettable. Get ready to spend what very well may be the best six days of your life on a Baltic Cruise from Helsinki to St. Petersburg.

What is included:

  • Round trip by cruise ferry from Helsinki to St. Petersburg (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

(optional)

  • 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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Accommodation:

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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