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Best of Stockholm, Helsinki & St. Petersburg

Tour rating: 4.96 / 5, Based on 166 Reviews
Small group tour to Sweden, Finland, Russia

Together with a small group of no more than 14, enjoy the top attractions of Sweden's and Finland's most visited towns and have an exciting ferry ride to the Northern Capital of Russia, allowing you to stay there visa-free and explore the highlights! Guided tours with local pros, varied intercity connections, and stays at fine properties are included in the package.

Best of Stockholm, Helsinki & St. Petersburg

9 days3 cities
SwedenFinlandRussia3 countries
Small group tour to Sweden, Finland, Russia
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$2,398
Tour rating: 4.96 / 5, Based on 166 Reviews

Together with a small group of no more than 14, enjoy the top attractions of Sweden's and Finland's most visited towns and have an exciting ferry ride to the Northern Capital of Russia, allowing you to stay there visa-free and explore the highlights! Guided tours with local pros, varied intercity connections, and stays at fine properties are included in the package.

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Stockholm

first destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a hotel and 1 night onboard a ferry
Day 1
Arrival in Stockholm
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the fabulous capital of Sweden - Stockholm! Your private driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Stockholm City Tour with Vasa Museum
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

After breakfast, you meet your guide and private driver and enjoy a 4-hour city tour around the most interesting attractions of Stockholm with a private guide and transportation.

During the tour you see the City Hall, explore the brilliant Old Town of Stockholm, that is one of the biggest and most well-preserved medieval Old Towns in Europe. Together you continue the tour to see the famous Royal Palace and the Stockholm Cathedral.

Then you continue to the island of Djurgården to explore a world-famous museum - the Vasa Museum. It displays the only almost fully intact 17th-century ship that sank on its maiden voyage. It is rated as the most visited museum in the entire Scandinavia. 

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free. You can join our carefully planned optional tour.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Ferry Trip to Helsinki
Transfer
Transfer
Boat ride
Boat ride

After breakfast, you check out from your Stockholm hotel and spend the rest of the morning at your leisure. In the afternoon your driver transfers you to the port for a ferry trip to Helsinki. You spend this night on board the ferry.

Breakfast and dinner on the ferry included.

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Downtown Camper by Scandic, Stockholm
4

The beautiful Downtown Camper offers to enjoy the on-site gym, sauna, restaurant, and the rooftop bar. Guests are welcome to borrow bikes, bikes, skateboards, and kayaks on the hotel's reception.

Welcome to Stockholm

Stockholm is a truly vibrant city with style in its genes. It is the best place to experience the beauty, simplicity and functionality of Scandinavian design. Experience the cosmopolitan capital with 700 year old secrets.

ferry
Stockholm
Helsinki
18 hrs

You can’t find a more exciting way to get to Helsinki than spending the night on a ferry, sailing through the Baltic Sea. On board, you can enjoy delicious food and numerous recreation activities, including shopping and relaxing in the spa.

Helsinki

second destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a hotel and 1 night onboard a ferry
Day 4
Exploring Helsinki Old Town & Visiting the Rock Church
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, you arrive in the port of Helsinki where you meet your guide and driver who take you on a wonderful panoramic city tour around the most fantastic attractions of Helsinki. During the tour, you walk through the vivid Central Harbor and Market Square, explore the charming Old Town and visit the famous Rock Church and the Helsinki Cathedral.

After the tour, you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for check-in and have the rest of the day free. You can join our carefully designed optional tour.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Ferry from Helsinki to St. Petersburg
Transfer
Transfer
Boat ride
Boat ride

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and have some free time to explore Helsinki attractions on your own. In the afternoon you are transferred to the port where you board a ferry that takes you to St. Petersburg - the legendary cultural capital of Russia known as "Venice of the North" for its numerous rivers and canals. You spend this night on board the ferry.

Breakfast is included.

