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

  • Select Saturday Departures Between:
    Jan 12 2019 to Dec 8 2019
  • Price from: $995 Per person based on double occupancy.
  • Single Supplement: $190

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:
• Ballet or Opera from $125 - $315 per person (pricing depends upon performance)
• Folklore Performance from $95 per person
• Circus Performance from $120 per person

Options upgrades are also available!
• Hotel Upgrade in St. Petersburg at the Ambassador Hotel – 4 star hotel located in the St. Petersburg city center near Mariinsky Theater. From $175 per person based on double occupancy.
• First Class Train Seats - Upgrade to First Class seats on the Allegro Train from $190 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 Dostoevsky Hotel, located only 5 minutes walking distance from Nevsky Prospekt in the historical centre of St. Petersburg, in a trade and hotel complex called Vladimirsky Passage, which also accommodates several restaurants, bars, cafes and shops.

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 Dostoevsky 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.


Post-Tour Extensions

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Helsinki - Stockholm - Oslo Extension

    Visit the Finnish capital of Helsinki and the Swedish capital of Stockholm before traveling to the Norwegian capital of Oslo on this exciting 5-day independent extension package!

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Helsinki - Stockholm Extension

    Begin your visit to Scandinavia in the Finnish capital of Helsinki! Travel to Stockholm on a relaxing overnight cruise and enjoy the views from your outside cabin as you sail into Stockholm the next morning.