St. Petersburg, Riga and Tallinn tour Tuesday−Sunday in May–September

Fixed date tours by train, bus and ferry from/to Helsinki. Guided walking tours in the Old Towns of Riga and Tallinn. Transfers by private car. Accommodation in four star hotels.

St. Petersburg – Venice of the North St. Petersburg has been a source of inspiration to genera­tions of artists. A museum in its own right, this lovely city boasts of the world’s greatest museum collections, making it a superb destination for art-lovers.

 

Riga – Paris of the Baltics The capital of Latvia, a major industrial, commercial, cultural and financial centre of the Baltics, and an important seaport, is beautifully situated on the mouth of the River Daugava. With nearly one million inhabitants it is the largest city of the Baltic states.

 

Hanseatic Tallinn – The strategic location between East and West has forced the Estonians to survive under the regime of many foreign rulers. The domes of the Orthodox churches, the Swedish names of villages and towns, the German manor houses and the Danish castles – the many traces of various conquerors make the culture of Estonia most unique.

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TOUR PROGRAMME

TUESDAY Welcome to St. Petersburg

• Departure from Helsinki to St. Petersburg in the morning by Allegro train
• Arrival in St. Petersburg in the afternoon
• Transfer to hotel with panoramic city tour featuring the major highlights of the city
• Optional lunch at hotel

WEDNESDAY For Art-lovers


• Breakfast at hotel
• Optional tour of the Hermitage Museum featuring Old Masters, State Rooms of Winter Palace & Impressionists´Exhibition
• Optional lunch at St. Petersburg restaurant
• Optional visit to the Yusupov palace that saw the most dramatic episodes of the history of Russia, the murder of Rasputin

THURSDAY Palatial Splendour

• Breakfast at hotel
• Optional whole day excursion to Pushkin, and visit to beautiful Catherine´s Palace, lunch at local restaurant, excursion to Peterhof – the summer residence of Russian csars. Enjoy the enormous park with its beautiful fountains.
• Evening transfer from htl to railway station
• Departure for Riga by overnight train

FRIDAY Medieval Athmosphere

• Morning arrival in Riga, transfer to hotel
• Optional walking in the charming Old Town for the highlights:Riga Castle, Dome Cathedral, St.Peters church, Guild Houses, the Powder Tower and the Freedom Monument. Be ready for a long walk!
• Optional lunch in typical Latvian restaurant

SATURDAY Baltic Bus Experience

• Breakfast at hotel
• Transfer to bus station
• At noon departure by bus to Tallinn
• Arrival in Tallinn in the afternoon
• Transfer to hotel
• Optional dinner at hotel

SUNDAY A hanseatic Town by Baltic Sea

• Breakfast at hotel
• Optional walking tour in the Old Town which with its cobblestone streets, city walls and towers is a living museum of medieval architecture
• Optional lunch in traditional Estonian restaurant
• Transfer to the harbour
• Departure for Helsinki by express ferry in the evening
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Included in tour price

• Allegro train Helsinki-St. Petersburg seats in 2nd cl, St. Petersburg - Riga 1st cl, Riga -Tallinn regular bus, Tallinn-Helsinki by express ferry (seat, no cabin on board)
• Transfers station–htl vv. in St. Petersburg, Riga and Tallinn
• Services of local English speaking guide in St. Petersburg, Riga and Tallin
• 3 nights in St. Petersburg and one night in Riga and Tallinn at chosen hotel (or similar in same category), one night in train
• Registration fee and VAT at hotel
• 5 breakfasts
• City tour in St. Petersburg
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Important extras

• Obtaining of Russian visa (and the Baltics, if needed), please contact Futurist for rates
• Single supplement in night train 160€
• Optional meals 35€/person
• Optional excursions per person: Hermitage 105€ , Yusupov Palace 100€, Pushkin and Peterhof incl. lunch 265€, walking tour in Tallinn and Riga 45€ per person/tour
• Optional evening programme: ballet or opera 85–140€, folklore 50€ or circus 80€ /ticket

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