Explore three capitals of the Baltic Sea region, St.Petersburg, Helsinki and Tallinn. In St. Petersburg, drive with your guide along world famous "Nevsky Prospect" lined with marble palaces of Russian royalty and aristocracy. Explore the Hermitage Museum, St. Peter and St. Paul's Fortress. Visit park and palace at Peterhof which are often referred to as "The Russian Versailles". Continue by train to Helsinki, the most important city in Finland where Eastern and Western influences from the past 450 years can be seen everywhere in the city's architecture, culinary culture, events, offerings and friendly people. Take a ferry to Tallinn and visit its Old Town with medieval city walls, colorful gabled houses and magnificent churches. Your private guides will personally lead you through the sights of the cities, providing interpretation and insights at your own pace.
Enjoy a private airport transfer with vehicle, driver and assistance.
We will provide you with a letter of Invitation for your Russian Visa. Once payment has been received, the letter along with other important documents will be sent to you.
A welcome package with a small wooden doll, nice book on Russia, vouchers, a city map, train tickets (if relevant) and any other touristic information that you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Pushka Inn (3*) is ideally located in historical part of St. Petersburg, a one minute walk from the Hermitage and the Palace Square. Hotel rooms boast refined decor, comfort and the latest technologies;a union of luxurious architecture and modern equipment. Most of the hotel rooms have magnificent views to the Moyka river embankment. The hotel's restaurant serves European & Russian cuisine and the English speaking staff serves a buffet breakfast with fresh homemade pastries, every morning. Enjoy your morning coffee and set out on a walking tour of the city.
Take a panoramic tour and get acquainted with the main architectural and historical monuments of St Petersburg, ride along its main streets and prospects, and enjoy its splendid parks and gardens. Drive along world famous "Nevsky Prospect" lined with marble palaces of Russian royalty and aristocracy, with most fashionable boutiques. View Monastery of Alexander Nevsky with its magnificent Trinity Cathedral and its cemetery where Dostoevsky, Tchaikovsky and other world celebrities were buried. Visit St. Peter and St. Paul's fortress, view St. Isaac Cathedral with «The Bronze Horseman». Drive by Summer Garden with the oldest royal stone palace and breathtaking collection of Italian statues and sculpture set in a natural surrounding. Stop in the Field of Mars with the eternal flame lit in the centre of the monument to victims of revolutions and wars, at the Resurrection Cathedral on the Spilt Blood at its background, one of the most unusual monuments of Russian Orthodox. Drive through the Square of Arts which is a perfect classical ensemble of the city, enjoy an overwhelming beauty of the third largest square in the world, the Palace Square with the Alexander Column, the Triumphal Arch of the general Staff building, and the Winter Palace complex. Continue to visit St. Isaac's Cathedral, It is the forth largest domed cathedral in the world, one of the best samples of the world monumental sculpture and one of the symbols of St. Petersburg. The Cathedral is 102 meters high and can hold up to 12,000 people. It took 40 years to construct this fascinating temple. The dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral now dominates the city skyline. The tour start at the hotel and end in the city. Return included. Entrance fee included.
Enjoy a privately guided 2.5 hour tour of the Hermitage and admire the gems of the collection - with the first hour of your tour being before regular opening hours. During the tour you will see the State Rooms of the Winter Palace, a part of the collection of paintings of Old Masters and other exciting exhibits and works of art. Take in the splendour of the Gala stair-way, Peter's Memorial Hall, the Armorial Hall, the Gallery of 1812 with its numerous portraits, the Pavilion Hall and its various amusements and other gala rooms.
The Treasure Gallery, one of the most interesting collections of the museum, got its name in the 18th century during the reign of Catherine the Great. It consists of two sections. The first, called the Gold Room has works from Eurasia, the Black Sea Littoral in antiquity, and the Orient. It consists of around 1,500 works made from gold and dating from the 7th century B.C. to the 19th century A.D.
The main idea of the second section, which is called the Diamond Room, is to show the development of the jeweler's craft over the course of mankind's many centuries of history from the third millennium B.C. to the start of the 20th century. Entrance fee to Hermitage Museum is included in the tour price.
