About This Trip

Explore the former capital of Russia on this 4-day tour from Helsinki

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 Friday Departures Between:
    May 17 2019 to Oct 25 2019
  • Price from: $1305 Per person based on double occupancy.
  • Single Room Supplement: $280

Tour Information

Tour/Price Includes

  • 3 nights accommodations, double occupancy
  • 3 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 Peterhof and Yusupov Palaces
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Excursions and entrance fees as per itinerary


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

Optional upgrades are available! Choose from the following:

Hotel Upgrade in St. Petersburg
Ambassador Hotel - 4 star hotel located in the St. Petersburg city center near Mariinsky Theater. From $45 per person based on double occupancy

First Class Train Seats
Upgrade to First Class seats on the Allegro Train from $190 per person (roundtrip)

Optional evening activities in St. Petersburg are available! Choose from the following:
~ Folklore Performance from $95 per person
~ Circus Performance from $120 per person
~ Ballet or Opera from $125-$315 per person (pricing depends upon performance)

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

Please read Brekke's Terms and Conditions for this tour carefully before registering.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Friday Helsinki - St. Petersburg

Depart from Helsinki to St. Petersburg at 11:00am by Allegro train. Arrival in St. Petersburg 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: Saturday 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: Sunday St. Petersburg

Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to Peterhof Summer Palace, a magnificent ensemble on the Gulf of Finland, built in the 18th century as the summer residence of Russian czars with enormous parks and beautiful fountains.

Day 4: Monday St. Petersburg - Helsinki

Breakfast at hotel. Morning excursion to Yusupov Palace, where the most dramatic episode of the history of Russia took place, the murder of Grigory Rasputin. After the tour, transfer to the train station for 3:30pm departure by Allegro train. Services end upon arrival in Helsinki.


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