Baltic Cruise: Helsinki – St. Petersburg – Helsinki

Visa-Free Travel Discount to St. Petersburg

This tour is not running in 2018. We offer a 5 day visa free cruise to St. Petersburg instead.

Baltic Cruise from Helsinki to St. Petersburg without Visa

Prices on request

Subject to season and number of people in the booking.

Start

Duration

Port (Country)

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

Season

March – December 2022

This tour is not running in 2018. We offer a 5 day visa free cruise to St. Petersburg instead.

Visit Russia by Baltic Cruise from Helsinki to  St. Petersburg, Visa Free Russia

You can explore St. Petersburg via Helsinki with a Russia visa free on our 4 Day Baltic Cruise. This transcoastal adventure begins with a day of exploration in the Finnish capital followed by a luxury cruise across the Baltic Sea, featuring comfortable cabins, restaurants, bars and live entertainment. You will cruise from Helsinki to St. Petersburg and back via the luxury ferry, lavishly equipped for comfort, luxury and style.

Day 1, Wednesday: Cruise from Helsinki to St. Petersburg, Russia Visa Free

Before embarking across the Baltic Sea to breathtaking St. Petersburg, which is Russia visa free tour, you can spend the day perusing some of the wonders the Finnish capital has to offer (read more What Cruise Travelers Can Do in Helsinki). Helsinki is equipped with railway trams and subways, which makes getting around quick and easy. Witness the architectural majesty of the Helsinki Cathedral and marvel at the modern innovations of the Design District. The  MS Princess Anastasia departs at 6:00 pm, giving you just enough time to stop by the Atheneum Art Museum. Your Baltic cruise from Helsinki to St. Petersburg begins at 6:00 pm. 

Day 2, Thursday: Visit St. Petersburg, Russia

Your visit to Russia begins upon your 9:30 am arrival. Enjoy the onboard optional  breakfast before heading out into the region’s culture capital. When you arrive at the water’s edge of the most diverse city in Russia, prepare to be awestruck by world-class cuisine, architecture and theater entertainment. Plan for a blend of Russian and French cuisine at the famous L’Europe Restaurant, enjoy an afternoon of wonder at St. Isaac’s Cathedral and spend an unforgettable evening with the world-renowned Russian Ballet in the Mariinsky Theatre. Also you can visit the Faberge Museum. And do not miss luxury food store Eliseyev Emporium on Nevsky Prospekt for a coffee and sweet.

This amazing Baltic city is built around a network of 93 rivers and canals, which are crossed by nearly 800 bridges. These features have earned St. Petersburg the nicknames of “The City of Bridges” and “The Northern Venice.” By upgrading to the Sightseeing Package offered with Russia Visa free cruise, you can effectively find your way around the waterways on a private half-day tour of St. Petersburg, visit the Kazan Cathedral , the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Church of the Savior on Blood

Day 3, Friday: More Adventure in St. Petersburg

Widely considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, St. Petersburg gives culturally curious travelers hundreds of reasons to visit Russia. St. Petersburg, also called the North Capital of Russia. It boasts an astonishing number of museums, theaters and landmarks as well as numerous seasonal gatherings and art festivals. Start your day with a traditional  breakfast in your hotel, then set out across the city to explore at will. Your Sightseeing Package upgrade includes a private half-day tour of the Hermitage Museum, which is home to famous works by Matisse, Monet and Van Gogh. As the day comes to a close, the  MS Princess Anastasia awaits you at the harbor as early as 4:30 pm. You can reach it via  shuttle bus from your hotel. 

Day 4, Saturday: Return Baltic Cruise to Helsinki

On the final day of the Baltic cruise, you will arrive back in Helsinki at 8:00 am. The ship will help you start your day with an optional  breakfast buffet. Well-rested and fed, you can choose to see more of Helsinki by choosing one of several optional Helsinki Sightseeing Tours.
Call today to discuss the Baltic cruise from Helsinki to St. Petersburg, visa-free Russia  and inquire regarding what the Basic and Sightseeing Upgrade Packages include. We look forward to providing you with excellent rates and world-class service by Nordic Cruises.

Baltic cruise from Helsinki to St. Petersburg

Helsinki on the Shore of the Gulf of Finland

Cruise from Helsinki to St. Petersburg, Russia Visa Free

Happy travelers. Baltic Cruise from Helsinki to St. Petersburg

St Petersburg, the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood

The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood

Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg (Our Lady of Kazan)

Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg (Our Lady of Kazan)

St. Petersburg, the State Hermitage Museum

The State Hermitage Museum

Vasilievsky Island, St. Petersburg, Visa Free Russia

Rostral Column on Vasilievsky Island.

Explore the amazing city of St. Petersburg during 2 whole days. No obligations and restrictions. You are totally free on your own if you wish.

What is included:

Basic Package

  • Round Baltic cruise Helsinki-St.Petersburg-Helsinki by luxury cruise ferry (2 overnights)
  • Hotel 3* in the hart of Saint Petersburg (1 overnight)
  • Breakfast in your hotel
  • Shuttle bus transfer harbor – city – harbor
  • Premium customer support (24h emergency phone support for existing customers, e-mail support, on-line chat, call back)
  • Fuel and harbor fee

Sightseeing Package

  • Round Baltic cruise Helsinki-St.Petersburg-Helsinki by luxury cruise ferry (2 overnights)
  • Hotel 3* in the hart of Saint Petersburg (1 overnight)
  • Breakfast in your hotel
  • Shuttle bus transfer harbor – city – harbor
  • Premium customer support (24h emergency phone support for existing customers, e-mail support, on-line chat, call back)
  • Fuel and harbor fee
  • Guided visits and entrance fees for:
    • Panoramic city tour by private car with a personal guide (3 hrs)
    • Palace square and The State Hermitage museum with a personal guide
    • Peter and Paul Forteres with a personal guide
    • Kazan Cathedral with a personal guide

What is not included:

  • Any transportation to or from Helsinki
  • Travel insurance

Please note:

  • All times are local
  • Check your Nordic Cruises voucher for exact departure and arrival times

The tour includes 2 overnights on MS Princess Anastasia.


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Accommodation:

You can book any hotel in St. Petersburg of your choice:

Nevsky Grand Hotel 3*


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Dynasty Hotel 3*


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W 5* Boutique Hotel by Starwood Hotels


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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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