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Klaus K Hotel, Helsinki
4

Set right in the center of Helsinki, the Klaus K Hotel boasts fantastic facilities and incredible service. All guestrooms are equipped with LCD TVs, free Wi-Fi, and luxury beds. Guests are invited to have breakfast at the Lounge or to dine in the Restaurant Toscanini.

Welcome to Helsinki

Helsinki is often referred to as a city of contrasts: Eastern and Western influences, dramatically varied daylight conditions and silence in the middle of an urban jam.

ferry
Helsinki
Saint Petersburg
13 h

Make your way from the capital of Finland to the Venice of the North - Saint Petersburg, in the most memorable way  - taking a ferry. The overnight cruise will be a real treat, board the ferry in the evening, enjoy dinner with sea views and arrive in Saint Petersburg early in the morning.

Saint Petersburg

third destination
4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a hotel and 1 night onboard a ferry
Day 5
St. Petersburg City Tour
City tour
City tour

In the morning you arrive in the port of St. Petersburg. Your private guide and driver meet you at the port after customs and take you on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most outstanding attractions of St. Petersburg.

During the tour you visit the gorgeous St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood which stands on the site where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded, and the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family.

After the tour you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for check-in and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
Visit to the Hermitage Museum & Trip to Peterhof
Museum
Museum
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum. They say that if you were to spend three minutes by each of the exhibits in the Hermitage Museum, it would have taken you three years to see the entire exhibition. But don't worry, you have an experienced guide, who will show you the best rooms and halls of the exhibit within several hours.

  • Note: The tour of the Hermitage includes the Main Museum Complex. The General Staff Building (that houses the Impressionist and Postimpressionist paintings as well as contemporary art) is not included.

In the second part of the day, you travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the palaces (from the outside) and gardens of the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture - Peterhof.

During the tour, you visit the famous Bath Cottage, which offers a fascinating insight into everyday life of Russian court, and take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes.

After the tour, you are transferred back to your hotel.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Trip to Pushkin & Ferry Ride to Helsinki
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast, you check out from the St. Petersburg hotel and meet your guide and driver who take you to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo) to explore the brilliant Catherine's Palace that is a striking example of baroque architecture gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I.

During the tour, you take a walk through the lavish parks and gardens of this outstanding palace and enjoy its gorgeous interiors, including the replica of the world-renowned Amber Room.

After the tour, your driver transfers you to the port where you board a ferry that takes you back to Helsinki. You spend this night on board the ferry.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Departure from Helsinki
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your amazing Scandinavian-Russian adventure! Upon your arrival in Helsinki, your driver meets you at the port and takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

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Marriott Courtyard Vasilievsky, St. Petersburg
4

Set in the very heart of St. Petersburg, across the bridge from the beautiful Palace Square, the Marriott Courtyard offers lavish comfort and excellent service. Overlooking the Neva River, the guestrooms are spacious, air-conditioned, and very well fitted, coming with a satellite TV, and a private bathroom.

Welcome to Saint Petersburg

St. Petersburg is the gem of Russia truly worth exploring while in the country. Founded by Tsar Peter the Great back in 1703, it is now called the City of Tsars because of its magnificent architecture and eventful history.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Stockholm, Helsinki and St. Petersburg;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to the Vasa Museum in Stockholm;
  • Regular class ferry tickets Stockholm - Helsinki, Helsinki - St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg - Helsinki;
  • Entrance tickets to the Rock Church in Helsinki, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum, Pushkin Park and Catherine's Palace in St.Petersburg;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: Russian visas are not required as there a 72-hour visa-free regime for the St. Peter Line ferry passengers.

Note: We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Intimate group size of up to only 14 travelers
  • Professional local guides
  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • Exploring beautiful Stockholm
  • Visiting Rock Church in Helsinki
  • Visiting the Hermitage in St. Petersburg
  • Trip to Peterhof & Catherine's Palace

What To Know

  • Scandinavian climate (and that of St. Petersburg as well) is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers.
  • Bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must.
  • Most of the tours you’re going to have are walking, so make sure to bring convenient walking shoes.
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