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9 Days / 8 Nights

DAY - 1 (SUNDAY): ARRIVAL HELSINKI
Arrival in Helsinki, transfer to Hotel Scandic Simonkentta**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.

DAY - 2 (MONDAY): HELSINKI
Helsinki is located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. The sightseeing tour takes us around the harbours and the Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at the famous Church-in-the-Rock. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, an oasis in the midst of the city with cottages, farmsteads and manors from all around Finland.

DAY - 3 (TUESDAY): HELSINKI-ST. PETERSBURG
Today we continue eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing the border into Russia we arrive in Vyborg, where we take time for a short sightseeing tour and a photo-stop at Vyborg Castle. In the late afternoon we arrive in St. Petersburg and check-in at Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky**** or similar.

DAY - 4 (WEDNESDAY): ST. PETERSBURG
St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title "The Venice of the North". During the morning sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Zarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine's Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg's tri-centennial celebrations. In the evening enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian "champagne" and snacks.

DAY - 5 (THURSDAY): ST. PETERSBURG
The early morning is reserved for an optional guided shopping tour to fashion and souvenir boutiques on the Nevsky Prospect. Around noon we go to the Moscow Railway Station and board the Sapsan high-speed train bound for Moscow. The train ride takes us through endless Russian landscapes along the River Volga. In the late afternoon we arrive to Moscow and check in at Hotel HoliDAY - Inn Lesnaya**** or similar.

DAY - 6 (FRIDAY): ST. PETERSBURG-MOSCOW
The early morning is reserved for an optional St. Petersburg channel cruise. Around noon we go to the Moscow Railway Station and board the Sapsan high-speed train bound for Moscow. The train ride takes us through endless Russian landscapes along the River Volga. In the late afternoon we arrive to Moscow and check in at Hotel Park Inn Sadu**** or similar.

DAY - 7 (SATURDAY): MOSCOW
Moscow, The Mother of Russia, is a genuine Russian city with the Kremlin and its onion domed cathedrals. The dramatic changes over the last decade have made the city to one of the most dynamic metropolis in the world. The morning sightseeing tour includes all the highlights of the vast city: the Red Square with Kremlin, the Theatre Square with Bolshoi Theatre, Sparrow Hills with Moscow University and a visit to the famous Moscow Metro. In the afternoon is offered an optional excursion to the Kremlin grounds with a visit to one of the cathedrals. The evening offers an optional Moscow by night tour including an unforgettable river cruise with the White Flotilla.

DAY - 8 (SUNDAY): MOSCOW
The morning offers an optional excursion to Novodevichy Convent, a 16th century cluster of sparkling domes, one of the city's most beautiful groups of buildings and full of history and treasures. The adjacent Novodevichy Cemetery is Moscow's most prestigious resting place after the Kremlin. The balance of the DAY - is reserved for an optional excursion to the Tretyakov Gallery with its outstanding collection of French impressionists. The evening offers an optional visit to the Old Russian Circus.

DAY - 9 (MONDAY): MOSCOW DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport.

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  2017          
  May-September 2017          
             
  Arrival/Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ    
  Aug 27 - Sep 04 $1,730 $1,580 $2,570 $2,420  
  Sep 03 - Sep 11 $1,730 $1,580 $2,570 $2,420  
  Sep 10 - Sep 18 $1,730 $2,570    
  Sep 17 - Sep 15 $1,730 $1,580 $2,570 $2,420  
       
  Optional Tours Price PP
  3-hour excursion to the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum $60  
  4-hour excursion to Peterhof and visit to the Grand Palace $60  
  Visit to folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace $76  
  4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine’s Palace $60  
  3-hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum $53  
  Russian dinner at Restaurant Russian Kitsch $60  
  3-hour guided channel cruise $60  
  3-hour Moscow metro and Arbat tour $60  
  3-hour Moscow by night tour and river cruise $60  
  8-hour excursion to Sergiev Posad $106  
  Visit to Old Russian Circus $68  
             
  2018          
  May-September 2018          
             
  Arrival/Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ    
  May 27 - Jun 04 $1,895 $2,890    
  Jun 03 - Jun 11 $1,895 $2,890    
  Jul 15 - Jul 23 $1,745 $2,590    
  Jul 22 - Jul 30 $1,745 $2,590    
  Jul 29 - Aug 06 $1,745 $2,590    
  Aug 05 - Aug 13 $1,745 $2,590    
  Aug 12 - Aug 20 $1,745 $2,590    
  Aug 19 - Aug 27 $1,745 $2,590    
  Aug 26 - Sep 03 $1,745 $2,590    
  Sep 02 - Sep 10 $1,745 $2,590    
  Sep 09 - Sep 17 $1,745 $2,590    
  Sep 16 - Sep 24 $1,745 $2,590    
             
  Optional Tours       Price PP
  3-hour excursion to the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum $60  
  4-hour excursion to Peterhof and visit to the Grand Palace $60  
  Visit to folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace $76  
  4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine’s Palace $60  
  3-hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum       $53  
  Russian dinner atRestaurant Pryanosti & Radosti $76  
  3-hour guided channel cruise       $60  
  3-hour Moscow metro and Arbat tour       $60  
  3-hour Moscow by night tour and river cruise $60  
  8-hour excursion to Sergiev Posad       $106  
  Visit to Old Russian Circus       $68  
 
Including:
  • 8 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
  • 8 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • Entrances to Church-in-the-Rock in Helsinki, Peter-Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg and Moscow Metro
  • Service of English speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Sapsan high-speed train St. Petersburg-Moscow OW (2nd class)
  • Portage at hotels and railway stations
  • Arrival and departure transfers
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