Helsinki and Treasures of Russia


Explore up to 8 different towns, villages and cities

Members from: $7,895 P.PNon-members from: $7,995 P.P

  • Type

    Escorted Touring

  • Destination

    Worldwide

  • Booking Code

    EUTCSMH15

  • Departs

    10 September 2019


Includes


  • 3 nights in spectacular Helsinki

  • 11 nights exploring Russia’s waterways on a premium river ship, the ms Rossia

  • Services of a Cruise Director, Tour Director and local guides

  • Daily bottled water, tea and coffee, as well as soft drink, beer and wine during dinner on your cruise

  • Explore up to 8 different towns, villages and cities with an expert local guide

  • Transfers, port charges and tipping

  • Cruising in Russia in 2019 Glide by Russia’s picturesque scenery as you cruise the Volga, Svir and Neva rivers on a journey aboard the MS Rossia

  • Experience St Petersburg Explore the grand palaces and an array of art and architecture that will leave you in awe of Russia's golden age

  • Helsinki City Stay Spend three nights in Finland's enchanting capital, set to a backdrop of Art Nouveau buildings.


Itinerary


  1. Day 1

    Arrive Helsinki

    Soar into Helsinki today, Finland’s vibrant capital. Situated on a picturesque archipelago, the coastal city of Helsinki offers an enchanting combination of natural, cultural and historical attractions. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel for a three night stay

  2. Day 2

    Helsinki

    Join your local guide for a tour of Helsinki, where the heart of the city is its spectacular harbour. Then, should you choose, enjoy the rest of the day on board your private Hop-On Hop-Off coach, exploring the city at leisure. This evening, dine on delicious Finnish specialties at a local restaurant.

  3. Day 3

    Helsinki

    Today, enjoy a full day at leisure to further immerse yourself in this unique seaside city. Perhaps visit Uspenski Cathedral, the historical Tori Quarters, or Market Square.

  4. Day 4

    Helsinki, Embark Ship, St Petersburg

    Transfer to the railway station for your journey to Russia aboard the high-speed Allegro train bound for St Petersburg. Gracefully traverse the Finnish countryside before entering Russia. For your convenience, all visa and customs controls are carried out during the journey. Arrive in opulent St Petersburg and transfer to your river ship. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine at a special Welcome Reception on board.

  5. Day 5

    St Petersburg, City Tour

    This morning enjoy a tour of spectacular St Petersburg. Visit Peter and Paul Fortress, and the St Nicholas Cathedral of the Epiphany. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore this colourful city on your own terms.

  6. Day 6

    St Petersburg, Hermitage Museum

    Founded by Tsar Peter the Great, St Petersburg boasts a network of canals and Baroque buildings which give the city a distinctive European flavour. Be prepared to be dazzled today as you visit the State Hermitage to explore one of the oldest and most impressive museums in the world. Enjoy the freedom to have lunch where you please today.

  7. Day 7

    St Petersburg, Peterhof Park

    Explore Peterhof Park and Palace before an afternoon at leisure in St Petersburg. This evening, enjoy a special Captian’s Welcome Reception as you set sail.

  8. Day 8

    Mandrogi

    INSIDER EXPERIENCE
    You’ll be treated to a Russian lesson on board, where you’ll learn the essentials of this beautiful language.

    Today, set off from St Petersburg and cruise down the Neva River. Arrive in Mandrogi, a tiny island town that is more a living museum than a live-in village. During a guided tour through the quirky collection of old wooden houses you’ll be given an enthralling insight into traditional Russian villages from the past. At the famous Vodka Museum, you’ll learn all about the nation’s signature tipple.


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