Stockholm – The Gateway to Finland and Russia
This journey includes stunning Stockholm, historic Helsinki and striking St. Petersburg. It is a nice way to see some of the “best” while traveling in a unique and engaging manner.
Tour highlights include:
- 9 days - Stockholm – Helsinki – St. Petersburg
- 7 nights accommodation, including the Silja Line
- 7 breakfasts,
Day 1: Overnight flight from U.S. gateway city
Day 2: Stockholm Arrive in Stockholm, transfer included to hotel for an afternoon to refresh and explore! Your tour escort will meet you at the hotel during the evening.
Day 3: Stockholm After breakfast meet for a morning city tour. Some of the famous sites you see include the Royal Palace, Parliament, Royal Theatre and the Cathedral. A visit will be made to charming Gamla Stan (Old Town), where cobblestone streets are filled with numerous shops. Today’s highlight is City Hall, home to the Nobel Peace Prize. You have lunch at the hotel before an afternoon free to delve more into this fabulous city.
Day 4: Stockholm
After breakfast join a city tour through The Old Town and around Stockholm. This
will give you a good idea of what to do , where to go and what to see the next few days.
An excursion out in the harbor to Drottningholm is worthwhile.
Magnificent 18th century surroundings at Drottningholm
Nowadays the royal family lives at the baroque Drottningholm Palace.
Here you can stroll through lush parks and visit the royal residence China Palace dating from 1763, where the furnishings have been left more or less untouched ever since the 18th century. Be sure not to miss the Palace Theatre, which is unique in the world because its 18th century scene machinery is intact and still used in performances.
Opening hours for May–August are 10–4:30 p.m., September 12–3:30 p.m. daily, October–April Saturday–Sunday 12–3:30 p.m.
Phone: 08-402 62 80
Dinner is recommended, on your own and you currently hold a reservation for a NOBEL dinner at
Stadhuskjällaren (City Hall Cellar restaurant) Should you decide, Book in advance! Ask the hotel to call ahead at least 24 hours in advance for a reservation. Once booked, and should you wish to cancel, call in Stockholm (+46) 08 506 322 11 also at least 24 hours prior, or you will be billed for no-show.
Day 5: Stockholm – Helsinki Enjoy a morning free to pick up any last minutes gifts before embarking on your overnight ferry to Helsinki. (Pick up hotel – transfer to the dock for a 5 pm departure) The sailing is fantastic along the picturesque archipelago and its many islands. Dinner is on board with endless options for entertainment!
*It is recommended to bring an overnight bag on the ship and store your suitcase underneath.
Day 6: Helsinki Awake and have breakfast as you sail into Helsinki. Upon arrival take a panoramic 3-hr city tour to see the best of Helsinki including Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument and Underground Temple. Take the afternoon to further venture into this exciting city on your own. Dinner is at the hotel.
a possible optional extension to Tallinn Estonia.....an overnight is recommended!
Day 7: Helsinki – St. Petersburg Rise for an early departure at 7:42 am on the Sibelius train to St. Petersburg. After a boxed lunch on the train, take a coach to visit Peter & Paul Fortress- burial place of the Russian czars, and St. Issac’s Cathedral. Tonight’s Welcome dinner includes a special “taste” of Russian culture.
Day 8: St. Petersburg Today’s journey includes a 3-hr panoramic city tour with awe-inspiring venues, palaces and outstanding architectural beauty. Lunch will be at the renowned Hermitage museum with a tour following to the see the famous art works and State rooms of the Winter Palace. Return for dinner at the hotel.
Day 9: St. Petersburg After breakfast meet for a 9:00 am departure by hydrofoil to the homes of the Tzars and Tour of the Park including Monpaisir, Bath House and Grand Cascades. Lunch will be at the Restaurant Adamant followed by a guided cruise along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg. The evening includes a wonderful Russian Folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace. Dinner is included at the Backstage Restaurant of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Day 10: St. Petersburg – USA Savor your final breakfast before your return train to Helsinki or flight to the U.S. Or let us help you craft a pre or post tour!
Pricing is subject to availability and season!
For other programs and other parts of the world, see also
For prices and schedules