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Russian History Cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg - 2021

Moscow • 7-night river cruise with Uglich, Goritsy, Lake Onega/Kizhi Island, Mandrogi • St. Petersburg
  • VISIT MOSCOW’S RED SQUARE, A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
  • ENJOY AN INCLUDED TOUR OF THE HERMITAGE MUSEUM, A UNESCO SITE HOME TO MORE THAN 3 MILLION WORKS OF ART
  • ONE OF THE MOST TRADITIONAL SHIPS ON THE VOLGA RIVER, M/S CRUCELAKE AND ITS CABINS AND COMMON AREAS WERE RENOVATED FOR THE 2020 SAILING SEASON
  • ENJOY AN INCLUDED TOUR OF THE RIVERS AND CANALS OF ST. PETERSBURG
  • VISIT KIZHI ISLAND AND EXPLORE ITS CHURCH OF THE TRANSFIGURATION, AN ORNATE STRUCTURE BUILT ENTIRELY WITHOUT NAILS
  • MARVEL AT PETERHOF, A MAGNIFICENT UNESCO-DESIGNATED PALACE THAT EARNS THE NICKNAME “THE RUSSIAN VERSAILLES”
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$5,899
  • $453
    PER DAY
  • 13
    DAYS
  • 32
    TOURS
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Moderate Deluxe
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Helsinki, Finland

4 DAYS FROM $1,449

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Helsinki, Finland

FROM $1,449 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $362 PER DAY

Contemporary and classic, Helsinki is all at once a study in opposites. Some of Europe’s finest art nouveau buildings dazzle the eye, but contemporary art museums beckon. Once part of Sweden, then Russia, Finland’s capital now has an identity all its own and you’ll discover it on an enriching three-night extension here to immerse yourself in the islands, peninsulas, and hidden coves that have collectively earned Helsinki the title of the “White City of the North.”

Your Price Includes:
  • 3 nights accommodations at the Deluxe Hotel Haven (or similar)
  • 5 meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Panoramic city tour of Helsinki
  • Train transportation Travel in First Class comfort and style aboard the Allegro Train between St. Petersburg and Helsinki
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Service of a City Host and regional expert
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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DAY 14:

Historic Helsinki

Extend your Gulf of Finland discoveries in Helsinki. Check out of your hotel this morning for a train ride to the capital of Finland. We’ll board the Allegro train to travel in First Class and enjoy a choice of cold snacks as well as a spacious and elegant ride while being whisked off to arrive in St. Petersburg. Upon arriving at your centrally located hotel, we will check in before heading out for an orientation walk.

Included Features:

  • Travel in First Class aboard the Allegro train en route to Helsinki
  • Orientation walk of Helsinki

Included Meals:

Lunch

DAY 15:

White City of the North

This morning after breakfast in your hotel, depart for an included walking tour of the metropolis known as the “White City of the North” and see the Esplanadi, Market Square, Old Market Hall, Senate Square and more. A panoramic coach tour will include a stop at The Rock Church and Sibelius Monument. Afterwards, the rest of your day is yours to spend at leisure. Spread across various islands, peninsulas, and hidden coves, Helsinki is an unforgettable tapestry of fascinating architecture, historical treasures, and quirky charm. Perhaps you’ll explore the neoclassical buildings of ornate Senate Square — Finland’s Times Square — or the glittering domes of Uspenski Cathedral. Find a delicious lunch and dinner at local restaurants and cafés. Stroll through Esplanadi Park, flanked by a wide variety of shops, explore the range of Finnish art displayed at the National Gallery, or head for the city's open-air folk museum. Cultural Connection: You can also enhance your tour with an optional tour to visit with a local family in their home.

Included Feature:

  • Walking & Panoramic Sightseeing of Helsinki

Included Meals:

Breakfast
Optional Tour: Helsinki Private Home Visit

Helsinki Private Home Visit

  • Approximate Cost: $99 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 3 hours
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • When: Afternoon tour
Immerse yourself in local life by enjoying the warm hospitality of a local family in Helsinki. During our exclusive home visit, taste traditionally prepared home-baked cake as well as coffee and tea. Enjoy intriguing conversation and banter as you meet and greet your hosts and take the opportunity to inquire about local life and culture. Transportation to and from the home will be included with this Optional Tour and provided via taxi.

DAY 16:

Explore independently

Today you have free time to explore Helsinki independently; perhaps you’ll check out nearby Porvoo, a charming medieval town with cobblestone streets that weave between historic wooden buildings. You can also enhance your trip with our optional tour to Suomenlinna, one of the world’s largest historic maritime fortresses. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has a fascinating history dating back to the mid-1700s and is spread out on six islands linked by walking trails. Later, gather with your fellow travelers to toast to your trip and enjoy a Farewell Drink and Farewell Dinner.

Included Feature:

  • Farewell drink and dinner at hotel 

Included Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner
Optional Tour: Suomenlinna Sea Fortress

Suomenlinna Sea Fortress

  • Approximate Cost: $119 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 8 hours
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • When: Full-day tour
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Suomenlinna and its intriguing origins back to the mid-18th century. Today this sea fortress is spread out over six islands linked by walking trails, and features a brewery and waterside restaurants. But you’ll step back in time at the Suomenlinna Museum, which recounts military and maritime history that includes rule under the Swedish era, Russian rule, and independent Finland. The submarine Vesikko lets visitors explore a restored 1930s vessel.

DAY 17:

Return home

Today you’ll enjoy breakfast before departing for the airport to fly home.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

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