Baltic Cruise: Helsinki – Visa Free St. Petersburg – Tallinn

Travel to St. Petersburg without Visa

Cruise from Helsinki to Visa Free St. Petersburg and Tallinn | 3 Days

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Subject to season and number of people in the booking.

Meeting point


Port (Country)

Helsinki (Finland), St. Petersburg (Russia Visa Free), Tallinn (Estonia)

Sailing date

March – December 2018

If you are considering a tour to Russia from the USA, our three-day trip from Helsinki to St Petersburg to Tallinn is a perfect way to see the sites of these beautiful cities.

Day 1: Visit Helsinki by Baltic Cruise

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

The tour begins in the beautiful vibrant seaside city of Helsinki, the capital city of Finland. Around 330 islands make up the archipelago of Helsinki, many of which can be reached by ferry. The city itself is just 30 minutes from the airport.

It takes just 40 minutes to walk from one side of the city to the other and there is plenty to see and do. Those that like to sample art will enjoy one of the city’s several art museums, and if you want to discover more about Finland, visit the National Museum of Finland.

As well as Helsinki and Uspenski Cathedral, popular sights in Helsinki include Old Market Hall, Market Square, City Hall, Sibelius Monument, Finlandia Hall, and Sky Wheel. The main shopping streets are at Esplanadi, Aleksanterinkatu and Mannerheimintie. Visit the Helsinki Design District if you want a unique piece of art or an antique souvenir to take home.

In the evening, you will board the ferry to St Petersburg. Sailing overnight, your cruise arrives in St Petersburg the following morning.

Day 2: Visa Free St. Petersburg  Baltic Cruise

  • Arrive in Visa Free St. Petersburg 
  • Guided sightseeing tour with driver
  • Lunch
  • Departure from St. Petersburg
  • Overnight onboard the ferry (St. Petersburg – Tallinn)

The second day of your tour to Russia from the USA starts with an optional breakfast on the St. Petersburg ferry. When you disembark, you will be met by a guide and taken on a panoramic tour of the city.

You’ll visit The Hermitage (The Winter Palace), St Petersburg’s greatest museum. The Hermitage is widely regarded as one of the greatest treasuries of art and antiquities in the world. After lunch at a restaurant, your tour will include the Peter and Paul Fortress, the burial place of most of the Romanov Emperors and Empresses and home to various museums and collections, and Kazan Cathedral. This cathedral is named after the miracle-making icon of Our Lady of Kazan. It was built between 1801 and 1811 to an enormous scale. This impressive structure boasts a huge stone colonnade encircling a garden with a central fountain.

In the evening, you will transfer to the harbor, the Port of St Petersburg, for your cruise to Tallinn, Estonia’s capital on the Baltic Sea.

Day 3: Visit Tallinn by Baltic Cruise

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

Day three is the last day of this tour to Russia from the USA. You will be offered an optional breakfast on the ferry at Tallinn. Travelers will then be met by a tour guide who will conduct them on a walking tour of Old Tallinn.

Tallinn Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site since it is one of the best preserved medieval, Hanseatic town centers in the world. The Hanseatic League was a 13th century, medieval merchant league of towns in Northern Germany and neighboring countries. In Tallinn then, you will find cobblestone streets, merchant houses and medieval churches. The tour will take in the main attractions of Old Tallinn, including the Gothic Town Hall and Raekoja Plats (Town Hall Square).

To find out more about similar tours to Russia from USA, click here.

Baltic Cruise from Helsinki

Helsinki, the Capital of Finland

Helsinki Cathedral, Finland

Helsinki Cathedral

Visa Free St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Rostral Columns

St. Petersburg, Rostral Columns

The Winter Palace, St. Petersburg

The Winter Palace, St. Petersburg

Baltic Cruise in Tallinn

Happy Travelers in Tallinn

Baltic Cruise

What is included:

  • Round Baltic cruise Helsinki-St.Petersburg-Tallinn (2 overnights)
  • Private English speaking guide and driver in St. Petersburg
  • Panoramic tour of Saint Petersburg
  • Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Hermitage State Museum
  • Kazan Cathedral
  • Lunch in the famous restaurant
  • Transfer from harbor to city and back to harbor in St. Petersburg
  • Panoramic walking tour of Old Town Tallinn
  • 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 voucher for exact departure and arrival times
  • All guests must be on board at least 1/2 hour before sailing

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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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