About This Trip

This independent tour by train allows you to explore the “Venice of the North” at your own pace.

Created by Peter the Great in 1703, St. Petersburg combines its fascinating Russian heritage with a distinctly European outlook. This city of canals and infinite charm with its majestic palaces, churches and cathedrals, river embankments, beautiful parks and innumerable bridges has a relatively short but outstanding history. For almost two centuries it was the capital of the Russian Empire. No longer a capital city now, it still preserves its imperial grandeur.

Dates & Prices

  • Saturday Departures Between:
    Jan 18 2020 to Dec 26 2020
  • Price from: $990 Per person based on double occupancy.
  • Single Supplement: $230

Tour Information

Tour/Price Includes

  • 2 nights accommodations, double occupancy
  • 2 breakfasts [B] at hotel
  • Allegro Train Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki, 2nd class
  • St. Petersburg city tour with English-speaking guide
  • Tour of the Hermitage Museum
  • Excursion to Catherine’s Palace at Pushkin
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Excursions and entrance fees as per itinerary


Optional evening activities in St. Petersburg are available! Choose from the following:
• Folklore Performance from $115 per person
• Circus Performance from $145 per person
• Ballet or Opera from $120 - $300 per person (pricing depends upon performance)

Options upgrades are also available!
• First Class Train Seats - Upgrade to First Class seats on the Allegro Train from $180 per person (roundtrip)

NOTE: Russian Visa is required and is NOT included in price. For more information about obtaining a Russian Visa, please contact our office.

All rates are per person. Rates and schedules subject to availability and change without notice.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Saturday Helsinki - St. Petersburg

Depart from Helsinki to St. Petersburg at 11:00am by Allegro train. Arrival in St. Petersburg in the afternoon at 2:27pm. Join a short city tour featuring the major highlights. Overnight at Ambassador Hotel a 4-star hotel located in the St. Petersburg city center near Mariinsky Theater.

Day 2: Sunday St. Petersburg

Breakfast at hotel. Morning tour of the Hermitage Museum featuring Old Masters, state rooms of the Winter Palace and Impressionists´ Exhibition. Be ready for a long walk inside! Balance of day free. Overnight at the Ambassador Hotel.

Day 3: Monday St. Petersburg - Helsinki

Breakfast at hotel. Morning excursion to Pushkin, one of the former Imperial residences and visit the beautiful Catherine’s Palace. In the afternoon, transfer to the train station for 3:30pm departure to Helsinki. Tour ends upon arrival in Helsinki at 6:57pm.