Enjoy an excursion out of the city today (approx. 50 mins drive from the city centre) to one of the most beautiful summer residences of the Royal family, Peterhof. A fun way to get there is by hydrofoil which leaves from the Hermitage (which you will be dropped to by private vehicle). The world-famous palace, fountain and park is an outstanding landmark of Russian artistic culture of the 18th-19th centuries. It was founded at the very beginning of the 18th century by Emperor Peter the Great.
Visit the Great Palace, which is the structural center of the Upper Gardens and the Lower Park, the high terrace, adorned with gold statues, the crystal jets of the Great Cascade and the terrace fountains. Learn from your private guide about the fate of the palace and the parks during the World War II, see the pictures representing the palace and in process of restoration works. Enjoy the spacious and airy rooms of the palace, adorned with rich moldings, splendid parquet flooring, exquisite carving, painted ceilings and canvases by great masters.
Walk around the various individually sized fountains in the lower Park, and admire the beautiful gardens, before being met by your driver for the return private transfer back to your hotel.
Enjoy private train station transfer with private vehicle and driver (local language speaking) in St Petersburg.
Enjoy a train transfer from St. Petersburg to Helsinki.
Meet your driver for a private train station transfer.
Hotel Helka (3*) is located in the heart of the beautiful Helsinki with many of attractions within easy reach. There are 150 rooms in this 6-story hotel, all equipped with the most up-to-date amenities. Each room includes non smoking rooms, air conditioning, inhouse movies, hair dryer, television. The Hotel Helka also has a beautifully design lobby bar and a restaurant, serving everything from refreshments and light snacks to à la carte Finnish cuisine. Guests seeking exercise or leisure will be pleased to find sauna at the hotel.
Explore Helsinki with English speaking Guide. Discover the historical city center and view Sibelius Monument, the Senate Square, the Olympic Stadium, and the famous Finlandia Hall by Alvar Alto in the diplomatic district, as well as the open air market among other sights. Entrance fees and transfer from/to hotel are not included in the tour cost.
Port transfer with your private vehicle and driver.
Take the speed ferry from Helsinki's port to Tallinn (2hrs).
Transfer from ferry landing point to your hotel with private vehicle and driver.
Your private guided tour starts at St. Charles’ Cathedral and the National Library in the city center and goes on to Pirita where the Olympic Yachting Regatta was hosted in 1980. Here you can take a look at the Olympic Center from the other side of the Pirita River. Continue to visit the ruins of St.Bridget’s Convent. On the way back to the city, a stop is made at the Song Festival Grounds, the venue of the 120-year-old Estonian song festival tradition. Afterwards, drive by the residential area of Lasnamäe and pass Kadriorg Park and Palace. Start your short walk at the Toompea Hill. Tallinn was founded on Toompea in the 11th century, visit the Parliament building and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral with its onion domes, built in 1900. Visit the Dome Cathedral, built 13th-14th centuries, with its interesting collection of coats-of-arms, tombstones. The tour then takes you to two viewing platforms that offer breathtaking panoramic views of Tallinn. Long Leg or Short Leg (Streets) then take you to the Lower Old Town. In the Lower Town, the tour passes St. Nicholas Church, and ends in the Town Hall Square where you can see the Town Hall Pharmacy, and the Town Hall, a Gothic masterpiece. Entrance fees are not included in the tour cost.
PK Ilmarine Hotel (3*) is a charming and historically unique hotel conveniently located just near Tallinn´s Old Town and only few minutes' walk from the ferry terminal, city business centre, theatres and exclusive shopping areas. The building was renovated and re-opened as a hotel in 1999 and named Ilmarine (after the original factory during Estonian times). The hotel´s exterior and interior recall its industrial past while providing discreet accommodation, sumptuous comfort and modern amenities to satisfy the needs of the most demanding customer. PK Ilmarine has 152 spacious, contemporary rooms, equipped with modern amenities. Il Marine Restaurant serves a wide range of Mediterranean cuisine. Guests who wish to be pampered by their highly professional and qualified beauticians, Domina Inn Ilmarine Beauty salon offers a wide range of treatments.
Located in the picturesque 84 - hectare forest park, the museum gathers a fine collection of 17th - 19th century rural architecture from all over the Estonia. Farmhouses, country pubs, windmills, and chapels will be on display and furnished according to period styles. Entrance fee included.
Airport transfer with private vehicle and driver.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Estonia for the most up to date visa information.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Finland for the most up to date visa information.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Russia for the most up to date visa information.
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